Jeannie Ewing is a Catholic spirituality writer who focuses on the topics of grief, redemptive suffering, and waiting. Her four books include a meditation journal, a devotional, and two books on the topic of discovering joy in the midst of grief and waiting with expectation. She is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and contributes to several online and print Catholic periodicals. For more information, please visit her website lovealonecreates.com.
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- Waiting with Purpose
Based on her book, Waiting with Purpose: Persevering When God Says “Not Yet,” Jeannie Ewing discusses societal roadblocks to unfurling the hidden virtues God presents to us in waiting: patience, perseverance, trust, deeper faith.
- Finding Your Calling In Life
As a former school counselor, Jeannie speaks to teens and young adults about how to hear God’s voice in discerning both primary and secondary vocations.
- Thank God Ahead of Time
Based on Blessed Solanus Casey’s spirituality, Jeannie presents ways we can foster greater “expectant faith” by praying with specificity, confidence, and gratitude.
- The Gift of Generosity
In our modern world, the word “generosity” connotes a sense of obligation or duty rather than true Christian charity. In this talk, Jeannie unveils the incredible fruit produced when we say “yes” to God and others by giving of our time, above all else.
- Understanding and Navigating Grief
A basic introduction and overview of grief, based on her book, From Grief to Grace: The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph, Jeannie answers the questions:
- What is grief?
- How do we understand grief in our lives?
- How can grief become a way for us to enter our pain and discover true healing?
- Finding Meaning in our Sufferings
As Catholics, we have all learned that suffering can be redemptive. But what does it mean to suffer well? What are the opportunities to accompany others who are in pain when we suffer loss? Jeannie explains ways God presents opportunities for a deeper sense of purpose and even mission in our crosses.
- We Wait in Joyful Hope: Discovering Advent Joy
Based on the concept of “active waiting” in her book, Waiting with Purpose, Jeannie discusses how the words pregnancy, expectancy, joy, anticipation, and vigilance all tie in to the times in our lives when God has given us a specific promise that has not yet been fulfilled.
- The Passion of Waiting: Living Lent Every Day
Most of the time, when we wait it’s not because we’ve chosen to wait: in traffic jams or waiting rooms, long lines at the grocery store or for an important phone call. Jeannie explains that “passive waiting” comprises most of our waiting experiences. Using principles and concepts from her book, Waiting with Purpose, she gives fresh insight into the purpose of waiting.
- The 6 Spiritual Principles of Healing After Grief
Using spiritual concepts from her book, From Grief to Grace, Jeannie explores the ways we can enter our pain with greater courage by way of humility, abandonment to God’s providence, holy indifference, dark night of the soul, confidence in God’s timing, and the wound of the heart.
- You Are God's Beloved
Sometimes our brokenness causes shame, and we doubt that we are truly a beloved son or daughter of God. But when we allow our brokenness to be blessed, as Henri Nouwen explained in his book, Life of the Beloved, we begin to see our wounds as a pathway to true healing. In turn, we can help others.
This talk was created specifically for people with disabilities to be encouraged in their uniqueness and not to be afraid of their visible or invisible brokenness, but instead to allow their brokenness to be a healing gift to the world.