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March 23 - 28, 2015

Monday, March 23 – Jen Pollock Michel/Teach Us to Want; Holly Melton/Follow My Lead What does it mean to have God-shaped desires? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Jen Pollock Michel about what it means to redeem our desires. Then evangelist Holly Melton joins us to share powerful stories of lives changed, when we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, March 24 – Mark Alan (IN STUDIO)/The Art of Bravery; Bill Farrel/7 Simple Skills for Every Man (part 2) God can empower us to be courageous in every circumstance. On the Tuesday edition of Live the Promise, worship leader Mark Alan joins Susie in studio to lead us in a discussion about being brave. Then marriage and family speaker Bill Farrel returns to revisit the seven simple skills every man should know.

Wednesday, March 25 – Adam Stadtmiller/Praying for Your Elephant; Kathy Koch/Screens and Teens Are you afraid to ask for big things in prayer? Listen as guest host Bill Arnold talks with Adam Stadtmiller. He shares how God responds when we ask for things that only He can deliver. Then Dr. Kathy Koch (COOK) unpacks how to connect with our teens in a fast-paced world.

Thursday, March 26 – Susie/Humility and Pride (Recorded); Jon Weece/Jesus Prom (Recorded) Our culture holds up pride as a positive trait. On this edition of Live the Promise Susie unpacks the aim and power of humility, with input from Andy Stanley and John Dickson. Then Jon Weece returns to talk about how to practically live out the message of Christ in our daily life.

Friday, March 27 – Heather Kopp/Sober Mercies; Dr. Glenn Pickering (IN STUDIO)/Relationships – God can deliver us from addictions – and Heather Kopp knows that full well. On the Friday edition of Live the Promise Bill Arnold talks with Heather about the God who saves from alcoholism. Then Dr. Glenn Pickering returns to lead us through establishing God-honoring relationships.

Saturday, March 28 – Caryn Rivadeneira/Broke – When financial crisis comes, we learn that God is our Rock. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with author Caryn Rivadeneira about how to lean on God for our daily bread in difficult seasons.



March 16 - 21, 2015

Monday, March 16 – Nick Hall (IN STUDIO)/The Reset Prayer; Ron Deal/The Smart Stepfamily Life may not have a “reset” button, but we can offer a “reset” prayer. On the next Live the Promise evangelist Nick Hall shares how to refocus our minds on God. Then Ron Deal joins the program to talk about the joys and challenges of blending a family and what happens when God is the foundation of the home.

Tuesday, March 17 – Colin Smith/Heaven, How I Got Here; Mark Merrill/7 Things Husbands Should Stop Doing He hung next to Jesus, and experienced infinite grace. Listen as Faith Radio programmer Colin Smith of Unlocking the Bible joins Susie to talk about what we can learn from the thief on the cross. Then Mark Merrill shares seven things husbands should stop doing in their marriages.

Wednesday, March 18 – Terri Blackstock/Novel Talk; Dr. Greg Smalley/Relationships Sometimes our choices can catch up to us in unexpected ways. Author Terri Blackstock returns to unpack the themes of her newest novel. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley shares the power of a strong spiritual connection in marriage.

Thursday, March 19 – Liz Curtis Higgs/Redemption Stories; Randy Alcorn/hand in Hand – The love of God has a healing effect on our hearts. On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes Liz Curtis Higgs to talk about God’s redemption in our lives. Then Randy Alcorn unpacks what the Bible says about the sovereignty of God and our human freedom.

Friday, March 20 – Peter Chin/Blindsided by God; Theme Show/Brand New – The journey with God is not always a smooth one – and there are many surprises and challenges along the way. Listen as Susie talks with pastor Peter Chin about his journey of church-planting and his wife’s cancer diagnosis. Then we look at what it means to be brand new in Christ, with input from Andy Stanley.

Saturday, March 21 – Jurgen Matthesius/The PUSH Prayer – What does it mean to PUSH through your prayers? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie and pastor Jurgen Matthesius (YER-gen Mah-TESS-eeyus) look at perseverance and how to Pray Until Something Happens. He helps us pray for God’s will to be done here on earth. 




March 9 - 14, 2015

Monday, March 9 – Dr. Kenneth Ulmer/Knowing God’s Voice; Bill Farrel/7 Simple Skills for Every Man How can we know if we’re hearing from the Lord? Listen as Susie speaks with Dr. Kenneth Ulmer. He shares principles for discerning the voice of God that are based on His Word. Then Bill Farrel returns to talk about the seven life skills every man should have.        

Tuesday, March 10 – Sara Groves and Bethany Hoang (In Studio)/Justice; Christin Ditchfield/Perseverance What does it mean to have a heart for justice? On the next Live the Promise, Bethany Hoang of International Justice Mission and singer-songwriter Sara Groves are in studio to talk about the freedom we offer others in Christ. Then Christin Ditchfield joins us to talk about how to persevere when we feel like giving in to our circumstances.

Wednesday, March 11 – Owen Strachan/Risky Gospel; Dr. Greg Smalley/Relationships The Christian life is one filled with joy, challenge, and adventure. On the next Live the Promise Owen STRAHN returns to share his views on the risk-filled life of the Christian. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley is back to talk about the next trait of a healthy and thriving marriage.

