109: Deep Prayer & the Power of Redemptive Suffering

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Don’t leave it on the table. Don’t walk away from the transforming power of two of the most important things in the spiritual life…deep prayer and the almost “too good to be true” opportunity of redemptive suffering. They will change your life. So if you’re anxious or uneasy, wondering what in the world has happened […]

085: Discerning God’s Will with St. Ignatius of Loyola

<scroll to bottom for podcast> Decisions, decisions… Life holds a lot of options and it’s often hard to know which way to go, especially when it comes to serious, life-changing matters. Thankfully, we’ve got help. St. Ignatius of Loyola penned his famous Spiritual Exercises to enable people to discern the spirits – discern God’s will […]

The Secret to Permanent Focus on God

A lot of people don’t believe me. Can’t say I blame them. But it’s true. There actually does come a point in time when a person learns how to focus on God in a way that transcends everything else…and I mean everything. They’ve discovered the secret to the spiritual life. As you know, prayer is […]

How To Achieve Constant Prayer

Did you know that every part of our life is meant to be powered by prayer…everything! Is that even possible? Since “with God all things are possible” (Mt 19:26) , the answer is a resounding “Yes!” How? Well it starts with what we call “finite prayer.” A finite prayer is one that has a beginning and […]

081: Kings, Prophets, & Popes

<Scroll to bottom for podcast player> What should we do? That’s the question that keeps coming up in my conversations and email exchanges. What is the appropriate response of faithful Catholics to this ongoing crisis? While some are leaving and others are all-out attacking, most of us are caught somewhere in the middle. We’ve always […]

078: Unpacking the Our Father

<Scroll to bottom for podcast> Parts of it should actually scare you. All of it should inspire you. The Our Father is the most famous of all prayers, taught to us by God himself. And while you’ve probably droned through it a few thousand times, have you ever really dug into what you’re saying? For […]