A preoccupation with acquiring more goods or money. Is that the definition of materialism for you? Or maybe you have only thought about materialism when Christmas rolls around and it seems like folks have forgotten the real sense of the season. Let’s face it. We do live in a materialistic world. Just notice how people will wait in lines for countless hours to get the newest and latest phone or gadget. It is unbelievable what people will do to stay current with society. So we have all these goods, but at what price? Haven’t we pushed aside our spiritual needs all for these material desires? Please call in and share your idea of materialism and we will hopefully show you how it relates to our Lenten journey. 1-833-288-3986
Take2 - 02/26/2020 - Comfortable Wearing Ashes?
Lent has begun! Join Jerry, Debbie and the Take 2 caller family as they discuss wearing your ashes on Ash Wednesday!
Take2 - 02/25/2020 - Are You Spiritually Ready for Lent?
Are You Spiritually Prepared For Lent?
The liturgical season of Lent is known for many things: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, taking on various forms of penance, “giving up” certain things for forty days, and so on. We can make the most of these opportunities if we intentionally get ourselves ready. In a very real way, we follow the example of Jesus Himself, who went away to pray for forty days and forty nights. Let us not forget that Our Lord was severely tempted by the devil during this time. We should expect nothing less to happen to us. Not in a sense that we are equal to Jesus, but as His followers, Satan would love nothing more than to steer us off the course we have chosen in following Christ. On Tuesday, let’s talk about this, and inspire and encourage one another to dig in this Lent and really offer ourselves without reservation to God.
Take2 - 02/24/2020 - Are You "Standing Tall?" Today?
Are You "Standing Tall" Today?
Jerry and Debbie often talk about “Taking Another Look at Life.” That’s where the “tall” acronym comes from. Because so many of us have – at least at times – been hunched over emotionally, psychologically, perhaps even spiritually, it’s crucial to our overall growth and well being that we “reframe” who we are and stop dragging around a ball and chain. That means shedding negative self-images that may result from the wounds and traumas of life, and getting to a place of understanding how incredible is our worth and dignity. We really should “stand tall.” Not in a prideful way, but as beloved sons and daughters of God, a God who made us for greatness and a unique, sublime purpose. On Monday, we’ll ask you to call in and share with us how you have managed to achieve this in your life. Or, maybe you’re still seeking tools and direction to do this. You may even have never heard of this kind of freeing life process before. Let’s have a great conversation about it, and, as always, come away a little better for having spent some time together!
Take2 - 02/22/2020 - Getting "Unstuck"!
Getting “Unstuck” in Life: What Has Worked For You?
This is our special LIVE broadcast from the LA Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, California. This event is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. It is pretty exciting to see tens of thousands of folks involved in ministry. So please join us, by calling in and sharing your ‘take’ on the topic. We are talking about the fact that sometimes in life we simply get stuck. Life throws us so many challenges and curve balls that it can leave us somewhat immobilized. We can lose the ability to move forward and make progress in life. In fact, often times it can feel like we are in essence moving backwards in life. We want to know on this special Saturday broadcast what has worked for you to get “unstuck” in life. Help others by sharing your own journey and you will certainly be building up the Body of Christ. 1-833-288-3986