Ken talks and David Lapp. David and his wife Amber wrote the chapter “Marrying Young” in “Catholic and Married: Leaning Into Love” (Our Sunday Visitor). The book is available at www.osv.com David and Amber blog at: http://family-studies.org and www.ibelieveinlove.com
When we see athletes compete at the Olympic games, we can be amazed by the height of their achievement. But, we also know that not every athlete achieves the heights they are capable of. Furthermore, it is not simply the outcome of every sporting contest that matters, where there are winners and losers. It is a question of whether the athletes, and also you and I, bring forward all the talent that is within us, independent of our walk in life. C. S. Lewis proposes a source for greater strength and courage. We see this exhibited in the story of David’s remarkable contest with Goliath. Listeners are invited to consider the source of their talents and to solicit God’s aid for their “contests” and life.
At the age of three, our son, David, suffered a serious head injury when he fell down a flight of stairs. He was eventually diagnosed with acute cerebellar ataxia – a condition caused by damage to the cerebellum. The doctors offered no cure and no hope. Since organized medicine offered no answers we turned to God and begged for His help. Thus began our search to help David. Through improved nutrition, techniques including “Cross Crawl” and prayer, David eventually re-learned how to walk, then run, and finally he became a start athlete and scholar, until his life was cut short due to injuries sustained in a college football game. My goal in this broadcast is to give the listeners hope; that no matter how desperate a situation seems, it is important to never give up, because miracles can happen. GOD is ALWAYS with us!
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Jeff Cavins noted Catholic TV and radio personality, author and family man about his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, his return to Catholicism and blessedly effective seminars and writings presented personally and through media presentations in your parish. (e.g. Psalms: The School of Prayer; The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation and the new series :Walking Toward Eternity and Galatians). Jeff will be in Sunbury, OH (Columbus) Friday, February 8th . Open Seating discussing his witness/book and CD I’m Not Being Fed at St. John Neumann Church, 9633 E. State Route 37, Sunbury, OH 43074 (7:00 PM ) Psalms:The School of Prayer Presentation Sat. Feb 9th (SOLDOUT). The Bible Timeline Seminar will be presented Saturday, March 16, 2013; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at St. Margaret of York Parish; 9483 Columbia Rd., Loveland, OH 45140 (Friday night talk open seating “Making Sense of Suffering” 7:45-9:15 PM;) For More Info: Pilgrimages, Seminar Presentations; Dates and Places: www.jeffcavins.com and Media Programs www.biblestudyforcatholics.com
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss the aftermath and healing process of the Newtown CT tragedy, the importance of faith in all situations; dealing with trauma and secondary trauma; triggering of other traumas; talking and listening/effects on children and adults who hear conversation and view tv programs on the tragic deaths, the whys and wherefores and dealing with the effects on all of us. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 – 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing.
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her talks with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, CA about Jesus’ Queen Mother referencing quotes from St. Louis de Montfort and Venerable Mary of Agreda (Mystical City of God) concerning the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart based on the Second Coming of Christ which will be the Second Pentecost according to Father Gobbi of the Marian Movement of Priests. Discover the meaning of Her titles in the Litany of Loreto: Tower of David, Ark of the Covenant, Tower of Ivory, House of Gold which pertain to Our Lady and the New Advent and how she assists and equips us as prayer warriors in the light of devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe as well.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing (www.actheals.org) discuss Holiday Choices & Challenges:
1. The impact of childhood memories: A time for gratitude and for healing
2. The importance of making good choices: Facing limitations, grieving losses, exercising freedom; Being led by the Holy Spirit, doing what can be done.
3. Choosing how to relate to familial, communal and societal pressures. One does not have to live up to the societies ideals for gift giving; One does not have to measure one’s worth by the amount one receives; When more is less and less is more.
4. Engaging Jesus and His birth in one’s life.
Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 – 28).