People are under stress and smoking rates are reportedly up but it also seems like a time of self-reflection for many of us and a great chance for smokers to quit a dangerous activity and to choose a longer healthier future. The American Lung Association's Kurt Goerke shares help to quit and motivation for encouraging loved ones to do so too. Resources:
American Lung Association: Don't Just Switch, Quit Tobacco For Good
Tobacco Free Florida: Smoking Cessation Program
You can call Tobacco Free Florida at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669) to speak with a Quit Coach® who will help you assess your addiction and help you create a personalized quit plan.
Plus, during the 8 am hour, Open Line's Dr. Michael Rydelnik joins us for more Bible Q&A on Mondays with Michael!
Dr. Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio's Open Line answering listener Bible questions (Saturday mornings 10–Noon ET). The son of Holocaust survivors, he was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, N.Y., and became a follower of Jesus the Messiah during his high school years. He's the author of several books, and co-editor of The Moody Bible Commentary.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.