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Friday, April 07, 2006Taming Your Private Thoughts Host(s): Char Binkley

Some of your ten thousand thoughts a day are noble and bring you closer to God, while others entice you with lies of something better...something else...that lead you away from the Father. Learn how to master the runaway thoughts that can careen you into disaster with advice from Jay Dennis and Marilyn Jeffcoat, co-authors of "Taming Your Private Thoughts" (Zondervan, ISBN # 00-310-23811-0).
 
Tags: temptation, words, sin, thoughts Categories: n/a
Thursday, April 06, 2006Getting Good Sleep Host(s): Lynne Ford

Not getting enough sleep, or getting poor quality sleep, can affect your health and longevity. Dr. Atiya Khan, Craig Traxler and Paul Beitz discuss why Americans are so sleep starved and common sleep disorders, offering advice for getting the restorative sleep you need.
 
Tags: sleep, apnea Categories: n/a
Wednesday, April 05, 2006Building the Christian Family You Never Had Host(s): Char Binkley

Parents strive to raise their children in a way that avoids the destructive mistakes their parents made. Mary DeMuth-whose childhood was marked by sexual abuse, the death of her father, and her mother's multiple marriages-offers specific help to what she calls these "pioneer parents." The author of "Building the Christian Family You Never Had" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7031-7) empowers parents in doing hard and necessary work, including severing unhealthy, emotional ties to their parents and establishing boundaries between their children and their unhealthy parents.
 
Tags: parenting, family, dysfunction, abuse Categories: n/a
Tuesday, April 04, 2006Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Maria Gardner

A yard sale that stretches 157 miles sounds too good to be true, but it really exists! Patricia McDaniel shares the bargain-hunting details. Emily Kaufman, the Travel Mom, offers tips for enjoying family vacations. And Tom and Lisa Foster discuss Samaritan's House, their hospitality ministry for families with hospitalized loved ones.
 
Tags: yard sale, bargains, antiques, travel, sickness, hospital Categories: n/a
Monday, April 03, 2006Marriage Matters Host(s): Maria Gardner, Steve Gardner

Would you like to begin your marriage again, leaving unproductive patterns behind? On today's encore Mid-Morning, Dr. David and Janet Congo, co-authors of "One Good Year of Marriage" (Life Journey, ISBN # 0-7814-3819-5), explain how to create a fresh start using effective patterns of relating that create the foundation for many good years of marriage.
 
Tags: marriage, love, newlyweds, communication Categories: n/a
Friday, March 31, 2006WBCL News Host(s): Char Binkley

Char's got news for the WBCL listening family. Marsha Bunker, Scott Tsuleff and Lynne Ford join her for the hour.
 
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Thursday, March 30, 2006Eat Right, Exercise Right Host(s): Lynne Ford

Wellness consultant and personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch and Registered Dietitian Pam Smith, author of "The Smart Weigh" (Lifeline Press, ISBN # 0-89526-181-2), offer tips for healthy eating and effective exercise. Phone lines will be open for your questions as well.
 
Tags: diet, exercise, nutrition, health Categories: n/a
Wednesday, March 29, 2006Dr. Larry Crabb Host(s): Char Binkley

In "The PAPA Prayer" (Integrity, ISBN # 1-5914-5424-7), Larry Crabb makes a startling confession: his prayer life was a lifeless routine. That is, until he began practicing a revolutionary, conversational approach to talking with and enjoying God. Crabb shares his spiritual journey, one that yielded a new, closer connection with God.
 
Tags: prayer, God, faith, spiritual grwoth Categories: n/a
Tuesday, March 28, 2006The Names of God Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you want to know God better, study His many names. Pam Hamilton focuses on God as El Shaddai, the One who pours out and sustains life in part three of Mid-Morning's four-part series on the Names of God.
 
Tags: spiritual growth, faith, God, Bible Categories: n/a
Monday, March 27, 2006Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Ann Kulze weighs in on health news in the headlines before discussing Step Three from her book "Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet" (Greenleaf Book Group, ISBN # 0-9748-3280-40): Dumping the Liquid Calories. Dr. Ann will also answer your health- and nutrition-related questions.
 
Tags: diet, health, nutrition Categories: n/a
Friday, March 24, 2006Faith Words Host(s): Char Binkley

Father. Hell. Atonement. Discipleship. In conversations about faith, these words are ignored, overused or misunderstood. Marva Dawn explores how the proper use of Christian language leads to a deeper level of faith and joyful obedience. (Dr. Dawn's newest book is "Talking the Walk," published by Brazos Press. The ISBN # is 1-5874-3061-4.)
 
Tags: faith, language, words Categories: n/a
Thursday, March 23, 2006When Homosexuality Hits Home Host(s): Lynne Ford

What do you do when a loved one says they're gay? Drawing from his own experience and from his many years of helping families work through this perplexing and unexpected situation, Joe Dallas, author of "When Homosexuality Hits Home" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-1201-0), offers scriptural and compassionate advice to the growing number of family members who are saying, "My loved one is a homosexual...what do I do now?"
 
Tags: homosexuality, sex, gay, parenting Categories: n/a
Wednesday, March 22, 2006Helping Kids Cope with Divorce Host(s): Lynne Ford, Lynne Ford

On today's encore Mid-Morning, Dr. Thomas Whiteman, author of "Your Kids and Divorce" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-5665-0), provides guidance for understanding a child's short- and long-term reactions, anger and denial. The divorce recovery specialist advises parents how to help children deal with the many changes divorce brings.
 
