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Now displaying: July, 2015
Jul 31, 2015

Listen to reflections on letters of St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. In today's show Dan and Melissa answer the questions: What is a "rule of life"? Why do you need one? How do you make one?

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Motivation vs. structure when making a plan for loving God.
  • How to start with a "small yes".
  • The importance of having a written plan.
  • How to identify your root sin. Why do you need to?
  • How to find joy in discipline and beauty in structure via a Rule of Life.

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Jul 24, 2015

St. Teresa gives insight into effective leadership techniques. Dan and Melissa reflect on letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • St. Teresa returns to the Convent of the Incarnation, which is in a state of rebellion and spiritual poverty.
  • A historical look at the situation at the Convent at the time of St. Teresa's return.
  • What does it mean to be a successful leader?
  • Does the gift of good leadership skills necessarily lead to pride?
  • What is the true source of our authority as leaders?
  • How to use love and prayer as leadership tools.
  • St. Teresa demonstrates that provision grows with holiness.

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Jul 17, 2015

How does a saint respond to persecution? Recognizing the aspects of a saint's character. St. Teresa's letters reveal some of the secrets to sainthood. Reflections on Day 18 from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Do your emotions drive you toward God or away from Him?
  • Avoiding the victim mentality.
  • How to obtain the grace to hold up under persecution.
  • Holiness through obedience, humility, and docility to the Church.
  • How can we feel peace in the face of repression or persecution?
  • What does the enemy have to do with a lack of obedience?
  • What the saints know about what God wants from us.

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Jul 10, 2015

Join Dan and Melissa as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Todays letter reveals some of the Saint's personal tragedies and how she deals with them.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How suffering allows us to more fully experience joy.
  • What is the relationship between contrast and clarity in the spiritual life?
  • What does it mean to be a contemplative?
  • Does detachment mean a lack of emotion?
  • Some practical benefits to prayer and the contemplative life.
  • How prayer can give us the tools to function effectively in everyday life.
  • Making time for adoration.

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Jul 3, 2015

Obedience in the modern culture, and enduring loneliness. Dan and Melissa discuss these forms of suffering from the perspective of St. Teresa as they reflect on her letters from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Categories of suffering - beneficial vs. destructive.
  • How is obedience related to humility, and why are they both necessary?
  • Resist, embrace, pursue - Three steps to spiritual growth through suffering.
  • Do you feel lonely or isolated from others due to your faith?
  • Can the pain of loneliness be good for us?
  • Finding peace and happiness in our loneliness.

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