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Thursday, July 10, 2008Raising Great Kids Host(s): Char Binkley

Get tough! Show acceptance. Lay down the rules. Lighten up, already! Parenting advice is given freely and often. Do you ever get confused by the conflicting opinions of how to raise a great kid? If you're looking to avoid the twin extremes of permissiveness and over-control, Dr. John Townsend joins Char Binkley during Thursday's Mid-Morning to outline how to do so. Learn how to help your child cultivate six necessary character traits: attachment, responsibility, reality, competence, morality, and worship/spiritual life. ("Raising Great Kids", Zondervan, ISBN# 0310235499)
 
Tags: parenting, parents, children, kids, relationships Categories: n/a
Wednesday, July 09, 2008In Search of the Perfect Pizza Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

It's no secret Americans love their pizza. We eat 100 acres of it daily! And we're adamant about our preferences: thin crust versus thick crust, cheese only versus any and every topping imaginable. Join the Mid-Morning team and Connie Haas Zuber, editor of Fort Wayne magazine, during today's Mid-Morning when they rate ten of Fort Wayne's favorite pizzas. And yes, they've sampled all ten! Call in and tell us your favorite restaurant or delivery pizza, favorite frozen pizza, and best pizza you've ever eaten.
 
Tags: pizza, Fort Wayne Magazine, Connie Categories: n/a
Tuesday, July 08, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

July's "Author! Author!" features a Bible designed to nourish grandmothers so they can nurture their grandchildren: Zondervan's "The Grandmother's Bible" (ISBN # 0-310-93801-5). Three new fiction releases are spotlighted: David Gregory's "The Next Level" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7243-9), Jill Elizabeth Nelson's "Reluctant Smuggler" (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-59052-688-0), and Nancy Moser's "Washington's Lady" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0500-5). And Whitney Kuniholm traces the complete story line of Jesus through the Old and New Testaments in "The Essential Jesus" (IVP Connect, ISBN # 0-8308-1098-7).
 
Monday, July 07, 2008What's In Your Purse? Host(s): Lynne Ford

Did you know researchers say a handbag shouldn't exceed 2.2 pounds, while the average weight of a woman's purse is over five pounds? What exactly are we toting around and why? Lynne Ford opens the phone lines to find out. Guess the Top Ten items women should carry in their purses. Share the two "must haves" that are always in your purse or the most unusual thing you include in your bag. And be sure to register online during the hour to win a stylish and oh-so-practical "Switch-It by Nan" purse and its see-through organizer that can be easily be pulled out and placed in the purse of your choice...for women who like to switch things up every now and then!
 
Friday, July 04, 2008Ace Collins Host(s): Char Binkley

From the moment the pilgrims landed on the shores of the New World, to the dark days following September 11, songs of faith have inspired, comforted, and rallied our beloved country. During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, Ace Collins shares the "Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America" (Zondervan, ISBN# 0310248795). You'll find yourself singing along with these patriotic favorites.
 
Thursday, July 03, 2008People to People Host(s): Char Binkley

Whether devastating health issues invade the lives of missionaries in Japan or a young woman in Ohio; God is present. Join Char and hear the stories of God's faithfulness to Russ and Flossie Epley in the midst of Russ' stroke and God's goodness to Amber Metz as she faced a double-lung transplant.
 
Wednesday, July 02, 2008Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Now you can enjoy the beauty of candles without the soot and fire hazard. Get the lowdown on Matchless Candles that flicker and smell like the real thing from Don DeWitt. Michele Zavatsky shares close-to-home vacation ideas that are easy on your gas tank. And Greg and Dilynn Puckett explain how they use photos of architecture, signs and everyday things to create strikingly beautiful Language Art.
 
Tuesday, July 01, 2008Everything You Want to Know About eBay Host(s): Lynne Ford

As gas skids past $4.00 a gallon and food prices continue to rise, Americans are looking for ways to earn extra cash. One answer is as close as your computer: eBay. Jim Griffith, eBay's official dean of education, shares the simple how-tos for everyone from first-time users and experienced sellers to small business owners.
 
