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Providing a place of connection, rest and encouragement for women who are on the journey of living out their passion and purpose in Jesus Christ.


S06 Episode 14: Making Room for Others
Dec 9 • 46 min
In the second part of our Advent series, we interview Ennie Hickman, our good friend and founder of Del Rey Collective. We talk in depth about what it means to actually love our neighbor and how to make “room at the inn” for strangers and people in the…
S06 Episode 13: The Light Shines in the Darkness
Dec 2 • 45 min
In this episode we have a fascinating interview with Fr. Justin Brady, priest and exorcist for the Diocese of Boise. We talk about the battle between the light and the dark and how the enemy attempts to keep us far from God. We often forget that God has…
S06 Episode 12: Gratitude
Nov 25 • 32 min
In this episode we talk about the power of gratitude and how it can dramatically change our perspectives and transform our experience of the world. Gratitude helps us to change the focus from ourselves or the things we don’t have to a heart that is…
S06 Episode 11: The Gift of Wonder
Nov 18 • 34 min
In this episode we discuss the importance of having a sense of wonder in our lives. Too often we get so focused on the tasks and pressures of life that we miss the moments that God is revealing His majesty and beauty to us in personal ways. It is these…
S06 Episode 10: The Holy Spirit - We are Family Series Part 3
Nov 11 • 38 min
In this episode we wrap up our 3-part series on the Trinity with the Holy Spirit. We talk about how the Holy Spirit is the love between the Father and the Son and is our Advocate and Comforter.
S06 Episode 9: Jesus - We are Family Series Part 2
Nov 4 • 34 min
In this episode we talk about Jesus Christ as the one who brings us into intimacy with himself. We find in him the one to whom our hearts belong, who brings healing and restores hearts. We talk about who Jesus is to us and how to grow in relationship with…
S06 Episode 8: God the Father - We are Family Series Part 1
Oct 28 • 41 min
With this episode we start a 3-part series on the persons of the Trinity. This week, we talk about God as Father.
S06 Episode 7: The Power of Scripture
Oct 21 • 30 min
Through delving into the Word of God that we encounter the heart of God, we find out who we are, and we proclaim the truth of who He is.
S06 Episode 6: Renewal of Religious Life: Interview with Fr. John Burns
Oct 14 • 49 min
the visible sign of a religious sister who lives her vocation as the bride of Christ, shows us that our hearts are made for God. We also discuss vocation as a calling to love and how restored femininity and masculinity is essential for fully living our…
S06 Episode 5: Eucharistic Amazement: May We Never Lose Our Wonder
Oct 7 • 32 min
Eucharist Amazement: May We Never Lose Our Wonder In this episode we talk about the new pew report that shows only ⅓ of American Catholics believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. We share about how we need to renew Eucharistic…
S06 Episode 4: How to Accompany Someone Through A Hard Season
Sep 30 • 32 min
how to journey with each other through hardships and offer the powerful gift of presence
S06 Episode 3: I Choose You
Sep 23 • 37 min
John 15:16 God tells us that He chooses us and calls us to bear fruit that will last
S06 Episode 2: Words Have Power
Sep 16 • 34 min
Our words can bless or curse, tear down or build up. How we can be people who bless others
S06 Episode 1: A Call to Holiness
Sep 9 • 41 min
we are all called to live a life of holiness. We have to be willing to go down to the depths, so that God can truly raise us from the dead to new life.
S05 Episode 25: Season 5 Wrap Up
Jun 24 • 29 min
This is our final episode of season 5! We revisit some of our favorite episodes and talk about the beautiful moments we have experienced with our community of listeners and Facebook discussion group. We also talk more about what restored femininity and…
S05 Episode 24: Forgiveness
Jun 17 • 41 min
the power of living a forgiving life, especially when it comes to parenting children, and how unforgiveness in our life can keep us in bondage, and stems from a wound that needs healing.
