Abiding Together

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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.

Episodios

  • S09 E08: This Present Paradise Part 1: Dwelling in the Spirit

    S09 E08: This Present Paradise Part 1: Dwelling in the Spirit

    22/02/2021 Duración: 41min

    In this episode, we begin a six-part Lenten series on the book “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 continue this journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and you next week! Heather’s one thing - Heather’s Spotify Lenten Playlist Michelle’s one thing -  Restoration House: Creating a Space that gives life and connection - Kennesha Buycks  Sister Miriam’s one thing - Monica at Damascus Catholic Mission Campus Carmelite Examen mentioned by Michelle Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? How have you been challenged to develop a disposition of hope in the midst of loss or suffering? What part of your personality, gifts, or interests d

  • S09 E07: An Invitation to God’s Mercy Part 2: An Interview with Fr. Josh Johnson

    S09 E07: An Invitation to God’s Mercy Part 2: An Interview with Fr. Josh Johnson

    15/02/2021 Duración: 35min

    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 for greater freedom and healing this Lent! You can find the Pocket Guide to Reconciliation at AscensionPress.com or Amazon.    Fr. Josh Johnson’s one thing -  You are Welcome in This Place - Maverick City Music  Fr. Josh Johnsons’s other one thing - Through and Through - Will Reagan Sister Miriam’s one thing - The gift of the priesthood Heather’s one thing - The Metanoia Series - Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR and 4pm media Michelle’s one thing - “O Ineffable Love, although in your light you saw all the evils that your creature would commit against your infinite goodness, you acted as if you did not see; rather, you kept your

  • S09 E06: An Invitation to God’s Mercy Part 1: An Interview with Fr. Josh Johnson

    S09 E06: An Invitation to God’s Mercy Part 1: An Interview with Fr. Josh Johnson

    08/02/2021 Duración: 34min

    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 of our conversation with Fr. Josh, and you can find the Pocket Guide to Reconciliation at AscensionPress.com or Amazon.  Fr. Josh Johnson’s one thing -  Make us one - Maverick City Music Come and Get your Love - Father Commercial Father Josh referenced   Sister Miriam’s one thing - The students at Hillsdale College Heather’s one thing - Helena and Serra at Franciscan University Heather’s other one thing - Fresh Wind - Hillsong Michelle’s one thing - La La Lu - Christy Nockles from the Album Be Held: Lullabies for the

  • S09 E05: St. Joseph: With A Father’s Heart

    S09 E05: St. Joseph: With A Father’s Heart

    01/02/2021 Duración: 32min

    In this episode, we focus on the patron of the universal Church, St Joseph. Since Pope Francis has declared this as the “Year of St Joseph”, we desire to uncover the gift of this humble and faithful adoptive father of Jesus. 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. Sister Miriam’s one thing - Dear Father: A Message of Love for Priests - Catherine De Hueck Doherty  Heather’s one thing - Recipe for baked black pepper ranch chicken fingers Michelle’s one thing - Becket Wants to Be a Priest - Matt Regitz Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? How can we model St. Joseph’s love for the people dearest to us in our life - not

  • S09 E04: HerStory Part 2 - Deborah

    S09 E04: HerStory Part 2 - Deborah

    25/01/2021 Duración: 37min

    In this episode, we continue a mini-series on four 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 for what he has done in our own lives. We chat about the importance of being attuned and attentive to God’s voice and where he may be inviting us to call others on to who they were meant to be. We pray that you would hear God’s invitation to rise up this week and allow the Holy Spirit full access that God may bring about his kingdom through you. Sister Miriam’s one thing - Beholding Beauty: Mary and the Song of Songs - Fr. Gregory Cleveland, OMV  Heather’s one thing -  My daughter Maria and the blessings of spiritual fathers like Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR at Franciscan where she is going off to University. Michelle’s one thing - Set a Fire for Kids Lent Journal - Blessed is She Discussion questions:     What struck

