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Ken and Deb in the Morning

Air Date November 23, 2015 - End Date November 30, 2015


This week on Ken and Deb in the Morning: Monday we welcome Jerry Helms to the studio to talk about a Quad Cities' tradition, " The Gospel According to Scrooge" and we visit with Jim Lavalle about how to combat SAD during the winter months; Tuesday we consider some principles of giving as we hear from author Brian Fikkert and Dr. Michael Vanlaningham answers your Bible questions; Brenda Yoder talks with us Wednesday about how to achieve balance in the midst of a busy world and season and Bill Thrasher gives us tips on how to demonstrate gratefulness to God this Thanksgiving; Thursday is Thanksgiving and we invite you to join in as we spend the morning praising the Lord thru song and hear your thoughts on the day; and on Black Friday we will begin the season of Christmas Music.


Jim LaValle
Clinical Pharmacist; Author; Nutritionist
Topic: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Jerry Helms
Pastor at CornerStone Christian Fellowship
Topic: The Gospel According to Scrooge
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Dr. Michael Vanlaningham
Professor at Moody Bible Institute; Editor of the Moody Bible Commentary
Topic: Bible Question and Answer
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Brian Fikkert
Author; Professor of Economics at Covenant College
Topic: Helping without Hurting in Church Benevolence
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Brenda L. Yoder
Speaker; Counselor; Educator
Topic: Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing it All
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Bill Thrasher
Graduate Professor of Bible and Theology at the Moody Bible Institute
Topic; Putting God Back in the Holidays
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Ken Brooks and Deb Gustafson

Ken BrooksKen Brooks
Ken Brooks is originally from the state of Montana, where he was born and raised. Following high school, Ken attended May Technical College where he studied broadcasting. He landed his first radio job at KPRK in Livingston, Mont., where he learned how to do everything in radio and even performed some janitorial duties (with a small staff everybody had to pitch in). Ken has worked all over the country in radio including Montana, Oklahoma, Nebraska (three times), Arizona and Illinois.

Ken and his wife, Debbie, were married in 1983 and have four adult children. He came to know the Lord in December 1989, while working at a country station in Oklahoma. He considers it a privilege to serve the Lord in radio and he loves coming to work every day to see how the Lord will move.

Deb GustafsonDeb Gustafson
Deb grew up in Arlington Heights, Ill. Shortly after receiving her bachelor's degree from Wheaton College she went to work for Moody Radio in 1983. She has been a part of the Moody Radio team since then serving in both full and part-time positions. Deb currently is the morning show producer/cohost and news director.

Deb has been married to her husband, Charly, since 1984. Together they have three grown children. Deb has a passion for music and being a part of the worship ministry at her church. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She aspires to be available for God's use and glory and to remain moldable and obedient to what God would desire for her life and talents.


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