S05 Episode 23: The Heart of a Father - Interview with Fr. Mike Schmitz
Jun 10 • 44 min
In this episode of the Abiding Together Podcast, we had the pleasure of interviewing Fr. Mike Schmitz! Fr. Mike is a wonderful speaker and evangelist, but more than that, he is a beautiful witness of what it looks like to be a spiritual father. We discuss…
S05 Episode 22: The Holy Spirit with Fr. Dave Pivonka
Jun 3 • 35 min
As we approach Pentecost this week, we thought it would be awesome to re-release our conversation from last year about the Holy Spirit with our dear friend, Fr. Dave Pivonka TOR. Fr. Dave created the popular series on the Holy Spirit called “The Wild…
S05 Episode 21: The Art of Conversation
May 27 • 35 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sr. Miriam, Michelle, and Heather discuss how to have fruitful and authentic small group discussions that provide safety and opportunities for deep connection with others. We give insights into how to talk in a…
S05 Episode 20: Cultivating a Life of Prayer
May 20 • 34 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sr. Miriam, Michelle, and Heather discuss their own personal prayer lives and how it has changed through seasons and vocation. They also chat about how to develop a rhythm of prayer, cultivating spiritual…
S05 Episode 19: Restoring the Beauty Recap
May 13 • 45 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sr. Miriam, Michelle, and Heather recap their conference on restoring the beauty with special guest Fr. Josh Johnson. We talk about the four themes of our weekend and how this applies to all of us at every stage in…
S05 Episode 18: The Heart of a Mother
May 6 • 32 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sr. Miriam, Michelle, and Heather talk about the gift and calling of motherhood. Whether it be biological or spiritual motherhood, every woman is called to offer her maternity. Motherhood stretches our hearts to love…
S05 Episode 17: Rolling Stones
Apr 29 • 29 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sr. Miriam, Michelle, and Heather talk about Pope Francis’ Easter message and how we can truly live in the Resurrection. We discuss the power of God that can roll away even the hardest stones in our heart and what…
S05 Episode 16: Divine Mercy
Apr 22 • 30 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sr. Miriam, Michelle, and Heather talk about the gift of God’s mercy. In light of the diary of St. Faustina, they discuss how often we don’t turn to God in our weakness and sin because of shame or a belief that we…
S05 Episode 15: Healing the Whole Person: Interview with Dr. Bob Schuchts
Apr 15 • 43 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sister Miriam, Michelle and Heather have another heart to heart conversation with our good friend Dr. Bob Schuchts. Dr. Bob is a family and marriage counsellor for 40 years and founder of JPII Healing Center. Dr. Bob…
S05 Episode 14: Lent Book Study 6 - Keep Your Soul At Peace
Apr 8 • 35 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sister Miriam, Michelle, and Heather finish up their Lenten series on Fr. Jacques Philippe’s book Searching for and Maintaining Peace. They talk about how God wants to build a house where he dwells within us and how…
S05 Episode 13: Lent Book Study 5 - Beauty In Our Mess
Apr 1 • 37 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sister Miriam, Michelle, and Heather continue the conversation in week five of Lent on Fr. Jacques Philippe’s book Searching for and Maintaining Peace. We talk about how we often cover up our weakness and sin in…
S05 Episode 12: Lent Book Study 4 - The Life I Wish I Had
Mar 25 • 35 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sister Miriam, Michelle and Heather continue the conversation in week 4 of Lent with Fr. Jacques Philippe’s book Searching for and Maintaining Peace. We talk about the frequent human experience of wishing that we had…
S05 Episode 11: Lent Book Study 3 - How We Fight Our Battles
Mar 18 • 32 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sister Miriam, Michelle, and Heather continue the conversation in week three of Lent on Fr. Jacques Philippe’s book Searching for and Maintaining Peace. We talk about how fear often causes us to self protect or…
S05 Episode 10: Lent Book Study 2 - Fighting the Right Battle
Mar 11 • 30 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sister Miriam, Michelle and Heather continue the conversation on Fr. Jacques Philippe’s book Searching for and Maintaining Peace. They discuss the importance of learning to fight the right battles and how often the…
