Lent Week 5: Peace and Perfectionism

Finding peace when struggling to make decisions, embracing our nothingness, seeking joy in the “hidden years,” and the connection between gratitude and peace. All that and more as we continue The Well’s Lenten series on Searching for and Maintaining Peace.

Lent Week 4: This One’s For Those Who Don’t Like the “Little Pink Book”

If you’re struggling with the “little pink book,” the gals recorded this episode for you. Also, we cover a peaceful March Madness tournament, the link between making a good confession and maintaining peace, how our expectations can often rob us of experiencing peace, and praying with the Litany of Humility.

We are reading and discussing chapters 11-15, pages 50-69 on this episode. And please note, even if you aren’t reading the book with us, please know there are plenty of nuggets that stand on their own and applicable to all. And if you are reading the book but doing so at a different pace, these Lenten episodes will not expire and will remain available on our podcast feed when you are ready to listen or re-listen.

Wherever you are in your journey, please come, join, and follow along.

Searching for and Maintaining Peace, Lent Week 3: Abandon yourself anyway!

Tons of wisdom from the podcast team in this episode covering chapters 5-10 in Searching for and Maintaining Peace. The ladies share on a variety of topics from opening “dirty laundry rooms” for Jesus, allowing the Good Shepherd to lead us to restful waters, how to journey with loved ones who are suffering, and rendering our hearts at the foot of the cross. Come, listen and join in the conversation by sharing your takeaways.

Searching for and Maintaining Peace – Week 2: Delicacies of Love, Regaining Confidence in God

The Well is reading, reflecting on, and discussing the book Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe throughout the 2019 Lenten season. Come, join and follow along with The Well this Lent. More information about the study can be found here: http://www.thewelldesmoines.com/2019-lent-at-the-well/2019-lenten-book-study/

In this second week of Lent, we are reading and discussing pages 23-36 covering chapters 1-4. Humans have lost confidence in God, trying to find happiness on our own and consequently becoming unhappy in the process. We must regain our lost confidence by believing in Divine Providence. In his book, Fr. Jacques brings to light two principal obstacles preventing us from regaining confidence. The podcast team discusses these two obstacles in this episode.

Searching for and Maintaining Peace – Week 1: Goodwill, A Necessary Condition for Peace

The Well is reading, reflecting on, and discussing the book “Searching for and Maintaining Peace” by Fr. Jacques Philippe throughout the 2019 Lenten season. This first week of Lent, we are reading and discussing pages 3-20. The podcast team of Julie Nelson, Bonnie Shaw, Becca Bahl, Christine Hilbert, and Lisa Schmidt discuss the central themes of these pages during this episode. Tune in and join the discussion over at www.thewelldesmoines.com

Stay In The Pocket and Guard Your Heart

Jesus taught in parables. So let’s use a football analogy to make a spiritual point as we near Super Bowl Sunday. Your heart is a well; neglect the well and your heart will run dry. How do we, as King Solomon instructs in the Book of Proverbs, guard our hearts above all else? That’s the topic of this week’s 5-minute reflection.

I Will Not Be Silent {5-Minute Reflection}

“For Zion’s Sake I will not be silent. For Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet.” – Isaiah 62:1

The Gospel is to be proclaimed and celebrated. It will not always be accepted, but it must be told. The good news is the same breath that filled John the Baptist with the Holy Spirit in his mother’s womb, breathes in us, too.

The One Thing {5-Minute Reflection}

You can listen by clicking the arrow below or subscribe to “The Water Jar” podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher. If you’d rather read the reflection, keep scrolling for the full transcript. I recently had the opportunity to catch up with a friend who told me about an initiative she competed last year called Plan Your Read more about The One Thing {5-Minute Reflection}[…]