J1ST 042: Fatima

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID My husband and I just got back from a week in Fatima and I am so excited to share a little about it with you. Now, I bet that most of you have very little interest in the details of our travels, so instead of blabbing on and on …

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The Small Things Community: all the details

Gates will be thrown open for The Small Things Community is just a few date! Yay! In case you have any lingering questions or concerns, I recorded a video that walks through ALL the details of the community. I hope that this helps clear up all confusion and allows you to fully discern if this …

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J1ST 041: The Call to Holiness

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there! Today I am, once again, proving that I have no fear. I am tackling a BIG topic: holiness. Why am I tackling this topic? Because I’m perfect? Because I have some sort of saintly-insight to share with you? Nope. I’m talking about holiness because I too am …

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J1ST 040: The Importance of NOW

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there, my friends! Today’s podcast episode was born out of a little project I have been working hard on behind the scenes. For the past few weeks, I have been reading everything I can get my hands on about prayer so that I can help you (and me) …

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A new direction…

There are few things I treasure more than the words that Mary spoke during her many apparitions. I love the words of motherly care she spoke to Juan Diego in Guadalupe. I treasure the words of happiness, not here but in the next world, she spoke to Bernadette in Lourdes. But besides loving us, Mary …

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J1ST 039 Self Care Amid Suffering

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey friends- Today’s podcast episode is a bit of a personal one, so if you are sick of hearing me share about the baby I lost last fall, you might want to skip this episode. You see, although we have been infinitely blessed by and through the still-birth loss …

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J1ST 038: Why Mary?

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hello and welcome back! Here’s hoping that you had a JOYFUL Easter and that you are still celebrating in earnest!  After all, we are an EASTER PEOPLE. I thought we would kick off this Easter Season with a podcast I have been meaning to record and send out into …

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J1ST 037: Greed

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there my friend! First things first, happy Holy Week! I LOVE Holy Week.  I love all the pomp and incense and long services and drama.  I just LOVE IT. Isn’t it so great to be Catholic and belong to a church that really lets us enter into the …

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J1ST 036: Sloth

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey friends! Well, in case you’ve missed it, we’ve been spending all of Lent really digging into the seven vices we all face. To do this I have been pulling SO MUCH wisdom from Venerable Fulton Sheen’s incredible book, Victory Over Vice. We have already covered Anger, Envy, Lust, …

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J1ST 035: Gluttony

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID   Hey there, friends. Today, we are tackling the Vice that I have been dreading since the beginning of this series: Gluttony. For some reason, the idea that food can lead to sin is just a little bit hard for me. It is hard for me to understand and …

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Free Printable Finger Puppets for Lent

Hello there, friends! I hope your Lent has been wonderfully restful and fruitful. Mine, thus far, has fallen a little bit short of expectations, but that, of course, is 100% my doing. It is hard for me to embrace quiet, even thought I REALLY need to! In these next weeks, and especially during Holy Week, …

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J1ST 034: Pride

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID You guys are just blowing me away with your response to this Lenten Series on the Podcast where we are digging through the Vices we all face.  So far, we’ve talked about Anger, Envy, and Lust, and, although I am flattered, and want to give myself a big …

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J1ST 033: Lust

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there, and welcome back to the 3rd installment of the Lenten Podcast Series on the Vices. Today’s episode focuses on LUST, and, before I go into the details of this episode, I want to warn you that I felt I needed to use real language while discussing this …

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J1ST 032: Envy

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hello dear friends! Well, based on the HUGE response to last week’s podcast, I have a feeling I’m not the only one that struggles with vices!  Thank you to all of you that wrote such encouraging and vulnerable emails and Facebook messages to me after listening to last week’s …

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J1ST 031: Anger

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID First of all, I pray that your Lent is off to a beautiful and Holy start! To be completely honest, I have been CRAVING Lent. My life has just started to feel a little too noisy and busy and I am glad the Church is wise enough to give …

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The Rosary: The Prayer of Sinners

I have been talking about the Rosary a lot around here lately. About my Marian experience, reasons everyone should be praying the Rosary daily and ways to make time to pray the Rosary. Hundreds of people have responded and purchased the Rosary Booklet or shared their love for the Rosary with me. It has been incredible and …

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J1ST 030: Lenten Resolutions

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID We are one week from Lent, so it’s time to start planning! I really love Lent. I love an opportunity to get back into those good habits I’ve lost track of and just dwell in the quiet a bit more. I also love being a part of a Catholic …

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3 Reasons Praying the Rosary is NOT Boring

As you are likely aware, praying the Rosary requires reciting the Hail Mary 53 times, the Our Father 6 times, and various other prayers a number of time as well. On paper the Rosary can seem…boring. Tedious. Perhaps you feel that way about the Rosary. But then why were so many very holy men and …

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