S05 Episode 09: Lent Book Study 1 - Battling for Peace
Mar 4 • 39 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sister Miriam, Michelle, and Heather begin Lent with reflections on the book Searching For and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe. They chat about the truth that without God we can do nothing and that…
S05 Episode 08: Marriage and Restoration with Dr. Bob Schuchts
Feb 25 • 47 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sister Miriam, Michelle and Heather talk with special guest, Dr. Bob Schuchts. Dr. Bob has been a marriage and family therapist for 40 years and is the founder of the JP II Healing Center. He shares about the five…
S05 Episode 07: Hope and Healing in Times of Trial
Feb 18 • 41 min
Today on the Abiding Together Podcast, Sister Miriam, Michelle and Heather talk about living with the reality of depression, anxiety and hardships in life. We have some vulnerable conversation about our personal journeys and share the things we have…
S05 Episode 06: Book Study Part 4 - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - Chapters 13-18
Feb 11 • 33 min
Today in the Abiding Together Podcast, we wrap up our book study on the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Part 4 (chapters 13-18). We chat about the resurrection, what it means to be restored and reconciled, and making space for childlike wonder. We hope…
S05 Episode 05: Book Study Part 3 - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - Chapters 9-12
Feb 4 • 31 min
Today in the Abiding Together Podcast, Sr. Miriam, Heather, and Michelle progress with the book study on the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (chapters 9-12). They continue to relate the story concepts with our spiritual life by discussing themes like…
S05 Episode 04: Book Study Part 2 - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - Chapters 5-8
Jan 28 • 34 min
Today we continue our book study on the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Chapters 5-8. We reflect deeper on the story and how it relates to our spiritual lives. Themes such as the battle of light and darkness, jealousy and making others feel small, the…
S05 Episode 03: Book Study Part 1 - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - Chapters 1-4
Jan 21 • 40 min
Today we begin our book study on The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chapters 1-4). We dive into the themes of this chapter such as innocence, faith, temptation, sin, and shared adventure. We hope you will continue to join us on the journey into this…
S05 Episode 02:The Power of Story
Jan 14 • 33 min
Stories are powerful ways to communicate deep things of the human experience in a way that touches us and makes us more human. Jesus is the perfect example of being a master storyteller, making His truth and teachings relatable and personal. We discuss…
S05 Episode 01: Word of the Year
Jan 7 • 37 min
Welcome back for Season 5! In this episode, Sr. Miriam, Michelle, and Heather kick off the new year by discussing the concept of a “word of the year”, a word given to us by God to help shape our heart, mind, and direction for 2019. They each share what…
S04 Episode 15: A Christmas Blessing Minisode
Dec 24, 2018 • 11 min
Merry Christmas from Sister Miriam, Michelle, and Heather! Today the ladies of Abiding Together bring you a special minisode: A Christmas Blessing.
S04 Episode 14: Advent and the Fellowship of the Feminine Genius: Interview with Debbie Herbeck (Part 3)
Dec 17, 2018 • 43 min
In this weeks episode we finish up our Advent series, the Fellowship of the Feminine Genius, with a wonderful conversation with special guest Debbie Herbeck. Debbie is a wife, mother, and grandmother who disciples young women and lives radical love in…
S04 Episode 13: Advent and the Fellowship of the Feminine Genius: Interview with Ali Hoffman (Part 2)
Dec 10, 2018 • 39 min
We continue our Advent mini series on the Fellowship of the Feminine Genius and interview the lovely Ali Hoffman! Ali is also known as “theoodlesofdoodles” on instagram where she creates beautiful quotes and art and is also a full time youth director. We…
S04 Episode 12: Advent and the Fellowship of the Feminine Genius (Part 1)
Dec 3, 2018 • 39 min
Today we begin a short Advent series on the Fellowship of the Feminine Genius. We break open what happens in the power of community and what it means to come together in a circle and champion one another and to offer a place to be seen, known, and…
