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Joint Restoration: Interview with Father Josh Johnson, Doctors of the Church Series Conclusion

In today’s episode of the Abiding Together Podcast, we interview the wonderful Fr. Josh Johnson! Fr. Josh shares with us his insights about how the feminine genius complimenting masculinity is meant to restore the Church. He shares about his personal encounters with Christ in the deepest places of his wounds and how that changed his life and shaped his ministry. We also talk about how all of this impacts the current scandals in the Church and our response to our own sin, hiding, and pursuit...


Doctors of the Church Part 4: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Today's Abiding Together Podcast is part 4 of our series on the women doctors of the Church. This episode is on St. Thérèse of Lisieux. We talk in depth about her “little way”, a path of deep trust in God that allowed her to love in small and courageous ways and led to her sainthood. We chat about the universal call to holiness, the acceptance of our weaknesses, and how to grow in deeper trust. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam's One Thing - Undone Women’s Retreat:...


Doctors of the Church Part 3: St. Teresa of Avila

Today’s episode is Part 3 of our series on the women doctors of the Church, on the life of St. Teresa of Avila. We talk about the great gift of her spiritual writings, her humor, her practical wisdom and her reforming spirit. We talk about growing in self awareness and how we can move through spiritual pitfalls. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam's One Thing - Song “Fear Not” by Kristene DiMarco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0GQp-vTqOw Michelle's One Thing - Blessed Is She advent...


Episode 69: Doctors of the Church Part 2: St. Hildegard of Bingen

Today’s episode we dive into the life of St. Hildegard of Bingen, part 2 of our series on the women doctors of the Church. We talk about how amazing this woman was, her many talents and how she used the power of her voice and influence to help restore the Church. We also discuss places that we have lost our voice, the trap of self doubt, and letting God be strong in our weakness. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam's One Thing - The Anonymous 4 album “The Origin of Fire”...


Episode 68: Doctors of the Church Part 1: Catherine of Siena (ep. 6 sea. 4)

Today we begin our 5 part series on the women Doctors of the Church by first exploring the life of St. Catherine of Siena. St. Catherine was a preacher, influencer, writer, miracle worker, and mystic. In this episode, we chat about Catherine’s example of intimacy with God, her fiery heart and voice of conviction, how her hidden life fueled her passion for the Church and restoration, and how we can follow her example in specific ways. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam's One Thing - The...


Episode 67: Teach Us to Pray (ep. 5 sea. 4)

Learning how to pray is one of the topics Christians are continually striving to learn more about. In this episode we talk in depth about a couple of forms of prayer and also share some of our personal experiences and insights from our own prayer life. We hope that this conversation blesses you and encourages you to pray and encounter Christ more deeply. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam's One Thing - Her best pals Heather and Michelle! Michelle's One Thing - The Examen Prayer:...


How to Begin Dreaming (ep. 4 sea. 4)

In this episode we talk about how to begin dreaming about the things God is calling us to, which is very different than the cheesy instagram notion. We also share about dreams being deep desires that God places in our hearts to build up the kingdom and how to invite the Holy Spirit to restore the broken place so that new life can come forth. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam's One Thing - Torin Wells “Known” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbQ6Lfh5L14 Michelle's One Thing - Reese...


The Principles of Abiding (ep.3 sea.4)

In this episode we talk about the scripture from John 15 where Jesus invites us to abide in Him and remain in His love. We discuss the importance of being rooted in Christ and the stumbling blocks that get in the way of that. We particularly explore the concept of littleness vs striving and self reliance. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam's One Thing - Working in her mom’s garden! Michelle's One Thing - Haley Stewart’s new book “The Grace of Enough” -...


Power of Connection (ep. 2 sea. 4)

In this episode we talk about the power of connection and the shared human desire to be connected to one another. We discuss how authentic Christianity is not lived in isolation, the importance of vulnerability, being present to the present moment, and learning to love well and grow out of unhealthy patterns of relating to others.


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 has...


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 to...


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 Blessed...


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 hope...