Thursday, March 12 – Mark Buchanan/Lessons from a Dreamer; Lisa Bevere/Fierce Faith – What can we learn from the life of a dreamer? On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise Susie welcomes Mark Buchanan back to the program to unpack the life and legacy of Joseph. Then Lisa Bevere gives us a charge to live with passion, courage, and a vision for the kingdom of heaven.

Friday, March 13 – Brian Ivie/The Drop Box; Shannon O’Dell/The Rural Church – God can reach us in unexpected ways – including through our vocation. On the next Live the Promise, guest host Bill Arnold talks with filmmaker Brian Ivie (IVY) about how God opened his eyes to Jesus. Then pastor Shannon O’Dell shares what he’s learned about the blessings and challenges of the rural church.

Saturday, March 14 – Brady Boyd/Addicted to Busy – Sometimes we become addicted to the fast pace of life, and miss God in the process. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with pastor Brady Boyd. They talk about connecting with God and unpack the danger of the ‘rat race’ culture.



March 2 - 7, 2015

Monday, March 2 – Bible Answers with Ron Rhodes! The Bible is a source of wisdom, but it can also raise questions in our minds. On the Monday edition of Live the Promise it’s our monthly edition of Bible Answers, with scholar Ron Rhodes. He spends time tackling your questions about the end times, the existence of angels, and God’s purpose in suffering.

Tuesday, March 3 – Phil Callaway/Life and Laughter; Ryan Williams (In Studio)/The Artist’s Corner Sometimes when life weighs you down, you need to take a minute to laugh. Listen as Susie welcomes comedian Phil Callaway back to the show to talk about life lessons and the importance of laughter. Then worship leader Ryan Williams joins us for an hour of music and prayer.

Wednesday, March 4 – Craig von Buseck/Grace and Truth; Erin Smalley/Relationships How can we pray over current events? On the next Live the Promise Craig von Buseck is back for another edition of Grace and Truth. He helps us think biblically about ISIS, world events, and responding to hate with love. Then Erin Smalley returns to unpack the strength of godly relationships.

Thursday, March 5 – Lee Strobel/The Case for Grace; John Ortberg/The Will of God – What does it mean for God to have grace for His people? Listen as Susie talks with author, apologist, and former atheist Lee Strobel about the case for grace. Then pastor John Ortberg helps us explore the sovereignty of God and how to discern His will for our lives.

Friday, March 6 – Andy McQuitty/Notes from the Valley; Dr. Glenn Pickering/Playing Tag (In Studio) – A cancer diagnosis can rock your faith – but God has a purpose in even the darkest moments. Listen as guest host Bill Arnold talks with Andy McQuitty about his own cancer journey. Then Dr. Glenn Pickering joins the program to talk about handling conflict in a healthy way.

Saturday, March 7 – Tricia Lott Williford – And Life Comes Back – God gives and takes away, but blessed be His Name. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with author Tricia Lott Williford. They talk about how God brought comfort after the unexpected death of her husband.




February 23 - 28, 2015

Monday, February 23 – Kelly Minter/Wherever the River Runs(FIRST HALF) Jimmy Page/Commit to Live Fit (SECOND HALF); Alicia Williamson Garcia/The Artist’s Corner God is moving all over the world – including in the Amazon. On this edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with author Kelly Minter. She shares how a trip to South America increased her love for the gospel. Then singer Alicia Williamson Garcia will share her faith and music. We also kick off our Commit to Live Fit journey with Jimmy Page!

Tuesday, February 24 – Max Lucado/Novel Talk; Bill and Pam Farrel/Red Hot Romance Tips How can God intervene in the life of a single mother? Listen to Susie’s powerful conversation with Max Lucado about his new novel and the power of God to answer our prayers. Then Bill and Pam Farrel are back to talk about how to keep your marriage relationship fresh!

Wednesday, February 25 – Liz Curtis Higgs/Redemption Stories; Mary Beth Carlson (IN STUDIO)/The Artist’s Corner What can we learn about one of Jesus’ most devoted followers? Listen as Susie and Liz Curtis Higgs look at the life and faith of Mary Magdalene. Then musician Mary Beth Carlson shares her faith, music, and the powerful grace shown in her daughter, who lives with autism.

Thursday, February 26 – Will Davis Jr./Ten Things Jesus Never Said; Stephen Mansfield (Recorded 2nd Hour)/Miracle of the Kurds – Jesus said many things, but what He didn’t say can be equally powerful. On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise Will Davis Jr. shows us ten things Jesus never said. Then author Stephen Mansfield shares how God has redeemed and restored the Kurdish people from the brink of death.

Friday, February 27 – Michael Boggs/What Would Jesus Undo?; Jim Cymbala/Spirit Rising (Recorded) – 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 pastor Jim Cymbala talks about who the Holy Spirit is and how we can depend on His power.

Saturday, February 28 – Charles Morris – Missing Jesus Do you feel that you’re missing something crucial in your daily life? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with Charles Morris. We unpack the mystery of faith and talk about why the most well-intended, ritualized religion is empty and stagnant without Jesus.