The word "habit" can have such a negative feel. It can bring to mind smoking, alcoholism, or drug addiction. Or something simply unappealing and annoying, like nail-biting, lip-smacking. They can also save your life. Like the habit of looking both ways before crossing the street. Or putting on your seatbelt, and pressing the brakes when the light ahead turns yellow. Or the habit of making a beeline for the Bible first thing in the morning. Habits can make you or break you. Desiring God's David Mathis drops by to talk about Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines (free e-book downloads available) in the 7 am ET hour. You won't regret it.
Human beings are designed by God to grow through repetition and habits. We make progress when we do something so much that muscle memory results. Over time, the truly skilled person no longer has to even think about what they are doing. They have so repeated the skill that it comes almost automatically. If that's how we develop important skills in other areas of our lives, what prevents us from applying that same methodology to cultivating virtue and godliness? Pastor Casey McCall is with us in the 8 am ET hour to talk about growing spiritually through "practice".
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.