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December 4, 2013
“As Christians we are called to a certain level of detachment,” writes Justin. That can be a hard virtue to practice on Good Friday…or when your beloved football team loses in the last play of the game to your arch rival! Advent is a great time to evaluate our attachments, material and otherwise.
November 21, 2013
After a disastrous “eating out” experience, Justin and Sara talk about how it’s too easy to settle for low standards instead of striving for excellence – a principle that applies to family life as well as restaurants.
November 14, 2013
How do you make time for your spouse? Is time together a priority in your relationship? Sara and Justin reflect on the value of setting aside time just to be together.
November 6, 2013
Do you thrive on routine, or love being spontaneous? Sara and Justin write about the importance of routine to their marriage and family life: “I am convinced that our routine is the key to thriving as persons and maintaining the balance we need in our family.”
October 30, 2013
Now that their son is over a year old, Sara and Justin are getting questions from relatives about when they’ll be sharing another “announcement.” Reflecting on this, Sara writes that while she would love to welcome another child into their family, she knows that that’s ultimately up to God and His timing. “We’re called to discern God’s will for our family,” she writes, and find ways to serve Him and others in the here and now.
October 23, 2013
Sara writes about Gus’s new skill…being a witness to life! On a recent trip to a college campus, “Gus spread his joy to people that I never would have been able to talk to by myself.” Sara says that the joy Gus brings to people can remind young men and women of the goodness of all human life.
October 18, 2013
An unexpected medical expense gives Sara and Justin a chance to increase their trust in God. They also realize that they’ve grown a lot in their marriage and can handle sudden challenges better now.