The Hurricane Heist Part 2 of 2

In this second episode of Watch a Movie with Mac and Greg we take on the second half of the 2018 stinker "The Hurricane Heist."

Rated PG-13, The Hurricane Heist is about a deadly hurricane with mile-high waves that provides the perfect cover for stealing $600 million from a U.S. Treasury outpost in Mississippi.

It's currently available on Netflix

To enjoy Watch a Movie with Mac and Greg, download the podcast (in two parts), pop in your earbuds and listen on your phone while simultaneously watching the film on your TV, computer, or other screen.

Click here for part 1 of our running commentary.

Posted by Greg
July 25, 2019

The Hurricane Heist Part 1 of 2

In this first episode of Watch a Movie with Mac and Greg we take on the 2018 stinker "The Hurricane Heist."

Rated PG-13, The Hurricane Heist is about a deadly hurricane with mile-high waves that provides the perfect cover for stealing $600 million from a U.S. Treasury outpost in Mississippi.

It's currently available on Netflix

To enjoy Watch a Movie with Mac and Greg, download the podcast (in two parts), pop in your earbuds and listen on your phone while simultaneously watching the film on your TV, computer, or other screen.

Click here for part 2 of our running commentary.

Posted by Greg
July 25, 2019

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

Too Old for Tequila?

We recently attended a dinner for couples from our local parish and were surprised when someone at the table bought a round of tequila shots, which brought forth the question of whether we're too old to do shots, and also reminded Greg of a time when he drank a few too many.

Head Over Heels

A recent exploratory trip to go "tubing" down a river ended up with Greg being dunked in the water when nobody was watching.

New Show Schedule!

We announce the new schedule of shows we'll be producing and releasing in the next couple of weeks, with new content coming your way virtually every single day.  Listen to find out more!

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

And in the "what the heck does that mean?" portion of the show, we dig up a sociological term from 2005 that seems more necessary today than ever before.  We demystify what Moralistic Therapeutic Deism is and illustrate how prevalent it is in today's society.

Bonus Content - Homemade Ice Cream and Hitting the Gym

In this week's bonus content for Patreon co-producers and SiriusXM ON DEMAND listeners, we rationalize how homemade ice cream and hitting the gym are not mutually exclusive.

Posted by Greg
July 23, 2019

Ultimate Consumable Good

Discerning Focus

Does creating content just for the online "Catholic Bubble" prevent us from actually evangelizing those who need to be evangelized?

As we continue to evaluate what content to create and how to create it (i.e., with what focus and emphasis should we use), we find ourselves questioning whether our content is too Catholic or not Catholic enough.

Of Thomas and Catherine

Our discernment process also includes Jennifer studying quite a bit about St. Catherine of Sienna while Greg is being drawn more and more to St. Thomas Aquinas.  According to Jennifer, however, Greg's approach is much like our kitten, Molly, acts.

New Podcast Series - What We're Dealing With

This week we've launched a brand new podcast series, co-hosted with our friends Mac and Katherine Barron called "What We're Dealing With." In this series we'll take deeper dives into discussing Catholic topics of today with a bit more serious of a viewpoint.  

This podcast is an exclusive bonus offering for those who support either our Patreon community or Mac and Katherine's Patreon account.  Click here right now to get instant access!

Setting a New Community Goal 

We've made a few small tweaks on our Patreon page to reflect our future goals, which include producing more video content.  Our first goal is getting building our community to 250 co-producers.  This will allow us to purchase a much needed camera for better quality video productions.

Please consider becoming a co-producer (or increasing your membership level) to help us reach this goal!

Bonus Content - Helping Teens Encounter Jesus

Two of our teens had the chance to attend Steubenville Atlanta this weekend and we share what we do to try to help them have positive encounters with Jesus Christ and His Church.

Posted by Greg
July 16, 2019

The Frail Trail

Web Design Headaches

Greg ponders why it was once so easy to make websites twenty years ago and why it seems to take him forever to make one today.  Is it age, boredom, or the technology?

