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An Invitation to a Holy Lent

I originally wrote this post as a newsletter article for my church¬†three years ago. As we approach the beginning of Lent this coming week, I re-visited my thoughts here and thought I’d share them with you. I’ve updated the calendar … Continue reading

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Thoughts on His Confirmation, from Mom

This is what I read to Austin on the afternoon of his confirmation: Austin Gray Merck My firstborn. Your arrival made me a mother, which has been the greatest joy and the greatest challenge of my life. Fourteen years later, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on His Confirmation, from Dad

The¬†next installment of our Confirmation presentations is from my husband and Austin’s father. This is what he read the afternoon of Austin’s Confirmation: On the occasion of your confirmation, I would like to offer a few thoughts about how important … Continue reading

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The Confirmation of His Baptismal Vows

Our oldest son, Austin, was confirmed last weekend. Hal and I did not grow up in a tradition with confirmation, so this was a new experience for us. We were impressed by how Austin chose to embrace this opportunity to … Continue reading

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into the desert . . .

“Your journey begins on February 15, 2010.” Wow. Sounds like Star Trek. Or a ride at Disney World. I’m intrigued. On this (Follow) Friday, I’d like to offer you a blog that I just discovered today. That’s a bit risky. … Continue reading

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