Monthly Archives: November 2019

Three Words for the King (033, OGW, Daniel)

What would you do if a mysterious hand appeared on a wall in front of you and wrote and message that you couldn’t read?

I’ll bet you would search for someone who could give you the message.

Well, that’s what happened to the king in today’s reading from the Book of Daniel.

Tune in to find out the three things that were in that message and who it came from.

Is it possible that from this Old Testament book we can find an important word for us today?  This is a striking passage and I hope you will check it out for yourself.

And after you do that, please spend some time learning a little more about this book and give yourself some quiet time to see if God might be speaking into your life.

I hope you have a blessed day in God’s Word.

Janet Cassidy

The Secret:  The End of the World is Coming! (OGW, 032)

I’ve got a secret that I will share with you today.  I want to make sure that you are ready for the end.  Like the followers of Jesus in Luke 21, you might be asking, “What sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?”

What does Jesus say about the coming of the end of the world?

You won’t want to miss this episode of Opening God’s Word!

Give me just a few minutes of your time today so you, too, will be in on the secret.

I would bet that you know a few people that would be interested in this topic.  Please share this podcast with anyone you think might benefit from it.

I hope you have a blessed day in God’s Word!

Janet Cassidy


Give it up!  (OGW, 031, Lk 21)

Let’s talk money!

Wait! Before you decide you don’t want to hear anything about money + church, just give me a few minutes of your time.

In today’s episode of Opening God’s Word I reflect on what Jesus has to say about our contribution and give my own testimony from “behind the scenes” as to the importance of our—long, sustained—financial support of the church’s ministry and overall mission.

Even St. Paul understood the need for a community’s support and it’s no different today!

Let’s talk about giving for the decaying church roof vs long-term giving.

I’m going to share with you my view of tithing as well!

This is an important passage that shows us that even Jesus didn’t shy away from financial stuff, so neither should we!

Janet Cassidy

A Kick in the Pants (OGW, 030)

Do you need a kick in the pants?  Looking for some motivation?

Is it time to change your ways, or are you ready to make a difference?

Today’s episode of Opening God’s Word may be just what you need.

Jesus is in the temple, cleaning it out.  The prophet Jeremiah—centuries before Jesus—is speaking very candidly to the people about changing their ways.

Let God speak to you today.  Take his words to heart and see what he might be asking you to do!

I encourage you to subscribe to this podcast and my blog ( and join me in spreading God’s Word by sharing this with a friend.

I hope you have a blessed day in God’s Word!

Janet Cassidy

Multiplying What You have been Given (OGW, 028, Luke 19)

If you were entrusted with ten gold coins to take care of for someone, what would you do with them?

That is the question in today’s parable in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 19.

What does that mean for us today?

Well, we could ask the question, “What will you do with the Good News of salvation that you have been given?”

Will you keep it to yourself or try to bring others into it?

Tune in to today’s Opening God’s Word to see what God expects of us as shown in this parable.

I hope you have a blessed day in God’s Word.

Janet Cassidy

Are You Stuck?  (OGW, 027)

Need a change in your life?  Do what the Blind Beggar did in yesterday’s passage and what Zacchaeus did in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 19 today.

Seek Jesus.  Look for him and open your house to him.  Open your heart to him.

It doesn’t take much, that’s for sure.  Just open your eyes and look for him.  You will see his presence everywhere.

Don’t miss today’s episode of Opening God’s Word!

I pray that you desire to seek Jesus just as much as the blind beggar and the sinful tax collector did.

Have a blessed day in God’s Word.

Janet Cassidy

What is Your Blindness? (OGW, 026, Luke 18)

026 – OGW, Blind Beggar, Lk 18

Today we tune in to a special event in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 18.  Jesus performs a miracle!  He heals a blind beggar!

You might want to write this off as just a nice story, but there are so many elements of this real event that speak to us today, I hope you will listen in to this episode of Opening God’s Word to hear Jesus speaking to you.

What is your blindness?

Are you calling other people to Jesus?

Are you persistent in seeking him yourself?

Of what do you need healing?

Lots of questions and lots of insight to be gained from this brief passage.

I hope you will subscribe to my daily podcasts and blog and share them with a friend!

Have a blessed day in God’s Word!

Janet Cassidy

God’s Wisdom in YOU!  (OGW – 025)

You may recall me talking about the Book of Wisdom, Chapter 13 before because it is one of my favorite Bible passages.  I have a lot of favorites, but this one WILL make go deeper as you contemplate the existence of God.

I encourage you to open your Bible and spend some time with it.  Sit in your favorite chair and think, “Hmm, I guess I hadn’t thought about that before.”

Just do it, today, and let God speak to you!

This episode of Opening God’s Word can be found at

I hope you will subscribe and share it with a friend!

Have a blessed day in God’s Word.

Janet Cassidy

The Kingdom of God (OGW – 024)

Today we’re talking about the Kingdom of God in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 17.

What is it?

Is it here, now?

Is it coming?

It can seem so confusing!  Join me today for this episode of Opening God’s Word and let’s get it cleared up!

We’ve only got a couple of minutes, so let’s see what we can do to better understand what the Kingdom of God means for us today!

I hope you have a blessed day in God’s Word!

Janet Cassidy


What is Your Leprosy? (OGW, 023)

Are you one of the Ten Lepers in today’s Gospel (Luke Chapter 17) who was healed?

Are you like the one who turned back to say thank you, or did you go on your merry way as one of the nine and not even recognize who healed you?

Maybe you don’t have leprosy, but I’d be willing to bet there are other conditions from which you need to be healed.

What is your leprosy?


Mental or physical suffering?

Relationship problems?

Encounter Jesus as he enters the village in today’s Gospel, and notice the power he has to heal us—even from a distance!

Stand with the Samaritan leper who turned to Jesus to thank him, and let your own encounter with Christ allow you to hear the words:

“Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”

Janet Cassidy