S04 Episode 11: The Lordship of Jesus
Nov 26, 2018 • 33 min
In today’s episode of the Abiding Together Podcast, we talk about the Lordship of Jesus and what it means to truly submit our lives to Him. It’s often easy to fall into the trap of doing good religious works, without truly giving our whole life to the…
S04 Episode 10: Joint Restoration: Interview with Father Josh Johnson, Doctors of the Church Series Conclusion
Nov 19, 2018 • 43 min
In today’s episode of the Abiding Together Podcast, we interview the wonderful Fr. Josh Johnson! Fr. Josh shares with us his insights about how the feminine genius complimenting masculinity is meant to restore the Church. He shares about his personal…
S04 Episode 09: Doctors of the Church Part 4: St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Nov 12, 2018 • 43 min
Today’s Abiding Together Podcast is part 4 of our series on the women doctors of the Church. This episode is on St. Thérèse of Lisieux. We talk in depth about her “little way”, a path of deep trust in God that allowed her to love in small and courageous…
S04 Episode 08: Doctors of the Church Part 3: St. Teresa of Avila
Nov 5, 2018 • 44 min
Today’s episode is Part 3 of our series on the women doctors of the Church, on the life of St. Teresa of Avila. We talk about the great gift of her spiritual writings, her humor, her practical wisdom and her reforming spirit. We talk about growing in self…
S04 Episode 07: Doctors of the Church Part 2: St. Hildegard of Bingen
Oct 29, 2018 • 43 min
Today’s episode we dive into the life of St. Hildegard of Bingen, part 2 of our series on the women doctors of the Church. We talk about how amazing this woman was, her many talents and how she used the power of her voice and influence to help restore the…
S04 Episode 06: Doctors of the Church Part 1: St. Catherine of Siena
Oct 22, 2018 • 47 min
Today we begin our 5 part series on the women Doctors of the Church by first exploring the life of St. Catherine of Siena. St. Catherine was a preacher, influencer, writer, miracle worker, and mystic. In this episode, we chat about Catherine’s example of…
S04 Episode 05: Teach Us to Pray
Oct 15, 2018 • 36 min
Learning how to pray is one of the topics Christians are continually striving to learn more about. In this episode we talk in depth about a couple of forms of prayer and also share some of our personal experiences and insights from our own prayer life. We…
S04 Episode 04: How to Begin Dreaming
Oct 8, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode we talk about how to begin dreaming about the things God is calling us to, which is very different than the cheesy instagram notion. We also share about dreams being deep desires that God places in our hearts to build up the kingdom and…
S04 Episode 03: The Principles of Abiding
Oct 1, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode we talk about the scripture from John 15 where Jesus invites us to abide in Him and remain in His love. We discuss the importance of being rooted in Christ and the stumbling blocks that get in the way of that. We particularly explore the…
S04 Episode 02: Power of Connection
Sep 24, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode we talk about the power of connection and the shared human desire to be connected to one another. We discuss how authentic Christianity is not lived in isolation, the importance of vulnerability, being present to the present moment, and…
S04 Episode 01: On Summer and Scandal
Sep 17, 2018 • 37 min
Welcome to Season 4! We are so excited to start our new season in collaboration with Ascension. In our first episode we talk about our summer, introduce ourselves to our new listeners, but most importantly we share our perspective and our journey through…
S03 Episode 27: Summer Bonus – Meet Michelle Benzinger
Aug 13, 2018 • 15 min
While the ladies are taking the summer off here is a bonus episode where we get the chance to get to know Michelle Benzinger a little better. Subscribe to the podcast: Apple Podcast | Android Phone |
S03 Episode 26: Summer Bonus - Meet Sr. Miriam James Heidland
Jul 30, 2018 • 18 min
While the ladies are taking the summer off here is a bonus episode where we get the chance to get to know Sr. Miriam James Heidland a little better. Sr. Miriam James was raised in Woodland, WA and is a graduate of the University ofNevada-Reno where she…
S03 Episode 25: Summer Bonus - Meet Heather Khym
Jul 9, 2018 • 16 min
The ladies are off for the summer, but we have a bonus interview so you can get to know Heather Khym a little more.
