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December 15 - 20, 2014

Monday, December 15 – Brady Boyd/Addicted to Busy; Sara Hagerty/Every Bitter Thing is Sweet Sometimes we become addicted to the fast pace of life, and miss God in the process. On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes pastor Brady Boyd back to the program to unpack the danger of the ‘rat race’ culture. Then Sara Hagerty shares how God became her joy when she wrestled with infertility.

Tuesday, December 16 – Tommy Barnett/The Power of a Half Hour; Lee Wolfe Blum (IN STUDIO)/Table in the Darkness We can change our lives in thirty minutes. On the next Live the Promise pastor Tommy Barnett returns to the program to talk about what happens when we turn our schedule over to God. Then Lee Wolfe Blum (BLOOM) joins Susie in studio to share her powerful story of overcoming anorexia.

Wednesday, December 17 – Dudley Rutherford/Walls Fall Down (Recorded); Greg Smalley/Family What can we learn from the battle of Jericho? Listen to Susie’s powerful conversation with pastor Dudley Rutherford. We’ll explore how God worked to bring His people to victory. Then Dr. Greg Smalley of Focus on the Family returns to unpack navigating the holidays with your family.

Thursday, December 18 – The Great Giveaway! – What’s the best thing YOU can do with $15? On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise we’re celebrating God’s acts of kindness through you this Christmas season! We’ll spend time taking your phone calls and celebrating our mini-missions trip to bless those around us with the love of Christ.

Friday, December 19 – David Garrison/A Wind in the House of Islam; Jimmy Page/One Word – What is God doing in the Muslim world? We hear from Dr. David Garrison, who shares how Jesus is reaching out to Muslims. Then Jimmy Page from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes returns to explore how to select a word as the theme for your year.

Saturday, December 20 – Joanna Weaver – Time with Jesus We want to bring God our efforts and good works – but sometimes all He wants is us! On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with Joanna Weaver. We look at the tendency of women to be busy for the kingdom and take a lesson from Mary, who sat at the feet of Jesus instead.



December 8 - 13, 2014

Monday, December 8 – Skye Jethani/The Life of the Church; Cheri Gregory and Kathi Lipp/The Cure for the Perfect Life The church is meant to be a vehicle, a movement, not merely a building. On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Skye Jethani about how to operate as the body of Christ. Then we’re joined by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory to talk about rejecting perfectionism during the holiday season.

Tuesday, December 9 – Gerard Long/Awakening; Chrystal Evans Hurst/Kingdom Woman (RECORDED) What does it mean to awaken to God? On the next Live the Promise Susie speaks with Gerard Long of Alpha USA about intimacy with God. Then author Chrystal Evans Hurst issues a call for women everywhere to stand with confidence in Christ and become warriors in the kingdom of God.

Wednesday, December 10 – GAP

Thursday, December 11 – GAP

Friday, December 12 – Michael Boggs/What Would Jesus Undo; Theme Show/Christmas Gifts – We often ask the question, what would Jesus do? But an equally important question is, when you examine your life, what would Jesus UN-do? Michael Boggs joins us to unpack that. Then Susie takes your calls as we talk about gifts and the Christmas season.

Saturday, December 13 – Mark Buchanan – The Life of David King David was a man after God’s own heart. What can we learn from him? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we hear Susie’s conversation with author and pastor Mark Buchanan about this well-known king and poet in the Old Testament.



December 1 - 6, 2014

Monday, December 1 – Ron Rhodes/Bible Answers; Ann Voskamp/Advent What does it mean that Jesus carried our grief? Who are the 144,000 believers mentioned in the book of Revelation? On the Monday edition of Live the Promise Ron Rhodes is back for our monthly edition of Bible Answers with Ron Rhodes. Then we’ll look at the wonder of the Advent season with author Ann Voskamp.

Tuesday, December 2 – Lisa Bevere/Fierce Faith; Ray Pritchard/Spiritual Warfare There is power in living as a man or woman of the Kingdom. On the next Live the Promise Lisa Bevere helps us unpack the concept of fierce faith in a changing world. Then Ray Pritchard returns to talk about how to counter spiritual warfare with prayer and the Word of God.

Wednesday, December 3 – Craig von Buseck/Grace and Truth; Greg Smalley/Marriage In such a polarized culture, where speaking your mind can result in harsh anger, what does it mean to engage culture and current events with Grace and Truth? Listen as Susie talks with veteran reporter Craig von Buseck (BOO-zeck) about interceding with humble confidence. Then Dr. Greg Smalley of Focus on the Family returns to unpack another trait of a healthy, faith-based marriage.

Thursday, December 4 – Matt Papa/Look and Live; Dan Dean/The Artist’s Corner –Are you stuck in sin? You don’t need more willpower. Listen as Susie talks with author and worship leader Matt Papa about how seeing the glory of Jesus frees us from our chains. Then musician Dan Dean of Phillips, Craig and Dean joins us to share his music and faith journey!

