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Simply Holy 072: Living a Covenantal Life

Simply Holy 072: Living a Covenantal Life

October 14, 2021

Marriage is a vocation, but it also is a covenant. Covenant is more than a contract or a vow, it’s all-consuming and a complete giving of self. This covenantal way of life can be compared to holy Mass in three ways: orientation, reverence, and love. In this episode, Marge explains the parallel between holy Mass and the marriage covenant. She also outlines how this covenantal relationship holds true for singles, religious, and clergy as well.

Simply Holy 071: Becoming a Master of Prayer

Simply Holy 071: Becoming a Master of Prayer

October 5, 2021

It takes discipline and dedication to become a master of any discipline – martial arts, education, cooking, for example. Masters take their art seriously and work at it with diligence and focus. Becoming a master of prayer takes discipline and dedication as well. We don’t practice prayer because we feel like it; we practice prayer because it’s something we need. In this episode, Marge outlines how to become a master of prayer with the help of the Holy Spirit and the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Simply Holy 070: Finding Clean Catholic Fiction

Simply Holy 070: Finding Clean Catholic Fiction

September 22, 2021

Clean Catholic fiction seems like a paradox. Is it possible to write compelling fiction that is void of risqué innuendos, sensational violence, or occult characters? It certainly is possible, and award-winning author Amanda Lauer has done it with skill and finesse. Lauer has written a trilogy of young adult historical fiction that became so popular that a fourth book in the series will be published October 7, 2021. And there’s a fifth book in the works right behind it! In addition, she’s an accomplished journalist, screen writer, actress and model. Listen as Lauer shares about both her professional and spiritual journey, shows us how good Catholic fiction can be an instrument of holiness for readers, and what holiness means to her. To find Lauer online, go to AmandaLauer.com.

Simply Holy 069: Is God Asking Too Much of You?

Simply Holy 069: Is God Asking Too Much of You?

September 15, 2021

Do you feel as though God is asking too much of you? Are you having trouble meeting the demands and needs placed on you? There’s a valuable lesson for you in the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand with five barley loaves and two fish. The little boy in the story doesn’t have much, but he gives everything he has to Jesus. From his meager gift, Jesus miraculously feeds more than five thousand people – with twelve baskets of leftovers! If you bring your basket of fish and loaves to Jesus, he will do the same for you. Here’s how.

Simply Holy 068: Avoiding Dangerous Philosophies

Simply Holy 068: Avoiding Dangerous Philosophies

September 8, 2021

St. Paul tells us, “See to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to the tradition of men, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ.” There are a host of dangerous philosophies hovering out there, waiting to entrap us. They endanger our spiritual and physical well-being and are of man, not God. What’s more, our hearts radiate an electromagnetic energy that reflects the state of our hearts affect the states of other people’s heart. Simply by changing our own hearts, we can change the hearts of others and turn the tides away from empty, seductive philosophies. Here’s how to stand strong in Christ.

Simply Holy 067: Get Away from It All: Create a Spiritual Oasis

Simply Holy 067: Get Away from It All: Create a Spiritual Oasis

August 26, 2021

Stress and anxiety getting to you? Need to get away from it all? Here’s where you can go to relax, refresh, and renew – a spiritual oasis right in your own home! It’s easy to do and will bring you untold peace and joy. Here are four simple step to make that happen.

Simply Holy 066: Mary as Christ-Bearer

Simply Holy 066: Mary as Christ-Bearer

August 18, 2021

What does it mean when we say that Mary is the Christ-bearer? Likely you think about Mary bearing Christ in her womb prior to his Birth, and that’s correct. But there are multiple ways that Mary was and continues to be a Christ-bearer for all of humankind. A look at how Mary bore Christ to others in Biblical times, through history, and today. We need Mary now more than ever to bear Christ in the hearts of humankind!

Simply Holy 065: Three Levels of Knowledge: The Marian Person

Simply Holy 065: Three Levels of Knowledge: The Marian Person

August 11, 2021

Are you floundering in the sea of misinformation, hostility and fear that surround us? Here’s how to apply the three levels of knowledge – knowledge of the senses, knowledge of the intellect, and knowledge of faith – in these critical times. Listen to examples from Mary’s life and learn how to become the Marian person who isn’t tossed by the waves.

Simply Holy 064: Healing through Holiness

Simply Holy 064: Healing through Holiness

August 5, 2021

Marge chats with author and speaker, Erin McCole Cupp about her new book, “All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family” and healing through holiness. Erin explains how to break the cycles of bondage to destructive patterns in our relationships, especially in our relationships with ourselves. Plus, get the inside scoop of the writing and production of this marvelous and refreshing new book!

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.

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