  • S09 E03: HerStory Part 1 - Hannah

    S09 E03: HerStory Part 1 - Hannah

    18/01/2021 Duración: 39min

    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 the ache of longing much like Hannah’s desire for a child. We chat about the temptation to compare our areas of barrenness to other people’s fruitfulness and the freedom of surrender and keeping our eyes on Christ. 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 you in the places of fear, despair and longing.  Sister Miriam’s one thing -  Bible in a Year Podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz featuring Jeff Cavins  from Ascension Press Heather’s one thing - The 2021 Passion Conference Heather’s other one thing - Promises - Maverick City Music Michelle’s one thing - The Given Forum  Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? When have you experienced the L

  • S09 E02 The Year of the Word: An Interview with Father Mike Schmitz

    S09 E02 The Year of the Word: An Interview with Father Mike Schmitz

    11/01/2021 Duración: 53min

    In this episode we interview our special guest and friend, Fr. Mike Schmitz and introduce you to a brand new podcast from Ascension Press, The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz featuring Jeff Cavins. We discuss the importance of developing a biblical worldview: a lens to view our relationships, circumstances and choices through how the scripture teaches us to think about ourselves and about God. We chat with one of the most recognizable priests in the modern church about humility, the scripture that speaks to him, and what we all can receive by opening the scriptures every day for a year. You can find a daily reading plan and more information about The Bible in Year Podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz featuring Jeff Cavins at AscensionPress.com.  Father Mike’s one thing - I Celebrate the Day - Relient K Father Mike’s other one thing - simplifying and decluttering his life Sister Miriam’s one thing -  O Come Let Us Adore Him - Maverick City Music  Heather’s one thing - Holy Mass Candle from Providential Co. 

  • S09 E01: The Word of the Year

    S09 E01: The Word of the Year

    04/01/2021 Duración: 46min

    In this episode, we continue our annual tradition of the word of the year! Each year we each ask God to give us a theme to focus on for the new year and invite you to do the same. After personal prayer and reflection, we share our word for 2021 and how God has led us on a journey from year to year. After a difficult 2020, we discuss the importance of hope, not in a thing, but in the Person of Jesus. We chat about how sometimes a new yes to the Holy Spirit requires saying no to something else, to make room in our lives for something new that God is doing. We encourage you to pray, reflect and ask the Lord to reveal to you a new word of hope and renewal for this new year! Sister Miriam’s one thing -  The new year! Heather’s one thing - Sunday dinners with her family Michelle’s one thing - Rooted Skincare - Brooke Summers Michelle’s other one thing - The One Who Gave Myrrh - Kate Capato and Visual Grace Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? What is your word for the year? How do

  • S08 E15: Advent Part 4: Mary’s Mantle

    S08 E15: Advent Part 4: Mary’s Mantle

    21/12/2020 Duración: 34min

    In this episode, we conclude our four part Advent series on the nature and character of Mary, our Mother. We chat about the nurturing. protecting motherhood that Mary wants to offer each of us this Christmas season. We discuss how Mary is the perfect model of loving excellently, even through suffering, and that love is always worth the risk of birth. We pray that our hearts would stay open like Mary to be able to see the joy of the resurrection on the other side of our crosses. Thank you for a great season 8 and we will see you in January! Sister Miriam’s one thing - Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen Sister Miriam’s other one thing - Little Women - Louisa May Alcott  Michelle’s one thing - Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz  Michelle’s other one thing - The Crown season 4  Heather’s one thing - Noel - Chris Tomlin featuring Lauren Daigle   Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? How have you received God’s grace to bring new life this advent?  How can

