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Wednesday, July 08, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley

Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life ministry is expanding to a whole new level with a multimedia platform built on the theme, "Your Life Matters" in their fresh off the press magazine, "Purpose Driven Connection". Learn all about it during July's edition of Spots and Spotlights on Mid-Morning with Char Binkley. Plus get details about the Men's Super Jam Outdoor Concert from Scott Cummings and gear up to send your kids off to college as Toni Patrick shares "101 Things To Do with Ramen Noodles" (Gibbs Smith, ISBN# 978-1-58685-735-6) and Daphne Oz gives the secret to a successful "Dorm Room Diet" (New Market, ISBN# 1557046859).
Tuesday, July 07, 2009eBay Host(s): Lynne Ford

eBay is the ultimate garage sale and auction rolled into one! Get tips for selling your stuff-and putting extra cash in your pocket-from the Dean of eBay Education himself, Jim "Griff" Griffith.
Monday, July 06, 2009Run Hard, Rest Well Host(s): Lynne Ford

The most daunting problem today in America, says Brenda Jank, is exhaustion and lives overloaded with activity and demanding "to-dos." Yet the simple answer - taking time to rest - eludes us. On today's "Mid-Morning," Brenda examines the obstacles to rest - including our fear of standing still and being quiet - while exploring the life-giving benefits of resting on Sundays and by taking personal retreats. The busy mother of five shares practical ways to do both, on today's Mid-Morning.
Friday, July 03, 2009Overcoming The Seven Deadly Emotions Host(s): Char Binkley

What controls you? Is it anger, fear, shame, or stress? Author and speaker Michelle Borquez offers freedom actions for "Overcoming the Seven Deadly Emotions" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0736921397) during Friday's encore Mid-Morning. You can experience God's peace, joy, and freedom by breaking free of whatever emotion is fighting for ownership in your life. Learn how to recognize deadly patterns, embrace God's positive emotional living, and release control of your emotions to God.
Thursday, July 02, 2009Love Made the Difference! Host(s): Char Binkley

Years ago, Char interviewed Betty Smith, a mother who had adopted a house full of very special needs children. Now those children are adults. Join Char on Mid-Morning to hear the story of Betty's dedication to her children and the joy she has received from watching them mature into very capable adults. Expect to hear a heart warming story as Char talks with Betty and several of her adult children.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009Shipshewana Be There Day Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

July 1st is Shipshewana Be There Day and the Mid-Morning girls wouldn't miss it! Nor should you! Join Char, Lynne, and Jamie during Mid-Morning as they broadcast from the Shipshewana Town Center bringing you fun, summer activities for your family in the land of horse drawn buggies, down home food, and heart-felt entertainment. It's Shipshewana Be There Day during Wednesday's Mid-Morning.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Sophomore novels are featured on today's "Author! Author!" including Cathy Gohlke's "I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8774-2) and Geoffrey Wood's "The God Cookie" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7344-3). Steve Ross discusses his startling interpretations of the Gospel of Mark and the story of St. Paul in his graphic novels "Marked" and "Blinded" (Seabury Books, ISBNs # 1-59627-002-0 and 1-59627-091-6). And Jane Rubietta shares illuminating encounters with Jesus in "Come Along" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7352-8).
Monday, June 29, 2009Exercise and the Brain Host(s): Lynne Ford

The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically transforms our brains for peak performance-and on today's Mid-Morning Dr. John Ratey explains how. The Harvard Medical School professor and author of Spark (Little, Brown and Company, ISBN # 0-426-22460-6) explores the connection between exercise and the brain, presenting startling new research to prove that exercise is truly the best defense against everything from mood disorders to ADHD to menopause to Alzheimer's.
Friday, June 26, 2009Dupont Resource Center: Taking Care of Your Skin Host(s): Char Binkley

It covers about 3000 square inches, weighs around six pounds, and is the largest organ of the human body. What is it? Your Skin. The Dupont Resource Panel returns to Mid-Morning with Dr. Severinac to help guide you through steps for taking care of this vital organ. After all - it keeps all your other organs in place! Learn why it's important to keep it hydrated, how to keep the summer sun from sizzling your beloved skin into cancer and also get your skin questions answered.
Tags: skin, skin cancer, plastic surgeon, Dr Eastlund Categories: n/a
Thursday, June 25, 2009Being Well When We're Ill Host(s): Char Binkley

If you suffer from a chronic Illness or disabilities, you're fully aware of the many spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical afflictions that attack on a regular basis. Marva Dawn understands the toll this can take as she lives with her own multiple disabilities. Join Char and Marva during Thursday's Mid-Morning for an insider's view on how to persevere through infirmities and be well in spite of them. She offers spiritual resources, emotional support, and practical solutions from the pages of her book, "Being Well When We're Ill" (Augsburg Fortress, ISBN#0806680385).
Wednesday, June 24, 2009A Day in the Life of a Restaurant Server Host(s): Char Binkley

It's a special treat to enjoy dining in at a nice restaurant. Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be in the shoes of the waiters and waitresses serving you? Char brings a panel of servers together on Wednesday's Mid-Morning to get the inside scoop on the difficulty of their chosen career, why tips are so vital for them to make a living, and what you as a customer can do to help make their job easier. Gain insight from their challenging and sometimes humorous serving experiences.
Tags: waiter, waitress, restaurant, servers, panel, Paul Davoli Categories: n/a
Tuesday, June 23, 2009The Seven Desires of Every Heart Host(s): Lynne Ford

