Category Archives for Podcast

ADV #243: Better Than Donuts

Better Than Donuts

We start this week's show discussing the mysterious way that grace builds upon grace, allowing us to more actively participate in deeper spiritual activities such as fasting, daily Mass, and praying the Rosary.  It's not of our own accord that people have done this through generations, but by acting in cooperation with the promptings and strength of the Holy Spirit.

Mental Check In

After several weeks on a new supplement regimen, Greg shares not only the state of his health after this year's battles, but also more insight to the benefit of confronting those who have directly hurt us, and the need to constantly strive to forgive.

House Maneuvers

And lastly, we talk about the latest updates with our plans to relocate back to Georgia.  It's amazing how much can happen in a single week!

Posted by Greg
September 11, 2018

ADV #242: There And Back Again

Colds, Colds, Colds

Immediately after recording last week's show, Greg and Jennifer were taken down by nasty late-summer colds (courtesy of our children going back to school).

The Two Wings of Prayer

We then discuss what to do when your prayers don't seem to be leading where you expect, and how to give extra THRUST to your prayers.

More Big Changes For Us

Lastly, we share Walter's big decision to move out and move south, which has propelled us to take enormous risk and do something we've been silently praying about for months.  Yes, that's right.  We're moving again.

Posted by Greg
September 5, 2018

ADV #241: Viganò vs. The Vatican

Greg's Podcasting Project

We start off this week's show sharing the incredibly positive response Greg has gotten so far as he begins work on a new huge podcasting project.  The more work he does, the more excited we get about this project.

Spiritual Direction with Greg or Jennifer

For the last couple weeks we've been praying and discerning the possibility of offering 1-on-1 video-based Spiritual Direction and life coaching.  If interested, add your name and email here to be added to the waiting list:

Archbishop Viganò vs. The Vatican

Lastly, we discuss the earthquake-like testimony made public over the weekend by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò with implications that have rattled the Catholic Church right up to Pope Francis.

Additionally, if you've not yet read the full document (or want to read it again), we have recorded and made available a complete and unabridged audio narration of Viganò's testimony.

Posted by Greg
August 28, 2018

Podcast Extra: The Viganò Testimony Complete & Unabridged

This is a complete and unabridged audio recording of the Testimony written by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò, Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana, Apostolic Nuncio.  

Click here for the full text of Archbishop Viganò's testimony.  

Permission is granted to download and make copies of this audio to freely share with others.  For radio, podcast, television, or other broadcast permissions, please contact us directly.

Posted by Greg
August 28, 2018

ADV #240: We Need More Hate

A Co-Producer First!

We are VERY excited to share the amazing co-producer news we woke up to this morning.  It was a huge blessing for us today, for sure!

Scandalized

In light of last week's Grand Jury report out of Pennsylvania, combined with the ongoing fallout of the McCarrick scandal, we share the pointed response from Bishop Morlino of the Diocese of Madison where he surprisingly calls for more hate in the Church, but not in a way you might think.

Lily the Comedian

Then, in a more lighthearted conversation, we share our daughter Lily's recent attempts at comedy, and wonder if she might genuinely have a talent for this.

Pivoting From Failure

We also get quite transparent when we share some of our recent failures, how they've affected our family, and our attempt to pivot in yet another new direction.

Along those lines, if you're interested in launching a podcasting and would like to help Greg as he prepares for a new course, make sure to drop us an email to schedule a 1-on-1 discussion with him.

Don't Miss Out!

And lastly, a reminder to make sure you sign up for our FREE Happiness On Demand online course before it's too late!

Posted by Greg
August 21, 2018

ADV #239: The Patron of Podcasts

Saying Goodbye to Jody

In case you missed this last week, we had a very emotional few days last week as our family dog, Jody, suddenly got sick and made a turn for the worse.

Celebrating St. Max

As we recorded on his feast day, we share how instrumental St. Maximilian Kolbe was in the ongoing success of Rosary Army and SQPN, and how he continues to inspire us to this day by his love of others, Mary, and the use of technology to evangelize in creative ways.

The Assumption and Hector's Anniversary

We also discuss the importance of this week's Holy Day of Observation, which coincides with both the first day of school, as well as the third anniversary of Jennifer's dad's passing.

Don't Miss Out!

And lastly, a reminder to make sure you sign up for our FREE online course before it's too late!

Posted by Greg
August 14, 2018

ADV #238: Rocky Mountain High

It's Not a Tumor

This week's show kicks off with a conversation about how well we've indoctrinated our children to appreciate classic movies, as well as continually introduce them to highly quotable movies.  Speaking of great quotes, we also explain why we were so incredibly proud of our son Walter for the awesome movie quote he chose for his senior yearbook quote.

Greg's New Amino Acid Protocol

We were a day late in recording because Greg got a wee bit queasy from the amino acid nutrients he's started taking to build up his neurotransmitters.  We discussed the first day of taking TWENTY-FIVE pills (!) and what our hopes are going forward with this new therapy.

Jennifer's Whirlwind Colorado Trip

And lastly, Jennifer recounts her excellent visit back to Colorado and some much-needed mother/son time with our oldest child, Sam.  They hit up a concert (check out the artwork Sam did for the band, Aloris), saw some old friends, hiked so much that Jennifer sprained her ankle, and visited three different churches.

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Posted by Greg
August 8, 2018

Desperately Seeking Truth

Voicemail No More

We kick off the show by sadly saying goodbye to our voicemail line.  After many years of service, it just got too pricy and too problematic.  Going forward, if you'd like to share your beautiful voice with us, just record a message on your phone or computer and email it to us at feedback@gregandjennifer.com.  

