Monthly Archives: February 2020

Are you Carrying a Heavy Cross? (Podcast, OGW, 055)

Do you feel like you are bearing a cross that is simply too heavy to bear?

Are you wondering where you can find some relief?

I have a little story for you that I think goes well with today’s gospel reading from Luke (Chapter 9, Verse 23). I hope you will tune in to listen; it’s called The Cross Room.

In today’s reading Jesus tells his disciples (and you and me), “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

I look at this as our Lenten assignment. Practice these as best you can; maybe they will even become a virtuous habit for you!

Self-discipline, Take up your daily cross, Follow Jesus


Janet Cassidy

Deathbed Forgiveness? (OGW, 054, Psalm 81)

What happens if someone, on their deathbed, asks for forgiveness for a lifetime of sin?

What if they have been living without paying any attention to God?

Should they be forgiven?

In today’s podcast I reflect on Psalm 81 to answer those questions and to raise a few
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Are you burdened by past sins?

Do you think whatever you have done is unforgivable?

When we put all of this together, we see that God in his great wisdom has anticipated these questions, and our needs, and readily supplies us with good news.

Check out today’s podcast at, and don’t forget to share it with a friend!

Have a blessed day in God’s Word.

Janet Cassidy