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Thursday, February 21, 2008Love This! Learning to Make it a Way of Life! Host(s): Char Binkley

Is it possible to love as Jesus did? Can we even know what the word "love" truly means since we love everything from pets to peanut butter! During today's encore Mid-Morning, five youth pastors join Andy Braner, author of Love This! Learning to Make it a Way of Life! (Zondervan, ISBN# 310273803), to discuss how today's teens can be challenged to live a life of true love for others.
 
Tags: youth pastors, love youth, teens Categories: n/a
Wednesday, February 20, 2008The Adoption Decision Host(s): Lynne Ford

More and more families are adding members through adoption. And there are more ways to adopt and kinds of adoption than ever. Laura Christianson, an adoptive mother and author of "The Adoption Decision" (Harvest House Publishers, ISBN # 0-7369-2000-5), addresses the key issues prospective parents need to consider before beginning the process and offers specific helps for navigating the adoption maze.
 
Tags: adoption, Laura, parenting, mother, father, parents, children Categories: n/a
Tuesday, February 19, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

King Solomon begins the book of Proverbs with 12 words to the wise. Let them be your guide and your life will please God. Dr. Mitchell Kruse kicks off this 12-part WisdomWorks series with the word righteousness, exploring its source and meaning, our own bent to lead with foolish pride, and the influential and satisfying life of a person who does what is right in God's eyes.
 
Monday, February 18, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Four author interviews in 55 minutes. That's what you'll hear on today's Author! Author! Meet Lilias Trotter-who, in 1888, left her genteel Victorian surroundings to live out the life and light of Christ in Algeria and Northern Africa-through Miriam Huffman Rockness's beautifully written biography, "A Blossom in the Desert" (Barbour, ISBN# 1572932562). Dig into Norman Hubbard's satisfying and engaging nine-week Old and New Testament Bible studies: "Left of Matthew" (NavPress, ISBN # 978-1-60006-052-6) and "Right of Malachi" (NavPress, ISBN # 978-1-60006-053-3). Catch up with prolific novelist Melody Carlson, and the wild and crazy Miller brothers, Christopher and Allan, whose "The Legend of Gid the Kid" and the "Blackbean Bandits" (Warner, ISBN # 1-01593-1720-28) is a treat for kids and their parents.
 
Friday, February 15, 2008Bringing Home the Prodigals Host(s): Char Binkley

Have you lost hope that your prodigal will return home? Don't give up. Join Rob Parsons, author of Bringing Home the Prodigals during today's Mid-Morning to get encouragement and practical advice for waiting and praying for your prodigal to return home.
 
Tags: prodigal, conference, Rob, relationships Categories: n/a
Thursday, February 14, 2008Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Even though things may seem to be all together in your life, do you ever stop and wonder if you're living the one and only life the way you were meant to live it? The Digging Deeper Panel delves into this very question as they discuss Lisa Sampson's award winning novel Quaker Summer (Thomas Nelson, ISBN # 1595543694). It's no ordinary fiction book - find out why during today's Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: Quaker Summer, Lisa Sampson Categories: n/a
Wednesday, February 13, 2008Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

The word multi-talented isn't big enough to describe comedian/storyteller/juggler/unicyclist Lance Weirick. He shares his unique story on February's "Spots and Spotlights." True Life Choices' Janelle Taylor has the details about this year's Purity Ball. And learn about Project Greencare, a service that connects contractors and volunteers with families of armed forces personnel.
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008Living Loved, Not Lonely Host(s): Lynne Ford

We all want to matter to someone, but the risks of relationship can seem far too great. It is easier to just keep our distance. But we pay a terrible price to avoid authentic relationships: loneliness. Dr. Tim Gardner, author of The Naked Soul (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-57856-839-0), declares it is time to stop denying your deepest longing - the desire to be known and loved - and explains how to exchange the familiar but deadly territory of loneliness for the exhilaration of giving and receiving love.
 
