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Thursday, March 25, 2010Gizmos, Gadgets, and Glamour Host(s): Char Binkley

The world is filled with stuff to lure our dollars away from us, but sometimes we find just the gizmo, gadget or product to make us gorgeous or simply to make life a little easier, and now we don't know what we'd do without them. Char shares a few such items she's found in recent months and then opens phones for your best gizmos, gadgets and glamour ideas..
 
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010Advice to Your Younger Self Host(s): Char Binkley
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If you could travel back in time and offer one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be? Risk more? Relax and enjoy each day? Learn more about your parents? Char Binkley, Lynne Ford and several of the WBCL staff share what they would tell their younger selves, and then open the phone lines for you to do the same.
 
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Liz Curtis Higgs' much-anticipated novel "Here Burns My Candle" (Waterbrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7001-5) is out-and she can't wait to tell you about it on today's "Author! Author!" Joan Webb explains why her devotional, "It's a Wonderful (Imperfect) Life" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4801-3) is the antidote for anyone driven to do everything right. Starr Meade ("Mighty Acts of God," Crossway, ISBN # 1-4335-0604-8), Leigh McElroy ("Treasured," Waterbrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7481-5), and Beth Patillo ("The Sweetgum Ladies: Knit for Love," Waterbrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7395-5) round out the hour.
 
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Monday, March 22, 2010Touched by a Vampire Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Edward and Bella's forbidden love in the Twilight Saga has captured the hearts and imaginations of teenage girls and even adult women. The popularity of the books begs the question, Can vampires teach us about God's plan for love? Beth Felker Jones, author of "Touched by a Vampire" (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-60142-278-1), investigates the themes of the Twilight Saga from a biblical perspective to find the answer.
 
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Friday, March 19, 2010Facing Anxiety Host(s): Char Binkley
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Understanding anxiety is the first step to getting your life back. A panel of counselors including Dr. Greg Sowels, Dr. Jerry Davis, and Christina Stapleton join Char on today's "Mid-Morning" to address your anxiety questions. Whether you or someone you know struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder , panic disorder or another form of anxiety, our panel has practical advice for you. Learn why anxiety disorders are on the rise, what the most effective treatments are, and how you can support a friend or loved one currently suffering from anxiety.
 
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Thursday, March 18, 2010The Lost Art of Praying Together Host(s): Char Binkley
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Jesus promises in the book of Matthew, "where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." Praying together is an opportunity to enter into the presence of God in a unique and powerful way, yet it seems to be the least of our priorities in our busy schedules. Pastor James Banks, author of "The Lost Art of Praying Together (Discovery House, ISBN# 978-1-57293-351-4) joins Char during today's "Mid-Morning" to prompt us to rekindle our passion and purpose for prayer in community.
 
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Wednesday, March 17, 201050 Ways to Feel Great Today Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley
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Want to give your blah mood the boot? Discover how to beat stress, ward off worry, and banish the blues on today's "Mid-Morning" with Dr. David Biebel, author of "50 Ways to Feel Great Today" (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-3291-2). It could be as simple as decorating something, going fishing, or sleeping in. Then we'll open the phones to hear what helps give your mood a healthy boost.
 
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010Dr Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Dr. Ann Kulze moves to her new monthly "Mid-Morning" date: the third Tuesday of the month. What stays the same is her science-based approach to nutrition that can improve your health and prevent disease. The nutrition expert unpacks a recent study linking soda and pancreatic cancer, explains why middle-age spread is tough on the brain, and shares do-able tips for living to 100.
 
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Monday, March 15, 2010Restoring Intimacy in Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Ever wonder why it was so hard to resist sex before marriage-and so easy to resist it now? Many married women want to feel more desire toward their husbands...and can't figure out what's wrong. But there's good news. Barbara Wilson explains how powerful "invisible bonds" from past relationships can cause distance and disappointment for couples in the present. With sensitivity and honesty, the author of "Kiss Me Again" (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-60142-158-6) walks you toward sexual healing...and a rekindling of closeness and passion with your husband.
 
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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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