This Saturday morning we share some highlights from the week:
Have you ever wondered, "Why does God make us wait? and wait… and wait?" In a fast-paced society, we don't like waiting for anything. Drive-throughs and microwaves expedite dinner while texting and email afford instantaneous communication. Because we're conditioned to expect instant gratification, we're startled—even frustrated—when we have to wait. And perhaps we become spiritually frustrated, doubting our faith when we find ourselves waiting on God. Author Brad Baurain joined us for an important conversation.
There's nothing easy about having cancer. For most people, cancer is a hard, reluctant journey through rugged, unfamiliar terrain. Ultimately, however, there are really only two ways to face cancer: in our own strength or with the help and strength that God supplies. While cancer is a journey no one wants to take, no one ever has to walk that road alone. There's a powerful new devotional book that needs to be on your radar. Strength for the Cancer Journey provides encouraging, daily reminders that God is present for anyone facing the challenges of cancer. Debbie Barr is the author and she joined us.
Brad Baurain is an associate professor at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary. He currently leads the TESOL programs at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He is the author of Religious Faith and Teacher Knowledge in English Language Teaching, co-editor of the International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching, and writes devotional studies for Moody's Today in the Word.
Debbie Barr is a writer, speaker, and health educator. Earning dual degrees in journalism and health, she is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist, working in health promotion, Alzheimer's disease, health literacy, wellness, and Christian growth. She is the author or co-author of numerous books including Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade, Grace for the Unexpected Journey, and Strength for the Cancer Journey.
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.