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Becky Carter Megan Schrieber 2018-06-02T13:37:47+00:00

Becky Carter, co-host of Thriving in the Trenches podcast and Faith & Hospitality Editor for Helena Daily, is mother to five strong-willed children. She and her family returned to the Catholic Church after running away from it for 17 years. The years of searching for the truth have led her to be a fierce defender of the faith.

Megan Schrieber, co-host of Thriving in the Trenches podcast and Design and Wellness Editor for Helena Daily, is a Catholic mother of six, an athlete, interior designer, and speaker who is eager to address and defend the Catholic Church’s empowering vision of womanhood and religious freedom.

We are women encouraging and equipping women to universally and uniquely serve Christ in their feminine vocation.  By embracing joy, laughter, freedom and friendship, we are seeking to thrive in the trenches of our domestic churches.

Episode 55: Discussing Tough Moral Issues with Leila Miller

Do you wrestle with the hot topic issues in our culture? Do have a hard time wrapping your own mind around them? Are you looking for ways to start having these conversations with your children of any age? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is an episode we hope you will find very helpful. Leila Miller, our guest, considers this day and time an age of unreason. Far too many issues of the day are looked at and judged using human feelings in the name of mercy. We need to use our reason and most importantly, we need to teach our children to use theirs. The understanding of the objective truths in today’s tough moral issues will keep us rooted in Christ, our Catholic faith, and freed from the yoke of secular slavery. 

 

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Our Guest:

 

Co-author of Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues (with Trent Horn), Leila Miller worked in advertising before becoming a wife and stay-at-home mom. From home, she wrote a regular editorial column for The Arizona Republic  before starting her blogs, Little Catholic Bubble and LeilaMiller.net. Leila is active on facebook and has been featured on Catholic television, radio, and in print. Her previous two books, Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak and Raising Chaste Catholic Men, address in simple terms the Church’s timeless teachings on marriage, family, and the moral education of children.  She and her husband Dean have eight children and several grandchildren.

 

Show Notes:

 

Call to Action – 

Let us start educating ourselves and forming our reason so that we will be able to tackle the issues of our current day. Then, we will be to start forming our children (according to their age) so that they might stand firm against the thoughts of the world.

Scripture – 

I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:1-2

Saint Quote – 

It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”St. Pope John Paul ii

 

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Episode 54: How Parenting Brings Us Closer to God with Lindsay Schlegel

Becoming a parent typically takes one on a bit of a roller coaster ride. This journey of being a parent has many ups and downs and even some sharp turns and stomach losing drops that can really take us off guard. Motherhood has brought innumerable lessons to many of us including a few surprising twists. Raising our children is not just about them growing in faith but also our sanctification. Lindsay Schlegel shares some of the points from her new book that have begun to shape her as a mother and a child of God. The conversation was a very sweet opportunity to encourage all of us in our individual vocations.

 

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Our Guest:

 

 

Lindsay Schlegel is a daughter of God, wife, mother, author, and editor. She’s worked in basically every aspect of book publishing, from bookselling to marketing and publicity, from agency work to editorial. Since 2011, she’s worked as a freelance editor, and she contributes writing to a number of online sites, including Verily, Catholic Women Run, Natural Womanhood, and CatholicMom.com. She’s the author of the recently released Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God. She lives in New Jersey, in her husband’s childhood home with her husband (obviously!) and their four children–three boys and a girl. Another child awaits them, God willing, in Heaven.

You can connect with Lindsay at:

On Facebook, you can find me at https://www.facebook.com/LindsaySchlegelAuthor/
Instagram: @lindsayschlegs
                                                       My website is www.lindsayschlegel.com

Show Notes:

  • Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God, by Lindsay Schlegel
  • CatholicMom.com

 

Call to Action – 

Can you reach out to atleast one friend this week who may need an extra dose of encouragement? Receiving a genuine phone call from a friend who just wants to know how you are can be a blessing that we can’t put a price tag on. Let’s reach out to eachother.

Scripture – 

“A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter: he that has found one has found a treasure. There is nothing so precious as a faithful friend, and no scales can measure his excellence.” – Sirach 6:14-15

Saint Quote – 

““Holiness is not in the feelings of in imagination, it is reality. One thing that helps me and will help you is this: works of love are works of holiness.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta

 

 

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Episode 53: Good Enough Is Good Enough with Colleen Duggan – Thriving in the Trenches a Catholic Podcast

Do you ever wonder why you are so quick to anger? Do you ever stop and listen to what you are telling yourself in the way of self-talk? Colleen Duggan, wife and mother of 6, shares with all of us how she has worked to overcome this notion that she is supposed to be perfect, have a perfect spouse, perfect children, and be in control of everything in her life. Our life journey is our calling to walk out this path of sanctification while realizing that God loves us right where we are and that it is only by his grace and in his timing that we will overcome our sins.

