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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 #169: Holy Land Diary Pt. I

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On this episode: Broadcasting from Jerusalem. Highlights from pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Come along and enjoy the sounds and sacred places on the journey. Running into familiar faces, a special "call to prayer," and much more! 

 

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GTR Episode #168: Not So Formulaic with Special Guest Ginny Kochis

 

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On today's show: It's the last episode before pilgrimage! Special guest Ginny Kochis joins us. Ginny is the founder of the website and community Not So Formulaic: Raisng Exceptional Kids Rooted in Extraordinary Love. Ginny talks about her journey as a wife and mom raising differently wired kiddos. Also, how God is using her challenges to help reach other women and build community. Ginny shares fantastic tips to help foster faith in all children along with mass and Lenten resources. Plus, raising money for persecuted Christians in Syria, and much more!

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GTR Episode #167: Glorious Struggle

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On this episode: An eye-opening interview with Edward Clancy from Aid to the Church in Need. Edward is the Vice President of Outreach and Evangelization for ACN, USA. Find out how you can help Christians in Syria and around the world. 

Plus, Father Nathan Cromly, CSJ. Get pumped up and prepared with a pre-Lenten pep rally. Fr. Nathan takes us on a virtual retreat to prepare for the penitential season leading up to Easter. Plus, finding meaning in tough times, and much more!

 

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GTR Episode #166: Something Beautiful for God {with Special Guest Abby Johnson}

 

_albumtemp_47_.jpgOn this episode: Best-selling author and pro-life activist, Abby Johnson joins us. 
During her time as director of Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas, Abby facilitated over 22,000 abortions. Abby worked for the abortion industry for eight years and was awarded the 2008 Employee of the Year at Planned Parenthood. She was the youngest director of a clinic in the nation, until she walked out after assisting in an abortion of a 13-week-old fetus.

Since leaving, Abby has helped nearly 500 former abortion workers, including seven doctors, leave their jobs and find fulfilling careers outside of the abortion industry. We sit down to talk about her journey and the upcoming film about her life, entitled “Unplanned.”

You don’t want to miss this special episode!

 

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GTR Episode #165: The Cure for Consumerism {Intro. to Asceticism} with Fr. Gregory Jensen

Posted by goodthingsradio in Prayer, Prayers, Church, Culture, Balance, patience, Asceticism, Consumerism

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On this epsisode: Big news! A exciting announcement about GTR. Plus, special guest, Fr. Gregory Jensen, pastor of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Orthodox Mission and the Eastern Orthodox chaplain at UW-Madison joins us. He shares insights from his book The Cure for Consumerism and the power of the ascetic life. 

 

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GTR Episode #164: Forever Young: Optimizing your Health & Living as Christ’s Youth

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On this episode: Brother John Michael Paul is joining us from World Youth Day! You don't want to miss the exciting recap of his experience in Panama. Dr. Anne Valeri-White is our special guest with great ways to optimize our health. A lost clip of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta talking about her favorite mystery of the rosary, and much more!

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GTR Episode #163: Fresh Start

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Welcome to a brand new season of Good Things Radio! We are kicking things off with two of our favorite regular guests: Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ and Linda Isaiah. Father Nathan talks about "holy fear" and Linda shares practical ideas about starting fresh. Plus, Brooke reveals some personal news, we check in on the March for Life in DC, and much more! 

 

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GTR #162: A Quasimodo Christmas

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It's the last show of the season! On this special episode of GTR, Fr. Nathan Cromly talks about the significance and symbolism of bells. Kristin Reilly from One Hail Mary at a Time talks about the power of the Holy Rosary. Christmas greetings from Brooke's mom, Joan, and much more!

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GTR Episode #161: Favorite Things Part II

Posted by goodthingsradio in DefaultTag, Advent, Christmas, Balance, Books

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On this episode, Speaker, writer, and blogger from Raising Lifelong Learners, Colleen Kessler joins us. Colleen shares creative, educational and fun gift ideas for families and kids of all ages. Special guest Katie McIntyre also joins us to talk about Monk Manual. 

 

All GTR listeners receive a special 10% discount offer from Monk Manual! Use the code: GOODTHINGS. Promo is good until the end of the year! 

Colleen Kessler's Favorite Things List:

Favorite Website for games: ThinkFun

Melissa and Doug Loom

Dixit Board Game

Escape the Room

Royal Roundup -on sale!

Gravity Maze

Barista Rock Candy

Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game

Colleen Kessler's website and podcast, Raising Lifelong Learners.

 

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GTR Episode #160:Advent Miracles

Posted by goodthingsradio in Advent

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On this episode: Listener feedback about a real-life Advent miracle. Brooke's "Favorite Things" -gift ideas and fun finds. Unpacking the "secret" of the Christmas season with a powerful excerpt from the book Reed of God, and much more!

 

Favorite Things:

You Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds, by David Goggins. 

Combat Rosary

J. Crew City Coat.

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