Facing discouragement with joy? Is that even possible? Yes, and no. Itâ€™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.
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 Jesusâ€™ 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.
Change can be good or bad, expected or unexpected. Regardless, itâ€™s always stressful and often hard to accept. All change tests us and challenges our concept of Godâ€™s wisdom and power. When change occurs, God is speaking to us and we need to listen â€“ but how? Find out by listening to wisdom from Scripture and examples from Margeâ€™s own life and the life of the Holy Family.
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?
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 â€“ even if they are fools â€“ 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.
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 â€“ 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.
Hebrews 12:14 instructs us to â€śmake every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holyâ€ť 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.