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March - 2017:

Readers of this web:   Dr. Ronda has started a whole series described below with a link.  Look at it whether you are a practicing Catholic, a wavering Catholic, a lapsed Catholic, or not a Catholic at all! Click here to read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 





 


 

December - 2016:


Healing of Rejection with the Help of the Lord, A Survivor’s Guide by Dr. Ronda Chervin

Description:

“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. By the LORD has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes.” Psalm 118: 22-23.

Dr. Ronda Chervin’s Healing of Rejection with the Help of the Lord: A Survivor’s Guide was written to help others move out of the disordered bondings that so often accompany rejection. The reader will come to know six people indulging in seemingly harmless fantasies; suffering the anxieties that come when they want more from others than anyone can deliver; and then experiencing despair when relationships capsize. Only when Dr. Ronda’s heroes and heroines surrender to God will the temptations to disordered cycles will be overcome and real tender love, sustained by ongoing forgiveness, will be the victor.

Check it out, here.

 

 


 

 

June - 2016:


Weeping with Jesus - The Journey from Grief to Hope

In the past the word grief was used only to describe the sorrow of loss through death. Nowadays pain coming from other kinds of losses such as rejection and divorce are also seen to involve grieving. Even though Weeping with Jesus is not designed to help with such forms of grief, what you read could help you encounter the personal love of Jesus for you in any kind of heartbreak.

Check it out, here.

 

 



 

 

Treasury of Women Saints: The Stories of Over 200 Women, Including Mothers, Prophets, and Interior Women of the Spirit

You will be fascinated and inspired by these stories of over two hundred women saints. From mothers like Elizabeth of Hungary and prophetic saints like Hildegarde of Bingen to mystics like Julian of Norwich, this treasury chronicles Catholicism's most beloved women saints from the early Church to modern times. Ideal for use in daily devotions, each of the two hundred entries provides a biographical sketch of one or more saints, a life application for the reader, and a prayer or meditation for the day.

Check it out, here.

 

 

 


 

August - 2015:

My Publisher would like you to know:

I'm pleased to announce the recent publication by En Route Books & Media of a book entitled Spirituality for all Times Dr. Ronda Chervin, professor emerita of philosophy, and Kathleen Brouillette.

The book is now available on Amazon for $9.99 in Kindle format or $19.99 in paperback. You can order it here.

Amazon has described it as follows:

"Spirituality for All Times is offered in the hope that it will inspire those who seek a deeper union with God. The authors have chosen to offer short selections to enable the reader to wade in from the shallow end of the pool, so to speak, until they are comfortable enough to take their feet off the bottom and swim toward the deeper end - someday reading whole books by the same writers. A brief review of the table of contents will convey to the reader a specific concept underlying Catholic spirituality: one size doesn't fit all!"

 

 

October - 2015:


Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering: How our Heroes in the Faith found Hope amid Sorrow:

When Ronda Chervin's son, Charles, ended his own life, he did so believing that it is pointless to endure inevitable suffering.

In the wake of Charles's death, Dr. Chervin set out to discover some of the most basic - but all too often misunderstood - answers to why God allows us to suffer, and how we can bear it with perseverance and hope.

This title is available in paperback and digital formats from the Sophia Institute, here, and from Amazon, here. This book is a reprint of Dr. Chervin's earlier book, Kiss from the Cross.

 


 

August - 2015:

My Publisher would like you to know:

I'm pleased to announce the recent publication by En Route Books & Media of a book entitled Spirituality for all Times Dr. Ronda Chervin, professor emerita of philosophy, and Kathleen Brouillette.

The book is now available on Amazon for $9.99 in Kindle format or $19.99 in paperback. You can order it here.

Amazon has described it as follows:

"Spirituality for All Times is offered in the hope that it will inspire those who seek a deeper union with God. The authors have chosen to offer short selections to enable the reader to wade in from the shallow end of the pool, so to speak, until they are comfortable enough to take their feet off the bottom and swim toward the deeper end - someday reading whole books by the same writers. A brief review of the table of contents will convey to the reader a specific concept underlying Catholic spirituality: one size doesn't fit all!"

 

 


 

March - 2015:

God Alone! Solo Dios Basta - Thoughts received by Ronda Chervin.

