Special Guests

  • Don Cherry
    If you're not Canadian, then this man is just too hard to describe! As the host of CBC's Coach's Corner and former NHL player and coach, "Grapes" is known throughout the world of hockey and across Canada for his non-politically correct, "tell-it-like-it-is" approach to every aspect of life! Listen as Canada's Toughguy shares about tough times, his spiritual life, Christmas traditions in the Cherry family and as always... a few good hockey stories!
    (Originally Aired Dec 24, 2005)

  • Tommy Emmanuel — International Recording Artist
    One of Drew's most favourite guests over the years, Tommy has performed alongside hundreds of other musical legends including Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Sir George Martin, Hank Marvin and Joe Walsh. He's even recorded sessions with Tiny Tim and Stevie Wonder. In Australia, Emmanuel's music and life are legendary. He began playing guitar as a child prodigy at age 4, learning to play by ear without any formal instruction. Today though, Tommy will leave his guitar behind and share from the heart about his recent struggles with substance abuse.

  • Paul Coughlin — Author of No More Jellyfish, Chickens or Wimps: Raising Secure, Assertive Kids in a Tough World
    Break the cycle of "nice" parents raising "nice" but weak kids. Today's children are more worried and fearful than children of previous generations, and well-intended parents are raising some of the culture's wimpiest kids. Overprotective mothers and fathers teach their kids to live passively; kids, in turn, become less and less able to make decisions, to strengthen their minds, and to cultivate courage. So says Paul Coughlin!

  • Journey Catch-Ups
    We thought we’d contact a few of this year’s Journey segment guests. These people have shared some unbelievable stories with us over the year and with Christmas approaching, we just want to see how they were doing:

    • Jim Leek - Morning Man on JOY 1250
      As many of you already know, the firefighter who died at the scene of that massive propane explosion in Toronto was actually the brother of JOY 1250’s morning man, Jim Leek. This will be Jim's first Christmas without his brother Bob.

    • Heather
      A lady volunteering at a post abortion support group really connected with one of the participants, a woman who found herself on the other side of a personal choice which impacted her in a way she never expected. When we last spoke with Heather she was still processing her spiritual journey and coping with all the baggage that comes with post abortion trauma.

    • Cristie Healey - Widow of Juno Award Winner, Jeff Healey
      Cristie was married to one of the world’s most legendary guitar players who passed away from Cancer earlier this year at the age of 41, leaving behind their three year old son, Derek. Over the years Jeff had played with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, BB King, ZZ Top & Eric Clapton. This will be Cristie's first Christmas without Jeff.

Talkback, etc.

  • The Counsel Of Many! — Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!
    This week on the Counsel Of Many: a lady has been asked to be the maid of honour at a lesbian friend’s wedding and wants to know if she should refuse and possibly destroy the years of friendship or should she agree to stand up for her friend even though she completely disagrees with her gay marriage.
    "I have a friend who has asked that I be her maid of honour at her lesbian wedding and I’m just not really sure what to do. She knows I don’t agree with her lifestyle but that hasn’t stopped me from being her friend. I guess I feel that if I agree to stand up for her at this same sex wedding that it would be seen as supporting her lifestyle. Yet if I refuse, well, I’m pretty sure that would destroy our friendship. I know for a fact that I’ve been the only Christian who has stood by her as a friend over some pretty tough years so I guess I’m also worried that by refusing to be her maid of honour that I might destroy years of witnessing to her about Jesus. What should I do?"

  • Is there anything wrong with either donating organs or accepting them?
    Today we’ll chat with radio host Clairmont Humphrey who just donated part of his liver to a young girl born with a rare liver disease. Is this something you would consider doing? Is there any spiritual reason why we shouldn't donate our organs? Have you signed your organ donor card? Would you accept a body part even if you knew nothing about the person it came from?