A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras 03/09/17 - Lydia Borja/Jennifer Longworth

March 9, 2017

Segment 1 :  Guest Lydia Borja from Flourish in Hope speaks of her ministry offering solidatary and support to women dealing with post partum depression.  


Segment 2:  Breadbox Media's Jennifer Longworth


A Seeking Heart - Prayer & Purgatory

February 28, 2017

In This Episode: 

  • Are you in on this¬†week's giveaway?¬†
  • Find out the very special story behind including the Rosary & 54-day Novena booklet¬†
  • Purgatory - What is it really?
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Purgatory addressed (St Faustina Prayer Book¬†- Susan Tassone)
  • Why are the Souls in Purgatory referred to as POOR and HOLY¬†
  • My master plan for the GREAT WALL OF HEAVEN ... and why I am counting on that to get me in!
FOR more visit ... Reconciled To You

A Seeking Heart featuring Marilee Haynes

February 27, 2017

What a FUN chat today with author of Pictures of Me  (Pauline Books & Media)  Marilee Haynes!  
We covered so many topics, here are a few of the highlights: 

  • How exactly does one become a middle-grade (not aged) fiction writer
  • Why did my reluctant reader find Marilee first books (aka Genius¬†and¬†Genius Under Construction)¬†"wicked awesome" &¬†why does my¬†inner 12 year old boy¬†NOW want to read them too??
  • Visit Marilee's 'resting' blog -¬†Mom 'n Beans¬†; and maybe we can convince her to wake it!
  • Have you ever wondered if you were a shiny girl? Or did you painfully know you were not?¬†
  • Themes of friendship, parent/child relationship and siblings with special needs
  • Marilee and I reveal our¬†favorite words and¬†what greatest fears - lucky for her we ran out of time before I could ask what her most embarrassing moment in life was? ¬†These were all fabulous discussion questions included at the rear of¬†Pictures of Me¬†- for parent or classroom discussion!

For more on these wonderful books by  Marilee Haynes - visit Pauline Books & Media




A Seeking Heart - The #God I Never Knew

February 24, 2017

7 Characteristics of God that KNOCKED my Socks off!!


  • Generous - HE is never outdone in HIs Generosity
  • Faithful #Fidelity
  • Trustworthy - That struggle to trust an unseen God; when I can barely trust those people I can see!
  • LOVING - All this time I THOUGHT He was just waiting to #smote me
  • Forgiving - Forgiveness is the HEART of the Gospel. HIS Mercy is everlasting, enduring, and its depth unplumbable (I think that's a word)
  • Gentle but JUST! He loves us and offers abundant mercy but that doesn't mean He isn't just in His judgments.
  • Truth itself ... all these characteristics were discovered when I began to read #Scripture and then reaffirmed through incredible unexplainable experiences - that maybe you would call coincidence #Godcidence¬†

FOR MORE visit ReconciledToYou


ORIGINAL AIR DATE   - 12/22/16


A Seeking Heart - Featuring: Kelly Wahlquist

February 23, 2017

Original Air Date 09/28/16


A Seeking Heart feat Edmund Mitchell 2/2/16

February 22, 2017

On This Episode:

Edmund Mitchell - author, Dual Wielding: A Guide to Praying with the Catechism & the Scriptures

  • Founder,¬†Reverb Culture¬†¬†-- Young Adult community done right!‚Äč

  • There is some singing a fabulous earworm - no really, you'll thank us!

    • Find out what 'surprises' Dual Wielding holds for it's readers
    • The reason behind including journaling - and what about those who are not into writing
    • Awesome Resource: ¬†¬†CatholicCrossReference.com¬†

FOR MORE great links and resources visit: ReverbCulture.com/Squirrel


A Seeking Heart - Undoer of Knots

February 21, 2017

On Today's Show:

  • The¬†Silversmith Collective¬† -- be sure to check out their great #LentFails video!!¬†
  • The crazy, freaky - yes this really happened - license plate story!!!
  • Grief & Loss - not always¬†about people and death. Dreams die and pasts can be mourned.¬†
  • Envy - bleck! ¬†THIS is dangerous to our soul stuff!!¬†
  • To break free of a vice - focus on the opposing virtue!! ¬†*My Pastor's solid advice!
  • Our friend, Virginia Lieto rocks the virtue teaching¬† - read¬†her stuff about contentment!

This week's discussion courtesy of Our Lady Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena by Marge Fenelon

All Rights Reserved Allison Gingras, 2016




A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras FEAT Mary DeTurris Poust 01/08/16

February 20, 2017

In This Episode ...

