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Friday, March 12, 2010Real Church: Does It Exist? Can I Find It? Host(s): Char Binkley
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For millions of Americans, church is a habit that defines one day each week. For others, it's simply a relic of past generations. Couldn't it be something more? Author, speaker, and counselor, Dr. Larry Crabb found himself asking this very uncomfortable, yet undeniable, question after decades of being in the church. He shares with Char the journey that led him to believe the answer is, yes, church could be so much more. Hear his story and learn what a healthy church looks like and how to find one.
 
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Thursday, March 11, 2010Toe to Toe with Your Teen Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you at the end of your rope with your defiant teen? Take heart! Help is on the way. Licensed professional counselor and author of "Toe to Toe with Your Teen" (Regal, ISBN# 978-0-8307-4901-0), Dr. Jimmy Myers, joins Char to offer proven strategy for overcoming unruly behavior. Dr. Myers offers fresh hope to those of you who are disheartened and doubtful of the difference you can make in your teen's life. Exerting your God-given authority will enable peace to replace the chaos created by your rebellious teen.
 
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley, Jamie Bennett
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Go back in time to when skirts and hair were equally poufy, Ike was president, and Elvis was King: the Lost in the 50s Diner. Owner Rick Francis shares the story behind the St. Mary's eatery on today's "Spots and Spotlights." Artist Karen Brenner explains the "why" behind her "Beautiful Horses of Indiana" series. And "Nature Friend" magazine's Kevin Shank discusses the unique beginnings of this magazine that celebrates the world God made.
 
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010Open Phone Lines Host(s): Lynne Ford

What's your favorite Bible verse? Perhaps it's your life verse...or a verse that encouraged and strengthened you during a crisis...or one that is currently resonating with your soul. Call in on today's "Mid-Morning" and tell us the what and why of your special verse.
 
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Monday, March 08, 2010SistahFaith Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Every woman needs a safe place...a quiet place to scream, and friends to dress her wounds. Sistahs who won't cringe at the truth, who are willing to walk by her side, who will listen to her stories, and who will offer balm to heal her wounds. Marilynn Griffith, author of "SistahFaith" (Howard Books, ISBN # 1-4391-5277-5), shares how her sistahs helped her let go of the shame of her past, and offers advice on how to gather your own group of sistahs.
 
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Friday, March 05, 2010When Feelings Don't Come Easy Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you run from conflict or struggle with finding the right words to say? Licensed therapist, and author of "When Feelings Don't Come Easy" (America House, ISBN# 1-58851-581-8), Craig Miller, joins Char during Friday's "Mid-Morning" to explain why and how you can become robbed of your God given ability to freely express feelings. Learn techniques to help overcome fear, emotional pain, and ultimately feel better about yourself.
 
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Thursday, March 04, 2010Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith Host(s): Char Binkley
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It's no secret. We live in a media-saturated world. How does the technology surrounding us shape our faith and life? Shane Hipps suggests that if we're not careful the technologies we use end up using us. Shane joins Char Binkley and Clinton Faupel during Thursday's "Mid-Morning" to bring to light the hidden dangers of blindly embracing the latest offerings from the gods of technology. Learn how to find your way out of the media maze and see the world in new ways. ("Flickering Pixels", Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-29321-7)
 
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Wednesday, March 03, 2010Who Knew? Open Phones Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Want to make your life easier, your home cleaner, and your food taste better - all while saving time and money? It may sound too good to be true, but it is possible! Char and Lynne let you in on some tips, secrets and quick fixes all from Volume II of "Who Knew?" by Jeanne and Bruce Lubin (Castle Point Publishing, ISBN# 978-0-9820667-0-6). Then we want to hear all about your very own home tips and secrets!
 
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010If God is Good Host(s): Lynne Ford
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It is arguably the greatest question of human history: Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? Randy Alcorn, author of "If God Is Good" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-60142-132-6), brings a fresh, realistic, and thoroughly biblical approach to dealing with all the issues this deep-rooted question raises. One that will help you discover that suffering is, in the end, God's invitation to trust Him. And to hope for a better world.
 
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Monday, March 01, 2010What's It Worth? Host(s): Lynne Ford

In"Country Living" magazine, Helaine Fendelman tells readers what their antiques and collectibles are worth. She's doing the same for "Mid-Morning" listeners today! Call in and find out the value of your quilt, coin, Scouting badge or whatever.
 
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Friday, February 26, 2010Lord I Just Want To Be Happy Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you find yourself praying, "Lord, I just want to be happy" (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0736919234)? Perhaps you can't see how God could possibly get you to a place of inner joy and well-being. Drawing on her own struggles and those of people she has counseled, Leslie Vernick joins Char on Friday to share scriptural insights and simple steps to help you converge on a new path of real hope and happiness even if nothing changes in your circumstances.
 
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Thursday, February 25, 2010Not So Fast: Slowed Down Solutions for Frenzied Families Host(s): Char Binkley
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It's no secret that we live in a high-speed, high-pressured, 24-7 world. How does this affect us? How does this affect the children we're raising? The effects are costly - we're overloaded, overextended, and over caffeinated. But how can we possibly downshift without missing out? Ann Kroeker, author of "Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families" (Cook, ISBN# 978-1-4347-6888-9), joins Char on Thursday to explore the effects of our overcommitted culture and to offer refreshing alternatives for living an unrushed life.
 
