HELLO and WELCOME! A Podcast with Kristine Franklin

A project in Duluth, MN by Kristine Franklin

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Real Life. Real Faith. Hello and Welcome! will be a twice-weekly Catholic podcast for ANYONE who seeks a happier life.
Backers: 38
Average Pledge Per Backer: $178

Funded: $6,750 of $6,750
Dates: Mar 5th -> Apr 4th (30 days)
Project By: Kristine Franklin
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Ok, so that last message you got from me...

April 4th - via:
God Regularly Knocks my Socks Off!  SO I was Face-timing with my daughter. "How are you feeling, Mom?" We both knew the Kickstarter was probably not going to fund. I was a little down, but not much. There have been so many times in my life when God... (Read More)

Dear Friend!

April 4th - via:
He Will Take Care of Everything Dear Friend: Thank you for backing this project. Today it ends, and unless someone with deep pockets makes a monster pledge (we are short $3750 as of this writing) the Kickstarter will end and we will have our answer... (Read More)

Psssst. It's still Easter!

April 3rd - via:
He is Risen Indeed!  When I was a kid I went to a church that celebrated two holy days each year. Christmas, and Easter. We didn't have "seasons". I'd see "Ash Wednesday" on our wall calendar and had no idea what it meant. My Lutheran and Catholic... (Read More)

Where, O Grave, is Thy Victory?

April 1st - via:
He is Risen Indeed!  (Read More)

Holy Saturday 2018

March 31st - via:
"He has gone to search for Adam..." Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness. A great silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has... (Read More)

He Knew You In Your Mother's Womb

March 30th - via:
You are worth EVERYTHING to God Our daughter is 24 weeks pregnant and we just got to see pictures of Baby from the ultrasounds. One is a perfect profile. Looks like little Miss or little Mr. has Daddy's nose! What a marvelous thing - a window into... (Read More)

Our Anniversary is Coming Up!

March 29th - via:
Twenty-Three Years at HOME We came into the Church on April 15, 1995. Our anniversary is coming up! It was not a hard decision to make, though it cost us a lot of friends and the esteem of family members. The Catholic Church is the original, the... (Read More)

Dear Guest Backer...

March 28th - via:
God knows WHO YOU ARE! Dearest Guest Backer, The notification that you have become a backer comes right to my phone. It reports the amount of your pledge, but not your name. You look like this is the  log: Guest #104050306. THANK YOU for your... (Read More)

Palm Sunday in New Jersey (a couple of days late!)

March 27th - via:
I know, I know, It's Tuesday! I've been out of town for a few days, in New Jersey (right across from Manhattan!) studying voice acting. The clinic went from 8-5 every day last weekend, I was in a strange YUGE city, driving a rental car, and was... (Read More)

Millions of Human Beings

March 23rd - via:
God helps you navigate I'm in New Jersey for a seminar, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. As I flew into Newark airport I could see the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State building, the works. I got into my rental car and the crazy began.... (Read More)

There is no Murphy.

March 21st - via:
No Murphy. Honest. I'm flying into the East Coast Snowpocolypse tomorrow. Like I haven't seen enough snow already this year! I had planned for spring weather. HAHAHAHAHA. Make God laugh. Tell Him your plans. I planned this trip for spring on... (Read More)

When life is Upside Down

March 20th - via:
God Is the One Who Flips the Big Stuff Halfway through my Kickstarter Campaign and less than half of the money has been pledged. Does this feel like a big deal to me? Yes. Is it a big deal to God? Nope. I am working on letting it be what it is - and... (Read More)

The Listeners are Changing!

March 19th - via:
What Will They Listen To?   "2 million podcast listeners in the UK don't consume any BBC Radio at all", said Bob Shennan, Director of BBC Radio, at the Radiodays Europe conference this morning. It's the same in America.  Radio is losing listeners.... (Read More)

God Puts the Pieces Together

March 18th - via:
God knows how all the pieces fit together! We are a puzzle family. Whenever we get together we do a big jigsaw puzzle - at least 1000 pieces, and if we finish it quickly someone runs out and buys another. Next time you work a puzzle, let it be a... (Read More)

God and His Amazing Surprises

March 17th - via:
Who Knew? My Biola Professor Became a Backer I graduated from Biola University, a well-known Evangelical school. I've kept in touch with a couple of my professors but one in particular has been keen to keep track of me. When we became Catholic he... (Read More)

Praying for Rain

March 16th - via:
Would you join me in prayer? The first time I visited my daughter's church in Kansas I noticed something different. At every Mass, the priest prayed for rain. My son-in-law comes from a long line of wheat farmers. They don't irrigate - it's too... (Read More)

FLASH update! Kindness Makes ALL the Difference!

March 15th - via:
Thanks, Bob. I needed that! Shout out to Bob. He created and printed up flyers to hand out at a Catholic event in his area. He didn't have to do it. I didn't ask him to - it was his own idea, his own design and he paid for the printing! Bob became a... (Read More)

Loving the Will of God

March 15th - via:
Sometimes It's Hard to be a Kid! My grandson is visiting. He is three. He wants everything NOW. Toast. Now. Milk. Now. Play in the snow with Grandpa. Now. He says "Please" most of the time, but waiting is hard. It makes no sense to him. Grown-ups... (Read More)

My Moment-by-Moment Prayer

March 14th - via:
Jesus, I Trust in You! I confess that there have been moments, hours, when running this campaign has been hard. I look at other campaigns that are 567% funded on Day 3 and I compare. (Yeah, never compare.) And so I find myself praying JESUS I TRUST... (Read More)

How Do I Raise my Kids to Love God?

March 13th - via:
Do Your Kids Know Jesus?   You can read my conversion story in Patrick Madrid’s book, Surprised by Truth II. It’s a great book, but you’ll notice it was written a long time ago. The other day I got an email from a guy who had just read my... (Read More)


March 12th - via:
Jesus, I Trust in You! I had an early hour of Adoration this morning. Because of the time change, it was still dark when I got to the chapel. It was quiet and peaceful, just me and Jesus. I prayed for every one of my backers - I prayed for YOU. ... (Read More)

It's What They Do: The Sisters are Praying!

March 10th - via:
The Sisters are Praying!   When we were missionaries in Guatemala I visited the ruins of a 16th Century Carmelite convent. It had been destroyed in an earthquake, followed by a fire, so there were no records and their lives were a mystery.... (Read More)

Meet the Team! Caitlin.

March 9th - via:
Caitlin: Hello and Welcome! Meet Caitlin!  Caitlin is a graphic designer and marketing genius and I'm lucky to have her on my team! Caitlin and her husband have two very small kiddos. Hubby is a veteran, studying full-time to earn his college... (Read More)

Pray With Me!

March 8th - via:
A Backer Reward for YOU! I've created a Rosary Album with scriptures for each Mystery. If you've never prayed the Rosary, maybe it's time to start! I didn't start praying the Rosary until I'd been Catholic for a while. I was nervous that it might be... (Read More)

2K. That's the goal today.

March 7th - via:
Whose picture is on this bill???? THANKS for your support so far! The campaign is making progress. And yeah, it would be great if someone handed me one of those bills up there. (By the way, the guy's name is Salmon.  Salmon Chase.  I didn't make... (Read More)

Meet the Podcast Team!

March 6th - via:
Great first day! Thanks for your amazing support! Please spread the word to others who believe in REAL FAITH FOR REAL LIFE. Speaking of REAL LIFE, here is my audio producer, Efrain, with his family. Full funding for HELLO AND WELCOME! will mean extra... (Read More)

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