Becky Carter2019-11-19T18:41:40-05:00

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.

Living The Vows: The Vows Project Ministry – Ep060

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Why does The Vows Project exist? Because marriage matters. Your marriage matters. The world needs your marriage to thrive, and yet it often feels like the world is stacked against marriage, against lasting fidelity, and against authentic happiness.

On this episode, we talk many things marriage during an interview with Cassie Kent and Megan Hjelmstad, two of the founders of The Vows Project.

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Guests:

Cassie Kent, wife to Mike for 11 years. Living in sunny San Diego, you can find Cassie busy homeschooling their 3 kids while working-at-home. Cassie grew up in a tight-knit Catholic Covenant Community where she credits most of her formation. Through summer camps and retreats she received many opportunities to grow in love with Christ and knowledge of Him.  She was blessed to further her faith formation and education at Franciscan University, where she met her handsome husband. The rest is history! When not wrangling and herding kids, Cassie enjoys organizing, making lists, decorating, lipstick, a perfectly curated cocktail and pretty much any BBC flick she can find! Grateful for all the weird, messy, odd or even predictable things in life that come together to make life beautiful, Cassie finds joy even in her everyday struggles.

Megan Hjelmstad is a wife and mom 24/7 and an Army Reservist in her “spare” time. She’s a bibliophile, tea drinker, sleep lover, and avid admirer of Colorado’s great outdoors. She’s a writer and Instagram Manager for Blessed is She, a global Catholic women’s ministry, and you can also find her published in Radiant Magazine and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She occasionally posts on her very neglected blog, www.positivelyimperfect.com, and loves to micro-blog frequently on Instagram at @positively__imperfect about all things faith and real life.

Show Notes:

Call to Action – 

  • Pray for your spouse daily
  • Offer up a small sacrifice daily for your spouse
  • Do a small and deliberate act of love for your spouse

Scripture – 

Prophetic Blessing:

The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”  Numbers 6:24-26

Saint Quote – 

“Now, we must help each other to get to heaven.” – Bl. Karl of Austria

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thriving in the Trenches – God Is Always There Waiting

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 

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God Is Always There Waiting: Guest Kellie Sheehan, Ep059

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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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Guest:

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.

Show Notes:

Call to Action – 

Look for the Lord, every day, in your everyday life. He is there, always waiting for you to come Home.

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 – 

“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

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thriving in the Trenches – Struggling onto Freedom with Virtue

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!


By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: Thriving in the Trenches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Struggling on to Freedom with Virtue – Guest Susan Husband Ep058

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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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Guest:

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.

Show Notes:

Scripture – 

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

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