Adventures in Imperfect Living

Greg and Jennifer Willits

Who knew Catholics could be so much fun? Rosary Army co-founders Greg and Jennifer Willits have been podcasting since 2005, first with the award-winning Rosary Army Catholic Podcast, then with The Catholics Next Door on SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel.

Now they share your weekly dose of Adventures in Imperfect Living, a funny and thought-provoking journey of living out the Catholic faith, raising a family, and trying to have fun along the way.

All Episodes

Launching Catechism Class, Lenten Resources, Bumbling through Lenten Promises, Artist Jen Norton, and talking about what We Believe.

Feb 15

1 hr 19 min

COVID recovery is hard!, Value of a Prayer List, Priority of memory, power of sacrifical giving, and what it means when you say I Believe.

Feb 8

1 hr 52 min

Greg ended up in the ER with COVID, the many graces that come from suffering, and a deep dive into Sacred Scripture

Feb 1

2 hr 22 min

Lily is turning 12, Great Courses, the benefits of Tetris, finding your identity when your interests change, and we talk Transmission of Divine Revelation in Catechism Class.

Jan 25

1 hr 23 min

Mike Aquilina, songwriting for Paul Simon and Dion, History's Queen, and in Catechism Class we discuss how God comes to meet man.

Jan 18

1 hr 20 min

Award-winning composer Michael Kurek joins us to discuss his book, The Sound of Beauty: A Classical Composer on Music in the Spiritual Life. Plus, another edition of Catechism Class where we discuss Man's Capacity for God.

Jan 12

1 hr 40 min

A little housekeeping and a new workflow, puzzle mania continues, spiritual development in the new year, and the introduction of Catechism Class.

Jan 6

1 hr 22 min

Cheese fallout, Hopes for 2021 including personal hopes, marriage hopes, Rosary Army hopes, and much more!

Dec 2020

1 hr 15 min

A deeper examination of conscience, Jennifer’s hair is about to change, a Bible study reboot, and how we’ll celebrate Christmas.

Dec 2020

1 hr 10 min

You're invited to our Christmas party, Vanity Feedback, More on Litany of Humility, and Wisdom from Fr. Dana Christensen

Dec 2020

52 min 18 sec

Virtual Rosary with Texas Students, Puzzle Season is here, Of Superpowers and Turkey, Impact of Jennifer’s recent talk, Vanity versus Pride, and the Litany of Humility.

Dec 2020

1 hr 42 min

Greg’s undiscovered super power, hunt for Bourbon Cream, Free Christmas Coloring Book, Surprises from Grandparents, and Lessons from Uncle Roger.

Dec 2020

1 hr 18 min

Coughs are in the house, new sanctuary at Church, a great Eucharist story, Greg’s new idea, and a conversation with Emily Jaminet about Secrets of the Sacred Heart.

Nov 2020

1 hr 21 min

Jennifer's Calendar of Hot Tears, Walking with Purpose, Psalm 56 and a Water-bag of Tears, Ephesians and the Discernment of Spirits. Plus, Greg's Ornaments are halfway gone!

Nov 2020

1 hr 17 min

Responding to contentious topics, our house is clean, Thanksgiving and the Quest for Gluttony, Intermittent Fasting, Sacred Heart Ornaments, and a Catholic Moms Summit Update.

Nov 2020

1 hr 35 min

Marty takes over, Another driver, The Frosty incident, College-bound, House of Chaos, Ornament problems, and Sacred Heart Enthronements.

Oct 2020

1 hr 27 min

Dr. Scott Hahn from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology joins us to talk about his new book Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body.

Oct 2020

1 hr 5 min

Toilet Heads and Pumpkin Seeds, Avoiding Negativity, Unrooted by Psalm 1, Ephesians Identity Crisis, Praying with those in Heaven.

Oct 2020

1 hr 19 min

Jennifer works 40 hours for a 15 minute talk, sign up for the free Catholic Moms Summit, Catholic Faith Network, CatholicTV, Catholic Guy Show, Cordial Catholic, Enkindle Podcast, and much more!

Oct 2020

57 min 7 sec

Animal Crossing for God (and virtual pancakes), Big Risks for Rosary Army, Walking with Purpose Bible Study, Maccabees explained (sort of), Why Greg is not in the Knights of Columbus, Unexpected gifts and caretakers of family heirlooms.

Sep 2020

2 hr 14 min

A gift from John Paul II, of spoons and grumpy pants, building a legacy for Rosary Army, 25 years of marriage, germ warfare, Novus Ordo done Ad Orientum, and time to move furniture.

Sep 2020

1 hr 36 min

Rosary Army in Syndication, Blast from RA's Past, Rosary Prints and More, St. Augustine the Comic Strip, Marriage Advice and Wedding Observations, Fatima Movie Impressions (and Bill & Ted, too), and more!

