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Storm Update

It's day two of the blizzard. Most of the interstates are shut down. The main road through Colorado Springs, Academy Blvd, is partially closed and all my employees are snowed in (at home, not at work). I have four foot drifts across my driveway separated by three foot low spots. There is a ten foot drift behind my house. There …

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Dear Angry Customer,

What is it about this time of year that brings out the worst in you? Is the world REALLY going to end because the out-of-stock gift you ordered five days before Christmas won't be there on Christmas Day? Is it really helpful to anyone  for you to shout at my employees because you might have to tell someone that the …

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White Christmas

So here I am at home today writing code for our new checkout process while watching the snow blow straight sideways by the windows. I tried to go to work today and with 15 foot visibility, I decided it would be best if I came home. Hopefully everyone who made it to work today took my advice and left several …

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Happy Generic Greeting From the USCCB

“Thank you for calling the publishing center of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops… The publishing center will be closing at to allow their employees to attend the publishing Christmas party. …Thank you and happy holidays. ” This is the recording you get if you call the USCCB's publishing center. At least they are attending a Christmas party.

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Relax, Keep Our Sights On Advent; Easy Gift Giving

Weekly Newsletter December 12, 2006 Want to know when to expect your order? Read our Shipping Guide …depicts a tender scene of a mother with a baby in a basket and a little girl sitting on a table. Standing at the open door is a religious sister looking in. More Heavens Than One Fine Art Print The picture is a …

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New Family Blog on the Roll

I have been reading this blog since the family was trying to sell their house early this year and kept meaning to add it to the blog roll. There: it's done. Oh, if anyone wants to buy our house, it's still for sale. Fourteen months later.  One thing we have learned during this time is that even with six kids …

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Both/And Not Either/Or

This morning our local CUF chapter gave a couple of presentations on Papal Primacy / Infalliblity and the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Before the presentations started we were having a discussion about the Protestant tendency to “proof-text” in their defense of various Protestant doctrines and the refutation of Catholic ones. Proof-texting is the practice of taking a …

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Need Ideas to Bring More of Christ into Christmas?

Weekly Newsletter December 7, 2006 Want to know when to expect your order? Read our Shipping Guide.   A hardcover volume with an elegant ribbon marker in papal colors, Benedictus is the perfect gift for any Catholic seeking to know our Holy Father or to deepen their spiritual life. 732 pieces of sacred art. Benedictus: Day by Day with Pope …

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