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Providing a place of connection, rest and encouragement for women who are on the journey of living out their passion and purpose in Jesus Christ.

Abiding Togethe‪r‬ Heather Khym, Michelle Benzinger, Sister Miriam James Heidland

    • Christianity

Providing a place of connection, rest and encouragement for women who are on the journey of living out their passion and purpose in Jesus Christ.

    This Present Paradise Part 1: Dwelling in the Spirit

    This Present Paradise Part 1: Dwelling in the Spirit

    In this episode, we begin a six-part Lenten series on “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. We discuss the sufferings in the early life of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, the humbling moments of parenthood and surrendering your giftedness to be refined by God and used for his glory. We chat about the “little way” of recognizing the Trinity in our everyday lives and how often our woundedness and our glory lie side by side. We are excited to journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and you again nex

    • 41 min
    An Invitation to God’s Mercy Part 2: An Interview with Fr. Josh Johnson

    An Invitation to God’s Mercy Part 2: An Interview with Fr. Josh Johnson

    In this episode, we continue our conversation with Fr. Josh Johnson on the Sacrament of Confession and God’s enduring delight in His children. We discuss how to uncover what might be at the root of our sin and what longings or desires we may be seeking to fulfill when we are in these situations. We finish with a healing prayer led by Fr. Josh and an encouragement to encounter Jesus in confession this Lent! You can find the Pocket Guide to Reconciliation at AscensionPress.com or Amazon. 

    • 35 min
    An Invitation to God’s Mercy Part 1: An Interview with Fr. Josh Johnson

    An Invitation to God’s Mercy Part 1: An Interview with Fr. Josh Johnson

    In this episode we spend some time with one of our dearest friends, Fr. Josh Johnson, to discuss the invitation to God’s mercy as we prepare for the season of Lent. Fr. Josh shares his own personal stories of healing through the sacrament of confession, as well his heart behind his new book A Pocket Guide to Reconciliation. We discuss confession as a sacrament of healing and God’s heart to restore our relationship with Him rather than condemn or shame us. We will be back next week with part two!

    • 34 min
    St. Joseph: With A Father’s Heart

    St. Joseph: With A Father’s Heart

    In this episode, we focus on the patron of the universal Church, St Joseph. We discuss Joseph as a tender, loving Father who shows us that God can use our frailty and weakness to bring about great things for the Kingdom. We consider how in the face of disappointment, Joseph chose to surrender and continue to give his daily fiat. We pray that you would allow Joseph to take you into his home as he does with Mary and be open to the healing God wants to work in your heart this year.

    • 32 min
    HerStory Part 2 - Deborah

    HerStory Part 2 - Deborah

    In this episode, we continue a mini-series on women in scripture with the story of Deborah. We discuss the story of the prophetess Deborah who takes a posture of receptivity as she collaborates and mothers the people of Israel. We consider Deborah’s magnificat and the ways we can give God praise. We chat about being attuned and attentive to God’s voice to call others on to who they were meant to be. We pray that you would hear God’s invitation to rise up that God may bring about his kingdom through y

    • 37 min
    HerStory Part 1 - Hannah

    HerStory Part 1 - Hannah

    In this episode, we begin a mini-series on four women in scripture with the story of Hannah. We discuss the importance of acknowledging our desires, and chat about the temptation to compare our areas of barrenness to other people’s fruitfulness. We acknowledge the importance of remembering that union with God is the promise, not the things we desire, and how God’s delayed response is sometimes a great mercy. Sister Miriam closes this episode with a prayer inviting the Lord to meet us where we are.

    • 39 min

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