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Suicide! Preventing and Responding!

6/15/2018
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Did Vincent Van Gogh really commit suicide, or is there more to the story than we think? In light of recent suicides (Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain) Jeff comes to you with a special episode on preventing and responding to suicides. Speaking from personal experience, he shares the signs that typically lead to someone wanting to take their life. He also shares ideas as to how you can respond, what the Church teaches, and practical things you can do if you or someone you know is feeling...

Duration:00:59:51

Mirror Mirror on the Web

6/8/2018
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We all have fallen into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. In an age of social media, constant comparison is hard to avoid and it leads to us feeling bad or anxious about our own lives compared to those of our 500+ closest online friends. Jeff explains the dangers of comparison and shows you how to look to God when you start down this path.

Duration:00:25:49

Avoiding Spiritual Boredom

6/1/2018
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There are so many things vying for our attention these days. After making ends meet we maybe have an hour or two per day where we have the opportunity to participate in activities that we personally enjoy. Before you know it you are on YouTube learning about organic carrot farming or motorcycles and then those few precious moments are gone. Oftentimes, this is when we either win or lose the battle in our relationship with the Lord. Spiritual boredom doesn't happen overnight. You slide into...

Duration:00:28:51

Memories of Jesus on the Sea of Galilee

5/28/2018
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Listen as Jeff reflects on his recent trip to Israel...

Duration:00:10:07

Getting Up After You Have Fallen Down!

5/18/2018
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Whether within our family, social, or professional lives, we all have made mistakes and failed the Lord. What should you do when you fall and become discouraged or disappointed? How do you get back up to where you were before? Today Jeff tells the story of Peter, who—after denying Jesus three times—fell into sadness and despair. In one of the most tender moments in the Bible though, Jesus lifts Peter up in kindness and mercy. Learn how our God is the God of second chances and how we too...

Duration:00:29:50

What's in a Name

5/14/2018
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There is something powerful about a name. Parents take great care in choosing a name for their children and as children grow, they become their name. The same is true for every name of God. They are not mere human inventions. Each name is a revelatory instrument given at a specific time, for a specific purpose, to reveal a specific aspect of his nature. In today’s episode, take a look at how God revealed himself throughout salvation history and what it means to you.

Duration:00:28:54

Making Good Decisions

5/4/2018
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We make thousands of decisions a day, but it's the BIG decisions that we struggle with. Should I take that job? Where should I go to school? Is it best for my family to move out of state? Sometimes these questions can really weigh on us and when we don’t have criteria to aid us in making the decision, we hastily make a poor decision simply because we ran out of time and were forced to make a choice. Obviously we cannot make decisions for one another, but today Jeff shares seven points of...

Duration:00:34:11

Forgiveness In Belfast Northern Ireland

4/26/2018
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They murdered his grandfather then labeled him a terrorist for being Catholic. His best friend’s dad was shot dead in front of his six children. This is Joe Mckeown’s story of growing up Catholic in the chaos of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Listen as he shares his journey to healing, peace, and ultimately forgiveness.

Duration:00:29:08

Hello From Ireland

4/23/2018
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Hello From Ireland by Ascension Press

Duration:00:01:04

Taking Your Questions (Part 1)

4/13/2018
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Today Jeff answers the important questions you have been asking. From Bibles to minimalism and the Jewish Kabbalah to Christian youth groups, Jeff dives deep into our faith. Every question is a good question, so if you have any that you would like Jeff to answer in a future episode, please feel free to email thejeffcavinsshow@ascensionpress.com.

Duration:00:40:36

Feeling Alone at Church? God Works Through The Remnant

4/5/2018
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Do you feel alone at church? Perhaps your parish does not offer faith formation programs and while you want to start one, no one else seems to be interested. Perhaps your feel like the only parishioner who actively wants to deepen their faith. Today, Jeff offers you words of encouragement. God often works through the remnant (a small remaining quantity of something). He may be calling you to do something within your parish. God depends on the remnant to bring the gospel to the world. What...

