030: Soul Surfing With A Man Named “Bear”

Bear Woznick on The Art of Catholic

catholic_FINAL_150I meet a lot of people in my line of work…none like this guy.

Have you ever talked prayer with a guy who is a World Surfing Champ? Ever discussed the spiritual life with a bona fide ninja blackbelt? How about chatting virtue with anyone who rode their bike (i.e. bicycle) from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean?

Me, neither. That is, until I met Bear Woznick. (Yes, that’s actually his legal name.)

Bear Woznick is unlike anyone else I know. I met him recently at a men’s conference in Florida where we were both speakers. His life, I quickly discovered, is like a movie.

That doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Simply that it’s a bit more “exciting” than most of ourscsa-hero-Bear-Woznick. (Seriously, have you ever repelled off the 25th floor of your beachfront condo? He has.)

Bear is an author, speaker, and EWTN radio host and who loves the Church and expresses it in a very unique way. You’re going to find his story and his message truly inspirational.

Blessings,

Matthew

P.S. Don’t let Lent just slide by. Grab it by the horns! Click the linkBeer (1) to get a free, short chapter from my book Louder Than Words. It’s called Beer, Chocolate & Value-Added Suffering and it will transform your perspective on Lent and the whole spiritual life!

029: The Key to True Freedom & Satisfaction Right Now!

Scratching the Eternal Itch

catholic_FINAL_150I already know the answer, but I’m going to ask anyway:

Have you ever been fully satisfied? How about completely free? For how long?

How long until you want a new smartphone? How far into the woods do you need to hike to “get away from it all”? How long before the new car smell wears off? (Approximately 3 1/2 minutes for those with children.)

Most of us discovered a long time ago that nothing here can satisfy us for very long. It just can’t.

And it’s not only satisfaction we crave. We want freedom. Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 1.43.33 PM(Why else do people try to fly without a plane or deep sea dive hundreds of feet without an oxygen tank?) We want to crush the barriers in life that hem us in and quench that thirst that comes from deep inside. It’s a constant gnawing – a constant struggle.

Why?

Because we were created for true freedom! We were designed to be fully satisfied! But there’s only one way you can achieve it.

So in this episode of the The Art of Catholic, I’m going to provide some keys to help you redirect and quench the spiritual angst you have for more…because that’s your destiny!

God bless!

Matthew

P.S. Don’t let Lent just slide by. Grab it by the horns! Click the linkBeer (1) to get a free, short chapter from my book Louder Than Words. It’s called Beer, Chocolate & Value-Added Suffering and it will transform your perspective on Lent and the whole spiritual life!

St. Francis de Sales has some encouraging words perfect for those of us (like me:) who are depressed by the fact that Lent has only just begun. So buck up little campers…even the angels know we’ve got it goin’ on!