Additionally, you can find our snail mail and contact form here.

Cardinal McCarrick Resignation

Next, we share the news about Cardinal McCarrick's resignation over the weekend, and what that means for the laity going forward.

In a nutshell, the Church needs cleaning.  But as always, we need to start with ourselves.  How much do we allow ourselves to be challenged? How much do we question if the "truths" we hold are actually true, or if they're just things we'd like to be true?

Books That Changed Our Lives

We wrap up the show by sharing some of the books that have changed our lives, and the reasons why.  Next week we'll continue this discussion by diving into the specific faith-based books that made the biggest impact. 

The books we mentioned this week include:
NON-FICTION BOOKS
Hemingway: A Life without Consequences by James Mellow
Jeff Herman’s Guide to Publisher’s, Editors, and Literary Agents (2000 edition)
Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

NOVELS (Both Fiction and Historical)
Lay Seige to Heaven by Louis de Wohl
Empire strikes back novelization 
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Replay by Ken Grimwood
The World According to Garp by John Irving

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Posted by Greg
July 31, 2018

Pulling Weeds in the Church

Revisiting the controversial topic of Cardinal McCarrick, we go full-throttle in this episode as we candidly share some of the ugliness in Church leadership from an insider's view having worked for Archdioceses and other organizations over the past decade.  In doing so, we wrestle with when it's prudent and helpful to challenge Church leadership and when is it spiteful and hurtful.  

From there, we give an honest update on how things are going with our family during our transition to working for ourselves full-time, and the difficulties that go along with it, which lead to our asking two pointed questions at the end of the show:

  1. If we could teach you how to do ONE thing, what would you want us to teach you (either both of us together, or separately)?
  2. If we could make ONE non-churchy product (i.e., no Bible studies, etc.), what would you want us to make that you'd actually pay for?

Leave your comments below and let us know!

Posted by Greg
July 24, 2018

Addressing Cultural Appropriation

Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

Jennifer has been diving deeply into Dr. Brant Pitre's book, The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, which has lead to more frequent daily Mass attendance for both Greg and Jennifer. 

The discussion of the book swerved into the more sensitive topic of the melting pot of cultural appropriation, and the modern-day difficulty of appreciating other cultures without accidentally offending those to who the culture belongs.

Lastly, Lily's interest in cross country has provided inspiration for perseverance both in health as well as our faith lives.

Posted by Greg
July 17, 2018

The Miracle of Parkinson’s Disease

Blast from the Past

On this week's show we're joined by our old buddy, Michael McCaughey, who we became great friends with during the first year of our marriage.  Greg and Michael first met at a network gaming party in 1995 and shortly thereafter they shared adjacent cubes while working at LOTUS software's tech support division. 

Over the next few years the three of us went to tons of concerts, movies, and even vacation together.  Michael was the first person to ever encourage us to go into business for ourselves.

As we started having kids and moved to another part of Atlanta, our visits with Michael became fewer and farther between.  Then, around 2008, Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.  Over the next several years we lost contact with each other for various reasons, finally reconnecting last fall. 

During the intervening years, Michael sought non-traditional ways to not only overcome his Parkinson's, but discovered groundbreaking ways of addressing a multitude of neurological disorders including depression, anxiety, and more.

Given the way our 2018 has been, it's been a Godsend to have Michael back in our lives.  And for the 4th of July, Michael came to visit us and meet some of our children for the first time.

On this episode we share Michael's medical miracles, his regained health after being completely disabled by Parkinson's, and his quest to help others battling neurological challenges.

If you or someone you know would like more info about Michael's treatment and how it could help you, click here to send him an email.

As promised, here are some photos from our heyday with Michael, in the few short years before we became parents: 

Greg, Jennifer, and Michael (sometime around 1996 or so).

Greg, Jennifer, and Michael (2018)

One of our many late-night jam sessions at Michael's place. Interestingly, Michael is playing one our guitars and Greg is playing Michael's.

Inside joke pose while on vacation in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (February 1997).

Another jam session pic. The woman in the plaid shirt was actually Jennifer's matron of honor when we got married. Another fellow LOTUS friend, Andy, is on the colorful bass guitar.

Posted by Greg
July 10, 2018

5 Ways to Avoid the Mid-Day Crash

Episode #233: How to Fight the Mid-Afternoon "Crash" when sleepiness tries to take over!  

You have work to do, grocery shopping that needs done, kids demanding attention.

And you're tired. Wiped out. Physically and mentally tapped.

But you don't have time to take a nap, and need to wake up NOW!

In this episode we dive into 5 Ways to Avoid the Mid-Day Crash:​

  1. Rethink how you think about breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  2. Wean away old habits
  3. Practice quick switch activities
  4. Switch your sweets
  5. Evaluate what and why you have unhealthy habits

ALSO: We've had the chance to spend a lot of time visiting our friend Kyle Heimann on his radio show.  Here are links to listen:

Episode 467 - Mary, Podcasting and More
Episode 445 - Rosary App
Episode 291 - Tied in Knots

Posted by Greg
July 3, 2018

ADV #232: Get the Log Out

We celebrated Jennifer's 48th birthday with a family road trip to Lake Michigan, we shared new ways to stay in touch with our co-producers, and discussed the frustrating news of Cardinal McCarrick's recent removal from ministry and what it means for the future of the Catholic Church.

Here's the article from Crisis Magazine that we referenced.

We're also offering a free webinar this Thursday called "Happiness on Demand."  Click here to register now!

Posted by Greg
June 26, 2018
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