Thanks – and Upcoming Presentations

Thank you all so much for your generosity. I am told that the NETwork Against Malaria received about three times what it needed within a few days after posting Margaret McGlynn’s piece on it, so they will be able to supply a bumper crop of treated nets next month. God bless you all! I will see the McGlynn’s next week when I am in St. Louis (though I am told Margaret’s Dad, Michael, is a little cranky that I said he can sometimes be cranky – but pleased that money came in for the project…so I guess he is crankily pleased.) I reckon I will find out when I get there.

In the next week I will give presentations at:

Wedenesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. – Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery, 218 W. 6th St., Carroll, Iowa

Saturday, Sept 19 at 7 p.m. – Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, Kansas

Monday Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. – DoubleTree Inn, 2431 N Glenstone, Springfield, Missouri

Please check the “Upcoming Events” link at the top bar for regular updates.

About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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30 Responses to Thanks – and Upcoming Presentations

  1. When is Charlie coming to Canada?


  2. Simone Killian says:

    carroll, Iowa. just a little too far.


  3. SteveBC says:

    That’s wonderful news about the nets, Charlie. 🙂


  4. waitingNwondering says:

    Hey Charlie, if you need something to read while you’re on the road, perhaps you might want to peruse this piece about the alternately blessed and discomforted lives led by those who are prophets:
    Of course, I’m wondering if the article reminds you of anyone you know. 🙂


  5. Pam Nicholson says:

    Wonderful to be able to follow you in your travels to spread the Gospel. Will continue to pray for all your talks and coming writings. You do write so well, I just appreciate very much what I call editorials. They are so very good. Blessings. pam, from NJ.

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  6. Bob says:

    Hello Charlie
    Thank you for coming to Minnesota, sorry about the small turn out.
    Thank you for answering my many questions.
    I had more questions to ask but the meeting appeared to close when you stated to shake peoples hands as they left during the photos.
    So I will ask some of the questions now.

    Many of the people who claim to have had visions from God or Angles are reporting that a
    ocean wave (huge wave) will destroy the east coast of the United Sates, in the near future;
    what do you have to say about this wave?

    As for my question about the United States dollar becoming use full only as toilet paper.
    To add to your comment.
    At the end of the German hyper inflation after World War I, the paper currency was replace by a new currency.
    After World War II the Allies created a new paper currency to replace the WWII German paper currency the old paper money was replaced.
    Do not know if the middle class were able to exchange their old paper money for the new paper money and maintain the purchasing power. Some very rich families were able to keep there wealth and not be reduced to poverty.
    I wonder what is going to happen to all the people who have saved for their retirement only to have the currency replaced with new currency and the result is a future of poverty.

    MAYBE Charlie you could ask some intellectuals you have met; what happens when the paper money becomes worthless, and the fall out resuls on the people in the society.


    • charliej373 says:

      Bob, yes I have heard of the supposed giant wave. I don’t expect an actual tidal wave…I don’t know, but I know it is important to God that we know that we did this to ourselves and not be able to lay primary blame on things beyond our control. I do think there will be a tidal wave of repentance that sweeps over the West Coast.

      As for collapse, everything is up for grabs. There is no hedge you can count on to make it right after. No one is blameless when a society reaches that event, so all have to deal with the consequences.


      • Pam Nicholson says:

        Hi! Did you hear that there was a huge 8.3 quake off the Chilean coast? Something is brewing, something very big. But, as you say, we have done this to ourselves. The innocent and the guilty are all going to be affected. Peace and blessings. pam, from NJ.


  7. Christiaria says:

    So many are telling me that they are anxious and not sure how to prepare. This reflection from “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young really resonated with me today:

    September 17

    You will not find My Peace by engaging in excessive planning: attempting to control what will happen to you in the future. That is a commonly practiced form of unbelief. When your mind spins with multiple plans, Peace may sometimes seem to be within your grasp; yet it always eludes you. Just when you think you have prepared for all possibilities, something unexpected pops up and throws things into confusion.

