I just love sharing wonderful Catholic ladies with you here on the Just One Small Thing Podcast, and I have another great one for you today! Sterling Jaquith is on today’s podcast, and if you don’t already know and love her, you will after this episode!
Sterling is passionate about helping Catholic women in a variety of ways. If you aren’t already listening to her podcast, Coffee and Pearls, then you should start. It’s great!
Sterling also runs a THRIVING Facebook group to help Catholic families embrace minimalism and leave chaos behind, she works closely with up-and-coming Catholic female business owners, and she has a wonderful resource for all of us as we head into the holiday season. Because, while the holidays are a beautiful time, they can also be a very stressful time, and a hard time on our marriages.
One of the most powerful things that Sterling said in our conversation, which I’m sure you feel is true, is that the devil loves American holidays. He loves how wrapped up in *things* we get–things that aren’t God. He loves the materialism, the stress, and the way our relationships can suffer.
In the episode, Sterling offers 2 simple strategies to live better during this coming holiday season:
- Have a Code Word
- Avoid the Pottery Barn Syndrome
Sterling digs deeper into each of these concepts in her book, Be Merry and will be helping women prepare for the holidays with her Holiday Training Workshop, which will be held on November 15th, 16th and 17th. I really think that we ALL should consider signing up and attending this training. Wouldn’t it be amazing to stay focused on GOD and FAMILY this holiday season, and actually enjoy it?
To sign up, just head here: http://bemerry.pages.ontraport.net
I hope you find a lot of value in this episode!
As I mentioned in the episode, I also have some great resources for Advent and the coming year available right now! Check them out!
- Jesse Tree Advent Devotional for Catholic Families (it’s kid-friendly!)
- Marian Themed Planner for Catholic Women (Dec ’18-Dec ’19)
I hope you are well!
You sister in the small things,