  • S08 E14: Advent Part 3: Warrior Mother

    S08 E14: Advent Part 3: Warrior Mother

    14/12/2020 Duración: 36min

    In this episode, we continue our four part Advent series on the nature and character of Mary, our Mother. We discuss the call for women to be tender and strong, to fight for those we love with the power of the feminine genius. We chat about the tender strength required to watch Jesus suffer and die and the importance of trust, surrender and strength submitted under the will of God. Mary is offering her motherhood to us if we are willing to receive her invitation of protection. Michelle’s one thing - In Full Boom - Claire Swinarski Michelle’s other one thing - Rekindled - Mallory Smyth Sister Miriam’s one thing - Essays on Women - Edith Stein. ENDOW also created an online study on these writings that you can purchase online here. Heather’s one thing - Watching epic movies like Gladiator and Braveheart with her family  Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? How can we invite Mary into our lives as a real person, more than just a statue in our church or a figure of piety in the Bib

  • S08 E13: Advent Part 2: Garden of Her Womb

    S08 E13: Advent Part 2: Garden of Her Womb

    07/12/2020 Duración: 36min

    In this episode, we continue with Part 2 of our Advent series on Mary, our Mother. The garden of her womb represents safety, tenderness, being wanted, and love. We discuss the restoration of Eve’s failures that came about through Mary’s surrender and the restoration God wants to work in our lives through our surrender and trust. We chat about the importance of saying yes in the moment by moment of every day. We reflect on the idea of placing ourselves in the womb of Mary and allowing her to mother us as the Holy Spirit transforms us. We pray you allow the Holy Spirit to visit you this advent and create new life! Michelle’s one thing - Holding babies and young children Sister Miriam’s one thing - Red Lentil Curry Soup recipe Heather’s one thing - Unveiled Marriage Retreat by the John Paul II Healing Center. You can find all the retreats hosted by the John Paul II Healing Center at: https://jpiihealingcenter.org/events/.  Books Mentioned - Reed of God - Caryll Houselander Discussion questions:     What stru

  • S08 E12: Advent Part 1: Fiat

    S08 E12: Advent Part 1: Fiat

    30/11/2020 Duración: 38min

    In this episode, we begin our four part Advent series on Mary, our heavenly Mother. We discuss the powerful model Mary is for us in how she trusted the character of God when she surrendered control of her own life to say yes to the Holy Spirit. We also chat about seeking healing for areas where motherhood has wounded us or we have been dominated and manipulated by others. Sister Miriam leads a beautiful time of prayer inviting Mary to mother us and Jesus to heal us. We pray you continue to open your hearts wide to Jesus coming this Advent! Sister Miriam’s one thing - Nine Days to Welcome Peace and Nine Days to Rediscover the Joy of Prayer - Father Jacques Philippe Michelle’s one thing - Till I Found you - Phil Wickham Heather’s one thing - Advent Traditions like wooden advent wreath and Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas - Ann Voskamp Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? What are some areas in your life that you grasp for control where God is in

  • S08 E11: Holey, Wholly, Holy: Living an Integrated Life

    S08 E11: Holey, Wholly, Holy: Living an Integrated Life

    23/11/2020 Duración: 39min

    In this episode, we talk about living a healthy and integrated physical and spiritual life with special guest Jackie Mulligan of Reform Wellness. We discuss the importance of acknowledging our weaknesses and holes, so Christ can make us whole and place us on the path to holiness. We chat about the idea of Christ-centered wellness where health is more than a number on a scale but a step-by-step renewal that leads to an abundant life. You can find out more about Jackie and Reform Wellness online at reformwellness.co and on Instagram @reform_wellness.  Jackie’s one thing- Interior Castle - St. Theresa of Avila Heather’s one thing - Take Heart Again - Hillsong United Michelle’s one thing - Bold Blooming - Jill Simmons Sister Miriam’s one thing - Rejoice Advent: Meditations with Mary and Joseph - Fr. Mark Toups and Ascension Press. Use the code ABIDE10 to receive 10% off any of the gorgeous custom artwork that goes along with the series! Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? Jack

  • S08 E10: Scripture Series Pt 3: Waymaker- Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life

