My guest this week is Samantha Stephenson, host of the Brave New Us podcast all about faith and bioethics. Samatha is a Catholic wife and mom of three with a passion for helping others explore their creative gifts. As a result, she founded Spoken Women, a virtual community of women who connect about exploring their creative gifts. You can learn more about Samantha and all of her creative projects at her website.
A book that Samantha and I talk about and both recommend is A Mother’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot.
At the end of today’s show, I answer a question from Listener Kate who wonders about getting started as a freelance writer while she is a busy mom. How can she find the time and is it worth it anyway? Tune in for my advice.
Snippet from the Show
“All creativity contributes to the image of God.”
My newest book is one that I wrote with Dan, the Manual for Marriage, a beautiful resource for every couple. In it, Dan and I share reflective essays on marriage and family life, but it also features a large collection of prayers, Scripture passages, hymns, and stories from the saints that will encourage and support you in your married relationship.
I have received so much feedback from all of you about my newest book and the first chapter that I shared with you at the end of episode 210. Giving Thanks and Letting Go: Reflections on the Gift of Motherhood is a book in which I share from my heart about the very real changes, challenges, triumphs, and joys of being a mom in an “emptying nest.” You can read that sample chapter at Ave Maria Press. (Use the coupon code BEAN20 to get 20% off your order!)
My book, You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth, is available for order! Use the code, GIRLFRIENDS to receive ten percent off your order. Don’t miss out on this special available exclusively to listeners of the Girlfriends podcast.
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A writer, speaker, wife, and mother, Danielle helps women from all walks of life discover their dignity and worth so they can find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 28 years, and together they have eight amazing children.
Danielle is host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV, and author of several books, including You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth and Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood, as well as her latest book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday.