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Simply Holy 063: What is a Marian Person?

Simply Holy 063: What is a Marian Person?

July 23, 2021

Becoming a Marian person is not the same as having devotion to the Virgin Mary. Do you know the difference? Why should it matter? In this episode, Marge tackles common misconceptions about Mary, explains what a Marian person is (and it not) and why it’s vital that you become one.

Simply Holy 062: Do You Know God’s Purpose for You?

Simply Holy 062: Do You Know God’s Purpose for You?

July 14, 2021

Things not working out for you?  Nothing’s going right, and it seems like all you do is run into brick walls. Most likely you’ve become side-tracked from the purpose God has for you. But what is that purpose? Here’s how to discover your God-given purpose and get back on track quickly the next time you find yourself heading off course.

Simply Holy 061: Conversation with Author Danielle Bean

Simply Holy 061: Conversation with Author Danielle Bean

July 7, 2021

Marge chats with author, speaker, and retreat leader Danielle Bean about her new book, “Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday” published by Ascension Press. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at how the book came about and surprising things that happened along the way. Danielle shares some insights from her personal life, gives a summary of the contents and sound advice for how “Whisper” can help you to grow in holiness.

Simply Holy 060: Judging a Tree by Its Fruits: How Do You Know Who You Can Trust?

Simply Holy 060: Judging a Tree by Its Fruits: How Do You Know Who You Can Trust?

July 1, 2021

The Pharisees accused Jesus of casting out demons by the power of the devil, but he countered them by explaining that it is impossible for Satan to cast out Satan. “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters,” he said. A rotten tree can only produce rotten fruit, while a good tree produces good fruit. It can be difficult to tell the difference – at least initially. How do you know who are the “good trees” and who are the “bad trees” in your life?

Simply Holy 059: How to Read the Signs of the Times

Simply Holy 059: How to Read the Signs of the Times

June 23, 2021

Are we facing the end times? Some say we are others say we are not. In actuality, it doesn’t matter. What matters is reading the signs of the times and acting on them according to God’s will for you. Here’s how.

Simply Holy 058: How Perturbable Are You? Learning to Be Serene in Any Situation

Simply Holy 058: How Perturbable Are You? Learning to Be Serene in Any Situation

June 16, 2021

Are you easily perturbed? Are there certain people or situations that disturb your peace of mind, heart, and soul? There’s a great work around for that! Learn how to set up your own “Perturbability Meter” and remain serene in any situation. In this episode, Marge shares some wit and wisdom from St. Thomas Aquinas.

Simply Holy 057: How to Get Spiritually Strong

Simply Holy 057: How to Get Spiritually Strong

June 1, 2021

Society emphasizes physical fitness, but what about spiritual fitness? We need to get spiritually strong to meet the challenges of life. Here are three simple ways to get spiritually strong.

Simply Holy 056: Coping with Lawlessness

Simply Holy 056: Coping with Lawlessness

May 26, 2021

To be sure, these are uncertain times. It seems we're surrounded by lawlessness and that can lead to confusion and despair. Violations of civil law, authentic Church law, natural law, and God's law surround us. Even with that going on, we have great reason for hope and optimism. Here's how to cope with lawlessness, hold your head high, and walk forward with confidence.

Simply Holy 055: This is Your Moment! Catch the Pentecost Fire!

Simply Holy 055: This is Your Moment! Catch the Pentecost Fire!

May 20, 2021

With the country beginning to re-open, mandates and capacity restrictions are being peeled away, including in our churches. Sadly, far too many people have become accustomed to missing Sunday Mass. Perhaps you've become complacent as well. This is a Pentecostal time for the Church. This is your moment, our moment, to catch the fire of Pentecost and set the Church ablaze with fervor!

Simply Holy 054: Dealing with Betrayal

Simply Holy 054: Dealing with Betrayal

May 12, 2021

More and more, I'm feeling betrayed by people in my life who have become cold or hostile because I don't think and behave as they do. I bet you've had that experience, too. Here's what to do about it and how to come away from it in hope and joy.

Simply Holy 053: Our Post-Resurrection Calling

Simply Holy 053: Our Post-Resurrection Calling

April 8, 2021

Easter is over, the Easter Bunny has hopped away into the sunset and now it’s back to normal, right? Wrong. This post-Resurrection time is the most exciting time of the year for the Church. It’s like an adventure novel except that it’s true and there’s an important part for you to play in it.

Simply Holy 052: The Church Needs Heroic Catholics. Will You Be One of Them?

Simply Holy 052: The Church Needs Heroic Catholics. Will You Be One of Them?

