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“Are Catholics Crazy?” Recap

“Are Catholics Crazy?” Recap

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
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On Tuesday I woke up with this brilliant idea of opening this blog up for questions to the Catholic faith.

About an hour after I posted it, I regretted it.

I realized that I had bit off way more than this blog space could chew. How does one explain why priests remain celibate in a 1,000 word post?

And I also realized that there are a TON of resources out there that have already done a great job answering every single question I received.

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Join me for Coffee and Conversation on Sunday Mornings!

Join me for Coffee and Conversation on Sunday Mornings!

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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I am incredibly grateful to God for this thing called life.

I have been writing a lot of deeper thoughts about the journey, new discoveries that have been given. I wasn’t sure what to do what those thoughts, because they are more personal, too much for my blog.

I have decided to start a weekly email newsletter, a “Lori Unplugged” type of thing.

Think Coffee and Conversation. On Sunday mornings. Early.

Coffee and Conversation

I want a place where I can be more authentic and more intimate. I want a place where I don’t have to weigh my words, a place without my young kids. (They read my blog.)

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Letting Go of Our Sons

Letting Go of Our Sons

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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I have five sons.

There came a time, in each of their lives, that looked like this:

We were in a public place. My five-year old son needed to go to the bathroom. We found the restroom and I began shepherding him into the ladies’ room. He stopped. He pointed to the men’s room with these frightening words, “I want to go in here.”

This is how it has played out each time:

  • I stopped.
  • My entire body  went into panic mode.
  • I smiled at my son.
  • I screamed in my head, “If there is a molester in this bathroom I will beat the living shit out of him.”
  • I nodded encouragingly to my son and said, “Go ahead, I will be right here.”
  • I then waited, counting, figuring out how long it should take to pee and wash up.

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5 Tips if Your Child Wants to Join the Military

5 Tips if Your Child Wants to Join the Military

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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Several months ago my senior told me that he wanted to join the Navy Reserves. It was one of those moments where I just looked at him and blinked. I wasn’t sure if he was serious or not.

Matthew Edward Doerneman was serious.

As he worked with the Navy recruiter, he became super serious. As part of the process, we asked him to speak with some people that were in the Navy. He did. We did. All was going well.

I wrote about the first leg of this journey in this post, “How My Fourth Kid Surprised Me.”

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How to enjoy Christmas…without killing anyone

How to enjoy Christmas…without killing anyone

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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Last week my husband and I took our four younger kids, ages 9, 13, 14, and 15 to “Illuminations” at Botanica.

Botanica is a massive botanical garden situated in downtown Wichita; there are nine acres of prime land filled with thousands of flowers, beautiful fountains and soul-awakening scenery.

Every August they start stringing lights to get ready for their month-long LIGHT SHOW, Illuminations. There are literally millions of Christmas lights, as well as themed displays and lasers.

Russ thought it would be a great idea to take our kids to this magical place during Advent. I agreed. We told the kids we were taking them on a surprise date.

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How My Fourth Kid Surprised Me

How My Fourth Kid Surprised Me

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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When I was 32 years old I had a nice little family. My kids were 6, 4 and 2 years old. The only issue? I had eggs that wanted to be hatched.

Seriously.

I was NOT done having kids.

The problem? My.husband.was.done.

He was extremely serious when he told me that he didn’t want any more kids. He was stretched to his absolute limit, spiritually, physically and financially.

So, what’s a woman with energetic eggs to do?

I briefly considered using deceit. Since I did my natural family planning charting, I knew exactly when I could conceive. He did not.

I was young but I was not stupid. I knew that if I walked that road then I’d live the rest of my days with my baby and my husband’s resentment.

I talked it over with my tribe of mommy friends and they told me the same thing: Russ was the head of the household. They agreed I couldn’t seduce the man for my own motives.

What did I do?

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This Thanksgiving, Give Grace

This Thanksgiving, Give Grace

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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In my last post, Should You Correct a Sinner, I tiptoed into the arena of sin. When we see someone we love making choices that we know aren’t in align with the Gospel, what are we to do?

About a year ago, I made an appointment with a certified sex addiction therapist. I needed her help because in my work (educating parents on how to effectively communicate and educate and safeguard their home to raise porn-resistant kids) I hear a lot of stories.

Sometimes, the stories of ADULT sexual misconduct get to me. I want to rage. I want to judge. I want to hate.

So I made the appointment.

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Celebrating the life of Reuben Doerneman

Celebrating the life of Reuben Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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My husband’s father passed away last week, on October 2, 2017.

Reuben Doerneman was a kind soul. He was born on February 5, in 1932 to Theodore and Amelia Doerneman. They were a farming family in northern Nebraska.

Reuben was the first child in his family to go to high school and they sent him to Conception Seminary High School.

As the story goes, Reuben was basically asked to leave his senior year because he was writing a few too many letters to females back home. Evidently not priest material. Good thing. I wouldn’t have my Russell if Reuben would have been ordained.

(Conception is now a college and our son, Reuben’s grandson, is studying there, which is so interesting.)

Reuben met Arlene Hegemann at a dance in Howells, Nebraska. They dated for six months. Then the Korean War started and Reuben joined the Air Force.

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Update on Shay and her Baby Boy!

Update on Shay and her Baby Boy!

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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Shay Plunkett is a brave young woman and many of you have been following her story. Many of you have asked about her recently. You want an update!

For those of you that didn’t walk on this journey with us, Shay was a former basketball player on my daughter’s college team; when Shay became pregnant, Rachel reached out to her.

Rachel was highly concerned about the baby. She knew that Shay was not sure what she should do.

I got to know Shay. I wrote about her several times, starting with “The Womb is Not a Tomb.”

And long story short, many of you reached out to her in love. She was a stranger. Yet you reached out in love. You showered with the love every mama and her baby deserves.

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Run, David, Run

Run, David, Run

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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I love being a mom, especially now that all of my kids can feed and wipe themselves.

I love my three bigs. They are confident. Funny. When they visit, it’s a party.

I love my three mediums. They are in high school and they are emerging as people. It’s been fantastic to watch. They are gaining confidence in themselves and in their choices.

I love my two littles. Thomas is in seventh grade, David is in third.

Every single morning when I drop them off at Holy Spirit Catholic School, we do the “I love you, have a great day,” ritual.

Thomas gets out of the vehicle, waves to friends, saunters off.

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