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.
A story of many loves, yet only one love that would finally fill this woman’s heart after her father’s death. When Kellie Sheehan moved across the country to work at the New York City Ballet, she found herself wandering and unknowingly looking for God’s love while on the wrong path. This is a love story of a woman, pursued by her Heavenly Father. A Heavenly Mother, a twin sister, and an earthly mother that all persevered in love and prayer – until this prodigal daughter found her way back home.
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Kellie Sheehan is a Catholic convert, single woman and draper at the New York City Ballet. Creating beauty in work and life is her calling. She loves art, history, dance, a good whiskey, and praying the Rosary in Irish. She strives every day to increase her devotion to Mary and to become worthy of the title, daughter of the Most High King.
Call to Action –
Look for the Lord, every day, in your everyday life. He is there, always waiting for you to come Home.
“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 –
“How sweet is the way of Love! True, one may fall, one may not be always faithful, but Love, knowing how to draw profit from all, very quickly consumes whatsoever may displease Jesus, leaving naught but humble and profound peace in the innermost soul.” – St. Therese Lisieux
This week I welcome back previous guest, Susan Husband-wife, mom of seven boys, and a woman after God’s own heart. Susan’s conversation does focus on training up children in virtue, but all that we speak of is applicable to all of us as we struggle on to freedom in Christ through the virtues that God graces us with. Take a listen, share with a friend, and let us persevere as we carry our crosses in life and finish out this Lenten season. Come on Easter!
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Susan Husband is a farm wife and mama to 7 ornery boys. Cold beer, long country runs, and Jesus rescues her from the dirt, testosterone, and laundry that breeds while she sleeps. You can find her blogging at Sole Searching Mama, or you can also get her wit and wisdom on Instagram and Facebook.
- Podcast Episode 13 with Susan on Modesty
- Susan’s blog post introducing the Modesty episode
- Susan’s virtue series on Instagram
- Susan’s blog post on virtue, There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Boy
- Boy’s Town the movie
- The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur: The Woman Whose Goodness Changed Her Husband from Atheist to Priest
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2 and live in love, as Christ loved us[a] and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:1-2
God has created in each one of us uniqueness and beauty that reflects his goodness and calling — our creator’s fingerprint on our souls. From a young age, Kessie Thomas was gathering people into communities with the purpose to grow others in faith. Hear how this south Louisiana woman said, “yes”, gathered other willing co-founders, and allowed God to grow it all into a women’s conference that reached the hearts of 700 women.
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Kessie Thomas was born and raised in Louisiana; A wife to a Cajun Deacon, mother of 7 here on earth ages 18-2 and 2 sweet babies in heaven. She has been a homeschool mom since the beginning but this past year has transitioned into a local classical education at John Paul the Great. She is the Owner of an internet-based business called Simplicities of Life where she creates rosaries, chaplets, and religious jewelry. She recently co-founded and directed the Abide 2019 Catholic Women’s Conference. Kessie enjoys bonding with her family with plenty of fun-filled outdoor activities. Equally, she enjoys and needs regular quiet time with our Lord. Kessie has been invited to share her story at multiple gatherings while creating community along the way. Most evenings you can find her on her wine porch sharing a glass with her husband, visiting with her teens and watching the kids play. You can find her at @rosarylady at Instagram, www.simplicitiesoflife.com for her business, and www.cajunpowersauce.com for the deacon’s delicious cajun creations.