These are ideas Ronda believes to have come from the Holy Spirit. They are not at all about futuristic prophecies, but just thoughts so deep that she is sure they couldn't have come from her little bird-brain. This booklet is not published, just printed.  If you are interested you can send a check for $10 to cover costs to Dr. Ronda Chervin, 33 Prospect Hill Road, Cromwell, CT. 06416.  For more information e-mail Dr. Ronda at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can read it on free e-books to check it out and get the booklet, for example, to give to friends.

 


 

December - 2014:

February - 2015:

Catholic Realism: A Framework for Refuting Atheism and for the Evangelization of Atheists is a new book by me, Dr. Ronda, and Dr.Sebastian Mahfood published by En Route Books.

I wrote chapters coming out of my atheist background such as Types of Atheism and Stories of Converts from Atheism, and about Catholic Ethics and how there can be a God of Love with all the Suffering in the world.  Dr. Sebastian who is familiar with the New Atheism wrote chapters about Science and Theism.   
Check it out here.

 

 


 

December - 2014:

TOWARD A 21st CENTURY CATHOLIC WORLD-VIEW edited by Ronda Chervin, Ph.D. This book of chapters by professors and M.A. students of philosophy and theology is an attempt to present an over-arching view of Catholic thinking to overcome the fierce polarities in the Church of the second half of the 20th century.  Check out the description and ordering info on goodbooksmedia.com, here.  You can also read sample chapters on the same web-site by clicking here, to open the sample in a new window/tab.

 

 

 


 

October - 2014:

One of Dr. Ronda's best books, Voyage to Insight co-authored with Lois Janis, is now back in print.  It is an interactive book where the reader forms his or her own philosophy of life in response to quotations from great thinkers through the ages.  The publisher is En Route Books and Media and you can find ordering information here.

 

 

 


 

 

February - 2012:

"Want to see Dr. Ronda live? Watch her on EWTN LIVE being interviewed by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22nd 8 PM EST or 5 PM Pacific Time and times between for other zones. She will be introducing her latest spiritual venture: The Way of Love: Step by Step: A 100 Day Spiritual Marathon to the EWTN viewers.

Want to read a Larger Spiritual Gem that is humorous as well as deep – scroll to Christopher Smart’s famous poem about his cat.

And check out something I bet you’ve never heard of – a new group called Catholics for Israel under Larger Spiritual Gems.

We also have another Biblical Counselor on Board – check it out on Biblical Counsel

A new writer for Running to God – check out under Amazing Stories the witness of Juan Stegmann – an Argentine who is now a teacher of business in Florida and who has a terrific story of finding God’s love.

Under Talks check out some great new ones Bob Olson gave recently.

A new venture by Dr. Ronda – see Free Spiritual Books on this web. It is called The Way of Love: Step by Step – a 100 Day Spiritual Marathon.

Note on the Immortality of the Soul – maybe because of grief, or just because you want to know, you might want to hear the best proofs of the immortality of the soul. You can find them here on this site by clicking on Talks and going to Dr. Ronda’s talk on Grieving.

 


 

 

January - 2012:

Take a look at the story of a Jewish woman who became a Catholic nun in her late fifties under Amazing Stories.

Is your life in knots? Try a favorite form of prayers called Our Lady Undoer of Knots.

Also new this month, inspiring audio put up by Bob Olson from Open Door.

Mark your calendars to Wednesday Feb. 22, 8 PM EST. If you visit EWTN you will out how to watch this great TV station on line.  Click at 8 PM on Live Shows, EWTN live. Dr. Ronda will be interviewed by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. on EWTN Live about The Way of Love: Step by Step – the 100 Day Marathon. This is the blog that you can find on www.ccwatershed.org under Ronda’s Blog if you scroll down to start at November 18, 2011.

Under Larger Gems are two article by Dr. Ronda. One is on the nature of the self. The other is about overcoming denial.

 

 


 

December - 2011:

Check out Pope Benedict’s Christmas Sermon for some unusual explanations under Amazing Stories.

Check out a great one of the best motivational sermons by Fr. Mosey under Larger Gems.

Open Door continues the series of radio blog conversations of Bob Olson and Ronda Chervin and guests, sometimes, about The Way of Love: Step by Step.

Check out the words to Dr. Ronda’s favorite Christmas Carol – you can find the lovely melody on the web under the title “There comes a ship a-sailing.”

