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PODCAST – Let’s Talk Dirt!, CC021

Dirt, grass and wheat? Yes, that’s the topic of today’s episode of Cassidy Comments! I hope you will join me as I pull together our deck-building project and the Gospel of John! What are the special ingredients it takes for us to grow and mature? Are we supposed to hate our life? How in the world did our deck get built 7 ½ inches off square? Tune in to find out the answers to all of these questions! Don’t forget to join me at to read my columns and share your...


Sadness is Not a Christian Attitude? Say What? – CC020

In today’s episode of Cassidy Comments I offer my response to the idea that “sadness is not a Christian attitude” as mentioned in an article from the website Vatican News quoting Pope Francis. What is the Pope saying? Is he implying that Christians cannot/should not be sad? Is that even possible? I dig a little deeper and check out some scriptural references and uncover the relationship between sadness, joy and what Jesus and the Pope have to say about it. I invite you to check out my blog...


Change–it’s pretty messy! CC019

Have you ever been faced with a change that was hard for you to accept? Would you agree that sometimes change can be pretty messy? In today’s episode of Cassidy Comments I recall a change the Catholic Church made in regards to standing after receiving Holy Communion and then I move into the current difficulty we have today as a civil body struggling to become unified. I highlight the most important thing we can do if we really want to achieve unity. I have included on my blog at...


Squire Bill’s Inspiration, CC 018

In today’s episode of Cassidy Comments I hope you will find a little fun history and maybe some inspiration. Listen in as I talk about a favorite quote of mine and the surprising history I learned about it. I discovered after all these years, the quote is not only inaccurate, but has been popularly attributed to the wrong person! Who knew that President Roosevelt's friendship with a Virginian named Squire Bill Widener would perpetuate such a wonderful quote? If you are looking for a little...


Decision-making, CC017

In today’s edition of Cassidy Comments, I cover a lot of ground! I’ll be talking about decision-making, morality and even proof of the existence of God! That’s a lot to take in but I’m confident you will find something here that will help you as you face the question, "Which Path Should I Take?" As always, I invite you to leave me a comment on my blog or share our own method for decision-making. For more columns, visit me at Don't forget to subscribe and share with...


Beyond the Walls, CC016

Join me for this thought-provoking reflection on what it means to work within a church environment versus how we serve God in ordinary ways in our daily life. I talk about a musician I met who works with youth in a “pop-up” church, consider what Jesus had to say about acting from a rock solid foundation, and finally, I offer the words of St. Theresa of Avila as evidence that disciples are needed today to do the work of Christ. Don't forget to join me at and share...


The Executive’s Decision, CC015

What if we started thinking like the executive of a Fortune 500 company who compared the effort he put into his secular job to the effort he put into his faith? This executive decided he would be fired from his job if he approached it the same way he approached his responsibilities as a disciple. This is good food for thought. Pause with me a moment on this edition of Cassidy Comments and see if you are giving like the widow whose contribution Jesus praised, or if you would be fired from...


Do I Belong? CC014

Have you ever run into a pushy person, on fire with the Lord, who insists that you have to take up their devotional practice? You HAVE to do the Divine Mercy Prayer! You HAVE to pray the rosary twice a day! You HAVE to read scripture! What they don't realize is that instead of attracting you to the Lord, or showing you a meaningful way to pray, they make you want to run for the hills! Join me today for a balanced perspective and see if you can answer my question about a young adult's reason...


Are You Clogged Up by Temptation? – CC013

Do you struggle with temptations? Would you like a simple way to firm up your resistance to them? In this episode of Cassidy Comments, I share a few, simple questions suggested by Pope Francis that can help us look closely at our temptations as we try to move away from them. If you are feeling a bit stuck in an unhealthy pattern, check out this sound remedy which begins with one easy step. If you know of someone who might enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe and share with a friend!...


Walking in History – CC012

As we were walking through an antique sale, I was intrigued by so many items that opened the door to our history. Join me in a reflection that leads to a discussion about our elderly, and those "hidden" gems who carry our past with them. Don't forget to subscribe & share, and check out my blog at Have a blessed day in God's Word.


Why Don’t My Prayers Work? CC011

Ever feel like your prayers aren't working? If you find yourself thinking "I don't know why I bother praying," or, "Is anybody really listening?" than this podcast is for YOU! Listen in as I take up this topic which includes some insight from Pope Benedict XVI on what it does for us when we call out to God in those times of distress.


Are You Balanced? – CC010

Have you ever found yourself absorbing the negativity of the world around you so much that you started wondering, "Isn't there any good left, anywhere?" Today I explore how we can keep balance in our lives so that we can enjoy an equal measure of joy and hope against such a backdrop. There are some concrete things we can do to stay focused on the light of the Resurrection on our path to eternal life. Join me for a discussion on how to live this life with an eye toward our life beyond. This...


Words of Comfort – CC009

Can you use a few words of comfort today, in this moment, for whatever situation is causing you frustration? In this edition of Cassidy Comments I share with you my personal, fast-acting prescription for those times when I find I just cannot fix whatever I am dealing with at the moment. I hope you will find it useful for you as well. If you like these free podcasts, I invite you to subscribe and share them with a friend. Also, for more of my reflections, join me at Have a...


The Fiery Furnace

Sometimes our day to day struggles can get very challenging, causing us to wonder where God is. I hope you will find today's reflection on the three men in the fiery furnace from the Book of Daniel, encouraging. It speaks of our need to be faithful and gives us hope that God is with us always. If you are looking for something to restore your confidence in God, this is it! Don't forget to visit for more inspirational messages of faith!


My Little Banjo Guy

In this episode I share a few of my favorite quotes and talk about the humor of St. Theresa of Avila. You will also hear a funny story about my Little Banjo Guy! Be sure to visit me at and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast and my blog!


Help for the Weary-006

Are you a caregiver who is carrying around a mixed bag of emotions, from guilt to anger or judgment? Do you ever find yourself exhausted and worried? Do you have a debate running in your head about if you are doing enough or wondering how much is enough? I hope this episode will help you be able to let go--even just a little--and find some peace of mind in your role. I can only offer you a few pieces of advice that I have found helpful from my own perspective. May God bless you in your...


The Missing Encounter-005

Are you looking for an encounter with the Lord? Does it seem like everyone around you is having a spiritual experience while you are left high and dry? In this episode of Cassidy Comments, I share with you my own experience from a retreat many years ago and how it impacted me then and still today. Together, let's consider what a healthy approach to a spiritual encounter looks like.


The Glowing Ember – 004, Holy Week

There was a little glowing ember the morning after the campfire that with a little bit of oxygen, turned into a roaring flame. Is there an ember growing within you that God can stir into a flame? What gifts do you have that God can elevate into service? As we spend this week in gratitude for the gift Jesus has given us on the cross, let us turn to scripture to help us discover our role in lighting the world on fire!


Disappearing Flocks? Empty Stalls? What’s Going On? – 003

If you need help trying to understand the bible, today's reflection on a passage from the Old Testament book of Habakkuk is just what the doctor ordered! You will be surprised to discover how relevant the bible can be for us today!


Mary at the Foot of the Cross – 002

Let's stop for a moment at the foot of the cross and reflect on what it means to suffer and walk with someone who is suffering as we join Mary, the mother of Jesus and his beloved disciple.