You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST.
Final week of Advent there’s still time to get prepared!
Sarah Reinhard with Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary , Brooke Taylor of Good Things Radio, Joseph Johns with 2535 Apparel
and Encores of Terry Hershey with Sanctuary and Greg Wolfe with God With Us .
Monday: Sarah Reinhard is a Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and freelance writer. She contributes regularly to the National Catholic Register, CatholicMom.com, Integrated Catholic Life, Catholic Exchange, andSpiritualDirection.com.
Reinhard is the author of a number of books and writes a monthly column in the Diocese of Columbus’s The Catholic Times. She earned a master’s degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University and has worked for many years for corporate and nonprofit organizations. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and four children.
Tuesday: For nearly a decade, Brooke Taylor was the co-host of the “Family Friendly Morning Show” on 95.5 The Fish in Cleveland, Ohio. Brooke is the founder of “The Mom Squad,” a ministry of women from all walks of life, blogging, hosting retreats and workshops, building a sisterhood of believers for Christ. She is also involved in the ministry Food for the Poor and has traveled to Guatemala and Haiti to raise awareness and funds for the poorest of the poor. in 2014, Brooke led a pilgrimage to Italy for the canonization of St. Pope John Paul II and St. John XXII.Brooke and her Army Veteran husband Jim have five children: four sons and a daughter they adopted from Poland. Brooke frequently speaks to groups on the topics of motherhood and family life, the gift of the Catholic faith, adoption, special needs, and her own re-conversion story. Brooke also maintains a blog shares stories of her day-to-day adventures at The Sacred Sink and podcast at Good Things Radio.
Wednesday: Joseph Johns of 2535 Apparel , a small group of multi-lingual caregivers, full-time volunteers & creative artists. Funded by volunteers with various foundations, abbeys, parishes, they seek to aid groups around the globe. Traveling to remote and impoverished areas where there is often armed conflict, they teach in orphanages, help prisoners with social reinsertion and personal development, keep company with abandoned elderly and support the poor in a number of ways.Their mission statement is simple, Matthew 25:35.Jesus says. “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’… The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’”
All the proceeds (100%) from sales of 2535 Apparel go to the purchasing and bringing of food, clothing, blankets, socks, shoes, shirts, winter hats, toys, soap, tools, and other necessities to those in need.
Thursday: Terry Hershey, author, inspirational speaker, ordained minister, self admitted golf addict, and gardener. Terry lives on Vashon Island, near Seattle, WA. His work has been featured on The Hallmark Channel, PBS, and NPR and he is the author of The Power of Pause (Loyola Press) which encourages us to slow down,Soul Gardening and his latest book Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life . He “divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of “pausing”and “sanctuary,” to help us do less and live more”.
Friday: Greg Wolfe , is editor of Image, one of America’s leading quarterly journals. He serves as Writer in Residence and Director of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program at Seattle Pacific University. His literary imprint, Slant Books, is published by Wipf & Stock. Wolfe’s books include Beauty Will Save the World, Intruding upon the Timeless, and The Operation of Grace. He has served as a judge for the National Book Awards. He is here with us today to discuss God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas, a book he is co-editor of along with Greg Pennoyer