Footsteps to Heaven2019-05-23T15:12:56-04:00

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Life’s a journey full of challenges. When we walk with Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit to the destination that God the Father designed for us, the results are better than we could ask for or imagine.

Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay was founded in 1995 by Terry and Ralph Modica in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. Our staff and volunteer team serve from across the US and around the world. The Executive Director Terry Modica is an international speaker and author.

Terry Modica is executive director of Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay (http://gnm.org), which she founded with her husband Ralph in 1995 to help people grow closer to Christ, enter the embrace of the Father, and become evangelizers empowered by the Holy Spirit. Since 1999, Terry has been producing Good News Reflections on the daily readings of Catholic Mass. Her ministry has spread throughout the world.

She credits the Holy Spirit for bringing her into the Catholic faith in 1977. He gave her instant faith in the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist when a friend explained the miracle to her. This rescued her from the occult.

Terry, who has been involved in a wide variety of parish and diocesan ministries, has a theology degree and pastoral certifications. A versatile speaker, she gives retreats and conference talks on the Holy Spirit, Difficult Relationships, the Rosary as Mystical Union with Christ In Daily Life, Healing the Wounds that Affect Our Intimacy with Abba, How to Use Virtual Reality in Ministry and other topics.

Author of Overcoming the Power of the Occult and Daily Prayers with the Saints, look for her newest release in 2019, Tears for Abba: 30 Days to the Father’s Heart.

Footsteps to Heaven – Part 1 Rebuking the Devil

Episode #36: Using the book Rebuking the Devil by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops about Pope Francis’ teachings on defeating Satan, we first look at why there is so much evil in today’s world. Is the devil real? Many believe that evil is created by people making bad choices, and this leaves us vulnerable to being tricked by demons. Your host Terry Modica shares her story of how she was tricked into turning away from Christ by getting involved with the demons of the occult because she didn’t believe they existed.

The book can be ordered from the USCCB at http://store.usccb.org/rebuking-the-devil-p/7-608.htm or from Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/Pope-Francis-Rebuking-Devil/dp/1601376081/ (please choose Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay for the charity your purchase supports at AmazonSmile).

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By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Overcoming Obstacles

Episode #35: What obstacles are interfering with your plans? Have you been searching for a job but nothing opens up for you? Are you being rejected by a loved one who refuses to reconcile with you? What other obstacles are you dealing with? In this episode, we look at how to overcome obstacles by following Jesus and listening to the Holy Spirit.
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By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – What is Heaven really like?

Episode #34: This episode was inspired when Terry Modica and her husband, Ralph, went to the funeral of a neighbor who was a Jehovah’s Witness. The description of the afterlife that they heard from the leader of the congregation was not one that we want to believe in. Terry is joined by Ralph to explain why. Here’s a much better description of the afterlife based on the teachings of the Catholic Faith and the Bible.

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By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Intercessory prayer that really works

Episode #33: What if while driving down the road you say a prayer for every person that you see along the way. Surely they all need your prayers. Would you intercede for others more often and more readily if you saw your prayers get answered? In this episode, Terry Modica reveals that the real stumbling block is not a lack of fruits but a lack of understanding how intercessory prayer works. By clearing up misconceptions, you can discover greater faith to become a more effective intercessor.

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By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – God’s Radical Love Part 4

Episode #32: Part 4 of “God’s Radical Love in the Domestic Church

In the final part of the retreat, we look at the temptation in Genesis 3. Did you ever wonder why the serpent tempted the woman first instead of the man? And why Jesus came to earth as a man instead of a woman? Listen to what this reveals about the differences between men and women and recovering our true identities in God’s radical love!

This series on God’s design for family life and the Vocation of Marriage was originally recorded live at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 2013.

The handouts given to people who attended this retreat are available to you on our website at https://gnm-media.org/gods-radical-love-part-1/.

Come explore our website on the Vocation of Marriage and subscribe to our blog, Reflections for Couples.

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By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments