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Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

| Christina Capecchi | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis talks about evangelization, his poster child may well be an immigrant in North Dakota.

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The ones who weave: How to repair our social fabric

The ones who weave: How to repair our social fabric

| Christina Capecchi | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

When David Brooks travels the country, he seeks out the good news. The bad news is all too easy to find.

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Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’

Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’

| Christina Capecchi | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

All afternoon I had been hunkered over my MacBook, perched above a frozen lake and watching the sun cast pink into the clouds. I was thinking about what lie dormant and all the possibility below, waiting to thaw.

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It’s OK to start 2019 with you

It’s OK to start 2019 with you

| Christina Capecchi | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ve always appreciated the notion of self-care in an Oprah Winfrey, hot-baths-and-expensive-chocolates kind of way. We work so hard, the thinking goes, that we deserve a break here and there. So splurge on that full-price gift-to-yourself. Book the massage. Binge on the new season.

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Embracing divine revelations, accepting the unknown

Embracing divine revelations, accepting the unknown

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

It all started with a lost birth certificate. The Holy Spirit was at work that day and hasn’t slowed down since.

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Seeing the best at the worst of times

Seeing the best at the worst of times

| Christina Capecchi | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Roxanne Loper was almost home. Her journey had begun 15 months before, when she spotted a picture of a baby girl on the World Partners website and sensed something special.

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Pursuing less to live more: the grace of enough

Pursuing less to live more: the grace of enough

| Christina Capecchi | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The experience changed the Stewarts. It was messier and more grueling than they’d imagined, but it was also glorious.

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Breaking up with your phone

Breaking up with your phone

| Christina Capecchi | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’ve been emailing my friend Becky, a newspaper editor in South Dakota, about our growing desire to unplug. We used to compare notes on “Dancing With the Stars,” but lately we’re both watching less TV.

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Flowers for Mary: finding beauty in the backyard

Flowers for Mary: finding beauty in the backyard

| Christina Capecchi | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Janet Easter is experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions as she arranges a bouquet in her backyard, and she is unfazed.

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A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

| Christina Capecchi | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The numbers don’t look good for the U.S. Postal Service. Last year it reported its sixth straight annual operating loss, in the amount of $2.7 billion. During fiscal year 2017, the USPS delivered 149 billion pieces of mail, down from 154 billion the previous year — and a major drop from its peak of 213 billion in 2006.

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Oh, Susanna! The poetry and  pro-life power of baby names

Oh, Susanna! The poetry and pro-life power of baby names

| Christina Capecchi | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The big news from the Social Security Administration is the ousting of a champion: Liam has dethroned Noah as the nation’s most popular boy name. This was the headline of its newly released baby-name report, an annual synthesis of Social Security card applications from the past year that offers a fascinating cultural statement and doubles as a tip sheet for expectant parents.

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Telling our stories, knowing for sure

Telling our stories, knowing for sure

| Christina Capecchi | May 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Oprah Winfrey was first asked the question, the talk-show queen was left tongue-tied.

She was doing a live television interview with the late film critic Gene Siskel to promote her film “Beloved,” and he concluded by asking, “Tell me, what do you know for sure?”

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