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Friday, October 03, 2008Thirty Days of Thanksgiving Host(s): Char Binkley

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many. While great food, friends, family and football make for a wonderful day, it is over all too soon. This year, let's make Thanksgiving a 30-day adventure by cultivating a month long, rather than one day, attitude of gratitude. Jim Leibelt guides us on a journey so we arrive at Thanksgiving Day bursting with gratefulness.
Tags: Jim, Thanksgiving, grattitude, gratefulness, attitude Categories: n/a
Thursday, October 02, 2008Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Char Binkley

Sex is splashed across magazines, computer screens and television. How can contemporary, single Christians navigate the terrain of chastity while living in today's society? On Thursday's encore Mid-Morning the Digging Deeper panel addresses this very issue as they discuss the book, Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity by Lauren Winner (Brazos Press, ISBN 1-58743-069-X).
Wednesday, October 01, 2008Set My Heart on Fire Bible Study Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Catherine Martin explains basic, yet important, truths about the Holy Spirit, including why we need, and how we are filled with, the Holy Spirit, before discussing the key to the Spirit-filled life: surrender. Learn how barriers like fear, a past hurt and a comforting sin can prevent surrender and find courage and power in the Word of God to move you to a life of surrender. (Check out details about the Mid-Morning Set My Heart on Fire Bible Study at wbcl.org.)
Tags: Holy Spirit, Bible, faith, Jesus, spiritual growth Categories: n/a
Tuesday, September 30, 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 reaoned and grace-filled answers during Tuesdays encore Mid-Morning.
Tags: Chad, atheism, Dawkins, belief, believe, faith, new atheism, Hitchens Categories: n/a
Monday, September 29, 2008Affair-Proof Your Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dave Carder draws on more than 30 years of counseling husbands and wives trapped by infidelity to reveal what adulterers want you to know about protecting your marriage before trouble strikes. Don't make the assumption you don't need this advice. Carder's Close Calls (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-4211-6) is for anyone who cares enough about their marriage to safeguard it.
Tags: marriage, infidelity, cheating, affairs Categories: n/a
Friday, September 26, 2008Dupont Resource Center Host(s): Char Binkley

Hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings - the topic must be hormones! Because information about hormones is often conflicting, Dr. Angela LaSalle returns to answer your questions about hormone replacement, bioidenticals, and related topics you want to discuss via open phone lines. Learn what is safe and what isn't.
Thursday, September 25, 2008Today's Christian Woman Live on Mid-Morning Host(s): Lynne Ford

Carla Barnhill insists bickering is good for her marriage. Say what? She explains how it's improved communication with her husband, and why it just might help your marriage, too, on this live "issue" of Today's Christian Woman magazine. With humility and humor, Caryn Rivadeneira discusses how easy it is for pride, jealousy, and plain old laziness to get in the way of our using our spiritual gifts as God intended. And speaker and life coach Letitia Suk explains how scrapbooking brought order, focus and the blessing of beauty to her prayer time.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008Set My Heart on Fire Bible Study Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Get ready to set the sails of your soul to catch the wind of the Holy Spirit, as Mid-Morning launches its first-ever, on-air Bible study featuring Catherine Martin, author of "Set My Heart on Fire!" Check out all the details at wbcl.org.
Tags: Holy Spirit, power, Bible Study, Catherine, Jamie Categories: n/a
Tuesday, September 23, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

He's best known for co-writing the "Left Behind" series. But "Riven" (Tyndale, ISBN # 1-4143-0904-X) is the novel Jerry Jenkins has always wanted to write. Learn why on September's Author! Author! that also features Kathy Troccoli and Ellie Lofaro ("Spaghetti for the Soul", WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7162-3), Robert Morgan ("Lola Mazola's Happyland Adventure", B & H Kids, ISBN # 0-8054-4633-3), and Wayne Stiles ("Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus", Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4661-7).
Monday, September 22, 2008How to Optimize Brain Health Host(s): Lynne Ford, Lynne Ford

Your brain, like the muscles, heart, and other organs, is made of flesh and blood and requires proper care to maintain its optimum state of well-being. Neurosurgeon Dr. Larry McCleary, author of "The Brain Trust" (Perigee, ISBN # 0-399-53358-7), explains how this billion-plus mass of cells functions and reveals secrets for increasing brain function at any age during today's encore Mid-Morning.
Friday, September 19, 2008From Clutter to Clarity Host(s): Char Binkley

Cleaning out closets and drawers is one way to deal with clutter. But clutter attacks spaces a vigorous cleaning can't reach and involves more than old magazines and outdated clothes. Get ready to clean your physical and spiritual house - with encouraging and insightful directives during Fruday's encore Mid-Morning from Nancy Twigg author of "From Clutter to Clarity" (Standard Publishing, ISBN# 0784721106) - tossing ineffective or defective possessions, habits, thought patterns, attitudes, and activities that devalue your life.
Tags: Nancy, clutter, clarity, orgainization, cleaning, growth Categories: n/a
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.
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