I am visited by author, Mary DeTurris Poust (Not Strictly Spiritual)  -- and I grill her about:

  • Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide To Active Spirituality -- available in paperback¬†here¬†
  • PARENTING A GRIEVING CHILD: Helping Your Child find faith, hope and healing after the loss of a loved one" by Loyola Press
  • Walking Together:¬†Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship (Ave Maria Press)¬†

Topics Tackled: 

  • Integrating prayer into your day to day. ¬†Ex: ¬†laundry; driving; cooking; leisure... etc
  • We discuss MINDFULNESS ... and I am currently trying to figure out how to add my own "mindful bell" to my computer or perhaps to my Fitbit. ¬†GREAT idea!! ¬†
  • Whether to bring your child to a wake or funeral
  • Grief is not just for death
  • Spiritual Friendships -- famous and not so famous; here and eternal

The time always passes so quickly chatting with Mary ... so happy she has 3 more books for me to share with you (we are thinking Fall, 2016!!) ... ooh and of course I'll be sharing her new Lenten Book from Liturgical Press.  Want more Mary DeTurris Poust - sign up for her newsletters at NotStrictlySpiritual.com




A Seeking Heart - Featuring Cristina Trinidad - 2/17/17

February 17, 2017

We welcome back Cristina Trinidad!


So happy to have her join me again. She didn't miss a beat winning us over with her honesty and laughter! We chatted about:

  • What she's been up to - always great catching up with a friend!
  • Our Lenten Plans ... Prayer, Fasting and Alms -- Ohmy!
  • And GREAT NEW book: How to Read Your Way to Heaven (Sophia Inst Press) by Vicky Burbach ... Scripture, Catechism and Spiritual Classics #goodreads¬†
  • Her off the chart mad crafting skills! See for yourself: www.cristinamakes.com

For More Visit:  Reconciled To You / RadioShow


A Seeking Heart - #Fearless and Relying on God’s Love - 2/16/17

February 16, 2017

I have come to know and rely on the love God has for us. ~ 1 John 4:14-16


More thoughts on Sonja Corbitt, the Bible Study Evangelista's new book FEARLESS: Conquer your Demons and LOVE with Abandon.

Living a life free of worry, anxiety and doubt - IT IS SO totally possible. 

Plus shedding some bad habits:

  • Gossip - but what on earth will I now talk about?¬†
  • Envy - HOW not to get caught up in what others have and are doing
  • WORRY .... the greatest joy stealer of all!

For More Visit: Reconciled To You / Radio Show


A Seeking Heart - Featuring: Cassandra Poppe - Fire of Love - 2/15/17

February 15, 2017

My Guest:

Blogger (Let Us Kneel), Contributor to The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion and author of the new book Fire of Love: 

Cassandra Poppe

Cassandra shares the story of that fateful day in January 2013, when a simple homesteading chore goes horribly wrong.  The peace she encountered as she prayed alongside her 4 year old son, badly burned and the future unknown. A inspiring story of faith, hope and the lessons learned along the way! 

What Cassandra Poppe and her family developed to help Fulton re-integrate after being severely burned in a homestead accident ... the birth of 'burn cards' ... and how you can help:

"That day finally came but brought with it new challenges; the biggest being that of socially reintegrating Fulton into society in a way that both gave him confidence and made him feel less of an oddity. And indeed, this was a challenge. For while Fulton’s face, ravaged by fire and covered in skin grafts, was still beautiful to those who love him..."   from Friendly Face Forward

A Seeking Heart - Featuring: Sarah Reinhard - 2/13/17

February 13, 2017

Sarah Reinhard - SnoringScholar.com

Visits to chat about Sonja Corbitt's new book Fearless: Conquer your Demons and Love with Abandon (Ave Maria Press) 

  • Domino effect of one bad day after another - Where's God in all of that
  • When fear dominates your thoughts¬†
  • How can the Bible be of any help in the real world?¬†
  • 1 Cor 10:13 -- The Great Escape #Godcidence
  • Overcoming Temptations sometimes AVOIDING temptations
  • Distractions and their effect on our spiritual life

For More on Fearless listen to my interview with Author, Sonja Corbitt 

#Podcast #Catholic #NewBooks #Women #Spirituality #ReconciledToYou #GoodStuff


A Seeking Heart - WINE Lenten Book Club - 2/9/17

February 9, 2017

WINE Lenten Book Club - Walk in Her Sandals


Walk in Her Sandals ed. Kelly Wahlquist Ave Maria Press

WINE: Women in the New Evangelization Lenten Book Club

faciliated online by YOURS TRULY (soooo excited!) 


LET'S Blow the Doors off this LENT ...

and Grow Closer to Christ like never before!



CatholicVineyard.com (WINE) - to purchase Walk in Her Sandals Book Bundle (book, journal and bookmark); sign up for Book Club notifications & MORE

JOIN US for the WINE Lenten Book Club Facebook Group - Accountability, Community and Teachability .. never ACT alone ;)  


For more links, resources and information visit RECONCILED TO YOU 





A Seeking Heart - Featuring: Monica McConkey - 2/8/17

February 8, 2017

What a Wonderful Interview with Monica McConkey


http://equippingcatholicfamilies.com/ - blog

www.ArmaDei.com - Shoppe


WHAT an amazing story about Pope St. John Paul II:






Our Catholic Love Story:



A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families (Book):



Hand in Hand with Jesus Faith Journal



Super Saints (Game Cards)


Super Saints Launch Video:


Super Saints How to Play (super quick video)



NEW Product Line:


Journal Stamps...that will change the way you pray and journal

and Saints Stamps: invite the saints into your calendar or planner!