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Wednesday, August 19, 2009Breathe Easy Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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It's another "Breathe Easy" Mid-Morning: ideas, items and information that will make your life less frantic and more relaxed. Melissa Fiorenza explains why All You magazine is your go-to magazine for helpful information and coupons. Tara McConnell shares the story behind the gorgeous and very affordable Temp-tations ovenware. Physical therapist Alice Flaherty tells how the Bunion Aid can help prevent and treat painful bunions. And Wendy Carroll and Budd Solaegui help you sharpen your knife knowledge. (Be sure to register at wbcl.org during the hour to win a Super Prize Pack containing all of the products featured on today's show.)
 
Tuesday, August 18, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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When faced with an obstacle - a challenging co-worker, a spiritual drought, a hard-to-resolve issue with your husband or kids - you can either give up or live up to God's design for your life. As an obedient follower and friend of Jesus, what can you do to prevent yourself from ever giving up, no matter how difficult the situation? Dr. Mitchell Kruse shares the not-so-secret answer on today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning.
 
Monday, August 17, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Stephen King hailed Andrew Klavan as "the most original novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich." So what's the two-time Edgar Award winner doing writing juvenile fiction (The Last Thing I Remember, Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-607-4) with a Christian teenager as its protagonist? Find out on today's "Author! Author!" that also includes the wildly popular and prolific Lisa Samson (The Passion of Mary-Margaret, Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-211-3), Bill Myers (On the Run, ZonderKidz, ISBN # 0-310-71193-3), Dwayne Moore (Pure Praise: A Heart-Focused Bible Study on Worship, Group, ISBN # 0-7644-3748-9), and songwriter-turned-children's-author Cindy Morgan (Dance Me, Daddy, ZonderKidz, ISBN # 0-310-71762-1).
 
Friday, August 14, 2009From One Single Mother to Another Host(s): Char Binkley
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If you're looking for the encouragement and hope that a veteran single parent can offer, you'll find them during Friday's Mid-Moring as Sandra Aldrich, author of "From One Single Mother to Another" (Regal, ISBN# 0-8307-3687-5), joins Char to share practical advice for single parenting. Even dads will find support and useful pointers. Find out how homes can be healed and the single parenting road can be walked victoriously.
 
Thursday, August 13, 2009Faith Set Free: Pray For Yourself with Reckless Abandon Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you pray for yourself? Sometimes it's far easier and more natural to pray for others. But what about praying for you? Will Davis Jr., author of "Faith Set Free, Pray For Yourself with Reckless Abandon", joins Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to explain the importance of praying for yourself and how it's the key to letting God transform your life. Davis gives a list of several pinpoint prayers to get you started in experiencing the power of prayer.
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Imagine spending an hour with your parents or grandparents after they are gone. Winning WBCL's "A Legacy if Forever" contest will make that possible. Jon Leyse shares the contest details on today's "Spots and Spotlights." Joani Schultz explains how your kids can encourage other kids in difficult or disastrous situations via Operation Kid-to-Kid. Pam Lochner tells you how to save money shopping at Habitat for Humanity's "ReStore. And Kathy Troccoli extends a personal invitation to attend the "Hope's Alive in Fort Wayne" celebration.
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009Finding an Unseen God Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Alicia Britt Chole was just nine-years-old when she concluded that God didn't exist. She held fiercely to that belief until one day, without warning, God introduced Himself to her, changing Alicia, and her life, forever. The author of "Finding an Unseen God" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0602-3) shares her story of a God who relentlessly pursues even those who deny Him.
 
Monday, August 10, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

There's always an "I didn't know that!" moment when Dr. Ann Kulze unpacks the latest nutrition news. On today's show will it be vinegar's ability to help you burn fat? Why you should cook vegetables whole to get their maximum health benefits? Or why smaller is better when buying produce? Learn a thing or two about improving your health with food from nutrition expert Dr. Ann Kulze. And be ready to call to win one of four pairs of tickets to Dr. Ann's "Live Life!' event, September 17 (go to wbcl.org for the details).
 
Friday, August 07, 2009What To Do When You're Scared to Death Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you living with fear on a daily basis? Fear and anxiety can be debilitating and even have paralyzing effects. Pat Palau and PeggySue Wells co-authors of, "What to Do When You're Scared to Death" (Monarch, ISBN# 978-0-8254-629-1), unpack tangible ways for you to overcome fear and the two ladies provide scriptural encouragement for your journey toward freedom.
 
Thursday, August 06, 2009Unfashionable Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you longing to make a difference in the world around us? The grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham and author of "Unfashionable", Tullian Tchividjian says you can make a difference simply by being different. Tullian challenges us to stop imitating the world and to become a powerful renovating force for God in the world. He makes a thought provoking case during Thursday's Mid-Morning, that's it's cool to be uncool, and Tullian explains what it means to be out of style in culture and aligned with God's ways instead.
 
Wednesday, August 05, 2009A Few of My Favorite Things Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Greek yogurt, Temptations Cookware, daylight savings time, and restaurants that serve fresh brewed iced tea and keep your glass full are a few of Char and Lynne's favorite things. We want to know a few of your favorite things, too, whether it's a product, a recipe, a website, or an activity such as watching the sun set. Join Char and Lynne during Mid-Morning on Wednesday to hear more of their favorite things and to share yours.
 
Tuesday, August 04, 2009Get Fit, Get Healthy Host(s): Lynne Ford

Vacation is great, but it often means eating more often, and indulging in delicious, but high calorie foods that lead to weight gain. Get advice for enjoying vacation without putting on pounds, plus the answers to your exercise questions from wellness consultant and personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch.
 
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Monday, August 03, 200990 Days to a Fantastic Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Dr. David Hawkins, Mid-Morning's resident relationship expert, has a new book out, and he's sharing its key ideas with you! In "90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage" (Tyndale, ISBN # 1-4143-2324-4), the marriage counselor reveals a powerful strategy for you and your spouse to bring out the best in each other, what he calls "bringing out the soul mate in your mate." Whether you're a newlywed, or celebrating a marriage milestone, Dr. Hawkins' advice can enhance your relationship with your spouse.
 
Friday, July 31, 2009Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children Host(s): Char Binkley
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Thanks to breakthroughs in neuroscience research, we're learning the impact sexual behavior has on the developing brains of adolescents and young adults. Dr. Freda Bush, co-author of "Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting our Children", sounds the alarm on how today's promiscuous attitude toward sex affects the brain. Join Char during Friday's encore Mid-Morning and gain insights on how to help the teen in your life steer away from devastating life-changing mistakes.
 
Thursday, July 30, 2009ReThink Your Life: A Unique Diet to Renew Your Mind Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you want to think better, feel better, and live better? Best-selling author Stan Toler offers you steps to do just that via the pages of his book "ReThink Your Life" (Wesleyan Publishing House, ISBN# 978-0898273731). Join Char and Stan during Thursday's Mid-Morning as they outline practical steps to help rid your mind of destructive thinking. Discover how God calls each of us to create positive purpose, clear focus and effective decision-making through the renewing of our minds.
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2009Encouragement in Tough Times Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

While the economy and overall morale of our country is being threatened, there is still light at the end of the tunnel because Jesus Christ is our hope. We're curious. How are you being encouraged and in what ways are you experiencing hope in these troubling times? Join Char and Lynne Wednesday on Mid-Morning as we encourage each other by praising Christ for being our One True Hope!
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009Re-parenting Yourself Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you didn't get all of the positive parenting you needed while growing up (and let's face it, who does?), you probably have some faulty beliefs about yourself that negatively impact your life. But it's not too late to do something about it. You can "re-parent" yourself. Family counselor Dr. Mark Laaser how on today's Mid-Morning.
 
Monday, July 27, 2009Leading Women Who Wound Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Given the fallen nature of the heart and the complexities of personalities, conflict is an unavoidable aspect of ministry, including any women's ministry. How should we deal with our emotions when other women are insensitive, manipulative, or just mean? Sue Edwards, co-author of "Leading Women Who Wound" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8153-5), explains the personality traits and character issues that set women up for problems, and offers specific strategies for being a peacemaker, even with combative and difficult women.
 
Friday, July 24, 2009Parenting in Today's Culture Host(s): Char Binkley
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A statement you'll almost never hear is, "Wow! Parenting is a piece of cake." Actually today's parents often feel that parenting is more difficult now than ever before. So what's a parent to do? Dr. Greg Sowles, Becca Berghorn and Jennifer Mertz believe that you can meet the challenge. Join Char, Friday on Mid-Morning, to get your questions answered and your hope restored for being a competent parent amid today's cultural influences on your child or teen.
 
Thursday, July 23, 2009From Anger to Intimacy Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you tired of fighting with your spouse? Do you have anger boiling inside of you that's coming between you and your spouse? Anger can destroy your marriage, but not if you put forgiveness into practice. Bestselling author Dr. Gary Smalley and his pastor and good friend, Ted Cunningham, suggest that you have three options when anger rears its head: stuff it, spew it, or study it. Join Char and Ted during Thursday's Mid-Morning as they reveal that the core of anger is pain and how sharing that pain can lead to deeper intimacy and a marriage that will go the distance. Learn how to build an unshakeable foundation of love, trust and confidence when you forgive. ("From Anger to Intimacy", Regal, ISBN# 978-0-8307-4676-7)
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2009Summer Book Giveaway Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Needing a good summer read? Our bookshelves are brimming with some of the latest titles hot off the press, and we're excited to get them into your hands! Check the Mid-Morning home page to review the list of titles we're giving away. Then call Char and Lynne during Wednesday's Mid-Morning to request your book choice. Be sure to have a few in mind incase your first choice is given away before you have a chance to call. And then you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your summer read.
 
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009Poiema People Host(s): Lynne Ford
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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 as an author (bestselling novelist Donna VanLiere) and one as a doctor (Dr. Gary Pitts)-for His glory and the good of the world He loves.
 
Monday, July 20, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Pastor Tamara Park trekked along an ancient pilgrim route in search of a God expansive enough to hold the whole world in His hands. And she found Him! She shares her adventures in "Sacred Encounters" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3623-9), the first of five "Author! Author!" interviews. Fiction writers Denise Hunter ("Sweetwater Gap", Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-259-5) and Colleen Coble ("Cry in the Night", Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-248-9) discuss their latest novels. Karona Drummond helps moms tell their children how they make her life even better in "Along Came You" (ZonderKidz, ISBN # 0-310-71508-5). And John Alan Turner helps connect many of the Bible's stories with the Biggest Story of all (Christ's death and resurrection) in "The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4582-1).
 
Friday, July 17, 2009Organ Donation Host(s): Char Binkley
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There's a swirl of questions and myths that arise whenever the subject of organ donation comes up in conversation. Questions like, how great is the need, really? And is there cost involved if I sign up to be an organ donor? Find out the answers to your questions during Friday's Mid-Morning. Learn what you need to know so you can make an educated decision regarding organ donation. Plus hear the inspirational stories of those who have either received an organ transplant or have been a living donor.
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009Busting Mentoring Myths Host(s): Char Binkley
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Mentoring - it's a buzz word we often hear and dismiss because we think it's too complex to take on. Think again! Connie Witt and Cathi Workman, co-authors of "That Makes Two of Us" (Group, ISBN# 978-0-7644-3828-8), say mentoring is not complicated and can happen whenever two women are together. It's inviting someone to join you where you're at right now - just as you are and is as easy as going out for coffee, taking a walk, or visiting your favorite store. Join Char, Connie, and Cathi during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning and learn how you can make a positive difference simply by being available, ready to listen & share, and willing to walk through life situations with another person.
 
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