If someone were to visit your home, would they know by your decorating that you are Catholic? Back in the day, it was customary for Catholics to place Crucifixes in every bedroom of the home and a Last Supper picture in the dining area. This practice doesn’t seem to be part of interior design these days. In fact, when one thinks of interior design rarely is spiritual art ever included. When a homeowner meets with a realtor to sell their home, one of the first things the realtor instructs is to take down religious items in order to appeal to a greater number of people. Interior design is very personal and should be fulfilling to all those that dwell in the home. Our Faith is who we are and so it seems natural to display it in the home, right? Let’s talk about what religious items or spiritual art graces your home. 1-833-288-3986
Raising kids has never been easy. It’s perhaps not unfair to say that it has gotten more dicey in recent generations, given all the traps and allurements that our young loved ones run into. The times we’re living in are far from “normal,” as we all know. The challenges facing our children include things like the COVID-19 shutdown of schools, stay-at-home orders, wearing masks, distance/online learning, not being able to participate in many of their favorite activities like sports, and so many more. As parents, you likely put the best face possible on all of this. But, deep in your mind and heart, you realize that many things our kids face today are unhealthy and do not bode well for them going forward. On Monday, let’s have a candid conversation about this. As always, we want to walk away better and closer to God.
Into every life come duties and responsibilities that we sometimes really dread. We fret, worry, sweat, even at times get ill thinking about what lies ahead. This topic came to us as we pondered the First Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary. Our Lord Jesus Christ new what the immediate future held in store for him. In His humanity, He even asked His Father if it could pass him by. This scene was powerfully portrayed by Jim Caviezel in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. We witness Jesus so overwhelmed with dread at His coming passion and death, that, as the Bible tells us, He actually sweat real blood. While the things we dread may not rise to that level, nonetheless we do come face to face in life with things that we absolutely wish we didn’t have to do. Let’s talk about this on Friday, and end another week of great shows with more of your insights and lived experiences.
As hectic and pressure-filled as “normal” times can be, it’s often difficult enough to get a good night’s sleep. Throw in everything that’s going on now in our country and around the world, and some people are happy to piece together a few hours of sleep at night. On Thursday, let’s talk about how well you’re sleeping in the midst of all of this, and what measures you employ to ensure at least a decent amount of sleep. Some people use praying apps, others white noise, some wear earplugs and/or sleep masks, still others keep sleep aids on hand just in case. Join us for another impactful conversation on Thursday.
Most of us are accustomed to a rather comfortable lifestyle. At least in “normal” times. But this year has been anything but normal, as the coronavirus pandemic has forced unbelievable changes in all of our lives. Many have lost their jobs, their savings, their homes, their marriages and families. This has led a lot of us to have to seek assistance from sources we may never have had to approach before. Has this happened to you? Have you had to turn to relatives or friends for financial or other assistance? Has a local food pantry become a regular stop on your weekly round of errands? Perhaps this hasn’t happened to you personally, nor to your family, but you may know people who have been humbled in such ways by this horrible scourge on our nation and on the world. Let’s talk about this on Wednesday’s show.
The saints who are now in heaven were once just like we are here on earth. That included the fact that they had to eat to survive. As you ponder some of your favorite saints, which one would you have loved sharing a meal with, and getting to know personally? This is Tuesday’s topic, which was suggested by Debbie in Indiana, a member of our Inspired By Faith Book and Fellowship Club. Join us for this interesting conversation!
Please call in on Monday and share with us the news stories that caught your eye. Local stories/events seem to get overlooked by the mainstream media. But not here on Take 2, we love to highlight current news especially when it relates in some way to our Christian faith. 1-833-288-3986
Losing a spouse to death can be incredibly painful. So much so, that many folks simply refuse to enter into another relationship for fear that their hearts cannot take another loss like that. Can you relate to this scenario? If so, please call us and share your story of loss, heartbreak and relationships. 1-833-288-3986
Wednesday’s show on living with or working with people who have special needs was truly a special program. So many great calls, stories, testimonies of beautiful people and those who love them. The phone lines were full at the end of the show, so we’re going to present part two of this topic on Thursday. If you missed Wednesday’s program, be sure to tune in for this episode.
Every man, woman and child who ever lives is created in the image and likeness of God, and is endowed with the same inherent dignity and worth. In addition, every person has a unique role to play in God’s grand design, a role that no one else can play. Some people are born and live with what are commonly called “special needs.” These can be physical, psychological, emotional, or other particular needs. What’s truly beautiful is when others step forward to assist them when they need it, while at the same time doing all they can to empower such individuals to be independent. Do you love someone with a special need? Have you worked or volunteered with them? If so, call and share your experience with Jerry and Debbie on Wednesday’s show. We’ll bet you got as much out of it as those you assisted.