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TOS033: Watching the Saints: Joan of Arc and Noah

Join Patti Brunner for an entertaining movie review series that targets saints. Patti has discovered that the ratings given to modern movies by the motion picture industry don’t always give the truth about the moral objections to the screening. She recommends the USSCB Movie Guide. This Truth of the Spirit episode of Watching the Saints finds the glaring flaws as Patti looks at various movie versions about Noah who was instructed by God to build an ark to save mankind from total destruction...


TOS032: Season of Living Bread

Join Patti Brunner as she welcomes Msgr. David LeSieur in a broadcast of Living Seasons of Change. They discuss the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. In the Season of Living Bread we find the truth of the Living Word—the sacrifice shared; the nourishment for the journey into the kingdom, and the fullness of the Presence of God. In John 6: 51 Jesus says, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall...


TOS031: Prayer through Fasting

Have you ever had the doldrums when it came to prayer time and you just found yourself seemingly going through the motions? Or perhaps you even found it impossible to pray? When distractions overwhelm you to where your mind just won’t settle down and focus? Does that happen to you? I have an answer for you! Enter into the prayer of fasting! St. Thomas Aquinas says that “we fast for three purposes: to restrain the desires of the flesh; to raise the mind to contemplate sublime things; and to...


TOS030: Healing Prayer

Our God is a God of Healing, He desires us to be whole. God provides healing in his words. In Proverbs 40:20-23, “Pay attention to what I say, turn your ear to my word, don’t let out of your sight; keep them in your heart, for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.” Lissa Applewhite suggests that various words of scripture are God’s “medicine” for our healing, our restoration, and our continued health! Reading and memorizing these scriptures allow these words...


TOS029: Praying the Scriptures

Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner welcomes Ken Hunter for this episode of Praying the Scriptures as the series on Prayer-Reaching Out to God continues. Praying scripture is not new – it dates back to the early Church, and even back to the Jews. Scripture is sacred, significant. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16. “But he...


TOS028: Public Prayer - The Mass

Patti Brunner is the speaker in this episode of Truth of the Spirit as the series on prayer continues. Prayer is communication with the Lord. This series on Prayer-Reaching Out to God is exploring various ways we use prayer to grow closer to God and how prayer can assist us in our faith journey. Now you must see that during Mass God reaches out to you! Heaven comes to earth for the intimate moment of the Consecration and Communion. Also, God is uniquely with you in the readings. How is...


TOS027: Supernatural Prayer - Tongues

Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner welcomes Rick Brunner for this episode. The most supernatural prayer Rick knows is praying in Tongues. Praying in Tongues is easy and very helpful. The person does need good teaching and usually someone to help them begin. It is part of the Church’s Baptismal gifts. And unlike the other supernatural gifts of the Spirit which are given to different people as the Holy Spirit wills, this gift seems to be for everyone. Therefore we encourage all to...


TOS026: Protection, Deliverance, and Cleansing Prayer

Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner welcomes Sheila Canup for the series on Prayer-Reaching Out to God. As Sheila teaches on Deliverance, Protection and Cleansing Prayer, she shares her “on the job training” deliverance experiences. Unless you know your authority in Christ and are sure of the Holy Spirit’s power working in you leave it alone! Because like the woman sweeping her house and had it all cleaned out of spirits, and did not fill it, seven more came back. But sometimes when we...


TOS025: The Duties of a Christian

This episode of Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner reminds us that we are not alone in our relationship with God. We are not alone in the Church. And so we need to know how to get along with each other in the Church. That’s why God, through the Fathers of the Church, gave all Christians rules to follow. These Church rules are called Canon Law. The Lord is the Master Builder of the kingdom of God. Canon law provides a blueprint. It is not the kingdom itself but a way to best bring the...


TOS024: Healing and Gifts of the Spirit

This episode of Truth of the Spirit with Patti Brunner, Healing and Gifts of the Spirit, will explain the application of the gifts as used in healing. It includes personal testimony to instill the hope that all Christians can be open to spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit and that the purpose of these gifts are to edify the Church to prepare it for the ultimate healing in eternal life. As we read the scriptures we can see that Jesus taught us how to use these gifts of grace. This episode...


