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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Future – God Is There!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak will offer advice for dealing with fear of the future on the next episode of Following The Truth on Holy Spirit Radio

Do you find yourself being afraid of the future? Is the uncertainty just too much to bear?

Make it a point to listen to the next episode of Following The Truth on Holy Spirit Radio – “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Future”! The program airs on Wednesday (May 27) at 10 AM Eastern with an encore broadcast at 4 PM Eastern. If you’re not in the Philadelphia area, you can listen online HERE.

I’ll be offering many Bible verses that will help you to relax and live in the present moment and share songs by the Isaacs, Casting Crowns, David Haas and Steven Curtis Chapman. Here’s a sample…

If God is with us, there is no need to be afraid. The future may be unknown to us, but it’s not unknown to God. He is already there!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

God Is Greater Than Your Problems!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak discusses the theme of his next Following The Truth program on Holy Spirit Radio - God Is Grea
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Are you facing a serious problem in your life? Have you given up hope that it can be fixed? Don’t panic! Listen to the next episode of Following The Truth on Holy Spirit Radio – “God Is Greater Than Your Problems!” I’ll be be playing songs by Carrie Underwood, Madisa, Kari Jobe and Josh Groban and discussing some ways to deal with the mountains in your life. In addition, the show will feature the radio debut of some very special people.

The program airs on Wednesday (April 29) at 10 AM Eastern with an encore broadcast at 4 PM Eastern. If you’re not in the Philadelphia area, you can listen online HERE.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your situation is hopeless. It isn’t! With God, ALL things are possible. Tune in tomorrow and let’s talk about it!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

Following The Truth Hits The Philly Airwaves!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak announces that Following The Truth will be coming to Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia!

For a long time, I have wanted to host a radio program that combines Christian music, Scripture and advice for walking with the Lord. I am thrilled to announce that this program is now a reality!

Starting on Wednesday, March 25 at 10 AM Eastern (with encore at 4 PM Eastern), Following The Truth will be airing monthly (the 3rd Wednesday) on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia, PA. Aside from the fact that I now have the opportunity to share the “Good News” by using some of my favorite tools, it is a special honor to be broadcasting from this station. It was Holy Spirit Radio that I listened to when I first started to move closer to the Lord. I am not kidding when I say that the radio station saved my life!

What can you expect on the new show? The focus will be on developing a close personal relationship with Christ and learning to walk daily with Him. I want my listeners to know that not only am I there for them, but so is the Lord. Life can certainly be tough, but none of us are in it alone. I hope you’ll be able to join me, even if you’re not in the Philly area. You can listen online HERE and the podcasts will be archived. I hope you can join me on March 25 at 10 AM Eastern for the radio debut of Following The Truth with Gary Zimak…

I’ll save a seat for you and leave the door open!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

Here’s How Total Consecration Will Work…


 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak explains the process of Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary

Believe it or not, the annual Following The Truth 33 day preparation for Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary begins in less than two weeks! If you haven’t already done so, click HERE to find out more information, sign up and receive your FREE Total Consecration book. While more information will be coming via email and on my show, here is a preliminary schedule:

Monday, September 1 – Pre-preparation begins on my nightly Following The Truth radio program with a series of three (Monday through Wednesday) radio shows dedicated to explaining Total Consecration and answering your questions).

Thursday, September 4 – The 33 day preparation for Total Consecration begins. The preparation process is broken into four parts:

1. Emptying Self Of The Spirit of the World (12 days)
2. Gaining Self-Knowledge And Sorrow For Sins (7 days)
3. Gaining a fuller knowledge of Our Lady (7 days)
4. Gaining a fuller knowledge of Jesus Christ (7 days)

Tuesday, October 7 – We make (or renew) our Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary!

If you have any questions about the process, please email me. Get ready…this is going to be powerful!

Think You’re Doing Well This Lent? Here’s A Challenge…


 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak reveals the details of his Lenten challenge on his nightly radio show.

