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Tuesday, May 18, 2010Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you fear you've wandered too far away from God to receive His love and forgiveness? Former prodigal son and author of "Restoration Road" (Credo, ISBN # 1-935391-31-9), Dr. Mitchell Kruse, reviews Jesus' family tree to prove that no one, absolutely no one, is beyond God's redeeming love.
 
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Monday, May 17, 2010Allergies and Asthma Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Imagine your sinus cavities filled with cotton, your head pressed tightly in a vice, your nose continually running, combined with the weariness of the flu. Now you know how an allergy sufferer feels. If that's you, get advice for allergy relief, plus tips for managing asthma from "Mid-Morning's" favorite allergist, Dr. Elizabeth Isbister.
 
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Friday, May 14, 2010Christian Camping for Kids Host(s): Char Binkley
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Summer will soon be rolling around along with a new schedule for you and your kids. While it'd be easy to jam-pack the summer with activities that keep you and the kids more busy than you'd like, it may benefit the entire family to consider the impact of Christian camping. We all know the difficulty we have as adults to make time for rest and spiritual rhythms. Imagine what instilling these practices at a young age could do? A panel of camp directors joins Char during Friday's "Mid-Morning" to discuss the positive and life-changing impact Christian camping has on children, and how you can encourage your kids toward a life of simplicity and devotion to God.
 
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Thursday, May 13, 2010You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes Host(s): Char Binkley
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When most women think of a "pastor's wife," one of two images come to mind: either a woman who's so holy she doesn't seem human, or someone sentenced to a life without fun, fashion, or friends. Lisa McKay says "You Can wear Cute Shoes" (Cook, ISBN# 978-1-4347-6726-4) and be a pastors wife! Join Lisa and Char during Thursday's "Mid-Morning" to gain insight into the life of a pastor's wife and how to embrace the struggles and joys of "doing the ministry-wife thing."
 
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley, Jamie Bennett
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When Lois Eubank sees a tattered old quilt, she sees something that's ready to be reborn, not tossed in the trash. The founder of Born Again Quilts discusses her unique business on May's "Spots and Spotlights." Rebecca Barlow Jordan explains the idea behind her "Day-Votions" series for women. And Wayne Elsey, founder of Soles4Souls, shares how new shoes are bringing hope to people around the world.
 
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010Get Planting Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Grab a trowel and get planting! Author and nationally-syndicated columnist Joe Lamp'l offers suggestions for creating stunning planters, plus the "why-do" behind the "how-to" of eco-friendly gardening. The author of "The Green Gardener's Guide" (Cool Springs Press, ISBN # 1-5918-6426-7) will also answer your landscaping and gardening questions.
 
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Monday, May 10, 2010The Remarriage Checkup Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Nearly one-half of all marriages in America are remarriages for one or both partners. Of these, 60-70% will divorce, giving remarriages an almost 25% greater chance of failing than first marriages. Counselor Ron Deal wants to change that. The co-author of "The Remarriage Checkup" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0758-7) explains why remarriages fail at such an alarming rate and offers insights - some of which will surprise you - for building a strong, satisfying second marriage.
 
Friday, May 07, 2010People to People Host(s): Char Binkley
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The power of storytelling can be transforming - that's one reason Char loves hearing testimonies from God's children. Two of God's children join us during Friday's "Mid-Morning". First, Char journeys with Stephanie Fast through her traumatic past of being orphaned at the age of four, then later beaten, raped, and left to die. Now, she leads Destiny Ministries to help women be all God wants them to be in spite of their past trauma and hurt. Secondly, we'll hear how a backpacking trip changed the life of John Molineaux after he encountered orphans and sex trafficking victims in Nepal. Today he has a vibrant ministry to those same children through Tiny Hands International.
 
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Thursday, May 06, 2010More Than an Aspirin Host(s): Char Binkley
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Life inevitably brings seasons of loss and pain - often without warning. Dr. Gay Hubbard, author of "More Than An Aspirin," (Discovery House, ISBN# 978-1-57293-257-9) has seen it first-hand during thirty-plus years of Christian counseling. She suggests there's good news about bad news. The bad news is, of course, that we will experience pain. The good news is that by His grace, God can redeem our pain and lead us on a journey into joy and maturity. Find good news amid your bad news during Thursday's "Mid-Morning" with Char.
 
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Wednesday, May 05, 2010Catch Your Breath - Part 2 Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Is your equilibrium currently spinning out of control with a fast-paced schedule and no forecast of that changing anytime soon? Are you desperately searching for balance? Physician Dr. Richard Swenson can help. The author of the bestseller "Margins" joins Lynne Ford and Brenda Jank for the second show in "Mid-Morning's" "Catch Your Breath" series to discuss key insights and ideas from his new book, "In Search of Balance" (NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-698-6).
 
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010Raising Healthy Kids Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The news is dismal and discouraging. Today's kids are increasingly becoming afflicted with diseases that were previously confined mostly to adults. But a change in diet and a lifestyle of movement can reverse the trend. Personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch, physical education teacher Sara Rymer, and Children and Nature Network's Fran Mainella explain what you can do to raise a healthy child.
 
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Monday, May 03, 2010The Folly of Prayer Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Prayer. The word evokes images of...what, exactly? On the one side, a broken world full of perplexed people; on the other, an invisible, all-powerful Being listening to their complaints, confessions and everyday requests. To the outside observer, it looks like folly. Pastor Matt Woodley, author of "The Folly of Prayer" (IVP Books, ISBN 3 0-8308-3712-0), expands the boundaries of prayer to include groans and wanderings, skin and rocks. Tune in and find your prayer life truly reimagined and truly revitalized.
 