Exercise Feedback

We heard from listeners who encouraged our exercise goals based on their own experiences as both someone trying to avoid "the frail trail" as well as a physical therapist.

Links mentioned:
Choosing the Strong Path (affiliate link)
Self-Treat Low Pack Pain YouTube Playlist

Jennifer's Mother Comes to Visit

Even months after Jennifer's mother moved out of our house and into her brother's, there is still stress that accompanies a visit.  We candidly share the continued difficulties of learning how to deal with an aging parent.

Bonus Content 

This week's bonus segment for our co-producers and SiriusXM ON DEMAND listeners has Greg's buddy, Mac Barron, joining Greg to discuss C.S. Lewis and entertainment.

Posted by Greg
July 9, 2019

Cleaning House

In Search of Peaches

After the kids bailed on Jennifer, she ventures out on her own in search of the elusive perfect Georgia peach.

CrossFit Debacle

In our ongoing quest for health and fitness, we check out a local CrossFit facility.  It did not go as planned.

Fear, Doubt, and Discipleship

Galatians 5:13-18 tells us, "For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery."

We discuss how difficult this can be, and the difference between being a Christian and being a Disciple.

Bonus Content 

Exclusive for our co-producer community and listeners of SiriusXM ON DEMAND, this week we share ways of returning to God when you feel a million miles away from Him. 

Posted by Greg
July 2, 2019

Queen For A Day

Jennifer Finally Got to go to Medieval Times!

Today (Tuesday, June 25) is Jennifer's birthday and after finding out she could get free admission on her birthday, we finally committed to going to Medieval Times and we had a blast! We share our experience on this episode.  

Plus, be sure to check out our Video of the Week where we take you along on the adventure:

Return to the Eucharistic Congress

Next we share all of our experiences from returning to the Atlanta Eucharistic Congress for the first time since moving back to Georgia.  It was so great seeing so many old friends come together for this wonderful celebration.

As promised, here is where you can check out the amazing talks from the day (be sure not to miss the morning opening homily from Bishop Robert Reed, as well as the inspiring talk from Fr. Mike Schmitz).

Bonus Content - Cardinal Sarah and Rejecting God's Gifts

This week's bonus content for our Co-Producer Community (click here to join now) as well as our SiriusXM ON DEMAND listeners is a deep dive into a recent talk given by Robert Cardinal Sarah about our need to receive God's gifts, and what has happened in a world where God's gifts are rejected. 

Click here to read the full address from Cardinal Sarah

Posted by Greg
June 25, 2019

Enormous Noggin

Father's Day Debacle

Ben and Jennifer try to give Greg the same present as last year, and fails again.  This leads to a discussion of the enormity of Greg's brain.

Are Miraculous Healings Still Possible?

We get into a discussion of some of the reasons why people sometimes doubt the validity of healings in today's modern world, and how this is an erroneous and potentially dangerous perspective.

Plus, we share the story of the very first medical miracle we experienced as a family.

Don't Miss Out On June Coozies!

As an exclusive offer for the month of June, we're giving all our co-producers a limited edition drink coozie!  Don't miss out!  Become a co-producer right now!

This week's Bonus Content - How to Catholic:

Exclusively for Patreon Co-Producers and listeners of SiriusXM ON DEMAND, this week's bonus content is "How to Catholic," where we talk about how to truly live out your faith despite push back from others.  

Posted by Greg
June 18, 2019

Do We Really Believe?

Catholic in a Small Town #500

We joined our good friends Mac and Katherine Barron as they recorded and livestreamed their 500th episode of Catholic in a Small Town.

Exclusive Drink Coozies Only Available Until June 30th!

As an incentive to new and existing co-producers, we've created an awesome collapsible drink coozie exclusively for members at the $10/month or more tier.  Sign up right now and get a coozie, swag in the mail, behind the scenes content, advance previews of new content, and more!

Of Housewarming Parties and Eucharistic Congresses

What starts as a discussion about whether to have a housewarming party turns into a deep dive into whether people really believe in the Eucharist, and how much are we willing to allow ourselves to really be transformed by the Eucharist and our baptismal priesthood.