S03 Episode 24: End of Season Review
Jun 25, 2018 • 36 min
In our last episode before we break for summer, we talk about the highlights of the season and revisit some of the themes that we loved. We had a lot of joking and laughter as we shared some of our personal experiences and we also checked in about our…
S03 Episode 23: Book Study - Gaudete Et Exsultate Chapter 4 & 5 (Part 3)
Jun 18, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode wrap up our study of Gaudete Et Exsultate with chapters 4 & 5. We talk about everything from bullying on social media, the pitfalls of gossip, discernment, and how we can get rid of the poser and experience freedom in humility and poverty…
S03 Episode 22: Book Study - Gaudete Et Exsultate Chapter 2 & 3 (Part 2)
Jun 11, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode we discuss chapters 2 & 3 of “Gaudete Et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad)” by Pope Francis. We talk about our tendencies to fall into judgmentalism or self reliance and how these creep into our spiritual life. We also talk about the beauty…
S03 Episode 21: Book Study - Gaudete Et Exsultate Chapter 1 (Part 1)
Jun 4, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode we begin our 3 part study of “Gaudete Et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad)” by Pope Francis. We start with a discussion of Chapter 1, “The Call to Holiness”, and that this call is not for the elite, but for everyone to live out in their own…
S03 Episode 20: How To Thrive In The Summer
May 28, 2018 • 33 min
If you’d like to join us for our next study, it starts May 28th - “Gaudete Et Exsultate - On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World” by Pope Francis. If you’d like to read it, you can find it at your local Catholic book store or order it on Amazon In this…
S03 Episode 19: Mother Mary
May 21, 2018 • 34 min
In this month of May, dedicated to mothers, we wanted to talk about our Lady, our Mother Mary. In this episode we chat about the calling of all women to spiritual motherhood and how we relate to Mary as our mother. We also discuss how Mary can be a…
S03 Episode 18: The Holy Spirit w/ Fr. Dave Pivonka
May 14, 2018 • 35 min
As we approach Pentecost this week, we thought it would be awesome to have a conversation about the Holy Spirit with Fr. Dave Pivonka TOR. Fr. Dave created the “Wild Goose” project with 4PM Media and has a deep devotion to the Holy Spirit. We had the…
S03 Episode 17: Inheritance
May 7, 2018 • 46 min
In this week’s episode we wanted you to hear the final talk from our Royal Women’s retreat. Mary Bielski talks about our inheritance as children of God, who is the King of Kings. She passionately shares about what it means to operate in authority, how to…
S03 Episode 16: Royalty
Apr 30, 2018 • 32 min
In this weeks episode we reflect on the theme of our Royalty and how we are adopted daughters and sons of the King and therefore we are royal. We discuss the themes from the women’s retreat we did together in British Columbia last week and share about…
S03 Episode 15: Intimacy
Apr 23, 2018 • 38 min
There is good news and bad news. The bad news is Michelle, Sr. Miriam, and Heather planned on recording a podcast while at the Royal Retreat held this last weekend in British Columbia. Because Michelle’s flight was over 3 hours late they didn’t have time…
S03 Episode 14: John 21
Apr 16, 2018 • 33 min
In this week’s episode we break open John 21, where Peter goes back to his old way of life, encounters Jesus, and reconciles with him. We discuss how we often go back to our old ways after Lent, but that God is calling us to deeper intimacy and…
S03 Episode 13: Favorite Things
Apr 9, 2018 • 35 min
We thought we would have a little fun this week with a light hearted conversation about some of our favorite things from movies to saints and everything in between. We have learned that in order to have thriving relationships, its so important to never…
S03 Episode 12: Life of the Beloved - Epilogue (Part 8)
Apr 2, 2018 • 29 min
In this weeks podcast we finish our Life of the Beloved book study with “Living as the Beloved” and the epilogue. We discuss how God is Love and He desires to be loved by us. All that God has done for us deserves a response, a personal response to His…
S03 Episode 11: Life of the Beloved - Given (Part 7)
Mar 26, 2018 • 33 min
In this weeks podcast we reflect on the next chapter in Life of the Beloved, “Given”. We talk about the greatest gift we can offer another is not our talents, but our very selves. This allows for the deep connection and intimacy we all long for, but to…
S03 Episode 10: Life of the Beloved - Broken (Part 6)
Mar 19, 2018 • 30 min
This week we continue our book study of “Life of the Beloved” chapter 5, “Broken”. We talk about how our brokenness is unique to our story and that God wants to bring healing and restoration to us. We discuss the ways that we can often numb out to the…
