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Wednesday, June 18, 2008Summer Book Giveaway Host(s): Lynne Ford

It's summer time and there's nothing better than relaxing with a great book! Not sure what to read? No worries! Lynne and Char have some great picks for you to choose from...and we're giving them to you FREE! What's the catch? Just visit our Mid-Morning home page, click on the Summer Book Giveaway option for the book list, and choose which one you'd like (be sure to have a back up in mind in case your preferred book is given away before you call). Then call during Mid-Morning and tell us which book you want. It's as simple as that!
Tags: books, summer, reading, book Categories: Mid-Mornings
Tuesday, June 17, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

If the noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding, as da Vinci once said, how much noble pleasure are you feeling these days? Dr. Mitchell Kruse explains why and how misunderstanding occurs and returns, again, to the book of Proverbs for wise advice on gaining understanding.
Monday, June 16, 2008Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Grilling is fun, easy, and tasty, but may be hazardous to your health. Dr. Ann Kulze explains why and shares simple steps for reducing grilling-connected health risks. The author of "Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet" (Greenleaf Book Group, ISBN # 0-9748328-0-4) also identifies twelve fruits and vegetables with negligible pesticide exposure and answers your nutrition questions.
Friday, June 13, 2008Do I Know God Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you ever find yourself wondering; is it really possible to know God? If so, you're not alone. On today's encore Mid-Morning, Tullian Tchividjian, author of "Do I Know God" (Multnomah, ISBN# 978-1-59052-936-2) and the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham, shares how he struggled to come to faith personally even after growing up hearing the Christian faith preached to millions. Learn how Tullian's spiritual quest brought him clarity and truth as he invites you to the same peace, joy and strength he experiences from knowing God.
Thursday, June 12, 2008Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Char Binkley

The ladies on our Digging Deeper panel are communicators from various walks of life. So naturally they find Robin Chaddock's book, "How to Get A Smart Mouth" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0736921230), intriguing and applicable. During today's Mid-Morning, they eagerly share the tools they have discovered for discerning when to speak up and when to stay silent while also exploring Robin's advice on how to communicate wisely and clearly for building stronger and supportive relationships.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008Practicing Hospitality Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

The apostle Paul reminds us we must all be "given to hospitality," because it's through open hearts, open hands and open homes that God shows His kindness and love. Our group of Mid-Morning guests will challenge your thinking about hospitality while providing practical tips for utilizing small spaces and sharing affordable and easy-to-fix dishes.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008Dog Obedience Training Host(s): Lynne Ford

Whether you're thinking about getting a family dog or already have one who could use a little behavior modification, Canine Companion's Susan Sharpe and Beth Hough have the how-to expertise you need. They'll explain how to train your dog using positive instruction and behavior modification. Learn how to enjoy working together with your family dog for positive results.
Monday, June 09, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Robin Jones Gunn's SisterChicks head to England for the latest installment in the series, SisterChicks Go Brit (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-5905-2755-0). Meet the author of the hugely popular series on June's Author! Author! that includes Newbery Award winner Gary Schmidt (The Wednesday Wars, Clarion Books, ISBN # 0-6187-2483-4); novelist Deeanne Gist (Deep in the Heart of Trouble, Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0226-1); James Spiegel (Gum, Geckos and God, Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28353-9); and Lizabeth Duckworth, author of Bloom Before You're Planted (Cook, ISBN # 0-9-7814-4413-2).
Friday, June 06, 2008The Power of Letting Go Host(s): Char Binkley

Are you living life to the fullest or do you always have a nagging feeling of disappointment and lack of contentment when it comes to your day in and day out activities? No matter what your circumstances, there is a sure way to overcomes life's heartaches and face your tomorrows with hope and peace. Learn "The Power of Letting Go" (Multnomah, ISBN# 1-59052-598-1) during today's encore Mid-Morning as life coach Pam Vredevelt gives biblical wisdom and step by step guidance for overcoming frustration, worry, disappointment, and painful wounds so you can move forward into the life of freedom God created for you.
Thursday, June 05, 2008Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture Host(s): Char Binkley

How can we effectively communicate with today's kids in a postmodern culture where people are discovering and living out truth in radically new ways? Mary DeMuth, Pioneer Parenting expert and author of "Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0-7369-1862-0), highlight the pitfalls of this new worldview during today's encore Mid-Morning and demonstrates how you an use its strengths to enhance your relationships with your children and learn alongside of them. Discover how you can use this new way of thinking to cooperate with God's work in your family and in the world!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford

On June's "Spots and Spotlights" Mid-Morning, actress Nancy Stafford, best known for appearing on television's Matlock, discusses life as a Christian working in Hollywood and her latest project, "The Wager". Canine Companion's Susan Sharpe and Beth Hough explain how to train your dog using positive instruction and behavior modification. Good Housekeeping's Kathleen Huddy offers a word of warning regarding escalators and kids wearing flip-flops or Crocs. And don't forget to have your phone within arm's reach to call in and win one of several giveaways!
Tuesday, June 03, 2008Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford

