Kresta in the Afternoon – December 5, 2019 – Hour 1

  • Description: Our guest hosts today are Bruce and Kris McGregor. Visit them at https://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/about-discerning-hearts/.

+  The Seed who was Afraid to be Planted

  • Description: From best-loved children’s storyteller Anthony DeStefano comes The Seed Who Was Afraid to Be Planted, which introduces children to a tiny seed who is content to remain in his safe, cozy drawer with the other seeds. But one day the gardener who lives in the mansion comes and takes the seed outside and plants him in the ground. Faced with his biggest fear, the seed experiences a miraculous adventure that changes his life forever. Anthony joins us.
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    • Anthony DeStefano
      Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of the adult Christian books A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Angels All Around Us, as well as the gift book I Just Can't Take It Anymore! and the children’s books This Little Prayer of Mine and Little Star. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture
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    • The Seed Who Was Afraid to Be Planted

      This children's rhyming book tells the story of a seed who lives in fear of being removed from the drawer where he lives happily with other seeds. One fateful day his worst fears come true and he is buried in the ground outside. To his amazement he soon realizes that he is destined to grow into a magnificent tree overlooking a beautiful sunlit shore. This inspiring story is one that any child can relate to, since it deals with being afraid of new experiences and change. This book will help young readers to cultivate the courage to face all their fears and to understand that good can come of any frightening situation " as long as they have faith. Most importantly, these pages also contain a profoundly biblical message about the transformative power of God's grace. Christ told several famous parables involving seeds and grains that have to "fall to the ground and die" in order to "bear fruit." (learn more)

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