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Thursday, September 18, 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 during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning as they encourage parents to be discerning and prepared to recognize whether the messages of the occult are influencing their children.
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008Poiema People Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul calls all Christians one-of-a-kind masterpieces - poiema in Greek -- each with a unique expression of God's story. Meet two of God's Poiema People, who share how God is doing a good work in them and through them for His glory and the good of the world He loves.
 
Tuesday, September 16, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

Where would you fall on a "Discretion Meter"? Near Paris Hilton or Condoleezza Rice? On Tuesday's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning Dr. Mitchell Kruse explains why discretion is wisdom's answer for sorting out what to do and say during any relational conflict. Want to acquire more discretion? Tune in to find out how.
 
Tags: wisdom, conflict, relationships, discretion Categories: n/a
Monday, September 15, 2008Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Nutrition expert Dr. Ann Kulze explains the super health benefits of salsa and garlic; and unpacks studies that indicate connections between smoking and strokes and obesity and a higher risk for colorectal polyps. The author of "Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet" (ISBN# 0974832804, Top Ten Wellness and Fitness) answers listeners' nutrition-related health questions as well.
 
Friday, September 12, 2008How Women Help Men Find God Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you have a man in your life you desperately want to find God? Whether he's your husband, brother, friend, uncle, co-worker, or neighbor, there's hope. David Murrow, author of "How Women Help Men Find God" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-7852-2632-1) joins Char during Friday's Mid-Morning to unveil the real reasons men resist Christianity. Learn how women can draw all the men in their lives to Christ - without guilt, manipulation, or pushy evangelism. Murrow offers hope for the woman who prays for a man but sees no change; the woman whose son has abandoned faith; and the woman who searches for a Christian mate but finds none.
 
Tags: men, women, faith, Christianity, evangelism Categories: n/a
Thursday, September 11, 2008Heaven Without Her Host(s): Char Binkley

Could there possibly be a God? Might heaven really exist? These questions slammed full-force into Kitty Foth-Regner when her mother developed a fatal illness. Suddenly living the feminist dream as successful freelance copywriter, with a nice house, beautiful garden, the perfect live-in boyfriend, and tons of friends was reduced to dust as she faced the death of her mother. Bound by a whispered promise to her mother, Kitty embarked on a frantic quest to see if the Christian faith might by any chance be true. Join Char and Kitty to hear how a desperate daughter's search for the heart of her mother's faith brought her truth. "Heaven Without Her" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-7852-2744-1)
 
Tags: heaven, faith, search, Christianity, memoir, daughter Categories: n/a
Wednesday, September 10, 2008For Your Information Host(s): Char Binkley

If it seems like Lynne and Char know everything that is going on, it's because you the listeners are so terrific about passing information on to us about the great things happening in our area. Join Char Wednesday on Mid-Morning to learn about scholarship opportunities for your tweener, a new movie soon to be released by the makers of "Facing the Giants" and an opportunity for those of you in our Adrian listening area to get involved with the local Care Pregnancy Center. All that and more coming your way on Wednesday's Mid-Morning.
 
Tuesday, September 09, 2008Growing Friendships Host(s): Lynne Ford

Whether you're hoping to make new friends or deepen existing relationships, Tracy Klehn has advice that can help during Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning. Drawing on her experience, and those of other women, the author of "Growing Friendships" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-04343-) offers practical steps for finding friends and building strong relationships that will also deepen your friendship with God.
 
Monday, September 08, 2008ScreamFree Parenting Host(s): Lynne Ford

Ready for a fresh approach to parenting that gets rid of the battles and bickering and leaves you calm, connected, and in control? Try "ScreamFree Parenting" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7372-6). Hal Runkel unpacks his principles for taking care of yourself so you can take care of your kids during Monday's encore Mid-Morning. There's nothing touchy/feely about these tools that will change what you think about parenting.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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