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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 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.

 

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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:

 

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

Reparation. I Just Can’t – A Special Episode – Thriving in the Trenches a Catholic Podcast

We have gone through many emotions, likely similar to many of you. In this episode, we just want to connect with you and share with you what has been on our hearts and in our minds during this most horrific time in our Church. This is by far not an exhaustive expression of our feelings, but we wanted to answer those who had reached out to hear from us. Maybe, hopefully, we can also share some words of encouragement during these very difficult times through this episode. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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24 “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations[c] but now made manifest to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, striving with all the energy which he mightily inspires within me.” Colossions 1:24-29

By | August 24th, 2018|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 50: Unprotected – The Untold Story of the Sexual Revolution with Don Johnson – Thriving in the Trenches a Catholic Podcast

Don Johnson, our guest for our 50th episode of the podcast, also coincides with the month of the 50th anniversary of the culture – shocking papal encyclical titled, Humanae Vitae. This Catholic convert, author, and filmaker sees his calling to evangelize as a gift but also admits the struggle to always walk in faith. Don not only shares pieces of his conversion story with us but he also takes us behind the scenes of the film which  further exposes the lies behind the sexual revolution, including the history of the iconic Cosmopolitan empire.

 

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Our Guest:

 

Don Johnson is an author, speaker, radio show host, and filmmaker. After spending over 20 years in protestant evangelistic work, including extensive experience as an inner city youth worker and young adult pastor, he entered the Catholic Church in 2015. Don has a B.A. in Theology, Missions and Intercultural Studies from San Jose Christian College, an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, and an M.A. in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has also done graduate work in the evangelism program at Multnomah Seminary and the philosophy of Religion program at Talbot School of Theology. Don is the producer and director of Unprotected and  Convinced and the author of How to Talk to a Skeptic: An Easy to Follow Guide for Natural Conversations and Effective Apologetics. Don’s interests include hosting tours of the Holy Land.  He and his wife have four children and enjoy hiking through National Parks.

 

Show Notes:

  • To purchase Unprotected, Convinced, or any other of Don’s publications, click here.

 

 

By | August 12th, 2018|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments