I thought I recognised your voice & I never knew myself until you showed me
With Jessica Tarquinio
Jessica Tarquinio is a mother of 4, including twins. She spent her childhood in New York and is now raising her family in the American Midwest. Her husband Nico Tarquinio is a Christian apologist recently featured on the Unbelievable? podcast hosted by Justin Brierley for Premier Christian Radio.
In Part 1 of this episode, Jessica shares the genesis story of her faith and personal relationship with God. On the eve of Jessica's motherhood journey she was a self-described atheist. And then God reached out to her in an astounding way which began her return to the Catholic church, the faith of her childhood.
In Part 2, Jessica shares more of her story and her journey back to the church. We discuss her decision to home-school driven by a strong conviction and the joy it is to see her family complement each other’s faith in the home.
Photography by Mr Xerty
All of the scriptures discussed are referenced below using the World English Bible version unless otherwise stated.
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.
Though not quoted directly in the episode, Juanita provided the following scriptures which have been important to her through her experience. (All WEB).
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
1 Corinthians 9:25
Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
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