If you happen to read this during the Christmas Season, particularly helpful will be Marti Armstrong’s Biblical Counsel on Christmas loneliness – go to Biblical Counsel.

There is a new free e-book this time. Go to Audios to find Kathleen Brouillette’s rendition of Dr. Ronda’s much loved book,  Prayers of the Women Mystics.

You can also listen on audio by Ronda to her booklet Freed to Love: Healing for Catholic Women, used with good results in many workshops all over the world. (This book can be obtained on www.rondachervin.com under books for purchase).

 


 

 

November - 2011:

Be sure to check out on our Amazing Stories section about a man who hated his wife and kids but had a remarkable conversion.

You will find a new series on Open Door called The Way of Love: Step by Step. This is a spiritual marathon devised by Dr. Ronda where we do 100 days of trying to become more loving.

Listen to intro on Open Door or read it on Dr. Ronda’s Blog at www.ccwatershed.org, starting November 18, 2011.

Bob Olson gave a wonderful talk that is transcribed in written form under Talks.

And there is more of Djinna’s story of dealing with unemployment under Larger Spiritual Gems.

A huge new entry by Ronda is a set of her blogs for the year 2011. These were originally on Corpus Christi Watershed, a marvelous website. They specialize in beautiful contemporary sacred classical music with lots of small samples.  If you haven’t clicked on them before this is a good time - click their site link above or find a link on the Useful Links page. The blogs of Ronda cover many topics in short form that you have not seen on Spirituality Running to God.

You can find Ronda's 2011 blogs in this new section of Spirituality - Running to God, or via the new main menu entry on the left.

Also Marti Armstrong has a Biblical Counsel about a problem you may have yourself or have seen in friends who need good advice.

 


 

October - 2011:

Check out more of how Djinna is meeting Jesus in her unemployment crisis under Larger Spiritual Gems.

Also in Larger Spiritual Gems is another article by Michael Meaney, Ph.D. This one is about the deepest reasons for going to Church for Adoration prayer.

You gotta go to Amazing Stories and read or listen to this short book about this middle-aged French nun who walked from Paris to Jerusalem on a pilgrimage. Look for The Way of the Pilgrimess.

Also, if you happen to be a widow you might want to check out Larger Spiritual Gems for some of Dr. Ronda’s prayers for widows.

 


 

September - 2011:

FROM NOW ON WE HAVE CUT SPIRITUAL GEMS IN TWO PARTS:  SPIRITUAL GEMS for the shorter ones and LARGER SPIRITUAL GEMS for the longer ones.  Both of these start with the older inserts and end with the last ones, so if you have been following these sequentially since they started you might want to go to the end and scroll up each 2 weeks.

I, Dr. Ronda, read a dynamite book recently by a friend of mine. It is called To Kindle a Fire: a 21st Century Approach to the Seven Deadly Sins. The author is Dr. Ross Porter, a licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in the Los Angeles area. He has a Ph.D. in psychology and a Master of Divinity in Theology.  Look at some excerpts from him in Larger Spiritual Gems and consider buying the book and/or checking out his web-site under our Links

Wonder what our young people think about feminity? Check out the Larger Spiritual Gem by Jared Silvey.

Since many of you may be unemployed or under-employed keep following Djinna’s series under Larger Spiritual Gems. THIS MONTH’S SET OF INSERTS INCLUDES A SENSATIONAL ITEM: Dr. Ronda’s husband, Martin Chervin, before his death, wrote a book called 'Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert,' about all that Satan and Jesus might have talked about that isn’t in the New Testament. The real theme of the book was how the reality and person of Jesus is the refutation of all the objections of contemporary man against God. It was published by CMJ Marian Publishers but is now is available here.

More on unemployment – forgiveness by Djinna Gochis  - see Larger Spiritual Gems.

This time lots of new wonderful things on Spiritual Gems.

Also check out Amazing Stories about a poor Vietnamese man who adopted 50 babies!

 


August - 2011:

We want to draw your attention particularly to new audios under Talks – Bob Olson did a terrific talk on Speaking in Tongues that can be found under mid-August inserts and Ronda Chervin did talks on Grieving and on When the Church says No that are in these entries for end of August.

