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Simply Holy 019: COVID-19 and Evangelization

Simply Holy 019: COVID-19 and Evangelization

March 28, 2020

This is an amazing time for the entire world. Even amid the hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the illness, isolation, and fear, we have much for which we can be grateful. In this present time, we have access to technology that didn’t exist in previous eras, and we have the ability to use that technology to reach out to others. If we take these small opportunities and truly be Christian in all of our interactions, we can do a great deal of good and lift the hearts of many, many people without even going out of our way. Our world is suffering, and we can help to abate that suffering with godly words and gestures. This is an amazing time for the entire world and COVID-19 could be our best chance ever to evangelize.

Simply Holy 018: Looking Within and Doing Without: COVID-19 and Living in the Spirit of Poverty

Simply Holy 018: Looking Within and Doing Without: COVID-19 and Living in the Spirit of Poverty

March 19, 2020

Who would have thought a few weeks ago that we’d be facing the reality of empty store shelves? Or the suspension of holy Mass and the other Sacraments? Or the isolation of quarantine and social distancing? COVID-19 has caused many inconveniences in our daily lives to say the least. This is the opportune time for a major attitude adjustment toward both material and spiritual things. It’s the perfect time to re-assess our real needs vs. perceived needs and enhance our relationship with God. In this episode, Marge offers practical ways to not just survive through these times, but to thrive through them.

Simply Holy 017: Three Things to Remember about Coronavirus (A Blessing in Disguise)

Simply Holy 017: Three Things to Remember about Coronavirus (A Blessing in Disguise)

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus has now been classified as a pandemic, but it shouldn’t become a panic-demic. The evil one wants us to panic so that we doubt God’s power and goodness and lose hope. Here are three important and helpful things to remember about coronavirus laid out in simple, practical terms that will lead you to greater holiness and trust in God. This show includes ways to filter the media hype and reduce isolation from quarantines, cancellations, and imposed virtual classrooms and offices. It also discusses the changes in our Church due to coronavirus and the dire need to keep holy water in our homes. This podcast will lead you to see that the coronavirus pandemic can be a blessing in disguise, spiritually speaking.

Simply Holy 016: Do You Suffer Chronic Inflammation of the Soul?

Simply Holy 016: Do You Suffer Chronic Inflammation of the Soul?

March 5, 2020

Chronic inflammation of the body causes pain, disease, and damage to joints, tissues, and even internal organs. It slows us down and diminishes life. It’s aggravated by consuming foods, beverages, and other substances that aren’t good for us and that our immune systems recognize as enemies. Did you know that we can suffer chronic inflammation of the soul as well? It’s aggravated by consuming things from the world around us that aren’t good for us. Chronic inflammation of the soul causes pain, sorrow, damage to our consciences, and diminishes our spiritual life. Find out St. Paul’s prescription for curing chronic inflammation of the soul in this episode.

Simply Holy 015: Lenten Journey: Spiritual Poverty and the Reordering of Attachments

Simply Holy 015: Lenten Journey: Spiritual Poverty and the Reordering of Attachments

February 25, 2020

Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” But he was talking about far more than whether we own anything of material value. He was talking about embracing humility, meekness, and love and a right attitude toward the world around us. This is the essence of spiritual poverty and the basis for a fruitful, blessed Lenten journey. Learn how to re-order your attachments in imitation of Christ.

Simply Holy 014: Discovering Your Stumbling Blocks to Holiness

Simply Holy 014: Discovering Your Stumbling Blocks to Holiness

February 6, 2020

What makes one person stumble on the path to holiness may not be a stumbling block for another person. Your stumbling blocks to holiness are unique to you and can lead you closer to Christ and his Mother when you approach them in the right way. How do you discover your stumbling blocks? How do you deal with them? These are important questions to ask – especially now, as Lent nears – and Marge has the answers. A simple, practical guide to preparing for Lent and growing in holiness.

Simply Holy 013: Dealing with Difficult People and Situations (Dedicated to Dad)

Simply Holy 013: Dealing with Difficult People and Situations (Dedicated to Dad)

January 29, 2020

Sometimes what you think are the dumbest things your parents ever did turn out to be the most profound and useful life lessons. Marge dedicates this episode to her dad and describes a vital life lesson she learned from him about dealing with difficult people and situations.

Simply Holy 012: Coming Down the Home Stretch of Advent with the O Antiphons

Simply Holy 012: Coming Down the Home Stretch of Advent with the O Antiphons

December 16, 2019

Feeling like you blew Advent this year? Christmas is coming closer – fast – and you’re feeling like your Advent striving has fizzled. Don’t despair! True, we’re coming down the home stretch of Advent, but there’s much you can do to make the most of it even if you’ve hardly done anything spiritually fulfilling these past weeks. Marge describes the beautiful ancient verses known as the “O Antiphons” and explains how they can help you make the absolute most of this home stretch to Christmas.

Simply Holy 011: Have You Heard the Voice of Jesus?

Simply Holy 011: Have You Heard the Voice of Jesus?

November 19, 2019

Some people have had the great gift of hearing Jesus’ voice in their hearts during a special moment. Others struggle to hear him. The fact is Jesus is always talking to you. The question isn’t whether he talks to you but rather how and when. In order to hear his voice, you must be truly listening for what he has to say. Oftentimes, people miss hearing Jesus because they’re trying to make him speak in the way that they want to hear him. Sometimes Jesus does speak to us directly, but at other times it’s subtle and through the people and happenings around us. Marge describes her own desperate yearning to hear the voice of Jesus and the amazing way in which he finally did speak. Finally, she talks about the role of prayer, practice, and persistence in hearing the voice of Jesus as Mary did.