After Mark Laaser's struggles with sexual addiction, he and his wife, Debra, turned to counseling to rebuild their broken marriage. They've poured what they learned about unmet desires, unhealthy coping behaviors, and what it takes to reconnect and rebuild a marriage into their book, "The Seven Desires of Every Heart" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-27816-0). Whether you're married or single, the Laaser's insights during Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning will help you connect more deeply and intimately with God and other people.
Monday, June 22, 2009Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children Host(s): Lynne Ford

All parents want their children to grow up to be productive, responsible adults. But in spite of their parents' best efforts, some kids never successfully make the transition to independent-functioning adulthood. What then? Drawing from experiences with her adult son, Allison Bottke offers wise advice for "Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2135-0) that include ending guilt-ridden enabling, and returning personal responsibility to an adult son or daughter during Monday's encore Mid-Morning.
Friday, June 19, 2009The Emotionally Destructive Relationship Host(s): Char Binkley

Perhaps everything looks great on the surface, but deep down you know there's something terribly wrong in your current relationship. Leslie Vernick, a licensed clinical social worker and author of "The Emotionally Destructive Relationship" (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0-7369-1897-8), invites you to recognize inappropriate behaviors, to confront and speak truth in the right timing, to get safe and stay safe, and to be transformed by God as you build an identity in Christ. If you're in an emotionally toxic relationship, there's hope for you and Leslie offers some first steps toward your own healing journey during Friday's Mid-Morning.
Thursday, June 18, 2009People to People Host(s): Char Binkley

Thursday's Mid-Morning takes us on a journey through the murder trial of a mission doctor serving in Somalia to another battle on U.S. soil of a preacher turned prodigal. Hear how God brought Gerald Miller ("A Hundred Camels", DreamSeeker, ISBN# 1931038546) to a new and different place in his faith in a foreign land and how the Good Shepherd also wooed John Imler ("It's Never Too Late", Pleasant Word, ISBN# 141411270X), a prodigal preacher, back into his fold after 45 years of wandering.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

If you've been nervous about sending your child with asthma away to summer camp, Jill Heins has good news for you and your child: asthma camps where the staff and activities are chosen with asthmatic children in mind. And learn how the gospel is hitting the streets and the race tracks when the Christian Motorcyclists Association's Tonya Savieo and On Track Ministries' chaplain David Martin join Char and Lynne for Mid-Morning's June "Spots and Spotlights."
Tuesday, June 16, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you find yourself anxious about, well, just about everything these days, a return to a core element in a relationship with God is the answer: Go online with God 24/7, uploading the content of your heart and downloading His presence and peace. In other words, pray! On today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitchell Kruse unpacks Psalm 145, King David's prayer song to God, for practical advice on how to pray and insights on the power of prayer to unleash in us what we need to live in difficult times.
Monday, June 15, 2009The Secrets Women Keep Host(s): Lynne Ford

Women keep secrets-from friends and loved ones, even from themselves. So what are the secrets? Clinical psychologist Dr. Jill Hubbard draws from a survey of two thousand women to reveal "The Secrets Women Keep" (Nelson, ISBN # 0-7852-2816-5). Tune in to hear one (or more) of your secrets spoken aloud. Dr. Hubbard will walk you through the steps for releasing your secrets, so you can finally live a life of freedom, where you're the same on the outside as you are on the inside.
Friday, June 12, 2009Unlimiting God Host(s): Char Binkley

God's power and love have no limits. So why do we as believers put limits on our relationship with Him? We could be pursuing greater knowledge, experiencing deeper intimacy, and abiding in freer joy...and yet we routinely settle for mediocrity in our spiritual lives. Are we ready to break free from our self-imposed limitations? During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, Dr. Richard Blackaby author of "Unlimiting God" (Multnomah, ISBN# 978-1-59052-941-6) challenges us to not settle for less than God intends for you.
Thursday, June 11, 2009Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley

You've been asking for her, and we're thrilled for her return! Gloria Gaither is back with Char on Thursday for a special Readings and Conversations Mid-Morning. Join the ladies as they discuss "11: Indispensable Relationships You Can't be Without" by Leonard Sweet. Learn why we all need friends for the journey, 11 of them to be exact. Friends like Jethro the motivator, Jonathan the true friend, and Barnabas the encourager.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009Encouragement in Tough Times Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

While the economy and overall morale of our country is being threatened, there is still light at the end of the tunnel because Jesus Christ is our hope. We're curious. How are you being encouraged and in what ways are you experiencing hope in these troubling times? Join Char and Lynne Wednesday on Mid-Morning as we encourage each other by praising Christ for being our One True Hope!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009Gardening Eden Host(s): Lynne Ford

Before the snake, the apple, and the Ten Commandments, God created a garden, declared it good, and entrusted it to a man and a woman. In "Gardening Eden" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 0-30744-499-8), Michael Abbate boldly and winsomely reissues God's charge to take care of the world He created, one that Christ-followers gratefully and obediently embrace as an act of worship.
Monday, June 08, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

When it comes to nutrition, few can equal Dr. Ann Kulze's depth of science-based knowledge and passionate delivery. Want to know if vitamin water delivers on its advertised health benefits? Is the maqui berry the new super food? The noted author and speaker reveals the truth, and answers your questions, during her monthly visit. (Be sure to sign-up to receive ticket information for Dr. Ann's September 17th event in Fort Wayne at wbcl.org.)
Friday, June 05, 2009"The 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 overcome 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.
Thursday, June 04, 2009Ask the Gastroenterologist Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you're one of the millions experiencing Irritable Bowel Syndrome, don't miss Dr. Patricia Raymond's discussion focusing on two new interactive tools aimed at helping to provide answers and hope for IBS sufferers. The gastroenterologist also addresses probiotics and answers your health questions affecting anywhere in the body between, as she puts, where food goes in and comes out!
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