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Tuesday, May 05, 2009Allergies and Asthma Host(s): Lynne Ford

Spring has sprung and so have allergies! Get the lowdown from Dr. Douglas Neeld on the most effective prescription and over-the-counter medications, and learn other strategies for minimizing and eliminating the pesky allergens behind your sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose.
Monday, May 04, 2009Christians and Anti-Depressants Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you're suffering from major depression or anxiety, antidepressant medication may relieve some of your symptoms. But antidepressants aren't a silver bullet, and they come with their own side effects and cautions. Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Lyles explains the differences between today's most prescribed antidepressants, and the roles of medications and faith in treating depression and anxiety.
Friday, May 01, 2009Shame Lifter Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you see yourself as not good enough? Do you constantly put yourself down, berate yourself over minor happenings, or feel unworthy and wonder why God would love you? Perhaps you're certain that people wouldn't like you if they knew the real you. You may even battle a serious addiction or suffer from a history of abuse. If so, you're not alone. Marilyn Hontz, author of "Shame Lifter" (Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1-4143-1896-7), shares how a series of devastating losses early in life left her feeling insecure and inadequate. She explains how she released her shame and overcame bitterness, and she gives us tools so we can replace our own tears and fears with forgiveness, truth, and hope.
Thursday, April 30, 2009Busting Mentoring Myths Host(s): Char Binkley

Mentoring - it's a buzz word we often hear and dismiss because we think it's too complex to take on. Think again! Connie Witt and Cathi Workman, co-authors of "That Makes Two of Us" (Group, ISBN# 978-0-7644-3828-8), say mentoring is not complicated and can happen whenever two women are together. It's inviting someone to join you where you're at right now - just as you are and is as easy as going out for coffee, taking a walk, or visiting your favorite store. None of these activities are time consuming or expensive. Join Char, Connie, and Cathi during Thursday's Mid-Morning and learn how you can make a positive difference simply by being available, ready to listen & share, and willing to walk through life situations with another person.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009Pest Control Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Spring has sprung and so have those little critters that have been hibernating over the winter months. Are you wondering how to rid your living space of these unwanted guests? We've got good news for you! Rob Jackson from Jackson Pest Management gives you tips and resources to halt the invasion of everything from bees to beetles during Wednesday's Mid-Morning. And Ricky Kemery diagnoses the mystery damage to your lawn by uncovering the symptoms, exposing the culprits, and offering control techniques for those furry creatures invading your yard. Get ready to call and have your critter questions answered!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009From One Widow to Another Host(s): Lynne Ford

Anyone who's been through the death of a spouse will tell you that life changes immediately and permanently. Miriam Neff understands these changes. The author of "From One Widow to Another" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8784-1), offers insights and encouragement for grieving and shaping a new life as a single woman, led and loved by a caring God.
Monday, April 27, 2009Living Together: Myths, Risks and Answers Host(s): Lynne Ford

Does living together help a couple determine whether or not they can have a successful marriage? The culture says yes but the reality is a higher divorce rate among couples who live together before marriage. Mike and Harriet McManus, cofounders of Marriage Savers and co-authors of "Living Together: Myths, Risks and Answers" (Howard Books, ISBN # 1-4165-5098-3), explain why "practice" doesn't lead to �til death do us part, and discuss a better way to prepare a relationship for marriage.
Friday, April 24, 2009Dupont Resource Center Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you suffer from hot flashes, brain fog, mood swings, and fatigue? Are you confused about what steps to take to help ease your changing body? Navigating through mid-life and beyond can be challenging and confusing with all the conflicting information regarding hormone replacement. Dr. Angela LaSalle returns to Mid-Morning with the Dupont Resource Panel to guide you toward understanding and managing your body's hormones.
Thursday, April 23, 2009Dr. Freda Bush Host(s): Char Binkley
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Thanks to breakthroughs in neuroscience research, we're learning the impact sexual behavior has on the developing brains of adolescents and young adults. Dr. Freda Bush, co-author of "Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting our Children", sounds the alarm on how today's promiscuous attitude toward sex affects the brain. Join Char Thursday on Mid-Morning and gain insights on how to help the teen in your life steer away from devastating life-changing mistakes.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009Encouragement for These Times Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

