August 31-September 5, 2015
Monday, August 31 – John Townsend/Beyond Boundaries; David Capes/Slow to Judge – Sometimes we struggle to say no – but that can be the healthiest thing we do. On the next Live the Promise Dr. John Townsend joins Susie to discuss the art of setting boundaries in our relationships. Then David B. Capes talks about the art of listening to others while being slow to judge.
Tuesday, September 1 – Aaron Shust/The Artist’s Corner; Jim Burns/Passing on Faith – What does it mean to praise the Lord with your whole heart? Listen as Susie talks with singer-songwriter Aaron Shust about his new album and his faith journey. Then Homeword’s Jim Burns joins the program to talk about passing your faith onto your children.
Wednesday, September 2 – Jon Bloom (In Studio)/Things Not Seen; Nancy Alcorn/Ditch the Baggage – God’s promises are more trustworthy than our own perceptions. On the next Live the Promise, Jon Bloom joins the program to talk about walking by faith instead of sight. Then we talk with Nancy Alcorn about how we as women can let go of the past and live with peace and freedom for the future.
Thursday, September 3 – Susie/Listener’s Hour; Gary Thomas/Sacred Marriage – What has God been doing in your life? Listen as Susie takes your calls as we look at the faithfulness of God in every season and circumstance. Then author Gary Thomas joins us to talk about the power of a Christ-centered marriage.
Friday, September 4 – Preston Sprinkle/Charis; Shane and Shane/The Artist’s Corner (Both Hours Recorded) – The amazing truth is that God gives us what we don’t deserve – grace. Listen as Susie welcomes pastor Preston Sprinkle back to the show to talk about God’s unmerited favor for His people. Then musical duo Shane and Shane join us in the second hour to share their faith journey and newest album.
Saturday, September 5 – Gail Dudley – Who Told You That? – Self-talk can be a powerful thing if we harness it in a biblical way. How can we understand it in the context of God’s truth? On weekend edition of Live the Promise, you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with author Gail Dudley. We talk about choosing to believe the truth and reject lies.
August 24-29, 2015
Monday, August 24 – Stephen and Alex Kendrick/The War Room; Carey Scott/Untangled – We’re in a spiritual battle – but God has equipped us with weapons to fight. On the next Live the Promise Alex and Stephen Kendrick join Susie to discuss their new film out on prayer. Then Carey Scott joins the program to offer help to women who are struggling to untangle their emotions.
Tuesday, August 25 – Bill and Pam Farrel/Friendship in Marriage; Dr. Gary Chapman/Taming Your Anger – Is your spouse also your friend? Listen as husband and wife duo Bill and Pam Farrel return to explore how to build a strong friendship within your marriage. Then Susie and Dr. Gary Chapman look at how to recognize, diffuse, and respond to our bouts with anger.
Wednesday, August 26 – Liz Curtis Higgs/It’s Good to be Queen; Dr. Greg Smalley/God-Focused Relationships – What can we learn about wisdom and boldness from the queen of Sheba? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise, Liz Curtis Higgs unpacks the legacy of this Old Testament seeker of wisdom. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley joins us to talk about strong God-centered relationships.
Thursday, August 27 – Os Guinness/Fool’s Talk; Ted Cunningham/The Power of Home – Engaging with others in a truthful but loving way takes practice. Listen as social commentator Os Guinness joins Susie to talk about thoughtful, God-honoring dialogues. Then Pastor Ted Cunningham shares how to diagnose problems in your family and create a healthy, God-focused dynamic.
Friday, August 28 – Laurie P. Short/Finding Faith in the Dark; Greg and Julie Gorman/Marriage (Both Hours Recorded) – What happens when life takes a turn we didn’t expect? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Laurie Short. We explore the steps to take when our dreams take a detour. Then authors Greg and Julie Gorman talk about what we should know before tying the knot, and the steps that lead to a healthy marriage.
Saturday, August 29 – Carol Barnier – A Prodigal Journey – When a loved one seems to lose their faith, it can break your heart. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with author Carol Barnier. She shares her own prodigal journey and give us some practical guidance for engaging those who have left the church.
August 17-22, 2015
Monday, August 17 – Pete Scazzero/The Emotionally Healthy Leader; Susie/Say Yes to Your God-Given Influence and a Life that Counts – Being a strong leader starts with an intimate walk with God. On the next Live the Promise pastor Pete Scazzero joins us to look at how to lead from a place of service. Then Susie unpacks a message from her new book about how to say ‘yes’ to your God-given influence and a life that counts.
Tuesday, August 18 – Emily P. Freeman/Simply Tuesday; Don Everts/I Once Was Lost – When we’re out of breath, God calls us to pause and seek Him. Listen as Susie welcomes Emily P. Freeman to the show to talk about seeing God in everyday moments. Then Don Everts returns to talk about sharing your faith with those in the postmodern movement.
Wednesday, August 19 – Tim Hawkins/Diary of a Jackwagon (Recorded); Dr. Greg Smalley/God-Focused Relationships – We take Jesus seriously but we don’t need to take ourselves seriously. Listen to Susie’s conversation with comedian Tim Hawkins about his faith, family, and commitment to laughter. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley joins us to talk about strong God-centered relationships.