How is your Lent going so far? Have you grown closer to Christ? Are you sure?

On Monday, March 24, on my Following The Truth radio show, I will reveal the details of my 24 hour Lenten challenge. While it doesn’t involve fasting from food, money or social media, it will be challenging. In fact, it may be the most challenging fast you’ve ever undertaken. It will also be the most productive.

Think you’re doing well this Lent? Tune in on Monday at 8 PM Eastern and we’ll see…

Father Larry Richards To Appear On Following The Truth On Monday, March 3!


 

Catholic Speaker and Radio Host Will Be Hosting His Annual Lenten Radio Retreat With Special Guest Father Larry Richards

On Monday, March 3rd at 8 PM Eastern, I’ll kick off my annual Following The Truth Lenten Radio Retreat with special guest, Father Larry Richards! This year, we’ll be using Father Larry’s book, “Surrender: The Life Changing Power Of Doing God’s Will” as the basis for the retreat. In addition, I’ll be reading and discussing the daily Lenten Mass Readings as well as sharing some thoughts designed to bring you and Christ closer together. Here’s a link to the radio show. Tune in Monday, March 3rd and let’s get started!

Make This Lent Your Best Ever – Learn To Surrender To God’s Will!


 

Father Larry Richards joins Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak on Following The Truth on BlogTalkRadio

Do you want Lent of 2014 to be your best ever?

I have great news for you. On Monday, March 3 at 8 PM Eastern I will kick off the annual Following The Truth Lenten Radio Retreat on my nightly radio show. This year I’ll be using “Surrender: The Life Changing Power Of Doing God’s Will” by Father Larry Richards as the basis for the retreat. To make things even better, Fr. Larry Richards will be joining me on the initial program and will discuss his book, offer some advice and give us his blessing.

During this retreat, we will work on learning to surrender to God’s will. Not only is this the secret to achieving peace in your life, but it’s the secret to getting to Heaven. If you’ve never participated in one of my Lenten retreats before, it’s very simple. All you need to do is listen to my radio show each evening. You can listen live each night at 8 PM Eastern (on BlogTalkRadio) or download the podcast from the BlogTalkRadio archives or on iTunes (click here to access my show on the Internet) You don’t even have to leave your home! Each night, I’ll read an excerpt from Fr. Larry’s book, share the daily Mass readings and offer some special reflections designed to make you think. I also recommend that you sign up for my e-newsletter (in the box to the right) to ensure that you receive any updates as we go through Lent. Here are some comments from previous Following The Truth Lenten Radio Retreat participants:

“I started listening to Following the truth during the Lenten retreat. It was wonderful!!!! I have to say it was my best Lent ever!!!!”

“I want to let you know this has been a fruitful Lent, due in no small part to your efforts in bringing us the Following The Truth Lenten Radio Retreat. It has been a major part of my Lenten observance and has helped me to grow spiritually in unexpected ways.”

“Your Lenten Retreat was responsible for the most significant Lent I ever experienced. I am 59. I learned that Lent was more than sacrifices or extra prayers. Lent actually involved changing one’s life to be more in unison with Jesus’ life.”

If you’re not familiar with “Surrender! The Life-Changing Power Of Doing God’s Will” or with Father Larry Richards, I recommend that you watch the following video. EWTN’s Doug Keck will interview Fr. Larry and discuss the book in detail.

Although it’s not mandatory, it will be helpful if you have a copy of the book for the retreat. You can order it at the following link:

Lent is a special time set aside by the Church to help us grow closer to Christ. We have no idea if this Lent will be our last. Don’t pass up the chance to make it your best Lent ever. Join me as we walk together and learn to surrender our will to the Lord. If you have any questions, feel free to email me. Otherwise, get ready. This is going to be a powerful experience!

Thank You For Your Support in 2013!

 

Hi Friends!