Tags: eBay, extra cash, business, Jim Categories: Mid-Mornings
Monday, June 30, 2008The Healing Choice Host(s): Lynne Ford

Amid the devastation that follows a spouse's sexual disloyalty, you need to know that you are not alone. God walks alongside you, offering comfort and a promise to transform the pain of the present into hope for the future. In "The Healing Choice" (WaterBrook Press, ISBN # 1-4000-7425-9), Susan Allen speaks these truths drawn from her own experience while offering step-by-step advice for rediscovering intimacy with God and finding the support you need to move toward genuine spiritual and emotional restoration.
 
Friday, June 27, 2008Summer Skin Care Host(s): Char Binkley

The summer sun works magic in turning our pale winter skin to a golden brown. But is there more than just a color change happening beneath the surface? During today's Mid-Morning, Dr. Eastlund and Dr. Severinac discuss skin care, skin cancer, reconstructive surgery, and numerous matters of the skin.
 
Tags: tan, skin care, skin, cancer, resconstructive surgery Categories: n/a
Thursday, June 26, 2008The Supernatural Host(s): Char Binkley

Today's culture is saturated with the supernatural. TV shows like "Medium" and "Lost" have "other worldly" themes, blurring the lines between good and evil. Marcia Montenegro, author of "Spellbound" (Life Journey, ISBN# 0-7814-4360-1), leads the panel of Char's Mid-Morning guests as they encourage parents to be discerning and prepared to recognize whether the messages of the occult are influencing their children.
 
Tags: Spellbound, supernatural, occult, magic, Marcia Categories: n/a
Wednesday, June 25, 2008Open Phones! Host(s): Char Binkley

It's been several weeks since Char has gotten to peek into your lives to see "what's happening with you." So it's time for open phone lines. During today's Mid-Morning Char invites you to call and chat about your summer plans. So get ready to call in and "Share with Char"!
 
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008You Are Getting Sleepy... Host(s): Lynne Ford

Sleep is foundational to your mental and physical health, yet most people treat sleep as a luxury, not a necessity. On today's encore Mid-Morning, The Sleep Centers of Fort Wayne's Dr. James Stevens and Farren Klopfenstein promote the invaluable importance of sleep and discuss various sleep problems and interrupters.
 
Monday, June 23, 2008The Relief of Imperfection Host(s): Lynne Ford

Joan Webb could have easily begun her book "The Relief of Imperfection" (Regal, ISBN# 0-8307-4481-7) with the confession, "My name is Joan Webb, and I'm a recovering perfectionist." During today's encore Mid-Morning, Webb explores the reasons why we strive for perfection, and provides real-life stories, combined with God's Word, to help us step into the relief and rest of imperfection.
 
Friday, June 20, 2008Raising Responsible Kids - Part 2 Host(s): Char Binkley

Chick Moorman, one of the world's foremost authorities on raising children and author of "Parent Talk" (Fireside, ISBN# 0743236246) is joined on Friday's Mid-Morning by Thomas Haller, a respected therapist for children, teens, and families. Together Chick and Thomas will unpack "The Attraction Principle" (Personal Power Press, ISBN# 0977232166), a practical strategy for parents and teachers to help children live their best lives to change the world.
 
Thursday, June 19, 2008Raising Responsible Kids - Part 1 Host(s): Char Binkley

Chick Moorman, one of the world's foremost authorities on raising children, skillfully gives simple and practical ideas on how to teach the most important people in your lives, your children! His two books, "Parent Talk" (Fireside, ISBN# 0743236246) and "Teaching the Attraction Principle to Children" (Personal Power Press, ISBN# 0977232166), are the foundation for the valuable concepts he will share during this two day series beginning Thursday on Mid-Morning.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2008Summer Book Giveaway Host(s): Lynne Ford

It's summer time and there's nothing better than relaxing with a great book! Not sure what to read? No worries! Lynne and Char have some great picks for you to choose from...and we're giving them to you FREE! What's the catch? Just visit our Mid-Morning home page, click on the Summer Book Giveaway option for the book list, and choose which one you'd like (be sure to have a back up in mind in case your preferred book is given away before you call). Then call during Mid-Morning and tell us which book you want. It's as simple as that!
 
