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How will they know we are Christians?

By Ty Salvant “We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord. We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord. And we pray that all unity may one day be restored. And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love Yes, they’ll know we are […]

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We Cannot Bear False Witness

By Ty Salvant Has a non-Catholic ever accused you of worshiping the saints or Mary? Suppose you carefully explained that while we only worship God. We do honor Mary, whom he himself has honored in a special way, and we reach out to her to intercede on our behalf. And when we pray to the […]

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Reasons for Protests

By Ty Salvant The way in which we discuss with our children the current protests fueled by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis and events leading up to them will have a large impact on where they choose to focus and what they will pray for in the end.

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Love Thy Neighbor

By Ty Salvant How well do you love your neighbor? Are you willing to miss an important event for the good of others? For the past 8 years, our family has been enjoying Endymion with a friend who lives near the parade route. If you haven’t experienced a parade from that vantage point, it should […]

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Lasting Impact

By Ty Salvant Our thoughts, words and actions hurt or help those around us, whether or not we are in close relationship with them. One day when running errands, I had extra time on my hands and had an amazing experience. I passed up a close parking spot so the car behind me could get […]

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Ten-minute challenge

By Ty Salvant   How much time a day do you spend communicating with your spouse? Research shows that married couples on average spend less than 10 minutes a day in meaningful dialogue. That’s not to say that they aren’t talking to each other at all, but with work, family and life responsibilities, couples’ conversations […]

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Celebrating While Keeping the 4th Commandment

By Ty Salvant The fourth commandment instructs us to “honor your father and your mother.” As an adult, that command takes on a different directive, although it is usually easier to follow.

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Investing in Our Children

By Ty Salvant A few years ago, I read one downside to life in a large family was a lack of individual attention from parents. I could relate! Even as homeschoolers who spent a lot of time together, I couldn’t recall spending time with each child separately on a regular basis.

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When We Can’t Love Unconditionally

By Ty Salvant Disillusionment is a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be. Disillusionment can be cyclical, occurring hourly, daily, weekly or monthly and can be brief or linger depending on our response to it.

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An Unexpected Tradition

By Ty Salvant Derrick and I have a laissez-faire approach to life, which has its ups and downs. With most things, sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t (fill in the blank). Usually, it leads to a less stressful life. However, it can also result in a lack of intentional traditions.

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Good at What?

By Ty Salvant On Dec. 19, Derrick and I were blessed with the birth of our sixth child, Synclair Marie. She has been such a gift to our family. Upon meeting Synclair, well-meaning friends, acquaintances and family members ask, “Is she good?” Because I have asked that question before, I know what they mean.

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