Do you use your vacation time? Last year American workers left 768 million unused vacation days on the table translating to $65 billion in lost benefits. What are some reasons we forego our vacation time? How can thinking about vacation early in the year help us get the most out of our time off? Monday Roger Dow from the U.S. Travel Association will inspire us to start thinking about and planning for our vacations now. He'll also tell us about a new interactive vacation planning tool.
Have you ever left a women's conference or event with the feeling that there's got to be more? Our guest today had that experience and it caused her to ask why so many women's Bible studies and resources hang out around the "you're beautiful" theme but fail to dive deeper into a robust study of scripture. Phylicia Masonheimer will join Ken and Deb to challenge all of us to be students of the Word and to move beyond the "pink fluff" to build a firm foundation on the true gospel.
President Trump’s impeachment trial is underway in the U.S. Senate. While we are bombarded with various views on the importance of calling new witnesses along with the rhetoric that the whole process is skewed, Friday we’ll seek to look at the process through the eyes of Dr. Mark Caleb Smith. Dr. Smith is the director of the center for political studies at Cedarville University and he will help us to fill in the gaps of our understanding with a balanced thoughtful look at the proceedings and what they reveal about our current state of the nation.
Did you know that just as you have a dominant love language, you also have a specific hunger that you are driven to satisfy? Our guest today, Dr. J. Otis Ledbetter, has identified nine different God given hungers and how we can determine those that are specific to our struggles. We'll look at how the battle between the fruits of the spirit and the works of the flesh in our life is really a battle rooted in our specific soul hunger.
Are you ready to let go of the labels that limit? Thursday we visit with apologist Esther Allen who has struggled with toxic untrue labels. You too may struggle with what others say about you, your job title, or shame from the past or present, but God wants you to live out a new identity with a new name and it’s this identity that Esther says we need to take to heart and live out. Be listening for this encouraging conversation on the new name God longs for you to hear.
Moody Radio Quad Cities is presenting The Date Night Tour for Couples coming up February 6 with comedians Darin Streblow and Matt Falk. This morning we’ll get a sneak preview of some of the fun that’s in store for you and your date that evening as we visit with Matt Falk. Matt will share about his life and comedy that will have you giggling as you start your Thursday!!
What is the importance of making a public stand for life? Wednesday we will visit with Brittany Raymer, Life Issues Policy Analyst for Focus on the Family, about the importance of making our voice heard on behalf of those that have none. Brittany will also share ideas on how we can be an advocate for life even if we can’t travel to Washington D.C. to stand for life at the March for Life.
Join Ken and Deb Wednesday morning for our bimonthly visit with Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs. As we consider the precious value of each human life this month, Todd will share about our brothers and sisters in the faith that are being marginalized, put down, physically and mentally abused because of their faith. This conversation will give you specific prayer requests from the persecuted church and also offer ways that you can respond to the needs of these believers through Voice of the Martyrs.
What is your passionate pursuit for 2020? Is it seeing more people come to faith in Jesus Christ? Tuesday morning Pastor Ed Hedding will share that as we start the new year we should be on mission and intentional about sharing the Gospel and seeing more people come into His kingdom. He will offer ways we can move beyond care and concern to action as we live out our role in Team Gospel!
As this week marks 47 years since abortion became the law of the land, Tuesday we highlight a ministry that seeks to be an advocate for women in an unplanned pregnancy with accurate information to make an informed decision. Pregnancy Resources offers free assistance and compassionate care every day. Be listening as Trisha Wilson and Liz Ryan join us in studio to share stories of how God is using Pregnancy Resources to bring help and hope to women in our community and how you can join in them in this life affirming ministry.
Begin each day with Ken and Deb in the Morning, a live and local radio broadcast designed to get you going in the right direction. Heard every weekday from 6 to 9 a.m., hosts Ken Brooks and Deb Gustafson will encourage you with Scripture, spark thoughtful conversation on current topics and challenge you to live today for Jesus Christ.
Listen for Christian music, news, traffic updates, weather, community events, interviews, features, as well as opportunities for you to participate! Designed to inspire, inform and entertain, Moody Radio's Ken and Deb in the Morning will bring a smile to your face as you dive into your day.