23 episodes

Hope for Right Now: A Walking with Purpose Podcast.
In a world where levels of despair are rising, we need more than mindfulness or positive affirmations. We need a lifeline we can count on. Join Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Walking with Purpose founder and CEO, and her friend, Laura Phelps, Catholic author and speaker, as they set out to help you dispel the darkness and become a woman grounded in hope. Each week you’ll dive into Scripture, learning how to connect God’s Word with your everyday life. No matter where you are on the spiritual journey, if you’re searching for hope, this podcast is for you! Get ready to open your heart…open your Bible…and invite God in.

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Hope for Right Now: A Walking with Purpose Podcast.
In a world where levels of despair are rising, we need more than mindfulness or positive affirmations. We need a lifeline we can count on. Join Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Walking with Purpose founder and CEO, and her friend, Laura Phelps, Catholic author and speaker, as they set out to help you dispel the darkness and become a woman grounded in hope. Each week you’ll dive into Scripture, learning how to connect God’s Word with your everyday life. No matter where you are on the spiritual journey, if you’re searching for hope, this podcast is for you! Get ready to open your heart…open your Bible…and invite God in.

    Episode 22: The Sword of the Spirit

    Episode 22: The Sword of the Spirit

    Join us for episode 22 in our eight-week series, Be Strong: The Armor of God. Lisa and Laura continue our deep dive into Ephesians 6:10–18, awakening us to the invisible battle that rages while encouraging us to reach for the weapons that keep us strong and steady. Today, Lisa and Laura introduce the sixth piece of armor, the sword of the spirit. This last piece of armor is the most powerful and the most important, because it is the Word of God! Grab your coffee, open your Bible, and meet us on the frontline!
    Open your Heart to our key Scripture. Ephesians 6:17: And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
    Open your Bible to other Scriptures referenced in this episode. Ephesians 6:13: Take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.Ephesians 2:14: For he is our peace.Matthew 4:4: But he answered, “It is written,‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”Sirach 19:10: Have you heard a word? Let it die with you. Be brave! It will not make you burst! Sirach 2:4–5: Accept whatever is brought upon you, and endure it in sorrow; in changes that humble you be patient. For gold and silver are tested in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of humiliation.2 Timothy 1:7: God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.Isaiah 55:11: So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose.Psalm 19:7–8: The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
    Invite Him in with this episode’s questions for reflection.Have you ever experienced God shining a light on a particular Scripture to give you exactly what you need in that moment? Which verse and in which circumstances?
    Show mentions.Summer Bible study on the podcast! Lisa and Laura will be working through a six-week series based on the Walking with Purpose Bible study, Living in the Father’s Love. Using code BOGOHOPE, purchase one Living in the Father’s Love and get a second one at 50% off. Limit one use per customer. This offer ends July 15, 2024.Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Living in the Father’s Love connect coffee talk, Talk 1, Lesson 1: The Beauty of a Childlike Faith.Sign up now to receive weekly reminder emails that include an exclusive discussion guide created just for this series.CCC 104: In Sacred Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment and her strength, for she welcomes it not as a human word, "but as what it really is, the word of God." In the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven comes lovingly to meet his children, and talks with them.
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    • 39 min
    Episode 21: The Helmet of Salvation

