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Mornings with Tom and Tabi

Past Episodes


November 29, 2022

How Do You Spend Your Time?

The question of the day seemed innocent enough. "If you were independently wealth and did not have to work, how would you spend your time?" David Williams takes this question to a different level which begins with him asking the question, "How are you spending your time now?" David continues the conversation by looking at how to reach out to those who are struggling through the Christmas season.

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November 28, 2022

Easy Hospitality for the Holidays with Amy Hannon

She calls hospitality by a lesser-known name...intentional kitchening. Think of all the delicious smells, the fun conversations, and the warmth of preparing your favorite dish in your favorite kitchen, while chatting it up with friends and family. Now add strangers to the list of invitees and learn more about the biblical mandate of welcoming others into our lives.

Amy Hannon runs Euna Mae's Kitchen Boutique in Arkansas. Buy her latest book, Gather and Give: Sharing God's Heart thru Everyday Hospitality, at

The Meaning of Hanukkah & more with Dr. Michael Rydelnik

What happened in the 400 years of silence between the Old and New Testaments? Dr. Rydelnik has some ideas. And how did Hanukkah come to be? The book of Maccabees gives us some insight. Did Job really exist? Answers to these questions and more are found in this episode of Chatt Open Line!

Want to travel to Israel with Dr. Rydelnik and Dr. Joe Stowell in 2023? Learn more here:

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November 23, 2022

We Adopted a Whole Family! with Julia and Gary Fraser

It's National Adoption Awareness Month, and we are highlighting couples who have chosen this loving act as they share their journeys with us. Julia and Gary waited 20 years for their adoptive children! Through the long years and many tears, God was faithful, and today they are the proud parents of a sibling group.

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November 22, 2022

LIFEMARK - Rebecca Rogers Nelson

“It’s rare and wonderful when a life’s mission aligns with a film project; God is so good!” says Rebecca Rogers Nelson. She plays Susan in the movie, Lifemark. This film is focused on the real-life adoption story chronicled in the documentary, 'I Lived on Parker Avenue.' Rebecca is passionate about this project because adoption is part of her life-story as well. Lifemark begins streaming on PureFlix today. For more information, a special offer, and to see the film, CLICK HERE.

Supporting Women with Unplanned Pregnancies

“I often hear that the church isn’t doing enough,” says Robyn Chambers, Executive Director of Advocacy for Children at Focus on the Family. “I disagree. I believe the church is willing to step into this work, they just need the tools to know how and when.” Hear about unplanned pregnancies and how the church is responding. Also, Robyn shares practical resources for churches to provide spiritual hope for women who feel alone with their pregnancies. CLICK HERE for resources or to learn more.

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November 21, 2022

Are you missing a critical part of the Gospel?

The host of Open Line, Dr. Michael Rydelnik, talks about the importance of the Gospel message. He also points out a critical part of that message which many people miss when they seek to clearly share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Learn what gets missed and include it the next time you share the Gospel with a friend. Also, Michael shared about his next trip to Israel in June 2023 which he will lead along with Dr. Joe Stowell, the 7th President of the Moody Bible Institute. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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Mornings with Tom and Tabi

Mornings with Tom and Tabi

Mornings with Tom and Tabi helps start your day with spiritual encouragement, fresh conversation on current topics, and Christ-centered music. Join Tom McElligott and Tabi Upton for traffic updates, weather, community events, interviews, and features, as well as opportunities to join the conversation!