While the economy and overall morale of our country is being threatened, there is still light at the end of the tunnel because Jesus Christ is our hope. We're curious. How are you being encouraged and in what ways are you experiencing hope in these troubling times? Is it through a scripture verse, a random act of kindness that you gave or received, a prayer a friend offered up for you, or maybe a bouquet of flowers delivered to your door? Join Char and Lynne Wednesday on Mid-Morning as we encourage each other by praising Christ for being our One True Hope!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

When it comes to giving our resources - time, talent and treasure - we have a natural bent for being foolish and greedy. Ouch! But we were deigned to be generous with our gifts. Why the disconnect, even after we become followers of Christ? Dr. Mitchell Kruse explains and offers the wisdom of the Bible as the way to becoming generous from the inside out.
Monday, April 20, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you've ever wished for a Life Coach to help close the gap between understanding God's purpose for your life and carrying it out, Shelley Leith's "Character Makeover" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-25653-4) is the resource for you. Joining Shelley for the April "Author! Author!" are novelist Christa Ann Banister ("Blessed Are the Meddlers", NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-178-3), graphic novel editor Bud Rogers ("I Was an Eighth-Grade Ninja", Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-71300-5), children's author Lisa Tawn Bergren ("God Gave Us Heaven", WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7446-4), and Jim Reimann, whose "Look Unto Me" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28387-4) updates the Charles Spurgeon classic, Morning by Morning.
Friday, April 17, 2009Open Phone Lines Host(s): Char Binkley

Spring is here - we hope! So Char's opening phone lines to learn what's going on in your life. Like, in what interesting way did you get through the long winter? What new product - at least new to you - have you tried recently and you really like it? In light of the economy, what are you doing to stretch your dollars - maybe planting a garden this summer, starting to coupon, or another creative plan? Share your life with Char and other Mid-Morning listeners during today's open phone lines' hour.
Tags: spring, economy Categories: n/a
Thursday, April 16, 2009Jesus Mean and Wild Host(s): Char Binkley

Does referring to Jesus as mean and wild trouble you? In his Christianity Today 2007 Book Award winner, "Jesus Mean and Wild" (Baker, ISBN # 0-8010-7157-7), Mark Galli suggests that Jesus is not really the guy that we've stereotyped as a "nice guy." Join Char and Mark as they unpack seventeen passages that will illustrate that Christ's love for you is at a deeper level than you can perhaps imagine.
Tags: Jesus, spiritual growth, faith Categories: n/a
Wednesday, April 15, 2009Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

When budgets get tight, many are tempted to cut back on their car's regular maintenance. But proper maintenance can prolong the life of a vehicle. Consumer Reports Rik Paul shares how you can save money on maintenance and reveals five auto service rip-offs you need to know about. Michael Landon Jr. discusses his most recent project: directing "The Velveteen Rabbit." And Good Reads Elizabeth Chandler explains why book lovers are flocking to this free website.
Tags: movie, cars, books Categories: n/a
Tuesday, April 14, 2009Older Adult Ministry in the 21st Century Host(s): Lynne Ford

More people are living longer than ever before. And with estimates of Americans 65 and older comprising 20% of the population by 2030, ministries for seniors to serve and be served are vital. Chaplain Doug Vogel and Dr. Richard Gentzler, author of "Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century" (Discipleship Resources, ISBN # 0-88177-540-2), discuss current and future needs, and the how-tos, of both ministry opportunities.
Monday, April 13, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Are omega-3 supplements overrated? Dr. Ann Kulze responds to new studies with the truth about these fatty acids. The nutrition expert also explains why families that eat together tend to practice good eating habits and discusses the potential danger for men who take folic acid supplements. Do you have a nutrition question? Dr. Ann will answer it during her monthly Mid-Morning visit.
Friday, April 10, 2009Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter Host(s): Char Binkley

