Becky Carter2019-03-19T10:22:34-04:00

Becky Carter and her tall, dashing husband are raising their five children in Northwest Arkansas. Becky is a Catholic revert, freelance writer, and podcaster who is passionate about Jesus, Scripture, and hosting a good party. Life with the Carter Clan isn’t always easy, but it’s always a blessing. She is pursuing joy in the trenches of motherhood.

With your host, Becky Carter, you will hear stories of real people with real purpose all for a God who loves with a real love. The trenches, where life isn’t always easy, but it is a place for women to be encouraged and equipped to uniquely and universally serve Christ in their feminine vocations. It’s a place to go deeper in faith in God, his Church, and in friendships. You are welcome here.

Thriving in the Trenches – Words of Wisdom We Ought to Ignore

Have you ever heard a piece of “wisdom” that has been passed on for generations? For example, “You can do anything you put your mind to” or “Do what makes you happy”. While these words can feel encouraging in a moment of stress, they may not be the most sound and virtuous ways to go about discerning life decisions.
Laura Hudgens, a writer, junior high teacher, momma, and my friend, sits down with me as we talk through several of these little sayings. As referenced in one of her Grown and Flown articles, these phrases have become ingrained into our culture of encouragement.
Of course, I always enjoy my friendly conversations with Laura, this interview is no different. So, I hope you sit back and enjoy – or fold your laundry – or drive to work — but nonetheless, ENJOY! This one will have you smiling, shaking your head and even singing, Amen!
By |October 7th, 2019|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thriving in the Trenches – Heart of Perfection

Do you ever feel like you are never good enough? You strive and strive. You make the tough choices. You practice virtue but can’t find the joy of obedience you have been promised? What have we been missing all along? I have got a podcast for you!
Sometimes there are books that just pierce the heart. Sometimes there are authors that instantly connect to readers. For myself, this is the book and this is the author. I could not wait to interview Colleen and dig, all the more, into what it looks like when our needs to be perfect in the eyes of the world and even in our spiritual lives become toxic and downright debilitating. Please do not miss this episode – and share it with a friend. It is time we seek God’s version of perfection — not the world’s.
By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thriving in the Trenches – Season 6 Is Here with Leah Darrow

We are starting this new season off with the fire of evangelization. Leah is a lover of Jesus and has a gift and a love for sharing the truths of our Catholic faith. With God’s grace, that sure is a powerful combination. Leah also shares with us how you can get involved with her Lux U community (which is open for a limited time this month for new registrants). After this episode, you may just feel compelled to go out and share the good news!
By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thriving in the Trenches – Closing Our Homeschool

I love homeschooling. I have been so thankful for all the years we had together, as a family, in that particular way. We had many successes and also many bumps along the way. It was such a blessing until it wasn’t anymore. Our family needed to close up shop and pursue other avenues of education. In this episode, I am NOT preaching school choice — that choice is a specific privilege for each family. Rather, I do share that what God has shown me, how he has consoled me, and the ways he has helped me grow in faith as I obediently let go of my own ideals and expectations.

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Closing Our Homeschool: What God Taught Me this Past Year Ep061

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I love homeschooling. I have been so thankful for all the years we had together, as a family, in that particular way. We had many successes and also many bumps along the way. It was such a blessing until it wasn’t anymore. Our family needed to close up shop and pursue other avenues of education. In this episode, I am NOT preaching school choice — that choice is a specific privilege for each family. Rather, I do share that what God has shown me, how he has consoled me, and the ways he has helped me grow in faith as I obediently let go of my own ideals and expectations.

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Call to Action – 

Ask God what expectations you have allowed other people (unknowingly) to put on you and are now painfully holding onto those impossibilities.

Scripture – 

“When I thought, “My foot is slipping,”     your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many,     your consolations cheer my soul. ” –Psalm 94:18-19

Saint Quote – 

“Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.” – St. Theresa Calcutta

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments