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Tuesday, March 31, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

What is it we're all living for? Applause, applause, declares a Broadway song. The Bible says we should live for applause as well. The applause, though, of a very select audience. On today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitchell Kruse explores what it means to live a fully surrendered life, what prevents us from abandoning ourselves to God, and how to daily love and live for the ultimate Audience of One: God.
 
Monday, March 30, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

For years she's encouraged and directed women in praying for their children and husbands. On today's "Author! Author!" Stormie Omartian discusses her newest book in the "The Power of a Praying" series: The Power of Praying Through the Bible (Harvest House, ISBN# 0-7369-2358-3). Marilyn Blackaby shares lessons about trusting God in Experiencing God Around the Kitchen Table (Focus on the Family, ISBN # 1-58997-469-7). Jane Kirkpatrick unveils the stories of the people of Aurora (WaterBrook, ISBN # 978-1-4000-7428-0), a utopian community founded in the mid-1800s. Sharon Souza discusses her sophomore novel, Lying on Sunday (NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-176-9). And Eric Metaxas lulls little ones to sleep in It's Time to Sleep, My Love (Feiwel and Friends, ISBN # 978-0-312-38371-8).
 
Friday, March 27, 2009Answering Your Tax Questions Host(s): Char Binkley

Tax day is nearly here. Are you ready? Perhaps you have some last minute questions before you file on or before April 15. We have good news for you! Beverly Worth, owner of Worth Financial Service and national seminar leader on tax preparation, joins Char during Friday's Mid-Morning to answer your tax related questions.
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009Embracing a Life of Prayer Host(s): Char Binkley

We live in a world swirling with activity leaving time for reflection and prayer at the bottom of our priority list all too often. Mark Yaconelli, author of "Downtime" (Zondervan, ISBN# 0310283620), joins Char on Thursday's Mid-Morning to give you tools and insights to help you understand why it's so important to remain in communication with God through prayer and how to do so on a regular basis. Yaconelli explores the classical methods of prayer including silence, solitude and scripture along with more contemporary forms such as music, writing, acts of compassion and much more. Learn how to step away from the chaos of life into the comfort of God and embrace a life of prayer.
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2009Today's Christian Woman Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

The latest issue of Today's Christian Woman is on news stands and on the air via Mid-Morning! Editor Camerin Courtney shares why she loves her Charlie-Brown church. Corrie Cutrer discusses how to recognize and help the battered women among us. Cheryl Scheir explains why it's okay to lower your expectations. And Carolyn Arends explores what's so good about Good Friday.
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2009Spiritual Warfare Host(s): Lynne Ford

Satan is a terrorist-a cunning schemer who fights dirty, exploits every vulnerability, and seeks to divide and discourage. How can we counter his treacherous tactics? During Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning, Ray Pritchard, author of "Stealth Attack" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-0989-X), digs into the Bible for practical tips for outmaneuvering the most shameless and stealthy foe imaginable.
 
Monday, March 23, 2009Conquering Chronic Fatigue Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Jonathan Forester specializes in treating fatigue illnesses including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. On today's Mid-Morning he details how the body's immune, endocrine and nervous systems impact our energy level and overall health, and suggests treatments that reduce, and in some cases put in remission, debilitating fatigue.
 
Friday, March 20, 2009Thinking Cycles of Kids Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you ever wish you could get into the mind of your children and understand what exactly is going on? Doug Beutler can help you do just that. With over twenty years of experience working with youth, Doug has discovered the thinking cycles of kids, including lies they believe, how that affects their behavior, and how you as a parent can help your child break destructive thinking cycles. During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, learn how to understand what your child is thinking, communicate effectively with your child, and assist your child in establishing a new and healthy thinking cycle.
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009Life Hurts - God Heals Host(s): Char Binkley

For as long as she can remember, Carolyn Goad Pankalla performed in her family's music group, the Goad family. That sounds like a charmed life until you add to the mix a tragic car accident that claimed the life of her mother, an explosion that killed her father, and a brother who died of pancreatic cancer. During Thursday's encore Mid-Morning, Carolyn shares her story and her latest music album, "Broken Into Beautiful", a testimony of her incredible faith journey filled with great sorrow and joy.
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2009Breaking Everyday Addictions Host(s): Lynne Ford

Wednesday's encore Mid-Morning topic is addictions. And before you say, "Well, that has nothing to do with me," take note: Dr. David Hawkins is discussing "Breaking Everyday Addictions" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2341-5). You know, that crucial cup of coffee you grab on your way to work, that if you run out of time and can't stop and get, leaves you crankier than Andy Rooney. Or your need to continually check your e-mails. Or the "little somethings" you regularly buy to make a bad day better. Discover how everyday addictions, habits and compulsions hamper our relationship with God, and learn how to find freedom from those things that trip us up.
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009How We Love Host(s): Lynne Ford

Tired of arguing with your spouse over the same issues? Longing for a marriage with less conflict and more intimacy? During Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning, Relationship experts Milan and Kay Yercovich, co-authors of "How We Love" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7299-6), draw on the powerful tool of attachment theory to identify the source of your missteps and to show you exactly how to break old habits and transform your marriage.
 
Monday, March 16, 2009Poiema People Host(s): Lynne Ford

In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul calls all Christians masterpieces - poiema in Greek - each a unique expression of God's story. Meet two of God's Poiema People who share how God is doing a good work in them and through them - one on the stage and one in a Mexican orphanage - for His glory and the good of the world He loves.
 