Tags: divorce, kids, parenting Categories: n/a
Tuesday, March 21, 2006If You Had Controlling Parents Host(s): Char Binkley

If your parents controlled you in unhealthy ways, you may be tiptoeing through life waiting...and waiting...for permission to love, succeed and feel content. Permission you're not going to get. On today's encore Mid-Morning, marriage and family therapist Dr. Dan Neuharth offers solid help "If You Had Controlling Parents" (HarperCollins, ISBN # 0-0609-2932-4).
 
Tags: parents, anger, relationships Categories: n/a
Monday, March 20, 2006Parenting Prodigals Host(s): Lynne Ford

The word prodigal means "wasted." Like the younger son in Jesus' parable, many of our sons and daughters are living wasted lives out of fellowship with God. What's a parent to do? "Six things, including guard your words and allow sin to run its course," says Phil Waldrep. He discusses all six principles in "Parenting Prodigals" (Baxer Press, ISBN # 1-888237-36-8), the focus of today's encore Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: faith, backsliding, parenting, prodigals Categories: n/a
Friday, March 17, 2006Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot Host(s): Lynne Ford

The average American wedding costs more than $27,000. Ouch! If you want to say "I do!" and still have money in your wallet, Cara Davis, author "Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot" (RelevantBooks, ISBN # 0-9763642-8-X), can help. Tune in and hear how to plan a church wedding for less than $5,000.
 
Tags: weddings, marriage, fiance Categories: n/a
Thursday, March 16, 2006 Host(s): Lynne Ford, Lynne Ford

You've tried a lot of things to meet the right one. Now try to become the right one. On today's encore Mid-Morning, Dick Purnell, author of "Overcoming Relationship Regret" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-1508-7), helps you discover the blindspots-attitudes, habits or behaviors-that are damaging your relationships. He offers guidance for kicking damaging blindspots to the curb and replacing them with healthy, Spirit-transformed brightspots.
 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley, Char Binkley

Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time" is a much-beloved children's book. On March's "Readings and Conversation" Mid-Morning, Char Binkley and Gloria Gaither focus on another of L'Engle's classics, "Walking on Water" (Shaw, ISBN # 0-8778-8918-X), the writer's thoughts on how faith influences creativity.
 
Tags: arts, creativity, faith Categories: n/a
Tuesday, March 14, 2006Unplanned Pregnancies Host(s): Char Binkley

A Hope Center and Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio come alongside women of all ages facing unplanned pregnancies. On today's Mid-Morning, staff from both ministries, including Judi Hapke and Judy Van Wagner, shares how their ministries help women who choose life and those struggling with post-abortion guilt and regret.
 
Tags: abortion, guilt, pregnancy Categories: n/a
Monday, March 13, 2006Today's Christian Woman Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Maria Gardner

On this on-air issue of "Today's Christian Woman" Live on Mid-Morning, singer Sara Groves talks candidly about going through a season of doubting. Mayo Mathers shares insights on marriage she learned while taking salsa lessons. Nancy Guthrie digs into ways to cultivate a meaningful conversation with God. And Esther Bruland sheds light on helping a dying loved one say "goodbye" to this life.
 
Tags: marriage, dying, death, prayer, faith Categories: n/a
Friday, March 10, 2006Soul Care Host(s): Char Binkley

If soul care is about you and your relationship with God, doesn't it lead to self-absorption? Not at all, says Mindy Caliguire. Soul care results in the finding and the fulfillment of your destiny, which will always be about the things that matter to God. And what matters more to Him than people? Don't miss this convincing and convicting discussion that relates soul care with the needs of the world.
 
Tags: faith, soul, spirituality, justice Categories: n/a
Thursday, March 09, 2006Restoring Broken Things Host(s): Char Binkley

God makes all things new. If people truly believed this simple yet profound message, would their lives drastically change? Pastor Scotty Smith thinks so. On today's encore Mid-Morning, Smith, the author of "Restoring Broken Things" (Integrity, ISBN # 1-59145-280-5), combines the truth of Scripture with his own experiences, and those of his friends and congregation, to show the powerful reality of God's redemption.
 
Tags: faith, hope, suffering, relationships, disappointment Categories: n/a
Wednesday, March 08, 2006A Woman's Guide to Health Host(s): Lynne Ford

Do you want to control your weight, increase your energy level, and manage stress? What woman doesn't? But with our busy lives, it's hard to make healthy lifestyle changes that last. Dr. Carrie Carter, author of "A Woman's Guide to Health" (Spire, ISBN # 0-8007-8740-4), makes it easier with doable solutions that make staying healthy a choice, not a chore.
 
Tags: health, menopause, stress, women, diet Categories: n/a
Tuesday, March 07, 2006People to People Host(s): Char Binkley

On Tuesday's "People to People" Mid-Morning, Allen County Jail Chaplain Dick Sievers shares the life-giving work God is doing among the jail's inmates. Then Rody Rodeheaver and Behnan Konutgan take us inside International Needs Network's work in sharing Christ with Turkey's 99.9% Muslim population.
 
Tags: prison, crime, evangelism Categories: n/a
Monday, March 06, 2006Marriage Matters Host(s): Maria Gardner, Steve Gardner

If you're feeling a quake in the foundation of your marriage, today's "Marriage Matters" Mid-Morning can help with the rumbling. Dr. Robert Paul, co-author of "The DNA of Relationships for Couples" (Tyndale, ISBN 0-8423-8322-0), provides practical solutions for strengthening and rebuilding a marriage, beginning with identifying destructive relationship habits.
 
Tags: marriage, infidelity, communication Categories: n/a
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