A Seeking Heart is for people seeking some type of connection with Jesus, faith, and others who are also seeking. It is a search for grace through prayer, scripture, and the beauty of the Sacraments. All of this wrapped into our every day, ordinary lives.
A Seeking Heart with guest, Laura Phelps
Laura and Allison discuss topics from Sweet Cross: A Marian Guide to Suffering (OSV).
**Laura's story is incredible, powerful, and painful at times, but full of hope for the rest of us. She bore crosses we pray to never endure but united to Christ and guided by Mary's ten principle virtues, Laura opened my heart to not fear what the future may hold, because waiting for us in every circumstance is a love, peace, and grace that surpasses our understanding!
Included in this episode:
*Don't compare crosses
*Suffering is important and necessary
*Uniting our crosses to Christ is LIFE CHANGING
*How can you possibly maintain your sense of humor in the face of difficult times?
*Staying PLUGGED in through constant mental prayer - far easier than it sounds
Topic: Recognizing Depression in Teens from a Parent's Perspective Kelly Guests shares the warnings signs presented in her own children when battling depression *please note: this is not professional advice but one mother's journey: *Self-harm *Lost of Interest in Things Once Passionate About *Lack of Motivation *Sleeping Too Little or Too Much *Dropping Grades, plus a few more She also discusses ways her family found help and healing: *It is not a parenting fail, it is not about you at all - don't wait to get help *You can't be your child's counselor *How to be supportive and walk the journey with your child For more on Kelly Guest's ministry and upcoming book "25 Saintly Moms" (OSV) please follow her on social media at @nun2nine
Allison learns more about Kelly's new book, Saintly Moms: 25 Stories of Holiness (OSV) In the episode: *Kelly nun to mom of nine! Hence her website https://www.nun2nine. com #Clever *How these 25 Saintly moms helped Kelly in her many experiences as a mother. *Encouraged by these powerful often ordinary stories of motherhood, she found herself taking 'notes' and knew one day she'd like to share that wisdom with other mothers! *Some of her favorites: Mary, Queen of the Mom Saints (well, to be fair, she's queen of all saints) and Zelie Martin (St. Therese's sweet mama - who wrote letters detailing many of her parenting woes - including dealing with a strong-willed young Therese!!) *St. Gladys lived a WILD "Bonnie and Clyde" type life before her son helped convert her and her husband, both nobility -- illustrating the amazing things our children can teach us! Learn more and grab a copy of Saintly Moms at www.Nun2Nine.com