Category Archives for Podcast

ADV #256: Disorder Dilemma

Walter Reacts to That Catholic Show

Our son Walter surprised us with a couple funny video "reactions" of him checking out old episodes of our That Catholic Show video series.  Watch Walter's videos here:

Walter's Patreon Page (Help support a young pup)
Walt's YouTube Channel
Walter Reacts to TCS Episode 1
Walter Reacts to TCS Episode 2

Six Weeks of Giving

We're six weeks into the 2019 New Evangelizers Giving Campaign and last week saw just $325 raised.  Help us raise the remaining $65,000 EMERGENCY funds to continue operating these important 501(c)3 ministries.

Transgenderism and the Meaning of Life

We dive into a deep and controversial topic to discuss the definition of disorders and the role God plays in the lives of people who suffer from various disorders.

Posted by Greg
December 11, 2018

ADV #255: Eggroll

The Eggroll That Destroyed Jennifer

We're a couple days late in recording the show and it is the fault of an eggroll.  We explain.

Learning to Praise

Jennifer got to go on a women's retreat conducted by Dr. Mary Healy and returned with a greater understanding of the charismatic movement, praise, and surrendering to God.

Learning to Trust

We offer a quick recap of where we are with the New Evangelizers Giving Campaign and how the last few months have provided multiple opportunities to learn how to trust. 

Posted by Greg
December 6, 2018

ADV #254: Overcoming Darkness

Prayers for Overcoming Darkness

Our friends Maria and Katherine suggested that we may need exorcisms, or at least some heavier duty help in overcoming the devil.  We talk about the recent Atlantic Magazine article about the increase in Exorcisms and how insidious the devil has become in making people think he doesn't exist - which then leads more people to sin.

Book mentioned - Prayers Against the Powers of Darkness

Look to the Future, Not the Past

We share quotes from Isaiah chapters 12 and 43 including 43:18-19 which reads, "Remember not the events of the past.  The things of long ago consider not.  See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it? In the wilderness I make a way in the wasteland rivers."

Tentative Rosary Army Goals

 Lastly, we share an amazing update from Giving Tuesday and the one-day amount raised on Facebook toward our 2019 Giving Campaign goal for New Evangelizers.  We also talk about the tentative plans for 2019 including a brand new website, new podcasts, more timely resources, more frequent videos, print materials and books, and more.

Posted by Greg
November 28, 2018

ADV #253: Self Care Bear

Jennifer's Sanity

After hearing from many of you after Jennifer's unexpected last-minute meltdown during last week's show, we talk about the need for self care to prevent reaching your breaking point in life.  For Jennifer, it includes both a first time visit to a psychologist as well as a spiritual director.

Writer's Group

We also talk about Greg getting outside of his comfort zone and attending a writer's group meeting for the first time in 18 years.  The website and books we mentioned include:

Luis Escobar's Website
Become a Successful Indie Author by Craig Martelle
Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins
Sell Your Soul: How to Build Your Creative Career by Russell Nohelty

Giving Campaign Update

As of today, November 20, 2018, YOU have helped us raise $18,127.33 for the Rosary Army and New Evangelizers 2019 Giving Campaign!  We still have $81,872.67 left to go, but we're confident with your help we can do it.

Please visit donate.rosaryarmy.com right now to help New Evangelizers and Rosary Army reach our 2019 operational and growth budget!


Posted by Greg
November 20, 2018

ADV #252: Stay The Course

Legal Drinking Age

We start the show celebrating our son Sam's 21st birthday (Happy Birthday, Sammy!) with Greg challenging Jennifer with Sam related trivia.

Family Updates

Next we discuss our upcoming monthly video meetup on November 18 for our $5 and above Patreon Co-Producers, and Walter's unexpected encounter with community this weekend.  Plus an update on selling our house.

Stay the Course

Lastly, we bare our souls (again) with how difficult it can be to discern the will of God and follow it, even if it means not doing anything at all.  

Posted by Greg
November 13, 2018

ADV #251: Greg’s New Blankie

Fighting Leaves

We're convinced there are more leaves this year, and a battle of the trees has commenced.

Of Sun Lamps and CapeAble Blankets

As the weather changes, we share some of the tools that are helping Greg fight the grey weather "blahs" including:

Rosary Army/New Evangelizers Giving Campaign Update

We're so incredibly appreciative of the almost 50 people who have already signed up to help during our first giving campaign in over FIVE YEARS.

Make a tax deductible donation right now by clicking this link!

Posted by Greg
November 7, 2018

ADV #250: 15 Years of Rosary Army

Theme Songs and Other Such Stuff

We start the show with Greg's disappointment for not creating a proper new exciting intro in celebration of our 250th episode of Adventures in Imperfect Living.  But then again, if you combine all of our past productions, it's really like our 611th, so what's the big deal?  

We also discussed the importance of a good blurb for a podcast, which lead to Greg mentioning the book Screenwriting Tricks for Authors (or, Stealing Hollywood: Story Structure Secrets for Writing Your BEST Book) by Alexandra Sokoloff (affiliate link).

