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Thankful Joy Campaign

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In the US, we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday November 22 this year (2018). But no matter where we live, we have much to thank God for, and in these dark times of unChristian and anti-Catholic attacks against faith and morals, praising God has become more important than ever. Praising God and rejoicing in his goodness puts an attractive joy in our hearts that lifts us up while also drawing others to faith.

So, let’s make a big success of our Thankful Joy Campaign!

Tell your story in the comments below.
Why are you grateful to Jesus for introducing you to Good News Ministries?

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29 thoughts on “Thankful Joy


  1. Teresa Leong

    I, like many others, thank God for enabling GNM to be set up and ensuring its continuity in their work in enlightening and inspiring us all in our journey to His Kingdom. We thank your team in spending endless hours in preparing the daily reflections, saints’ quotes and the vast source of materials accessible to us with just a click of a finger. May God continue to bless and guide you and your team in all your undertakings in the year ahead and all the years to come.

    Thank you Terry and your team

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  2. Mary Beth

    I am so thankful for this beautiful daily reflection as it to was shared to me from my lifelong catholic school friend. What a beautiful gift as our Good Lord knew I would realy need it. I have been reading this for many years and still look forward to the Inspirational message. I too have shared with many who have faced challenges and did not know where to look for answers. I have one of the messages about death that I print out and send with sympathy cards. Thank you Terry and Ralph as you have touched so many and the ones your messages have touched others.

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  3. Mariastella

    I thank God for each day Blessing i receive .Also i give Glory and thanks to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and the Saints trying to follow their example.Please keep up your good work.God Bless you all.

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  4. Annunciencia

    Terry & Ralph , much appreciate & with great thanks ,
    Our Parish Priest then had made it possible , insights from a small group then to connect us and value the goodness you bring for our small community –
    Thank You .
    With Blessings & All Best ,
    God Bless !

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  5. Manju Pereira

    I thank and praise God for the inspiring quote I receive daily from Daily Blessing. All too often the quote of the saint has encouraged me, convicted me or inspired me in no small measure and I have been able to pass it on to my family members too when they have needed it.A very big Thank you to GNM for the excellent spadework done in going into the lives & quotes of saints one has not heard of and sharing their rich spiritual message.

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  6. Bobby's pen

    From one writer to another, I love your style! What I mean by that, too often Catholic pencil pushers use their hierarchy of intelligence, throwing out four syllable words, forcing the reader to open a dictionary, promoting self and not Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Other astute writers will quote from everything they have read and springboard into a verse or two from the Bible. What I like about GNM, you present the truth in a simple and non-compromising format that anyone can understand. Jesus taught on the level of the people who were listening. I like the acronym KISS which stands for Keep it Spiritually Sound. Thank you for this ministry that motivates, inspires, enabling the disciples of Christ to continually grow and transform their lives in holiness. Bottom line, we will reach out to others. Evangelism doesn’t begin with the “E”, it begins with “U” and me.

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  7. Miriam Batucan

    Life presents us with so many challenges. Reading the scriptures and reflections in Good News Ministries has given me insights and guidance on how to deal with them.
    I thank God for using Terry Mordica and her team at Good News Ministries for helping us see the power of God in our life.
    More power to you Terry and your family for continuously looking for ways to grab our attention on things that matter most in our lifetime here on earth and looking forward to the great reward in heaven.

    God bless you even more.
    Miram

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  8. Ann Abel

    Thank you so much GNM team, I always wanted to hear The Lord speak to me and now each time I receive Steps with God and other post from you, He always has a message for me. I try not to let a day go by without Praising and giving Thanks to God. And from this day I pray that I will give Him thanks for each one of you at the GNM team, I am ever so grateful for all your messages and hard work Bless you all

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  9. Louise

    I am grateful I was introduced to GNM when I attended a conference this summer! The daily reflections always challenge me and I love all the information and opportunities to grow my faith! I share the reflections with family and friends on a regular basis! Praise God for this ministry!!

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  10. Tet Dauigoy

    I thank the Lord for GNM. It’s reflections and other spiritual readings make me feel the company of Jesus ALWAYS. I feel I am not alone in my daily struggles to become worthy of Him, for Jesus speaks to me through GNM. It provides my daily dose of spiritual guidance in my thoughts, words and deeds. Thank you GNM. Thank you God for GNM and may God bless you and keep you stronger everyday.

