Meet the Millers

Paul and Joan Miller have been married for twenty years, and are parents to Joey, Sarah, Emily, Beth, Mary, John, and Jenny. Paul owns MFC Products, and together live in Sylvania, attending Holy Trinity Parish in Assumption.

HERE’S THEIR STORY.

What are some favorite family activities?
Bike rides, family rosary, movie nights with popcorn, badminton, and tennis. 

Share a time you all really laughed as a family.
When John pretends to be a Bishop with a rake or hockey stick for a staff and also when he genuflects when we wrap his bath towel around his shoulders after he gets out of the shower.
Share a “cute kid” story (or two).
When 3 year old John baptized baby Jenny with water from the dog water bowl. Also, once 5 yr old Mary gave the cat a “bath” in the sink and sprayed him down with bathroom spray and he smelled like lavender for weeks.
Describe a dream family vacation.
Mom would love a Holy Spirit-filled family pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, and Poland. However, the rest of the family prefers a tropical destination like Tahiti or Aruba.
What do you love most about being married?
Always having someone to depend on no matter what.
What is your greatest challenge as a married couple and how are you working at it?
Praying daily as a couple. We need to work on it. Prayers and encouragement are appreciated! 

What do you love most about your family?
That our family is evidence of God’s generosity, gifting us with 7 children and continual love and mercy to help us through challenges. Love the togetherness of our family.
What is your greatest challenge as parents and how are you working at it?
Persistence in parenting even when very difficult and to continually nurture family prayer life. Setting regular times for prayer helps because it’s putting it into a routine.

Share a time you saw Jesus fulfill a real need in your family.
Many little ways when as parents we persist in prayer and giving it all over to our Lord and to keep praying even when it doesn’t seem to be working, because, in the end, it proves fruitful, we just have to Trust in Our Lord and wait for His timing.

How does your family pray?
Family Rosary, reading scripture at dinner sometimes, mealtime prayers, asking if anyone needs prayers. mass and adoration together. We are still growing in this area.

What are you moved to proclaim to other families?
To Trust in Our Lord Jesus, to keep praying as a family even when not everyone “feels” like it. Surround yourself with other families strong in their faith and prayer life.

How have Mass Impact and LIT Groups impacted your marriage and family life? Why do you think others should get involved?Being surrounded by and praying with families who have an intense love for Jesus. Get involved because it is never too late to begin praying as a family and the transforming love of Jesus is REAL and can heal.

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