Author Archives: Grace Girl

About Grace Girl

Brigid Curtis Ayer has worked as a print, radio, and television journalist for over 25 years covering religion and politics.

How to prepare for Advent?

Preparing for Advent & Sisterhood Drama – On this segment of Faith in Action, co-hosts Gordon Smith and Brigid Ayer are joined by Sandra Hartlieb who talks about ways to prepare for Advent, and in the second half Sandra talks about a Sisterhood Drama ministry she created and performs. To learn more about Sisterhood Dramas, connect on Facebook by clicking here Or via email at [email protected]

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How to Build Resilience

How to Build Resilience – Co-Host, Gordon Smith and Brigid Ayer are joined by Christine Turo-Shields, co-owner, Kenosis Counseling Center, and a licensed clinical social worker, to discuss ways you can maintain good mental health, and build resilience in this post pandemic world.  Christine will be presenting a workshop on Mastering the Work-Life Balancing Act sponsored by Leadership Johnson County on Nov. 19 at the Johnson County Armory. To register or for more info on the Work-Life Balance workshop, contact Tandy Shuck at [email protected] or call the LJC Offices at 317-738-8264. For more information about Kenosis Counseling Center the Website is

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Blue Collar Apologetics with John Martignoni

“Blue Collar Apologetics” with John Martignoni – On this segment of Faith in Action, co-hosts Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer are joined by Founder and President of the Bible Christian Society, John Martignoni, to talk about his book “Blue Collar Apologetics.” They talk about the importance of apologetics in the modern day and how you can implement it into your life. You can get a copy of the book at Sophia Institute Press and you can connect with John at the

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“I have no one with me but Luke.” —2 Timothy 4:11

St. Luke compiled his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles not to describe how good things were in the early Church but to address how bad things were becoming after the first generation of Christianity. The Christian community got bogged down with internal problems and was no longer motivated to evangelize. The Church was lukewarm (Rv 3:16). Luke composed his Gospel and Acts of the Apostles to change this.

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