Tags: books, summer, reading, book Categories: Mid-Mornings
Tuesday, June 17, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

If the noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding, as da Vinci once said, how much noble pleasure are you feeling these days? Dr. Mitchell Kruse explains why and how misunderstanding occurs and returns, again, to the book of Proverbs for wise advice on gaining understanding.
 
Monday, June 16, 2008Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Grilling is fun, easy, and tasty, but may be hazardous to your health. Dr. Ann Kulze explains why and shares simple steps for reducing grilling-connected health risks. The author of "Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet" (Greenleaf Book Group, ISBN # 0-9748328-0-4) also identifies twelve fruits and vegetables with negligible pesticide exposure and answers your nutrition questions.
 
Friday, June 13, 2008Do I Know God Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you ever find yourself wondering; is it really possible to know God? If so, you're not alone. On today's encore Mid-Morning, Tullian Tchividjian, author of "Do I Know God" (Multnomah, ISBN# 978-1-59052-936-2) and the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham, shares how he struggled to come to faith personally even after growing up hearing the Christian faith preached to millions. Learn how Tullian's spiritual quest brought him clarity and truth as he invites you to the same peace, joy and strength he experiences from knowing God.
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Char Binkley

The ladies on our Digging Deeper panel are communicators from various walks of life. So naturally they find Robin Chaddock's book, "How to Get A Smart Mouth" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0736921230), intriguing and applicable. During today's Mid-Morning, they eagerly share the tools they have discovered for discerning when to speak up and when to stay silent while also exploring Robin's advice on how to communicate wisely and clearly for building stronger and supportive relationships.
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008Practicing Hospitality Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

The apostle Paul reminds us we must all be "given to hospitality," because it's through open hearts, open hands and open homes that God shows His kindness and love. Our group of Mid-Morning guests will challenge your thinking about hospitality while providing practical tips for utilizing small spaces and sharing affordable and easy-to-fix dishes.
 
Tuesday, June 10, 2008Dog Obedience Training Host(s): Lynne Ford

Whether you're thinking about getting a family dog or already have one who could use a little behavior modification, Canine Companion's Susan Sharpe and Beth Hough have the how-to expertise you need. They'll explain how to train your dog using positive instruction and behavior modification. Learn how to enjoy working together with your family dog for positive results.
 
Monday, June 09, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Robin Jones Gunn's SisterChicks head to England for the latest installment in the series, SisterChicks Go Brit (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-5905-2755-0). Meet the author of the hugely popular series on June's Author! Author! that includes Newbery Award winner Gary Schmidt (The Wednesday Wars, Clarion Books, ISBN # 0-6187-2483-4); novelist Deeanne Gist (Deep in the Heart of Trouble, Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0226-1); James Spiegel (Gum, Geckos and God, Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28353-9); and Lizabeth Duckworth, author of Bloom Before You're Planted (Cook, ISBN # 0-9-7814-4413-2).
 
Friday, June 06, 2008The Power of Letting Go Host(s): Char Binkley

Are you living life to the fullest or do you always have a nagging feeling of disappointment and lack of contentment when it comes to your day in and day out activities? No matter what your circumstances, there is a sure way to overcomes life's heartaches and face your tomorrows with hope and peace. Learn "The Power of Letting Go" (Multnomah, ISBN# 1-59052-598-1) during today's encore Mid-Morning as life coach Pam Vredevelt gives biblical wisdom and step by step guidance for overcoming frustration, worry, disappointment, and painful wounds so you can move forward into the life of freedom God created for you.
 
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