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About Us


We’re Jonathan & Amanda Teixeira

and we’re here to help.


This is our personal blog. It is focused on “thriving in what matters most.” Our mission is to help busy people thrive in what matters most. That means we write about the following things:

  • Mission: Living and sharing our relationship with God
  • Marriage: A realistic and helpful view of the marriage relationship
  • Money: Being wise managers of the gifts we’ve been given

Our Goal is to create helpful, intriguing content that you can apply to your life.

We typically post three times a week. To make sure you don’t miss any posts, you can subscribe via RSS or email.

Our Top Posts

If you’re new to our site, and would like a feel for what you can expect from us, check out some of the most popular posts.

Our Biographies

I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, I became a missionary with FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. I served for four years as an on-campus missionary at the University of Illinois Champaign, after which I served nationally as the first Director of FOCUS Greek, a specialized outreach to students in fraternities and sororities. I recently took a step back from my work with FOCUS as we are adopting our first child in a few days. You can catch my writing here as well as on the FOCUS blog.

I was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania (also birthplace of the peppermint patty). After graduating with a degree in Childhood Education (K-6), I joined FOCUS as a missionary. I served six years as a campus missionary at a series of campuses: University of Vermont, New York University, University of Illinois, and the Digital Campus (a specialized team that remotely coaches students on non-FOCUS campuses). In my current with as FOCUS’ Manager of Online Campaigns, I coordinate the FOCUS blog and social media accounts, as well as develop and carry out strategies for online content. My favorite food is chicken wings. I play the ukulele. My newest and favorite hobby is hobby/DIY electronics.

How to Contact Us

You can send us a message using our contact form, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (Jonathan, Amanda).

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