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


December 17, 2012

What is your favorite creative medium? For some people it's cooking a holiday meal, planting a garden or working with organizational structures. On this Midday Connection Janet Davis gets us to think far beyond the arts as traditionally defined, reminding us that we are creative by design, because we are made in the image of our creative Creator. It's part five of the series My Own Worst Enemy, on this Midday Connection. My Own Worst Enemy, Part 5

Featured Guest: Janet Davis
Hosts: Anita and Melinda


December 14, 2012

It’s the Millrose Club on Midday Connection and Moody Radio's Senior Producer and host of Faith on Record, Bill Davis, will occupy the fourth seat. We'll talk about our first music purchases and first concert experiences as well as how music has been the soundtrack to our lives. It'll be a musical trip down memory lane, on this Midday Connection. Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Millrose Club, Bill Davis


December 13, 2012

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers, and for every teen suicide death, experts estimate there are ten other teen suicide attempts. On this Midday Connection Sissy Goff and David Thomas join us to talk about the many emotional, psychological and social changes that can cause teens to commit suicide. Find out how to best support teenagers through this dark season, on this Midday Connection. Teen Suicide

Featured Guests: Sissy Goff, David Thomas
Host: Melinda Schmidt


December 12, 2012

It’s Open Forum on Midday Connection and we want to hear from you. In the midst of this busy and often intense season, we want to lighten it up a bit and hear your funniest Christmas memories. Maybe it was when the cat knocked down the Christmas tree, or when the Christmas ham fell on the floor just before the big feast. Whatever it is, we want to laugh along with you on this Midday Connection. Open Forum: Christmas


Hosts: Anita and Melinda


December 11, 2012

What happens when someone hasn’t fully dealt with their pain or taken full personal responsibility for their attitudes and behaviors? Ray Kane says the result is often drama, and on this Midday Connection, we continue digging deeply into what it can look like to drama-proof your life through the holiday season. It's about transforming your pain in part four of this series, on Midday Connection. Drama Proofing Your Life, Part 4

Featured Guest: Ray Kane
Host: Anita Lustrea


December 10, 2012

When your best friend tells you her son is gay, or when your niece tells the family she is a lesbian, often we don’t know how to respond. On this Midday Connection, Moody Bible Institute professors Christopher Yuan and Bobby Moss join us to discuss this issue as we approach the holidays and interact with gay family members. Homosexuality and the Holidays

Featured Guest: Christopher Yuan, Bobby Moss
Hosts: Anita and Melinda


December 7, 2012

It’s the Millrose Club on Midday Connection and Suanne Camfield joins us to talk about what the tagline on our business card would be if we could write anything. We’ll also talk about our favorite quotes, and look at how God issues invitations to us, and how we receive them. We’ll wrap up the hour with music, all on Millrose Club Midday Connection. Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Millrose Club, Suanne Camfield


December 6, 2012

It's an Open Forum on this Midday Connection. We're asking "If money was no object, what would you do with you life?" Dream big and give us a call or email or text with your thoughts! Open Forum: If Money Was No Object, What Would You Do?


Hosts: Anita and Melinda


December 5, 2012

Best-selling children’s book author, Sally Lloyd-Jones, as well as college professor and Advent devotional writer Patty Kirk joins us on this Midday Connection. We’ll look at Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing with Sally, and The Gospel of Christmas with Patty. It’s a focus on the season that will challenge your heart to sing, on this Midday Connection. Advent

Featured Guests: Patty Kirk, Sally Lloyd-Jones
Host: Anita Lustrea


December 4, 2012

There's nothing wrong with wanting the perfect life until the desire for perfection takes over. On this Midday Connection Priscilla Morrison will challenge us to let go of the need to be in charge, accept our limitations, trust God with our future, and learn how to accept help from others! It's about overcoming our need control, and learning to trust God, on Midday Connection. Confessions of a Control Freak

