Monthly Archives: November 2019

An Attitude of Gratitude (OGW, 022)

In today’s episode of Opening God’s Word I explore the question Jesus asks in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 17.

Basically, he wants to know how likely it would be for you to ask a person who works for you to drop what he/she is doing, and take a break to sit and eat with you, leaving their tasks undone?

He compares this situation to what is expected of those who follow him.

Listen in as I give a modern-day example that helps us enter into this passage a little more clearly.

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

Janet Cassidy



Grumbling lately? (OGW – 021)

Have you found yourself grumbling a lot lately?  Complaining about work or the world around you?

Time to sing a new song!

Psalm 98 is just what we need when we feel like we are living in a vacuum that is overtaking the joy in our lives.

Today’s episode of Opening God’s Word will help you make the shift you need!

I have also posted on my blog at a prayer of gratitude that I pray every day to encourage me to be thankful for all of the blessings God has given me.

I hope you will make it a part of your day as well.

Have a blessed day in God’s Word.

Janet Cassidy

Are You Loving Like God? (OGW – 020)

This is it!  This is all we need to know and we can find it in Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapter 13.

Paul brings up the commandments, but then, he says it:  “Love is the fulfillment of the law.”

Are you being loving?  Are you giving of yourself?  Are you looking at a situation and thinking, “How can I help?” or, are you thinking, “I’ll let someone else do it.”

After you have listened to today’s episode of Opening God’s Word, I hope you will follow my suggestion and jump on over to my blog where I have highlighted a special prayer that I use.  This prayer about being In Union with God always helps me when I need to look outward.  I hope you will like it as well.  It can be found at

Have a blessed day in God’s Word.

Janet Cassidy (for the rest of the Uplifting Prayers for Times of Distress)

Me? I Don’t Have Any Gifts! (OGW -019)

Have you ever thought, “I really don’t have any gifts to use”?

When you look at the great saints, do you ever think, “I could NEVER do that”?

Are you kind of quiet and don’t feel like you can “get out there” and make a splash like some people do?

Or are you an extrovert but you can’t seem to find your niche?

Today’s passage from the Letter to the Romans, Chapter 12, is for you!

Are you a pinky finger or a foot?  Doesn’t matter.  The important thing is that with God’s help you try to identify what it is you can do, and do that!

One more thing.  Let’s not ever deny our gifts.  Today I talk about humility and accepting what God has given you.

Please share this with a friend.  This is a pivotal passage that so many of us need to hear.

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

Janet Cassidy


Who’s Coming to Dinner? (018 – OGW)

In today’s gospel passage Jesus talks about how you should behave if you are an invited guest to a lunch or dinner, and if you are the host, who you should be inviting.

This passage can be difficult for us today as we ask ourselves, “Am I supposed to be inviting strangers into my home and feeding them?”

What if you are not in a position to do that?  Do you just ignore this passage altogether?

While contextually Jesus is speaking about the people of Israel and the Gentiles of his time, his ultimate teaching about unconditional love and selfless giving is everlasting and very relevant for us today.

Tune in and share with a friend!

Also, I invite you to visit my blog at, or if you are looking for Uplifting Prayers for Times of Distress, go to

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

Janet Cassidy


What are You Looking for in a Church? PODCAST, (CC, 025)

How does my shopping experience relate to what I need in a church?

I hope you will join me for this episode of Cassidy Comments as I describe what is foundational to any church.

What do we need?

What don’t we need?

If you are looking for a church, I invite you to email me at so we can explore the purpose and characteristics of a sound church.

Janet Cassidy

The Script You Need (OGW – 017)

Need a prescription for life?

Are you thinking if someone would just write down what you need to do, that would make things a lot easier?

Give me the list and let me follow it instead of trying to figure things out for myself?

Well, we have one!  You will find it today in this episode of Opening God’s Word!

But beware, just because we have the list, it doesn’t mean it is going to be easy!  A trusted guide can lead the way, as we have found in the Gospel of Matthew (Chapter 5, The Beatitudes), but it is going to take some work.

After you have listened to this podcast and dipped your toe into the Beatitudes, I invite you to go deeper.  When were they written?  Who was the intended audience?  What did they mean by “poor in spirit?”

Don’t stop there, but let God speak to your heart and transform you in these words.

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

Janet Cassidy