    I did not design the human mind to figure out the future. That is beyond your capability. I crafted your mind for continual communication with Me. Bring Me all your needs, your hopes and fears. Commit everything into My care. Turn from the path of planning to the path of Peace.

    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
    —1 Peter 5: 6–7

    In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
    —Proverbs 16:9

    Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
    —Psalm 37:5

    (From “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young)

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  8. Christiaria says:

    Charlie, I updated my “Life Lessons from Whitewater Rafting” to include most of my big “take-aways” from your blog. Hope you enjoy it.

    7 Life Lessons from Whitewater Rafting
    (or How to Not Panic When You Think You’re Going to Die)

    by Kitty Cleveland

    I was recently doing some whitewater rafting down the frigid Snake River in Jackson Hole, WY, and I commented to the group how rafting was a great metaphor for surviving life’s challenges–especially during times of crisis.

    I’m used to steering in the back of most canoes–and on calm waters, at that. But this time I ended up being assigned the front of a little two-person duckie with a wisp of woman steering in back. Seriously, I easily had about six inches and 60 pounds on her. I hollered out to our fearless leader on the big, safe raft next to us, “Shouldn’t I be in the back of this thing?” She assured me that my strength would be needed to power through the danger up ahead. That’s when I started praying. Lesson 1: ALWAYS ACKNOWLEDGE GOD FIRST.

    We were told to head for the biggest waves, where the current was the fastest. Unless you shouldn’t–because there were boulders, or it was too close to the outside curve, or there was some other hidden danger you couldn’t see until you were right on top of it. Lesson 2: JUST DO THE NEXT RIGHT THING.

    Having a history of whitewater trauma, everything in me wanted to steer from the front of the raft to make sure we hit the waves head-on and avoided the big boulders. Every time I did this, we knocked paddles and cancelled out the progress we had made. Lesson 3: MAN YOUR OWN STATION, AND ONLY YOUR OWN STATION.

    Against all advice, we both panicked during the scariest part of the first big run, stopped paddling, and held our paddles high in the air over our heads. We and the raft were all underwater at one point and almost flipped, but somehow we managed to pull out of it. Lesson 4: DON’T PANIC. AND IF YOU DO PANIC, DON’T STOP PADDLING.

    Paddling next to us in a kayak was Dr. Mary Neal, author of the NY Times best-seller “To Heaven and Back.” In the book she writes about her near-death experience after getting her kayak stuck at the bottom of a waterfall in Chile. She was underwater for 30 minutes and was only set free once her legs broke backwards and released her. I thought, “If she can do this (get in a kayak again after dying in one), I can do this!” In fact, she’s the one who told us we had stopped paddling–we weren’t even aware of it. I learned a valuable lesson from her and drew a lot of strength and courage from her. Lesson 5: SURROUND YOURSELF WITH COURAGEOUS, FAITH-FILLED PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING.

    We had several more rapids to navigate and, at times, 50+ mph headwinds to push against at the same time. Eventually, I learned to trust the little woman in the raft behind me and just let go and have fun. Our 90-minute excursion took almost four hours because of the crazy winds, but my partner and I did it. Together. Each doing her part. Paddling like hell in the windy, rough, scary parts (Left! Right! Left!), and then laughing amid shouts of victory each time we got through it. Lesson 6: APPRECIATE AND LAUGH WITH THE PEOPLE IN YOUR BOAT–YOU’LL NEED EACH OTHER.

    My partner and I discovered reservoirs of beauty and strength in ourselves–and in each other–that we didn’t know were there. She was little, but she was fierce! And during the more relaxed times we soaked in the beauty of God’s creation all around us, including some bald eagles soaring overhead. It was magnificent. Lesson 7: GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU, AND HE HAS GREAT THINGS IN STORE FOR YOU. REMEMBER THIS, AND REMIND OTHERS WHEN THEY FORGET.

    Then the 50-mph winds started pushing again, and more whitewater could be seen ahead. Steady, steady…Left! Right! Left!