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  11. Lydia

    I am so thankful to wake up each morning to my Good News Reflction. It helps me start my day in a beautiful way. It always speaks to me personally. I am thankful Jesus brought these reflections into my life. They have picked me up when I was down, gave me the strength when I I needed it most, put joy into my heart and increased my faith.

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  12. Deacon Jerry

    GNM. I can not count the numbrer of times I have answers to something I needed help with and found that answer from a reflection from GNM. God always gives us the answers we need snd I find them many time on this web site.
    God’s peace and blesingsbto all!

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  13. Twila Puritty

    I found good news ministries when I was looking for reflections on the daily readings. I receive reflections from three different sources. I save the good news ministries reflections for last because they are typically more meaningful to me. Through the reflections I was introduced to the various videos on the website. I don’t have words to describe how meaningful the Holy Spirit videos have been to me. The practical lessons on the Holy Spirit and how to listen to the Holy Spirit are treasures. For several years I have been drawn closer to the Holy Spirit. I believe the Holy Spirit led me to Good News Ministries.

    I’m grateful for this meaningful resource. I’m blessed by the Work of this ministry. I pray others will find and grow from the work of GNM.

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  14. Mari Lopez

    GNM. I am thankful for you everyday. I know that when I wake up your message will be there and it is what i meditate on while drinking my morning coffee. You help understand my faith and understand the scripture readings. Thank you very much and may our Lord give you, Ralph and your team health to continue with your ministry.

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  15. Anna

    GNM was a gift of love introduced to me by my sister Judith thru the works of the Holy Spirit. She sent me the link two years ago when I was going through some difficult times. Judith passed away two months ago. She gave me a lifeline in the form of the GNM and Daily Reflections. Thank you Terry and everyone at GNM!

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  16. Nicolette Rebello

    GNM is an integral part of my daily input into my spiritual journey. The insights shared by Terry & her team are always spot on to what is going on in my life & I consider that an anointing from the Holy Spirit. The reflections on the daily readings are so practical & thought provoking & they support me in my journey of holiness. I am very thankful to Terry & the GNM team for all the effort they put into their service to be a blessing to us readers. May God continue the good work through them & bless them a hundred fold. God bless…..

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  17. Osith D'Souza

    I thank the Lord for Terry, Ralph and GNM!
    Amazing works of the Holy Spirit!
    I was introduced to the Daily Reflections many many years back by my friends in Christ at my workplace. Daily Reflections is part of my growing up in Christ Jesus.

    Thank you Jesus!

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  18. Tony Oquias

    I can’t thank gnm.org enough for the daily reflections it has been providing. As a laity-led Catholic website, gnm.org is one of the organizations that made me realize that the laity can, and should, share daily in the priesthood of Christ by humble service and giving of oneself — wherever they are and whatever their stations in life. So to Terry and the staff and the volunteers worldwide, THANK YOU for the sacrifices and selfless work you’re all doing for the Body of Christ.

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  19. Lyra Manalo

    There are times when I just needed some answers to my numerous questions.. GNM is always spot on. I am truly grateful for the wisdom and tireless effort that the GNM staff have been giving all these years. I can no longer remember when I first subscribed to get the reflection, but I get reminded daily that there are people in other parts of the world who are unselfishly and anonymously working for the proclamation of the Kingdom of God and there are those, like me, benefitting from this free gift.

    Thank you Terry and Team for the wonderful gift of yourselves!

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  20. Paul Yaqona

    I was introduced to GNM through a work colleague and have never looked back. It is such a breath of fresh air to receive and be inspired by the daily reflections. The first thing I do when I get to the office is read the daily reflection and it honestly inspires me to live and practice the message and teachings of the reflection. I know I’m not perfect spiritually but the daily reflections certainly help me with my spiritual growth and development. Thank you ever so much Terry Modica and GNM team. May God continue to bless you abundantly for doing the world a huge favour.

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  21. Kay Sommer

    Would like to share my joy and thanksgiving for GNM in my life. Besides the daily uplifting In prayer, the thoughts from the Saints each day, the sharing that is offered, I am grateful for finding another person (Terry) who shares many of my thoughts and ideas about visions and dreams. Am also thankful for Terry’s book so far; it has changed my spirituality and faith as a blessing in how I always viewed God the father. I’m not totally where I feel God wants me yet, but through reading and understanding why I have always held the Father “at a distance”, I am beginning to “integrate” God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit more than ever in my life. Finally, but not the least, I am thankful for prayers I have requested and received from GNM prayer warriors. All wonderful blessings of this ministry🙏

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  22. Sandra Morris

    I am grateful to God for everything and everyone who helps me strengthen my faith in Him. Thank you for all you do to strengthen everyone’s faith with your ministry. God bless you all.