Friday, March 13, 2009Children of the Self-Absorbed Host(s): Char Binkley

Being a parent is usually all about giving of yourself to foster your child's growth and development. But what happens when this isn't the case and the parents dismiss the needs of their children while instead asserting their own needs and demanding attention and reassurance? Dr. Nina Brown, author of "Children of the Self-Absorbed" (New Harbinger Publications, ISBN# 1572245611), provides a rare guide for adults who need to overcome the effects of being raised by a narcissistic parent.
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Char Binkley

The Digging Deeper Panel revisits the gospels and the churches understanding of them as written by pastor and best-selling author Brian McLaren in his book "The Secret Message of Jesus" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 0849918928). They unpack Jesus' quiet and revolutionary style from the way he spoke in parables to his desire for no one to speak about his miracles and how he ultimately found fulfillment and victory through death on a cross. Join the panel for a lively discussion about McLaren's fresh and at times radical perspective of the gospel and his invitation to discover afresh the transforming message of Jesus.
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

Wishes that come true are hard to come by, but Cass Forkin, founder of Twighlight Wish Foundation, is seeing dreams come true for seniors on a daily basis. Learn how you can celebrate the seniors in your life during Wednesday's Spots and Spotlights Mid-Morning. Michael Uttecht tells us how to pick out the best pillow for quality sleep. And Jane Avery of Community Harvest Food Bank shares the growing need among the hungry and how you can be a part of making a difference during WBCL's Can the Van Outreach.
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2009A Good God in Bad Times Host(s): Lynne Ford

After his wife and adult son died the same year, Dr. Gary Oliver's youngest son ruefully commented, "God's eye may be on the sparrow, but it's not on the Oliver family." How do the faithful respond to tragedy and ongoing trials? How can you hang on to faith while wading through anger and sorrow? With honest understanding, Dr. Oliver shares the reality of following God into life's shadows.
 
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Monday, March 09, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Science appears to support intermittent fasting as a means of controlling your weight. But is it a good idea? Dr. Ann Kulze discusses the pros and cons during her monthly Mid-Morning visit. The nutrition expert also looks at the health benefits of cinnamon, weighs in on a recent study that revealed multivitamins don't improve health, and recommends calming foods for hyperactive kids. And, as always, the phone lines will be open for listeners' questions!
 
Friday, March 06, 2009Change Your Brain and Change Your Life Host(s): Char Binkley

The complexity of humanity keeps unfolding as the sciences discover what God packed into each creation. Understanding how your brain works and how to best take care of it will change your life. If you need to change your brain to change your life in 2009, then join Char and Dr. Gregory Sowles on this adventure into understanding and thriving!
 
Thursday, March 05, 2009Healing the Father Wound Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you living out the legacy of father wounds inflicted during your childhood? The behavior of our parents - particularly our fathers - leaves a lasting imprint on our lives. Kathy Rodriquez, clinical psychologist and author of "Healing the Father Wound", makes the connection between parental examples and their effect on the formulation of our concept of God. She joins Char Binkley and Clinton Faupel during Thursday's Mid-Morning to help you move toward emotional and spiritual healing. Learn how to recognize a good dad and identify four types of inadequate fathering and the legacy each produces. Understand how your father wound impacts significant intimate relationships, and learn how to re-parent and forgive.
 
Wednesday, March 04, 2009Breathe Easy Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Wednesday's "Breathe Easy" Mid-Morning is packed with ideas, items and information designed to help you breathe easier in the chaos of life. Want to enjoy a hot cup of fresh brewed tea? QVC's Jean Murray offers a quick and easy way to make great tea with the tea server ball. Unsure of what to look for in a sports bra? Learn how to select one for your sport of choice from Two Roads Fitness owner, Patty Peterson. Plus keep your feet firmly planted on the ground in ice and snow with Yaktrax walker shoe traction, spice up dinner with the fresh taste of herbs, without all the chopping, and be ready for oodles of giveaways, including a "Grand Prize" packed with every item featured on the show.
 
Tuesday, March 03, 2009Wholly Imperfect Host(s): Lynne Ford

Christian psychologist and counselor Kim Eckert found herself addressing and readdressing the same core issues with her female clients: relational wounds, body image, negative self-talk, and forming healthy relationships, to name just a few. She longed for a practical Christian book that would supplement the instruction and insights offered during counseling. The problem was she couldn't find one, so she wrote it herself: "Stronger than You Think" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3373-3). On today's Mid-Morning experience the wise counsel that's helped numerous women find wholeness without having to be perfect!
 
Monday, March 02, 2009Setting 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.
 
Friday, February 27, 2009Grace for the Afflicted Host(s): Char Binkley

When cancer or heart disease enters the life of a family; friends and relatives rally with support. But it is quite a different story when mental illness is the diagnosis. Dr. Matthew Standford, author of "Grace for the Afflicted" (Paternoster, ISBN# 1934068446), and a panel of experts join Char to discuss the pain and loneliness that surrounds the mentally ill and their families. They'll share how believers can become that necessary support as they gain knowledge and understanding of the life of the mentally ill.
 
Tags: NAMI, mental illness, relationships, menally ill Categories: n/a
Thursday, February 26, 2009Open Phones Host(s): Char Binkley

Have you ever wished you invented something or do you wish something wasn't invented at all? Char wants to hear about it! During Thursday's Mid-Morning she opens phone lines to hear all about your invention stories.
 
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009Open Phones Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

If your life today were a movie, what song lyrics would be in the soundtrack? Would it be "On the road again", "It is Well with my Soul", "Whatever will be, will be", "I need thee every hour ", or something entirely different? Join Char and Lynne during Wednesday's Mid-Morning as they open phone lines and invite you to share where you've been on you're spiritual journey and where you're going. We want to hear about a day in your life, your belief shapers, your creed, the good times and the bad times, and much more. Call in for a chance to win a unique question and answer book entitled "Me Myself & I Am". It's a great tool to take Wednesday's Mid-Morning to the next level by recording the story of you & God.
 
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