ep. 4 – bonus “carcast” episode – lent and the liturgical year

Tim is a cradle Catholic and Amy is a Catholic convert. In their first “carcast” ever they discuss their experience with the liturgical year and how they live the seasons with their kids, including one Lenten tradition their kids insist upon.

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We recorded in the car on our way to date night! In our first “carcast”, we discussed the liturgical year. Check it out!

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ep. 3 – building a life you love to live

Tim and Amy don’t want to slog through the week to get to the weekend. They don’t want to kill themselves until they get to retirement. In this episode, they discuss having an awesome life in the here and now.

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First came love, then came marriage, then came the baby… and then the came the every day, never-ending cycle of feeding children, changing diapers, and doing the laundry. That’s where I was a little over a year ago.

I got to those days by doing one thing after the next, in part because I thought that’s just what you did. I didn’t really have dreams. I’m not sure it occurred to me to have dreams.

It’s no secret that I’m a bookworm and most of my inspiration comes from reading. Chip Gaines’ book Capital Gaines met me where I was at and planted the seed that I could have dreams. Jennifer Fulwiler’s book One Beautiful Dream gave me permission to have dreams now (or, then as it were).

I’ve been on a path of discovery ever sense. I’m searching for what I want, and learning to orient my days around that. I don’t want to wait until my kids are out of the house. I needed (or at least I thought I needed) permission from someone to have an awesome life.

I still feed children, do laundry, and wipe bottoms. And, while there is a beautiful liturgy in those things, I’m excited to go after my dreams today, every day.

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ep. 2 – are you a Rabbit or an Eeyore?

Tim and Amy didn’t realize how differently they saw and approached the world until they discovered the four Greek Temperaments. They’re back to discuss what temperament they each are, and how knowing and understanding these temperaments changed their marriage.

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Welcome! In the second episode of Lost But Holding Hands, we discuss the four Greek temperaments. These temperaments are the basis for most modern personality tests, and were discussed by philosophers like Socrates. In our intro show, we mentioned our results from a few personality tests, and that we are opposites. We particularly like the temperaments and the color code (see show notes), because their results discuss relationship pairings – the power of each pairing, but also the pitfalls to watch out for.

Because of the book, The Temperament God Gave You, we realized how vastly different we see and approach the world, which was the cause for many of our reoccurring disagreements. We just kept tripping over ourselves. This book started us down the path of understanding ourselves, understanding each other, and now years later, learning how to blend our differences into a power for good.

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making space for connection

A priest friend posted a picture to Instagram. The picture was a shot of a public transportation track, the angle looking out of the tunnel into the sunshine and the track disappearing in the distance. The focus of the shot was the track in the sunshine.

But what I noticed in the picture, were several people scattered throughout the frame. All of them looking down at their cell phones. All of them.

I dragged my feet at the beginning of Lent, and not much has changed into this second week of the season that is suppose to be one of change and renewal. My phone has been my constant distraction; it’s mere presence leading me away from being present in the here and now. I knew it needed to be sacrificed during Lent. But I don’t want to. As a stay-at-home-mom, sometimes I get lonely. Really lonely. I don’t think that state of being is unique to me and my vocation though.

And so I constantly reach for my phone. I just want to see if someone has texted me. I just want to see if someone has posted pictures of their new baby. And thirty minutes later my children are fighting or pulling at me because they desperately want to connect to me.

Connection. That is what I crave (that, and adult conversation). But instead of using my time intentionally, to make real contact with the real humans that exist in my life, I settle for the substitute on my screen. Instead of satisfying my need for connection, the less-than substitute leaves me craving true connection even more.

“They” say that we’re more connected by technology than ever before but as a people we are more disconnected than ever before. It’s no surprise that anxiety and depression rates are higher today than ever before. In those moments where connections are made, were made, like waiting for a train, we’re losing our opportunity because we’re so distracted. And we’ve sedated ourselves from the loneliness and the anxiety with the little screens (and the big ones) that are suppose to be the thing that connects us.

So for the fiftieth time today, I will put my phone down, out of reach, even in the other room. I will strive to be present. I will embrace those difficult moments, lean into them, and maybe, just maybe, I will make space for connection.

our first podcast

Literally opposites on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Tim and Amy introduce themselves to the world (or the three people who promised to listen to the podcast). They share who they are, why they’re here, and how the podcast got its name.

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Lost But Holding Hands Podcast! We’re excited you’re here! You can find us on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.

Is there a topic you’d like to hear us cover? Or something that resonated with you? E-mail us at lostbutholdinghandspodcast@gmail.com.

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