Also check on Djinna’s second entry in the series about Hope After Unemployment – see Larger Spiritual Gems.

The inserts for August 15 are on topics we haven’t touched much on so far. Be sure to read in Amazing Stories about Tom Prendergast who was disabled most of his adult life and how he found Jesus in this heavy cross.

There is a wonderful piece in Larger Gems written by Djinna Gochis  about running to God when you are unemployed.

Also you can read the second in the new series by Michael Meaney, Ph.D. under larger gems.


 

July - 2011:

I am thrilled to have more spiritual art on this web. If you didn’t see it has time, check out the spiritual drawings of Dae – it is the last item on the main menu to the left.

As Dr. Ronda travels around the country giving talks this summer she is even more aware that we cannot detach spirituality from ethics. If that is vague to you, try reading her Living in Love: About Christian Ethics which is on June’s  free spiritual books here.

This month we are starting a new series of articles by Dr. Michael Meaney, a philosophy professor from Corpus Christi, Texas.  You will find them under Larger Spiritual Gems. The first article is “Called to Love.”

Many of us don’t know what to say to those grieving the loss of loved ones, or how to find consolation in our own hearts.  Dr. Ronda gets many e-mails from readers of her free e-book Weeping with Jesus. See the link on this web-site under Free Spiritual Books.


 

June - 2011:

The entries for the end of June include a big new spiritual adventure Dr. Ronda is conducting. It is a way we can get out of denial of our negative patterns that drive others crazy. Find A New Way under Larger Spiritual Gems.   

In case you missed it, under Talks scroll all the way down to Bob Olson’s terrific Pentecost 2011 audio of his talk in Connecticut.

BE SURE TO NOTE OUR NEW WAY OF HAVING YOU CONTACT US. CLICK ON THE CONTACT US LINK

Be sure to check out free e-book by Ronda called The Battle for the 20th Century Mind, contrasting trends that were opposed such as Hitler vs. Gandhi and Chopra vs. Merton. You will find it on free spiritual books later on these pages.

Also new this month are talks of Bob Olson:  I Am With You And Don't You Forget It. Also, The Pentecost talk is Come Holy Spirit, Come Now, Come As You Will.

 


 

May - 2011:

There are many beautiful things to be found in this month’s entries. We especially draw your attention to the parts of a book Dr. Ronda co-authored years ago called Mary: Teach us How to Live found in the section of this web called free spiritual books.

 

Of special interest to you might be a novella written by Esther Le Beau-Kerr about a utopian Catholic community. Look for it under Amazing Stories.

 


 

 

April - 2011:

IT’S NOW A FEW MONTHS WE’VE BEEN PUTTING UP DIFFERENT ITEMS ON THIS SITE. WE ARE WONDERING WHAT YOU LIKE MOST OF THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF ENTRIES. OR, DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENTRY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE?  WRITE US ON CONTACT US.

There are many inspiring and helpful items in all the categories put up now, at the end of April. Scroll down for the latest!

This month you will find an article by Ronda about saving money by making “garbage soup,” and a motivational audio by Bob on forgiveness. Starting now is a series of audios based on what the Holy Spirit allegedly told a Christian who chooses to remain anonymous.  Click on the other interesting features. There are many beautiful things to be found in this month’s entries. We especially draw your attention to the parts of a book Dr. Ronda co-authored years ago called Mary: Teach us How to Live found in the section of this web called free spiritual books.



March - 2011:

This month we have some longer spiritual gems because we didn’t want to limit ourselves to short ones. We also have quite a few new audios from Bob Olson and from Ronda. The most spectacular is under Amazing Stories about a Jewish man who became an atheist but then… I won’t give away the ending. Check out the Story of Charles Rich.

Also, new under Biblical Counsel, Marti Armstrong answers a letter from a husband, fearing infidelity and loss.

We are surprised not to have more of you contacting us. Give it a try here.



February - 2011:

Dear readers, you will find new items put up on March 12, 2011 such as new spiritual gems, and a set of audios and writings by Dr. Ronda called Spirituality of the Emotions.

You will find an interactive book for seekers called Voyage to Insight by Dr. Ronda and Dr. Lois Janis.

Under Biblical Counsel Marti Armstrong tackles a question a father writes about being angry with God because of his son’s cancer diagnosis.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 March 2017 19:55