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Advent and the Fellowship of the Feminine Genius: Interview with Ali Hoffman
Dec 10 • 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…
Advent and the Fellowship of the Feminine Genius: Part 1
Dec 3 • 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…
The Lordship of Jesus (ep. 11 sea. 4)
Nov 26 • 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…
Joint Restoration: Interview with Father Josh Johnson, Doctors of the Church Series Conclusion
Nov 19 • 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…
Doctors of the Church Part 4: St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Nov 12 • 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…
Doctors of the Church Part 3: St. Teresa of Avila
Nov 5 • 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…
69: Doctors of the Church Part 2: St. Hildegard of Bingen
Oct 29 • 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…
68: Doctors of the Church Part 1: Catherine of Siena (ep. 6 sea. 4)
Oct 22 • 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…
67: Teach Us to Pray (ep. 5 sea. 4)
Oct 15 • 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…
How to Begin Dreaming (ep. 4 sea. 4)
Oct 8 • 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…
The Principles of Abiding (ep.3 sea.4)
Oct 1 • 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…
Power of Connection (ep. 2 sea. 4)
Sep 24 • 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…
On Summer and Scandal (ep. 1 sea. 4)
Sep 17 • 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…
62: Summer Bonus – Meet Michelle Benzinger (ep. 27 sea. 3)
Aug 13 • 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 | Spotify | RSS Michelle Benzinger - Michelle Benzinger…
61: Summer Bonus - Meet Sr. Miriam James Heidland (ep. 26 sea. 3)
Jul 30 • 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…
60: Summer Bonus - Meet Heather Khym (ep. 25 sea. 3)
Jul 9 • 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.
59: End of Season Review (ep. 24 sea.3)
Jun 25 • 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…
58: Book Study - GEE Chapters 4 & 5 (ep. 23 sea. 3)
Jun 18 • 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…
57: Book Study - GEE Chapters 2 & 3 (ep. 22 sea. 3)
Jun 11 • 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…
56: Book Study - GEE Chapter 1 (ep. 21 sea. 3)
Jun 4 • 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…
55: How To Thrive In The Summer (ep. 20 sea. 3)
May 28 • 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…
54: Mother Mary (ep. 19 sea. 3)
May 21 • 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…
53: The Holy Spirit w/ Fr. Dave Pivonka (ep. 18 sea. 3)
May 14 • 34 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…
52: Inheritance (ep. 17 sea. 3)
May 7 • 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…
51: Royalty (ep. 16 sea. 3)
Apr 30 • 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…
50: Intimacy (ep. 15 sea. 3)
Apr 23 • 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…
49: John 21 (ep. 14 sea. 3)
Apr 16 • 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…
48: Favorite Things (ep. 13 sea. 3)
Apr 9 • 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…
47: Book Study - Epilogue (ep. 12 sea. 3)
Apr 2 • 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…
46: Book Study - Given (ep. 11 sea. 3)
Mar 26 • 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…
45: Book Study - Broken (ep. 10 sea. 3)
Mar 19 • 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…
44: Book Study - Blessed (ep. 9 sea. 3)
Mar 12 • 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…
43: Book Study - Taken (ep. 8 sea. 3)
Mar 5 • 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,…
42: Book Study - Becoming the Beloved (ep. 7 sea. 3)
Feb 26 • 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…
41: Book Study - Being the Beloved (ep. 6 sea. 3)
Feb 19 • 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…
40: Book Study - Introduction and Prologue (ep. 5 sea. 3)
Feb 12 • 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 -…
39: Unity (ep. 4 sea. 3)
Feb 5 • 31 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…
38: Pruning (ep. 3 sea. 3)
Jan 29 • 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…
37: Abiding Together with Jenna Guizar (ep. 2 sea. 3)
Jan 22 • 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…
36: To Begin Again (ep. 1 sea. 3)
Jan 15 • 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.…
35: Believe – Advent Part 4 (ep. 14 sea. 2)
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:…
34: Be Still – Advent Part 3 (ep. 13 sea. 2)
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 -…
33: Beloved - Advent Part 2 (ep. 12 sea. 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…
32: Belonging - Advent Part 1 (ep. 11 sea. 2)
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…
31: Prayer (episode 10 season 2)
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…
30: Abiding Together with Lisa Brenninkmeyer (episode 9 season 2)
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…
29: What I Would Say To My Younger Self (episode 8 season 2)
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…
28: Beauty Will Save the World (episode 7 season 2)
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…
27: Breakthrough vs Breakdown (episode 6 season 2)
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…
26: Hope in Seasons of Darkness (episode 5 season 2)
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.…
25: The Art of Loving (episode 4 season 2)
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…
24: How to Pray for Your Children - and people important to you! (episode 3 season 2)
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…
23: Rhythm, Rest and the Sabbath (episode 2 season 2)
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…
22: A New Season of Belonging (episode 1 season 2)
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…
21: Joy of the Gospel (part 5) - #021
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…
20: Joy of the Gospel (part 4) – #020
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…
19: Joy of the Gospel (part 3) – #019
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…
18: Joy of the Gospel (Part 2) – #018
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:…
17: Joy of the Gospel (part 1) – #017
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.…
16: Waiting – #016
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…
15: Pentecost - #015
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…
14: Fight like a Girl (part 2) - #014
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…
13: Flight Like A Girl (part 1) - #013
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…
12: We are an Easter People - #012
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…
11: Striving vs. Abiding - #011
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:…
10: Creating Community Wherever You Are - #010
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 only…
9: Abiding Together Podcast #009
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,…
8: Feminine Genius Part 4: Maternity – #008
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…
7: Feminine Genius Part 3: Generosity – #007
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…
6: Feminine Genius Part 2: Sensitivity – #006
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…
5: Feminine Genius Part 1: Receptivity - #005
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…
4: Little Girl Arise - #004
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…
3: Lent - #003
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 Already Are - Rebekah Lyons She Reads Truth - Isaiah Lenten Bible Study…
2: Our Word for the Year - #002
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…
1: Coffee, Unity, and Companionship – #001
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!