    S08 E10: Scripture Series Pt 3: Waymaker- Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life

    16/11/2020 Duración: 38min

    In this episode, we complete part 3 of our series on the Person of Jesus revealed in Scripture and what it means to personally know Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life. We chat about how relevant this is for us right now as we struggle to see a way forward in the craziness of the world and struggle to know what the truth really is amidst the enemy’s lies. We discuss how living the Paschal Mystery over and over is the Way to experience new life. Jesus invites us to an abundant life: the life that longs to be lived in us. It is not a riddle to be solved, but an invitation to stay with Him. Heather’s one thing - I Believe - Damascus Worship. You can also find out more about the mission of Damascus and their missionary school online here.  Michelle’s one thing - Something Has To Break - Kierra Sheard and Tasha Cobbs Leonard  Michelle’s other one thing - The Advent Prayer Cards on sale now!  Sister Miriam’s one thing - The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Discussion questions:     What struck you from

  • S08 E09: Scripture Series Pt 2: New Wine - Jesus, The Vine

    S08 E09: Scripture Series Pt 2: New Wine - Jesus, The Vine

    09/11/2020 Duración: 36min

    In this episode, we continue with part 2 in our series on the Person of Jesus as revealed in Scripture. We break open one of our favorite topics: abiding in the vine. We talk about the freedom that comes from dependence on Jesus and the patience required to allow fruit to mature. When we can let down our defenses of self-protection and allow ourselves to be crushed as grapes, God can transform us into a new wine that is good and sweet, even if it hurts. Jesus is inviting us into a maturation process, a continual surrender that will ultimately bear good fruit, fruit that lasts, for the kingdom.  Heather’s one thing - They That Hope Podcast - Fr. Dave Pivonka and Dr. Bob Rice Michelle’s one thing - Know You - Koryn Hawthorne featuring Steffany Gretzinger Michelle’s other one thing - How Great - Koryn Hawthorne  Sister Miriam’s one thing - Life Model: Living from the Heart Jesus Gave you - James Friesen Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? Read John 15 together. What word or phra

  • S08 E08: Scripture Series Pt 1: Follow the Leader - Jesus, The Good Shepherd

    S08 E08: Scripture Series Pt 1: Follow the Leader - Jesus, The Good Shepherd

    02/11/2020 Duración: 39min

    Follow the Leader - Jesus, The Good Shepherd In this episode, we begin a 3 part series on the Person of Jesus as revealed in Scripture. We break open Psalm 23 and discuss how we are personally invited to experience the comfort, provision, protection, restoration, correction, and leadership of the Good Shepherd. We also talk about the failure of some of our shepherds on earth and how God wants to restore us. Jesus the Good Shepherd wants us to experience Him personally.  Michelle’s one thing - Her new nephew, Quinn David, and all mothers of young children Heather’s one thing - Our listeners and passing the 5 million downloads threshold Heather’s other one thing - The Search - Chris Stefanick and FORMED. You can also access the panel discussions on each episode at beholdvancouver.org starting on November 5 from 7:00-8:30 Pacific Time Sister Miriam’s one thing -  The Great Adventure Catholic Bible - Ascension Press  Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? Read Psalm 23 together. Wha

  • S08 Episode 07: Encountering Jesus  The Church in Scripture

    S08 Episode 07: Encountering Jesus & The Church in Scripture

    26/10/2020 Duración: 39min

    In this episode we chat with Dr. Andrew Swafford, associate professor of theology at Benedictine College. We talk about encountering the Person of Jesus in scripture and the power of connecting the head and the heart. We also discuss the beauty of Scripture, how to connect the dots between the old and the new, and how Scripture is always relevant to every time and culture. Dr. Andrew Swafford’s one thing - his wife, Sarah Dr. Andrew Swafford’s other one thing - The Glories of Divine Gracie - Fr. Matthias Scheeben Heather’s one thing - Victory - Jay and Jo Michelle’s one thing - The Impact of God - Fr. Iain Matthew Michelle’s other one thing - Fr. Mark Mary and Fr. Innocent CFR and their visit to Pensacola Sister Miriam’s one thing - Butternut Squash and all Fall recipes  Books Mentioned -  All the titles mentioned by Dr. Swafford can be found online here.   Here are the three recommendations to get your started: Mystery of the Kingdom - Dr. Edward Sri God with us - Dr. Edward Sri A Father Who Keeps His