Featured Guest: Priscilla Morrison
Host: Melinda Schmidt


December 3, 2012

What influences our choices? We can choose a spouse, a career, even a church, thinking our eyes are wide open, but as Jennifer Degler joins us on this Midday Connection, she’ll tell us that there can be a strong, dangerous undertow pulling us toward those choices. How does our past inform our present? Join us along with Dr. Jennifer Degler on Midday Connection. Choices

Featured Guest: Jennifer Delger
Hosts: Anita and Melinda


November 2012
November 30, 2012

It's the Millrose Club on Midday Connection, and while Lori takes a week off, Mike Murphy and David Schmidt drop by for a discussion about great childhood Christmas memories, why there are no traffic jams on Sunday and what our spiritual lives look like in the second half of life. Join Anita, Melinda and their husbands on this Millrose Club Midday Connection. Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Anita and Melinda, Mike Murphy, Dave Schmidt


November 29, 2012

When it comes to the Church, and the culture that surrounds those in the Church, sometimes we struggle connecting. On this Midday Connection Dr. Peter Cha of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School joins us to talk about the need to engage our culture as well as integrate our churches. Admittedly it’s easier said than done. It’s a thought provoking conversation with Dr. Cha on Midday Connection.  Culture and the Church

Featured Guest: Peter Cha
Host: Melinda Schmidt


November 28, 2012

Today's universities are shaping tomorrow’s leaders, and young men and women are being encouraged to pursue truth, often without a regard for God. On this Midday Connection, Vice President of InterVarsity and Director of the Urbana Student Missions Conference, Tom Lin, shares InterVarsity's desire for education to lead young people to a lifetime of Christian worship and service. Missions and the Next Generation

Featured Guest: Tom Lin
Host: Melinda Schmidt


November 27, 2012

Deep down, every woman longs to feel loved and secure. We may think we look to God for these things, but in reality we often run to food, Facebook or friendships. On this Midday Connection, Dee Brestin continues to help us identify the idolatry that is destroying our intimacy with God and stealing our joy. It's part three of our series, Idol Lies, on Midday Connection. Idol Lies, Part 3

Featured Guest: Dee Brestin
Hosts: Anita and Melinda


November 26, 2012

You know, you could do great things if you just stopped getting in your own way. On this Midday Connection Janet Davis joins us for part four of the series My Own Worst Enemy. She’ll focus on the importance of discovering our identity in Christ by examining the things we allow to define us. It's about answering the tough questions and unearthing the lies that have kept us in bondage. My Own Worst Enemy, Part 4

Featured Guest: Janet Davis
Hosts: Anita and Melinda


November 23, 2012

It's the Millrose Club on Midday Connection and while Anita is out this week, International Speaker and author Marcia Ramsland and Moody Radio's Denise Pagano join us for a lively conversation about keeping the real reason for the season front and center! We'll also tackle holiday weight issues and Christmas cards; find out if we enjoy receiving or sending them. Millrose Club


Millrose Club: Melinda Schmidt, Lori Neff, Denise Pagano, Marcia Ramsland


November 22, 2012

It’s Thanksgiving Day and on this Midday Connection we will talk about our favorite thanksgiving foods and what we’ll ask for seconds on, we’ll look at newer Thanksgiving traditions, and find out what we are thankful for this season. It'll be a good time of laughter, reflection, and music with Melinda Schmidt, Lori Neff, Josh Klos and Anita Lustrea. Thanksgiving Day Special


Midday Team: Millrose Club, Josh Klos


November 21, 2012

Becoming a grandparent brings a unique set of blessings and joys. It also comes with many questions. Jerry and Judy Schreur join us to talk about how we engage with and encourage our grandchildren without overstepping our bounds. How do we deal with distance and divorce? Join us to find out on Midday Connection. Creative Grandparenting

Featured Guests: Jerry and Judy Schreur
Host: Anita Lustrea


November 20, 2012

How important is it to listen to the voice of wisdom? The book of Proverbs is filled with reasons. On this Midday Connection, Gordon and Gail MacDonald join us to impart some of the wisdom they have gained from 70 plus years on this earth and years of walking with and listening to God. Vision

Featured Guests: Gordon and Gail MacDonald
Host: Anita Lustrea


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