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  23. Therese (Little Flower)

    GNM is enabling our active and alive God to come in such implicit and explicit ways, touching and moving my heart and mind, leading me to what I should be thinking, doing and saying that I hope pleases God.

    Continuous sharings and updates on GNM’s ongoing events reminds me that I am not alone in this pilgrimage of joys and struggles. The strong sense of belonging to this community of faith is continuously stirring me in many various ways and forms, leading me, step by step, moving in the right direction, aligning to the divine will and plans for me, especially when in times of feeling lost, spiritual dryness.

    May GNM continues to be led by Holy Spirit with the wisdom and fortitude, bringing hearts and minds to SAY the LOUDEST FIRMEST STRONGEST ALMIGHTY POWERFUL YES to FAITH HOPE and LOVE!

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  24. Jeannie

    I am so thankful for Good News Ministries. My morning routine begins with the daily readings and reflections. I am so thankful for Terry & Ralph’s excitement in looking for new and better ways to reach more people with the Good News of Jesus Christ’s birth, death and resurrection, desiring that they receive His salvation and eternal life, the greatest gift!

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  25. MERLE PEREIRA

    I am glad that Jesus introduced me to Good News Ministries because the Reflections, the inspiring faith building resources, WordBytes, Vocation of Marriage inspirations enlighten me, strengthens, comforts and clarifies to me if I am in the right path.

    There was an instance when I was in doubt and confused as to whether I was taking the right steps. Ms. Modica’s sharing with me on this issue, spoke to me and I was very relieved and encouraged that I was on the right path. This brought about some change.

    We need a clear, safe and anointed voice to bring light and Peace of Christ to our confused world and that is what GNM Ministries does.

    God Bless GNM Ministries

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  26. Eric Fernandez

    The daily reflections are part of my life since it’s nurtures me in faith and knowledge. In most cases when I read the daily reflection the Holy Spirit has something to say to me for that day (ex. when I’m worn out for the week, I’ll come across the strength to keep moving forward from the reflection. There are times when fear takes a hold of me and the reflections breaks it in a timely manner). Daily reflection is a gift from God through Ralph and Terry Modica (and team) hence on this upcoming Thanksgiving day I thank the Lord for providing such stewards and laborers for his harvest. God Bless. Amen

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  27. May Camilleri

    For some time I thought that my story is unique. I later found out how simple and uncomplicated everything about God is if…..we know, very important, if we know to ask for His help.
    Yet, it has been a long journey. A successful journey thanks be to God for using Terry Modica just at the perfect moment!
    I was near death. My daughter’s friend’s mother introduced me to books that I thought were based on Catholic teachings. A Catholic all of my life I had become very misguided and out of friendship with ABBA. I wanted these books to draw me closer to Him. However they became very confusing. I approached my pastor. He did not have much h time for me. I was ready to give up. My parish informed us of a visitor at our parish, Terry, all the way from Florida to Toronto, who would give a talk. Debilitated with pain and anxiety I attended, in the front row, with ‘The Books’ at the ready. I wanted anyone to explain to me why following God was so confusing. When Terry finished her talk I was the first one in her face ready to challenge. In a quiet voice, after looking at the books, she told me to throw them out. They were New Age Religion.
    Terry went back to Florida. I had some help but very little support on my journey. I looked up Good News Ministry and received support and guidance in my relationship with God through email with Terry. Many years later I have a confidant and guide. I thank God for Terry and G.N.M.
    My priority is to donate to G.N.M. what I can with great hope that others will be saved like me.
    My 9 year old granddaughter told me she had a project to work on and needed my help. She warned me that it’s a difficult one. “How to put Christ back in Christmas.”
    Years ago I would not have had a clue how to answer her. Today I was so filled with joy when the answer came rolling off my tongue with happiness and praise and Thanksgiving to Jesus.
    Simple, I said to Sarah. Pray to him to teach you to love EVERYONE, to help those less fortunate, to always forgive others no matter what. Then you will be experiencing Christ in your life and every day will be Christmas day!

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  28. Clara Manecke

    I am so thankful for the gift of your Reflections each and every day. My day is not complete until I take time to read and pray the Gospel and Reflections. I also am so thankful that God has given me Macular Degeneration that makes me realize how important my eyes are. I am also very thankful for our high school youth at St. Mary’s Parish. Their service project is to help the elderly in out parish family which has been a real blessing for them and for us.

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