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September 2014
September 22, 2014

What happens when your kids make decisions you strongly disagree with? On this Midday Connection, Brenda Garrison joins us to talk about how we respond in these moments of conflict. Speaking from personal experience with her daughter, Brenda has much wisdom and insight to share as well as practical tips in the midst of the pain. Love No Matter What

Featured Guest: Brenda Garrison
Host: Anita Lustrea


September 19, 2014

Some say women use 20,000 words a day and men 7,000. While you can refute these statistics, suffice it to say, women enjoy talking in the company of other women, and need to! It's the Millrose Club on Midday Connection, and whether or not you have more words to use up, you might want to grab your girlfriends and take our topics a little deeper. Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Millrose Club, Laura Boyd


September 18, 2014

It’s the WePick book club on Midday Connection and we’ll be discussing James MacBride’s bestselling The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother. The title says it all, and we’ll unpack Jame’s experience being raised by a black minister and a mother who wouldn’t admit she was white, as well as unveil our next WePick book selection. WePick Book Club: The Color of Water

Featured Guest: Rosalie de Rosset
Hosts: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff


September 17, 2014

The relationship that didn't work out. The medical decision that led to negative consequences. The career choice that didn't turn out the way it was planned. Regret. It can imprison us in the past, deplete our present, and disable our future. Michelle Van Loon joins us to talk about our "if onlys". If Only, Part 3

Featured Guest: Michelle Van Loon
Hosts: Melinda Schmidt, Caryn Rivadeneira


September 16, 2014

Has the wrath of God been hard for you to understand? On this Midday Connection James Bryan Smith joins us as we look at God’s holiness, including the false narratives we’ve believed about God, as well as the Jesus narrative. Many of us have attributed the human emotion of rage to God when we think about God’s wrath. We’ll look at God’s passion versus pathos and hear a clear explanation of God’s holiness. The Good and Beautiful God, Part 6

Featured Guest: James Bryan Smith
Host: Anita Lustrea


September 15, 2014

Are you squandering your talents in a job you don’t love? Do you feel trapped and afraid to risk to pursue your dream? On this Midday Connection, Kary Oberbrunner joins us to talk about how to overcome self-limiting beliefs, how to carve out a niche and get noticed in a noisy world, and basically, how to go from your day job to your dream job.  Day Job to Dream Job

Featured Guest: Kary Oberbrunner
Host: Melinda Schmidt


September 12, 2014

How do you make space for life to grow? Mark and Lisa Scandrette suggest that happens when you spend your time and money on what matters most, and on this Midday Connection we begin a series where we bring a group of women together to discuss what time and money mean to each of us. We’ll be honest in our own struggles and hope you will too. Free, Part 1

Featured Guests: Mark Scandrette, Lisa Scandrette
Panel: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff, Caryn Rivadeneira, Felecia Thompson, Randi Lundgren


September 11, 2014

It’s the Millrose Club on Midday Connection and we’re opening the phone lines to hear from you. Whether you’ve got a topic or you want to comment on a topic that’s been raised, we want you to call. The Millrose Club is where we learn to talk and discuss and laugh a lot along the way. Need a break? Join us for the Millrose Club.  Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Millrose Club, Jamie Janosz


September 10, 2014

The relationship that didn't work out. The medical decision that led to negative consequences. The career choice that didn't turn out the way it was planned. Regret. It can imprison us in the past, deplete our present, and disable our future. Michelle Van Loon joins us to talk about our "if onlys". If Only, Part 2

Featured Guest: Michelle Van Loon
Hosts: Melinda Schmidt, Caryn Rivadeneira


September 9, 2014

How do we communicate with people who disagree with us? Friends and strangers clash with each other over issues large and small, and on this Midday Connection, Tim Muehlhoff joins us to provide a strategy for having difficult conversations that will move us from contentious debate to constructive dialogue. Disagreeing Well

Featured Guest: Tim Muehlhoff
Hosts: Melinda Schmidt, Caryn Rivadeneira


September 8, 2014

How many of us find ourselves running on empty with no time for rest or God? On this Midday Connection Bonnie Gray joins us to talk about her debilitating journey through anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia as she was on the brink of fulfilling a lifelong dream. What she discovered is we all need spiritual whitespace. Finding Spiritual Whitespace

Featured Guest: Bonnie Gray
Hosts: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff


September 5, 2014

Conversation is a lost art. Some have said social media plays a part in its demise, but on the Millrose Club conversation is king and on this program we'll hear thoughts and opinions around the table and get to know each other a little bit better as we converse together. Community is essential in the body of Christ, and it's happening on the Millrose Club on  Midday Connection.  Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Millrose Club, Caryn Rivadeneira


September 4, 2014

What do you do with the relationship that didn’t work out, the medical decision that led to negative consequences, or the career choice that went awry? On this Midday Connection, Michelle Van Loon joins us to talk about regret. It can imprison our past and deplete our present or disable our future. If Only, Part 1

Featured Guest: Michelle Van Loon
Hosts: Melinda Schmidt, Caryn Rivadeneira


September 3, 2014

It’s that time of year again when the seasons change. No matter where you live you can use some gardening advice and horticulturist and arborist Melinda Myers is the perfect person to give it. Our phones lines are wide open for your gardening questions about everything from lawn care to growing flowers, vegetables or shrubs. Ask Melinda Myers on this Midday Connection. Gardening

Featured Guest: Melinda Myers
Host: Lori Neff


September 2, 2014

Today is an Open Forum on Midday Connection. We want to hear highlights from your summer!  What was your favorite thing to see or do this summer? Open Forum: Favorite Thing You Saw or Did This Summer


