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The Water Jar: Conversations from The Well

Oct 8, 2020

Janet Paulson joins Lisa Schmidt on the October 2020 episode of The Water Jar podcast. Janet is the mother of five adult daughters and lives in Pella, Iowa where she is a parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. When her husband of 29 years died in 2009, Janet found herself pursuing a more dedicated prayer life...

Sep 2, 2020

School is back in session for many and with that comes a great opportunity to begin formulating spiritual routines as well. Terry Siedsma joins Lisa Schmidt on this September 2020 episode to discuss journaling and how the practice of writing can help us grow deeper in relationship with Jesus.

Lisa also asks a most...

Aug 1, 2020

Hello, August: back to school, final days of summer, and the month the Church dedicates to Mary’s Immaculate Heart.

Are you watching The Chosen? Lisa is a total fan girl and shares about this terrific new show based on the life of Christ. 

Finally, Nannet Horton joins The Water Jar podcast. Not only is Nannet a...

Jul 17, 2020

Speaker, teacher, and mentor Barbara Heil joins Lisa Schmidt to talk about the spirit of offense, a plague infesting our current culture. 

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Jul 1, 2020

A Rule of Life, Secret Work, and Ordering our Days in Peace

Rebecca Bahl, Christine Hilbert, and Bonnie Shaw join Lisa Schmidt to discuss how to bring peace into our days as we do the work of God. 

  • 3:07 - Writing your Rule of Life
  • 12:00 - Work and Prayer | Ordering our Days in Peace
  • 49:00 - Rachel Brown’s Drop by...