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ADV #221: Core Strengthening

Core Strengthening

Identifying limiting core beliefs and transforming them into positive beliefs that positively impact your attitudes, your relationships, and yourself through core strengthening (but not the abdominal exercise kind). Plus we share our biggest takeaways from attending Cliff Ravenscraft’s Next Level Workshop and invite you participate in our first ever reader survey. Click here to take it now!

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Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Posted by Greg
April 12, 2018

ADV #220: Fully Vested

Fully Vested

COMPLETEAUDIOBUNDLEAfter the last several months of “self-improvement projects,” we’ve questioned if we’ve been fully vested in the past in truly living out our lives to the fullest.

Status Quo

Feeling somewhat dissatisfied and restless with the status quo, we’ve begun looking at some of our own limiting beliefs and negative attitudes, which are sometimes directed right back at ourselves.

Using Our Talents Wisely

By looking at Matthew 25 and the Parable of the Servants and how they invested (or didn’t invest) their own talents, we’ve been newly motivated to inventory how God has blessed us, to re-evaluate our attitudes, and to be fully invested in our marriage, in our relationships, and in the way we serve others. In this episode, we dive into all of these things and more, and come out excited and ready to truly invest what God has given us so we can give even more back to Him.

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Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Posted by Greg
April 3, 2018

ADV #219: Next Level

Next Level

On this week’s episode of Adventures in Imperfect Living we talk about how our children are absolutely addicted to someone, coming up with creative games with kids at home, how Proverbs made Jennifer blush, Greg’s Holy Week comic strip, our Healing Mass outcomes, and the importance of investing in ourselves and trying to get to the next level.

Also, if you are someone who is just getting starting with an online business, or you have been attempting to monetize your business for quite some time, and if you are not currently, successfully, consistently generating a minimum of $5,000 every single month from your online business efforts, consider joining us in attending Cliff Ravenscraft’s Next Level Workshop with us on April 6-7. If you’re interested, be sure to send Greg an email ASAP!

Greg’s Latest Comic Strip

If you’re interested in checking out Greg’s latest comic strip, they can all be seen here!

Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Links, books and other resources mentioned on this episode:

Posted by Greg
March 27, 2018

Comic: Get in the Van!

Every time I draw one of these strips, inevitably someone tries to explain to me how something wasn’t true to life. For example, (the real) Jennifer just looked at this and said, “Ben and Tommy would never wear ties.”

Earlier, Walt looked at the second panel and said, “I’ve never had a shirt like that.”

I’m sure someone else will point out that our oldest son, Sam, moved out of the house last year and now lives on the other side of the country, and we have no plans for him to be home for Easter.
Alas, I still think this is funny.

Posted by Greg
March 26, 2018

ADV #218: True Healing

True Healing

In this episode we give the latest on family events including Walter’s overnight college visit, Sam’s attempt at buying a guitar, and Jennifer’s mom gets unexpectedly sick.  Plus we dive into true healing and what the Church says about the anointing of the sick and healing services and healing Masses.  Lastly, Greg prepared to return to his job after being out on FMLA.

Greg’s Latest Comic Strip

If you’re interested in checking out Greg’s latest comic strip, they can all be seen here!

Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Links, books and other resources mentioned on this episode:

Posted by Greg
March 21, 2018

Comic: FaceTime

FaceTime with Grandparents

On weekends my daughter regularly asks if we can FaceTime her grandparents.  Then, after about two minutes of talking, she hands the device back to me.

I could have probably drawn 100 frames for this comic based on things my parents have pointed their phones at while I tried to have a video conversation with them.

Posted by Greg
March 19, 2018

ADV #217: Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment and this episode’s Imperfect Living Highlights

In this episode we dive into Dual Enrollment for the eternal life, how Jennifer has more Instagram followers than Greg, how to overcome fear, and the benefits of trying to fit into the cookie cutter mold of the School of Mary.

