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November 30-December 5, 2015

Monday, November 30 – Elisa Morgan/Hello Beauty Full; Daniel Henderson/The Deeper Life – Women in every culture struggle with feeling beautiful. On the Monday edition of Live the Promise Elisa Morgan shares how to break free from lies and focus instead on how God sees you. Then pastor Daniel Henderson explores the eight deepest longings of the heart, and how relationship with Christ meets every one.

Tuesday, December 1 – Tom Yeakley/Praying God’s Promises; Kate McCord/Dangerous Places – There is power in praying the Word of God in our daily life. Listen as Tom Yeakley (YAKE-lee) of the Navigators unpacks how to pray over God’s promises. Then Kate McCord (not her real name) joins us to talk about her time living in Afghanistan after 9/11 and why God calls us to dangerous places.

Wednesday, December 2 – Nik Ripken/The Insanity of Obedience; Greg Smalley/Relationships – Do you value Christ more than life? Listen as author Nik Ripken returns to give us an update on the persecuted church and challenge us to live a sold-out faith. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley joins the program to talk about God-centered relationships.

Thursday, December 3 – Peter and Carolyn Haas (In Studio)/Broken Escalators; Vicki Courtney/Rest Assured –We tend to view happiness as an outcome of our circumstances – but it’s truly connected to our relationship with God. Listen as Peter and Carolyn Haas join Susie in studio to talk about faith, dreams, and God’s presence. Then Vicki Courtney offers steps to rest and recovery for the weary soul.

Friday, December 4 – Peter and Kelli Worrall/20 Things We Would Tell Our 20-something Selves; Susie/Spiritual reset (Both Hours Recorded) – If you could give your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Peter and Kelli Worrall about 20 things to tell your 20-something self. Then we’ll take time for a spiritual reset. Susie spends some time unpacking the stages of worrying, wondering, and waiting.

Saturday, December 5 – Gerard and Jeannie Long – Awakening to God – God is faithful in the midst of a deep valley of suffering. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s powerful conversation with Gerard and Jeannie Long. They share the painful journey of the loss of two of their children as well as a new ministry that has come from the grief.




November 23-28, 2015

Monday, November 23 – Dee Ann Turner/It’s My Pleasure; Les and Leslie Parrott/7 Questions to Ask Before You Marry – What does it mean to cultivate culture? On the Monday edition of Live the Promise, Susie talks with Dee Ann Turner of Chick-fil-a about leadership, culture, and building an organization of integrity. Then Les and Leslie Parrott join the program to talk about seven questions to ask before you marry.

Tuesday, November 24 – Tim Mahoney (In Studio)/The Exodus; Aubrey Sampson/Overcomer – Did God really call the Israelites out of Egypt? Why is that important? On the next Live the Promise Tim Mahoney joins Susie in studio to unpack the historical, archaeological evidence for the Exodus. Then Aubrey Sampson and Susie talk about how to recognize and overcome shame in our life and walk in freedom.

Wednesday, November 25 – Owen Strachan/Risky Gospel; Erin Smalley/Grown-Up Girlfriends (Both Hours Recorded) The Christian life is one filled with joy, challenge, and risk. On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise social commentator Owen Strachan (STRAN) joins Susie to share his views on the risk-filled life of the Christian. Then Focus on the Family’s Erin Smalley returns for a discussion about building strong friendships.

Thursday, November 26 – Jennifer Rothschild/Unconditional Love; Ron Deal/The Smart Stepfamily Marriage (Both Hours Recorded) – The book of Hosea shows a powerful love between God and His people. On the Thanksgiving edition of Live the Promise Susie welcomes Jennifer Rothschild back to the show to talk about God’s unconditional love for us. Then Ron Deal returns with tips for newly-blended families on how to function and thrive as a family.

Friday, November 27 – David Horton/The Portable Seminary; Cherie Lowe/Slaying the Debt Dragon (Both Hours Recorded) – Scripture can be intimidating, but we can learn how to read and understand it. Listen as David Horton of Bethany House Publishers joins us for a look at the essentials of the Bible. Then author Cherie Lowe shares her family’s story of overcoming debt and practicing financial stewardship.

Saturday, November 28 – Tim Hawkins – Diary of a Jackwagon – We take Jesus seriously but we don’t need to take ourselves seriously. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with comedian Tim Hawkins. They laugh their way through a great conversation about his faith, his family, and his journey as a comedian.


November 16-21, 2015

Monday, November 16 – Susie/Songs and Verses; Seth Haines/Coming Clean – God’s Word is living and active. On the Monday edition of Live the Promise, Susie takes your calls as we talk about which Scriptures and worship hymns are encouraging you these days. Then Seth Haines joins the program to share his story of overcoming addiction and learning to walk with Christ.

Tuesday, November 17 – Mark Buchanan/Spiritual Rhythm; Dr. Kathy Koch/Screens and Teens It may feel like you’re in a spiritual winter, but God is still with you. On the next Live the Promise Mark Buchanan talks about how we connect with God in the different seasons of life. Then Dr. Kathy Koch (COOK) unpacks how to connect with our teens in a fast-paced world.

