June 26th, 2020 | 29 mins 34 secs
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Do you tend to cruise through Ordinary Time during the Church’s liturgical year? Jeff reminds us that Ordinary Time can truly be an extraordinary time in our lives if we fully embrace the liturgical calendar and its purpose. By understanding the deeper meaning behind the liturgical calendar, we come to understand that Ordinary Time can be incredibly fruitful in our discipleship with Christ if we use it well.
March 27th, 2020 | 34 mins 14 secs
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Fear is all around us as we face this global pandemic, but the Lord does not want us to worry, he wants us to trust. Jeff looks up ten Bible verses on fear that can help us look to the Lord as our help, instead of relying solely on ourselves. Get the shownotes by texting "jeffcavins" to 33-777
February 21st, 2020 | 32 mins 50 secs
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Jesus could heal people, walk on water, control the weather, multiply food, make wine, walk through walls, and wake the dead. Having such incredible abilities sounds amazing, but would it have been fun to be Jesus? Though there were moments of happiness and fun, the purpose of Jesus’ ministry was to tell people to repent and return to the Father, and many, including his own disciples, rejected and denied him. He knew that this would happen, but did not use his power to stop it. The things most worth pursuing in life (marriage, raising kids, having a deep spiritual life, etc.) are never going to be fun all the time, because love isn’t just fun and warm fuzzy feelings. The goal of life isn’t to have as much fun as possible before we die, it’s to live a life like Jesus, one that is centered on the love of God.
February 14th, 2020 | 30 mins 46 secs
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Jeff brings together seven Scripture verses on relationships to help us simplify and declutter our relationships. Reflecting on these will help you in your family life, friendships, work relationships, and your relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
January 10th, 2020 | 38 mins 57 secs
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Why is humility such an important virtue? Jeff is bringing back an episode from the archives to answer this very question and to show how we can be better disciples of Jesus Christ when we humble ourselves.
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 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.
July 26th, 2019 | 29 mins 13 secs
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If the greatest commandment is to love God, how do we know if we’re actually doing it, or if we’re just falling in “like” with Jesus? To answer this question, Jeff uses Scripture passages on what it means to truly love God. He unpacks what this means for us as disciples who not only SAY they love Jesus, but ACT like they love Jesus.
June 28th, 2019 | 33 mins 2 secs
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If social media existed when the Scriptures were written, what would they say about it? Jeff revises verses from the Bible about speech to answer this question.