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Parading through Minnesota homes, tracking the Joneses

Parading through Minnesota homes, tracking the Joneses

| Christina Capecchi | March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

We must protect ourselves against idolatry and coveting what others have.

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Processing on paper: Resolve to write in the new year

Processing on paper: Resolve to write in the new year

| Christian Capecchi | January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Writing is not just an intellectual exercise. It can also be a religious one

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Imagining Mary: Christmas paintings that open our eyes

Imagining Mary: Christmas paintings that open our eyes

| Christina Capecchi | November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve been shopping for the perfect Christmas card, sifting through Nativity scenes framed in holly berries and bows.

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Giving thanks for ‘all things in good plenty’

Giving thanks for ‘all things in good plenty’

| Christina Capecchi | November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Mary Chilton first spotted the New World in November 1620, the 13-year-old had been aboard the Mayflower for 10 weeks, stuck in the same clothes and cramped in dark, damp quarters among seasick passengers and dying goats. Each family was allotted one storage trunk for all their possessions.

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Puppy love, whale watching and St. Francis

Puppy love, whale watching and St. Francis

| Christina Capecchi | October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Across the country, young married couples have settled on the perfect preparation for parenthood: a puppy.

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Gold stars, blue ribbons and Facebook likes

Gold stars, blue ribbons and Facebook likes

| Christina Capecchi | August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Don’t fall into the trap of scorekeeping when it comes to love

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Life lessons from my 80-year-old grandpa

Life lessons from my 80-year-old grandpa

| Christina Capecchi | July 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

It was the perfect Christmas gift, to step outside the party like the Ghost of Christmas Present and then re-enter, relishing all the little things that had seemed ordinary a moment before.

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Pro-life is more than just a platform for this year’s Miss America

Pro-life is more than just a platform for this year’s Miss America

| Christina Capecchi | May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Being Miss America is a lot of pressure for 18-year-old Teresa Scan­lan.

But then, when her mom was 18, she faced a lot of pressure, too: She was pregnant and unwed.

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Lord, help us spring ahead and leap again into life

Lord, help us spring ahead and leap again into life

| Christina Capecchi | March 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Five inches of snow melted yesterday, and I could hear it dripping off the roof. It sounded like rain and looked like hope.

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Secondhand books and recycled grace: why stewards share

Secondhand books and recycled grace: why stewards share

| Christina Capecchi | January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nothing feels like a better bargain than a one-cent book, so I always click on Amazon’s used category.

Not only does it save me money, it comes with the added benefit of footprints from a previous reader — marks flagging the sentences that struck someone somewhere, a person who can unknowingly offer me a flashlight for the story ahead.

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Snapshots of grace: Capturing the sacred in daily life

Snapshots of grace: Capturing the sacred in daily life

| Christina Capecchi | December 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Funny how a single picture can change everything.

In the tiny town of Bovey, Minn., four years into World War I, an old man peddling foot scrapers knocked on Eric Enstrom’s door.

Eric was 43, a Swedish immigrant who had bought land, opened a photography studio and raised his kids to speak perfect English. He fed the peddler and studied him. There was something striking about the man, a gentle strength in his deep wrinkles and straggly beard.

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A vocation that puts all your gifts to work is no minor call

A vocation that puts all your gifts to work is no minor call

| Christina Capecchi | November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

The question on the cover of the November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, caught my eye: “What’s your true calling?”

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