Welcome to learning and growing into a person who is not lukewarm. Curious as to where "not lukewarm" came from? It is from Revelation 3:16, "So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth." Jesus is speaking to one of the seven churches and he is admonishing one for being neither hot nor cold and he tells them he will spit them out of his mouth. The first time I read that I realized I never wanted to be lukewarm, especially in my faith and love for Jesus. Rev 3:16 is a life verse for me, reminding me to the person God is calling me to be, each and every day.
I'm Deanna Bartalini and I want to help you live "not lukewarm" too! One of my greatest joys is to walk with people on their faith journey. I believe that the more you know about God and your faith, the more deeply you will fall in love with him. And when you fall in love with God, you want to reach out to others in gratitude. The Not Lukewarm podcast is about journeying together and learning how to live our faith every day.
Where does our True Identity come from?
What is our true identity? “We cannot be truly happy until we are truly free, and we to know who it is that we truly are if we are to be truly free.” Habits of Freedom, pg 20 Eve As in adam and Eve, she engages in a ‘what if ‘ conversation with the snake. […]
Habits of Freedom; Holy Indifference
We are continuing our series of Habits of Freedom: 5 Ignatian Tools for Calming Your Mind and Resting in the Lord by Christopher S. Collins, SJ. God often calls us out of our usual to get our attention. In the scripture, we see him call people to the desert, recall the Israelites in the desert […]
Habits of Freedom, Introduction
Normal We want our life to go back to normal. And what exactly does normal mean? I think, instead, let’s consider grounding ourselves in Christ. When we are with him, life will be on a more even keel. When we begin with him, Jesus helps us get through life. A Series The next few episodes […]
Pray for Yourself
Do you pray for yourself? I have met many people who don’t think to pray for themselves. Some think it is selfish; others, maybe a bit burdensome to God, who already has enough to concern himself with. But I think we are to pray for ourselves. Jesus prayed for Himself In scripture, we see many […]
Psalms and Gratitude
Gratitude is an Answer Often times we don’t think about our blessings and daily life as gifts, but they are. It’s not good luck or being in the right place at the right time. When we feel mired down in problems, turn to gratitude. Shift your focus. Praying the Psalms Here is a list of […]
America’s Mary: The Story of Our Lady of Good Help
New Book about Our Blessed Mother I have always known we have a generous and loving Mother in Heaven. But Mary also comes to people here on earth to guide and give a message of hope or words of exhortation when needed. In 1859, this is what happened in Door County, Wisconsin to a girl […]
Remarkable podcast—down-to-earth, yet profoundly spiritual. A joy to listen to!
Scripture based and Truth from the heart ! Thank you for bringing The Word to give life to my life! I look forward to incorporating your Spiritual makeover challenge this week!
Thank you Deanna for spreading the Word in an approachable way. It has helped me in many ways. Keep up the good work. Many blessings.