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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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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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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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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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J1ST 029: On Spiritual Reading

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID As part of the Lent Build-Up Fun (and yes, it is fun!), today’s podcast episode is about the joys and benefits of Spiritual Reading. Some people around here are total rock stars when it comes to reading about Catholic Saints, Catholic Teaching, or just Moral Living…but, if you …

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J1ST 026: On Being Holy, Catholic Families

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID December 31st was the feast of the Holy Family. I love this feast day, and to celebrate I posted a picture of my own family on my Facebook page. The picture was one we took just 4 days before our little Max, whom I had carried in my womb …

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J1ST 025: 2018 Goals (for me and you!)

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID First of all, Happy New Year, and Feast of Mary, Mother of God! I love New Years and an opportunity for a fresh start.  A chance to evaluate the previous year and look ahead to the the year on the way. Because of this I’m really into goals. Are …

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J1ST 023: On Gratitude

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Today’s episode is all about gratitude.  Yes, gratitude, even though we are now on the other side of Thanksgiving. I had originally recorded an episode on gratitude shortly before thanksgiving…but I forgot to save it and the episode was lost.  You’d think I’d know better by now.  Nope!  I …

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J1ST 022: On Still Being Here

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID A few days ago I wasn’t sure I would be publishing another post…or recording another podcast episode.  As you maybe already know, we lost our little Maximilian on Thanksgiving day, whom I had carried in my womb for 20 weeks.  Loosing a baby at 20 weeks is hard both …

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J1ST 021: Hardship and Peace

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there! Today’s episode is short and sweet, and gets at one of my serious struggles as a mom. It often feels like I am on an endless (and fruitless) quest to make my life at home raising kids just a little bit better.  Maybe if we stayed home …

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J1ST 020: The Holiness of Housework

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Housework is an unavoidable part of many of our days.  It is something we dread, and put off and force ourselves to just get through. But, housework can be much more than that. Housework is a call to and opportunity for Holiness. Although I struggle with this as well, …

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J1ST 019: Jennifer on Mercy Every Morning

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID I love a good story of hope, healing, and mercy.  Thanks be to our good and gracious God, our faith is filled with them, but the message of continued hope and the redemptive power of suffering never gets old.  For this very reason I loved the interview I …

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