Monday, February 11, 2008Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Ann Kulze kicks off today's show with her February Healthy Habit, a small adjustment that, over the next eleven months, can result in big-time health benefits. The preventive health expert explains why you need to know your blood sugar level, gets mushy about legumes, and offers advice for keeping your heart strong and healthy.
 
Tags: health, wellness, heart, blood sugar, legumes, Dr. Ann Categories: n/a
Friday, February 08, 2008Everyone a Missionary Host(s): Char Binkley

Larry and Linda Merino return to Mid-Morning during today's encore with their story of how God led them from their gypsy life to a faith in Christ worth sharing. Convinced that every believer is a missionary, they join Char to discuss their new book "Everyone a Missionary" and help us discover our place in God's mission for spreading the Gospel to everyone.
 
Tags: Larry, Linda, gypsy, missionary, Jeanne, harvest mission Categories: n/a
Thursday, February 07, 2008The Organic God Host(s): Char Binkley

Often our understanding of God is tainted and has little to do with who God truly is. What would it look like to have an organic relationship with God, one that is stripped of all pollutants, additives, and other distractions that can cloud this ultimate relationship? During today's encore Mid-Morning, Margaret Feinberg author of "The Organic God" (Zondervan, ISBN# 31027244D), challenges us to remove those unhealthy filters and purify our relationship with the God of scriptures.
 
Tags: organic, God, spiritual growth, Margaret Categories: n/a
Wednesday, February 06, 2008A Daughter's Journey Home Host(s): Lynne Ford

Many women can identify with the sentiment, "I love my mom, BUT . . ." Learn to move beyond whatever the "...but" is to forge a more intimate relationship with your mom. Dr. Linda Mintle, author of "A Daughter's Journey Home" (Nelson, ISBN # 1-5914-5100-0), examines the difficulties inherent in the mother/daughter relationship and provides useful tools, both practical and biblically-based, to deepen the bond between mother and daughter.
 
Tags: mother, daughter, relationship, friendship, parenting Categories: n/a
Tuesday, February 05, 2008Fitness Trainer Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford

Get ideas for keeping your kids active during winter from fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch. Dr. Kathleen Kremer, Manager of Child Research at the Fisher-Price Play Laboratory, adds to the conversation. We'll also draw the names of the three winners of the Fisher-Price Smart Cycles (register at wbcl.org by midnight February 3)!
 
Monday, February 04, 2008Are You Really Ready for Love? Host(s): Lynne Ford

Are you tired of waiting for love to find you? Try a healthier and more realistic approach to finding the love you want. The answers lie in making yourself ready for love. Dr. David Hawkins, aka "The Relationship Doctor," digs into his new book, "Are You Really Ready for Love?" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-1999-9), for practical how-tos and effective guidance aimed at overcoming character traits that have sabotaged past relationships, taking inventory of your readiness for love and protecting your relationships by practicing healthy boundaries.
 
Friday, February 01, 2008Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture Host(s): Char Binkley

How can we effectively communicate with today's kids in a postmodern culture where people are discovering and living out truth in radically new ways? Mary DeMuth, Pioneer Parenting expert and author of "Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0-7369-1862-0), highlights the pitfalls of this new worldview and demonstrates how you can use its strengths to enhance your relationships with your children and learn alongside of them. Discover how you can use this new way of thinking to cooperate with God's work in your family and in the world!
 
Tags: parenting, postmodern, kids, children, relationships, truth Categories: n/a
Thursday, January 31, 2008People to People Host(s): Char Binkley

Everybody loves a story and Char especially enjoys bringing you those stories on a Mid-Morning she calls, "People to People." Join Char during today's encore Mid-Morning and hear two stories that once again illustrate how God makes a huge difference when He enters a life.
 
