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Friday, June 17, 2005The Prodigal Brother Host(s): Lynne Ford, Lynne Ford

Having a prodigal affects families profoundly-especially if you're the sibling who didn't stray. Psychologist and counselor Sue Thompson shares her own moving story, touching on unresolved anger and the pain of feeling second-place in her parents' affection. Devoid of self-pity but piercingly honest, Thompson's insights will help prodigals' siblings unload their emotional baggage. (Sue's book is "The Prodigal Brother," published by Tyndale. The ISBN # is 1-58997-259-7.)
 
Tags: prodigal, backslidden Categories: Mid-Mornings
Thursday, June 16, 2005Picnic Pointers Host(s): Lynne Ford

A century ago, when Henry Ward Beecher was asked how we could make our nation better, he answered, "Multiply picnics." Celebrated chef Russell Cronkhite, author of "A Return to Family Picnics" (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-59052-140-4), provides the menus, all simple, delicious and perfect for outside dining, on today's Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: recipes, picnics, cookbooks Categories: Mid-Mornings
Wednesday, June 15, 2005Taking Jesus to the Track Host(s): Char Binkley

What's the most popular sport in America? Baseball? Football? Try racing. With more than 75 million fans, motor sports out distances every other sport. So what better place to take the good news of Jesus than to the track? David Martin and Ron Pegram explain how they're doing just that on today's Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: racing Categories: Mid-Mornings
Tuesday, June 14, 2005Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Neta Jackson's Yada Yada series has taken on a life of its own. She explains why the books about a diverse prayer group are insanely popular on the June edition of Author! Author! Shannon Kubiak discusses her sophomore novel, "God Called a Girl" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0029-1). And Phyllis Pellman Good shares sure-to-please slow cooker recipes from her "Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook" and "Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly Cookbook."
 
Tags: recipes, prayer, diabetes Categories: Mid-Mornings
Monday, June 13, 2005Faith Comes by Hearing Host(s): Char Binkley

There is a famine in the world for the Word of God. If people don't hear the gospel, how can they know Jesus personally? That's why Faith Comes by Hearing is putting every translation of the Bible in audio form, taking it to churches and villages around the world. Learn more about this ministry that God is using to spread His Word on today's Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: gospel, missionaries, Bible Categories: Mid-Mornings
Friday, June 10, 2005Raising Godly Daughters Host(s): Lynne Ford

How do you raise a godly daughter in an ungodly world.? That's the challenge facing today's parents. Vicki Courtney and Regina Franklin draw from Scripture and their own parenting experiences for much-needed insights and practical advice on today's encore Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: culture, daughter Categories: Mid-Mornings
Thursday, June 09, 2005Digging Deeper Host(s): Lynne Ford

It was words like "judgment," "faith," and "salvation" that caused Kathleen Norris to leave the Church. And it was those same words that brought her back to church and a relationship with Jesus. The Digging Deeper panel invites you to join them on Kathleen's journey from disillusioned doubter to beholden believer when they discuss her book "Amazing Grace" (Riverhead Books, ISBN # 1-57322-721-8).
 
Tags: faith, doubt, salvation Categories: Mid-Mornings
Wednesday, June 08, 2005How to Get a Date Worth Keeping Host(s): Lynne Ford

There are 3.5 million Christian singles in America and best-selling author and relationship expert Dr. Henry Cloud wants to help them to get out and start dating. The good doctor, author of "How to Get a Date Worth Keeping" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-26265-8), presents his money-back plan on today's encore Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: singles, dating Categories: Mid-Mornings
Tuesday, June 07, 2005Church Clusters Host(s): Char Binkley

Dr. Bob Whitesel believes that leading others into a relationship with Jesus needs to be a church-wide effort. The author of "Growth by Accident, Death by Planning" explores the reasons why church "clusters" are proving to be just the right setting for God conversations between Christians and their unchurched friends.
 
Monday, June 06, 2005Love Stories Host(s): Maria Gardner, Steve Gardner

June is the month for weddings. It's also the month for open phone lines on "Marriage Matters." Call Steve and Maria with your engagement or wedding story. Or share the one piece of marital advice you wish you'd been told on your wedding day. Love and marriage are in the air on today's Mid-Morning!
 
Tags: engaged, married, love, advice Categories: Mid-Mornings
Friday, June 03, 2005Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford, Maria Gardner

Individuals facing a threatening illness often find it difficult to keep friends and loved ones updated. That's where CaringBridge comes in. Learn more about this free Internet service, developed to keep friends and family informed, on June's Spots and Spotlights. Brenda Jank explains why individual and group retreats are vital to spiritual health. And Jeane Nixon shares why her job at the Au Gres Sheep Factory is woolly, woolly fun.
 
Thursday, June 02, 2005Book Review and Giveaway Host(s): Lynne Ford

If your idea of summer fun includes reading a book on warm summer day, then Thursday's Mid-Morning is your cup of tea. Join Lynne for a look at what's new in Christian bookstores and call in and win the book of your choice.
 
Tags: books, free Categories: Mid-Mornings
Wednesday, June 01, 2005Where Have the Church's Men Gone? Host(s): Char Binkley

The typical American church draws an adult crowd that's 61% female. Other major religions don't have a similar gender gap. Why not? David Murrow's answers are devoid of blame and offer a path men can follow back to church. (David's book is "Why Men Hate Going to Church," published by Nelson. The ISBN # is 0-7852-6038-2.)
 