Thursday, August 20 – Sam Crabtree (IN STUDIO)/Practicing Affirmation; Matthew West/The Artist’s Corner – How can we encourage each other in a way that honors God? On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor Sam Crabtree about the power of God-centered affirmations. Then singer-songwriter Matthew West joins the program to share his faith and music.
Friday, August 21 – Tricia Lott Williford/The New Normal; Kay Wills Wyma/Comparison Trap (Both Hours Recorded) – What does it mean to find a “new normal”? On the Friday edition of Live the Promise, Tricia Lott Williford shares what she’s learned about rebuilding her family after the sudden death of her husband. Then Kay Wills Wyma joins Susie to talk about how to get free from the sin of comparison and embrace the circumstances God has given you.
Saturday, August 22 – Christin Ditchfield – Perseverance – After weeks or even years of waiting for relief, we can easily lose heart if we lose perspective. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with Christin Ditchfield. She joined us to talk about how to persevere when we feel like giving in to our circumstances.
August 10-15, 2015
Monday, August 10 – Lisa Harper/Believing Jesus; Susie/Say Yes to Necessary Change and Divine Momentum– When God calls us, He equips us! On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes back Lisa Harper. We’ll look at the power of God in the book of Acts. Then Susie unpacks a message from her new book about how to say ‘yes’ to necessary change and divine momentum.
Tuesday, August 11 – Robert Morris/Truly Free; Bob Russell/Acts of God – Jesus came to free us from chains. What does that look like? Listen to Susie’s conversation with Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church. We explore the process of getting free from emotional bondage. Then Bob Russell joins us to talk about the power of God in our suffering.
Wednesday, August 12 – Dudley Rutherford/Walls Fall Down; Lisa Anderson/The Dating Manifesto – What can we learn from the battle of Jericho? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor Dudley Rutherford about how God worked to bring His people to victory. Then Focus on the Family’s Lisa Anderson joins us to offer a manifesto for dating at every age and stage of life.
Thursday, August 13 – Kristin Wright/Open Doors USA; Sheila Walsh/Loved Back to Life – How can we pray for Christians who are exposed to violence because of their faith? Kristin Wright of Open Doors USA joins us to share some practical ways we can encourage other believers. Then Sheila Walsh joins us to share how God gave her new life and fresh perspective.
Friday, August 14 – Lee Wolfe Blum/Overcoming Anorexia; Jon Weece/Loving as Jesus Does (Both Hours Recorded) – How does the gospel bring light to eating disorders? On the next Live the Promise Lee Wolfe Blum (BLOOM) joins Susie in studio to share her powerful story of overcoming anorexia. Then Jon Weece returns to talk about how to practically live out the message of Christ in our daily life.
Saturday, August 15 – Lynn Donovan – Not Alone – Do you feel alone in your attempts to raise godly children? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, you’ll hear Susie’s powerful discussion with Lynn Donovan. She’s living in a spiritually mismatched marriage, and she talks about how to raise your children with faith within that context.
August 3-8, 2015
Monday, August 3 – Ron Rhodes/Bible Answers; Susie/Say Yes to Your Worth and God’s Best – When God calls us His sons and daughters, He means it. On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes back Bible scholar Ron Rhodes to talk about our identity in Christ. Then Susie unpacks a message from her new book about how to say ‘yes’ to your worth and God’s best.
Tuesday, August 4 – Steven K. Scott/The Greatest Words Ever Spoken; Holly Melton/Follow My Lead – How do Jesus’ words apply to your life? Listen as Steven K. Scott joins us to talk about the greatest words ever spoken. Then evangelist Holly Melton joins Susie to share powerful stories of lives changed, when we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Wednesday, August 5 – Cynthia Ruchti/Tattered and Mended; Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley/Ready to Wed? – Jesus calls us to surrender our wounds instead of hide them. On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with author Cynthia Ruchti (ROOK-tee) about how God heals our broken places. Then Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley return to the program to talk about how you can know you’re ready for marriage
Thursday, August 6 – Carol Kent/Unquenchable; Becky Harling/Parenting with Praise (Both Hours Recorded) – What does it mean to live an unquenchable faith? Listen to Susie’s powerful conversation with Carol Kent. We’ll talk about keeping the fire of faith strong in our lives. Then Becky Harling talks about how gratitude can change the way we parent!
Friday, August 7 – Jane Rubietta/Worry Less, Live More; Russ Berg/Hope for the Hurting Home (Both Hours Recorded) – Does worry get in the way of your joy? On the Friday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with author Jane Rubietta about refocusing on God in the face of our fears. Then pastoral counselor Russ Berg joins the program to share stories of reconciliation from his ministry, Hope for the Hurting Home.
Saturday, August 8 – Maegan Nail – Ending Human Trafficking – We can work to end the sex trade in our lifetime. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we hear from Maegan Nail of Thrive Rescue. She shares what’s being done to rescue and restore exploited children around the world.