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Week 24 ~ Easter is approaching!

Week 24 ~ Easter is approaching!

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“The man who possesses God in his heart and in his body is eager for silence. We must uproot ourselves from the world, from the crowd, and from all activity, even charitable works, in order to remain for long moments in the intimacy of God.”

- Cardinal Sarah, The Power of Silence, Chapter 2, paragraph 199

Strive to find silence in the business of your days.  The stillness of the morning might just be that time, however, make sure to go to bed early, if it is.

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by Clara Shatraw -

This will be very hard in my busy loud home!

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by Grace Olivia Weaver -

Even though this has nothing to do with this....  I have a NEW nephew who was born yesterday, (March 18), at 7:47 am.  My brother and sister-in-law live in Hawaii, but they will be coming to Rapid City this July or August.  This is their third kid.  I am SO excited.  


I hope everyone will have an AMAZING Easter! And that they have had a good Lent so far, which is almost to the end.


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by Malia Linde -

Congratulations, Grace!!

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by Clara Shatraw -

Congratulations Grace!  Super exiting!  Happy Easter!

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by Hannah Hofer -

I found this quote that I really like from Mother Teresa, it's simple yet very powerful to me.

Image result for stillness quotes bible

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by Malia Linde -

Wow, that is reallt cool!

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by John Paul Clark -
I like that one, Hannah, here’s another quote: Be the change you want to see in this world. I don’t know who’s quote that is.
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by Hannah Hofer -

I think Mahatma Gandhi said that, but not sure.

This quote is similar, but I really like it,

Image result for believe there is good in the world

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by Anna Bromm -

The head of the American Chesterton Society said that good quotes by his favorite author, G. K> Chesterton, are like dark-chocolate covered almonds.  I thought that was a funny comparison and it makes me hungry.  

I get up earlier than everyone else in my family, with the exception of my dad, and I usually have at least an hour of peace and quiet before everyone else gets up.  It's really great.

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by John Paul Clark -

I get up at 5:something with my dad and usually have enough time to sit down and have some peaceful time (the coffee makes it even more peaceful). 

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by Malia Linde -

Coffee is exceptionally disgusting.

Although, peace and quiet is rather nice.

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by Anna Bromm -

Coffee is so good, Malia!  Although it is not that appetizing when black. 

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by Malia Linde -

No, no, no, Anna, you don't understand, coffee is NEVER good!!  (although, I do agree, it is least appetizing black)

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by John Paul Clark -
I have to agree with Anna. And if you don’t like coffee (like Malia and Grace) you’re beyond our help. (JK) 
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by Grace Olivia Weaver -
I like coffee, although i don't drink it often.
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by Anna Bromm -
I absolutely love The Ascension Trilogy!  Which one is your favorite?  For me, I think it's either the first or the third one.  It will never cease to amaze me how that author can write a book in first person narration and not tell you anything until the end.
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by John Paul Clark -

I’d have to say my favorite was either the 1st or 3rd the second was a bit too.....um how’d you say it? Um PAINFUL and it gave me a headache reading all the broken-legged-body-smashed-Uber-painfully-torturous things that happened to Jaron. I loved the series until you know who ‘died’ and actually considered not finishing it.....I’m glad I did finish it.

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by Lucia Hayes -

Oh, I love the Ascendance Trilogy!  I've read all of them and read the first one to my younger siblings.

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by John Paul Clark -

I had an old favorite book series The Brother Band Chronicles and then I read The Ascension Trilogy and my old favorite crumbled. I bet that the Ascension Trilogy will always be my favorite.

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by Eli Holt -

JP, Have you read the Rangers Apprentice before... because Brother band and Rangers apprentice are kinda connected.

if you haven't, you should



(Btw who was the author of the ascension trilogy I might read it)

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by John Paul Clark -
I have read the Rangers Apprentice, Eli, thats my second favorite series. The Author to the Ascension Trilogy is Jenifer A. Nelson. If anyone wants to know more you can contact me. ( John Paul J. Clark )
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by John Paul Clark -

Yeah, the guy who wrote The Brother Band wrote Rangers Apprentice.

