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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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This is our night for telling stories

This is our night for telling stories

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The priest moved slowly through the shivering crowd, huddled around a roaring fire on the steps of the church, bracing ourselves against the biting wind.

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Food for the journey

Food for the journey

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Bring double the snacks. Leave half the clothes.”

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Wanting what Jesus is doing

Wanting what Jesus is doing

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I want some of that — what Jesus is doing.”

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Ten pockets of prayer for the new year

Ten pockets of prayer for the new year

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

January dawns, fresh and clean. The beginning of a new year.

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Crowded church? That’s good news

Crowded church? That’s good news

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people are going to join us on Dec. 24 and 25 who don’t normally come to church. They will take our parking spots, our usual pews, our hymnals and our coat hooks.

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Use your words

Use your words

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two groups ask me often what they can do to help their children grow in faith: parents of toddlers and parents of young adults.

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A month to pray, respect and remember

A month to pray, respect and remember

| October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

What surprised me most was not that she had carried her grief quietly for half a century.

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When hard conversations have to happen

When hard conversations have to happen

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I wish we didn’t have to talk about this.”

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Keep holy the car pool and commute

Keep holy the car pool and commute

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our minivan is one big silver stereotype.

Granola bar wrappers on the floor. Cheerios stuck between seats. Baseball gear rolling around the back.

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God rested. Don’t we need the same?

God rested. Don’t we need the same?

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

When I finally sat down to write, my fingers paused, caught. Nothing came to mind.

Turns out I had zero leisure in my life.

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