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On Summer and Scandal (ep. 1 sea. 4)

Welcome to Season 4! We are so excited to start our new season in collaboration with Ascension. In our first episode we talk about our summer, introduce ourselves to our new listeners, but most importantly we share our perspective and our journey through the ongoing news of the scandals within the Church. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam's One Thing - The Place We Find Ourselves Podcast Michelle's One Thing - Blog post by Shannon Evans Heather's One Thing - Where You Are - Leeland...


Episode 62: Summer Bonus – Meet Michelle Benzinger (ep. 27 sea. 3)

While the ladies are taking the summer off here is a bonus episode where we get the chance to get to know Michelle Benzinger a little better. Subscribe to the podcast: Apple Podcast | Android Phone | Spotify | RSS Michelle Benzinger - Michelle Benzinger is a national women’s speaker, creative entrepreneur, and advocate for marginalized women and children. She is the visionary leader of Greenhouse Collective and the creative director of Meaningful Market. She co-hosts a podcast,...


Episode 61: Summer Bonus - Meet Sr. Miriam James Heidland (ep. 26 sea. 3)

While the ladies are taking the summer off here is a bonus episode where we get the chance to get to know Sr. Miriam James Heidland a little better. Sr. Miriam James was raised in Woodland, WA and is a graduate of the University ofNevada-Reno where she played volleyball on a scholarship and majored in Communications. Upon graduation, she joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), a missionary community that serves global areas of deepest apostolic need. Sr. Miriam...


Episode 60: Summer Bonus - Meet Heather Khym (ep. 25 sea. 3)

The ladies are off for the summer, but we have a bonus interview so you can get to know Heather Khym a little more.


Episode 59: End of Season Review (ep. 24 sea.3)

In our last episode before we break for summer, we talk about the highlights of the season and revisit some of the themes that we loved. We had a lot of joking and laughter as we shared some of our personal experiences and we also checked in about our word for the year. One Thing We Love This Week: School of Greatness Podcast-Lewis HowesSteubenville ConferencesSarah Kroger’s new album kickstarter campaign Michael Ketterer’s audition on America’s Got Talentone of his worship songs Quote...


Episode 58: Book Study - GEE Chapters 4 & 5 (ep. 23 sea. 3)

In this episode wrap up our study of Gaudete Et Exsultate with chapters 4 & 5. We talk about everything from bullying on social media, the pitfalls of gossip, discernment, and how we can get rid of the poser and experience freedom in humility and poverty of spirit. We also talk about the gift of joy in the midst of struggle and living holiness in the small things. One Thing We Love This Week: Return of the Prodigal Son Interview with Bishop Barron on The Gathering Place Podcast by...


Episode 57: Book Study - GEE Chapters 2 & 3 (ep. 22 sea. 3)

In this episode we discuss chapters 2 & 3 of “Gaudete Et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad)” by Pope Francis. We talk about our tendencies to fall into judgmentalism or self reliance and how these creep into our spiritual life. We also talk about the beauty of the Beatitudes and our call to get honest with ourselves about our pride and embrace poverty of spirit so as to fully live the Christian life and embrace grace more fully. One Thing We Love This Week: A Meditation on GivennessCraig...


Episode 56: Book Study - GEE Chapter 1 (ep. 21 sea. 3)

In this episode we begin our 3 part study of “Gaudete Et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad)” by Pope Francis. We start with a discussion of Chapter 1, “The Call to Holiness”, and that this call is not for the elite, but for everyone to live out in their own unique way. We talk about the misconceptions of what holiness looks like, share some personal stories of how God brought freedom to areas we felt pressure to live a certain way, and how God wants us to come alive. One Thing We Love This...


Episode 55: How To Thrive In The Summer (ep. 20 sea. 3)

If you’d like to join us for our next study, it starts May 28th - “Gaudete Et Exsultate - On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World” by Pope Francis. If you’d like to read it, you can find it at your local Catholic book store or order it on Amazon In this episode we talk about how to thrive during the summer, when we aren’t in our normal schedules. We chat about some strategies to continue growing in our relationship with God and flourish in whatever situation we are in. We focus on the...


Episode 54: Mother Mary (ep. 19 sea. 3)

In this month of May, dedicated to mothers, we wanted to talk about our Lady, our Mother Mary. In this episode we chat about the calling of all women to spiritual motherhood and how we relate to Mary as our mother. We also discuss how Mary can be a powerful model for us of openness to the will of God and filling of the Holy Spirit and how she can assist us in our journey closer to Jesus. One Thing We Love This Week: Love Good Culture Discussion Questions: Journal Questions: Quote to...


