On this episode: Don't let the title fool you. We are not talking about perfect people and flawless families. This episode is dedicated to the families who are striving for wisdom and clarity in a crazy culture. 

On the show, clinical psychologist, author, speaker and nationally syndicated radio host, Dr. Ray Guarendi addresses tough issues. Everything from managing mental health issues to anxiety and smartphone addiction among teens. 

Plus, lighting the first Advent candle, and much more!


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Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), recently released its report on Christian persecution. More Persecuted Than Ever,” focuses on the 20 worst countries for Christians. Edward Clancy, Director of Outreach for ACN-USA joins Brooke to discuss the eye-opening report.

Plus, preparing for Advent. The benefits of “fasting” from the snooze button, and much more!

Click here for Red Ribbon Sunday. 

Click here for the Dec. 6 Day of Fasting article from the National Catholic Register 

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November 13, 2019

GTR #191: Old & New


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Bringing back an old "best of" interview from last year. Brother Richard Hendrick from Ireland talks about the power of the human story, the virtue of hope, and what the Irish call "The Thin Place." 

Plus, trying something new. Visiting a Byzantine church and participating in Divine Liturgy. Preparing Gus for Reconciliation. Revisiting the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (Luke 18:10) with the Jesus Prayer and much more!

Click here to listen to the interview with The Children of Mary (#055).


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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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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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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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On this episode of Good Things Radio: Preparing our hearts for Advent.  Fr. Nathan Cromly talks about the power of a Holy Hour and the significance of silent, holy Adoration. We look at the increasing problem secularism during the holidays and how we may keep the light of Christ during this holy season of Christmas. Celebrating the arrival of Choose Hope, and more!

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In this episode: saying goodbye and preparing for a new beginning. Honoring a dear friend of the show, Pastor Linda Isaiah in the loss of her husband, Pastor Errol Isaiah. How obituaries can teach us how to LIVE. Marking the passage of time as we embrace 2018. Sharing a new "Favorite Thing" and discovering an exciting new exercise routine. Preparing for the Arise retreat, and so much more! 


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Join Brooke on a journey of a lifetime to Italy! Apri, 2018. Click here for details. 


_albumtemp_2_.jpgIn this episode: Part II of the journey to the Holy Land. Getting locked inside the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Reflecting on the love of God through an unexpected turn of events on pilgrimage. Final thoughts on traveling to Israel. The latest on the Choose Joy Devotional, and more!



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In this episode: A special inside look at the new Choose Joy devotional! Special excerpts from the book and new details to preorder. Preparing for Thanksigving with a super tasty recipe from Skinny Taste (here). Why Reconciliation is important during Advent, and much more!


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