Hosts: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff


September 1, 2014

It’s Labor Day and on Midday Connection and we’ll be addressing spiritual formation and how it includes our work. Bill Heatley joins us to talk about the nature and purpose of our work as God intended, how to co-labor with God and some classic spiritual disciplines modified for workplace use. Christian Formation in the Workplace

Featured Guest: Bill Heatley
Host: Anita Lustrea


August 2014
August 29, 2014

Conversation is a lost art. Some have said social media plays a part in its demise, but on the Millrose Club conversation is king and on this program we'll hear thoughts and opinions around the table and get to know each other a little bit better as we converse together. Community is essential in the body of Christ, and it's happening on the Millrose Club on Midday Connection.  Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Melinda Schmidt, Lori Neff, Allyson Chase, Cheryl Hatch


August 28, 2014

How do we turn our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh? Dee Brestin would say by surrendering the idols of our hearts to God. On this  Midday Connection  we wrap up our study of  Idol Lies  as we talk about the work God can do in a heart that is open and willing to have heart surgery. Idols can't just be removed, they must be replaced. Idol Lies, Part 10

Featured Guest: Dee Brestin
Hosts: Anita and Melinda


August 27, 2014

It’s back to school time for most, and on this Midday Connection, educator and specialist in multiple intelligences, Dr. Kathy Koch, joins us to talk about what parents need to pay attention to as their children head back to school. Everything from noticing how kids are wired, to how much time we allow them to be connected and online will be discussed. How Am I Smart?

Featured Guest: Dr. Kathy Koch
Host: Melinda Schmidt


August 26, 2014

Have you put your trust in Christ asking him to forgive you? Are you trying hard to please him with your life and yet you still feel like you don't measure up? On this  Midday Connection , Charles and Janet Morris join us to say many Christians try hard to live their faith but what they don't realize is that they are trying too hard. It's about the relationship Jesus wants to have with us in the everyday. Missing Jesus

Featured Guests: Charles and Janet Morris
Host: Melinda Schmidt


August 25, 2014

How do we communicate with people who disagree with us? Friends and strangers clash with each other over issues large and small, and on this Midday Connection, Tim Muehlhoff joins us to provide a strategy for having difficult conversations that will move us from contentious debate to constructive dialogue. Disagreeing Well

Featured Guest: Tim Muehlhoff
Hosts: Melinda Schmidt, Caryn Rivadeneira


August 22, 2014

Some say women use 20,000 words a day and men 7,000. While you can refute these statistics, suffice it to say, women enjoy talking in the company of other women, and need to! It's the Millrose Club on Midday Connection, and whether or not you have more words to use up, you might want to grab your girlfriends and take our topics a little deeper.  Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff, Randi Lundgren, Felecia Thompson


August 21, 2014

In the Song of Songs we read "Arise my love, my beautiful one, and come away." How do we find ourselves responding to our one true lover? On this  Midday Connection  Dee Brestin joins us as we continue our series about  Idol Lies . Dee will help flesh out how transformation comes when we do arise and come to Him and cast off our idols.

Featured Guest: Dee Brestin
Hosts: Anita and Melinda


August 20, 2014

What does it look like to live as a spiritual orphan? On this Midday Connection, Christine Wyrtzen joins us to continue our conversation about how many of us are living this way, but unaware of it. The spiritual orphan is one who feels alone, trying to get her needs met the best she can, and not knowing how to receive the love of her Heavenly Father. Spiritual Orphans, Part 2

Featured Guest: Christine Wyrtzen
Host: Melinda Schmidt


August 19, 2014

The story of each person is a story of want, about desires unmet, hopes dashed, passions pursued and ambitions fulfilled. On this Midday Connection Jen Pollack Michel joins us to unpack why we want and how we can want well. We’ll address the important piece of a God who would give us the desires of our hearts.  Desire

Featured Guest: Jen Pollock Michel
Hosts: Anita Lustrea, Caryn Rivadeneira


August 18, 2014

It’s Open Forum on Midday Connection and you’ll be the guest. We want to hear your stories about moving. What have been some of the blessings of moving homes or locations?  Open Forum: Blessings of Moving


Hosts: Melinda Schmidt, Judy Sandiford


August 15, 2014

Conversation is a lost art. Some have said social media plays a part in its demise, but on the Millrose Club conversation is king and on this program we'll hear thoughts and opinions around the table and get to know each other a little bit better as we converse together. Community is essential in the body of Christ, and it's happening on the Millrose Club on Midday Connection.  Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Anita Lustrea, Lori Neff, Sibyl Towner, Sharon Swing


August 14, 2014

How do we rid our heart of old affections? On this  Midday Connection  Dee Brestin joins us as we continue our series about Idol Lies. She says idols cannot be removed, only replaced, and we'll talk about the expulsive power of a new affection as we look at displacing the idols in our lives on this Midday Connection. Idol Lies, Part 8

Featured Guest: Dee Brestin
Hosts: Anita and Melinda


August 13, 2014

When the chaos of life starts to take over, that’s when we need to establish some sacred rhythms. On this Midday Connection, Ruth Haley Barton joins us to talk about how, no matter what season of life we are in, we can develop holy habits that will take us deeper with God. If life feels out of control, join us as we discuss sacred rhythms on Midday Connection. Sacred Rhythms

Featured Guest: Ruth Haley Barton
Host: Anita Lustrea


August 12, 2014

Is paperwork driving you crazy? Are stacks of paper and clutter multiplying in your home or office? On this Midday Connection Marcia Ramsland joins us with practical tools to help us conquer the clutter of paper. She’ll give systems that aren’t difficult to maintain and your problem with paper will be over. Paperwork Organization

Featured Guest: Marcia Ramsland
Host: Melinda Schmidt