Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Connect with Girlfriends. Know your worth. Find your joy.

About the show

Danielle shares advice, encouragement, and connection for Catholic women in all walks of life.

Episodes

  • 5 Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

    February 11th, 2020  |  38 mins 28 secs
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    How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? It can be a tricky date on the calendar for some of us who have high expectations and wind up feeling disappointed and unappreciated when things don’t go as planned. One antidote to that is to find creative new ways to celebrate love on February 14!

  • How to Love Annoying People

    February 4th, 2020  |  46 mins 21 secs
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    We all deal with annoying people sometimes. Whether the annoying person is a stranger at Mass, a co-worker, or your own husband, here are some ideas for ways we can answer God’s call to love every human being, even if they are getting on our nerves.

  • Why Catholic Fiction Matters (with Jacqueline Brown)

    January 28th, 2020  |  51 mins 12 secs
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    Our guest this week is Jacqueline Brown, author of the Catholic fiction series The Light Series. Jacqueline tells about her journey from a practicing clinical psychologist to Catholic fiction writer. Jacqueline shares about making time for beauty and art in everyday lives and the importance of Catholic fiction as a genre.

  • Don’t Hide Your Light

    January 21st, 2020  |  48 mins 10 secs
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    It’s easy to think we’re being humble when we’re really just being down on ourselves. Don’t hide your light! Let’s talk about some of our struggles in embracing the talents God has given us and allowing him to work through us to inspire and bless others.

  • 5 Spiritual Goals for the New Year

    January 14th, 2020  |  45 mins 59 secs
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    Happy New Year! Have you made spiritual goals for the year yet? What are they? This week, I want to share five ideas to inspire you.

  • Amazing Women Saints (with Claire Swinarski)

    January 7th, 2020  |  37 mins 9 secs
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    Claire Swinarski joins me to talk about some of her favorite women saints (and saints to be), including St. Therese of Lisieux and Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, who founded the Oblate Sisters in order to allow African-American women to enter religious life in the US.

  • Throwback Tuesday: How to Find out Your Gifts

    December 31st, 2019  |  41 mins 58 secs
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  • Throwback Tuesday: 6 Things You Should Do Every Day

    December 24th, 2019  |  52 mins 50 secs
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    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Have a cookie, put your feet up, and enjoy one of the top-downloaded episodes from the Girlfriends archive: 6 Things to Do Every Day. We always talk about how we can find peace, balance, and joy in family living, so here are six basic things to do every day to get there.

  • Preparing for Christmas in Your Heart and Home

    December 17th, 2019  |  33 mins 34 secs
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    Preparing for Christmas during Advent shouldn't be that different from preparing for the arrival of a new baby. In today's episode, I reflect on the ways that our advent waiting mirrors the kind of waiting we do while pregnant and expecting. Here are three simple ways we can focus on preparing for Jesus this Advent season.

  • Easy Advent Ideas for Busy Moms

    December 10th, 2019  |  36 mins 2 secs
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    Happy Advent! Are you feeling too busy and overwhelmed? Here’s help! This week, I am sharing some easy Advent ideas that are practical and do-able for even the busiest of moms.

  • Spend Advent in the Word of God (with Elizabeth Foss)

    December 3rd, 2019  |  47 mins 8 secs
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    My guest this week is Elizabeth Foss, wife, mother, author, and founder of the women’s ministry Take Up and Read. Join us as we talk about how to immerse ourselves in the Word of God this Advent.

    Elizabeth also shares about the newest journal available from Take Up and Read, O Radiant Dawn: An Advent and Christmas Journal, which focuses on daily Scripture study through the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

  • 6 Tips on How to Be More Grateful

    November 26th, 2019  |  46 mins 39 secs
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    It’s Thanksgiving week! Are you practicing an attitude of gratitude? Even though this is a special time for us to remember the importance of gratitude, being grateful in the everyday is something we can all work on improving. This week, I’m sharing 6 tips on how to be more grateful every day.

  • The Gift of Sacred Art (with Melissa Girard)

    November 19th, 2019  |  38 mins 2 secs
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    Melissa Girard joins us on Girlfriends to talk about the power of sacred art to reveal universal truths about humanity, the sacred, and man’s relationship with God.

  • How to Do Difficult Things

    November 12th, 2019  |  41 mins 45 secs
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    Today we talk about how to do difficult things, why we do difficult things, and how God is part of that process.

  • Reclaiming the Art of Homemaking with Dr. Carrie Gress

    November 5th, 2019  |  42 mins 24 secs
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    It’s easy to downplay the art of homemaking as home decor, but it’s so much more. In fact, one of the greatest capabilities of the feminine genius is the ability to make a place feel like home. I’m sitting down with Dr. Carrie Gress to discuss the power of creating a home both physically and spiritually and how we can more fully embrace our ability to build our homes for the sake of our families.

  • Hacks for Empty Nesters

    October 29th, 2019  |  39 mins 34 secs
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    Today's episode is all about empty nesters and how to deal with the transition of children leaving home! Don't worry though ... even if becoming an empty nester seems like a faraway reality, you'll still be able to glean some takeaways for the here and now.