Friday, December 5 – Robert Morgan/The 12 Stories of Christmas; Philip Yancey/Vanishing Grace – Story-telling has the power to drive us to worship. On the next Live the Promise pastor Robert Morgan joins Susie to share a collection of stories that point us to Christmas. Then author Philip Yancey joins the program to talk about encountering grace in the church today.

Saturday, December 6 – Laurel Bunker – Ethnic Reconciliation What does reconciliation look like? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with Laurel Bunker, dean of campus ministries for Bethel University. They talk about what it means to have a church with people from every tribe, every tongue, and every nation.


November 24 - 29, 2014

Monday, November 24 – Matt Heard/Life with a Capital L; Bill and Pam Farrel/Building a Family Legacy Jesus came to give us life, with a capital L. On the next Live the Promise Susie is joined by Matt Heard. We look at the work of Jesus to save us and restore us to abundant life. Then we’ll look at how to establish a faith-filled legacy for our families with Bill and Pam Farrel.

Tuesday, November 25 – Liz Curtis Higgs/Redemption Stories; Stephen Mansfield/Miracle of the Kurds We can reach out to Jesus in our weakness, and He won’t turn us away. On the next Live the Promise, listen as Susie and Liz Curtis Higgs unpack the story in the gospels of the woman healed from bleeding. Then Stephen Mansfield shares how God has redeemed and restored a people from the brink of death.

Wednesday, November 26 – Susie Larson/Comfort & Joy; Greg Smalley/The Work-Life Balance (Greg Recorded) . Susie unpacks her Christmas message titled “Comfort and Joy." Susie explores the sacredness of Christmas through Scripture, reflections, and song. Then Dr. Greg Smalley of Focus on the Family returns to address how to manage the work-life balance.

Thursday, November 27 – Ed Underwood/The Trail; Leslie Ludy/Set Apart Motherhood (Both Recorded) – When we’re seeking God’s will, we’re seeking a place to experience His power. On this edition of Live the Promise Susie welcomes back pastor Ed Underwood to talk about Ed’s new novel on walking with God. Then Leslie Ludy joins us to explore the blessings and challenges of Set-Apart Motherhood.

Friday, November 28 – Sophia Nelson/The Woman Code; Gary Chapman/One More Try (Both Recorded) – What code do you live by? Author and former White House reporter Sophia Nelson joins the program to look at the codes and habits of a healthy life. Then Susie talks with Dr. Gary Chapman about breathing new life into a dying marriage!

Saturday, November 29 – Tullian Tchividjian – One Way Love Real life is long on law and short on grace—the demands never stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. We are all in need of some relief. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor Tullian Tchividjian about his new book, One Way Love. They spend time exploring the power of raw, unflinching grace to set us free and set the world on fire.




November 17 - 22, 2014

Monday, November 17 – Michael Ross/ Worry-Free Living; Deb DeArmond/In-Law Relationships  Do you wrestle with anxiety and stress? The truth is, worry can become an epidemic and impact the rest of your family. Listen as Susie talks with Michael Ross about his book, Worry-Free LivingWe unpack how to minimize stress in our day to day life and interrupt the cycle of anxious living. Second hour Deb DeArmond shares how we can manage and strengthen our in-law relationships!

Tuesday, November 18 – Max Lucado (Recorded)/The Story; Bo Stern/When Holidays Hurt How can we see our lives and journeys as part of a larger story? Listen to Susie’s powerful conversation with Max Lucado. Max shares how God is writing a story with our faith and circumstances. Then author Bo Stern will offer hope for those walking into the holidays with heartache.

Wednesday, November 19 – Matthew Barnett/Misfits Welcome; Greg Smalley/Strong Relationships If you’ve ever felt out of place in this world, you have a place in God’s kingdom. On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with Matthew Barnett about how God loves using misfits. Then Dr. Greg Smalley is back to field your questions on building healthy, God-centered relationships.

Thursday, November 20 – Laurie P. Short/Finding Faith in the Dark; David Zach/The Artist’s Corner – 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 musician David Zach of Remedy Drive joins the program to share his music and faith journey.

Friday, November 21 – Dan Allender/The Healing Path; Jen Hatmaker/Interrupted (Both Recorded) –We all have wounds in our past. What does God call us to do with our pain? On the next Live the Promise we hear Susie’s conversation with Dan Allender about using the difficult things in our past to grow in our faith, and walk The Healing Path. Then Jen Hatmaker talks about living for Christ in uncomfortable places.

Saturday, November 22 – Quenton Marty – Resourceful Faith What does it mean to be resourceful and serve the city and the nation in Jesus’ Name? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Quenton Marty of Hope for the City (now MatterMore) joins Susie in studio to talk about the fantastic ministry being done through clothing donations, food drives and more for the kingdom.