    Episode 21: The Helmet of Salvation

    Join us for episode 21 in our eight-week series, Be Strong: The Armor of God. Lisa and Laura continue our deep dive into Ephesians 6:10–18, awakening us to the invisible battle that rages while encouraging us to reach for the weapons that keep us strong and steady. Today, Lisa and Laura introduce the fifth piece of armor, the helmet of salvation. This is the armor that protects our minds. Do you ever find that you get stuck in a pattern of thinking that you know is messed up, but you don’t know how to stop the thoughts? Yeah—us, too. It’s time we break this cycle. So what do you say we open our Bibles and get to work!
    Open your Heart to our key Scripture. Ephesians 6:17: And take the helmet of salvation.
    Open your Bible to other Scriptures referenced in this episode. Genesis 3:24: He drove out the man; and at the East of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.Matthew 28:19–20: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.Isaiah 26:3: You keep him in perfect peace whose mind stayed on you (ESV).2 Corinthians 10:4: The weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
    Invite Him in with this episode’s question for reflection.Download Our Inheritance in Christ, choose one benefit of being a daughter of God, and journal about why that particular aspect of being a daughter of God grabs your heart.
    Show mentions.Summer Bible study on the podcast! Lisa and Laura will be working through a six-week series based on the Walking with Purpose Bible study, Living in the Father’s Love. Using code BOGOHOPE, purchase one Living in the Father’s Love and get a second one at 50% off. Limit one use per customer. This offer ends July 15, 2024. Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Walking with Purpose, Praying from the Heart: Guided Prayer JournalFrank Sheed, Theology for Beginners
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    • 43 min
    Episode 20: The Shield of Faith

    Episode 20: The Shield of Faith

    Join us for episode 20 in our eight-week series, Be Strong: The Armor of God. Lisa and Laura continue our deep dive into Ephesians 6:10–18, awakening us to the invisible battle that rages while encouraging us to reach for the weapons that keep us strong and steady. Today, Lisa and Laura introduce us to our fourth piece of armor, the shield of faith. We are all familiar with the word faith, but what exactly does it mean? Saint Paul is about to tell us, so grab your Bible and get ready to dive in; you do not want to leave home without this piece of armor!
    Open your Heart to our key Scripture. Ephesians 6:16: Besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the Evil One.
    Open your Bible to other Scriptures referenced in this episode. Luke 1:39: Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste.2 Timothy 1:7: For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.
    Invite Him in with this episode’s question for reflection.God, where are you asking me to take a step of faith right now?
    Show mentions.Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobatSaint Alphonsus Liguori, The Glories of MaryFather Peter John Cameron, Mysteries of the Virgin Mary: Living our Lady's Graces
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    • 33 min
    Episode 19: The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace

    Episode 19: The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace

    Join us for episode 19 in our eight-week series, Be Strong: The Armor of God. Lisa and Laura continue a deep dive into Ephesians 6:10–18, awakening us to the invisible battle that rages while encouraging us to reach for the weapons that keep us strong and steady. Today, Lisa and Laura introduce us to our third piece of armor, the shoes of the gospel of peace. As we study peace in the whole of Ephesians, we start to see that there are two types of peace. And we need both. What are these two types of peace, you ask? Grab your Bible and get ready, because you are about to find out!
    Open your Heart to our key Scripture. Ephesians 6:15: And having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace.
    Open your Bible to other Scriptures referenced in this episode. Psalm 91:1–2: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”Ephesians 2:13–14: But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility.Ephesians 2:17–18: [Jesus] preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.John 14:6: I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me.Philippians 4:6–7: Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Isaiah 26:3–4: You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
    Invite Him in with this episode’s questions for reflection.Who is someone you know who has inner peace despite being in the midst of difficult circumstances? 
    Consider calling and asking him or her how this has been possible. How has he or she activated peace? If you do this, you’ll probably learn something new and encourage this person at the same time. 
    Show mentions.Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Walking with Purpose, Praying from the Heart: Guided Prayer JournalSaint Alphonsus de Liguori, Uniformity with God’s WillJonathan Ogden, “Psalm 91”
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    • 41 min
    Episode 18: The Breastplate of Righteousness