Episode 53: The Holy Spirit w/ Fr. Dave Pivonka (ep. 18 sea. 3)

As we approach Pentecost this week, we thought it would be awesome to have a conversation about the Holy Spirit with Fr. Dave Pivonka TOR. Fr. Dave created the “Wild Goose” project with 4PM Media and has a deep devotion to the Holy Spirit. We had the pleasure of hearing Fr. Dave’s story and chatted with him about how to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit and practical ways to open our hearts to a new Pentecost in our own hearts. We were moved and inspired by this conversation and...


Episode 52: Inheritance (ep. 17 sea. 3)

In this week's episode we wanted you to hear the final talk from our Royal Women’s retreat. Mary Bielski talks about our inheritance as children of God, who is the King of Kings. She passionately shares about what it means to operate in authority, how to become more aware and strengthened by the cloud of witnesses, and how to live out our calling and purpose and receive provision from God. Here is the video Mary shows during the talk:...


Episode 51: Royalty (ep. 16 sea. 3)

In this weeks episode we reflect on the theme of our Royalty and how we are adopted daughters and sons of the King and therefore we are royal. We discuss the themes from the women’s retreat we did together in British Columbia last week and share about God’s invitation to us, our identity, how to grow in intimacy with Him, and our royal inheritance. One Thing We Love This Week: The Bloom Tulip FestivalThe film "Embracing the Unknown"Steffany Gretzinger - OxygenHillsong - “New...


Episode 50: Intimacy (ep. 15 sea. 3)

There is good news and bad news. The bad news is Michelle, Sr. Miriam, and Heather planned on recording a podcast while at the Royal Retreat held this last weekend in British Columbia. Because Michelle's flight was over 3 hours late they didn't have time to record a new podcast. The good news is we have a recording of Heather's talk from Saturday of the retreat on intimacy. Here are the two videos Heather used in her talk: AdoptionsWedding first looks Discussion Questions: What do you...


Episode 49: John 21 (ep. 14 sea. 3)

In this week's episode we break open John 21, where Peter goes back to his old way of life, encounters Jesus, and reconciles with him. We discuss how we often go back to our old ways after Lent, but that God is calling us to deeper intimacy and transformation. One Thing We Love This Week: “Find Me” - Jonathan Helser“What a Beautiful Name” - Hillsong“Nothing Without You” - Will Reagan Discussion Questions: Journal Questions: Quote to Ponder: “The invitation this Easter season is to...


Episode 48: Favorite Things (ep. 13 sea. 3)

We thought we would have a little fun this week with a light hearted conversation about some of our favorite things from movies to saints and everything in between. We have learned that in order to have thriving relationships, its so important to never stop learning about the other. Laughing and chatting about things we love, bonds people. We hope you'll take an opportunity to discuss your favorite things with a few friends over a coffee or glass of wine.


Episode 47: Book Study - Epilogue (ep. 12 sea. 3)

In this weeks podcast we finish our Life of the Beloved book study with “Living as the Beloved” and the epilogue. We discuss how God is Love and He desires to be loved by us. All that God has done for us deserves a response, a personal response to His goodness, His love, and His sacrifice. Thank you for joining us for the book study and we look forward to continuing the journey with you each week with the podcast. Join the Facebook discussion group here. One Thing We Love This...


Episode 46: Book Study - Given (ep. 11 sea. 3)

In this weeks podcast we reflect on the next chapter in Life of the Beloved, “Given”. We talk about the greatest gift we can offer another is not our talents, but our very selves. This allows for the deep connection and intimacy we all long for, but to give ourselves we need to first possess ourselves and know our identity as beloved. Join the Facebook discussion group here. One Thing We Love This Week: Steffany Gretzinger - Reckless LoveHere’s his audition!Magnolia Journal Discussion...


Episode 45: Book Study - Broken (ep. 10 sea. 3)

This week we continue our book study of “Life of the Beloved” chapter 5, “Broken”. We talk about how our brokenness is unique to our story and that God wants to bring healing and restoration to us. We discuss the ways that we can often numb out to the pain and how God is inviting us to live a more full and abundant life by living our identity as beloved. One Thing We Love This Week: “I’ll Keep You Safe” - Sleeping At LastMary Williams “Behold”“Closer Than You Know” - Hillsong...


Episode 44: Book Study - Blessed (ep. 9 sea. 3)

This week we continue our book study “Life of the Beloved” chapter 4, “Blessed”. We talk about how the deepest affirmation of our being comes from God who desires to bless us. Many of us have experience so many words of destruction and negativity that need to be restored by true blessing from God and one another. Hope you enjoy this weeks podcast! One Thing We Love This Week: "Better is one day' Discussion Questions: Journal Questions: Quote to Ponder: "To give someone a blessing is the...