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Friday, September 05, 2008Caring for the Geriatric Population Host(s): Char Binkley

America is growing older at an unprecedented rate. The number of people 65 and older is larger than ever before, and those 85 and older constitute the fastest growing segment of the population. As we face a "graying of America," perhaps you find yourself in a new role of being a caregiver and you're seeking the best options for taking care of your aging parents. Whether you're the caregiver or the one being cared for, Dr. Ann Moore, a board certified geriatrician from St. Joseph Medical Group, answers your questions and provides helpful information about geriatric care.
 
Thursday, September 04, 2008How to Make Life Work Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you struggle with a lack of purpose and balance in your life? Are you challenged by difficult relationships and circumstances? God designed us according to His master plan and has wired us with His gift of choice. Bestselling author Michelle McKinney Hammond believes you've been given the power to make your life what you want it to be. During today's Mid-Morning McKinney share's "How to Make Life Work" (FaithWords, ISBN# 9-780446-580625) by revealing the blueprint for a fulfilling, victorious life and equipping us to establish balance in our many relationships - at home, at work, and in the world.
 
Tags: relationships, balance, schedule, life, work, Michelle Categories: n/a
Wednesday, September 03, 2008The Empty Nest Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Is your nest empty - except for a bundle of mixed emotions? As empty nesters them-selves, Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates, co-authors of "Barbara and Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest", understand this season of redefining life while sorting through a surge of various emotions. Barbara and Susan can be just the friends you need to walk with you through this next phase of life as you discover the purpose and passion and begin to enjoy the empty nest.
 
Tuesday, September 02, 2008Wounded By Words Host(s): Lynne Ford

Words have the power to destroy a person from the inside out. Susan Osborn knows their destructive force, having survived a verbally abusive mother and husband. The co-author of "Wounded by Words" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-049-6) shares her story, and explains how God's words of love and promise can heal the wounds of an abusive past.
 
Monday, September 01, 2008Meet Me At the Well Host(s): Lynne Ford

Ever wanted to crawl into a hole and die? Virelle Kidder has been there. A grueling year of crises for her children and parents left her exhausted and spent. That's when God stepped in. The author of "Meet Me at the Well" (Moody, ISBN# 0-8024-4861-3) shares nuggets of truth that will resuscitate a life deflated by worry, problems and stress during Monday's encore Mid-Morning.
 
Friday, August 29, 2008Raising 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? Dr. Joani Jack, co-author of "Raising Fit Kids in a Fat World" (Regal, ISBN # 0830745343), joins Char during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning 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.
 
Tags: Joani, children, kids, kid, parenting, child, parents, diet, fat, fitness, health Categories: n/a
Thursday, August 28, 2008Friendraiser Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Join the Mid-Morning team, Char, Lynne and Jamie, for an extended two-hour Mid-Morning on Wednesday and Thursday as we invite new friends - listeners who haven't yet given to WBCL - to join our family of generous financial partners. You'll hear personal testimonies of how WBCL has been a friend in crisis, and friend in spiritual growth, and a friend for life. And we'll open phone lines for you to share what kind of friend WBCL has been to you over the years. Join us in this venture of making new friends and touching more lives from 9 to 11.
 
Tags: Friendraiser, friend, friends, testimonies Categories: n/a
Wednesday, August 27, 2008Friendraiser Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Join the Mid-Morning team, Char, Lynne and Jamie, for an extended two-hour Mid-Morning on Wednesday and Thursday as we invite new friends - listeners who haven't yet given to WBCL - to join our family of generous financial partners. You'll hear personal testimonies of how WBCL has been a friend in crisis, and friend in spiritual growth, and a friend for life. And we'll open phone lines for you to share what kind of friend WBCL has been to you over the years. Join us in this venture of making new friends and touching more lives from 9 to 11.
 
