Take 2 with Jerry & Debbie is a unique live daily call-in show. Hosts Jerry Usher and Debbie Georgianni share from their hearts and personal experiences, focusing closely on their listeners and helping them become aware of their tremendous worth and potential. Taking a fresh look at personal, spiritual and cultural issues, their ultimate desire is to bring others to a realization of how much God loves them and has a beautiful plan for their lives.
Take2 - 08/22/2019 - Are You An Underachiever or Overachiever
Are You An Overachiever Or an Underachiever? Almost every day of our lives, we face situations where we have to “perform” in some way. These opportunities range from the home to our academic environment, from the workplace to the gym or athletic arena. While all of us are created equal in dignity, we’re not all equal when it comes to how well we fare in these areas. We may be more motivated to do certain things well, and other things less well. Of course, we should give our all, no matter what it is that we undertake. As you examine your life, would you say you are generally an overachiever, gaining results beyond what your apparent abilities would indicate, or have you at times been an underachiever in certain endeavors? There are no right or wrong answers, just a chance for us to discuss how to strive to be our best selves in everything we do. Join us with your take on Thursday.
Take2 - 08/21/2019 - Do You Want to Grow??
Sometimes people are afraid to grow. They think by staying the same they can control their lives and their future. Growth is essential both personally and more so spiritually. We must embrace challenges as an opportunity to expand, evolve and mature ourselves, thus making us more pleasing to God. Challenges can produce rapid growth that allows one to witness better with regards to faith. Let’s talk about how we have all been faced with challenges in life and what the outcome was for us and for others. Call in early to the show at, 1-833-288-3986.
Take2 - 08/20/2019 - High School Reunion (Love or Hate?)
Have you attended any class reunions lately? Are you as excited about them today as you were when the first one was held? Do you do things like go on a diet or increase your exercising to get ready? Have you been embarrassed because you didn’t recognize one or more of your classmates? How do you feel as you return to class reunions and fewer and fewer of you are left? What high school or college memories have you and your classmates tried to relive? Call us and share your thoughts on if you truly look forward to or simply dread your class reunions? 1-833-288-3986
Take2 - 08/19/2019 - If You Could Change One Thing About Fam?
If you could change one thing about your family, it would be… No family is perfect. Some families have minor issues and some have really major problems that are sometimes hard to deal with. If you could change one thing about your family…what would it be? Share with us and maybe you will be on the road to improving things. Call us at 1-833-288-3986. We will also be sharing about the recent pilgrimage we took to The Shrine of the North American Martyrs and The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. It was life changing!
Take2 - 08/16/2019 - Weekend Plans with God (ENCORE)
Most of us work during the weekdays with the weekend being something we look forward to. When you envision the upcoming weekend, do you picture yourself sleeping more, watching TV, playing sports, shopping or doing errands? So many times we take a break from God during the weekends. We want to rest, have fun and relax…to the extent that we sometimes forget about Mass. Is this what happens in your life? Is God an afterthought on the weekends or do you make God a priority, especially on Sunday. Let’s have a deeply honest discussion on this topic and see if we can learn something about ourselves and our relationship with God
Take2 - 08/15/2019 - How Do You Pick Your Purpose (Encore)
It’s been a great week of shows with our listeners leading the way. Today we have a discussion about finding and living out our purpose in life. God created each one of us for a specific purpose – one that no one else can fulfill. Do you know what yours is? Maybe you’re still trying to discover it. How do you go about doing that? How do you most effectively live out your mission in life? This is what we’ll be talking about on Friday, so don’t miss it!
Take2 - 08/14/2019 - When Saying Sorry Isn't Enough
We can truly be remorseful for our actions but the damage may be way too deep. Have you ever said, I’m sorry, hoping for a full reconciliation, only to find out that it can never fully be repaired? Sometimes people feel it is just too far gone to fix things with another I’m sorry. This is a very unfortunate situation that many of us have had to face. Call in and share your experience of this scenario. 1-833-288-3986.
Take2 - 08/13/2019 - Setting Boundaries in Relationships
Setting Boundaries in Relationships Just exactly what are “boundaries” in our interpersonal relationships? They can be very Christian if done the right way. But so many of us struggle understanding just where to draw certain lines. Do you feel like you have to be everyone’s good friend? Are you easily taken advantage of? Is it hard for you to say “no” to people? How do you formulate your boundaries differently for family, friends, neighbors, co-workers? This is what we’ll talk about on Tuesday. Do join us!
Take2 - 08/12/2019 - Childrens Accomplishment
If you have children, you know what a big deal it is to achieve certain milestones and moments in their lives. These are often chronicled in a variety of ways – photos, videos, inscriptions on a wall, a scrapbook, you name it. And they include a million different things, from taking their first steps, to receiving their First Holy Communion, from riding a bike without assistance, to catching that first big fish. On Monday, let’s celebrate the early accomplishments in the lives of your children. Call 833-288-3986 to join the conversation.
Take2 - 08/08/2019 - A Time To Be Still...
In a world where gadgets have taken over and people are moving at a fast pace, it is no wonder why the human body has a difficult time settling down and being quiet. In fact, it has been reported that many folks struggle with silence. Constant chatter or noise seems to be the new normal in this culture. So, if peace is what you are craving and cannot seem to find it in this loud world, may we suggest giving Adoration a try. Being still with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament can bring forth many graces and blessings that are spiritually life changing. In addition, Adoration boosts our physical well being, something we all desire. Let’s have a conversation on how Adoration is just the remedy we need to bring about real and everlasting peace. Call us with your story, 1-833-288-3986.
Take2 - 08/07/2019 - Rural Parish Closings...
Is Your Rural Parish Threatened With Closure? We’re presenting more and more topics that you suggest to us. That’s the case on Wednesday, when we take up a suggestion by a listener named Jenny and talk about the fate of some of our rural parishes. We’ll let Jenny herself set up the topic: I heard that you take show topic ideas? If so, I have one. There is an epidemic of small town, rural parishes that are financially solvent and pillars in the community that are closing because of the lack of priests. Dioceses across the midwest and northeast are particularly affected. My parish is one of those that are on the potential closure list. Whereas the bishops are doing what they feel they need to do, the concern is that since the rural parishes are smaller, they do not matter. It seems a numbers game rather than a souls game. Jesus tells us to go to the ends of the earth. That also means to the ends of the cornfields, too.
Take2 - 08/06/2019 - Discussing Mass Shootings II
Join Jerry and Debbie as they discuss the recent mass shootings in our country, taking a look and trying to find some reason in the tragedy. PART II
Take2 - 08/05/2019 - Discussing Mass Shootings
Join Jerry and Debbie as they discuss the recent mass shootings in our country, taking a look and trying to find some reason in the tragedy.
Take2 - 08/02/2019 - Prayerful Parenting
Prayerful Parenting Parenting is hard. It doesn’t come with a how-to manual. Without God and faith, it’s hard enough. Do you strive to seek God’s help and His will in how you raise, train and discipline your children? Do you pray about what’s best for them? Do you pray with your spouse and turn to Scripture for advice on raising them? Do you make sure they receive their sacraments? Do you try to make sure they get the best possible religious instruction? How do you make God and our faith the center of your important task of child-raising? Share your take on this with Jerry and Debbie on Friday.
Take2 - 08/01/2019 - Whom or What Are You Praying For?
Whom or What Are You Praying For? On Thursday, it’s our monthly show for you to call, text, e-mail or post on social media any prayer intentions you would like the world to pray for. We’ll get to as many of them as we can on the air, but even if we don’t get to yours, we will gather them all and offer a prayer for all of your intentions at the end of the show.