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Modesty – Episode 31

Modesty – Episode 31

What is modesty? Is modesty only in the clothes we wear? Why is it important to be modest? What if we can’t be Modest? Mama and Daddy brave the snow and tell us what modesty really is, how hard it may be, and how to avoid the flow of culture that leads to an immodest lifestyle. This may be an uncomfortable subject, but Mama and Daddy talk about it with such ease and grace that we’ll all be glad we joined the conversation. -Andrew

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Spirit in Life: Joy

Spirit in Life: Joy

What is joy? Is it happiness? Why should we have joy? These frequently asked questions are answered in this short video. Join Mom and Dad in this talk about joy, how trust leads to joy, and how joy leads to hope. -Nathaniel

What is Love?

What is Love?

As we can see from St. Paul, St. John, and Pope Francis, love is something far deeper. Love is not some “pie in the sky” concept. The Greeks beautifully divided love into 4 categories.

In this series, I explore those and see how we can apply them to our daily journey to True Love – God.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Water, water everywhere!
This week’s Gospel reading is supposedly about Jesus healing the leper. Look again:
It is really about disobedience and how disobeying God is far from being a personal, “I’m not hurting anybody else” thing.
Take five minutes to enjoy This Week’s Free Thing, and you will permanently change your children’s behavior, and yours, with the fun – and wet! – activity!

Spirit in Life: Love

Spirit in Life: Love

Mama and Daddy explore the first Fruit of the Spirit that St. Paul mentions in his letter to the Galatians: Love. They explain that Love is a verb that means “sacrifice” and is not an “Ooey-Gooey” feeling, as Dad says. -Nathaniel

Rising Very Early

Rising Very Early

The purpose of prayer is to get us in line with God’s will; to have an open and hope-filled heart that God knows what He is doing and that He loves us, so even though He permits “punishment and scourges, accept them, because He acts for our welfare in whatever He allows to befall us.”

This week we learn how to be in God’s will in just five minutes..

Spirit in Life: Introducing the Fruits of the Spirit

Spirit in Life: Introducing the Fruits of the Spirit

Mom and Dad introduce the Fruits of the Spirit in this short video. They talk about what they will talk about in each of the videos as well as a Bible quote from the Letter of St. Paul to the Galatians where he lists out the Fruit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. -Nathaniel

Goodness – Episode 26

Goodness – Episode 26

Goodness gracious! What is goodness and how to be good and do good are sometimes pretty confusing things. Do they ever conflict in your life? Beth and Kristofer talk about everything from Good Samaritan laws to getting a glimpse of God in every Goodness. This talk and walk is good to go!

Kindness – Episode 25

Kindness – Episode 25

“You gotta be cruel to be kind!” Wait…what? This is a fun topin but a serious one, recognizing that this Fruit of the Spirit specifically is NOT about being nice! Beth and Kristofer explore the difference and why Kindness is the way to go when having to choose between the two.

Epiphany – Episode 24

Epiphany – Episode 24

Did they come from afar, or a fire? Depends on your accent, and don’t get us started on whether or not its kings, magi, wise men…or even if there were three or more, or less! Oh gosh, the confusion! That must mean the whole thing is a myth, hoax, or legend, right? Um…no. Quite the opposite. And we talk about what it all means and how it applies to us every day… Tune in for an epiphany of your own…

Christmas – Episode 23

Christmas – Episode 23

Have a cup of cheer! Christmas is a big deal in the Cowles household, and this will give you a dose of it! From St. Joseph to Mel Brooks, walk and talk with Beth and Kristofer on Christmas Eve as they explore perspectives on Christmas that you just might not get anywhere else. Watch out! You may get stuck with a song or two in your head…

Patience – Episode 22

Patience – Episode 22

Don’t have the patience to learn Patience? You’re not alone, as you will quickly discover in this episode. While Beth is the poster child for Patience, kristofer is not. And if you want to learn how to get blessed with Patience – be careful! The secret is revealed!

Joy – Episode 21

Joy – Episode 21

JOY! Woohoo! We start off with a short rendition of that favorite kids’ Bible school song and then dive right in. Do you have Joy? You know it is different than happiness, right? Well, let’s talk about that and find out how, why, and where you have joy. It’s closer than you think! Afterwards, join us for Joy on our episode page: https://HolyOwnedAndOperated.com/joy-episode-21/

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