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Karolina Maria
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Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly With My God
Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly With My God

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About the Moment of Death
Death is not scary.  The actual moment of death really is no different from falling asleep, even though that's not what we're supposed to tell kids about death, as it may confuse them about the permanency of death.  And yet... for believers, death really is...

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happy homecomin anniversary, Fernando


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Affirmative Ten Commandments
I don't know about you, but I always find it easier to apply affirmative directives instead of negative ones.  For one thing, when we hear "don't do X", we still hear the forbidden "X", and subconsciously we nonetheless focus on that which we are supposed t...

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Theme for New Year 2017: Self-Improvement
I used to make a laundry list of New Year's resolutions.  After keeping and reviewing my sheets of paper, I realized that all I was doing was listing what I wish I were accomplishing, and just rolling it over from year to year whenever it didn't happen the ...

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Holiness, Not Perfection
I have been spending my time on my parenting blog lately (over a year and a half, apparently!), because I felt I had said all there was to say for now about my spiritual journey, because I was much more vested in my parenting, and because I had considered m...

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How Parenting Has Affected My Faith
I am happy to be returning to this blog with the annoncement that I am, once again, "fully Catholic". That's not to say that there's really such a thing as a "partial Catholic", just that I FEEL Catholic, and that I am actively living a Catholic life, howev...

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Are We Related?
I have been doing a little geneology with the help of DNA tests with the ultimate goal of finding Maya's genetic siblings and donors.  In the process, I tested myself, my dad, and Alex, just to get my feet wet before we figured out how to collect Maya's sal...

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Religion, Emotion, Community
This may be obvious to some, but I've been thinking how being religious is essentially being emotionally-driven.  At least that's what it means to me.  When I think about the time of my life when I was most religious, I was on an ongoing emotional ride.  I ...

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Birth Options Ambivalence
Feeling majorly blah.  About this pregnancy and the inevitable birth options.  About my plateaued spiritual life.  About life in general, really.  But here I want to focus on the birth options aspect. My daughter was born at home.  It was a planned homebirt...

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How to Grow Up
For years I have reflected on not feeling like an adult, mulling over theories as to why that was. Sheltered upbringing, shy disposition, internalized negative views about myself.  Now that I am in my late (argh!) 30s, I know what I need to do to shake this...
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