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Do You Ever Ponder How God Sees You?

None of us is perfect. In fact, we’re often very imperfect in the way we live our lives. But that’s part of human nature, fallen human nature, that is. We might look at others and think of how much we admire them for living a holy, virtuous life. But we don’t always tend to see ourselves in the same light. Which can easily translate into a perception of how God looks at us, a perception that may be radically flawed by our own self-perception. We may know intellectually that God sees everyone the same way, from St. Teresa of Calcutta to St. John Paul II, from The Little Flower to me. Let’s talk on Tuesday about how we can better convince our hearts of this awesome reality, and come to a better understanding of how we’re viewed by God.

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Give Yourself a Break

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Criticism of oneself or others is highly demoralizing.  As Catholic Christians we are called to inspire and encourage one another which includes ourselves as well. Yet, all too often it becomes an easy habit of finding fault instead of focusing on the positive.  Pointing out the negative aspects in people can be quite tempting.  In order for us to be the best version of ourselves and to help others do the same, we must make every effort to find the redeeming value rather than falling into the practice of being overly critical.  Let’s talk about this and see how it affects our spirituality.  Call in and share your take. 1-800-585-9396.


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Does Your Past Sometimes Get in the Way of Your Future?

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The history of our lives is a powerful force that can even invade our subconscious.  If we obsess on our history, then our destiny can never truly be celebrated.  God has a plan for each and every one of us.  Staying in our history, with regrets, shame and all, is like a slow death.  Learning from our past can be beneficial, but unfortunately it rarely stops there for most of us.  Focusing on the past can be quite paralyzing for our spiritual growth.  Negative thoughts and feelings tend to impede our forward movement.  Plus, looking back never really allows us to enjoy the present moment.  These are all things we come up against, so let’s learn together from our experiences.  Call in to 1-800-585-9396.


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High School “Classes”

On Wednesday, Jerry and Debbie invite you to reminisce and share some reflections on the time you spent in high school. All high schools have classes, i.e. the academic kind. But most, if not all, have “classes,” or “cliques,” that the students invariably fall into. Some are “jocks” (the athletic type). Others are “nerds” (those who seem only interested in passing their classes). Still others are “stoners” (primarily interested in getting high between classes). And, of course, there are those who are viewed as “teachers pets.” Was this how things were when you went to high school? Did you find yourself identifying with any of those or other categories? Perhaps more than one? Share your take on Wednesday.

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What Unbelievable Experience Did You Almost Miss?

There are many times in life when we think to ourselves, “Oh, my, do I have to go to that function?” Or, “Why did I commit to that phone call?” We had great intentions when we added it to our calendar. But we plan a lot of things that way, including sometimes just committing to something in order to end a correspondence or conversation with someone. You know, the old, “Hey, let’s get caught up by phone sometime.” However, when the appointed time comes, we have so many other things we need to tend to. Nevertheless, we honor the commitment we made, attend the function (whether it’s a wedding, a friend’s birthday celebration, a monthly meeting of a social organization we belong to) and have our lives changed in a beautiful way. Looking back, we often say, “I wouldn’t have missed that for the world.” When has this happened to you? Share your take with Jerry and Debbie on Monday.

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Peace In Our Homes

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Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

The word “peace” is used over 400 times in the Bible.  So what does that tell us?  Could it be that we must be instruments of peace in our homes and communities, just as we hear in the St. Francis Prayer? The home should be a safe haven for all who dwell in it.  The family is the domestic church, which means we must begin in the home.  Would you say that you work hard to keep peace in your home?  How do you think your children would describe their experience growing up in the home?  We live in a world, where it is very hard to truly find and maintain peace. This conversation on Thursday’s show will be about how we can bring back peace, joy and laughter into our dwelling places.  Call in and share some practical advice on how you keep a peaceful household. 1-800-585-9396

The word “peace” is used over 400 times in the Bible.  So what does that tell us?  Could it be that we must be instruments of peace in our homes and communities, just as we hear in the St. Francis Prayer? The home should be a safe haven for all who dwell in it.  The family is the domestic church, which means we must begin in the home.  Would you say that you work hard to keep peace in your home?  How do you think your children would describe their experience growing up in the home?  We live in a world, where it is very hard to truly find and maintain peace. This conversation on Thursday’s show will be about how we can bring back peace, joy and laughter into our dwelling places.  Call in and share some practical advice on how you keep a peaceful household. 1-800-585-9396