As the current year draws to a close, I would like to thank all of you who have supported my work by your contributions and prayers. Without your assistance, it would not be possible for me to continue spreading the “Good News” of the Catholic Faith on a full time basis.

Because of you, I was able to host a 2013 Advent and Lenten radio retreat (on my nightly Following The Truth radio show) and lead over 1,400 people through the 33 day preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. These special events, as well as my nightly radio show, would not have been possible without your financial support and prayers.

All of you who pray or contribute to my work financially are an important part of the Following The Truth team and I thought you’d be interested in seeing some of the comments from people who you have helped through your generosity:

Thanks, Gary, for all that you do for us. I have learned and continue to learn so much from you. I love my faith, my church and our Father more and more every day.

Your Lenten Retreat was responsible for the most significant Lent I ever experienced. I am 59. I learned that Lent was more than sacrifices or extra prayers. Lent actually involved changing one’s life to be more in unison with Jesus’ life. By participating in your Consecration to Jesus through Mary retreat, I learned about the special gift that Jesus gave to me – his Mother, and how important it is to have a special relationship with Mary.

Thank you, Gary, for doing God’s will in your life; many souls will be thanking you not only now but for Eternity, for helping them get closer to the Lord or even comeback to Him!

Thank you so much for your ministry. I can’t tell you how much it means to me. I am in RCIA now and I learn so much from you and your teaching.

I just wanted to thank you for helping me to remember to pray always.

I started listening to Following the truth during the Lenten retreat. It was wonderful!!!! I have to say it was my best Lent ever!!!! I’ve continued listening to the show because it helps me and reminds me what I have to do to get to heaven. There have been many challenges and struggles over the past year and I’m starting to feel better and more peaceful.

I want to let you know this has been a fruitful Lent, due in no small part to your efforts in bringing us the Following The Truth Lenten Radio Retreat. It has been a major part of my Lenten observance and has helped me to grow spiritually in unexpected ways.

As this year draws to a close and a new one begins, please accept my sincere thanks for your generosity. I am extremely grateful for your support. I will continue to remember you in my daily prayers, especially at Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Please let me know if I can ever be of service in any way. May you and your loved ones have a blessed and holy Christmas season and a Happy New Year!

Your brother in Christ,
Gary Zimak

An Hour With Father Donald Calloway


 

On Wednesday, August 28, Fr. Donald Calloway will be visiting the Following The Truth radio show for the entire hour! We’ll chat about his best selling book Under The Mantle (Marian Thoughts From A 21st Century Priest) and get his insight as to where Mary fits into our lives as Catholics. As we get set to begin our 33 day preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, tune in as we explore Marian devotion from someone who knows!

Listen to the show HERE.

I Need A Miracle

 

Over the course of my life, I have witnessed many miracles – Meeting and marrying my wife (despite numerous obstacles), the birth of my daughters (when the doctors predicted they would die), having two of my books published by a major Catholic publisher, appearing as a regular guest on numerous network Catholic radio shows (despite having no background in radio), hosting my own nightly radio show which reaches an international audience and being given the opportunity to work as a FULL time Catholic Evangelist. Miracles are nothing new to me and I have absolutely no doubt that the Lord can perform them in my life. I need another one…

As many of you know, since January of 2012 I have worked full time (after experiencing my first job layoff) as a Catholic Evangelist. I support my family through speaking engagements, book sales and donations. In addition, I have spent approximately $100,000 of my savings to finance my ministry. As much as I would like to continue to fund my work on my own, that is now impossible. Barring any additional unforeseen expenses (such as the broken dishwasher and the physical therapy for my recently diagnosed rotator cuff tendonitis), I have enough savings to last through mid-October. Unless something changes, Following The Truth will cease to exist at that time and I will seek a new way to provide for my family.

As dire as it sounds, I’m not panicking because there is an answer and that answer is YOU!

