Talking about the Things That Matter Most
2020 Countdown Day 6
4:00 – #13: Lessons from President Carter
It can be said that Jimmy Carter was the only president to live in three different centuries. His childhood on a rural farm may as well have been in the 19th century, his political career thrust him to the center of major events of the 20th, and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. On this improbable journey from “barefoot boy to global icon,” he has remained steadfast in his faith. Jonathan Alter shares his story.
5:00 – #12: Kresta Comments: Nick Thomm, Requiescat in Pace
Nick Thomm, former producer for Kresta in the Afternoon, died this November following a long battle with a brain tumor. We are mourning the loss but we rejoice that his suffering has ended and that he is with Jesus. Al shares some memories and lessons from his time with Nick.
5:20 – #11: Bringing Divine Mercy to the Living and Dead
As a young physician in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Dr. Bryan Thatcher worked day and night to improve the bodily health of his patients. He became very wealthy but was struggling interiorly. He went through the motions of church attendance, but the job stress took its toll on his marriage, and he became estranged from his wife, Susan. The two most important things in life — faith and family — were severely strained. Things began to change following a visit to Our Lady of Guadalupe and he now devotes his life to bringing the Divine Mercy to all. He shares his story.