Tags: single, church, alone, men Categories: Mid-Mornings
Tuesday, May 31, 2005Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet Host(s): Lynne Ford

As a family physician, Dr. Ann Kulze recognized that most of the illness and chronic disease she encountered could have been avoided if the patients simply had made better nutrition and lifestyle choices. She left her family practice to go on the offensive, teaching Americans how to utilize the right nutrition and lifestyle choices as a powerful means to avoid chronic disease and maximize vitality. The author of "Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet" (Top Ten Wellness and Fitness, ISBN # 0-9748-3280-4) does the same for today's "Mid-Morning" audience.
 
Tags: diet, fat, nutrition, food, Atkins Categories: Mid-Mornings
Monday, May 30, 2005Preventing Identity Thef Host(s): Lynne Ford

Identity theft is on the rise, putting almost 10 million Americans at risk every year. On today's encore "Mid-Morning," learn how identity thieves gain access to personal information and how you can protect yourself from this insidious crime from attorney and identity theft expert Mari Frank.
 
Friday, May 27, 2005Adult ADHD Host(s): Lynne Ford

Is it hard for you to focus your attention? Do you have a body or brain that's always on the go? Are you easily bored? The problem could be adult ADHD. Wendy Richardson sheds light on accurately diagnosing the condition, offers advice for medication decisions, and shares tools and strategies for managing ADHD. Get a handle and a hold on your ADHD with advice from the author of "When Too Much Isn't Enough" (Pinon, ISBN # 1-57683-631-2).
 
Tags: ADHD, Ritalin Categories: Mid-Mornings
Thursday, May 26, 2005Healthy Meals Made Easy Host(s): Lynne Ford

Wellness consultant and personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch is the mother of two boys under the age of three. She knows firsthand the challenge of preparing healthy meals when the clock is ticking. She shares her plan for healthy meals made easy, aided by registered dietitian Barb Minger. We'll also check in with our "Lose Weight and Get Healthy in 2005" group.
 
Tags: weight loss, meals, health Categories: n/a
Wednesday, May 25, 2005Walking With Arthur Host(s): Lynne Ford

Jim O'Donnell achieved striking success as a senior executive on Wall Street. However, he discovered that he believed in nothing, held nothing sacred, and trusted no one - until he met Arthur. O'Donnell shares how this "chance meeting" changed his life for eternity in "Walking With Arthur" (Northfield, ISBN # 1-881273-67-9).
 
Tags: witness, faith, surrender, Christian Categories: n/a
Tuesday, May 24, 2005Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley

Pastor Brian McLaren proposes that postmodernism is the road to take in order to move on from the current stalemate between conservative evangelical and liberal Christians. How can this worldview accomplish such a task? Char Binkley and Gloria Gaither explore McLaren's ideas on today's Readings and Conversations focusing on "A New Kind of Christian" (Jossey-Bass, ISBN # 0-7879-5599-X).
 
Tags: postmodernism, church Categories: n/a
Monday, May 23, 2005MOPS Monday on Mid-Morning Host(s): Lynne Ford, Maria Gardner

First-time dads have a lot on their minds, most of which they won't tell you! But Stephen James and David Thomas will. On today's MOPS Monday on Mid-Morning, learn what creates fear, excitement and worry in expecting dads, and how to help them relax and embrace the white-knuckle ride of fatherhood.
 
Tags: dads, babies, parenting Categories: n/a
Friday, May 20, 2005Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford, Maria Gardner

The "Growing Husband's Book Club" is an online book club just for men. Rob Gaskill and Jim Mueller share the details on the May edition of Spots and Spotlights. Barb Alderfer, creator of Allergy Pals, explains why necessity truly is the mother of invention. And Maria Gardner opens the phones for you to call with your online shopping raves (products you love) and rants (products that were disappointments).
 
Tags: allergy, book club, onlne shopping Categories: n/a
Thursday, May 19, 2005Prescription Advice Host(s): Lynne Ford

When your doctor writes you a prescription, what questions should you be sure to ask? Is your current medication the best balance of price and outcome? Clinical pharmacist Dr. James Rybacki, author of "The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs 2005" (HarperResource, ISBN # 0-0607-2891-4), answers these questions and helps you sort through the flood of prescription information to make the best, most effective choices, on today's Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: medicine, prescription, drugs Categories: n/a
Wednesday, May 18, 2005The Burning Heart Contract Host(s): Maria Gardner

Becky Tirabassi's relationship with Jesus is nothing short of an outrageous adventure. But that kind of free-falling faith is the "usual" for anyone who's given himself to God. Discover how that kind of joy and freedom can be yours when Becky Tirabassi discusses her book "The Burning Heart Contract" (Integrity Publishers, ISBN # 1-5914-5281-3).
 
Tags: sin, purpose, forgiveness Categories: n/a
Tuesday, May 17, 2005Soul Care Host(s): Char Binkley

How's your prayer life? If it's falling short of what you'd like your conversations with God to be, don't miss this month's Soul Care Mid-Morning. Mindy Caliguire's insights on prayer will bring relief and release from prayer anxiety, enabling you to simply commune with God.
 
Tags: prayer, Bible, God Categories: Mid-Mornings
Monday, May 16, 2005Three Guys and a Book Host(s): Steve Gardner

Steve and this month's guys, Dave Walters and Tim Yazel, discuss an often misunderstood topic: forgiveness. Using Dr. David Stoop's "Forgiving the Unforgivable" (Gospel Light, ISBN # 1-5695-5374-2) as a map, the trio corrects misconceptions about forgiveness and unpacks the biblical whys and hows of forgiveness.
 
Tags: forgiveness, pain, grace Categories: n/a
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