Month: June 2017

When singer and songwriter, Teresa Peterson, realized that the sure calling of God on her life to sing and to share her songs had died, she had no idea that the Lord was preparing her to be resurrected.  Teresa sought after a secular career in the music industry for years and one day found herself exhausted and done.  Teresa shares with us the journey that she has been on with the Lord and how when His ways are not our ways this can feel like a real death. A death not to be left in the grave.  It was such treat to have Teresa share with us the inspiration for her new songs on her new album.

Our Guest:

Teresa Peterson is a worship leader, speaker and singer/songwriter based out of Philadelphia, PA.  She recently opened for Dove Award winning group, Sidewalk Prophets and Stars Go Dim at the music festival, AbbeyFest.  Teresa has been featured on Relevant RadioThe Catholic PlaylistImmaculate Heart MusicAleteia: Cecilia and more.  She has led worship at events in association with the World Meeting of Families, Heart of the Father Ministries (Unbound), The Culture Project, and numerous Catholic conferences and youth rallies.  She has opened for speaker and author, Fr. Michael Gaitley (33 Days to Morning Glory), Archbishop Chaput, and Relevant Radio’s Fr. Richard Simon.  Locally, Teresa is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania’s Newman Center in helping build a culture of worship in adoration for their First Friday’s Mass and Adoration of the Sacred Heart.  She is currently back in the studio recording her 2nd Christian album.

Teresa’s first piano/pop EP, Say Something, was played on over 120 college and independent radio stations with the single, Atlanta.  Teresa has played at SXSW (Austin,TX), The Bitter End (NYC), St. Patrick’s Cathedral (NYC), 3rd and Lindsley (Nashville) and sang the National Anthem for the St. Paul Saints and the Versus Network.

You can follow Teresa on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube channel, Purchase her album titled Freely Fully on Itunes, and check out her performance schedule at TheresaPetersonMusic.com

 

Show Notes:

  • Check out her YouTube video for Calling Me Higher and He Makes All Things New.
  • What is Lectio Divina – this beautiful ancient practice of meditating on Scripture?
  • 11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you home into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken, and I have done it, says the Lord.Ezekial 37

Call to Action – 

Trust enough to allow your heart to dream again and allow the Lord to accompany you as you dream.

Ask Jesus for His joy in each day.

Scripture – 

11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

Saint Quote – 

God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful” – St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

We had such a beautiful conversation with blogger, Susan Husband.  Raising seven boys can’t be an easy task, but forming boys to have dignity and respect for women in today’s hyper sexualized culture brings another set of  opportunities.  Let’s use the word opportunities instead of challenges cause we gotta start seeing the positive beauty of who we are again.  Susan speaks to the beauty to which women are drawn to and their role to share that beauty to the world.  Rightly ordered beauty and appreciation of beauty is a wonderful gift to be cherished.  We’d love to hear how you have found ways to walk in modesty as a woman, to encourage your girls to be modest, and to teach your boys to uphold and fight for the dignity of women.

Our Guest:

Susan Husband is a farm wife and mama to seven ornery boys.  Cold beer, long country runs, and Jesus rescue her from the dirt, testosterone, and laundry that breeds while she sleeps. When she isn’t cooking, homeschooling, cooking, running or cooking, you can find her on the porch reading “Boys: Why Everything is a Gun and Other Mysteries” or blogging at Sole Searching Mama. You can find and follow Susan at TwitterFB, Instagram. and she blogs at Sole Searching Mama

 

Show Notes:

  • Susan referenced an older blog post on the subject matter – you can find it here.
  • The story of St. Rose of Lima

Call to Action – 

Are there areas in our life where we can model modesty to our peers and our children?  

Scripture – 

Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” – Romans 14:19

Saint Quote – 

When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.” – Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“Let no one come here, who with his lips can say, ‘We lift up our hearts to our Lord’, but in his mind employs his thoughts on worldly business.  God indeed should be in our memory at all times, but if this is impossible because of human infirmity, at least in this hour this should be our earnest endeavour.” –St. Cyril of Jerusalem (c.315 – 387)

Last week we heard from professor and author, Timothy O’Malley of Notre Dame.  He shared from his book, Bored Again Catholic, and those words really spoke to not only Megan and Becky but also to their listeners.  On this week’s episode, Megan and Becky again Lead the Conversation.  We take some insights and comments from listeners and dig in deeper with more Scripture, early church fathers, and Saints.  We are so blessed with a beautiful and rich and full Tradition.  Being bored at Mass (or prayer or other  spiritual discipline) is an invitattion to walk in faith knowing that Jesus is meeting all of us on that alter. Every day, every Mass, regardless of how we feel and whether or not we think we deserve His love, Mercy and or the gift of the Grace of the Eucharist, Jesus is there.

Show Notes:

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