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Joys, Sorrows & Journaling | September 2020

School is back in session for many and with that comes a great opportunity to begin formulating spiritual routines as well. Terry Siedsma joins Lisa on the September 2020 episode of The Water Jar Podcast and talks about how journaling can help us grow deeper in relationship with Jesus.

The Spirit of Offense

The spirit of offense. What is it? How does it separate us individually from God ? Why it’s spreading like a plague and dividing wider the body of Christ. Speaker, teacher, and mentor Barbara Heil joins Lisa Schmidt on this episode of The Water Jar podcast

Closed for Repairs, Do Not Enter!

A plywood sign, the prophet Elijah, and closing down for repairs. Take a five-minute listen and it’ll make sense. We promise!

Then share your good ideas with us. How do you close down for repairs?

Live Well Moment: Two Women and the Feast of Corpus Christi

Who knows what path Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life might have taken had she not been in Italy on the feast of Corpus Christi. Who knows what might have happened had Juliana of Cornillon ignored the Lord’s call to pave the way for the first celebration some 550 years prior. Here are stories of two women and their strong connection to the Feast of Corpus Christi.

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 – 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