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Around the Halo: Season 2, Episode 16

It's Around the Halo episode 16!

In this episode, Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure is the host. Our regular guest is Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media. They are joined by special guests Jackie and Bobby Angel Catholic writers, parents, speakers and podcasters, and Nick Sciarrapa, better known as @PappaSciarappa, the Director Of Youth Ministry at Saints John & Paul Roman Catholic Parish in Franklin Park, Penn.

Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

2:04 Introductions
6:12 The War on Bacon
15:39 I Buy Your Pardon
24:29 Remote Destruction
36:54 3-Day Weekend
48:02 Here's A Tip
54:00 A Winner Is Named

Around the Halo: Season 2, Episode 15

The topics were a bit obscure, but the guests were ready to bring the hot takes!

In this episode, Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure is the host. Regular guests are Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media, and Bridget Richardson, Executive Producer of MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston. They are joined by special guests Chenele Shaw, podcaster, speaker, writer, non-profit co-director and project lead for the National Eucharistic Congress, and Katie Prejean McGrady, wife, mom, award-winning author, international speaker, podcaster and daily radio show host.

Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

1:23 Rules of ATH
2:17 Introductions
7:38 Eleanor Rigby
16:05 Topping Out
25:00 The New Voter
39:19 Up in Smoke
49:45 I Never MET a Gala I didn't Like
59:35 A Winner Is Named

Around the Halo: Season 2, Episode 14

In this episode, Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure is the host. Regular guests are Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media, Bridget Richardson, Executive Producer of MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston, and Joel Stepanek, Chief Mission Officer for the National Eucharist Congress, author and speaker. Our special guest is Matt Reiswig, Senior Director of Strategic Engagement with NET Ministries.

Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

1:09 Rules of ATH
1:34 Intros
5:34 Catholic Undercover
11:47 Fixing Leaks
20:23 Clear Heart
28:27 Wrong Place
40:00 The Sabbath and the Mailman
52:51 Tiebreaker: Top Three Pies
54:01 A Winner is Named

Around the Halo: Season 2, Episode 13

It's on to episode 13 and we're talking AI, space and why "you can't see me."

Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

In this episode, Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure is the host. Regular guests are Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media, Bridget Richardson, Executive Producer of MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston, and Joel Stepanek, Chief Mission Officer for the National Eucharist Congress, author and speaker. Our special guest is the ATH undefeated Nick Sciarrapa, better known as @PappaSciarappa, the Director Of Youth Ministry at Saints John & Paul Roman Catholic Parish in Franklin Park, Penn.

Let's go!

Check out the topics:
2:07 Intros
7:02 You Can't See Me
17:15 Moon Juice
28:21 Fungus Amungus
39:13 Ban the Robots
51:23 Storming Chasing
1:01:25 A Winner is Named

Around the Halo: Season 2, Episode 10

Episode 10 is here!

Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

In this episode, Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure is the host. Guests are Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media, Darnell Miller, Creative Director of MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston, Joel Stepanek, Chief Mission Officer for the National Eucharist Congress, author and speaker. Our is special guest Fr. Victor, a priest at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Here are the chapters:
1:05 Intros
6:00 Joel Pandering
7:24 99 Luftballoons
14:24 State of Awkward
22:54 Darkness My Old Friend
31:44 Hogwarts Heresy
42:45 Unholy-Moley
54:40 The Big Game

@BeardedBlevins

Around the Halo: Season 2, Episode 8

Here is episode 8 of Around the Halo!

Inspired by the popular show on ESPN, Around the Horn, Around the Halo features four guests who weigh in on topics about sports, pop culture and the news.

In this episode, Little Flower Media COO Matt McClure is the host. Guests are Jonathan "Bearded Blevins," CEO of Little Flower Media, Darnell Miller, Creative Director of MAX Studios at University of St. Thomas-Houston, Joel Stepanek, Chief Mission Officer for the National Eucharist Congress, author and speaker. Our is special guest Jacob Imam, a former Muslim,, former agnostic and Catholic convert. He is also an economist and serves as the Executive Director of New Polity.