S03 Episode 09: Life of the Beloved - Blessed (Part 5)
Mar 12, 2018 • 30 min
This week we continue our book study “Life of the Beloved” chapter 4, “Blessed”. We talk about how the deepest affirmation of our being comes from God who desires to bless us. Many of us have experience so many words of destruction and negativity that…
S03 Episode 08: Life of the Beloved - Taken (Part 4)
Mar 5, 2018 • 34 min
This week we dive into part 4 of “Life of the Beloved” chapter 3, “Taken”. We talk about how being chosen by God does not exclude others, rather it is personal and includes everyone. We also discuss how to unmask the world, declare truth over our lives,…
S03 Episode 07: Life of the Beloved - Becoming the Beloved (Part 3)
Feb 26, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode we discuss “Life of the Beloved” chapter 2, “Becoming the Beloved” We chat about how we can allow the knowledge of being the Beloved to become infused in our daily life, moment by moment. We also talk about living the abundant life and…
S03 Episode 06: Life of the Beloved - Being the Beloved (Part 2)
Feb 19, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode we discuss the first chapter of our book study “Life of the Beloved” called Being the Beloved. We talk about what it means to be Beloved and the voices that come against that truth. Join the Facebook discussion group here One Thing We Love…
S03 Episode 05: Life of the Beloved - Introduction and Prologue (Part 1)
Feb 12, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode we begin our Lenten book study of “Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen. We begin with an introduction of who Henri Nouwen is and the Prologue. Join the Facebook discussion group here One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam’s One Thing -…
S03 Episode 04: Unity
Feb 5, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode we discuss the prayer of Jesus for unity, that we would all be one. We chat about how this is the heart of God and how we can grow in unity among denominations with our Christian brothers and sisters as the body of Christ. One Thing We…
S03 Episode 03: Pruning
Jan 29, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode we talking about spiritual pruning and how its a difficult part of the process, but necessary to bring about growth and good fruit. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam’s One Thing - Safe Sr. Miriam’s Other One Thing - Beyond The Blue…
S03 Episode 02: Abiding Together with Jenna Guizar
Jan 22, 2018 • 38 min
We are so excited to share this interview we did with our good friend Jenna Guizar. Jenna is the founder and creative director of Blessed is She, a Catholic women’s community committed to deepening a life of prayer starting with daily Scripture…
S03 Episode 01: To Begin Again
Jan 15, 2018 • 40 min
Happy New Year! Welcome to Season 3! In this episode we talk about beginning again, our word of the year, not settling for mediocrity, and how to engage in your life with new perspective and openness to the love of God. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr.…
S02 Episode 14: Believe – Advent Part 4
Dec 18, 2017 • 29 min
In part 4 of our Advent series “Believe” we are super excited that we get to record together in person! We talk about what it means to believe and hold on to God’s promises even in dark times and we reflect on Mary’s “fiat”. One Thing We Love This Week:…
S02 Episode 13: Be Still – Advent Part 3
Dec 11, 2017 • 29 min
In our third part of our Advent series we discuss how to find stillness in the busy chaos of life. God speaks in the stillness and its there that we meet him and find the answers to our restless souls. One Thing We Love This Week: Sr. Miriam’s One Thing -…
S02 Episode 12: Beloved - Advent Part 2
Dec 4, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode we continue our Advent series by talking about our identity as the beloved sons and daughters of God. In our deepest longing to be loved and known, God the Father calls us His beloved and invites into intimacy with Him. One Thing We Love…
S02 Episode 11: Belonging - Advent Part 1
Nov 27, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode we begin our 4 part Advent series with the topic of “Belonging”. Here we talk about the gift of belonging to God’s family and what this means to us as Christians. We also reflect on the women in the lineage of Jesus and how He redeemed…
S02 Episode 10: Prayer
Nov 20, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode we talk about prayer as an encounter with Love, a conversational relationship with God. We talk about different ways to pray and connect with the heart of God, what to do in seasons of dryness, and cultivating the discipline of prayer in…
S02 Episode 09: Abiding Together with Lisa Brenninkmeyer