Simply Holy 010: Coping with Isolation

Simply Holy 010: Coping with Isolation

November 12, 2019

We all experience isolation at times in our lives. Whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual, isolation can be hard to cope with and can lead to other problems if left unchecked. Many biblical figures experienced isolation from Abraham, Moses, Job, and Jeremiah to Mary, the Holy Family and even Jesus himself. What can they teach us about coping with isolation? Learn more as Marge examines the kinds and causes of isolation and gives practical steps to cope with it.

Simply Holy 009: Who Is Lord of Your Disquiet?

Simply Holy 009: Who Is Lord of Your Disquiet?

October 31, 2019

Our tendency is to rebel when God asks something of us that is contrary to our plans. It could be a heavy cross we don’t feel we’re strong enough to bear, a sacrifice that we think is just too big to make, or loss of control in our own lives or in the life of someone who is important to us. This inner rebellion can sometimes take the form of conflict, confusion, grief, helplessness, or even hopelessness and it causes disquiet within us as we struggle to grapple with God’s will. Perhaps there’s something you’re struggling with right now. How do you make God the Lord of your disquiet? Marge examines the essence of disquiet, the example of St. Ignatius and our Mother Mary, and offers concrete steps for allowing God to be Lord of any disquiet you experience.

Simply Holy 008: Is It Wrong to Complain?

Simply Holy 008: Is It Wrong to Complain?

October 23, 2019

Complaining is usually seen as a negative thing – something for wimps, losers, doubters, and maybe even something sinful. But, is it? There is such a thing as Holy Complaining, and there are times when we have a right to complain as long as our complaining takes the form of honest, respectful communication with God. Learn the value of complaining and how to complain in a holy way by considering the story of Job, the art of holy complaining, and the Psalms of Lament and Complaint.

Simply Holy 007: Echoes of Ireland and Facing Discouragement with Joy

Simply Holy 007: Echoes of Ireland and Facing Discouragement with Joy

October 8, 2019

Facing discouragement with joy? Is that even possible? Yes, and no. It’s possible when you approach it in the right spirit and with the right tools. While recently in Ireland for a speaking engagement, Marge learned about the amazing, joyful, spirit of the Irish people in the face of discouragement - including religious persecution, execution, and famine - and how to apply that in your own times of discouragement. Listen to Marge tell about the Abbey that Refused to Die and the promise Jesus made to you about overcoming discouragement in the face of persecution, troubles, and tribulations.

Simply Holy 006: The Upside of Suffering (Yes, there IS an upside)

Simply Holy 006: The Upside of Suffering (Yes, there IS an upside)

September 18, 2019

Suffering can be a real downer topic, but not this time. In this show, Marge brings joy to suffering by talking about the upside. Yes, there IS an upside! By our Baptism, we are members of a royal priesthood and as such, our suffering has great value and redeeming power when offered with Jesus’ Passion on the Altar. Learn how to unite your suffering with that of our Lord and his Blessed Mother while maintaining your royal composure even in the midst of struggle.

Simply Holy 005: How God Speaks to Us Through Change

Simply Holy 005: How God Speaks to Us Through Change

September 6, 2019

Change can be good or bad, expected or unexpected. Regardless, it’s always stressful and often hard to accept. All change tests us and challenges our concept of God’s wisdom and power. When change occurs, God is speaking to us and we need to listen – but how? Find out by listening to wisdom from Scripture and examples from Marge’s own life and the life of the Holy Family.

Simply Holy 004: The 2020 Elections: How to Stay Out of the Fray and Save Your Soul

Simply Holy 004: The 2020 Elections: How to Stay Out of the Fray and Save Your Soul

August 27, 2019

The brawl already has begun. People are egging each other on and social media is ablaze with crude and cruel meme and snarky, sinful comments. The fracas of the 2020 elections will become more heated as we move forward and others will cleverly try to uproot you from your convictions. How do you stay out of the fray and save your soul?

Simply Holy 003: A Fool for Christ? What’s Does that Mean?

Simply Holy 003: A Fool for Christ? What’s Does that Mean?

August 9, 2019

Are you a fool for Christ, or are you merely being foolish? In his First Letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul wrote to that we must be fools for Christ in order to be genuine disciples. Isaiah 35:8 tells us that those who follow the Way of Holiness – even if they are fools – will never go astray. Being a fool for the sake of Christ is not the same as being foolish, but how do we know the difference? Tune in to discover the difference between the two and how you, too, can and must be a fool for Christ.

Simply Holy 002: A Modern Day Israelite in Egypt: Why Has God Led You to Where You are Today?

Simply Holy 002: A Modern Day Israelite in Egypt: Why Has God Led You to Where You are Today?

August 9, 2019

The Israelites experienced real hardship as slaves in Egypt, and they cried to God for help. When God did help by bringing them up out of Egypt they experienced more hardship and complained, claiming that they were better off before. You, too, have been brought up out of Egypt – your own personal one. Why has God led you through all that and to where to are today? The answer lies in Leviticus 11:45.

Simply Holy 001: What Does Hebrews 12:14 Teach Us about Holiness?

Simply Holy 001: What Does Hebrews 12:14 Teach Us about Holiness?

August 9, 2019

Hebrews 12:14 instructs us to “make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy” because no one without holiness will see the Lord. So, does that mean you have to be a perfect saint to be accepted into heaven? In this show, Marge unpacks this short but powerful passage by revealing its meaning for those of us who are less than perfect.