Duration:00:33:41

Late Night Christianity

3/29/2018
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Do you remember the first word you said this morning? What do you do right before you go to bed? Many of us are guilty of spending those last few minutes or hours of the day on social media or watching late night television. This leads to us quickly falling asleep without a second thought about the day we just lived, or a game plan for the next. In this episode, Jeff introduces a new way for you to end the day. He explains how spending those last few moments of each day in prayer can...

Duration:00:27:55

My Dinged Up Subaru and Sin

3/23/2018
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Do you ever get caught up in a sin, only to have it come back like a tyrannical ruler dictating the rest of your day, bringing you down, and not letting you move forward? Sometimes sin, especially when we fall into the same sin repeatedly, causes us to think of ourselves as “damaged goods” that we can never be the same again. In this episode, Jeff encourages you to start looking at yourself through God’s eyes. As long as there is life, there is hope. Let go of your past and walk with God...

Duration:00:37:44

Hope in Desperate Times

3/15/2018
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We all desperately need hope in our lives, especially when we feel alone. Today, Jeff defines true hope, explains how you can walk in this hope, and describes the surprising difference between using the words “hope” and “hopefully.” Learn to stand on the hope God gave you as a foundation for your life. Discover how the very thing causing you despair and pain can become a door of hope for you. We’d Love to Hear from You Do you have comments or questions for Jeff? Use the comment box below,...

Duration:00:33:38

Everyone Needs a Papa- The Biblical Basis for the Papacy

3/9/2018
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Did Catholics make up the papacy? Some people sure think so. In today’s episode, Jeff shows how it’s not Catholics who created the papacy, but God himself. Learn how the Old Testament contains a hidden blueprint for the role of the pope—a blueprint that Jesus Christ follows when he says to Peter, “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).

Duration:02:37:19

Creating a Movement Within Your Parish

3/1/2018
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Jeff shares his personal formula for creating a successful movement within your parish. You might be surprised when you hear his approach to ministry. He also shares the incredible story of Stephanie and how one sudden moment led her to forgiveness, love, and deepened faith.

Duration:00:27:46

Hogging the Cashews: Why Do People Bother You?

2/22/2018
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Does it ever bother you when someone chews ice right next to you, breathes a little too loudly, or hogs all the cashews? Today you will learn how to strengthen your relationship with God by improving your relationship with other people. Become a better disciple and learn how to live and love in the midst of these everyday annoyances that can sometimes drive you crazy. Afterwards, ask yourself, “Is there someone I have a problem with that I can honor today?” We’d Love to Hear from You Do...

Duration:00:20:27

What’s in Your Spiritual Wallet? (Long Term Investments)

2/9/2018
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“Where your treasure is there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:21)” In this episode, Jeff helps and challenges you to locate the treasure in your life. What is it that you pursue, protect, or are preoccupied with? If your heart is in your hobbies, property, or 401k then there is your treasure. But if your heart lies within the kingdom, your treasure will follow. While listening to this episode, take a look at your life right now to discover God’s will in it. There is no better way to...

Duration:00:33:40

Do Catholics Swear? The Language of the Sacraments

2/2/2018
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While we don’t swear in a vulgar way (that is not who we are), we do swear in a heavenly language. This is exactly what the sacraments are all about. During antiquity, the Latin word “sacramentum” meant “to designate an oath” which was sworn in the making of a family covenant so as to bond two families together. Today, when we participate in the sacraments, we partake in a sacred encounter with God. We swear an oath to uphold the terms of the covenant and receive the benefits from God. In...

Duration:00:39:03

5 Smooth Stones, Choose Your Weapon

1/25/2018
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Have you ever felt like David up against your own Goliaths in life? In today’s episode, Jeff takes some basic principles from the epic battle of David and Goliath and shows you how to use them for your battles. Take off the armor the world provides you, choose your most powerful weapon (hint: you can take it with you anywhere) and prepare to fight your battle through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Duration:00:25:29