Tags: Friendraiser, testimonies, friends, friend Categories: n/a
Tuesday, August 26, 2008Running Scared Host(s): Lynne Ford

What are you afraid of? People and their judgments? The loss of security? Chances are your fear has a ruling role in your life. In his new release, "Running Scared" (New Growth Press, ISBN# 978-0-9785567-5-4), Ed Welch investigates the roots and ramifications of fear. And then, with the sweet and mighty assurance of God's words, offers thoughtful encouragement for life-saving rescue in the midst of the heart and mind battlefield of rampant panic-stricken responses. Join Ed and Lynne during Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning.
 
Monday, August 25, 2008On-Air Bible Study! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What would happen if thousands of believers prayed together to know Christ in a truer, more intimate way through the Holy Spirit? We'll find out during Mid-Morning's first-ever, on-air Bible Study. On today's Mid-Morning, Catherine Martin, author of Set My Heart on Fire (Harvest House), whets our appetites for what's to come beginning September 24.
 
Friday, August 22, 2008Dupont Resource Center Host(s): Char Binkley

The doctor orders a blood test, you give the blood, the tests are done, but what then? How do you interpret all those numbers on the test results? Dr. Angela LaSalle and Dr. Marv Eastlund join Char on Friday's Mid-Morning to explain what to make of all those numbers and the importance of reading blood test results in the context of the patient's situation. Learn why it's important to have regular blood screenings and how to make sure your Dr. is treating you, the patient, and not the chart.
 
Thursday, August 21, 2008People to People Host(s): Char Binkley

Thursday on Mid-Morning Char brings you the amazing stories of two people whose lives were transformed by Jesus Christ. Deborah Finley, abused as a child and then an eyewitness to her father's murder as a teenager, experienced a life changing encounter that transformed her future from darkness to light. Jose Velez, a former Chicago gang leader dedicated over 20 years of his life to the streets. But after being shot twice and nearly dying, he welcomed the love and grace of God into his life and left the gang one month later. Don't miss these stories Thursday on Mid-Morning.
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008Potpourri Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Can you spell potpourri? Well - it really doesn't matter whether you can spell it or not - the important thing is that you listen to Mid-Morning on Wednesday as Lynne and Char bring you a potpourri of topics. That word means hodgepodge!, assortment! odds and ends! Collection! - and believe me - you'll hear all that and more when those two ladies take to the microphones Wednesday on Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: potpourri, Beverly Lewis, ARISE, open phones Categories: n/a
Tuesday, August 19, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

Do you ever feel simple, or gullible, when dealing with a strong personality during a conflict? Immediately taking offense and responding with little insight? Put the brakes on reacting without thinking by applying a little prudence. Dr. Mitchell Kruse explains this shrewd and innocent practice on Tuesday's "WisdomWorks" Mid-Morning at 9:05. Don't miss it - it wouldn't be prudent.
 
Monday, August 18, 2008Road Warrior Host(s): Lynne Ford

Business travel has become more costly than ever-and not just financially. The mental and emotional price tags bring you and your family under attack, threatening to distance you in more than mere miles. Sam Gallucci, author of "Road Warrior" (WaterBrook Press, ISBN # 1-4000-7371-9), draws from his extensive business travel experience for a plan to help keep road warriors, their jobs, their families, and their personal lives from drifting off course.
 
Friday, August 15, 2008Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World Host(s): Char Binkley

Has selfishness become an epidemic? Many of today's children lean toward narcissism, selfishness, mediocrity, and dysfunction as a result of child-focused parenting. Jill Rigby addresses the challenges of "Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World" (Howard, ISBN# 1-4165-5842-X) while offering an alternative approach to parenting that teaches children to respect themselves and others. Learn from Jill how you can instill the values of compassion, forgiveness, thanksgiving, and unselfishness in your children.
 