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Thank you to Gina Fensterer of Someday Saints for supporting this episode – Check out on her blog, on Facebook, Instagram, and Etsy.

“Inspired by our own little space, I started designing cloths and prints for your home. I hope you enjoy them. The Family Litany of Saints is original to my shop, and one of the most popular items you’ll find listed here. Each one is custom-made for your family or loved one, with family name and favorite saints included.”  Gina

Our Guest:

 

Colleen Duggan  is a Catholic writer whose work has appeared in Catholic Digest, Creative Catechist, CatholicMom.com, Aleteia, and Integrated Catholic Life.  She is a catechist, leads Bible Studies, and speaks on Catholicism and Catholic parenting.  Duggan earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and psychology from St. Mary’s College and a master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame.  She is a contributor to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion and author of Good Enough Is Good Enough: Confessions Of An Imperfect Mom.

 

 

Show Notes:

Call to Action – 

Ask the Lord what his expectations of you are and to also show you what false expectations you need to let go of. And, as always, the grace to follow Him.

Scripture – 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,[a] looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” – Hebrews 12:1-3

Saint Quote – 

“It is a lesson we all need – to let alone the things that do not concern us. He has other ways for others to follow Him; all do not go by the same path. It is for each of us to learn the path by which He requires us to follow Him, and to follow Him in that path.” St. Katharine Drexel

By | September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 52: The Sexual Revolution Movie with Alana Newman – Thriving in the Trenches a Catholic Podcast

Living the lifestyle of an Atheist for many years on the west coast, then moving to New York and meeting a few joyfully married Catholics, Alana and her husband fell head over heels for the Catholic faith. The Catholic teachings on the human person, specifically, NFP, was a powerful driving force in their conversion. As a donor-conceived child, Alana knows first hand the implications of third-party reproduction. Through this episode, Alana shares more about The Sexual Revolution Movie, the history of the pill, the contribution of the Billings, and her own personal life with Christ.

 

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Thank you to Gina Fensterer of Someday Saints for supporting this episode – Check out her blog on Facebook, Instagram, and Etsy.

“Inspired by our own little space, I started designing cloths and prints for your home. I hope you enjoy them. The Family Litany of Saints is original to my shop, and one of the most popular items you’ll find listed here. Each one is custom-made for your family or loved one, with family name and favorite saints included.”  Gina

Our Guest:

 

 

Alana Newman is a Catholic convert, mother of 3, songwriter and recording artist and narrator of the new film Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae. She is also an advocate for donor-conceived people and started the online story-collective The Anonymous Us Project. A big advocate for Natural Family Planning, Alana teaches the Billings Ovulation Method in Louisiana.

 

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Episode 51: Summer Series: Heather Khym of the Abiding Together Podcast – Thriving in the Trenches a Catholic Podcast

We ladies at Thriving in the Trenches love to be able to inspire and encourage others in their Catholic faith. But even as much as we love to encourage others, we always appreciate being encouraged ourselves. The ladies over at the Abiding Together Podcast are a faithful Catholic voice full of encouragement and wisdom for all of us in the trenches. On this week’s episode we get to interview one of the three hosts, Heather Khym. It was such an uplifting conversation hearing the way the Lord has worked in Khym’s life and also through the lives of the other hostesses, Michelle Benzinger and Sr. Miriam James. You will want to make sure you are subscribed to this podcast, ladies. Enjoy the show.

 

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Our Guest:

 

 

Heather Khym – Heather has been serving in ministry since 1994 and passionately shares the Gospel through leading worship and speaking. She desires to help create environments for people to encounter God. She has ministered to a variety of audiences throughout North America with the desire for people to personally encounter God. She attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where she studied theology with a concentration in catechetics. In 2005, Heather and her husband, Jake, founded Life Restoration, a ministry which seeks to help people become fully alive and experience freedom and restoration in Jesus. Currently, Heather lives in Abbotsford, BC with her husband Jake and their 3 children Maria, Judah, and Evangeline.

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Show Notes:

 

Call to Action – 

Go follow and subscribe to this great podcast and be filled with the goodness the Lord does through these women!

By | August 26th, 2018|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments