first love and big trophies

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  “I see what you’ve done, your hard, hard work, your refusal to quit. I know you can’t stomach evil, that you weed out apostolic pretenders. I know your persistence, your courage in my cause, that you never wear out. But you walked away from your first love—why? What’s going on with you, anyway?….Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. I’m about to call each conqueror to dinner. I’m spreading…

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an open letter to Pixar from a mother who has died inside

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Dear Pixar, Sunday afternoon, I sat with three of my children and watched Toy Story 3 while Mr. Fantastic and Boy 1 were at a birthday party. Pixar, we are huge fans, by the way. With four kids and a preference for intelligent and meaningful movies without potty-humor content or curse words, yours are our favorites. A family of six practically has to take out a loan to go to the movies these days, but…

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