Lindsay Schlegel2019-09-23T16:10:53-05:00

A lifelong Catholic and lover of words, Lindsay Schlegel is a writer and editor with over 15 years’ experience in publishing. She is passionate about the reality of God’s love for each of us. She contributes regularly to Verily, CatholicMom.com, Natural Womanhood, and Aleteia. She’s also the author of Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me God, in which she reimagines the phrases she repeats to her children every day as wisdom and care from God the Father. Lindsay lives in her New Jersey hometown with her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband and their four children. Connect with her on social media or at LindsaySchlegel.com.

Quote Me is a weekly podcast that seeks to encourage, inspire, and lift up our listeners to be all they were created to be. Words are powerful. Recognizing and celebrating the impact they have on our lives can comfort or challenge us–or both at once!

Sometimes on her own and other times with a guest, Lindsay Schlegel looks at the source of a quote, how it came into her or her guest’s life, and what impact it’s had. In these conversations, she hopes to honor the truth, beauty, and goodness of well-chosen language and thus to glorify God.

S2 E7 Scott Williams “Ask me in 20 years and we’ll see how successful these boys are. Then I’ll be able to tell you if I succeeded as a coach.”

Today we welcome Scott Williams, founder of Sock Religious, who brings us a quote he came across while coaching youth hockey, from Coach Piggy Lambert.

“Ask me in 20 years and we’ll see how successful these boys are. Then I’ll be able to tell you if I succeeded as a coach.”

Here’s the book on Coach John Wooden in which Scott found this inspiration: Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization.

Whether or not you’re involved with youth in sports or ministry, listen in to have Scott’s quote help you embrace the present moment and be all God’s calling you to be right now. Your trust and faithfulness today will, with His grace, bear beautiful fruit in the future.

Other quotes we discussed:
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
–St. Teresa of Kolkata
“It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.
The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent
enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of
saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the Church’s mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.
This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an
opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master
builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.”
–Attributed to St. Oscar Romero

Get your socks at sockreligious.com and follow Scott on Instagram (@sockreligious).

To suggest a quote or a guest, follow the show on Instagram, @quoteme_podcast, or contact Lindsay at her website, LindsaySchlegel.com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review wherever you find your podcasts, and tell a friend.

Until next time, God bless you!

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Quote Me, Uncategorized|0 Comments

S2 E6 Emily DeArdo “Nothing can come but what God wills. And I am very sure that whatever that be, however bad it may seem, it shall indeed be the best.”

If you want to better understand redemptive suffering, Emily DeArdo is your girl. Author of Living Memento Mori: My Journey Through the Stations of the Cross, Emily is a joy and an inspiration. We hope this conversation encourages you, especially as we gear up for Lent.

Emily’s quote comes from St. Thomas More:

“Nothing can come but what God wills. And I am very sure that whatever that be, however bad it may seem, it shall indeed be the best.”

Pick up Emily’s book wherever books are sold (try your local Catholic bookstore first!). Connect with Emily at her website, emilymdeardo.com, and find her on Facebook and Instagram (@emily_deardo).

To suggest a quote or a guest, follow the show on Instagram, @quoteme_podcast, or contact Lindsay at her website, LindsaySchlegel.com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review wherever you find your podcasts, and tell a friend.

Until next time, God bless you!

By |February 11th, 2020|Categories: Quote Me, Uncategorized|0 Comments

S2 E5 Alexandria Marrow “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”

Alexandria Marrow is a theology-teacher-turned-SAHM, who now focuses on writing. Most of her work is poetry and short fiction. Like Lindsay, she is a contributing writer for Ever Eden Literary Journal. (Check out our interview in Season One with Ever Eden publisher, Amy O’Connell.)

Her quote was her mother’s favorite line:

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”

These words from Henry David Thoreau take us into virtue, truth, goodness, and the struggle against contemporary relativism, and lead us back to the hope we have in the power of beauty.

Listen in and be inspired!

Be sure to follow Alexandria on Instagram, @amarrow001, and her website, www.alexandriamarrow.com.

As always, to suggest a quote or a guest, follow the show on Instagram, @quoteme_podcast, or contact Lindsay at her website, LindsaySchlegel.com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review wherever you find your podcasts, and tell a friend.

Until next time, God bless you!

By |February 4th, 2020|Categories: Quote Me, Uncategorized|0 Comments

S2 E4 Tim Lucchesi “He (Jesus) assigns as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman.”

It’s a joy to welcome Tim Lucchesi, stay-at-home dad, director of Chaste Love, and co-host of the new podcast, Home But Not Alone, to the show.

Tim brings us a quote from Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. This quote comes from the 101st talk in the series, given on November 24, 1982, titled “Christ Opened Marriage to the Saving Action of God.” Here’s the short version:

“He (Jesus) assigns as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman.”

And here’s the long version:

“Christ, in the Sermon on the Mount, gives his own interpretation of the commandment, ‘You shall not commit adultery’—an interpretation constitutes a new ethos—with the same lapidary words he assigns as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman: and simultaneously (even though this can be deduced from the text only in an indirect way), he also assigns to every woman the dignity of every man. Finally he assigns to every one—both to man and woman—their own dignity, in a certain sense, the sacrum of the person.”

Here, too, is the purported C.S. Lewis quote that Lindsay mentions (which, it turns out, he never actually said; sorry): “You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”

Learn more about Tim’s ministry at chastelove.org and @thechastelove on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And be sure to check out Home But Not Alone, co-hosted by Tim and Sara Estabrooks (who we welcomed to the show S2:E1).

To suggest a quote or a guest, follow the show on Instagram, @quoteme_podcast, or contact Lindsay at her website, LindsaySchlegel.com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review wherever you find your podcasts, and tell a friend.

Until next time, God bless you!

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: Quote Me, Uncategorized|0 Comments

S2 E3 Amy Brooks “You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.”

Listeners, you’re in for a treat as we spend some time with Amy Brooks, author of Be Yourself: A Journal for Catholic Girls and the forthcoming Be Yourself: A Journal for Catholic Boys, and founder of PrayerWineChocolate.com and CatholicsOnline.net.

If you’ve ever felt you’re asking too much of God in prayer, you’ll find peace in these words from St. Teresa of Avila:

“You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.”

What great news for those of us with desires in our hearts that feel too big or too impossible. With Christ, indeed, all things are possible! Tune in to hear about Amy continues to live this out in her life.

Connect with Amy at Prayerwinechocolate.com and CatholicsOnline.net (check out Lindsay’s page here, and bring her to your next event!).

To suggest a quote or a guest, follow the show on Instagram, @quoteme_podcast, or contact Lindsay at her website, LindsaySchlegel.com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review wherever you find your podcasts, and tell a friend.

Until next time, God bless you!

By |January 21st, 2020|Categories: Quote Me, Uncategorized|0 Comments