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The Catholic podcast where we take three to five minutes to see and embrace the opportunities embedded in our busy, messy lives that are meant to help us move towards heaven. Together, we walk the tension between living this life fully while being on our way to the next.

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The Catholic podcast where we take three to five minutes to see and embrace the opportunities embedded in our busy, messy lives that are meant to help us move towards heaven. Together, we walk the tension between living this life fully while being on our way to the next.

    Crying out “Abba! Father!”

    Crying out “Abba! Father!”

    In this final episode of the Tightrope, I leave with you with a powerful scripture verse from Romans about the Fatherhood of God. When we root ourselves in our truest identity as children of God and cry out to the Father with confidence that he hears us and loves us, everything changes.


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    We are not orphans, we are beloved children of a Father in heaven who is worthy of our trust.

    • 7 min
    Offer It All Up

    Offer It All Up

    When we unite our suffering to Christ and offer it all up to the Father the way Christ does, everything changes. Our joys, work, hearts, and sufferings can all be offered alongside Christ and given back to the Father. When we learn to offer it all up, we grow in holiness and experience healing.


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    Give every part of your life back to the Father the way Christ does, it changes everything.

    • 7 min
    Finding Joy in a Pandemic

    Finding Joy in a Pandemic

    Although the pandemic has shifted many of our plans and disrupted our normal routines, we can still choose to rejoice because we know the Lord is close to us in our suffering. Today, I encourage you to choose joy in the midst of the obstacles we face this year.


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    In the midst of our trials and sufferings, we rejoice because we trust that the Lord draws near to us in our darkest moments.

    • 7 min
    School, Saints, and Little Sacrifices with Leo MacIver

    School, Saints, and Little Sacrifices with Leo MacIver

    Sainthood is possible no matter the circumstances. Today, I am joined by a very special guest to discuss schools reopening and the gift of the diverse group of saints we have in the Catholic tradition to help us in our walk with Christ.


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    We are all capable of becoming saints, no matter where we have been, what we look like, or what we are facing.

    • 14 min
    Talking to Your Family About Faith

    Talking to Your Family About Faith

    Research indicates that talking about faith in the family plays a critical role in our commitment to the faith as we grow up. Today, I encourage you to go deeper with your family by having intentional conversations about God and what he's doing in everyone's life.


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    Don’t be afraid to talk to your family about faith, the Holy Spirit can move in powerful ways if you simply give him a chance.

    • 5 min
    5 Things I've Learned in 2020

    5 Things I've Learned in 2020

    2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. In the midst of the uncertainty and chaos of this year, there are still good lessons we can learn from our experience. Today, I reflect on 5 things that I have learned this year.


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    “If we don't confront evil with the power of the Gospel, then we're in big trouble."

    • 9 min

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