Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Two Seas: Why I Am a Lighthouse Catholic Media Account Manager

I'm participating in "Worth Revisiting Wednesday" over at Theology is a Verb and Reconciled to You by sharing this post on why I am a Lighthouse Catholic Media account manager:

I am an avid learner - a student through and through.  After experiencing a major conversion, I desired to learn everything I could about my Catholic faith.  I read constantly and the local Catholic bookstore was my favorite spot. Yet, everything I read just added more fuel to my desire to learn. My appetite was insatiable.

A few years ago my parish began a CD kiosk program, sponsored by Lighthouse Catholic Media. Suddenly there were these amazing CDs available right in the back of my church. For a mere $3.00 per CD, I could listen to powerful teachings on the Catholic faith by people like Dr. Scott Hahn and Father Robert Barron, all from the comfort of my own car.  What a dream this was for a stay-at -home Mom whose children still took long naps in the car!

Fast forward several years to the present. After enjoying Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs for many years, a little over a year ago I was given an opportunity to work for them as an Account Manager. In my role as an Account Manager, I am able to help parishes and Catholic organizations provide these CDs to others. 

What does all this have to do with Saints 365?  In order to be able to effectively "strive for the heights of holiness in the trenches of everyday life" we need to be equipped with the knowledge to do so.  In Hosea 4:6 the Lord speaks through the prophet and laments: "My people are ruined for lack of knowledge." We need to know our faith in order to live our faith. Lighthouse Catholic Media was one of the main tools I used to learn about my faith. 

But there is more to holiness than just amassing knowledge. It is equally important to share that knowledge with others. My jobs as an Account Manager for Lighthouse is just one of the ways that I am able to help others "strive for the heights of holiness."  Father George T Montague in his powerful book Holy Spirit, Make Your Home in Me: Biblical Meditations on Receiving the Gift of the Spirit describes the necessity of sharing what we have received using this soul-stirring analogy:

"In the Holy Land, there are two bodies of water. Both are fed by the fresh waters of the Jordan River. The larger sea is fifty miles long and thirteen hundred feet deep. But nothing can live in its waters, and this it is called the Dead Sea. The other sea is much smaller, no more than than fifteen miles long and seven miles wide. It is not half as deep. Yet it is today, just as it was in Jesus' time, the center of a major fishing industry...What is the difference between the two seas? Why is one of them living water and the other the Dead Sea? The difference is that the Sea of Galilee passes on the water it receives, while the Dead Sea does not."  
 
We are called to pass on the life that we have received to others in order to grow and remain fruitful.
 
As we look forward to the celebration of Christmas, I encourage you to pass on the gift of faith - Lighthouse Catholic Media CD's make great stocking stuffers, gifts for priests, CCD teachers, scout leaders, children, godchildren, grandchildren and more.  
 
Consider giving the gift of a subscription to the CD or MP3 of the month club - a perfect way to share what you have received in an ongoing way.  I know many people who have purchased subscriptions for elderly family and friends who aren't able to easily get out to parish events. For the cost of a Starbucks run, you can share the most precious gift of all - the gift of knowledge of the Lord and his Church.
 
Below are a few of my favorite titles:

 
Relativism Pursuing Holiness - Lessons from St. Francis de SalesThe Healing Power of ConfessionParenting for PurityShameless: Seeing Yourself as God Sees YouFeminine Genius


What impact can Lighthouse CDs have on people's lives?
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Please note that this post contains Lighthouse and Amazon affiliate links - which basically means that any purchase you make through the link will earn my domestic church a small commission - woo-hoo!!! We greatly appreciate the support!

6 comments:

  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE lighthouse media! They have been instrumental in my reversion. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Christina! Love their stuff too!!!!

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  2. Some of my best moments with God have come listening to Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs in my car!!!! Thank you for the reminder of the CD a month club - and its awesome value as a GIFT!! I will have to include a CD player, but for my very hard to buy for Aunt it is perfect!

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    1. That is so funny about the CD player Allison! They are also available as mp3 downloads, but that implies having an mp3 player :-)

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  3. I am a convert to Catholicism too Debbie! :) We have several of the Lighthouse CD's, and I love their desire to share the faith. As a former active military family, I am so touched that they offer a free 9 mo. subscription to the MP3 program for military and their families. My hubby will be the 1st to tell you how much being able to have Catholic resources means to someone out in the field.

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    1. It is so wonderful to hear how the CD's provide a encouragement to our military personnel! Glory to God!!! I think the best thing about working for them is being able to download them and listen for free! I have bought a tone of them in the past - LOL!

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