2012 Past Programs

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December 2012
December 31, 2012

Is appreciation communicated regularly at your workplace? Do you truly feel valued by those with whom you work? On this Midday Connection, psychologist, author and speaker Dr. Paul White, joins us to talk about the 5 languages of appreciation in the workplace. What can happen in an organization or a family when leaders really begin encouraging their people?  Words at Work

Featured Guest: Paul White
Hosts: Anita and Melinda


December 28, 2012

It’s the Millrose Club on Midday Connection and Moody Bible Institute Professor, Dr. Laurie Norris joins us. We’ll discover something interesting when we ask what is consistently found in your garbage. We’ll look at a highlight from 2012 as well as a theology of words when we look at Matthew 12:32-37. And we’ll wrap up with a song for the New Year. Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Millrose Club, Laurie Norris


December 27, 2012

It’s all about Idol Lies on this Midday Connection and Dee Brestin joins us to continue our series on facing the truth about our deepest desires. This time we tackle a shocking metaphor God uses in scripture to speak of the idols of our hearts. He says we are committing adultery and breaking his heart. The truth is, God is the lover of our souls and desires intimacy with us. Idol Lies, Part 4

Featured Guest: Dee Brestin
Hosts: Anita and Melinda


December 26, 2012

The music of Fernando Ortega speaks deeply to the soul, and on this Midday Connection he joins us to highlight his album Come Down O Love Divine. Fernando has built a bridge from liturgical to contemporary and his music spans generations because of it. We’ll hear some of his stellar offerings that reflect his more recent shift to that of worship leader at his church. Come Down O Divine Love

Featured Guest: Fernando Ortega
Host: Anita Lustrea


December 25, 2012

It’s Christmas Millrose style with the Midday Connection family. We’ll take a look at Christmas morning traditions in our homes, whether you prefer white lights, colorful lights or blinking lights on your Christmas tree, just to have some fun and get us started. Then we’ll go a little deeper reflect on the meaning of the season for us and we’ll wrap up our time with some beautiful Christmas music. Christmas on Midday


Millrose Club: Millrose Club, Josh Klos


December 24, 2012

It’s easy to view Christmas through our western eyes, but what can we see if we take the time to view Jesus through Middle Eastern eyes? On this Midday Connection, Kenneth Bailey joins us to talk about the biblical times in which Jesus was born, and how much historical context can help our understanding as we look at the true meaning of Christmas. Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Featured Guest: Kenneth Bailey
Host: Melinda Schmidt


December 21, 2012

It’s the Millrose Club on Midday Connection and author and friend Dee Brestin joins us around the table. We’ll talk about Christmas trees: whether we like real or artificial, how to be a blessing, not a curse to your family this Christmas, and how did your upbringing, poor, middle, or upper class, influence your adult life. We’ll wrap up with music all on this Millrose Club Midday ConnectionMillrose Club


Millrose Club: Anita and Melinda, Dee Brestin


December 20, 2012

It’s all about Christmas music on Midday Connection when Kim Hill joins us in the studio. She brings her guitar and her amazing vocals and we’ll enjoy hearing cuts from her Christmas album, Christmas Back to You. We’ll hear stories of Christmas traditions and enjoy a special take on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" that you won’t want to miss. Kim Hill

Featured Guest: Kim Hill
Host: Anita Lustrea


December 19, 2012

Many of us have spent time weeping for the events in Newtown, CT. We cry for the unimaginable sense of loss, we cry for the families, for the community, even for ourselves as we feel the vulnerability. Gordon and Gail MacDonald join us on this Midday Connection to talk about crying and why we do it. We’ll look at our family history of tears, the cries of babies, and how sadness affects us. Weeping

Featured Guests: Gordon and Gail MacDonald
Host: Anita Lustrea


December 18, 2012

Adult children who make poor choices have been around since the Garden of Eden. But how do parents combat the guilt, and shame caused when a child steps away from God’s plan? On this Midday Connection Carol Barnier joins us to talk about how to think clearly, and find new approaches for connecting with our prodigal kids. Prodigals

Featured Guest: Carol Barnier
Host: Melinda Schmidt


March 2012
March 1, 2012

What happens when fear is the building block of your relationships?  On this Midday Connection, Christian counselor, Ray Kane, joins us to talk about moving from fear to love in the context of our closest relationships, and how it will transform the relationship and us. Relationship Fears

Featured Guest: Ray Kane
Host: Melinda Schmidt