Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie


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From Tragedy to Triumph

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Many people experience real tragedies in their lives. They’re in a serious accident, receive a brutal health diagnosis, are betrayed by someone in whom they put a great deal of trust. The examples are endless. At the time these things happen to us, it can seem like nothing good will ever come from them. And a lot of people do struggle with tragedies for the remainder of their lives. Others somehow, some way, come to a place of looking back on their tragedy and seeing how it was a tremendous blessing in their lives. Has this happened to you? If so, call and inspire us all with your story. 1-833-288-3986.

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Wow, That’s Breathtaking!

As we go through life, just about everything can seem routine. Every now and then, it’s nice to be jolted by something that takes our breath away. Of course, that can happen because of so many things. On Friday, as we wrap up another week of Take 2 With Jerry and Debbie, call and share an experience you’ve had where you simply stopped, soaked it all in, marveled at what you were seeing or doing, and gave thanks to God for such a gift.

As promised on the show today, here are some pics of a few of my breathtaking experiences:

Rainbow arching over my late sister’s house as her husband and I drove home from making funeral arrangements (notice there are some hazy clouds, but not the typical conditions for a rainbow):

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The sky to the west of my home several months ago that looks like it’s on fire:

 

The sun that looked like a Eucharistic monstrance in Sioux Falls, South Dakota:

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I Am Loving, Kind and Compassionate

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What are the top 3 affirmative words that best describe you?  This is not an exercise to be prideful or even boastful.  But rather this is a healthy way of acknowledging the wonderful characteristics God bestowed on us.  We are created in His image and likeness so when we recognize these great gifts, it surely must bring Him delight.  Please call in and share with us the 3 words that you identify with.  If you truly feel that sharing your faults accurately describes you, then by all means please express that as well.  However, we have found that when we focus on the beneficial things about us, they just naturally expand in all areas of our lives.  To be on the show, call us at 1-833-288-3986.


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I never expected to feel that way the day I retired

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My (Debbie’s) sister recently retired after 42 years of full-time employment.  We were all, as a family, waiting for that special day when she didn’t have to drive 45 minutes each way to work and she could focus her time on her grandkids instead having to go to bed early to get ready for the next days work.  Well that day came and we all thought that my sister would be jumping up and down for joy but she shared with us that it was strange feeling saying goodbye and turning in her keys.  Did you feel that way when you retired?  Was it a bittersweet experience?  Maybe now after retirement has set in, you are more active than ever.  Maybe it took some time but now you are feeling free again.  Share with us your experience of retirement.  We want to learn and grow from you!  1-833-288-3986.


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Social Media Snafus

The social media serve many positive purposes. They can keep us connected to family and friends, enable us to spread the gospel and so much more. But they can also be the source of considerable trouble for a variety of reasons. It’s easy to regret posting something on one or more of your social media accounts. And it’s not uncommon to hear of marital problems arising out of the use of social media. For example, a husband or wife “connects” with a former girlfriend or boyfriend from high school thirty years ago, and the other spouse feels uncomfortable or even threatened by the new development. Is that a reasonable reaction? It likely depends on the nature of the correspondence between the two of them. Should spouses have access to each other’s social media accounts? Is that being accountable or snooping? Let us have your life experiences on Tuesday’s show.

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That is not what I said

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Communication is listed as one of the top reasons why relationships, businesses and organizations break down.  We live in a world where the communication methods are at an all time high technological level, yet we still have difficulty maintaining proper lines of effective communication.  Is it because we are moving so fast in this world that we don’t stop to really decipher what is being said?  Maybe we are so used to talking and we have become uncomfortable with truly listening.  Let’s talk about the art of communication and how it relates to our faith life.  Call in on Monday to: 1-833-288-3986.


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What’s Up With Movies?

With the new movie out about St. Paul, many people are asking the question, “Why can’t we have more films like this?” Surprisingly, upon opening it was not well attended by moviegoers. So what’s the deal? Are we just used to garbage on the big screen and something wholesome just doesn’t interest us? Or are there just not very many people who really care about cultivating their relationship with God by paying to see faith-based movies? Let’s have a frank discussion of this on Friday.

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