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Danielle shares advice, encouragement, and connection for Catholic women in all walks of life.

Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women) Ascension - The Leader in Catholic Faith Formation

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    • 4.8, 283 Ratings

Danielle shares advice, encouragement, and connection for Catholic women in all walks of life.

    The Plans God Has for You (with Amy Smith)

    The Plans God Has for You (with Amy Smith)

    My guest this week is Amy Smith, author of The Plans God Has for You: Hopeful Lessons for Young Women. Amy speaks to the hearts of young women about God’s unique love for them and the plans he has for their lives, all based on her favorite Scripture passage, Jeremiah 29:11.


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    “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”- Jeremiah 29:11



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 34 min
    How to Plan an Epic Family Vacation

    How to Plan an Epic Family Vacation

    I’m back from our family trip to Cape Cod with lots of ideas for ways you can plan a fun family trip this summer, even if your other plans have been changed or cancelled because of Covid.


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    “Enjoying what you’re doing in the moment and having a positive mindset is huge.”



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 34 min
    Sharing Conversion Stories with Rachel Smith

    Sharing Conversion Stories with Rachel Smith

    My guest this week is Rachel Smith, host of the To Grow Good podcast. In To Grow Good, Rachel shares her guests’ stories of conversion and their personal encounters with God. In our conversation, she discusses her own story of reversion to the Catholic faith and ways that the Holy Spirit has led her to make new connections and grow in her faith since that time. Together, we talk about the life-changing idea of the Feminine Genius and simple ways to begin exploring a personal relationship with God.


    Learn more about Rachel Smith and her work at ToGrowGood.com and follow her on Instagram.


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    “ I just had a restless heart, something was missing and I couldn’t place it.”



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 47 min
    What Are You Keeping from God?: Throwback Tuesday

    What Are You Keeping from God?: Throwback Tuesday

    Are you all in for Jesus? Or is there something you are keeping from God? It has been my experience that we like to think we’re doing God’s will, but when it comes down to it, we struggle to turn over our lives to God and accept his will over our own. I share some of my recent struggles with this, along with some thoughts about various areas of life where you might be tempted to hold something back from God and keep control for yourself.


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    "Jesus is asking for everything, he wants us to give all to him."



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 37 min
    Fitting In Fitness with Brittany Pearson

    Fitting In Fitness with Brittany Pearson

    My guest this week is wife, mom, and fitness professional, Brittany Pearson who runs a health coaching business at FitMomLifetotheFullest.com.


    Brittany and I talk about some of the obstacles that get in the way of women caring for themselves and having a healthy relationship with their bodies. We also discuss how to find time for fitness, why it’s important to do so, and where to start if you are completely out of shape. My favorite takeaways were how to break up with your scale and why BMI charts are truly evil (just kidding … kind of!). Join us for an encouraging and inspiring conversation about how real-life women can make real-life fitness an everyday reality.


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    The reason for fitness and to take care of your physical body, is to enhance your quality of life and to be able to serve others. However, it is not the end all be all, we know we are leaving these physical bodies.



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 51 min
    4 Ways to Be Jesus Right Now

    4 Ways to Be Jesus Right Now

    This week we are talking about how we can be Jesus in our lives today. This is what every one of us is called to do -- be Jesus to the people God places in our life. Here are 4 ways I am thinking about these days. How might they apply to your life, starting right now?


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    “The people that God places in your life are living, breathing manifestations of God’s will for you, he speaks to us through the people that he puts in our lives”



    For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
283 Ratings

283 Ratings

hdiddieidi ,

Get some weekly encouragement!

Danielle’s words are a weekly encouragement and comfort to me. She is honest, down-to-earth, wise and kind. I think she is very in-tune with what God’s message is today for wives, moms and all women. Highly recommended!!

Brittany Pearson ,

The most down to earth resource for every Catholic woman!

From the practical tips like wrangling toddlers, to encouragement in developing your spiritual life (like fasting to help your marriage), this podcast is THE wealth for Catholic woman! So relatable, so fun to listen to... I’ll be a forever listener!

chellie66 ,

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Loved listening
Really good tips

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