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    • vkmir3 says:

      Charlie: I am hearing talk in other forums and such of our need to always just take the next step. Tonight, I received this video from Ascension Press of Fr. Mike Schmitz. He is talking about dealing with being overwhelmed and the need to just take the next right step!! The Lord is really trying to prepare us. Praise God for you and this NRS community. You are all in my prayers daily.


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      • charliej373 says:

        Glad to hear it and glory to God for it. It is at the heart of what I want to get across. If people reject everything else and become advocates of acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope, I will be profoundly grateful.

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      • singingjuls says:

        Fr. Mike Schmitz is amazing! I have been fortunate enough to hear him speak to our youth on several occasions. A beautiful, compassionate priest.

        Liked by 2 people

  9. D.O. says:

    You are a false prophet, Charlie!


    • charliej373 says:

      You stand before the Lord with your prophets who defame Pope Francis and I’ll stand before Him with my fidelity to His Church and we’ll see what happens.

      Liked by 11 people

      • Kim in Ohio says:

        You’re a good man Charlie. We are blessed to know you dear brother in Christ.

        Liked by 4 people

      • Beckita says:

        Maybe it’s just me and some will surely say it’s a stretch but on this site today I can mystically, joyfully smell the Lord’s fire burning at His Altar repaired by Elijah. Thank you for your witness, Charlie. You are an inspiration. P.S. Put your knife in the drawer please and forgive me if my attempt to draw a smile is crude humor that only falls flat.

        36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 37 Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.”

        38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

        39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!” (I Kings 18:36-39)


  10. singingjuls says:

    Charlie, thank you for coming to Minnesota and witnessing to us by sharing your messages of hope. You have a special way of sharing your knowledge with prudence and encouragement, without fear. You have reconfirmed for me God’s calling on my life to continue to work with the youth ministry in our church and the teens He has called me to lead in music. I pray that the many people you will continue to meet will be equally encouraged.

    As St John Paul and St Gabriel have always said…Be Not Afraid!

    May the Holy Family and your angel continue to guide you always.

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    • charliej373 says:

      God bless you. I tell you that the youth of today are ready and eager to hear credible evidence that life has meaning and God has a plan! Press on with fortitude.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Pam Nicholson says:

        I also have felt the same thing about youth looking for real reasons they are on this earth. Too many bad signals from parents or loved ones who may not exactly be helping their peers learn that they are greater than the sum of any earthly rewards of any kind. I pray they all will continue to pursue the truth and seek it with all their young hearts, as we know they will find it. God bless. pam, from NJ.

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  11. vicardwm says:

    Charlie, you really need to post Mark Mallett’s latest blog – the Scandal of Mercy. It is simply magnificent.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Beckita says:

    From Spirit Daily today a brief statement concerning the brave David Daleiden: I believe we need to beef up our prayers for David.

    Charlie, I make a special request of you to consider posting such a request in a prominent place based on the statement from one of the attorneys at the Thomas More Society who is defending David. I ask because it seems to me comments can easily be overlooked if someone doesn’t have time to browse through them all. David needs us. Thanks for considering this suggestion.

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  13. Beckita says:

    Oh how I love the Gospel Reading for the Opening Day of the Synod!!!. Surely heaven-sent. 😉 (This is the short form; there is also an optional long form)

    The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked,
    “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?”
    They were testing him.
    He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?”
    They replied,
    “Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
    and dismiss her.”
    But Jesus told them,
    “Because of the hardness of your hearts
    he wrote you this commandment.
    But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
    For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
    and be joined to his wife,
    and the two shall become one flesh.
    So they are no longer two but one flesh.
    Therefore what God has joined together,
    no human being must separate.”
    In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this.
    He said to them,
    “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
    commits adultery against her;
    and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
    she commits adultery.”

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    • Pam Nicholson says:

      Truly, with God there are no coincidences. All the things we are witnessing now have been prophesied by Christ Himself. We may just be that generation who will see Him coming out of the clouds when He returns. Praise Jesus! Thanks for flaming the fires of my heart for God. pam, from NJ.

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