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010Thank You Anchor Room Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley
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The Anchor Room has closed, but its impact on the lives of those who bought books, CDs, cards, or inspirational gift items continues. Store co-founders Paul and Paulene Holsopple, and a line-up of store employees and customers, celebrate the store's legacy. What about you? How has something you purchased at the Anchor Room enriched your life? Call and tell us during the show.
 
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Anita Renfroe has the spiritual gift of saying what most women think but are afraid to say out loud. The popular speaker and author discusses her new books "Duets" (Cook, ISBN # 1-4347-6543-7) and "Don't Say I Didn't Warn You" (Hyperion Books, ISBN# 1-4013-4098-8) on February's "Author! Author!" Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ("Who Will I Be, Lord?", Random House, ISBN # 0-375-84342-6), Dr. Gary Burge ("Jesus, The Middle Eastern Storyteller," Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28045-3), Davis Bunn ("Act of Faith" series, Bethany House), and Kay Marshall Strom ("In the Presence of the Poor," Authentic, ISBN # 1-60657-012-8) round out the hour.
 
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Monday, February 22, 2010What Difference Do It Make? Host(s): Lynne Ford
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"What Difference Do It Make?" continues the hard-to-believe story of hope and reconciliation that began with the bestseller, "Same Kind of Different as Me." On today's "Mid-Morning," Ron Hall shares how a remarkable woman's love brought two unlikely men together as friends-Ron, a wealthy fine-art dealer, and Denver Moore, an illiterate homeless African American-and how their story is dramatically changing the lives of those who hear it.
 
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Friday, February 19, 2010Faith 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? On today's encore "Mid-Morning," Will Davis Jr., author of "Faith Set Free, Pray For Yourself with Reckless Abandon", joins Char to explain the importance of praying for yourself, revealing 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. Originally aired August 13, 2009.
 
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Thursday, February 18, 2010Raising Fit Kids in a Fat World Host(s): Char Binkley

One out of five American children is severely overweight, and this trend shows no signs of slowing, prompting parents - just like you - to ask how can we protect our kids from obesity? On this encore "Mid-Morning," Dr. Joani Jack, co-author of "Raising Fit Kids in a Fat World" (Regal, ISBN# 0830745343), joins Char during to share practical, proven advice and tools, rather than a diet plan, to encourage behavioral changes in your kids so they can live fit lives to the fullest. Originally Aird March, 20, 2008.
 
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The Digging Deeper Panel discusses the second book in James Bryan Smith's Apprentice Series: "The Good and Beautiful Life" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3532-4). Why are those who love and follow Christ dogged by anger, lust, lying, worry, and judging? And how do our false beliefs about success and happiness lead to the vices we despise? Don't miss what promises to be a very honest, very lively, and very helpful discussion about spiritual transformation.
 
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you have a blueprint for success? In your business, family, church or small group, do you have building plans to positively influence your relationships? Dr. Mitchell Kruse unpacks the Bible's Thirty Sayings of the Wise (aka the book of Proverbs) to reveal the blueprint for building healthy relationships, including effectively handling conflict.
 
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Monday, February 15, 2010Unfaithful Host(s): Lynne Ford

Statistics show that one in every four marriages is impacted by infidelity. Odds are that you or someone you know has been directly affected by the searing pain of marital infidelity. But adultery is not an automatic death sentence for a marriage. You can trust again. You can restore intimacy. You can have a relationship that you will both cherish for a lifetime. Using hard-won wisdom and insights gleaned from their own journey to save their marriage after devastating infidelities, Gary and Mona Shriver, co-authors of "Unfaithful" (Cook, ISBN # 1-4347-6533-8), explain how.
 
Friday, February 12, 2010From 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 encore Mid-Morning 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.
 
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Thursday, February 11, 2010Catch Your Breath Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Mid-Morning begins its quarterly "Catch Your Breath" series for 2010. In this day and age of overload and exhaustion, Mindy Caliguire and Brenda Jank discuss what propels us toward tightly packing our schedules. The two ministry leaders, wives and moms explain not only why, but how including rhythms of rest into your life result in strong relationships and a satisfied soul.
 
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett
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Put the paperbacks you've read to good use by sending them to servicemen and women stationed overseas. Operation Paperback's Chrissy Honeywell explains how on today's "Spots and Spotlights." Max Troyer shares the history of Indiana's own Sechler's Pickles. Mary Carrier tells how she transformed some of her late husband's clothes into treasured teddy bears for her children and grandchildren. And Constance Rhodes recounts what she learned about herself and our culture's obsession with beauty when she went without make-up for a month.
 
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Tuesday, February 09, 2010Poiema 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 producing documentaries and one as the pastor of a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community that loves God completely - for His glory and the good of the world He loves.
 
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Monday, February 08, 2010Dr. Anne Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Nutrition expert Dr. Ann Kulze checks in with tips for beating the winter blahs and curbing your sweet tooth (the average American swallows 350-475 calories' worth of added sugars each day). The author of Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet also unpacks a study that warns too much sitting can be deadly and answers your nutrition questions.
 
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