    Episode 18: The Breastplate of Righteousness

    Join us for episode 18 in our eight-week series, Be Strong: The Armor of God. Lisa and Laura continue the deep dive into Ephesians 6:10–18, awakening us to the invisible battle that rages while encouraging us to reach for the weapons that keep us strong and steady. Today, Lisa and Laura introduce us to our second piece of armor, the breastplate of righteousness. Why is putting this piece of armor on so important? What is righteousness? Grab your Bible, notebook, and pen, and find out! This episode is not to be missed.
    Open your Heart to our key Scripture. Ephesians 6:14: Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness.
    Open your Bible to other Scriptures referenced in this episode. Proverbs 4:23: With all vigilance guard your heart, for in it are the sources of life.Proverbs 3:1–2: My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare will they give you.John 14:15: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”Philippians 3:9: Not having a righteousness of my own, based on law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith.Romans 5:19: For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man’s obedience many will be made righteous.1 Peter 2:24: He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.2 Corinthians 5:21: For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.Daniel 3, The Prayer of Azariah in the Furnace, 1: And they walked about in the midst of the flames, singing hymns to God and blessing the Lord.
    Invite Him in with this episode’s questions for reflection.What is your loose board?
    What comfort or benefit does it give you that makes it difficult for you to part with it?
    What sort of detriments has it brought to your life?
    What would be the first step you could take this week to make a different choice?
    Show mentions.E. Stanley Jones, theologian.The four kinds of righteousness are performative righteousness, comparative righteousness, infused righteousness, and practical righteousness.CCC 1814: Faith is the theological virtue by which we believe in God and believe all that he has said and revealed to us.CCC 539: The evangelists indicate the salvific meaning of this mysterious event: Jesus is the new Adam who remained faithful just where the first Adam had given in to temptation. Jesus fulfills Israel's vocation perfectly: in contrast to those who had once provoked God during forty years in the desert, Christ reveals himself as God's Servant, totally obedient to the divine will. In this, Jesus is the devil's conqueror: he "binds the strong man" to take back his plunder. Jesus' victory over the tempter in the desert anticipates victory at the Passion, the supreme act of obedience of his filial love for the Father.Priscilla Shirer, writer.
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    • 39 min
    Episode 17: The Belt of Truth

    Episode 17: The Belt of Truth

    Join us for episode 17 in our eight-week series, Be Strong: The Armor of God. Lisa and Laura will dive into Ephesians 6:10–18, awakening us to the invisible battle that rages while encouraging us to reach for the weapons that keep us strong and steady. Today, Lisa and Laura introduce us to our first piece of armor, the belt of truth. If you struggle to believe God’s truth is ordered toward your happiness, this episode is for you. Grab your coffee and get ready to open your heart, open your Bible, and invite Him in.
    Open your Heart to our key Scripture. Ephesians 6:13–14: Therefore, take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having fastened the belt of truth around your waist. (ESV)
    Open your Bible to other Scriptures referenced in this episode. Ephesians 4:14: So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles.2 Timothy 3:6–7: Swayed by various impulses, [people] who will listen to anybody and can never arrive at a knowledge of the truth.Genesis 3John 8:44: You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.Matthew 12:34: Out of the abundance of our hearts the mouth speaks.Ephesians 4:26–27: Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.Ephesians 6:14: Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth.John 8:32: And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.Psalm 106:13-15: But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel. But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert; he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.
    Invite Him in with this episode’s question for reflection.Which of my emotions or decisions do I need to gather up and tuck into the truth?
    Show mentions.Walking with Purpose, Fearless and FreeCCC 397: Man, tempted by the devil, let his trust in his Creator die in his heart and, abusing his freedom, disobeyed God's command. This is what man's first sin consisted of. All subsequent sin would be disobedience toward God and lack of trust in his goodness.Father Chad Ripperger, https://www.catholicarena.com/latest/rippergeranger052121Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of ChristMatthew Kelly, Dynamic Catholic
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    • 40 min

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I have always noticed in the church bulletin the “walking with purpose” groups- but due to life, just wasn’t able to make it to any of the times it was offered. When I saw this podcast available, I felt inclined to subscribe to it and have really enjoyed it. I love the journaling the hosts assign to you; really love that the hosts are also around the same age as myself; makes me feel like I am not “behind” on anything- right where I am supposed to be

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These episodes have been truly healing for my soul. I so appreciate the insight and realness these ladies bring. It helps me feel like I’m not alone and I’m not crazy in the daily struggle to grow closer to God. Thank you Laura and Lisa for adding this podcast to your array of consoling content! It’s truly lifting me to better places.

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