Value of Truth and Freedom of the Press

After watching Steven Spielberg's The Post, we talked about Greg's past experience as a journalist, and the frustration of having to look at multiple media sources and making decisions based on "feelings" more than objective truth.  This same principle applies to both conversations about politics and news as well as recent topics from within the Catholic Church and how they're reported on by the often biased Catholic media.

15 Years of Rosary Army

Lastly, we look once again at the power of the Rosary. In light of the parable of the Mustard Seed, we are amazed that the Rosary Army 501(c)3 non-profit apostolate has already been in existence for over 15 years.  

After much prayer and discernment, and given that it has now been over 5 years since our last giving campaign for the organization, we announce an ambitious giving campaign to launch on All Saint's Day, November 1, 2018.

Given the many initiatives and opportunities faced by Rosary Army, we need to raise $100,000 by the end of the year to continue operations and make these initiatives a reality. We would very much appreciate your assistance.  Please prayerfully consider making a tax deductible donation right now at http://newevangelizers.com/donate.


Posted by Greg
October 30, 2018

ADV #249: Swamp Boy

Swamp Boy

Walter calls in to share details of an adventure with Greg's brother deep in the heart of South Carolina.  Lots of fun with this conversation.

Depression or Dementia?

We also give a detailed update on the tribulations of trying to care for an elderly parent.  In the case of Jennifer's mom, we've gotten additional diagnoses that have brought up additional questions about how to best take care of her while still taking care of our family.

Lastly, be sure not to miss out on over $200 in savings! We're closing down our audio store and until October 28, 2018, you can get nearly 18 hours of amazing content for just $39!

Posted by Greg
October 23, 2018

ADV #248: Mid-Life Opportunity

Try, Try (and Try) Again

After two major hiccups (one technical and one mental), we managed to produce a surprisingly lively podcast (albeit a day late).

Merciful Patience 

Taking requests from our Facebook page, we talk about how to develop patience in light of the Spiritual Works of Mercy, and how having a purpose for patience makes patience more possible.

Midlife (*cough*Crisis*cough*) Opportunities

Lastly, we dive even more deeply into the troublesome nature of 2018 and explore the potential opportunities of midlife, and finding greater purpose for the second half of life.

Posted by Greg
October 17, 2018

ADV #247: Cat Not Included

Why We're Moving

Though our house isn't selling as fast as we'd like, we talk about why this move is important to our family, and how difficult its been to be untethered for so many years.

Rosary Army Renewal

Jennifer shares about the flurry of recent activity around our Rosary Army non-profit, which includes inventory of thousands of Rosaries, leading a workshop, and inducting one of our kids as an official Rosary Army soldier.

Return to Pacem In Terris

Greg returned to Pacem in Terris and shares how three days of silence, combined with finishing the book, "The Big Leap" by Gay Hendricks, is leading him down a new pathway of discovery into his zone of genius.

Posted by Greg
October 9, 2018

ADV #246: Spatula City!

Walter Update

Last week our son, Walter, was on the show one last time before moving out and heading south. We give an update on his whereabouts and doings.

Jennifer Willits: Shirt Thief

We finally had a chance for a romantic date night and Jennifer literally tried to take the shirt off the waiter's back.

Work Life Balance

Next, we talk about the delicate balance of work and life, and knowing when to take a break.  Which leads to Jennifer kicking Greg out of the house for a few days.

All About October

That's what this week's pointless game is about.

Posted by Greg
October 1, 2018

ADV #245: Adios, Walter

In this week's episode:

Mac Barron Wrote a Book

Our good friend Mac Barron wrote a brand spanking new book called, "Clueless in Galilee," and it's now available for pre-order on Amazon.  Go get it!

Replacing Time, Talent, and Treasure

After recent discussions on the show about fasting and almsgiving being the two wings of prayer, we share a bit of an epiphany of how and why parishes should do away with the annual stewardship clarion call of Time, Talent, and Treasure and replace it with something more useful, practical, and real.

Walter Moves Out

Our 18-year-old Walter joins us one last time from our home in Indiana before he moves out tomorrow to go back to Georgia.  We'll miss him tremendously and share one of our last conversations with him with you.

1980's Movie Theme Song Game

And lastly, we wrap up the show playing another game where Walter and Jennifer go head to head to guess the name of the theme song that goes with various 1980 popular (and not so popular) movies.

Posted by Greg
September 25, 2018

ADV #244: A Weird Place

The Significance of 244

We start off this week's show talking about the significance of 244 episodes and how the last time we met this milestone, it was the end of an important era for us.

The Sandwich Generation

We then talk about the weirdness of being sandwiched between raising our own children, and having to care for an elderly parent who (in some ways) makes us feel like we're raising a toddler again.  Albeit, one who is much, much older than us.

Time for Fun

Lastly, in celebration of our 23rd Wedding Anniversary, and in light of our recent revelations about needing more fun in our lives, Greg surprises Jennifer with a game to test her own knowledge of trivia about things that have actually happened to US.

Posted by Greg
September 18, 2018
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