Thursday, August 14, 2008Digging Deeper Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Pain - we all face it in this imperfect world. William Paul Young longed to share the heart and nature of God in the face of human suffering with his children and set out to do so in his fiction book, "The Shack" (Windblown Media, ISBN# 978-0964729230). What was meant to be a story written for only his six children has landed in the hands of over a million readers and has climbed to the top of several best seller lists. Find out why this book is changing lives and what impact it is having on our Digging Deeper Panel.
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Who said time travel is impossible? Just head to Goshen, Indiana, and the South Side Soda Shop, and you're instantly transported back to the 1950s. On August's Spots and Spotlights Mid-Morning, owners Nick and Charity Boyd share why their little diner is so popular. Jeff Hilliard explains how, for just $5.00, you can purchase a Bible, write a personal message in it, and send it to an American soldier serving somewhere around the world. And Amy Hanna announces the 2nd annual ARISE event for high school girls - a marvelous evening of fun, information and challenge on September 19.
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

For William P. Young, "The Shack" (Windblown, ISBN # 0-9647-2924-5) was a story originally written for his children, built on the foundation of suffering he experienced earlier in life and the way God's love helped heal his soul. For the million-plus people who've read it, however, "The Shack" has become a much larger message of hope, love and faith in a world seemingly spinning out of control. On today's Author! Author! Young shares why he thinks his little novel has captured the hearts of readers everywhere. Kay and Liv Hansen share tips for creating yummy and creative cupcakes in Little Cakes (Clarkson Potter, ISBN # 0-3073-8282-6). Lisa Harper explains "What the Bible Is All About For Women" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4406-1). Humorist Phil Callaway shares his slightly off-kilter perspective on life in "Family Squeeze" (Multnomah, ISBN 978-1-59052-916-4). And J. Stephen Lang offers a plan to help you "Know the Bible in 30 Days" (Guideposts, ISBN # 0-8249-47339).
 
Monday, August 11, 2008Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

The newest diet aid comes in a tiny container but is generating big buzz. Do SlimShots really help control your appetite for up to eight hours-without side effects? Find out what Dr. Ann Kulze thinks on today's Mid-Morning. The nutrition expert also discusses 10 Super Foods for Better Health, the whole truth about soy, and answers listeners' questions.
 
Friday, August 08, 2008Helping Guys Become Men, Husbands, and Fathers Host(s): Char Binkley

Men play a vital role in the family, community, and the world in spite of how the media and sitcoms portray them. Dr. John King, author of "Helping Guys Become Men, Husbands, and Fathers", is a firm believer that every member of the family needs a man's wisdom, protection, and love to fully develop. Learn how you can be a great man, husband, and father from a man who nearly lost his own family which resulted in his quest for wisdom to become the man God was asking him to be. Join Char and Dr. King on Friday's Mid-Morning as he shares his story of redemption and practical steps for becoming a man who honors God and his family.
 
Tags: father, parenting, men, man, husband, wisdom, relationships, family Categories: n/a
Thursday, August 07, 2008Outflow: Outward-Focused Living in a Self-Focused World Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you desire to experience God's love in a new way and share it with others in a manner that's natural, simple, and heart-felt but aren't sure how to do so? Steve Sjogren author of "Outflow" (Group, ISBN# 978-0-7644-3404-4) joins Char during Thursdays Mid-Morning to demonstrate how to have outward-focused living in a self-focused world. Learn how you can be filled to the brim with God's love, joy, and hope and then reach out and touch your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your world from the outflow of God at work in and through you.
 
Wednesday, August 06, 2008Good Ole Days Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Do you ever catch yourself saying, "Remember when..." Oh, isn't it fun to take a walk down memory lane! We're inviting you to do just that with Char and Lynne during Mid-Morning on Wednesday. Joining them in the studio is WBCL's very own Jim Barron to share the memories contained in his book, "Wolf and Dessauer: An Album of Memories". And Ken Tate, editor of "Good Ole Days" magazine, brings us stories from the past. Get ready to call in your "I remember when..." statements.
 
Tuesday, August 05, 2008Get Fit, Get Healthy Host(s): Lynne Ford

Kerri Zurbuch offers tips for getting fit and healthy. The wellness consultant and personal fitness trainer answers your exercise questions and provides just the encouragement you need to get started or stay motivated.
 
Monday, August 04, 2008Breaking Everyday Addictions Host(s): Lynne Ford

Monday's 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.
 
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