Aug 2020

1 hr 10 min

Masks are the new cigarette butts, Running out of spoons, God speaks to Greg through a license plate (sort of), Reverence in Hawaii, extended dispensations, Detroit Priest’s Invalid Ordination, Latin Mass Resources, and the Four Ends of the Mass.

Aug 2020

1 hr 6 min

Our oldest son, Sam, got married this past weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, just days after a devastating derecho storm swept through the state. We’ve never seen so much destruction. Even with the difficulties of impeded travel, limited electricity, and other scarcities, the wedding was beautiful and we have a new daughter-in-law, Rose. In this episode, we share our experiences from traveling in Iowa, the wedding rehearsal, giving Rose a present we’ve been holding onto for 17 years. Plus we share advice for married couples, both newlyweds and long-timers, reveal a new website for gregandjennifer.com, and much more.

Aug 2020

1 hr 53 min

We’re gearing up for a wedding in the aftermath of a devastating mid-western derecho, the four temperaments, Rosary Army and Bishop Schneider feedback, Enkindle Podcast, and Talking at Church.

Aug 2020

1 hr 25 min

A Conversation with Bishop Athansius Scheneider regarding the Traditional Latin Mass and Communion on the Tongue. Plus, Rosary Army Island on Animal Crossing, a Funeral for a Friend, and more!

Aug 2020

1 hr 58 min

Rules for Reverence, Should we make grilling videos?, Can our show cure mental illness?, How to be more productive, Attending a Catholic Traditional Latin Mass, and a whole lot more!

Jul 2020

1 hr 49 min

Jennifer went kayaking with Lily and had an up-close visit with her mom, plus we plan for Sam's wedding and talk about the launch of the all-new Rosary Army website and mission!

Jul 2020

50 min 31 sec

Chore duty, Finishing Rosary Army's website, What to do with New Evangelizers, Rosary Army Babies, Redemptionis Sacramentum, and More Eucharist Feedback!

Jul 2020

1 hr 58 min

Lots of feedback, we're being photographed, St. Isidore or St. Isidore, it's more than just $5, and the debate continues over communion on the hand, tongue, or making a spiritual communion.

Jul 2020

1 hr 5 min

Birthday hangover, 10-Year-Sandals, Moose for President, Taking the Advice of Cardinal Sarah, Sam set a date, Walking through the World, and how to truly reform the Church.

Jun 2020

1 hr 28 min

Grab your tissues! On this episode Greg completely surprises Jennifer with nearly FIFTY voice messages from friends and family from throughout her 50 years as we celebrate Jennifer's 50th birthday with a surprise party!

Jun 2020

1 hr 32 min

The Future of RA Livestreamed Rosaries, Going Back to Mass, Should We Stick with a Spiritual Communion?, Jason Taylor and Catholic Media, and the Ocean of Mercy Catholic Conference for Kids!

Jun 2020

1 hr 30 min

The kids went to Mass, Jennifer's Rope-a-Dope injury, A Visit with Jennifer's Mom, Homeschool Changes, The Slip N' Slide Debacle, Rediscovering Andy Griffith, Letters of Encouragement, Vocations from Rosary Army, and much more!

Jun 2020

1 hr 49 min

Jennifer goes DIY, Clarifications from last week, Checks and Balances, Kolbe Yang and his Red Bean: Dragon Slayer Kickstarter, Moose joins us to talk about Racism and the recent unrest in our world, and much more!

Jun 2020

1 hr 44 min

AARP Finds Jennifer, We went to Mass, Rules for Receiving the Eucharist, How's Fr. Roderick?, Willits Family Exodus, What Really Happened at OSV, and much more!

May 2020

2 hr

When Dad Scared Greg, Returning to Mass in Atlanta, Fun Zoom Hangouts, What to Do When You’ve Had it with the Bishops, and How to fill in Gaps of Time for New Listeners.

May 2020

2 hr

How one parish is returning to live Masses, What to do when waiting to return to Church, What's your risk tolerance level, A Difficult Week and a Difficult Decision, Mother's Day Surprises, The Laundry Detergent Incident, and much more!

May 2020

1 hr 29 min

Greg and Jennifer get pretty candid with their quarantine check-in. Greg crashes the teen bible study session, cool art in a new saint book, Jen bungles a gift for their second quarantine birthday celebration, voicemail feedback and much more!

May 2020

1 hr 36 min

New Live Rosary Schedule, Update on Jennifer’s Mom, Quarantined Birthdays, Great Room Swap of 2020, St Anna Schäffer, Big Week for Catholicism, Jen attempts a teen Bible study, and much more!

Apr 2020

1 hr 36 min

Telemedicine appointments, Jen's mom is getting THE test, our dwindling freedoms, discussion of Fr. Richard Heilman article, general absolution without confession, the pain of sin and the power of forgiveness and much much more!