Here are the chapters:
1:05 Intros
5:02 Grounded
13:30 Dead Frogs
22:42 In Exodus
36:08 Gas-X

Episode 3 – Final Episode: The Cultivation of Purpose with Leah Darrow

We've gone on this journey with Leah and Ricky and now it's time for some fun - Pumpkin Day!

We witness the culmination of their work week in and week out during the fall season. Darnell and Bridget also get to take in Pumpkin Day and all that it means for this family to celebrate with one another and their community. Leah and Ricky's mission at work is a marvel to watch. They are so joyful and proud of the fruits of their labor and they continue to work hard to make things better and better year after year - all for the love and glory of God to be proclaimed through their actions.

See the beauty of mission alive and see how Leah and Ricky articulate their immense joy in serving others through this joyous event.

Power Made Perfect

Leah Darrow

Big Family Farm and Nursery

University of St. Thomas-Houston

Episode 2 – The Cultivation of Purpose with Leah Darrow: Faith, Farming and Vocation

We’re in the phase of renewal with Leah, Ricky and the family in episode two of Cultivation of Purpose. We get a little deeper into why they are doing the particular tasks they have picked as farmers and how their kids fit into the mix. Darnell shares his perspective of Big Family Farm and why what they are doing matters. We see family life overlap with the grind of chores each day.

This is a raw look at what it’s like when someone genuinely follows their dream - as difficult or confusing as it may seem. The hard parts of being on mission with God show themselves in unexpected ways for Leah and Ricky. You’ll see moments of beauty with their children and success on the farm, but then also immense sadness with the miscarriage of their baby. Leah helps us ponder and sift through the intricacies of renewal while living your dream in episode 2.

 

Power Made Perfect

Leah Darrow

Big Family Farm and Nursery

University of St. Thomas-Houston

Episode 1 – The Cultivation of Purpose with Leah Darrow: Faith, Farming and Vocation

Episode One of the three-part series, produced by University of St. Thomas Houston’s MAX Studios, featuring Leah Darrow, her husband Ricky Soldinie and their family becoming new farmers on Big Family Farm in Fordland, Missouri.

In episode one, you get to know Leah, Ricky, their kids and the 80-acre property they now call home. They left the suburbs of St. Louis for a simpler, albeit more challenging, life as farmers. You’ll see a day in the life of this family - feeding chickens and pigs, getting food on the table, and prepping for their main source of income in agri-tourism - four Saturdays in October called Pumpkin Days.

MAX Studios’ Bridget Richardson and Darnell Miller join them on the farm and ponder their own questions about this new exploration for this family on Big Family Farm.

Throughout the episode, Leah and Ricky continue to call you to take stock of your own life and be aware of what may be missing for you. Ask yourself the challenging question, “Are you happy?”

 

Power Made Perfect

Leah Darrow

Big Family Farm and Nursery

University of St. Thomas-Houston

Trailer: Upcoming Series on Big Family Farm

God has a plan for your life, but sometimes His path takes you on twists and turns you didn’t see coming. Check out the trailer for the three-part series, produced by University of St. Thomas Houston’s MAX Studios, featuring Leah Darrow sharing about the immensely different changes she’s made in her life and why.

Leah and her husband Ricky decided to radically change everything - moving from the suburbs of St. Louis to create “Big Family Farm,” an 80-acre property near Fordland, Missouri - pretty much in the middle of nowhere.

The powerful film series is a raw look at life that is intended to be both refreshing and empowering. Leah and Ricky hope that by sharing their own story, the triumphs, failures and unforeseen suffering, they might inspire others to dedicate their lives to be aware of what God may be calling them to in their lives.

 

Power Made Perfect

Leah Darrow

Big Family Farm and Nursery

University of St. Thomas-Houston

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