News July 4, 2024

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News from Good News Ministries:

  • The Heart of Father God: A Guide to Inner Healing
  • New video posted: Unlocking the Spiritual Wisdom of Ecclesia de Eucharistia
  • This week’s recommended prayer: The Daily Prayer and Reflection
  • Plus great links to other great content!

The Heart of Father God: A Guide to Inner Healing

Bear Wozniak

New workbook published!

The Father’s Heart:
Meet the Real Abba Father

10 Spiritual Exercises to Heal from the Wounds of the Heart  

I’m excited to announce that EWTN television and radio host Bear Woznick wrote the foreword to my new workbook:

“Meet the Real Abba Father”–in this time, now more than ever, we need to know who our heavenly Father really is; not just to know about Him but to know Him.

I have walked the streets of Jerusalem and heard the sweet sound of a little child calling out to their father in excitement: “Abba! Abba!” It is a word that communicates endearment and respect for the father.

Very few people make it through to adulthood without a “father wound,” to some degree or other, that is brought on by a distant or demanding or angry father or just a good man trying to be a good Dad but failing to live up to all that the child really needs.  It is a wound from that old serpent, Satan himself, who Jesus said was also a father–the “father of lies”–and we cannot imagine calling God “Dad.” We need to know and believe the truth about our heavenly Father. 

God has good intentions for us and is working to bring about our healing if we will only let Him.  “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.'” (Jeremiah 29:11, 13 NIV) We can push Him away and reject Him. But He is always moving towards us in love.  Seek Him and seek to know Him as He really is.

We may feel that God the Father is distant or judgmental, unapproachable, stern and even a bit scary. Just to say the first two words of the prayer that Jesus taught us–“Our Father”–seems to place a wall between us and God, even though His Word teaches us that “God is Love.” For myself, in the past and even now, when I find myself falling into that place of feeling like God is distant or uncaring or stern, I have learned to open my heart to Him by calling Him “Abba Father” or, to use our Hawaiian word for father, “Makua.” It reminds me of the love he has for me and how approachable He is to me as His child. 

Terry Modica shares with you, in her “Father’s Heart” series, springs of joy that will open and heal your heart as you meet and grow to know the “Real Abba Father.”

Designed to be a way I can serve you as your spiritual director for inner healing, this workbook gives you spiritual exercises and space to write. The topics are:

  1. Tears for Abba (God hears our cries)
  2. Healing Your Image of God’s Fatherhood
  3. The Name of Abba, Like No Other Name
  4. Words That Make a Difference
  5. The Safest Father in the World
  6. The Father Heals Us of Fear
  7. When Doubts Tell Us God Doesn’t Care
  8. Dealing with Disappointment
  9. The Discipline of Abba-Father
  10. Abba’s Hidden Love in Our Confusion

Published this week by En Route Books and Media, you can order it shipped to anywhere in the world. Visit

Good News Videos

New video posted!
Unlocking the Spiritual Wisdom of Ecclesia de Eucharistia

Dr. Bryan Thatcher, founder of the Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy, discusses with me my study guide on “Ecclesia de Eucharistia,” the encyclical on the Church of the Eucharist written by Pope John Paul II. He says, “This book is particularly timely during this period of Eucharistic renewal.”

This conversation contains new content that I’ve never shared in podcasts before. Don’t miss out on it! Visit

The Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy is an apostolate of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. The ministry is now active in over 45 countries. To hear more episodes of Bryan Thatcher’s podcast show, Mercy Unbound, visit

Prayer Room

Good News Prayer Room:

Have you seen it yet? We recently launched a video series called Daily Prayer and Reflection. (

I’ve put together powerful Catholic daily prayers and embedded in them the Good News Reflection of the day. Each video includes a prayer to the Holy Spirit, the Angelus, Prayer to the Virgin of Miracles, a place to insert your own prayer requests, a Consecration to Mary, Pope Saint Leo XIII’s prayer to Saint Joseph and his Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel, and a Prayer to Your Guardian Angel.

Subscribe to GNM’s YouTube channel @ (if you haven’t done so yet, set up your YouTube account so you can receive notifications). When you click the “subscribe” button, it will turn into “Subscribed” and will provide options for notifications. Choose “all” or “personalized.” The easiest way to receive each day’s prayer and reflection is to rely on the YouTube app on your mobile device.

Each day’s video will be published at 0:00 (12am) Florida time. God bless your special time alone with God!

Let me know what you think of it.

For other prayers, visit

Post your prayer requests @


Good News WordBytes:

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Thank you for reading this newsletter.

Terry ModicaYour servant in Christ,
Terry Modica, Executive Director
Good News Ministries

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