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A lively and humorous show focusing on the good that life has to offer while going through the joys and challenges of parenthood, married life, cooking, pop culture, friendship and her Catholic faith.

GTR Episode # 105: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly- An Interview with Filmmaker Justin Hunt

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Did you know: There are 56,000 searches of porn per second in the United States? The average age that a person starts searching for pornography is age 10. In this episode, filmmaker Justin Hunt talks about his new documentary, Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly. This important topic will be discussed from the perspective of mental health, soul and mind, and the effects of what Justin calls a "pandemic" of porn.

Also: Big announcements about the Arise retreat and an exciting event with Linda Isaiah. An update about the Walking With Purpose study, and much more!

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GTR Episode #104:Things Your Mom Never Told You About Aging

Special Guest, Pastor Linda Isaiah is celebrating a birthday! We talk about getting older.  Dealing with body image at the beach, making peace with long-term insecurities and facing old issues about the way we see ourselves in the mirror. Join us for a candid, humerous discussion as we celebrate life and the eternal truth of who we are in our Father's eyes, based on Psalm 139.

 

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GTR Episode #103: A Girl’s Guide to Garage Sales

Posted by goodthingsradio in faith, Fr. Nathan Cromly, Garage Sales

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Happy Independence Day! In this episode: Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ shares an inspiring reminder about the responsibility of freedom. Garage Sale Guru Katherine Szerdy joins us to share the secrets of her garage sale success. You don't want to miss her story about the Taiwanese Square Dancers! New book recommendations, a happy update about Kisses from Karolina, and much more!

Some of Katherine's tips include:

Hosting a Garage Sale

  • Start planning weeks, if not months in advance. Designate a place in your basement or garage to start collecting items and organize as you go.  Also another good tip---Price as you go! 
  • Read Marie Kondo’s Book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, for inspiration on eliminating excess. 
  • Advertise in your local paper—ask any participating neighbors to kick in a little for the ad. The ad costs me $25 or so and is worth every penny!
  • Some towns require a sign permit. They’re usually free.  Also, don’t put signs in neighbor’s yards without asking permission!
  • Be sure to have a plan for parking. If you live on a busy street, you may want to designate parking in your front yard or around the corner.    
  • Create a sign with big bold colorful letters and anchor it well. Use balloons to attract attention.  Don’t waste a lot of money on signs—more important to advertise well.  Customers have GPS! 
  • Have plenty of tables! Customers don’t like groveling on the ground for stuff.  Ask neighbors or even your church if you can borrow tables or create tables using sawhorses and a door or planks of wood.  People don’t like buying stuff off the ground—it’s dirty!
  • Be extremely organized! Organization yields high $$$$$! 
  • Mark or hide things in the garage which are not for sale. My husband hangs a sheet in front of his tools.
  • Have plenty of price stickers and clearly mark EVERYTHING! Customers feel uncomfortable having to ask!  It’s OK to have some things grouped together with one sign---such as paperbacks 50c and hardbound books $1.  Also make certain clothing sizes are clearly marked. .
  • The best days to host a sale are Friday and Saturday. I have a garage sale about every three years and always have my sales all day Friday from 8-4 and Saturday from 8-1.  If a sale runs from Thursday to Saturday, don’t expect to see many customers on Saturday other than those seeking donations.
  • I always open my doors ½ hour early when I have sales—I advertise 8 AM, but open my doors at 7:30. That’s kind of an expectation with veteran garage salers….If you don’t, you will lose sales.

by Katherine Szerdy

 

 Thank you, Katherine. Look for more tips in our next newsletter!

beach reading, mom-guilt, and much more!

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GTR Episode #102: Get in the Game: Winning in Life and Faith

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It's summer! Back from vacation with some highlights and fun. Fr. Nathan Cromly is also back on the show and ready to tackle some tough questions! Why are people leaving the church? Fr. Nathan shares inspiring words of encouragement when it comes to life and faith. Good beach reading, mom-guilt, and much more!

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Good Things Radio #101: Overcoming Chronic Impatience

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Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ, is back with a Padre in Your Pocket about patience. His powerful lesson includes a history of the word "patience," common triggers that cause us to lose our patience, and techniques for building a peaceful heart. Brooke shares a new technique that includes using simple hair ties as a visual clues to stop being an angry mom. Lisa Daley shares a special announcement about a new GTR community study! Listener feedback, and much more!

If you would like to join, e-mail Lisa at: thefamilymanager@comcast.net

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GTR Episode #100: Summer Fruit of the Spirit with Special Guest Jeff Cavins

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Good Things Radio is celebrating 100 episodes! Special guest Jeff Cavins joins us for a candid conversation about faith. We look at some of the challenges and opportunities of being a Christian in today's culture. Jeff also shares his personal tips for highlighting our Bibles and raising children who love the Lord. Jeff shares a personal story about developing a deeper relationship with the God the Father. An invitation to visit the Holy Land with Brooke, and much more!

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Good Things Radio #099: Saving Orphans and Sleeping in Separate Bedrooms

Posted by goodthingsradio in Amoris Laetitia

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In this episode: Saving orphans with a very personal story of adoption. Find out how you can help with Kisses from Karolina, here.  Linda Isaiah is back on the show to talk about love and marriage. Why separate bedrooms might be a good idea! Advice from Pope Francis on ways to improve elationships.  Loving well and learning to live in harmony through the ups and downs of life, and much more!

Kisses from Karolina(we THANK YOU for your support)! xoxo

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Good Things Radio #098: Social Media Detox and the Power of Silence with Special Guest Britt Fisk

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In this episode: Special guest Britt Fisk joins the program to talk about balancing social media, setting priorities, faith, ranching and more! Listener feedback from Ruth who talks about life without Facebook and Abby shares her new favorite thing. Unpacking The Power of Silence, the new book by Cardinal Robert Sarah, Walking with Purpose study giveaway, and so much more!

 

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Good Things Radio #097: Movies That Will Change Your Life

Posted by goodthingsradio in Tips, Church, Favorite Things, Culture, Running

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In this episode, a major movie guide! Films that have the potential to change your life and bless your family. Find the full list, here. Tips for the time-crunched runner to find time for fitness. Listener feedback, an update to the Bible Study giveaway, and much more!

Listener Kathleen recommends the book "The Discernment of Spirits" by Timothy Gallagher. Find it, here.

 

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Good Things Radio #096: May Flowers

Posted by goodthingsradio in motherhood, Balance, Mother's Day, May, Grandma

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In this episode: Big giveaway! Find out how you can win the Walking with Purpose Bible Study and why it's so great. A special nod to moms with a "Brooke's Gonna Make You Cry" segment. What is a Mary Garden? Find out the beautiful symbolism behind the tradition. Plus, Brooke's mom Joan, is back on the show!

 

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