Tags: Rob, Angie, Castaway Kid, testimony Categories: n/a
Wednesday, January 30, 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 Mid-Morning, The Sleep Centers of Fort Wayne's Dr. James Stevens and Farren Klopfenstein promote the invaluable importance of sleep and answer your sleep-related questions.
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2008The New Atheism Host(s): Lynne Ford

While atheism has never died, it's definitely received a second wind thanks to best-selling authors Richard Dawkins ("The God Delusion") and Christopher Hitchens ("God is Not Great"). But the new atheism stretches beyond a condemnation of belief in God; it abhors respect for belief in God. How do Christ-followers respond to the criticisms and ideology of atheism? Dr. Chad Meister, author of "Building Belief" (Baker, ISBN # 0-8010-6569-0), offers reasoned and grace-filled answers.
 
Tags: atheism, Dawkins, Hitchens, cricisms, belief in God, Chad Categories: n/a
Monday, January 28, 2008Chasing Skinny Rabbits Host(s): Lynne Ford

You may not think you're a hunter, but chances are you're in the habit of "Chasing Skinny Rabbits" (Nelson, ISBN# 0-8499-1960-6). And there's nothing cute and fuzzy about these trails and traps that lead to exhaustion. John Trent discusses why we're so prone to chasing Skinny Rabbits and points to a different way that leads to true fulfillment and spiritual rest.
 
Friday, January 25, 2008Annie Chapman Host(s): Char Binkley

Does your husband know that you admire and appreciate him? Annie Chapman believes that women have a tremendous influence on their husbands and gives practical suggestions for letting your husband know he is unequivocally loved during today's encore Mid-Morning and in her book "10 Things I Want My Husband to Know" (Harvest House, ISBN# 736918922).
 
Tags: Annie, husband, marriage, relationships, communication Categories: n/a
Thursday, January 24, 2008Resolving Conflict Host(s): Char Binkley

Friends disappoint. Children rebel. Churches split. Is peace with each other possible? Do you have a circumstance in your life where you'd like to move from conflict to peace? During today's encore Mid-Morning, Tara Klena Barthel and Judy Dabler, authors of "Peace Making Women" (Baker, ISBN# 0801064953) join Char to explain how women can have peace with God, with others, and with themselves.
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008The Beautiful Fight Host(s): Lynne Ford

Don't listen to today's Mid-Morning unless you hunger for a deeper vision of faith and thirst for genuine life. Gary Thomas, author of "The Beautiful Fight" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-27273-4), examines the contemporary church's leaning to accept Christianity as a historical reality but not a present power. The pastor and respected theological voice presents a compelling picture of what it means to be a "God oasis" in a God-forgetting world - all through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Mitchell Kruse begins a new year of WisdomWorks programs unpacking a concept so foundational, he references it on almost every show: the four quadrants of the heart. Learn what they are and how they influence your thoughts and actions toward God and others.
 
Tags: heart, 4, four, quardrants, wisdom, Mitch, Mitchell, Dr. Kruse Categories: n/a
Monday, January 21, 2008Understanding Your Child's Temperament Host(s): Lynne Ford

Do you know why some kids are so energetic they're often mislabeled ADD, or why some get irritated with tight fitting clothes? It all boils down to temperament. Educator and author Brenda Nixon explores the nine inborn temperaments and explains how each one contributes toward a child's personality. The result? A better understanding of how to effectively parent your child.
 
Tags: ADD, temperament, child, children, kids, parenting Categories: n/a
Friday, January 18, 2008Thrilled to Death Host(s): Char Binkley

Pleasure. We know what it feels like and many of us spend our days trying to experience it. But can too much pleasure actually be bad for us? Dr. Archibald Hart, Clinical psychologist and author of "Thrilled to Death: How the Endless Pursuit of Pleasure is Leaving us Numb" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 0849918529), believes it can be. During Friday's encore Mid-Morning learn why an overstimulation of our pleasure system leads to emotional numbness and what steps to take to recover joy in living.
 
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