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

Footsteps to Heaven is brought to you by Good News Ministries of GNM.org.

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 – Will I Be Persecuted For This Episode?

Episode #18: A frank and honest look at what happens when priests do not have an active and alive, personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. When it causes suffering and drives people away from the Church and from Christ, it is “diabolical” (quoting from Bishop Robert Barron’s “Letter to a Suffering Church“). It shows up in homilies that preach heresies, in nit-picking without compassion about the norms for Mass, for example, the “right” way* to receive the Eucharist, and in abuses that, because they are not victimizing children, remain covered up and undealt with.

*This episode includes what the General Instruction on the Roman Missal actually says and means about the “right” way. For more information, see Terry Modica’s article “The correct posture at Mass: Can we genuflect when receiving Communion?” at http://wordbytes.org/faqs/posture-communion/.

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By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Faith that smashes strongholds

Episode #17: What do you wish could be better? Your life? Your relationships? Your faith? If it were better, what would it look like? The first step in making anything better is to envision what better really means. Then ask: How does Jesus envision it? What are Father God’s dreams for me in this? What is the Holy Spirit telling me about it?

In this episode, Terry Modica shares how to break through the strongholds in your life so you can have a better, stronger faith.

For more information about the book she mentions, “30 Days to the Heart of the Father”, go to http://gnm.org/books-by-Terry-Modica/30-days-to-Abbas-heart/

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By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – How to overcome the pain of frustration

Episode #16: Feeling frustrated? Want to get rid of it? Here are 8 steps for finding true and lasting inner peace no matter what is going on around you and who is causing it.

This episode is in shorter form as a WordByte on our website: http://wordbytes.org/suffering/the-pain-of-frustration/

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By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Spiritual exercises for supernatural faith

Episode #15: If you want to experience all that the Holy Spirit wants to do in you and through you, rather than live a mediocre faith, use the Penitential Rite during Mass as a spiritual exercise. We have given in to the ways of the world – believing lies that Satan wants us to believe – and this is stifling the Holy Spirit. In this episode, Terry Modica teaches spiritual exercises that strengthen what is weak so that you can become who you really are as a believer in Christ: a saint!

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By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – 3 ways to un-stifle the Spirit

Episode #14: It’s time we reclaimed what is rightfully ours as followers of Christ: a faith that works miracles. A faith that fulfills the promises made by Jesus! Read the Bible — the New Testament — to find all the times when the supernatural happened and ask, “Is this happening in my life?” And if the answer is no ask, “Why not?”

The answer is in your relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Devil is afraid of what you will do if you become fully aware of what you can accomplish through the Holy Spirit. In this podcast, Terry Modica names eight ways that we stifle the Spirit and identifies three ways to un-stifle the Spirit.

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By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments