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A Christmas Story

If you have a few moments today, you and your children might enjoy this sweet little interpretation of the Christmas Story. It will inspire you and make you laugh. A Christmas Story I wish you and your family a lovely, … 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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Advent for Families

This Sunday is New Year’s Day for Christians, the first Sunday of Advent. I am the Director of Children’s Ministries at our church, All Souls Anglican Church (www.allsouls.com). Yesterday, I sent out some ideas to our parishioners regarding how families might … Continue reading

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