The Half Marathon is coming to Fort Wayne this fall! Personal fitness trainer and wellness consultant Kerri Zurbuch, Fort-4-Fitness's Brad Kimmel, and Three Rivers Running Company's Casey Shafer discuss a manageable weekly training schedule and tips for gearing up to run or walk the Half Marathon or the accompanying 4K.
Monday, June 02, 2008Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. David Hawkins makes his bi-monthly visit on Mid-Morning with The Relationship Doctor's advice for using your God-given emotions for positive change in his book "The Power of Emotional Decision Making" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2142-7). Your emotions may seem to change with the wind, but they are important and are not to be ignored or suppressed. The popular Christian counselor lays out a plan to help you discover how to combine your thoughts, your faith, and your feelings to make better decisions and positive changes in your life.
Friday, May 30, 2008For God so Loved the Inner City Host(s): Char Binkley

Where is the inner-city? What is it? Who is it? Does your heart connect with the many poor and needy who live there? Phil and Fran Mortensen are filled with love for those who live in the urban areas of the cities of America and especially in Fort Wayne. During today's Mid-Morning, Phil and Fran join Char to unpack the ten challenges from the Word of God as shared in their book, "For God so Loved the Inner City" (Xulon Press, ISBN# 1604778628).
Tags: Phil, Fran, Inner City, poor, needy, Fort Wayne Categories: n/a
Thursday, May 29, 2008I'm Fine with God...It's Christians I Can't Stand Host(s): Char Binkley

Are people getting in the way of your search for God? Do you struggle with well-meaning but misguided believers who impose their morality on you and others? Sometimes it's hard to get past the crazy things some people do in Christ's name. During today's Mid-Morning Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz, co-authors of "I'm Fine with God...It's Christians I Can't Stand" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0-7369-2197-4), help us take a probing look into our own lives so that we can see God for who He is instead of seeing Him through the misguided actions of others.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008Today's Christian Woman Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

On this radio issue of "Today's Christian Woman" Live on Mid-Morning, Margot Starbuck offers three ways to practice compassion in whatever neighborhood you call home. Lifetime worry wart Ginger Kolbaba shares five strategies to stop fretting. Beth Ortstadt humorously details the traumas of finding a new hair stylist. And Rachel Stallard explains why and how her family made the switch from two incomes to one. Plus highlights from the May/June issue from TCW's Managing Editor Camerin Courtney.
Tags: worry, compassion, hair stylist, income, May, June, TCW Categories: n/a
Tuesday, May 27, 2008How to Optimize Brain Health Host(s): Lynne Ford

Your brain, like the muscles, heart, and other organs, is made of flesh and blood and requires proper care to maintain its optimum state of well-being. Neurosurgeon Dr. Larry McCleary, author of "The Brain Trust" (Perigee, ISBN # 0-399-53358-7), explains how this billion-plus mass of cells functions and reveals secrets for increasing brain function at any age.
Monday, May 26, 2008David Nasser Host(s): Lynne Ford

God is spirit and can't be seen, but He can be known. In fact, as David Nasser reminds us during today's encore Mid-Morning, God isn't hiding; He is actively revealing Himself to us. Using poignant and powerful contemporary and biblical stories, the author of "Glory Revealed" (Redemptive Art Publishing, ISBN# 0-9792479-1-8) shows how God, indeed, makes Himself known in the familiarities of our lives: suffering, friendship, deliverance, and sin.
Friday, May 23, 2008Dupont Resource Center Host(s): Char Binkley

Everybody's talking about the stress in their lives and most of us accept it as normal - just trying to live with it. But this constant stress has an unhealthy effect on our lives. So, what's the answer? A panel of specialists brought to us by Dupont Resource Center joins Char during today's Mid-Morning to give us practical techniques for keeping our mind healthy so stress does not overtake us.
Thursday, May 22, 2008Families with Special Needs Host(s): Char Binkley

Prepare your heart to be touched during today's Mid-Morning as you hear about outrageous love in action. Ryan and Rebekah Hubley, Jan McCubbin and Maura Weis share about raising their special needs children. Hear their stories of tears and laughter, hope and heartache, fun and frustration - all woven together by the sustaining power of Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Your old cell phone can morph into minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. Learn how on today's Spots and Spotlights that also features Debbie Meyer, inventor of the money-saving GreenBags, and Rick Decker, co-creator of "That's Amazing", a high-energy and hilarious educational DVD series for kids.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

What's Scottish hero William Wallace's connection to Solomon's fourth word to the wise in the book of Proverbs? Dr. Mitchell explains on May's "WisdomWorks" Mid-Morning.
Monday, May 19, 2008Identity Theft Host(s): Lynne Ford

Safeguarding your family's personal information is more crucial than ever. Attorney and Certified Information Privacy Professional Mari Frank shares key moves for banking, paying bills, shopping on the Internet, and using your cell phone that can prevent you from becoming a victim of identity theft.
Friday, May 16, 2008People to People Host(s): Char Binkley

Everyone has a story. And on Friday's Mid-Morning, you'll hear the extraordinary story of John Link, a former atheist whose life was turned upside down when he encountered Jesus Christ. And you'll meet Pam Procise, founder of Dare to Dream Youth Ranch. This local ranch provides hope and healing to both children and horses who seek refuge in a place of love, hope and trust.
Thursday, May 15, 2008Preparing for Change Reaction Host(s): Char Binkley

Why is change in the church so difficult to manage? And is change really necessary? Dr. Bob Whitesel, author of "Preparing for Change Reaction" (Wesleyan Publishing House, ISBN# 978-0-89827-364-9), believes it is essential and gives Biblical insight on how to foster unifying and effective change in your church. On Thursday's Mid-Morning discover how to embrace new strategies without altering your church's beliefs or mission.
Tags: Dr. Whitesel, Bob, change, church Categories: n/a
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