The treasured traditions of Easter infuse our celebration of the season with meaning. In Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-3102-6315-8), Ace Collins details their history and significance in pointing to Christ's resurrection and the certain hope of life beyond the grave. (Special note: This program is not available on the web or for resale due to copyright restrictions on music featured during this show.)
Tags: Easter, traditions, Collins, Jesus, Good Friday Categories: n/a
Thursday, April 09, 2009The God of Change Host(s): Char Binkley
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Have you ever been surprised by God's ability to change a person? Perhaps you thought it was a hopeless situation but everything turned upside down when the door was opened for God to make some big changes in the heart and life of that individual. Mending Nets Leader, Becky Baker, brings a panel of Celebrate Recovery participants to share how recovery came to them through Jesus Christ. Their stories are filled with hope for anyone who seems too far gone to ever change.
Tags: addiction, sin, recovery Categories: n/a
Wednesday, April 08, 2009Faith Stories Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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The Easter Season reminds us of the incredible difference Jesus makes in the life of one who trusts Him. During today's Mid-Morning, several WBCL staff members will share how they came to a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ. And we'll also open phone lines so your stories can inspire others, as we celebrate the incredible life that is ours through faith in the One who loved us enough to die for us.
Tags: Jesus, salvation, faith Categories: n/a
Tuesday, April 07, 2009Get Fit, Get Healthy Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Your 401k is decreasing but your stress level is climbing. While you can't change what the fluctuating economy is doing to your retirement account, you can do something about your stress - and it won't cost a penny: exercise. Personal fitness trainer and wellness consultant Kerri Zurbuch explains why you can't afford not to exercise during tough economic times, shares what pieces of exercise equipment to buy and to avoid at garage sales, and touts the benefits of cycling.
Tags: exercise, fitness, stress Categories: n/a
Monday, April 06, 200910 Lifesavers for Every Couple Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In a medical emergency, two things must happen-fast! The situation must be stabilized, and the environment must be made safe. Emergencies in marriage are no different. Dr. David Hawkins explains how to prepare for a crisis before one happens, and offers 10 Lifesavers for Every Couple (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2284-5) that can move your marriage out of crisis mode and into a process of restoration and healing.
Tags: marriage, conflict Categories: n/a
Friday, April 03, 2009America's Homeless Children Host(s): Char Binkley

It is hard to believe that the number of homeless children is growing in the United States - and even more difficult to grasp that the number is increasing right where we live. Imagine children living in cars in Fort Wayne and surrounding towns. Is there anything we can do about this problem? Find out as a panel of people deeply involved in the lives of homeless children joins Char during Friday's Mid-Morning.
Thursday, April 02, 2009Overcoming the Seven Deadly Emotions Host(s): Char Binkley
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What controls you? Is it anger, fear, shame, or stress? Author and speaker Michelle Borquez offers freedom actions for "Overcoming the Seven Deadly Emotions" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0736921397). You can experience God's peace, joy, and freedom by breaking free of whatever emotion is fighting for ownership in your life. Learn how to recognize deadly patterns, embrace God's positive emotional living, and release control of your emotions to God.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009Love Work, Live Life! Host(s): Char Binkley

Are you searching for your purpose in life, seeking what God's plan is for you in the work force? Are you struggling to see what your role is in your current occupation? Take heart! David Oliver, author of "Love Work, Live Life!" (Authentic, ISBN# 1-86024-529-3), joins Char during Wednesday's Mid-Morning to give you practical tools to unpack your vocation and calling. He will provide inspiration and motivation to lead you toward a new passion for your current situation however difficult it may be.
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