October 20th, 2020 | 41 mins 21 secs
ascension, ascension press, bible study, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic family, catholic mom, catholic mother, catholic wife, catholicism, christianity, danielle bean, deanna bartalini, family, holy spirit, kids, living the catholic faith, mother, motherhood, not lukewarm, parenting, prayer, prayer life, relationship with jesus, religion, spiritual direction, spirituality, thomas merton
My guest this week is Deanna Bartalini, a wife, mom, writer, speaker, retreat leader, and educator. Deanna and I talk about growing in faith, the struggles moms sometimes face in establishing a daily prayer life, and the benefits of having a spiritual director.
October 6th, 2020 | 46 mins 19 secs
ascension, ascension press, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic family, catholic mom, catholic mother, catholic podcast, catholic woman, catholic women, catholicism, christian family, christianity, danielle bean, exhausted, faith, family, following christ, girlfriends, health, jesus, jesus christ, kids, motherhood, parenting, prayer, relationship with god, resting in god, sleep deprived, tired
This is an evergreen topic for us, isn’t it? This week we are talking about how to survive when you are sleep-deprived. Whether it’s a newborn, toddler, teenager or work situation that is robbing you of sleep these days, we will share some strategies for how to cope when you are just plain exhausted.
June 30th, 2020 | 43 mins 24 secs
ascension, ascension press, balance, bible, catholic, catholic faith, catholicism, danielle bean, family, forgiveness, god, jesus, jesus christ, kids, love, motherhood, notice others, parenting, prayer, serve others, spirituality
This week we are talking about how we can be Jesus in our lives today. This is what every one of us is called to do -- be Jesus to the people God places in our life. Here are 4 ways I am thinking it about these days. How might they apply to your life, starting right now?
June 23rd, 2020 | 40 mins 50 secs
ascension, ascension press, balance, catholic, catholicism, danielle bean, family, fitness, god distant, health, kids, motherhood, parenting, prayer, presence of god, schedule, spirituality, tips
Sometimes, because of unrest in the world or unrest in our souls or unrest in our personal lives, it can feel like God is far away. Where is God when we suffer a global pandemic, racial injustice, political violence, and war?
March 26th, 2019 | 45 mins 31 secs
ascension, ascension press, balance, catholic, catholic mom, catholicism, danielle bean, family, impatient, kids, moms, motherhood, parenting, patience, patient, prayer, spirituality, stress, virtue, women
Is patience a struggle for you? Join the club! Being more patient is something we can all afford to work on. Not just because patience is a virtue, but because we can negatively affect relationships with others and our own happiness when we are impatient.
November 20th, 2018 | 40 mins 23 secs
ascension, ascension press, balance, boundaries, catholic, catholicism, danielle bean, extended family, family, fitness, health, holiday stress, kids, motherhood, parenting, prayer, relationships, spirituality
The holidays, with all their gatherings and expectations are rife with conflict. It’s time to talk about setting boundaries with family.