Apr 2020

1 hr 30 min

Three Weeks of Live Rosaries, RA Prayer Warrior Roll Call, Meditations for the Rosary, Jesus caught Greg in his underwear, Easter Sunday MEGA Rosary, New RA T-Shirts, Resources for Good Friday, and more!

Apr 2020

44 min 53 sec

The truck cast is back! Greg and Jennifer go on a road trip (sort of), reveal their new daily routine, tell you why they ventured out, share what they're grateful for, go on a never ending hike in the woods, make puppet videos because of quarantine issues, and a whole lot more!

Apr 2020

1 hr 11 min

Live Rosary Responses, Lenten Progress, Thoughts on the Mass, Staying Safe at Church, Free Stuff, Life Under Quarantine, and our Pastor joins us for a great conversation!

Mar 2020

1 hr 48 min

We’re live-streaming the Rosary every day, Time and Talent, Mug Shots, and discussion about the subject everyone just can’t get enough of - The Coronavirus! And of course, a whole lot more!

Mar 2020

57 min 32 sec

Is Greg passing a Kidney Stone? Coronavirus and Faith, Sorrowful Mugs, Bread from Heaven, Skincare for Jennifer, Catholic Podcasts, Greg has the rights back to one of his books, and we’re interviewed about Rosary Army - and we share it with you here!

Mar 2020

2 hr 31 min

Jennifer's Eucharistic Epiphany, Of Kids and Chore Charts, Roadtrip to Nashville, Books That Formed Us, Learning to Trust the Holy Spirit, Catholic K-Mart, Coronavirus and Receiving the Eucharist, and Dealing with Others in an Election Year.

Mar 2020

2 hr 23 min

Walter’s in the house - and on the podcast, The Art of Being a Movie Extra and New Job Orientation, Terrified of Bernie, What Greg should say at his talk this weekend, and Feedback on the Rosary Army Swag Store, Podcast Chapters, Show Format, Legacy Podcasting, and a whole lot more!

Feb 2020

2 hr 17 min

Exciting new theme song and interview with musician Geoff Smith, Legacy Podcast Pioneers, Tiny Habits, Feedback, Stuck in the Sandwich Generation, Minimum Viable Catholicism, Impossible Burgers during Lent, and a whole lot more!

Feb 2020

2 hr 17 min

The sign of a good friend, how we met Capt. Jeff from Airline Pilot Guy (and still benefit from his friendship), Learning to Make Coffee Mugs, Process of Podcasting, a new feature for YOUR enjoyment!, How we're dealing with email going forward, Pronouncing T's from Grammar Girl, Transitioning Jennifer's Mom to Nursing Home, RUAH Storytelling Podcast, Invitation to Catholic Podcasters, Maria Johnson: Catholic Celebrity, Creating Rosary Army Ranks, Rosary Army App Beta Test for Android Phones, Blessing and Difficulty of Volunteers, and Rosary Army Branches. SHOWNOTES 0:00 - Intro to 314 0:28 - Sponsor us on Patreon - Thanks Alan and Mark 1:34 - Captain Jeff Conversation 3:13 - The Sign of a Good Friend 4:25 - Airline Pilot Guy Podcast 6:02 - Greg on Airline Pilot Guy show 10:00 - Bringing WillitsWorks mugs in house 11:25 - The Process of Podcasting and Changing How We Podcast 20:15 - Something new for your enjoyment! 24:53 - Send in your feedback 30:46 - Shownotes struggles and coming up with topics 31:31 - How we're dealing with email going forward 33:42 - FEEDBACK: Lisa - Grammar Girl's Advice for Pronouncing T's 37:33 - Transitioning Jennifer's Mom to a Nursing Home 1:20:26 - RUAH Storytelling Podcast  1:21:40 - Invitation to Catholic Podcasters 1:21:52 - Maria Johnson: Catholic Celebrity 1:22:52 - FEEDBACK: Jim - Creating Rosary Army Ranks 1:28:41 - FEEDBACK: Bob - Rosary Army Office Ideas 1:31:29 - The Blessing and Difficulty of Volunteers 1:33:18 - Rosary Army Parish Branches 1:37:34 - Rosary Army App for Android and iOS 1:49:52 - TOPIC PREVIEW: Atomic Habits by James Clear 1:50:37 - What Are You Doing for Lent? 1:51:14 - Wrap Up and Thanks Give us your review in iTunes! We're "imperfectliving" on Facebook and @gregwillits and @jenniferwillits on Twitter and Instagram. Send your audio and email feedback to feedback@gregandjennifer.com Copyright © WillitsWorks, Inc. 2020, All Rights Reserved Adventures in Imperfect Living by Greg and Jennifer Willits is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Feb 2020

1 hr 52 min