Do you have trust issues? Do you find it difficult to trust other people in relationships? Do you have trouble trusting God in tough situations? There are clues for tackling trust issues in both the Old and New Testaments. Listen as Marge gives sound guidance for learning to trust God in every circumstance. Check out Margeâs website at:Â https://www.margefenelon.comÂ to see her books and subscribe to her weekly inspirations.
Chastity means much more than abstaining from sex. In fact, you can live in the spirit of chastity and engage in a physical relationship at the same time. Chastity is about having profound reverence for the human body and respect for God's magnificent creation for yourself and others. Listen as Marge explains how to live in the spirit of chastity no matter your state of life. Check out Margeâs website:Â www.MargeFenelon.comÂ for more great content.
Mary often is described as docile, which people tend to equate with being a doormat. But she certainly was not a doormat. Docility is completely different, and Mary is the perfect example. We should strive to imitate her in this regard. Listen asÂ MargeÂ gives five key facets of Maryâs docility and explains how we can â and should â imitate them in our daily lives.
There's a bad way to grieve, and a good way to grieve. The method you choose will make a big difference in your emotional, spiritual, and physical health.Â Listen as Marge shares the lessons she's learned from personal experience.
What is the most famous marriage in history? The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles? Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco? Beyonce and Jay-Z? The Kardashians? None of the above. Rather, the most famous marriage in history is the marriage at Cana! Even though itâs the most famous because Mary and Jesus were there and itâs the scene of our Lordâs first public miracle. Funny, this marriage is the preeminent in all of time, and we donât even know anything about the couple who got married! Listen for more intriguing observations of this monumental event and what it has to do with your relationship with the Blessed Mother.
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If youâre longing for peace â in the world, your life, or your heart â this episode of Simply Holy is a must listen. The dove who bore the olive branch to Noah after the flood is a prefigure of Mary, the Great Peacemaker. Like the dove in the Bible story, Christâs mother approaches God on our behalf and brings his peace back to us. Hereâs how.
I call it The Great Post-Resurrection Adventure. The Scripture readings from Easter to Pentecost are some of the most exciting of the entire year and they read like an adventure novel. They are stories of courage, heroism, daring, defiance, love, and conversion and they are all true. Not only are they enjoyable, but we have much to learn from them.
Do you think you know the answer to that question? Think again. The answer â and the question itself â is more complicated than you realize. Join Marge as she delves into the question we all should ask ourselves, âWho am I to God?â and the corresponding question, âWho are you to me, God?â Youâll be surprised at the answers that rise in your heart and soul.
Charity means donating to a humanitarian organization or taking a carload of gently used household items to the thrift shop, right? Those are charitable actions, but they are only a small part of charity itself. Real charity is loving God for himself and loving others for Godâs sake. Learn more about real charity and how you can live it in your life.
Recent news has included articles about the removals of Bishop Daniel Fernandez Torres of the Diocese of Arecibo, PR from his office by Pope Francis and the removal of Fr. Peter Williams from his Burlington, Vt parish by Bishop Christopher Coyne. These two items have given way to thought about Jesus as a rebel in his time. Whatâs the difference? We, too, are called to be rebels in the way we live our faith. Learn what made Jesus a holy rebel and how you can answer his call to become one as well.Â
Everyone hits a roadblock in their prayer life at one time or another. Sometimes the block is temporary and inconsequential. But sometimes the roadblock is more like a concrete wall built across the roadway. The basis for these types of seemingly insurmountable roadblocks are assumptions we make about God, ourselves, and prayer itself. Learn how to remove the roadblock in your prayer life regardless of it size.
Having her speedometer break while on the highway is one of the best things that could have happened to Marge Steinhage Fenelon. Trying to gauge how fast she should go based on the speeds of the other cars on the road taught her a valuable lesson about her spiritual life. Judging the speed of your spiritual striving by that of others is not only fruitless, but detrimental to your spiritual growth. Learn how to find your personal MPH (Miles Per Hour) and how to make God your ultimate speedometer this Lent.
Who is the one person your heart refuses to forgive? We all have that one. Itâs that one person who you feel has wronged you to the point that forgiveness seems out of the question. Sometimes it can be a whole group of people.Â Whether itâs one person or many, the only way to real forgiveness is by seeing each of them as a valued child of God. Once you get to that point, the rest will come naturally. Listen as Marge shares her own experience and leads you through the process to forgiving the person your heart refuses to forgive.
Why would anyone want to have an empty heart? Empty hearts are cold, lonely, and miserable. Thatâs true if youâre talking only about emotions and human desires. But if youâre talking about humility and Godâs grace, an empty heart is exactly what you need. Spiritually speaking, an empty heart is one that is completely empty of self and fully open for Godâs grace. Once we open our emptied hearts to Godâs grace, weâll be able to follow his will perfectly. When we follow his will perfectly, great things happen. Listen as Marge shares wisdom from Ven. Fulton Sheen and the real meaning â and necessity â of an empty heart.
When something goes wrong, do you immediately try to tackle the situation yourself and remember to ask God for help later? Do you bemoan hardship, suffering, and loss without first seeking Divine intervention? For many, God is an afterthought â someone to call on only after human efforts have failed? In this episode, Marge explains why your first response in any circumstance should be to praise God and offer prayers of gratitude. Listen as she demonstrates using examples from her own life. This practice has changed her life and it will change yours, too!
Barbara Lee is a practicing spiritual director who lives in New York City. She is a retired attorney, a former US magistrate judge, and a long-serving member of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps â an organization of retired people inspired by Ignatian spirituality who perform volunteer work among the poor. She is the author of God Isnât Finished with Me Yet and Answering Godâs Call: A Scripture-Based Journey for Older Adults. In this episode, Barbara chats with Marge about the workings of the Holy Spirit in her life and how she was led to start a ministry for the aging.
Paul (Saul) believed he was doing the right thing by rounding up Christians and executing them out on the streets. They were blasphemers and idolaters. They dishonored God and needed to be destroyed. Then one day Jesus appeared and literally knocked him off his high horse, blinding him and rendering him powerless. Paul had two questions for this Being who spoke to him: âWho are you, Sir?â and then, finally, âWhat shall I do, Sir?â These two questions should be the guidelines for our lives in imitation of St. Paul.
Did you know that God has a unique blueprint for everything he has created or ever will create? Thatâs right. He has a unique blueprint for every tree, flower, cloud, mountain, river, bush, blade of grass and human being. He has a unique blueprint for you â even if you have an identical twin! His blueprint was made with the utmost love and wisdom just for you. Because of the effects of original sin, the reality doesnât match the blueprint. Discover Godâs blueprint for you and learn how to more closely resemble it.
Do you feel like you keep striving but never arriving? Do you struggle with feeling inadequate and emotionally depleted? Listen to this episode as Marge chats with Leah A. Jacobson, MA, IBCLC, founder of The Guiding Star Project that helps girls and women to see their female contributions in a new light, find common ground, connect with other women, and celebrate sisterhood not competition. Guiding Star centers offer a wide range of counseling and provide healthcare from qualified medical professionals. Through her ministry, Leah works with women to heal the crisis caused by the Womenâs Movement, realize their worth, and set realistic expectations for themselves. This is what she calls the Next Gen Feminism and sheâs written about it in her new book, âWholistic Feminismâ, published by Lumen Press. Find out more about Leah and The Guiding Star Project at GuidingStarProject.com.