How to Get More Instagram Followers

Apparently Jennifer has figured out the solution of how to get more instagram followers because, despite only publishing 10 pictures in the last year, she has more followers than Greg.

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment in the afterlife is impossible.  You either choose heaven or you choose hell.  It’s impossible to have a foot in both.  And yet, we constantly strive for exactly that type of life here on earth.  We often want our heavenly reward while also living fully submersed in the niceties of this material world.  We dive into how to take steps to not only choosing the correct path, but how to stay there, and overcoming fear along the way.

The School of Mary

The phrase, The School of Mary, is seldom used these days.  Nevertheless, as St. Louis Marie de Montfort points out in Preparation for Total Consecration, Mary provides the absolutely perfect solution and model of being a disciple.  We break down the 10 virtues Mary has, and how she wants to teach us how to live more virtuous lives, as well.

Thanks to all of our Patreon co-producers, and a special thanks this week to one-time Paypal Tipper Phil who did us a special kindness!

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Posted by Greg
March 13, 2018

Comic: Unexpected Forgiveness

Unexpected Forgiveness.  Unexpected Grace.

I had a funny strip all finished up and ready to deliver today.  Inspired by a recent event of unexpected forgiveness, however, I spent my Sunday (yesterday) putting this one together.

I did, in fact, hear from a long ago colleague recently.  And while I didn’t break down crying as my cartoon version does in this strip, the sentiment remains the same.

I’ve found myself in recent days pondering once again about the absolute destructiveness of unforgiveness.  It often lies hidden even from ourselves. And while there may be people who I need to reach out to, I’ve actually found the person I most frequently need to forgive is myself.

Either way, I hope this strip blesses you.  And maybe it will also help you — if needed – to forgive someone else, or seek someone’s forgiveness. And by doing so, I hope you experience great peace this week.

Posted by Greg
March 12, 2018

ADV #216: Created Things

Comic strips, PTSD, and more from James

Why Greg appreciates the importance of comic strips in today’s world, Jennifer had new concerns with Greg’s health last week, and why we need to be careful with our love of created things.

Thanks to Patreon co-producer Pete for doubling his patronage, as well as to one-time Paypal Tippers Teresa and Henry!

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Posted by Greg
March 6, 2018

Comic: Co-Conspirators

Our cat, Marty, has dubbed me his official sleeping space.  If we’re all in a room together and I’m sitting with my legs up, he’s gonna get nestled in and nobody’s stopping him.  I’ll admit I’ve used his cuteness to my benefit on more than one occasion.

Posted by Greg
March 5, 2018

ADV #215: Wisdom Wanted

Ben goes curling, Tom & Lily search for music, Walt searches for college, Rosary Army is still strong in our hearts, Greg declared email bankruptcy and we encourage you to check your source of wisdom.

Thanks to our newest Patreon co-producers: Gabe & Kelly, as well as one-time Paypal Tippers Denise and Dory!

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Posted by Greg
February 27, 2018

Comic: Gym Rat

Exercise programs are a continual work in progress for me that happen in very intense bursts.  Once I get going I’m usually pretty good about keeping it up, but all it takes is an extended holiday and I’ll allow myself to get knocked off course.  And then, when I start back, I’m always frustrated about how long it takes for significant results.

I’m sure this is just me, though.

P.S. Patrons – Keep an eye out later today for your exclusive FREE time lapse video of the creation of this strip!

Posted by Greg
February 26, 2018

Comic: Falling Into Sin. Literally.

I try to go to Confession regularly.  The key word here is “try.”  I went last Saturday and told the priest it had been three or four weeks since my last confession.  After walking out, I discovered it had been closer to six weeks.  This was a minor thing, but it immediately made me feel like I needed to walk back into the church, get back in line, and just clear up that one little thing.  And while I was there I could probably confess scrupulosity, as well.

P.S. Patrons – Keep an eye out later today for your exclusive FREE time lapse video of the creation of this strip!

Posted by Greg
February 23, 2018