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Smile Like a Saint!

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was known for his enthusiasm for fun and adventure, along with his commitment to the poor. He reminds us that being a Christian is not dull or superficial.

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Like a Child

Children so often simply want to spend time with their parent or guardian, following them as they go about their day. They don’t need another child-centered activity, or to be constantly entertained and distracted–they want to feel connection.

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Open Our Hands

“I am so afraid to open my clenched fists!” wrote Henri Nouwen. Without the assistance of grace, there is not much over which we willingly surrender control.

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Dragons Do Exist

G.K. Chesterton once wrote: “Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.”

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It Takes a Village

What is one small way we can contribute to the building up of our community this week? Is there a weary mom we could offer to babysit an hour for?

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