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 E2 Katie Woltornist “Be who you are meant to be and you will set the world on fire!”

Art, language, Scripture, and the saints come together in this episode, featuring Katie Woltornist, founder of Behold Visio Divina. In her time discerning religious life with the Dominicans, Katie’s heart was struck by these words from St. Catherine of Siena:

“Be who you are meant to be and you will set the world on fire!”

For Katie, that meant a change of course and trusting in the lessons learned along the way. In time, the Spirit led her to create a workshop that became Behold (first offered at St. Paul Inside the Walls in Madison, NJ, where Lindsay and her husband currently teach Pre-Cana).

We encourage you to give Visio Divina a try through one of Behold’s books, workshops, or their upcoming pilgrimage. To get you excited about it, check out this image, “Jump for Joy,” by Corby Eisbacher, which Katie and Lindsay talk (gush) about in their conversation.

Make sure to follow Behold on Facebook and Instagram, too.

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 14th, 2020|Categories: Quote Me, Uncategorized|0 Comments

S2 E1 Sara Estabrooks: “Be sure that wheresoever our lot is cast we may and must aim at the perfect life.”

We’re delighted to launch Season Two of Quote Me with Sara Estabrooks, author of the forthcoming Becoming Holy, One Virtue at a Time; blogger at To Jesus, Sincerely; and co-host of the new podcast, Home, But Not Alone.

Sara’s quote is from a book close to Lindsay’s heart as well, namely, Philothea or An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. The book is full of quoteable phrases, and the one we’re discussing here is this:

“Be sure that wheresoever our lot is cast we may and must aim at the perfect life.”

This conversation is a great start to the new year and is sure to inspire you, whether you have a New Year’s resolution or not.

Find Sara online at ToJesusSincerely.com, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to check out her new podcast, too! (Her co-host, Tim Luccchesi, will be a guest on Quote Me later this month.)

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 7th, 2020|Categories: Quote Me, Uncategorized|0 Comments

S1 E13 Leslie Sholly “Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.”

It’s a great joy to have Leslie Sholly, wife and mother of five, and blogger at Life in Every Limb on the show as we wrap up Season 1. She shares how her unexpected love of The X-Files led to writing fan fiction, which led her to this quote from Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem “Enoch Arden”:

“Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.”

If that sounds like Scripture, that’s because it’s very similar to 1st Peter 5:7. Listen in to hear how

God set these words on Leslie’s heart as a child and where they led her in her journey with Christ—all the way to Coffee with Jesus at Radio Free Babylon!  

Connect with Leslie at http://lifeineverylimb.com, facebook.com/lifeineverylimb, twitter.com/lesliesholly, instagram.com/lesliesholly, pinterest.com/lesliehsholly.

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.

Thanks for a great first season! We’ll be back with more in the new year!

Until next time, God bless you!

By |December 4th, 2019|Categories: Quote Me, Uncategorized|0 Comments

S1 E12 Elayne Miller “The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”

You’d think we planned this episode to coincide with the release of the new film on Mr. Rogers, but we really didn’t (the proof is near the end, when we talk Halloween and memento mori)! Rather, this conversation with Elayne Miller, owner and designer at Annunciation Designs, is a further testament to the legacy of Mr. Fred Rogers, who gave us these words:

“The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”

What kind of legacy will you leave? At the end of your life, will you be able to confidently say you lived authentically and as you were created to be? By the end of this episode, you’ll be renewed in your desire to do just that.

Here’s the book the quote comes from: The World According to Mr. Rogers: Important Things to Remember by Fred Rogers. And here’s one of the biographies Elayne recommends: The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King.

Connect with Elayne at annunciationdesigns.com, instagram.com/annunciationdesigns, and facebook.com/annunciationdesigns.

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 |November 26th, 2019|Categories: Quote Me, Uncategorized|0 Comments

S1 E11 Ginny Kochis “The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.”

Ginny Kochis is a Northern Virginia Catholic wife and homeschooling mom to three twice-exceptional children. She believes (and is living proof!) God gives curious, creative, intense children the exact mother they need to thrive. Ginny provides practical support and prayerful encouragement to Catholic moms raising differently-wired kids on her website, Not So Formulaic.

Ginny brings us this quote from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:

“The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.”

Ginny speaks with honesty and humility of her experience as a mother, and how her vocation has drawn her closer to both Jesus and His Blessed Mother.

Bonus relevant quote from Mother Angelica, “You’d better get off your lead bottoms and go out there and change this pagan world.”

Follow Ginny at facebook.com/notsoformulaic and instagram.com/ginnykochis. And grab a copy of her book, Made for Greatness: A Growth Mindset Journal for Courageous Catholic Youth.

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 |November 19th, 2019|Categories: Quote Me, Uncategorized|0 Comments