TOS023: Winning the Battle (Part 2)

Truth of the Spirit welcomes Ken Hunter as he completes part 2 of his talk “Winning the Battle” as we wrap up the series on the Armor of God with a closing by Lissa Applewhite. Advance your spiritual journey. That which does not grow, stagnates. Lots of people complain, say “somebody should do something” – well, be part of it! Recognize the battles in our lives. Morals are not defined by us. They are inherent – but can fool ourselves. Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me Lord, Lord, but don’t do...


TOS022: Winning the Battle (Part 1)

Truth of the Spirit welcomes Ken Hunter as he discusses Winning the Battle as we wrap up the series on the Armor of God. This episode is the first part of his talk. We talk about Spiritual Warfare, but what really is the War? Simply: Good vs Evil, God’s plan vs Satan’s attempting thwarting of that plan. What’s at stake: Salvation & eternal life, uniting with God in Heaven or being isolated in the despair of Hell – it’s just that straightforward. Think of this: Jesus mentions hell and...


TOS021: The Helmet of Salvation

The Helmet of Salvation is the final piece of armor presented in the series on the Truth of the Spirit Armor of God. Rick Brunner joins Patti Brunner as speaker. The Helmet of Salvation is a family heirloom passed down through the generations to recall the salvation given by Jesus through the cross, death and resurrection. It is a gift given at Baptism for us to wear for the rest of our lives. It helps us to think more clearly and recognize God. The enemy tries to penetrate the helmet not...


TOS020: The Sword of the Spirit

Presented by Sheila Canup, The Sword of the Spirit is part 6 of 7 of the series on the Truth of the Spirit Armor of God. Ephesians 6:17 says, “And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” During our darkest hours Satan will come to tempt us or torment us and attack us. He doesn’t stop. He tempts us to question the Father‘s will for us and his love for us. He looks for every opportunity to lead us to discouragement and depression and despair. The...


TOS019: The Shield of Faith

The Shield of Faith is part 5 of 7 of the Armor of God series. Ephesians 6:16 says, “At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the evil one.” A shield is something we must pick up and hold up in front of us or it does no good! While a physical shield protects us physically, faith can protect our spiritual lives even in the middle of physical trials. Satan is always hurling his fiery darts of fear, doubt and worry in our...


TOS018: The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace

The Shoes of Preparation for the Gospel of Peace is part 4 of 7 of the series on the Truth of the Spirit Armor of God. Ephesians 6:15 says, “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.” Before putting on the shoes, be aware of standing barefoot before God as a sign of submission and giving Him complete control. Help others by spreading this Gospel of Peace and not only the word of God but also how we live and the good example we set. "He who abides in Him ought to walk...


TOS017: The Breastplate of Righteousness

The Breastplate of Righteousness is part 3 of 7 of the series on the Armor of God. The enemy draws you ever inward and away from a relationship with God. Hardness of heart is not a Breastplate of Righteousness but a breastplate of self. How do you guard your heart? To be vulnerable to love requires surrender – not to sin but to the imperfections of others. Let God be the perfection of love. To say “God loves me and so it doesn’t matter what I do or say” shows not reliance on God but a...


TOS016: The Belt of Truth

“The first piece of armor in the full armor of God found in Chapter 6 of Ephesians, verses 10-17, the Belt of Truth. This passage begins by St. Paul saying “Be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.”” And this is key to understanding the armor of God. The Belt of Truth is defensive in nature and helps us stand firm against the schemes of the devil. John 14:6 “Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.” Without truth we are lost....


TOS015: Introducing Spiritual Warfare

This episode is presented by Lissa Applewhite. Today we begin a new series on Truth of the Spirit on the Armor of God. We hear about the armor of God in Ephesians in the New Testament. There is a spiritual war waged against us whether we believe it or not. We tend not to recognize Satan, who we know as the “father of sin”. Our ignorance of him makes him far more effective. As Christians we are in a daily battle of some sort on a daily basis. Our spiritual battle is real, even though we...


TOS014: Charisms of Words of Knowledge and Wisdom

A Word of Knowledge is a personal revelation concerning an event of the past. This revelation can be used to trigger a memory that needs to surface so that healing can take place. Sometimes the word can reveal something unknown except to the person receiving prayer that when revealed then builds faith in the Lord’s love and personal care so that healing can take place. These words can guide the prayer leaders to then address particular needs of the person receiving prayer and thus overcome...