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by John Paul Clark -

I think I might have another cup of decaf. (Slurping, lips smacking) Yum

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by Eli Holt -

I love black coffee, though when I have just woken up it is very bitter.

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Coffee

by Joseph Poole -

Coffee is bad for two reasons: First, I don't like it and hopefully never will. The Second reason is the one that nobody (who likes coffee) seems to understand. It is that coffee is bad because people depend on it sooooo much, even though they may not want to like/depend on it. In that case their body still depends on it, and it doesn't seem to be a very good idea to rely on such a trivial thing as that.

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by John Paul Clark -

I’m not following Joseph. And hope I never will

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by Noël Meyer -

My mom does not want me to drink coffee for Josephs reasons, and also because it can sometimes affect young peoples health. 

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by Noël Meyer -

Also, my grandma has been a little dehydrated for a while now because she drinks so much coffee. (I'm not saying any of you are addicted to coffee lol)

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by Grace Olivia Weaver -
Guys why are you talking about COFFEE?!?!?!  This is suppose to be on Easter coming up.
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by John Paul Clark -
They are, Joseph was crazy enough to start a coffee conversation (he knows he’ll lose)
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by Malia Linde -

Well said, Joseph, well said.

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by Annabel Meyer -

First of all JP, you were technically the first person to bring up coffee, and second of all, there are actually many people who just do not like coffee, and accepting that fact does not mean that you do not like coffee any less. I personally both do not care for coffee taste-wise, and for Joseph's reasons, and am too afraid to try it in large quantities the first place, because my mom used to get severe migraines when she had it even in smallish portions. Now maybe we should get off the subject of coffee and think about Lent instead. Sorry if this sounds kinda rude, but I think this argument has gone on long enough. We shouldn't let coffee make us bear any ill will towards each other. :) And congrats Grace!

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by John Paul Clark -

Ok Annabel, but coffee will always be delicious. Congrats Grace!

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by Annabel Meyer -

Well JP,

"What I told you was true, from a certain point of view."

- Obi Wan Kenobi

(BTW I mean the part where I said that I do not like coffee)

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Re: No more coffee talk.

by John Paul Clark -

Ok, no more chitchat on coffee people. Please. Thanks Annabel, that’s neat (the quote and how you fit it in there)


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by Grace Olivia Weaver -
Why are you congratulating me?
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by John Paul Clark -
I don’t know, probably because Malia did.
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by Grace Olivia Weaver -

I don't think she did.

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by Anna Bromm -

I agree about the second one, JP.  It was pretty well, the opposite of what I just said.  Funny story, you know how in the first one, what's his name the guard guy finds him out?  Well, even when he called him out, it still didn't occur to me what was going on, and then the chapter started with that big long story on you know who, and I was like, why are they talking about this?  And then it came out and said it, and I couldn't believe I didn't realize it before.

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by John Paul Clark -
I’m sorry to say but I’m not really following you, Anna. Maybe we can talk about it later on messages instead of on the Easter is approaching link (not that I don’t want to talk about it, but If we keep talking about it here everyone who will read it will know everything about it) 
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by John Paul Clark -

Oh, I understand, Anna, that chapter affirmed my suspicions. 

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by John Paul Clark -

I’m fine with everyone calling me JP, that’s my most popular nickname where I live. 

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by John Paul Clark -

For some odd reason everyone has started calling me ‘JP’. What am I a....Jalapeño Pepper? JK I’m fine with it.

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by Grace Olivia Weaver -

I think people are calling you JP only in chat, and stuff.

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by John Paul Clark -
I know. But they are here too.
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by Grace Olivia Weaver -

What do you mean?

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by John Paul Clark -

What Malia said.

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by Grace Olivia Weaver -
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by Eli Holt -

Have a nice break everyone!

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by John Paul Clark -
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by Grace Olivia Weaver -
I am so excited for Easter!!
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by John Paul Clark -

Me too, our grandparents are coming up here from NJ to visit for Easter! 

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by Grace Olivia Weaver -
Cool! My family was going to go up to Winner Sd, (where my mom's family lives), but we can't because my birthday is too close.  :(