Nov 13, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode we have a special guest and dear friend Lisa Brenninkmeyer! She is the founder of Walking With Purpose, a Catholic women’s Bible study that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We chat about how she…
S02 Episode 08: What I Would Say To My Younger Self
Nov 6, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode we talk about advice and words of truth we wish we could give to our young adult selves. We speak about places of identity, calling, that your vocation is not the finish line, and the importance of allowing people with wisdom to speak into…
S02 Episode 07: Beauty Will Save the World
Oct 30, 2017 • 31 min
In this episode we talk about the quote “Beauty will Save the World” by Dostoevsky. We discuss how true beauty leads you outside of yourself to humanity and to the Divine Creator, whereas the counterfeits lead us away. We address how paying attention to…
S02 Episode 06: Breakthrough vs Breakdown
Oct 23, 2017 • 31 min
In this episode we talk about how breakdown can lead to breakthrough if we allow God to enter into our pain. Join us as we discuss how to grow in deeper intimacy with God and experience healing and restoration. One Thing We Love This Week: Heather’s one…
S02 Episode 05: Hope in Seasons of Darkness
Oct 16, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode we discuss how to be a people of hope and not give into despair amidst the tragedy that we experience in the world. If we can keep the hope of heaven in our hearts, we can answer God’s invitation to be a beacon of hope to a hurting world.…
S02 Episode 04: The Art of Loving (with Chris Benzinger and Jake Khym)
Oct 9, 2017 • 49 min
Chris Benzinger and Jake Khym are back as our guests as we talk about the art of loving well. We journey into the topics of recognizing one another’s stories, championing dreams, how to bring the questions of our identity to God and fighting for (not…
S02 Episode 03: How to Pray for Your Children - and people important to you!
Oct 2, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode we feature our first guests! And they are men!! Jake Khym and Chris Benzinger join us as we delve into how to pray for your children, the blessing of their hearts and the hope we have for those whom God has placed in our lives. They not…
S02 Episode 02: Rhythm, Rest and the Sabbath
Sep 25, 2017 • 32 min
“The purpose of journeying together in spiritual friendship and spiritual community (whether there are just two of you or whether you are in a small group) is to listen to one another’s desire for God, to nurture that desire in each other and to support…
S02 Episode 01: A New Season of Belonging
Sep 18, 2017 • 30 min
“A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it.” - Peter Wohlleben Welcome to Season 2 In this episode we talk about beginning a new season, the daily encounter with God, the gift of presence in the moment to moment and the hidden life of…
S01 Episode 21: Joy of the Gospel (Part 5)
Jul 10, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode we wrap up our 5 part series on Pope Francis’s “Joy of the Gospel”. Sr. Miriam shares about her experiences at the USCCB Convocation that just finished in Orlando. We also discuss chapter 5, which is all about being Spirit filled…
S01 Episode 20: Joy of the Gospel (Part 4)
Jul 3, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode we discuss chapter 4 of Pope Francis’s “Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel”. In this episode we talk about how the call to move beyond our personal experience of faith to bring the Kingdom of God to the world. Also our need to learn…
S01 Episode 19: Joy of the Gospel (Part 3)
Jun 26, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode we discuss chapter 3 of Pope Francis’s “Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel”. We focus on the importance of love as the heart of the Gospel and how we need to have an ongoing personal encounter with this Love before we can…
S01 Episode 18: Joy of the Gospel (Part 2)
Jun 19, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode we talk about the second chapter of Pope Francis’s “Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel”. We discuss some of the challenges of today’s world and of pastoral worker and how to not be a sour puss :) One Thing We Love This Week:…
S01 Episode 17: Joy of the Gospel (Part 1)
Jun 12, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode we begin part 1 of our 5 part series on Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel”. We discuss the first chapter and what it means to be a missionary disciple who first encounters Christ personally.…
S01 Episode 16: Waiting
Jun 5, 2017 • 26 min
