Life is full of decisions and choices. We make them everyday. Some we look back on and wish we had decided or chosen differently, for whatever reason. On Monday, we’re revisiting a topic that elicited amazing takes from you when we did it a couple of years ago. We’ll ask you to answer the question, “What is one thing you would do over if you were given the chance?” Give it some thought and prayer over the weekend, and be sure to share your take live on Monday’s show.
Most of us have received the Sacrament of Confession (also known as the Sacrament of Reconciliation). Most likely numerous times. It’s an awesome gift given by Jesus to His Church, administered through the ministry of Her ordained priests, who act In Persona Christi, or, in the Person of Christ. It’s easy to take this gift of God’s unending mercy for granted. On Friday, as we commemorate the suffering and death of the Lord, which He endured to bring us forgiveness and salvation, Jerry and Debbie want to hear from you about how you have truly experienced the power of Confession in your life. Maybe there have been times when you were so burdened by your sins that you became discouraged or despondent. But after going to Confession, you emerged a new man or woman, elated that Jesus promises us forgiveness, not once, not twice, but seventy times seven times. As always, what you share on the show could be just what many need to hear in order to return to the sacrament they left behind some time ago.
Throughout the Church’s history, there have been countless men and women who have laid down their lives for the sake of Jesus and His Church. This, of course, goes all the way back to the earliest days of Christianity. Wednesday (July 8) is the day the Church celebrates the memory and glorious martyrdom of seven sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, who, according to http://www.catholicsaints.info were all beheaded on July 9, in one of the periodic crackdowns against foreign missionaries in China. The sisters were sent to the Shanxi diocese to serve the poor in hospitals, and care for the unwanted or others who were destitute in orphanages. They were
- Anne-Catherine Dierks
- Anne-Francoise Moreau
- Clelia Nanetti
- Irma Grivot
- Jeanne-Marie Kuergin
- Marianna Giuliani
- Pauline Jeuris
Is there someone whose devotion to the faith led them to give up their earthly life in an act of martyrdom. There are lots and lots of them, so you shouldn’t have difficulty calling and sharing who that is (or who they are) on Wednesday’s show.
Have you ever said or done something, only to soon realize that it was a faux pas of sorts? It could be that you cut into a line of people waiting for a particular service, not realizing that they were all waiting until someone pointed it out to you. Perhaps you made comments about someone, only to learn later that the person you were talking to is related to them. On Tuesday, Jerry and Debbie invite your takes on how you handled these inadvertent embarrassing moments. Jerry has a real doozy to share that actually involves Pope Francis. Don’t miss the show!
On Friday, Jerry and Debbie will offer you a pre-recorded program with guest Bill Federer. He helps us better understand the founding of the United States, the many challenges and changes that have taken place along the way, and the tumult we are experiencing in 2020. You don’t want to miss this conversation!
On Thursday, Jerry and Debbie want to hear from you if you have ever been tested severely by life’s circumstances. This topic was suggested by a YouTube viewer named Mary. We’re using as our point of departure the incredible story of Job in the Old Testament, which describes Job as “blameless and upright, one who feared God, and turned away from evil.” Yet, God permitted all that Job had to come under Satan’s power (except Satan was forbidden to lay a hand on Job himself). Job – the innocent man who suffered so much – loses most of his family, his servants, his land and his livestock. For his patience and acceptance of suffering, without cursing God, Job is eventually given twice as much as he had before. Have you suffered tremendously? Were you able to gracefully accept those circumstances? Has your relationship with God been put to the test as a result? Let’s have another inspiring conversation on Thursday’s show.
Many states have been reopening following the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. Yet, almost on cue, some states are reversing course and preparing for another shutdown. As Catholic Christians, we know that leisure is an important part of life, in order to get refreshed and renewed. But this summer is unlike any in recent memory. Have you already taken a vacation this year? If so, how was it similar, and how was it different, from years past. If you haven’t been on vacation yet, how are you planning in light of how things are still going with the pandemic? That’s our conversation on Tuesday’s show. Join us with your take at 833-288-3986.
What Beneficial Life Change Have You Made?
Sometimes, we can get stuck in a bit of a rut in life. Routines. The familiar. The same old same old. Sure, we can maintain this way of life for a long time. Or, we can examine all of this on occasion and make some changes that can really revolutionize our lives. Has there been a change you’ve made that has been not only beneficial, but has really made your life a lot better? Let’s talk about this on our next fifth anniversary week show on Thursday.
Do You Struggle With Guilt?
On Wednesday, we will continue our fifth anniversary week of shows with another topic that you said was of particular interest during our recent survey. These are topics we’ve covered before, and this time we’ll revisit the issue of guilt. It’s something that can weigh us down, or that we can more or less place upon others. A healthy sense of guilt for our wrongs can be a good thing. But when it adversely affects our lives, then it’s time to shed it and move on. Please join us for what promises to be an insightful conversation.
It’s An Anniversary Unscripted!
Our fifth anniversary week continues on Tuesday with phone lines open for you to bring up anything you’d like. Your calls and takes have driven the show since its inception, and this show will be no different. Hope to hear from you!