Good Things Radio

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.

Good Things Radio Episode #143: Lessons from a Sheepdog

On today's show: Sharing a "Favorite Things" book by Philip Keller. Why Lessons of Sheepdog is a great summer read. Sheepdog is also commonly used among military and law enforcement to illustrate a mentality of "protector." This description could be used to introduce former Green Beret Army Veteran Fred Hobbs.  In a special interview, Mr. Hobbs shares his experience of faith through battle, Memorial Day lessons and much more. Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ, is back with a Padre in Your Pocket, plus, more!

 

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GTR Episode #137: Arise with Special Guests Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ and Pastor Linda Isaiah

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Broadcasting from the Loyola Retreat House in Clinton, Ohio. Special guests Pastor Nathan Cromly and Pastor Linda Isaiah share highlights from the Arise retreat. Find out how you can apply the messages from the retreat to your own life and circumstance. Preparing for Italy and taking your prayers on pilgrimage, and much more.

 

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GTR Episode #128: Building Saints

 

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In this episode: Looking at a new Barna survey. We examine the findings of a new study that says teens are "The Least Christian Generation in American History." Fr. Nathan Cromly weighs in with some positive words of encouragement and proactive inspiration. Tissue alert for a special reading "Build Me a Son, O Lord," a prayer written by General Douglas MacArthur. Preparing for Lent, an exciting announcement, and much more!

 

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GTR Episode # 118: Choose Joy

On this episode: {Big News!} A special guest joins Brooke for a major announcement. Fr. Nathan Cromly is back with a "Padre in Your Pocket" about the concept of a desert day. Plus, much more!

 

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GTR Episode #115: Digital Babylon

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Unpacking two shocking articles that should serve as a spiritual wake-up call for all of us.  Sharing 3 things necessary for a soul to have constant union with God, by St. Alphonsus Liguori. Fr. Nathan Cromly is back with a "Padre in Your Pocket" segment about inspiring teens to enjoy holy mass. Spotlighting a new book for teens, written by a teen. Feedback from episode #114, and much more!

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

Posted by goodthingsradio in , 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!

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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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Good Things Radio #094: Padre and the Pastor {Arise Recap}

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In this episode: A conversation with Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ and Pastor Linda Isaiah. You don't want to miss what they have to say! A final recap of the #AriseRetreat. Voxer feedback from Stephanie in PA, a giveaway, and much more!

Also, Brooke talks about her recent appearance on "At Home with Jim and Joy" on EWTN. Click here to see the video!

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Good Things Radio #091: Confessions of a Teen Driver

Posted by goodthingsradio in , Autism, Fr. Nathan Cromly, Catholic, Faith, Lent, Holy Week

 

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It's a power-packed episode! Lots of listener feedback about knowing when to move. Stories from across the country from those who have been there, done that. Finding God in the confessional. Listener Katherine experiences her first Reconciliation and Fr. Nathan answers the question of "what exactly is Confession?" 15-year old Gabe is driving for the first time! Tales of life on the road from a driver-in-training. Two book recommendations, gearing up for the #Arise retreat, and more!

Also, "Naming the Unnamed Days of Holy Week." Fr. Mike Schmitz talks about the Sisters of the Holy Eucharist and the way they approach the final days leading up to Easter.

They have a technique for naming the days before Holy Week. We break them down on the program. They are:

Saturday before Palm Sunday: Commitment Saturday.

Sunday: Procession Sunday.

Monday: Extravagance Monday.

Tuesday: Compulsion to completion. Jesus has a fire in him that he is impelled to do the Fath’ers will,

Wednesday: The day of aloneness.

Thursday: The body given.

Friday: Impotence.

Saturday: Night. Darkness of the tomb. Coldness of death.

Sunday: Miracles. That all he did point to this one thing. Our King of Kings. The conqueror of death.

 

Also, Brooke shared the information about the Jim and Joy show on EWTN. You are invited to call the program and you may be put on-air! The date is: Monday, April 17 from 1-2 CST (that's 2-3 EST). You can call in anytime during that date/time! The number to call is: 205-271-2980 -or- 800-221-9460. You are welcome to leave feedback, ask questions, and be a part of the show!

 

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