In this episode we talk about how God often calls us to wait and how we can find Him in the waiting. Sr. Miriam, Michelle, and Heather share insights and personal stories about how they have grown close to God in times of waiting and how the process is…
S01 Episode 15: Pentecost
May 29, 2017 • 32 min
“In this episode we talk about Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, and how we can prepare our hearts for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We focus in on 2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is…
S01 Episode 14: Fight like a Girl (Part 2)
May 23, 2017 • 37 min
“This episode is part 2 of our series on spiritual warfare called “Fight Like A Girl”. We discuss two more essentials in spiritual warfare which are taking authority and declaration. We begin with the quote from the Chronicles of Narnia “Lucy buried her…
S01 Episode 13: Fight Like A Girl (Part 1)
May 15, 2017 • 34 min
Joan of Arc said “I am not afraid, I was born to do this” We are in a world at war and as women we are called and empowered to fight for truth, beauty, and goodness. Join us as we have a conversation about practical ways to spiritually battle and wear the…
S01 Episode 12: We are an Easter People
May 8, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode we reflect on the quote “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” Saint John Paul II. We talk about what it means to be an Easter people and how to walk in the power of the resurrection in…
S01 Episode 11: Striving vs. Abiding
May 1, 2017 • 32 min
“In this episode we reflect on the scripture John 15:4-5 where Jesus invites us to abide in His love. Many of us live a life of striving and struggle, rather than accepting the invitation of abiding and trust.” One Thing We Love Sr. Miriam’s one thing:…
S01 Episode 10: Creating Community Wherever You Are
Apr 24, 2017 • 34 min
In this episode we discuss the power of community, the circles of community, the call to build one wherever you are and practical tips on how to do so! (Introverts-there is hope!) “We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the…
S01 Episode 09: Unfailing Retreat Recap
Apr 17, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode we recap the beautiful retreat we were blessed to lead March 31-April 2 in British Columbia. We were joined by 200 women from Canada and the US who journeyed with us into the deep realities of God’s unfailing love, healing from shame,…
S01 Episode 08: Feminine Genius Part 4: Maternity
Apr 10, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode we discuss maternity as part 4 of 4 in our series on the Feminine Genius. We talk about the incredible gift of being life-bearers in both spirit and body, the role of being a shelter for one another and the challenges of spiritual and…
S01 Episode 07: Feminine Genius Part 3: Generosity
Apr 3, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode we discuss generosity as part 3 of 4 in our series on the Feminine Genius. We talk about the power of God’s love which gives us the ability for generosity, our potential fears in being generous and a woman’s amazing capacity to give the…
S01 Episode 06: Feminine Genius Part 2: Sensitivity
Mar 27, 2017 • 31 min
In this episode we continue out 4 part series on the Feminine Genius as we discuss the topic of “Sensitivity”. We reference the Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem on the Dignity and Vocation of Women One Thing We Love: Poets and Saints by All Sons and…
S01 Episode 05: Feminine Genius Part 1: Receptivity
Mar 20, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode we begin a 4 part series on the Feminine Genius as we discuss the topic of “Receptivity”. We reference the Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem on the Dignity and Vocation of Women One thing we love: “Something Just Like This” by Coldplay
S01 Episode 04: Little Girl Arise
Mar 13, 2017 • 33 min
This week we talk about “Talitha koum” aka “Little girl arise” Mark 5:32-45 (nab) And he looked around to see who had done it. The woman, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and trembling. She fell down before Jesus and told him the…
S01 Episode 03: Lent
Mar 6, 2017 • 31 min
On this episode we discuss Pope Francis’s Lenten Letter and share our thoughts on how to make our Lenten commitments. Download here The One Thing We Love You Are Free Be Who You
S01 Episode 02: Our Word for the Year
Feb 27, 2017 • 28 min
We each reveal our word for 2017 and how God is deeply speaking into our lives in this area, we also discuss how to listen to God’s voice and how you can choose your word for the year. The One Thing That Is Bringing Me Joy Even When It Hurts by Hillsong…
S01 Episode 01: Coffee, Unity & Companionship
Feb 18, 2017 • 36 min
We discuss the quote, “if ever there comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of all mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known.” And we introduce our favorite things of the week!