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Friday, July 18, 2008Life Hurts - God Heals Host(s): Char Binkley

For as long as she can remember, Carolyn Goad Pankalla performed in her family's music group, the Goad family. That sounds like a charmed life until you add to the mix a tragic car accident that claimed the life of her mother, an explosion that killed her father, and a brother who died of pancreatic cancer. During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, Carolyn shares her story and her latest music album, "Broken Into Beautiful", a testimony of her incredible faith journey filled with great sorrow and joy.
 
Tags: hurts, pain, music, Goad, accident, hope, testimony Categories: n/a
Thursday, July 17, 2008The Trauma Zone Host(s): Char Binkley

Chances are you have personal experience with pain and emotional trauma whether it's in your own life or in the life of someone you know and love. Survivors of severe trauma often become trapped, unable to move past the event, have difficulty coping with the overwhelming emotions, or experience flashbacks. But do not despair. God's ability to heal is stronger than trauma's ability to wound. That's the message of Dr. Dandridge Collins, author of "The Trauma Zone" (Lift Every Voice, ISBN# 0-8024-8989-3). During Thursdays' encore Mid-Morning Dr. Collins brings hope for survivors of emotional trauma with practical and biblical insights to help you move forward into freedom and healing.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008Read These Books! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Not every book is a "must read." Chances are you have a few that you think everyone should read. On today's Mid-Morning Lynne Ford chats with the authors of two of her "must reads": Michael Card, whose "The Parable of Joy" (Discovery House, ISBN # 1-5729-3192-2) has just been re-released; and esteemed biographer Lyle Dorsett, who, in "A Passion for God" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8133-7) recounts the life of one of Christianity's most-often quoted preachers, A.W. Tozer.
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008Crashproof Your Kids Host(s): Lynne Ford

The fact 58% of teen drivers are involved in an accident within a year of getting their license proves that teenagers need more than just the mechanics of how to drive a car to be smart and safe drivers. What's a parent to do? Crashproof them! Certified driving instructor-and parent of three teenagers-Timothy Smith explains how in "Crashproof Your Kids" (Fireside, ISBN # 0-7432-7711-2).
 
Monday, July 14, 2008Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Nobody understands nutrition like Dr. Ann! The health and nutrition guru shares the lowdown on hydration (Do we really need to gulp down eight glasses of water a day?), high-five's her Superstar Food of the Month (Take a bow, turmeric); explains the connection between a pregnant woman's Vitamin D level and the health of her baby's teeth; and answers your questions.
 
Friday, July 11, 2008Unmasking Male Depression Host(s): Char Binkley

The stigma of male depression masks its devastating reach: more than 20 million American men will become depressed in their lifetime. And its crippling effects will touch their families, their work, and their relationships with God. During Friday's encore Mid-Morning Dr. Archibald Hart, author of "Unmasking Male Depression" (W Publishing, ISBN# 0-8499-4070-2), reveals why men deny depression's dark presence and provides directions for intervention and effective treatment.
 
Tags: male, depression, relationships, health Categories: n/a
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.
 
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