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How to continue the Easter celebration at home

How to continue the Easter celebration at home

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

May is usually a month crammed with celebrations on our calendars. We rush between graduations, first Communions, confirmations, showers for summer weddings or babies, Mother’s Day brunches and Memorial Day barbecues.

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He’s got the whole world in his hands

He’s got the whole world in his hands

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

My son slides onto the piano bench and starts to play. Decades ago, I sat at the same piano and plunked out the same tune. The swinging rhythm rushes back to me now, familiar as a campfire song.

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Talking about God and grief with children

Talking about God and grief with children

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

February is a tough month for our family, bringing the anniversaries of our twins’ deaths. Each year I find myself answering hard questions from our sons about their sisters. Why did they die? Where are they now? Will I get to see them again?

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The wisdom of ‘I don’t know’

The wisdom of ‘I don’t know’

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

I once read an interview with a pastor who said that the most important thing a parent can say to a child is often, “I don’t know.”

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When it comes to giving, less is more

When it comes to giving, less is more

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every year my sister and I make the same promise to each other. “One year, we’re not going to do presents at all,” we declare over the phone. “And it will be the best Christmas ever.”

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Move to meet people with love — even around the family table

Move to meet people with love — even around the family table

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Religion and politics. The two subjects you’re supposed to avoid in polite conversation.

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The ministry of making room

The ministry of making room

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our family learned this summer that we are expecting a baby in March — due on the feast of the Annunciation. A delightful date to think of welcoming another child.

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Honoring the Real Presence

Honoring the Real Presence

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

“You are so precious,” she whispered to the baby in my arms.

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Sharpen your pencils for the school of love

Sharpen your pencils for the school of love

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Did you know the family is a school of love?

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Attention in an age of distraction

Attention in an age of distraction

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Behold” is my favorite word in Scripture. Every time it shows up, we’re summoned to snap to attention and take notice. God is about to do something new. Let’s not miss it.

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In praise of dad jokes and divine humor

In praise of dad jokes and divine humor

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

My husband is down in the kitchen, cooking eggs for our four boys. From upstairs, I hear him serve up a little extra on the side: a classic dad joke about “makin’ bacon.” As I smirk to myself, I can practically hear our sons roll their eyes.

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The women who stayed

The women who stayed

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The women were the ones who stayed. I regret to say that I missed this for most of my life.

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