Bonus Content - The Balance of Kids and Gaming

One of the biggest struggles of our parenting careers is dealing with how much screentime we allow our children, particularly when it comes to video games.  Lately, Lily has been playing Sims 4, and we were surprised to discover how "adult" this kids game has become.  (Bonus content available exclusively to Patreon Co-Producers and SiriusXM ON DEMAND subscribers).

Posted by Greg
June 11, 2019

Tug of War

Exclusive Collapsible Coozie for June Co-Producers

Sign up to be a new or existing co-producer at the $10/month level during the month of June and get an exclusive Adventures in Imperfect Living collapsible drink coozie! (Note: rewards are sent out after three months of patronage).

Become a co-producer for as little as $5 a month and get exclusive advanced previews, bonus podcast content, behind the scenes videos, live streams of shows, and rewards such as swag in the mail, coffee mugs, and more!

Thanks to New and Renewed Co-Producers!

We couldn't do this show without the support of our amazing co-producer community! A huge welcome to new coproducers Allison, Nina, Laurie, and Joanna, as well as thanks to returning and updated co-producers Kendra, Maciej, Laura, Lisa, David, Danielle, Peg, Sarah, Robert, George, Brian, Don, Steve, Natasha and Kevin!

Latest YouTube Video of the Week

Be sure to check out our latest Video of the Week on YouTube and subscribe, like and comment!

Atlanta Eucharistic Congress

Well, despite thinking we'd just get to be audience members at this year's Eucharistic Congress, right after recording our last show, all that changed for Greg.  

​Response from SiriusXM On Demand Announcement

We share some of the very positive responses we got to the announcement that our show is now on SiriusXM ON DEMAND, and clarify the difference between on-air and on demand.

Tug of War and the Battle of Souls

Greg and the kids got into a massive tug of war battle in the neighborhood pool which had eerie similarities to the battle for souls in today's world.  This conversation also includes a discussion on whether or not to cancel Netflix.

Get Notified when More Than Mental Launches

Want to be the first to hear Greg's upcoming new podcast, More Than Mental?  Visit MoreThanMentalPodcast.com to sign up for advance notification!

This Week's Bonus Content: 

Exclusively for Patreon Co-Producers and subscribers to SiriusXM On Demand, this week's bonus content includes how to reconnect with Jesus in a deep and meaningful way.

Posted by Greg
June 4, 2019

On Demand

Bonus Minutes for Co-Producers!

This week we share the exciting news that co-producers will get bonus exclusive minutes with every episode of Adventures in Imperfect Living.  Become a co-producer for as little as $5/month and get exclusive bonus content, advanced previews, behind the scenes videos, live streams, and rewards such as SWAG in the mail, coffee mugs, and more! Click here to get immediate access to this week's bonus content!

Back on SiriusXM - The Catholic Channel!

In addition to the bonus content for co-producers, starting this week our show will now be available on The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM ON DEMAND.  It is exciting for us to have our show back on The Catholic Channel!

Raising Adult Children 

We talk about the latest developments with educating our two teens left at home, and in our bonus segment this week we dive into the challenges of raising adult children, and how to develop strong communication and trust.

Posted by Greg
May 28, 2019

Rhythm of Work and Life

Fear of Happiness

We return from a long needed family vacation and discuss the need for rest, and how to overcome the fear that often keeps us from seeking happiness in life.  This also includes a discussion about not only being wise stewards of the gifts God gives us, but also being willing to actually enjoy the gifts when they're given.

Of Mantas, Sharks, and Dolphins

Our trip to the beach was surprisingly full of wildlife encounters, including that of ridiculous selfie-hunting beach goers.

Why Our Radio Show Ended and Being Grateful

After nearly seven years, a news story from last week made it possible for us to share more of the behind the scenes reasons as to why our radio show ended in 2012, and how that cancellation has lead to years of suffering, but suffering for which we are now very grateful for.  

Posted by Greg
May 22, 2019
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