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Lost Souls

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. I find them to be so fascinating and most of the time heartbreaking. It's interesting to see where someone came from. What was their childhood like? What kind of upbringing did they have? What was their family dynamic? What were their hopes and dreams? How did they "make it" in the world? What was their "a-ha moment"? How and when did they become famous? What was the peak of their life and then when did it turn bad? When did things start going wrong? And ultimately...what ended up happening to them?

I say this because, it seems to me that we rarely see a documentary that ends on a high note. Most of the time, the subject ends up dying due to some horrible addiction or poor choices or despair.

I attribute this to people wanting fame and fortune so much, that they don't consider the down side of it all ahead of time. They are so focused on money, power and adulation, that they don't prepare their body, soul and spirit for massive temptations. Most of the people these documentaries are about started off so ambitious and driven and with such promise. But then, when their dreams come true and they are rich and famous...they can't handle it. They turn to excess. They dive into drugs, alcohol and sex in abundance. They turn to people who only praise them and don't give them good advice and true care. And when they inevitably crash and burn, those people scatter like rats.

There are so many talented people we have lost and so many people that could have brought so much to the world, only to be struck down too soon due to over indulgence and bad choices.

They all could have had a bright future! They could have continued to make a difference in the world with the gifts given to them by God, but somehow they turned away from goodness. They took their eye off their goals, hard work and dreams. They allowed Satan into their thoughts and lives. They allowed he and his lies and greed to enter into their veins. He was their downfall.

It's very sad and makes me very curious.

I wonder what their relationship with Christ was? I wonder if they had Him in their life at one point, but decided they didn't need Him or have time for HIm? I wonder if He was ever in their life? I wonder if they would have put more value on their spiritual life and well being, if they would still be here today?

I wonder.


About Me


I’m Lori Balderas, I created this podcast for those who are converting, reverting or simply want a FRESH perspective of the Catholic faith to help them to open their hearts and minds to become closer to the love and goodness of Christ.

I converted to Catholicism at the age of 49.  It was, by far, the best decision I’ve ever made! I don’t claim to be an expert or Theologian, but what I DO know is that my heart is bursting with love for the Lord and I want others to feel the same way!  

I feel impassioned and drawn to Evangelize people by sharing my experiences and transformation that have gotten me where I am today.

I will be sharing my personal conversion story and speaking with others about theirs.

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