If you were born into a situation filled with pain, anger, hatred and struggles, where would you find God?

In this interview by Fr. Mike, Natalie Smith tells of her very difficult childhood, living with biological parents, alcoholic and abusive. Her Polish grandmother was the only safe person she knew. Growing up this way, Natalie did not know that life was different for others. She would go outside and enjoy nature as the only relief from the desperate situation.

Quite unexpectedly, as a teenager she started drinking as well, and ended up marrying an abusive man similar to her own father.   Then something happened and Natalie changed her life. Don't miss this amazing story.You can find out more by going to

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With this program, Fr. Mike begins a new series on the life and teaching of Paul of  Tarsus, a man on fire with the love of Jesus. 

As a very special treat, there is an excerpt from Paul, A Musical on the Life of St. Paul, the play written by Fr. Mike and produced in 2009. This excerpt includes Paul (played by Gabriel Silva) singing Damascus (lyrics by Alicia Rowe, music by Sally Wolf).  It ends with the question: “Who are you, Paul of Damascus?”

Fr. Mike then goes on to explain who this man really is, beginning with his complicity in the death of Stephen, his conversion on the way to Damascus, and his missionary journeys.

What does all this have to do with us? Fr. Mike poses some questions to get us started on this journey with the man called Paul.

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."   Nathaniel Hawthorne