Showing posts from May, 2020

S2 E21 Mary Lenaburg

In the Season Two finale, we welcome a brave, loving soul with a heart for Christ. Mary Lenaburg is the author of Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God during the Most Difficult Days of My Life . She is also a speaker and someone you are going to want to follow on Instagram for her humor, honesty, and encouragement. By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Season Two both begins and ends with quotes from Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales (the patron saint of writers!), whom our host Lindsay has also quoted on her personal IG page . "Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it." Also mentioned in this episode is Ephesians 3:20-21: “Now to him who is able to accomplish far more than all we ask or imagine, by the power at work within us, to him b

S2 E20 Elizabeth Tomlin

Elizabeth Tomlin is an Army wife and mother of three. She is the author of Joyful Momentum: Growing and Sustaining Vibrant Women's Groups (a Catholic Handbook). An attorney by profession, Elizabeth is General Counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. She helped to establish the Military Council of Catholic Women, which is the women's ministry of the Military Archdiocese in 2010 and continues to serve on the board of directors. Elizabeth speaks often at Catholic conferences and parish retreats across the globe. She is a regular contributor to Salute, the magazine of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, and WINE: Women in the New Evangelization. She moderates a Facebook group called Joyful Momentum, which is a community of Catholic women involved in women's ministry. Elizabeth earned her bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 2002 from the College of William and Mary and her juris doctor from the George Mason University Antonin Sc

S2 E19 Gene Zannetti

Gene Zannetti owns Winning Mindset, a sport-performance mental training program, and is also the author of Spiritual Strength: Building the Total Athlete for Christ , which has received a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. Once a nationally ranked All-Ivy League wrestler at the University of Pennsylvania, Gene experienced a strong reversion to the Catholic faith following the 33-day consecration to Jesus through Mary. Thereafter, he founded Spiritual Strength, which offers retreats, presentations, and social media spreading devotion to the three hearts and fighting against the world, flesh, and devil. In this episode we discuss a common phrase within a new context: "Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss you will still be among the stars." We talked about these books, which we both recommend: 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley Marian Consecration for Children by Carrie Gress   Con

S2 E18 Katie Warner

Katie Warner is a Catholic children’s book author, speaker, National Catholic Register writer , wife, and homeschooling mom. She knows what it is to pursue holiness in the midst of a busy life, and she speaks with inspiring and contagious joy in this episode. Her quote comes right from our Lord, in His communication to a Benedictine monk as recorded in the book In Sino Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart—The Journal of a Priest at Prayer : “Give Me as much time as you can, and I will give you time and energy to do all that you must do.” Katie also calls to mind these words from St. Thérèse of Lisieux : “God cannot inspire unrealizable desires. I can, then, in spite of my littleness, aspire to holiness.” We love all of Katie’s children’s books, and hope you’ll get a copy of her newest title, Lily Lolek, Future Saint , illustrated by Amy Rodriguez, officially published May 19 and available now for pre-order. Visit Katie at her website , and follow her on Instagram and Facebook