Wednesday, November 18 – Adele Calhoun/True You; Greg and Erin Smalley/Adoption Each of us is wired uniquely, and the world needs your story. Listen as Adele Calhoun joins Susie to talk about knowing your true identity and gifting in Christ. Then we hear a powerful testimony of adoption from Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley and his wife Erin.

Thursday, November 19 – Danny Gokey/The Artist’s Corner; Randy Alcorn/Happiness – What does it mean to celebrate Jesus’ birth? On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise Susie is joined by recording artist Danny Gokey. We explore the power of the Christmas season and the joy of Jesus’ birth. Then Randy Alcorn returns to unpack the joyful calling of the Christian life and the source of true happiness.

Friday, November 20 – Glynnis Whitwer/Taming the To-Do List; Larry Osborne/Thriving in Babylon (Both Hours Recorded) – Are you living with an endless to-do list? Listen as Susie talks with Glynnis Whitwer (WITT-werr) of Proverbs 31 Ministries about driving our schedule instead of letting it drive us. Then we’ll hear her conversation with Dr. Larry Osborne about how to thrive in a culture that is hostile to biblical values.

Saturday, November 21 – Brant Hansen – Unoffendable – What does it mean to be an unoffendable person? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with fellow radio host Brant Hansen. They talk about the culture of anger we’re currently living in and explore how to release offenses to live in peace, in Jesus’ Name.



November 9-14, 2015

Monday, November 9 – Sara Groves (IN STUDIO)/The Artist’s Corner; Jim Burns/Pass It On – God is with us in the floodplains of life. On the next Live the Promise, Susie welcomes her good friend, singer-songwriter Sara Groves to the program to unpack her new album. Then Homeword’s Jim Burns joins the program to talk about passing your faith on to your children.

Tuesday, November 10 – Liz Curtis Higgs/Redemption Stories; Jim Rubart/Novel Talk What can we learn from the women in the Bible who were far from God? Listen as Susie talks with Liz Curtis Higgs about how God redeems us regardless of our past. Then Susie and novelist Jim Rubart unpack the themes of his new book of love, past regret, love, and forgiveness.

Wednesday, November 11 – Steven K. Scott/The Greatest Words Ever Spoken; Greg Smalley/Relationships Jesus said many things. How do they apply to your life today? On the next Live the Promise Steven K. Scott joins us to talk about the greatest words ever spoken. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley returns for a look at healthy, God-focused relationships.

Thursday, November 12 – Dr. Mark Rutland/Relaunch; Lisa Bevere/Fierce Faith (Both Hours Recorded) – What does it look like for God to revive a dying organization? Dr. Mark Rutland joins Susie to share lessons in vision, leadership, and faith. Then Lisa Bevere of Messenger International returns with a special message for women of courage and prayer.

Friday, November 13 – Terri Roberts/Forgiven; Chris Fabry/Novel Talk (Both Hours Recorded) – After a son does the unthinkable, how can a mother go on? On the Friday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with Terri Roberts, mother of the Amish schoolhouse shooter, about God’s power to heal. Then we’ll hear Susie’s conversation with radio host Chris Fabry about his new novel based on the movie War Room.

Saturday, November 14 – Mark Alan – Worship – The Bible is an account of God's faithfulness to us. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with songwriter and worship leader Mark Alan. We walk through the faithfulness of God, the reality of suffering, and the power of the gospel in our lives.



November 2-7, 2015

Monday, November 2 – Ron Rhodes/Bible Answers! What are we to do with passages in Scripture that are challenging to understand? On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes back scholar Ron Rhodes for Bible Answers. He’ll address your questions on hermeneutics, the end times, the nature of Christ, and more!

Tuesday, November 3 – Aaron Shust/The Artist’s Corner; Julie and Greg Gorman/Preparing for Marriage (Both Hours Recorded) Unto us, a Child is born! On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes back singer-songwriter Aaron Shust. We look at the wonder of the Incarnation and what it means that God is with us. Then authors Greg and Julie Gorman talk about what we should know before tying the knot.

Wednesday, November 4 – Brian Hardin/Reframe; Tessa Afshar/Novel Talk – Does your relationship with God feel real? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise, Susie talks with Brian Hardin about reframing our faith journey with an ever-present God. Then novelist Tessa Afshar returns to the program to help us unpack the beautiful story of Ruth and Boaz.

Thursday, November 5 – Skip Heitzig/Beyond Normal; Lisa Anderson/The Dating Manifesto – What does it mean to live with integrity? Listen as Susie and pastor Skip Heitzig (HYTE-zigg) explore holding to our biblical values in a world that encourages compromise. Then Focus on the Family’s Lisa Anderson joins us to offer a manifesto for dating at every age and stage of life.

Friday, November 6 – Brad Hewitt/Money Management; Bo Stern/Ruthless (Both Hours Recorded) – When God gives us resources, we’re called to use them to bless others. On the Friday edition of Live the Promise, Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial, offers wise counsel for handling money. Then Bo Stern shares what she’s learned about the character of God after losing her husband to ALS.

Saturday, November 7 – Shaunti Feldhahn – The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Couples – Use sign language. Go to bed mad. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear a powerful conversation Susie had with Shaunti Feldhahn. She joined the program to share the surprising secrets of highly happy couples. That’s this Saturday, on the Faith Radio Network!