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.
What does God say is perfect prayer?
How are we to pray? So often, we think, because of the way we were taught, that prayer is “talking to God.” And while that is true, we also need to be silent and listen to him and be with him. Words to Catherine God’s words to Catherine of Siena: “You see then, that perfect […]
Give in to God
A Saint and A Prayer St. Charles de Foucauld may be a new saint to you. He was to me. Here is some information about his life and work. He lived and served as a priest, hermit, and missionary in France and Algeria. Here is the Prayer of Abandon Father, I abandon myself into your […]
An Infusion of Grace
“The gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase. ” St. Rose of Lima What is Grace? A gift from God that helps us live out our Christian life It is referenced in both the Old and New Testaments In the Old Testament, grace is similar to mercy Thanksgiving is the action corresponding to grace […]
What is Grace?
St. Francis We celebrate St. Francis on October 4. He was the founder of the Franciscan Order and embraced the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The prayer below is a favorite of mine! Prayer before the Crucifix Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope, […]
God Reaching Out & Breaking Through
Glimmer or God? I’ve been hearing about ‘glimmers’ on social media lately. I’ve seen a few memes. And while I liked the thought of a glimmer as opposed to a trigger, I wasn’t happy with the advice to look for the glimmer. You see, to me, a glimmer is not about looking for something good, […]
The Secret to Happiness
Banter Need a bit of a laugh? Listen to my pretend banter about my haircut and eyebrows! Saintly Wisdom on Happiness “The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that he, in his goodness, sends to us day after day.” […]
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.