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Mitch’s Third Year at Seminary

Mitch’s Third Year at Seminary

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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Mitchell Paul Doerneman is my third child and he just entered his third year at Conception Seminary College.

I dropped him off like.it.was.no.big.deal. YEAH!

He is doing well. I wanted to know more of the ins and outs of his daily life so we carved out an hour of time and he gave me the low down on Life as an UpperClassman.

First and foremost, much has changed in regards to the Wichita Diocese for minor seminary. We are not sending young men just to Conception Seminary; several are in Texas and Wichita just opened its own Formation House.

What that means for Mitch: less Wichita guys at Conception, which is a bummer but also interesting. He can tell they are going to form an even tighter brotherhood this year simply because there’re only five of them.

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My little Miracle – A Rosary Story

My little Miracle – A Rosary Story

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 daughter, Malaysia Marie, has been giddy all week. She loves birthdays and she has been hopping around saying, “It’s Mary’s birthday on Friday!”

Because of my hopping-around-excited child, I have been thinking about Our Lady all week.

In honor of my daughter’s excitement as well as Mary’s birthday, I want to share my rosary miracle story with you today. It’s a little miracle, as far as miracles go, no broken bones were healed, no thunder bolts were seen; but it totally strengthened my child-like faith.

My Little Miracle ~ A Rosary Story:

It starts, as most stories do, with my mother. I am the third of eleven children and we were raised by a wondrous woman.

In fact, if God grades on a curve, my mother has screwed it up for us. She’s that amazing. She has this heart that just loves. She doesn’t demand or control or belittle. She.just.loves.

It was incredible to be brought up by such a woman.

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The Most Amazing Job

The Most Amazing Job

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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This weekend I went downstairs and almost stepped on an 8-year old hot dog.

For the next hour I’d hear a child yell, “Hey! There’s a hot dog down here.”

The Most Amazing Job

Today we celebrate LABOR DAY.

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Creating a Marriage that Inspires

Creating a Marriage that Inspires

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 a fabulous message for all married women: If your marriage is suffering, it is because of you.

The reason the message is fabulous? If you are in a relationship that is tense, stressful, difficult, demanding, boring, distant, since you are the woman, you can transform your marriage to what YOU desire.

If your husband is a pretty good guy, meaning, he doesn’t hit you for fun, then you can make your marriage fantastic.

As a female, you hold the power. I know that’s a radical statement. But I believe it. I believe you hold the power in your married relationship. Why? Because you are prettier.

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When a Mama Has Needs

When a Mama Has Needs

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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Russ and I, married for almost thirty years, were out of whack for several weeks. I am not sure what happened, but both of us felt our relationship getting strained.

Little irritations became big irritations.

So, we made a date. Except instead of going on our date we decided to go to the Demolition Derby with our kids.

Actually, it went down like this: Russ said, “Honey, I know we were going to the movie tonight, but the demo derby is at the fair.”

Now, if you know anything about my family, you know they love the demo derby. As in bordering-on-obsession love it.

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How God Grows Mothers

How God Grows Mothers

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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Yesterday one of my children told another one to go to hell.
Once I heard about it, I sat down by the child that was breathing fire and brimstone and we discussed what it really meant when you told someone you want them in hell.
Turns out he actually does NOT want his sister in hell.

I then went back into the kitchen and continued preparing supper. My 22-year old daughter, Rachel, was standing near me, cutting up the watermelon.
I spoke aloud and told her that parenting eight children is like playing Whack-a-Mole.
Seriously.

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Feed Your Spirit

Feed Your Spirit

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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As a mother, you have many concerns on your heart. You have much on your To Do List. You have much to think about. You are busy with many activities.

“It is good to learn new things but you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside you. If you never take time to do that, if you just accumulate facts, they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It’s hollow.” Mrs. Frankweiler from The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil Frankweiler.

Here’s the real truth of it: if you are out of sync and out of touch with that inner core of YOU, then you will not be able to touch others. It is only when we take the time to let what is already within us to swell up, touching everything, do we find who we really are and who we want to be.
That, for me, takes solitude.

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Knock if You Want to Stop Gossip

Knock if You Want to Stop Gossip

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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Okay, truth time.

Do you talk badly about other people?

I must admit that, even as a somewhat mature Christian, there are times when I talk about other people. But only the ones that annoy me.

Surely there is a clause in the Bible about gossip being acceptable if it is about annoying people.

I have tried to improve this fault of mine with varying success.

Then two kids of mine came home from college for the summer and I noticed something. They don’t talk poorly of others.

I can tell when they want to.

But they don’t.

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The Truth about Mothers of Toddlers

The Truth about Mothers of Toddlers

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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A long time ago, in 1997, I was 30 years old and the proud mother of one baby and two toddlers.

My husband and I had moved to Wichita from St. Louis and we had found some friends! Not only that, but those friends had invited us out.

Did you hear me? We, new people in town, were going OUT with new friends! All was right in my world.
I was giddy. Not that I hated being in, but my infant, Mitchell, had a gag protector that was flipping but not flapping and he projectile spit after every feeding. I changed his clothes about fifteen times per day.

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The Absolute Best Father’s Day Gift

The Absolute Best Father’s Day Gift

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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The Absolute Best Father's Day GiftFather’s Day is the third Sunday of June. My husband, Russ, has been a daddy for 23 years. Fifteen years ago I started a tradition for Father’s Day; we began a Progressive Photo Album and it has been the ABSOLUTE BEST FATHER’S DAY GIFT.

I am not creative. Why did I do this? Out of guilt, really. I had several friends that scrap booked. I could not imagine putting that much time into a book. What happened if our house caught on fire and all that time went up in smoke?

But I had a ton of pictures, begging to be used. What to do?

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