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Elise Hilton
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Secrets to being the parent of a special needs child
What is blogging if not ripping off good work from other blogs? One of my favorite sites it The Mighty; they focus on the lives of people with special needs and those who love them. This list is from 35 Secrets of Being a Special Needs Parent : “You have no...
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The St. Francis of Birdies and Kittens, or the Real Thing?
Pooor St. Francis. He's either relegated to the barnyard, or dancing around in a field, praising the sun. But that's not who he really was. He was a man madly in love with Christ, and wanted others to know that love. I wanted to draw your attention to two n...
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Shameless self-promotion: The Evils of Human Trafficking

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A Citizen of the Nation of Chaos
No, Chaos is not one of the cities in a dystopian youth novel. It is a very real place. There are a lot of people who live in the nation of Chaos. For some, their citizenship is earned because of a loved one's addiction. They never know if they are going to...
No, Chaos is not one of the cities in a dystopian youth novel. It is a very real place. There are a lot of people who live in the nation of Chaos. For some, their citizenship is earned because of a loved one's addiction. They...
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Eternal Rest, O Lord
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids police have identified a body found in the Grand River Tuesday evening. The body of Terry Douglas Bailey was found around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near the river's east bank under the Fulton Street bridge. Bailey,
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Monday Morning Musings
Bangkok, Thailand 1. Highlight of the weekend? (Besides the fact that Michigan is finally warm....) Our pastor's homily . So much great stuff to ponder for the whole week. Isn't that what a homily is supposed to be? 2. I'm thinking weddings. Got a bunch of ...
Bangkok, Thailand 1. Highlight of the weekend? (Besides the fact that Michigan is finally warm....) Our pastor's homily. So much great stuff to ponder for the whole week. Isn't that what a homily is supposed to be? 2. I'm thi...
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Monday Morning Musings
1. This was a rough weekend. My elderly mother, who is a fiercely independent and strong-willed woman, now has a body that is weak. She can't be on her own any more. Oldest Sister and I spent the weekend with her, and her rather rapid decline was startling ...
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Tuesday Afternoon Musings, Because: Lazy
Why is this baby smiling? She didn't have to clean the grout! 1. Really, sheer laziness. 2. We are getting some long-overdue work done on our house. Hurray! I decided to get a head start by recoloring some grout. I thought it would be a simple, one-day proj...
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Monday Morning Musings
1. Given the Gospel this weekend , I was sort of hoping our pastor would whip out a rattlesnake and give us some Appalachian Gospel. He stuck to the homily routine though. 2. I am struggling with hope. I am trying to discern the differences and ties between...
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Mother's Day Monday Musings
1. One of my dearest friends spent her Mother's Day making funeral arrangements for her daughter. Her daughter had battled many health issues since birth, but had made great strides in the past few years: living on her own, getting her degree, landing a job...
1. One of my dearest friends spent her Mother's Day making funeral arrangements for her daughter. Her daughter had battled many health issues since birth, but had made great strides in the past few years: living on her own, g...
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News Flash: Catholic Church Hates Women!
At least, that's what New York Times writer Frank Bruni says . Oh, he loves Pope Francis, and was overjoyed to hear the pope call for "equal pay for equal work" (which, in the US, is mandated by federal law), but it really doesn't count if women don't get t...
At least, that's what New York Times writer Frank Bruni says. Oh, he loves Pope Francis, and was overjoyed to hear the pope call for "equal pay for equal work" (which, in the US, is mandated by federal law), but it really doe...
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Man Down
I left work yesterday, taking my usual route from the office to the expressway. As I turned a corner, I saw a man lying in the street, with another man standing over him. The one in the street did not appear hurt. I think he was either drunk, tired or both ...
I left work yesterday, taking my usual route from the office to the expressway. As I turned a corner, I saw a man lying in the street, with another man standing over him. The one in the street did not appear hurt. I think he ...
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Communications Specialist, mom, blogger
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social media, public speaking, writing, teaching, logistics
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  • Acton Institute
    Marketing Coordinator, 2011 - present
  • Muskegon Catholic High School
    Religion Teacher
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
    Pastoral Associate
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Sparta MI
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USA - Coleman MI - Gladwin MI
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Communications Specialist at Acton Institute, Catholic blogger
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I love my jobs: my one outside the home and my one inside the home! I'm a happily married mom of 5, and author of the blog "Kissing the Leper".
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  • Alma College
    world religions, 1983 - 1987
  • Western Michigan University
    world religions, 1992 - 1994
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Elise Graveline Hilton
Dr. Ruhlig and his staff are suberb! He has taken care of our family for 15+ years. They are great with kids, his rates are very reasonable, and it is easy to get in for emergencies.
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This man frightened my daughter. He spent more time explaining his record-keeping system than attending to her. I would not recommend their services to anyone.
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I have been here twice, both times for pedicures. I will not go back. The first time was okay. The second time I went, the man doing the pedicure seemed liked he could hardly be bothered. He was distracted the entire time, rarely spoke to me but engaged in conversation with many others in the shop. At one point, he tore off a part of my toenail. When I yelped, "That hurt!" he replied, "No, it didn't." Really?? Bad service, incompetent staff and unfriendly atmosphere. Nothing here to like.
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