From Worry to Wonder (with Melissa Overmyer)

This week’s guest is Melissa Overmyer, author of From Worry to Wonder: A Catholic Guide to Finding Peace Through Scripture. Melissa discusses the modern habits of worry and anxiety and shares the ways that God has a better plan for us.

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“Notice the ravens: they do not sow or reap; they have neither storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than birds!”
Luke 12:24


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Worry is a temptation that no person seems to be free from. However, it is a temptation that we can learn to combat. Melissa Overmyer explains how she has found the recipe for the antidote to worry in Scripture. Sharing personal experiences and the fruit of her studies, Melissa offers spiritual insight and practical advice to help anyone live a life without worry.

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Listener Feedback (32:36)

At the end of today’s show, I respond to an email from listener Mary who shares that she listened to Standing at the Foot of the Cross (with Laura Phelps) just before experiencing a similar tragic shooting incident at her daughter’s school. Laura’s story helped to prepare her for her own harrowing experience and to turn to prayer in her moment of need. Thanks be to God!


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Megan Madden

Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.

The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.

Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.

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