December 13th, 2019 | 31 mins 31 secs
catholic faith, catholic family, catholic fathers, catholic prayer, family, fatherhood, fathers, jeff cavins, prayer, prayer for daughters, prayers, religion
This week, Jeff shares a beautiful prayer he wrote for his daughters and talks about the specific ways we can pray for them. He explains how daughters are unique gifts from God, and their parents and guardians are called to pray for them sincerely and consistently. Next week, Jeff will talk about how to pray for your sons.
December 6th, 2019 | 35 mins 18 secs
bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible study, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic prayer, catholicism, disciple, discipleship, jeff cavins, morning routine, prayer, scripture, shape of your day
If you live until you’re 82 years old, you will have 30,000 chances to turn toward God. Every morning, we can choose to put aside the failings of yesterday, and strive to be the person that God intends us to be. This Advent, Jeff offers seven things you can do first thing in the morning that will set you up to serve the Lord for the rest of the day.
November 29th, 2019 | 36 mins 17 secs
alone, bible, catholic, comfort, emmanuel, feeling alone, god, god with us, holidays, isolation, loneliness, lonely, lonely people, peace, scripture, thanksgiving
The holidays are a time to spend with the people we love, but at times, this merely highlights the isolation of those who are separated from their family and friends, or even those surrounded by people, but who still feel alone. So if you’re one of those people, this episode is for you. Jeff shows us how the Bible addresses loneliness and isolation, and reveals that we are not actually alone if we put our trust in the Lord.
November 22nd, 2019 | 40 mins 13 secs
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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Jeff gives thanks to God for the seven people who changed his life for the better. Who has influenced your life? Jeff encourages you to make a list of those who have influenced your life, and thank God for them this year.
November 15th, 2019 | 35 mins 24 secs
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We’ve all had family members and friends that we wish we could change, especially when we see them making decisions that clash with Catholic teaching, but you can’t force someone to follow rules (even if you know it would make them happier in the long run). Jeff offers some Scripture verses to help us better understand this concept and learn how to bring people to Christ first, so that they will choose to follow his commandments out of love, not just duty.
November 8th, 2019 | 33 mins 55 secs
bible, bible study, catholic, catholic bible study, catholic faith, faith, gospels, hebrews, jeff cavins, psalms, scripture, walk by faith
We are constantly inundated with conflicting opinions and points of view. How can Catholics sort through all these to walk by faith? Jeff draws on the Gospels, Psalms, and Hebrews chapter 11 to quiet the inner conflicts we have inside of ourselves and focus on the one eternal truth of God.
November 1st, 2019 | 37 mins 28 secs
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Drawing from St. Paul, James, and Proverbs, Jeff brings up three decisions that will change your life for the better.
October 25th, 2019 | 38 mins 11 secs
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So many people walk through life constantly seeking validation. Are you one of them?
Jeff reminds us that if we feel unaffirmed or unappreciated, we will seek it somewhere—money, relationships, our work. But it’s only when Christ and our Heavenly Father validate us that we can be confident in our true worth. In today’s episode, Jeff addresses several unhealthy ways we might be seeking validation and shares wisdom to help us find our true identity in Christ.
October 18th, 2019 | 26 mins 38 secs
ascension, god's generosity, god's help, god's provision, jeff cavins, trust in god
How often do you stop to recognize how God provides for you, and how often do you ask for his provision in your life?
Often we are quick to attribute our successes and gains to our own abilities, forgetting that nothing good that we do or have comes without God’s generous provision. Whether it’s God’s grace to advance spiritually or his provision for our physical needs, God is always with us, like a faithful father standing by his children—even though they may not realize his presence.
October 11th, 2019 | 33 mins 38 secs
bible, catholic, catholic family, catholic spirituality, community, good samaritan, gospel, jeff cavins, love your neighbor, loving the family, scripture, scripture scholar, st. therese
If we are focusing on the world, who is focusing on our family? We’re often distracted by the big picture of the world, but our attention is most needed at home. Jeff points to Scripture verses from Luke, 1 Timothy, and Matthew to show how we can emulate the good Samaritan and become a blessing to our families and local communities.
October 4th, 2019 | 30 mins 59 secs
bible, catholic, catholic church, catholicism, distractions, jeff cavins, jesus, prayer, salvation, scripture, social media
Growing in faith is difficult in our fast-paced, distraction-heavy lives. Jeff Cavins slows things down to help us focus on prayer and Jesus.
September 27th, 2019 | 35 mins 10 secs
bible, bringing kids to church, catholic, catholic church, catholic kids, catholic parents, keeping kids catholic, parenting, raising kids, scripture
Developing a strong relationship with Jesus is so important to the spiritual life, and bringing children to Jesus is the main goal of Catholic parents.
September 20th, 2019 | 30 mins 25 secs
catholic, church triumphant, fr. josh johnson, jpii, polish saints, saints, st. faustina, suffering
Jeff Cavins and Fr. Josh Johnson are in Poland! From Auschwitz to Pope St. John Paul II’s house, they discuss the places they have seen in connection with great Polish saints like St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Faustina, as well as some amazing glory stories that reveal the mercy, truth, and suffering of these saints.
September 13th, 2019 | 31 mins 16 secs
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Jeff continues to unpack what happens to us when we are too preoccupied with worldly things and neglect to keep our eyes on heaven. He uses the metaphor of filling up on chips and salsa to illustrate this point, and draws on multiple biblical examples to go ever deeper.
September 6th, 2019 | 29 mins 56 secs
adam and eve, bible, bible study, catholic, creation, creator, genesis, gospel of john, moderation, scripture, self-control, temperance, temporal, too much of a good thing, virtue
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and filled up on an appetizer (like chips and salsa) and then didn’t have any room left for the more nutritious main course? Jeff uses this illustration to explain how good things can become a problem when they replace God. Using Scripture passages from Genesis, St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, and the Gospel of John, Jeff shows us why moderation is extremely important if we want to set our eyes on heaven.
August 30th, 2019 | 28 mins 31 secs
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A troubled heart can happen at any stage of life. From work-related anxiety to stressful relationships to unexpected changes, at some point we find ourselves feeding worry in our hearts instead of offering it up to Jesus. Jeff shares Scripture passages that tell us how to handle a troubled heart, bring our worries to the Lord, and find peace.