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By Ty Salvant You have probably heard a version of this reflection several times over your lifetime. “We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.”
By Ty Salvant Recently, Derrick and I discovered that we were expecting another baby. While it took a minute to wrap our heads around being parents of seven children, by the time our first doctor’s appointment arrived, I was ready. It was early, really early – too early to detect a heartbeat, but certainly, enough […]
By Ty Salvant One of my many projects currently underway is a journal to reflect on our motherhood journey. In it, there are questions to reflect on the mother you had, the mother you are, and the mother you want to be. While preparing it, I asked my mother if there was anything she would […]
By Ty Salvant When we are stressed out, there is no room for God. Because we have free will, we can opt to extend God’s grace, or not, at any moment. We can slow down to recognize someone else’s hurt, anxiety, frustration, confusion or not.
By Ty Salvant God has gifted each of us with a variety of talents – mental and physical, personal and social. Coupled with our personality, our talents take different forms. Some manifest outwardly as with a singer, while others focus inwardly such as songwriters. But these are all talents nonetheless.
By Ty Salvant When I am hosting an event at my house, I want to create an inviting atmosphere. I focus on the rooms that people can see first. Then, there is a hierarchy to my process. First, declutter then clean larger spaces, the floors, surfaces, seating and so on. A few years ago, I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]