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Heart of the Matter Radio

Release Date: 03/20/2020

Valentine's Day: Loving Your Husband show art Valentine's Day: Loving Your Husband

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The month of February brings Valentine's Day, and we'll be covering topics about love this entire month.  Romantic love should be in marriage, but often spouses clash, and loving feelings fade. There's hope! Author almost crashed her marriage because she had all the wrong ideas and started hating her husband. However, the Lord taught her some valuable lessons. She shared wisdom with us this week. 

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Discover How to Have a Peaceful Mind show art Discover How to Have a Peaceful Mind

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I recently took my granddaughter to the park. I enjoyed watching as she threw herself into making friends and enjoying the equipment. She was peaceful. Unfortunately, that freedom and peace she felt disappears as we get older. All kinds of thoughts crowd our mind. We worry about what people think of us and wonder how we appear.  My guest this week was . She recently wrote a book about sorting out the voices we hear. Rather than just accept what society screams at us, we need to evaluate. She gave guidance on finding peace of mind.

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Last week we discussed how to handle tough conversations with your children. This week, we are going to expand. Think about what your kids will say about you after you are gone. What are your actions communicating?  My guest was Gwyen McCaslin, licensed counselor and dear friend. She overflows with grace and wisdom.

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Navigate a Hard Conversation with Your Child show art Navigate a Hard Conversation with Your Child

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We've all put away our Christmas decorations (or most of us), and the New Year has begun. Now we must dust off those problems that came up during the year, or perhaps tough items we must discuss. Having that hard conversation with your children is nasty. I'd rather talk to my friend, my husband or even the cat rather than deal with the horrible issues our culture tosses us.  was my guest this week. She has written nurmerous books like The Messy Life of Parenting. Lori gave great information on getting started. Find common ground and launch that conversation.

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Overcome the After-Christmas Blues show art Overcome the After-Christmas Blues

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When my daughter was abot three years old, we took down our real Christmas tree during her nap. When she woke, she saw it outside and she said, "Christmas tree, come back." That made me sad. I hate taking down the Christmas decorations. The house seems so bare and cold. My guest this week is . She holds a doctorate in psychology, and she addressed how to overcome the after Christmas blues. For instance, If you go outside and expose your body to sunshine, the light lifts your mood even if you wear sunscreen. She offered this and several other suggestions to engergize you for 2023.

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Discover How to Evaluate Last Year Before Launching into the New Year show art Discover How to Evaluate Last Year Before Launching into the New Year

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As the year comes to an end, we look back negatively and plan on reaching all our goals for the next year. However, let's put a positive spin on the New Year. Author shared great ideas: Reflect - measure the gain. Reframe - marking you progress. Refocus - plan one to three goals for the New Year. 

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Cynthia offered a prayer of thanksgiving for the gift of God's only begotten son, Jesus. 

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Discover DYI Christmas show art Discover DYI Christmas

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How do you mix inflation with Christmas? If we look back in history, people recycled. So why not make gifts? Your kids will have fun, and grandparents love gifts from your kids. Cynthia created a refrigerator magnet from junk mail and yarn. You can download the free instructions . This week my guest was . Her last book, , shows great ideas on how to take old stuff and reuse it, make it better. It's what God does for us with our heartache. Plus, it costs less. Be creative this Christmas!

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Christmas Thoughts from Martha Washington show art Christmas Thoughts from Martha Washington

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Today women work themselves almost to exhaustion decorating, buying presents, and planning parties. How did they celebrate Christmas in the past? Has the holiday always been so hectic? Step back in history with "Martha Washington", wife of our first president. She offered thoughts from her experience and explained how her family celebrated Christmas.

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Discover the History of Santa Claus show art Discover the History of Santa Claus

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Most Americans associate Santa with Christmas. Now that Thanksgiving is over, you'll see 'Santa' everywhere. However, the real Santa didn't sport a big belly or wear a red suit. He believed in Jesus, and he helped people in need. My guest this week spent hours reserching the man behind the myth. Rhonda Robinson wrote

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Our nation faces an unprecedented crisis. This microscopic corona virus has halted our entire nation, and other nations have closed their borders. Churches, gyms, schools and other social gatherings closed to protect us from contagion. And there's no toilet paper. 

How can we cope? Historian Rebecca Price Janney shared stories from history to help us get a perspective on today's problems.