Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie


Do You Feel Safe in Your Place of Worship?


We felt the need to address this topic in light of the recent tragedy that took place at the Baptist Church in Texas.  Also, remembering the Charleston, SC church shooting as well.  Houses of worship should be places where we can be at peace, feel safe and secure while we give praise to God.  Sadly, in this day and age, churches are not off-limits to terrorists, or extremists.  Now that churches are fair game, how should we respond.  Should we have armed guards at the entrances of our churches?  Should we enlist civilians to stand guard and protect the congregation?  Or are we going too far with this mindset?  Let’s talk about this unfortunate reality on Thursday’s Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie.  Call in and share your take, 1-800-585-9396.




Are You Able to Receive Praise?

The Christian faith teaches us all about humility. Everything good thing we do begins with God’s grace and inspiration and reaches completion with His help. So, can we take credit for any of our good works? Don’t we have to cooperate with God’s grace in order for Him to work in and through us? What about the gifts God gives us? Surely, they’re gifts from His hand to us. But they’re still ours, in a certain sense. When someone tells you you did a great job on this or that task, are you able to receive that praise, knowing that your talents ultimately come from God? So many people completely reject praise and honor for their achievements out a sense of unworthiness, or even a false humility. Let’s talk about this on Tuesday with Jerry and Debbie.


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Is Anyone Beyond the Reach of God’s Mercy?

You know God is merciful. We all do. Intellectually, we know that God can have mercy on anyone. Is there someone you pray for who is or was especially sinful? While we can’t judge souls, we can see the need for God’s mercy on the part of many people. Do you hold out hope for someone, living or deceased? Do you know of an example of God’s mercy turning a hard heart toward Him, perhaps even at death’s door for someone? Let’s discuss this with your takes on Monday.


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Have You Ever Been Amazed at a Decision You’ve Made?

All through life, we have important decisions to make. We pray. We seek the advice of others. We ask God for guidance. There comes a time when we have to just decide which way we’re going to go. Some decisions work out beautifully. Others don’t go as we had planned or wished. Has there ever been an occasion when you made a choice, then spent time wondering, “What have I done?” How did it turn out for you? It might have even been a great decision, one that led you to go beyond your comfort zone. Describe that feeling of amazement, or dismay, when you’ve done this. That’s Friday with Jerry and Debbie.


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Till Death Do Us Part

Marriage is supposed to be until death. That can often mean staying by the side of your spouse in spite of him or her betraying you in one way or another. Some choose to leave the marriage, perhaps very justifiably. No one is called to remain with their spouse when there are serious reasons to leave the marriage. Others choose to hold out to the end, praying for their husband or wife to turn from their harmful ways. What is your experience with this? On Thursday, share with Jerry and Debbie how you have remained faithful to your marriage vows – and your spouse – in spite of some difficult circumstances. 


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I Can’t Sleep, But I Can Pray


We all have difficulty sleeping at night sometimes. Maybe you are the type of person that consistently wakes up around 3AM. (That is Debbie’s issue) Now that you are up staring at the ceiling, do your thoughts turn to prayer?  If so, do you pick up the rosary or do you just start talking to God as if He was in the room.  Some of the most heartfelt prayers are made during the middle of the night.  Share with us your experience of turning to pray when you cannot rest. Call us at 1-800-585-9396.

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Have You Prepared For Your Death?

We should always be prepared for our death from a spiritual standpoint. But there also comes a point in everyone’s life when we should put in place the plans for our death. Creating a will. Medical instructions. Funeral and burial arrangements. Is this something you have done? If not, have you even thought about it yet? Some people get caught off guard by a sudden illness or accident, and have to scramble to take care of matters after a loved one passes. Others are quite well prepared years in advance. Share your take on this important topic on Tuesday.