Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie

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"…And You Visited Me."

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus makes is clear that we are to be very attentive to the needs of those who are naked, sick, in prison, etc. This obviously involves us coming out of ourselves and leaving our comfort zones. Are you presently a part of a ministry to those in the hospital, in prison, on the streets, etc? Or have you been in the past? It’s often said that those performing the ministry get more out of it than those whom they minister to. What has been your experience in this area? Call in and share your take on Friday’s show.

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What Virtue Do You Wish You Had More Of?

On Wednesday, Jerry and Debbie invite you to join the conversation as we discuss the virtues, and which one or more that we wish were in greater supply in our lives. We’re extending the meaning of “virtue” to include the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity, the cardinal virtues of justice, prudence, temperance, and fortitude, and other virtues and dispositions that help us be the best version of ourselves. Be sure to call and inspire the world with your take!

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The Emotional Roller Coaster of Parenting

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It would have been so helpful if there was a manual given to all parents about what to do with the range of emotions we would be feeling while raising our precious little ones.  On any given day or sometimes multiple times in 24 hours, parents may move through a gamut of emotions.  Parents can go through periods of complete joy and pride all the way to agonizing episodes of fear and worry.  It has been said, that a parent is only as happy as their saddest child. It is purely a roller coaster of emotions to be a parent, but let’s face it, we wouldn’t change a thing.  Not even all the gray hairs we have acquired over the years.  Parenting is a gift and it can be an exciting roller coaster ride of a lifetime if we view that way.  Let’s talk about parenting and more on Tuesday’s Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie.

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Meaningful Gifts

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This will be an interesting discussion on gift giving habits.  We are talking today about just how discerning people are when choosing Christmas gifts for others.  Many folks put a lot of time and effort into choosing just the right gift for their loved ones.  Others may see gift giving as an obligation and put very little thought into it.  Still, there may be some that just grab a gift on a whim.  Or how about the people that pray before purchasing or making each gift, mainly because they want it to be of God and meaningful for others.  Where would you place yourself on the gift giving spectrum?  Let’s talk about it and see if we can walk away with a better understanding of giving and receiving during the Christmas season. 1-833-288-3986.

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Why Are You Still Catholic?

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Are you still Catholic? Have you had anyone ask you that question recently? So many people have fled the Catholic Church over things like the clergy sex abuse and cover up scandal. Other problems include poor catechesis in many areas, Catholics not living like they should, the constant barrage of attacks on the faith from outside the Church, especially by the mainstream media and liberal social groups. On Friday’s show, call and share with the world what keeps you going as a devout Catholic. Reasons like the Eucharist and the infallible magisterium of the Church are common and pretty obvious. But what is it in the depths of your heart that has you so anchored as a Catholic Christian that you wouldn’t leave no matter what happens or how bad things get? We can’t wait to have this discussion!

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Faith Among Friends

Be sure to listen and call in on Thursday. Jerry may join the broadcast from the airport before boarding his flight to San Antonio for our latest pilgrimage. So, Debbie, whose flight is a little later, will be discussing “faith among friends.” This topic was suggested by a dear listener (and the facilitator of the “Inspired By Faith” Book Club), Gigi. The thrust of the conversation will be how comfortable you are bringing up, defending or explaining our beautiful faith when you’re among friends. Or, do you refrain from doing so in order to avoid ruffling feathers and possibly losing friends? This is a topic that most all of us can relate to, so let us hear from you on Thursday!