Since so many of you have been kind enough to tell me how much you appreciate my work, especially my nightly Following The Truth radio show, I am turning to you for help. The first thing I need is your prayers…LOTS of them! Secondly, if you believe in my work and would like to see it continue, I am asking 100 of you to partner with me and become monthly sponsors of Following The Truth for $10/month. If 100 of you would pledge $10/month (33 cents/day), I will be able to continue my nightly radio show and my full time mission of sharing the “Good News” of our Catholic Faith for the foreseeable future. All you need to do is use the PayPal “Subscribe” button on the bottom of this post. If you can donate more than $10/month, I would GREATLY appreciate it, but don’t feel pressured. If 100 of you could donate $10, you could “painlessly” allow that miracle to take place and join with me to spread the gospel. Also, please be aware that you can cancel your monthly subscription at ANY time, even after one month. Although I greatly need monthly sponsors, if you’d rather make a one time contribution, that would also help. You can find the “Donate” button at the bottom of this post as well. Incidentally, you can contribute via PayPal even if you do not live in the United States. I have several monthly sponsors who live in the UK and PayPal automatically handles the currency conversion.

Since I’m asking for your financial support, I owe it to you to be as transparent as possible. I’ve already mentioned that I have spent nearly $100,000 of my own money to support my ministry (and I have no regrets), but you may wonder what my annual income is. In 2012, between book sales, speaking engagements and donations I earned $20,000. This year, I estimate that my annual earnings will be approximately $25,000. Living an extremely modest lifestyle (no vacations, rarely eating out, no sporting events, concerts or other activities), our monthly expenses are approximately $6,000 (the bulk of which is health insurance, mortgage, utilities and food). Comparing my monthly expenses to my annual income, it’s rather easy to see why I’m in a financial bind.

Another question you may have is why your donations are not tax deductible. While the short answer is that I’ve never sought tax exempt status, there is more to the story. In addition to desiring to avoid all of the expenses and complexities of becoming a 501(C)(3) corporation, I want to be able to freely speak my mind when it comes to Catholic teaching. Having tax-exempt status can limit your freedom to boldly proclaim the teachings of the Church. Additionally, when people donate to my ministry I want them to do so because they believe in my work and not because they want a tax deduction. There is no doubt that those who contribute to Following The Truth believe in my work and are not looking for a financial benefit.

In addition to asking for your financial help, I am looking for new merchandising opportunities and stepping up my efforts to book new speaking engagements at parishes and conferences. This effort is already bearing fruit, but it can be a slow and labor intensive process. Unfortunately, my monthly creditors will not wait and the bills must get paid. Please keep me in mind if you are in need of a parish speaker. My talks on anxiety have been very well received and I also speak on numerous other topics as well.

Finally, although I consider myself to be in need of a miracle, I consider obtaining 100 monthly sponsors at $10/month to be a very achievable goal. Based on the number of my daily radio listeners alone, it is totally realistic. But it is not going to happen without YOUR help. Too often we think that someone else is going to contribute or we put it off and forget about it. When we think like that (and I’m guilty of it too sometimes), nobody donates and many ministries then cease to exist. Times are hard, my friends, and many ministries and charities are hurting. At the same time, I believe (and I’m sure you do as well) that the world is in great need of hearing the “Good News” of the Catholic Faith.

The future of my ministry is very much in your hands. I will continue to do what I can do, but your financial support is necessary for my work to continue. In September, we’ll begin the 3rd annual 33 Day Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on my nightly radio show. If I have the financial resources to continue through October, I plan on once again doing an Advent and Lenten radio retreat (both of which were very well received in prior years). Additionally, I have started to work on 2 additional books, one of which is a step by step guide to eliminating worry from your life. There is still a great deal of work to be done and I am anxious to do it! If you believe in my work, I ask you to partner with me and help it to continue. I cannot do it alone, I need you to be a part of the Following The Truth team! If you are unable to help financially, please keep me in your prayers. Thank you and be assured that you will be in my daily prayers. If you have any questions or need my help in any way, please feel free to email me.

God Bless You!

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