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Past Programs


November 24, 2020

Brian Bill: Keeping the Gripe Bug Away

With the crazy year that we've had, it would be understandable to let a little grumbling out, but Tuesday we'll hear about some life-giving substitutes with Pastor Brian Bill. Be listening for this best of conversation on how to respond when we are bit by the "gripe bug." Be listening to hear about this important course correction that could transform our COVID-19 Thanksgiving!

Derrick Hawkins, Jay Stewart: Welded

What does it look like to unite a predominantly white megachurch and an African American congregation? We are going to hear how one congregation is modeling unity among the brethren that reflects the answer to Jesus' prayer before He went to the cross. Be listening as we visit with Pastors Derrick Hawkins and Jay Stewart who challenge us to show the world hope by protecting the unity of the Spirit as believers in Christ and model that true community in our fractured world.

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November 23, 2020

Kerri Pomarolli: Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman

Thanksgiving week can be busy and stressful for women as we attempt to live up to grandma’s stuffing and Pinterest decorating. Kerri Pomarolli is joining Ken and Deb to offer some comic relief as well as some perspective concerning expectations and points us to the blessing of being a child of God. Kerri will share how 22 minutes changed how she saw her life in relation to her Heavenly Father. She’ll offer that Martha perspective with that Mary desire for all of us who just can’t measure up to the Proverbs 31 woman.

Randy Valentine, Michael Belk: Something Better

2020 has been a difficult year and people around the world are searching for hope, for something better. Global Media Outreach has partnered with fashion photographer Michael Belk to share how Jesus is with us and part of 21ST century life.  This project is a unique combination of art and technology that is resulting in millions of decisions for Christ as people click on the images and then connect with one of the organizations 3,500 online missionaries. God is on the move and this conversation will give us a glimpse into how people are searching Something Better and placing their faith in Christ.


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November 20, 2020

Dr. Jim Coakley: The Colors of Scripture

Dr. Jim Coakley joins Ken and Deb Friday to color our Bible study world. Discover the significance of colors in the different accounts of scripture such as the red and white in the story of Jacob or the significance of the coat of many colors. It’s another fascinating look at a detail in scripture that could be overlooked, but when understood, will deepen our understanding of the text.

Jeremiah Gomez: Heritage Church Community Christmas Tradition

There’s one Quad Cities tradition that’s making a comeback this holiday season and we’re going to talk about it Friday on Ken and Deb in the Morning. Join us as we visit with Jeremiah Gomez from Heritage Church about a nostalgic invitation to celebrate the Christmas season in the midst of the COVID challenges. Discover as well how you can bring Christmas cheer to children and families in the Quad Cities this year.

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November 19, 2020

Josh Mulvihill: Grandparenting and the Holidays

How will your Thanksgiving be different this year? With Governors of both Iowa and Illinois encouraging us to celebrate the holidays at home, many families will not be all together this year. Thursday we’ll talk with Josh Mulvihill about this change and how children and grandchildren can reach out to their grandparents and ideas for grandparents on reaching out to their kids and grandkids from a distance. Be listening for ideas on how to connect and show love during this difficult season.

Daniel Henderson: How to Pray in a Crisis

Are you weary in the battle this morning?  Do you long for a return to life before COVID-19? Has this crisis drawn you closer to the Lord or are you feeling distant and wondering about the purpose of it all? Join Ken and Deb as they visit with author, Pastor Daniel Henderson, who will teach us how this crisis can be a conduit for renewal as we turn to the Lord and seek Him. It’s a practical conversation on how to pray in a crisis on Thursday’s Ken and Deb in the Morning.

Mid-Morning Show Coffee Break

Join us for our Mid-Morning Show Coffee Break!
Its Thankful Thursday, so let us know what you're thankful for today!

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November 18, 2020

Mark Barr: Surviving the Holidays

This year has been a difficult one for so many families that have said good-bye to loved ones, sometimes from afar, because of COVID 19. If you have experienced a loss, Edgewood Baptist Church is hosting a “Surviving the Holidays” event as part of their GriefShare ministry. Wednesday we visit with Mark Barr concerning this weekend’s event and share how you can be part of the live and zoom event.

Arlene Pellicane: Winning the Screen Wars

Are screens interfering with your family time? Is it becoming more and more difficult for your children or grandchildren to take a break from their phones or screens?  Wednesday morning author/speaker Arlene Pellicane will join Ken and Deb to talk about an online event for parents and grandparents this week that will parents and grandparents equip their children and grandchildren to have a healthy relationship with technology and with others.

Mid-Morning Show Coffee Break

Join us for our Mid-Morning Show Coffee Break!
What do you need for Thanksgiving to be Thanksgiving?

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