March 19th, 2019 | 41 mins 17 secs
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Let’s talk about having people over! Why does hospitality feel so hard sometimes? The idea is so nice. Chatting in my clean living room, having beautifully prepared hors d’ourves, not running ahead of someone to make sure the bathroom is presentable ... But that’s not reality. We don’t need to have perfect homes and lives to invite someone in. So check out my tips for taking the plunge and and just do it!
March 12th, 2019 | 44 mins 53 secs
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Today we’re talking about how we can help the global Church through prayer and offerings, and the ministry of The Church in Need, a papal charity that supports the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed, or in pastoral need. My guest this week is Brooke Taylor, an author, runner, mama, wife, and a friend of mine. Brooke shares about her upcoming half marathon she will be running in the Holy Land, in order to raise funds and awareness for The Church in Need.
March 5th, 2019 | 38 mins 50 secs
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Our guest this week is Andrea Zachman, author of The Sacred That Surrounds Us, a book that helps reveal our Catholic churches as shrines of devotion, packed with symbolism and deeper meaning. Andrea shares how she came to write this beautiful book, and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at its inspiring content. This book is a great gift idea and perfect for anyone looking to discover more about the Church.
February 26th, 2019 | 43 mins 5 secs
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Inspired by Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I’ve been thinking a lot about all the areas in my life that need decluttering. It’s not just my home that is in need of tidying, but also my digital space, and (most importantly) my spiritual space. To that end, I’m issuing a decluttering challenge for these three spaces—Marie Kondo style. Listen in to hear the challenges and change your life!
February 19th, 2019 | 40 mins 21 secs
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This week my guest is Leila Miller, author of Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids To Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues. Leila is a wife, mom, grandma, and author who has been combating evil in the culture for decades. We chat about how to talk to your kids about hard-hitting Catholic issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, pornography, and transgenderism, and the reality of children encountering these topics.
February 5th, 2019 | 41 mins 58 secs
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It’s that time of year when the thrill of setting our New Year health goals starts to wear off and we are in danger of giving up on exercise. Let’s talk about how to deal with the temptation to throw in the towel, why you might be giving up on exercise, and how to make adjustments to reach your goals!
January 29th, 2019 | 43 mins 17 secs
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This week I am sharing a recent conversation I had with etiquette expert Jacquelyn Youst who talks about how her Catholic faith intersects with her work teaching children and business people about the basics of manners. I know you will find her inspiring!
January 22nd, 2019 | 43 mins 41 secs
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Humility gets a bad rap. Too many of us associate being humble with weakness, insecurity, and unlikability. But that is not the case! Humility is a virtue that goes hand in hand with trust in God.
January 15th, 2019 | 38 mins 58 secs
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Do you know what FOMO is? It’s a popular acronym that stands for “fear of missing out”. It refers to the times we feel left out or like we’re not measuring up to others.
January 8th, 2019 | 46 mins 6 secs
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Resolutions are easier to implement when broken down into smaller goals. To help you achieve your larger resolutions, I have zeroed in on 3 goals you can accomplish in 2019 for your body, mind, and soul.