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Friday, April 30, 2010Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children Host(s): Lynne Ford
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All parents want their children to grow up to be productive, responsible adults. But in spite of their parents' best efforts, some kids never successfully make the transition to independent-functioning adulthood. What then? Drawing from experiences with her adult son, Allison Bottke offers wise advice for "Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2135-0) that include ending guilt-ridden enabling, and returning personal responsibility to an adult son or daughter during Friday's encore Mid-Morning. (originally aired March 2, 2009)
 
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Thursday, April 29, 2010Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you ever look at your spouse and wonder how you could be married to someone so different than you? Rick Johnson, author of "Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half" (Discovery House, ISBN# 978-1-57293-257-9) suggests that just as a great meal is made from many ingredients; a great marriage is a combination of different traits. He joins Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to offer a recipe for marital success and to help you go beyond merely tolerating your spouse's differences to using them to add spice and passion to your relationship.
 
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010Divanomics Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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As an Emmy-award winning co-host, relationship coach and one of the most published Christian female authors, Michelle McKinney Hammond enjoyed the financial blessings of her hard work until one day when she discovered a negative balance in her bank account. She learned everything she knows about money the hard way - she ran out of it. Find out how she learned to dine like a diva on a dime, how to shop in her own closet, and how to make the most of what she already had. She shares her secrets, tips, and tricks so you can maintain your diva standards without spending money you don't have! ("Divanomics", Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1-4143-3382-3)
 
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010Caring for an Aging Parent Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Where do you go for help when caring for an aging parent? Today's "Mid-Morning" is a good place to start. Kim Atchley, co-author of "When Your Aging Parent Needs Care" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2526-6), and Edna Ballard from Duke University's Family Support Program, offer indispensable advice for dealing with the daily challenges of organizing a parent's medical care, housing and finances while nurturing your own health, faith, and family.
 
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Monday, April 26, 2010A Different Kind of Wild Host(s): Lynne Ford
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You were born to be wild! Not bad wild-but good wild, with a new zest for life, for Jesus, and for his thrilling, bold and creative plan for you. Debbie Alsdorf, author of "A Different Kind of Wild" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3366-7), shows you how to break free from old expectations and boring patterns and find the WILD way of life during today's encore Mid-Morning. Originally aired January 12, 2010.
 
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Friday, April 23, 2010Medical Missions Host(s): Char Binkley

Dr. Jane Weaver was only in her fourth year of residency when she faced the stark reality that she was a cancer patient. More than 10 cancer-free years later, she's serving others with medical, dental, vision and surgical care in Ecuador. Her own cancer experience gives her a special connection with many who face their own difficult medical circumstances. Hear the story God is writing through her life including her daily joys and struggles as she serves as a full-time medical missionary in Ecuador
 
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Thursday, April 22, 2010Hope for Single Moms Host(s): Char Binkley
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When Carol Floch realized her marriage was ending and she'd soon be joining the ranks of moms raising their children alone, she was shattered. But that's not the end of the story! God's Spirit spoke into her grief, regret and fear through Psalm 84 saying, "Build your nest near My altar, and I will be your children's source of security, protection, provision and blessing." Carol tells her story during Thursday's Mid-Morning and gives you insights on how to build your family's nest in the protective shadow of God's presence. ("The Single Mom's Devotional", Regal, ISBN# 978-08307-5161-7)
 
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010Digging Deeper Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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The bestselling book, "Same Kind of Different as Me" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0849919107) tells a remarkable story of how one woman's love brought two unlikely men together as friends - Ron, a wealthy fine-art dealer, and Denver Moore, an illiterate homeless African American. Join the Digging Deeper Panel as they share the impact this redemptive story is having in their own lives.
 
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Dr. Mitchell Kruse has finally done it: written a book that covers his personal restoration story and the journey everyone must take to in order to be made whole. Join Mitch as he travels through his book "Restoration Road" (Credo, ISBN # 1-935391-31-9), a journey that God can use to restore you to the authentic design He intended.
 
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Monday, April 19, 2010Take a Vacation without Breaking the Bank Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Trying to figure out how you can afford a vacation this summer? Let Michele Zavatsky, the Family Travel Mom, help. The author of the Kids Love Travel series offers ten tips for planning a trip on a tight budget, tips that can save you hundreds of dollars. The mom of two also recommends places to visit in the tri-state area as well as Florida and Virginia that the whole family-including mom and dad-will enjoy.
 
Friday, April 16, 2010Open Phones Host(s): Char Binkley

Winter is gone, spring is here and soon the summer sun will shine. What makes you feel excited when you think of summer coming? Maybe you can hardly wait to plant those beautiful flowers, perhaps you enjoy getting the vegetable garden ready, or you're taking a long-awaited trip, or expecting a new baby! Whatever your reason for anticipating summer, Char wants to know. She opens phone lines during Friday's Mid-Morning so you can share why you're looking forward to summer.
 
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Thursday, April 15, 2010The Narcissism Epidemic Host(s): Char Binkley
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Narcissism, defined as a very positive and inflated view of the self, is on the rise in our culture. Frequently we encounter the real costs of narcissism as we attempt to relate to those in our families, the workplace and even in friendships. Nationally recognized expert on narcissism, Dr. Keith Campbell, joins Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to shed light on the consequences of this growing epidemic and gives a prescription to combat the widespread problems caused by it.
 
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley
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There are 1.1 billion people in the world who lack access to safe drinking water. A LifeStraw can change that. On today's "Spots and Spotlights," Peter Cleary explains how this $3.00 invention can provide pure water for a year! The Orchard Gallery's Sue Davis discusses the local shop that features local artisans. And Christina Selter, founder of Bark Buckle Up, tells why restraining your dog when it rides in your car keeps Fido- and you-safe.
 
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