Books often start with a prologue – but if you’re at all like me, you don’t always read them. Yet, they have the power to set the stage for the rest of the story. Similarly in life: rarely do we fully understand how important our thoughts are to what happens in our lives. The Bible does though! Not only does it understand how important the prologue is, it even gives us some really good ones to use.
In this episode we explore examples of how a prologue can radically change your understanding of a story. We connect that to our own thought processes, and how we can change what a story means and how we respond simply by changing what we think about it. We also discuss the devil’s goal to tell his own prologue, and how to overcome that effort.
Lent is nearly over, and we’re just starting Holy Week (at the time of recording at least.) In so many ways God asks us to stay with Him, and stay faithful to Him, and most of all to repent and return to Him every time we stumble.
In this episode we explore how we can be the hero, we can receive God’s blessing, only when we are faithful and obedient. But, how do we actually do that? In the crazy world we live in, it’s so easy to be consumed by the world. Let’s turn back to God.
In this episode we continue looking at how God’s plan for us humans actually does NOT include our right to righteous anger – or any anger at all for that matter! Sound crazy? So did Jesus!
Living a life free from anger feels about as impossible as living a life free from lust. Yet, not only does God invite us to this holiness, He has given us the power, through His grace, to be able to do exactly that.
I encourage you to listen to this episode. If you, like me, suffer from anger, perhaps it’s time to start to change!
I didn’t think I was an angry guy when growing up. Then I got married and had kids, and started to discover just how much I really do struggle with anger. Though I made some good progress in dealing with it, I always thought if anger as somehow a “sometimes OK” kind of thing.
The book Unoffendable, written by Brant Hansen, has deeply challenged this view.
What if indulging in Anger, like Lust (e.g. Pornography), isn’t the sort of thing that is “sometimes OK?” What if, instead, Christ calls us to live a life based on radical forgiveness, the forgiveness that can only come through His grace? If you want to live a better life, free from anger, this book can help.
In this first episode of several, I start to explore Brant’s view anger.
In this episode I am joined by Mr. Gus Romero, a business coach who started by working with college students. He shares with us some of the basic steps he takes these kids through to transform their lives. He also shares with us stories of radical transformation!
If you want to change your life, your career, or improve your faith, this episode will give you some practical advice on how to really dive in and do it! God created us for greatness.
This is a must-listen to episode if you have teenagers at home. I’m joined today by Mr. Micah Spader, a missionary with Vagabond Missions. Vagabond works in inner city neighborhoods trying to reach teens who may never even have heard of the gospel.
Micah also shares some of his own story with us, and it’s a powerful testimony! Not only did he have his own challenges growing up, but he can share the perspective of the teens he works with as well. I’m excited for you to learn more about this amazing missionary!
Nobody likes fasting, yet our Lord specifically instructs us to fast. He even promises power, the power to drive out some demons that prayer alone isn’t enough for. I bet most of us have some of those demons in our lives.
In this episode, in preparation for Lent, I open up the old idea of Fasting. Why? How? Actually…still stuck on “Why??” Fasting means eating less food, feeling hungry, and creates a space for the Holy Spirit to move in our lives. I encourage you all to fast this Lent.
Cursillo starts with a 3 day retreat weekend full of both Theological Content and Contemplative Encounter. Many men and women have gone through this program to find their faith deepened and relationship with Christ transformed. The best part (in my humble opinion) is the group support and connection that Cursillo participants have the opportunity to join.
In this episode we are joined by Mr. Bill Santo. He’s has participated in and helped to run dozens of Cursillo retreats, contributing at every level. He helps us to understand what effect Cursillo has had in his life, and countless men and women who have gone through the program. I encourage you to listen to this episode, and schedule your own Cursillo retreat, as available in your area!
Coaching is a new phenomenon in Christendom, but it is spreading rapidly. More and more people are finding the power of a coach to make that difficult change they’ve always wanted to! It’s never easy – and generally involves a fair bit of painful self introspection, but it really can work!
In this episode, I am joined by Mr. Rick Erisman, a Life Coach who has a diverse experience in helping people through challenges – especially for families and the youth. We have a great discussion about what Coaching is, what it can do, and how it is evolving. Most importantly, we talk about how it fits into our Catholic faith.
Before I converted, I really had a negative view of the phrase “Catholic Guilt.” It seemed like something people accused Catholics of having to do weird, irrational actions. It wasn’t until long after I converted that I understood the proper role of Guilt in my faith.
We are in a battle. The forces of darkness have a wide array of weapons they are eager to use against us. Today we open up one of those weapons, Shame, and give really practical tips on how to identify it, as well as to diffuse it’s power.
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