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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


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Spiritual Support For Our Kids in College

At this time of year, the holidays have just ended and parents and students are scrambling to accomplish last minute “to do”s before college-aged young adults head back to school for the second semester. Most of the college-bound can’t wait to get back to their friends, their own schedule, and, well, yes… their classes.  Many of their mothers feel torn. Having college-aged young adults at home for the long Christmas break can be taxing and moms are often ready to say adieu. On the other hand, many mothers have cherished the family time the holidays have provided and want to “freeze time” and relish those moments. So, on these cold, dark early January days, as bags are packed and eager college-aged young adults make their preparations to leave, their mothers do what they do best–PRAY. We pray for safe travel, for a good academic semester, for our child’s health and safety, for a calming of our own heart and mind and, perhaps most of all, that they will stay true to their Catholic faith on campus. Maribeth Harper joins Jerry and Debbie on Wednesday to take a look at this important subject. Be sure to tune in and call with your takes.
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Please Stop Telling Me What I Believe

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Everyone either knows a Catholic, was a practicing Catholic or wants to convert a Catholic. Isn’t is so incredibly frustrating when folks like that tell you what you believe rather than asking you?  For some reason, Catholics have become fair game to these types of people. It seems as though some want to validate their erroneous ideas about Catholicism by cornering a Catholic and basically leaving them unable to defend their faith.  If we want others to ask us what we believe, we really must know and understand the faith.  This is a big responsibility but that is why ongoing catechesis is a must for all of us in order to evangelize this world we live in.  Let’s talk about this scenario and more on Tuesday’s Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie. Here’s the number to call in and be on the show. 1-800-585-9396.