  • S08 Episode 06: The Power of Poverty, the Beauty of Mercy - Part 2

    S08 Episode 06: The Power of Poverty, the Beauty of Mercy - Part 2

    19/10/2020 Duración: 24min

    The Power of Poverty & The Beauty of Mercy - Part 2 In this episode we continue with Part 2 of our interview with Fr Mark-Mary CFR. We discuss the invitation to encounter the presence of Jesus in the poor, our fears that can get in the way, and living the corporal works of mercy with those who are among us.  Fr. Mark Mary’s one thing - All the lovely women in his life and their amazing feminine genius, most especially Michelle Benzinger Sister Miriam’s one thing - Cause of our Joy - Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C  Michelle’s one thing - The friendship of Heather, Sister Miriam, and Fr. Mark Mary Heather’s one thing - Canadian Thanksgiving, eh?  Heather’s other one thing -  Maverick City, Vol. 3 Pt. 2- Maverick City Music  Discussion questions:     What struck you from this week’s episode? What are some fears or hesitancies that have kept you from encountering Jesus in the poor? In Matthew 25, Jesus invites us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and welcome the stranger. Where do the opportunities to respon

  • S08 Episode 05: The Power of Poverty, the Beauty of Mercy - Part 1

    S08 Episode 05: The Power of Poverty, the Beauty of Mercy - Part 1

    12/10/2020 Duración: 36min

    In this episode we begin a two part podcast with our friend Fr. Mark-Mary of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR)! In part 1, Fr. Mark-Mary shares his journey from growing up in a wealthy family to joining the CFR’s and taking a vow of radical poverty. He talks about his love for the sacrament of confession and shares how spiritual poverty makes room for God to be a Father to us and show us His love and providence. We often spend so much energy hiding our weakness, but freedom is to be found when we allow God and others to love us in our littleness. Fr. Mark Mary’s one thing - Be mindful of the poor - Galatians 2:10 Sister Miriam’s one thing - Today If You Hear Him - Taylor Leonhardt Michelle’s one thing - The Saint Story Cards of Mother Teresa, St. John Paul II, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. Francis of Assisi created by Greenhouse Collective, The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and Our Sunday Visitor Heather’s one thing - The Dumpster Fire and the Garden - Brad Montague Heather’s other one thing -

  • S08 Episode 04: Holy Curiosity: Discovering Your Temperament

    S08 Episode 04: Holy Curiosity: Discovering Your Temperament

    05/10/2020 Duración: 36min

    In this episode we talk about the importance of growing in self awareness and understanding our temperament and personality traits. We chat about how understanding the temperament God has given to us can help us see our tendencies, areas we need to grow, and how to embrace those who are different from us. We also talk about the pitfalls in personality tests that turn into excuses for bad behavior or labels that don't allow for grace and the power of God to change us and restore our brokenness. Sister Miriam’s one thing - Sister Miriam’s Green Drink: Combine any quantity of kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, carrots, sliced apple or pear and ice in a blender. Add 1 scoop chia seeds and/or superfood powder if you want. Blend until smooth and enjoy! Michelle’s one thing - Take the World by JOHNNYSWIM Heather’s one thing - Heather's Greek Pasta Salad Recipe   Books Mentioned: The Temperament God Gave You by Art Bennett, Laraine Bennett  The Temperament God Gave your Kids by Art Bennett  The Temperament God gave y

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