Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie


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Glorifying God Through Music

Is one of your God-given talents the ability to play a musical instrument? Music adds so much to life, especially when it’s done to the best of our ability and to bring glory to God. That doesn’t mean that there’s only one style of music that achieves those ends. The key is to acknowledge the gift the Lord has given you, and put it to the best and most noble use possible. Do you play an instrument? In what context? Did it come naturally to you? Or was it a struggle for you to learn to play? We’re looking forward to another great conversation with the Take 2 family on Wednesday.


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Try a Little Kindess

A listener by the name of Jerry suggested we cover the topic of kindness. He was wondering, as many of us often do, if we have lost our ability to be kind to one another. On the surface, it may appear as though kindness is a lost art, especially when we look at the condition of the world today. But we’re also seeing many beautiful acts of kindness and self-giving, even in the midst of a global pandemic and civil unrest. Give this some thought, and share you take on the matter on Tuesday’s show.


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Our Response to Injustices, Part II

We received a ton of feedback from Tuesday’s show on how we should respond to injustices. We had already bumped one scheduled topic to accommodate that vital discussion. And, based on listener response following that show, and into today, we will have part two of this discussion on Wednesday. Please be sure you listen closely, and feel free to join the conversation!


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What Old Fashioned Device Do You Recall Using?

God has instilled in mankind a spirit of exploration and creation. This has resulted in the advancement of technology at an almost dizzying pace over the last generation or so. Sometimes when we talk about the machines and devices we once used, it sounds like the “I walked to school every day, uphill, barefoot, in the snow” statement. But one need not be all that old to remember what today are outmoded items like a rotary dial phone, a VCR, old time laundry machines, polaroid cameras, and so forth. On Wednesday, let’s take a look at some of the things that you remember using. Do you have fond memories of those items? Would you go back to using them if you could (especially the telephone, given how many problems have arisen with smartphones)? Join in the conversation on our next broadcast.


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How Should We Respond to Injustices?

The recent tragedy involving the death of George Floyd in a Minneapolis neighborhood has led to a combination of peaceful protests, violence, looting of stores and more, across the United States and around the world. While it’s never a good time for something like this to happen, it’s especially crippling as we have recently been on the verge of reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown. Floyd’s death, and many of the ensuing responses to it, have again brought into focus the need to examine how we ought to respond to injustices such as this. As Catholic Christians, we know how important justice is to maintaining a peaceful society – “Know Justice, Know Peace; No Justice, No Peace.” On Tuesday, share your take on how we should respond to, not only the George Floyd tragedy, but to the countless injustices that are wrought on our world each and every day.


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Bring Your Best Take to Unscripted on Friday

On the last Friday of each month, Jerry and Debbie leave things wide open as to what we all talk about. It’s called our Unscripted show, and you set the table with your topics, suggestions and comments. It’s been a great week of conversations already. Let’s all come strong on Friday for our monthly Unscripted show!


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Life After the Pandemic

The world is slowly starting to “open up” again. Many churches, schools and businesses are back up and running, though usually with restrictions. Do you think life will ever be “normal” again? What do you expect to see when we have put a little distance between the pandemic’s worst effects and the resumption of daily life? Have you started working again? Is your church open for worship again? How long do you believe it will be before we can go about our lives without the shadow of the pandemic hanging over our heads? That’s what we’ll be talking about on Thursday, so plan to join us!


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Quarantine Dreams

Since the coronavirus pandemic swept around the globe, countless people are reporting having very vivid and “wild” dreams. Not necessarily bizarre dreams, but ones that seem very real. The causes of this are supposedly numerous. These include having our life’s “routine” abruptly altered by the pandemic, in particular, staying at home and mostly indoors for a long period of time. It’s also thought that going through these emotionally difficult times is having an impact on our dreams. This isn’t limited solely to a crisis such as we’re dealing with now. Many traumatic life experiences can lead to vivid dreams during “normal” times. On Tuesday (we have an encore show planned for you on Memorial Day), join Jerry and Debbie for a unique and impactful conversation about this.