Good Things Radio

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

GTR Episode #185: Hope for Heaven with Father Chris Alar, MIC

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On this special, bonus episode, Fr. Chris Alar talks about the epidemic of suicide, common misconceptions about Church teaching on suicide, the power of intercessory prayer, and much more. 

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GTR Episode #180: The Enthusiast with Special Guest Jon Sweeney

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*Bonus episode: Sharing some personal news and a health update. Plus, a conversation with Jon M. Sweeney about his book The Enthusiast: How the Best Friend of Francis of Assisi Almost Destroyed What He Started. This is a riveting story that would make an excellent book club/summer read! Plus, an interview with Ms. Wheelchair Michigan USA, Dr. Kimberly Kennedy. Inspiring words from Dr. Kennedy about finding humor and hope in the valley.

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GTR Episode #176: The Imperishable Prize {with The Franciscan Sisters, T.O.R}

 

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On this week's episode: counting down to the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Psychological preparation, fear and faith. Plus, special guests Sister Agnes Therese and Sister Anna Rose share spiritual aspects of endurance training. Click here to read their running reflections.

 

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GTR Episode #175: Heroic Families {with Special Guest Chantal Howard}

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On this episode: preparing for graduation. Dealing with the emotions of letting go and embracing a new chapter. Plus, special guest Chantal Howard. Chantal is a wife and mom, speaker and author of  The School of the Family: a Renaissance of Catholic Formation and creator of the aromaRosary. 

Chantal shares simple ways to strengthen our bonds as family and learn holiness through our failures and triumphs. Plus, much more!

 

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GTR #174: Run the Mile You’re In [with Ryan Hall}

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On this episode: Olympic Marathon runner Ryan Hall talks about his memoir Run the Mile You're In: Finding God in Every Step. Ryan talks candidly about his faith, overcoming challenges, his favorite running music, finding meaning in suffering, and more. Brooke talks about preparing for her first marathon, plus, 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 #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 #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

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