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S2 E8 Amanda Martinez Beck “These are the treasures of the Church.”

Amanda Martinez Beck is the author of Lovely : How I Learned to Embrace the Body God Gave Me , as well as co-founder and editor for Ruah Storytellers (whose Lenten series launches tomorrow!). In this episode, Amanda shares what drew her to convert to Catholicism nearly five years ago and how recognizing herself as God’s treasure has impacted her life. Amanda shares a quote from St. Lawrence in the third century, in reference to the sick, the infirm, and others cast aside in Roman society: “These are the treasures of the Church.” She also shares a mind-blowing line she received from the Holy Spirit in prayer, which is worthy of its own episode: “Culture turns the wall of the human heart into a door.” Amanda introduces herself as the fat woman behind the  Instagram account @your_body_is_good  and the cohost of  the Fat & Faithful podcast . You can learn more about her newest project,  The Good Body Initiative , at her website,  amandamartinezbeck.com .  To suggest a quote or a gu

S2 E7 Scott Williams “Ask me in 20 years and we’ll see how successful these boys are. Then I’ll be able to tell you if I succeeded as a coach.”

Today we welcome Scott Williams, founder of Sock Religious , who brings us a quote he came across while coaching youth hockey, from Coach Piggy Lambert . “Ask me in 20 years and we’ll see how successful these boys are. Then I’ll be able to tell you if I succeeded as a coach.” Here’s the book on Coach John Wooden in which Scott found this inspiration: Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization . Whether or not you’re involved with youth in sports or ministry, listen in to have Scott’s quote help you embrace the present moment and be all God’s calling you to be right now. Your trust and faithfulness today will, with His grace, bear beautiful fruit in the future. Other quotes we discussed: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” –St. Teresa of Kolkata “It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingd

S2 E6 Emily DeArdo “Nothing can come but what God wills. And I am very sure that whatever that be, however bad it may seem, it shall indeed be the best.”

If you want to better understand redemptive suffering, Emily DeArdo is your girl. Author of Living Memento Mori: My Journey Through the Stations of the Cross , Emily is a joy and an inspiration. We hope this conversation encourages you, especially as we gear up for Lent. Emily’s quote comes from St. Thomas More: “Nothing can come but what God wills. And I am very sure that whatever that be, however bad it may seem, it shall indeed be the best.” Pick up Emily’s book wherever books are sold (try your local Catholic bookstore first!). Connect with Emily at her website, emilymdeardo.com , and find her on Facebook and Instagram (@emily_deardo). To suggest a quote or a guest, follow the show on Instagram, @quoteme_podcast , or contact Lindsay at her website, LindsaySchlegel.com . If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review wherever you find your podcasts, and tell a friend. Until next time, God bless you!

S2 E5 Alexandria Marrow “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”

Alexandria Marrow is a theology-teacher-turned-SAHM, who now focuses on writing. Most of her work is poetry and short fiction. Like Lindsay, she is a contributing writer for Ever Eden Literary Journal . (Check out our interview in Season One with Ever Eden publisher, Amy O’Connell .) Her quote was her mother’s favorite line: “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” These words from Henry David Thoreau take us into virtue, truth, goodness, and the struggle against contemporary relativism, and lead us back to the hope we have in the power of beauty. Listen in and be inspired! Be sure to follow Alexandria on Instagram, @amarrow001 , and her website, www.alexandriamarrow.com . As always, to suggest a quote or a guest, follow the show on Instagram, @quoteme_podcast , or contact Lindsay at her website, LindsaySchlegel.com . If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review wherever you find your podcasts, and tell a friend.