March 31, 2021

The statistics are staggering. Sunday Mass attendance has been in decline for decades. Now projected numbers indicate that the numbers may further diminish as consequence of the long-term pandemic restrictions. Our bishops and priests can only do so much to bring the faithful back to the sacraments. Now more than ever, the Church needs heroic Catholics who will lead the way back by their faith and example. Will you be one of them?

Simply Holy 051: The Dangers of Selective Seeing and Hearing

Simply Holy 051: The Dangers of Selective Seeing and Hearing

March 23, 2021

Have you ever observed a situation absolutely convinced you knew exactly what was going on? And then you find out later that what you thought happened wasn’t at all what actually happened? Marge shares a personal (and embarrassing) time when this happened to her and then shows how easily this can happen to anyone and how it applies to life in general.

Simply Holy 050: Seeking Simplicity in Christ

Simply Holy 050: Seeking Simplicity in Christ

March 16, 2021

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Your answer can tell you a lot about yourself and your relationship with Christ. A lively, thought-provoking episode wherein Marge explains why she once owned three (working) coffee makers at the same time. Letting go of the material world, simplifying our lives and finding life and peace in the Spirit. That’s what seeking simplicity in Christ is all about!

Simply Holy 049: Hope Amid Grief: Facing Loss in Joy and Peace

Simply Holy 049: Hope Amid Grief: Facing Loss in Joy and Peace

March 10, 2021

Even in the darkest times, even amidst losing a loved one, we have reason for hope. A personal message of hope amid grief as our family prepares to say our final goodbyes to a cherished aunt. The God of hope will fill us with joy and peace even in our grief. As people of faith, we believe there is a reason for everything and a greater good will come of it according to God’s mercy and perfect will.

Simply Holy 048: Hearing the Voice of Jesus

Simply Holy 048: Hearing the Voice of Jesus

March 5, 2021

Have you ever heard the voice of Jesus? Those who have had that experience are quite fortunate. But some of us, seem never to heart his voice. Whether it be audibly, symbolically, or intuitively, we never seem able to perceive what God is saying to us either through circumstances, “coincidences,” or the still small voice within us. For a period of time, I was convinced that our Lord spoke to everyone else but me. In a moment of discouragement, he proved me wrong and brought me to an amazing realization. In this episode, I share my experience with listeners and show them how they, too, can hear the voice of Jesus even when he seems to be keeping silent.

Simply Holy 047: What Does It Mean to Be Catholic?

Simply Holy 047: What Does It Mean to Be Catholic?

February 10, 2021

If someone asked you to describe yourself, what would be on your list of characteristics and attributes? How far down on that list would you mention your Catholic faith? Current events have sparked countless terse discussions in person and on line about what it means to be a Catholic. Can we profess one set of beliefs and then act contrarily in the public sphere? A frank look at the precepts and four marks of the Church and how we’re obligated to follow them in both our private and public lives. Calling ourselves Catholic must be more than a designation; it must be a way of life.

Simply Holy 046: The One Essential Question to Ask Yourself This Lent

Simply Holy 046: The One Essential Question to Ask Yourself This Lent

February 3, 2021

As you move through Lent, there is only one essential question to ask yourself. This single query encompasses all you need for your spiritual striving and should be your main motivation. What is that question? How can it help you through Lent? You’ll find it in Chapter Six of the Gospel of Matthew. In this episode, Marge unpacks Matthew’s chapter and shows you how to apply it to your Lenten striving.

Simply Holy 045: Are You Cold, Hot, or Lukewarm? A Message of Hope and Encouragement

Simply Holy 045: Are You Cold, Hot, or Lukewarm? A Message of Hope and Encouragement

January 28, 2021

In a vision, Christ told John that he will spit from his mouth those who are lukewarm in their faith (see Rev 3:15-16). Its hard to be on fire for the faith when the Church is under persecution. We fear shame and retaliation from those who oppose our beliefs. Being lukewarm seems like the safer route to take. Take heart! There are more faithful out there than you think and when they see you on fire, their hearts will burn for Christ as well. This message of hope and encouragement will help you do exactly that.

Simply Holy 044: Feeling Discouraged? Increase Your Spiritual Striving!

Simply Holy 044: Feeling Discouraged? Increase Your Spiritual Striving!

January 6, 2021

Feeling discouraged? That’s not surprising given the current state of affairs in the world. Discouragement is a form of spiritual desolation and it’s during such times that people tend to back off on spiritual commitments and go easy on themselves. But, that’s exactly the time to step it up and increase your spiritual striving. In this episode, Marge explains why that is and how to effectively face discouragement and spiritual desolation.

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