Peace Garden Mama II

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   Oct 20

meaningful mondays: pro-life pie (and a dollop of measure 1)

I’m not a big political person. My faith is the prime motivator of my life’s works. But sometimes, the two converge and I can’t just burrow my head in the sand. As well, I want to be a conscientious, informed citizen, and I’ve done my best to do so on the upcoming election, which is [...]

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   Oct 17

faith & family fridays: highlights and heavenly wonderings

Thursday will go down in my personal history book as a lifetime highlight. Last spring, I was asked to be keynote speaker at the annual fundraising brunch for a local religious order, the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, here in Fargo. I have been a guest at this brunch in the [...]

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   Oct 15

writing wednesdays: more carmel colors

The other day I promised more from my recent visit to the Carmelite monastery. Photos from these visits are among my favorites to share with readers, because I feel in a way I bring you with me when I post them. I hope you feel it. Here’s a quick peek: I’d love to show you [...]

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   Oct 13

mama mondays: fall at carmel through vicky’s eyes

I so wanted to download all my fall photos from my weekend at Carmel and share them with you, but alas, working on an upcoming presentation and taking phone calls that need to be taken has left me having to revise my “to do” list for today. I can offer this much from my eyes: [...]

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   Oct 10

faith & family fridays: why ‘reinventing’ marriage is going to make your life harder

First, let me be clear. Marriage cannot be reinvented. I use that term because it’s the closest I can think of to describe what is happening in our nation. There is an attempt to make marriage something it isn’t. In fact, marriage cannot even be defined, only described. But of course we live in a [...]

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   Oct 10

faith & family fridays: why ‘reinventing’ marriage is going to make your life harder

First, let me be clear. Marriage cannot be reinvented. I use that term because it’s the closest I can think of to describe what is happening in our nation. There is an attempt to make marriage something it isn’t. In fact, marriage cannot even be defined, only described. But of course we live in a [...]

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   Oct 08

writing wednesdays: trying to return

I’ve been M.I.A. on my writing blog, Peace Garden Writer, for a few weeks now. You can blame it on fall, and a few other things. Either way, I’m going to try really hard to be back on a more regular basis from here on out. If you’re feeling up to it, come visit my [...]

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   Oct 06

meaningful mondays: walk with Christ 4 life ’14

Each year, a procession takes place downtown Fargo the first Sunday in October. It starts at the Cathedral of St. Mary, then heads south and around to the street to the north of North Dakota’s only abortion facility. It stops there for a while, a few prayers are prayed, a few songs sung, then processes [...]

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   Oct 03

faith & family fridays: buy a cupcake, make history

I’ve been on a parent planning committee associated with our high school’s Teens for Life group, and knew the exciting news at school year’s end last year that our school had been selected from all the schools in the United States to carry the front banner for the 2015 March for Life event in D.C. [...]

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   Sep 22

meaningful mondays: last-minute family love

Mom had sounded the alert last week: my Aunt Jeannine and Uncle Bob would be coming through North Dakota from Texas in the coming days. When it comes to extended family, in my mind, everything gets set aside. The older I get, the more precious family becomes. And since losing our father, my sister and [...]

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