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Thursday, December 13, 2007Metro Ministries Host(s): Char Binkley

In a world plagued by poverty, violence, and hopelessness, what can just one person do to make a positive difference? Take a look at Pastor Bill Wilson for the answer - and it's plenty! The founder of Metro Ministries International shares how the trauma of his own abandonment as a child planted the seed for this dynamic ministry that reaches over 20,000 hurting inner city children each week with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Wednesday's Spots and Spotlights is packed with giveaways: "Child of the Promise" tickets, guitar phenom Keith Cooper's startling beautiful Christmas CD, Robin Jones Gunn's new Christmas book, and the just-released DVD "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey". Plus interviews with potter Jane Chapman and Steve Levine, whose company makes eco-friendly, biodegradable plates and silverware.
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2007ScreamFree 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. There's nothing touchy/feely about these tools that will change what you think about parenting.
 
Monday, December 10, 2007Spiritual Warfare Host(s): Lynne Ford

Satan is a terrorist-a cunning schemer who fights dirty, exploits every vulnerability, and seeks to divide and discourage. How can we counter his treacherous tactics? Ray Pritchard, author of Stealth Attack (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-0989-X), digs into the Bible for practical tips for outmaneuvering the most shameless and stealthy foe imaginable.
 
Friday, December 07, 2007Holiday Stress Host(s): Char Binkley

We want to look forward to Christmas with joy and enthusiasm. Yet the parties, gift buying, baking, cooking, entertaining, and card sending seem to dump loads of holiday stress on us. Join Char and a panel of guests from Dupont Resource Center and gain insights for trading unrealistic expectations for a joy-filled holiday season.
 
Tags: holidays, stress, entertaining, depression Categories: n/a
Thursday, December 06, 2007God at Work Host(s): Char Binkley

Stricken with Lou Gehrig's Disease, 40 year old Matt White cannot use his legs or arms - nor can he speak, chew food, swallow or breathe on his own. But thanks to a custom made boat and the use of his eye movements and a specially adapted laser device, Matt can do what he loves - fish in the waters of Southwest Florida. During today's Mid-Morning, Matt will tell Char his incredible story through a highly specialized computer.
 
Wednesday, December 05, 2007Ain't Misbehavin' Host(s): Lynne Ford

Whether your dog is misbehaving, or you simply want him to come when called and walk on a leash without pulling, Deb Donnelly has the advice you need. One of the Leader Dogs for the Blind's favorite trainers, Deb explains how a dog thinks, a major factor in choosing effective training techniques.
 
Tuesday, December 04, 2007Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford

Wellness consultant and personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch runs through her list of favorite health- and fitness-related websites, offers tips for not gaining weight (or not as much weight as usual) during the holiday season, and answers your fitness questions.
 
Monday, December 03, 2007Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Christian science fiction and fantasy writer Karen Hancock discusses her Legends of the Guardian-King series that includes three Christy Award winners. With "MissMatch" (Think, ISBN # 1-60006-095-3) and "Rematch" (Think, ISBN # 1-60006-096-0), twentysomething Erynn Mangum is quickly making a name for herself in the fiction market. You'll understand why during her conversation with Lynne Ford. Alan Flory builds on a child's love for animals to teach about God's love in "God Made Me! He Made You!" (Bridgeway Books, ISBN # 1-9335-3879-1). And Alex McFarland offers sound responses to "The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4298-0).
 
Friday, November 30, 2007Depression and Anxiety Host(s): Char Binkley

The holidays are here. Does that make you smile or cringe in dread? Hopefully you'll find some answers on Mid-Morning if you find that holidays seem to leave you less than the mood to celebrate. Dr. Marv Eastlund and psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Waldo will answer your questions about the bouts of depression and anxiety that often accompany the holidays.
 
Thursday, November 29, 200712 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee Like Me Host(s): Char Binkley

Are you surprised at how often we get pleasure from judging others? Why do we Christians easily accept God's grace for ourselves but decide that most others aren't worthy of it? What impact does this have on a world watching to see if Christianity really works? John Fischer's "12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee Like Me" (Bethany House, ISBN# 0764222023) gives us hope that we can surrender our self-righteousness and judgementalism and live as Christ intended.
 
Tags: John, self-righteousness, judging, pharisee, grace Categories: n/a
Wednesday, November 28, 2007Today's Christian Woman Live on Mid-Morning Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

We've all said it: I'll be praying for you." And what happens? We resume our crazy lives and forget. On this issue of Today's Christian Woman Live on Mid-Morning, Michele Cushatt digs into the responsibility to pray for others and shares tips for following through. Christy Award-winning author Lisa Samson explains why her family left their comfortable and conventional life outside Washington D.C. for a lifestyle of intentional Christian community in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Former atheist and self-professed "amateur believer" Patty Kirk explores Jesus' parables and explains how they challenge us to "enter the kingdom of God more deeply." And Jeanette Littleton reveals the wide range of opinions Christian women have about cosmetic surgery.
 
Tags: atheist, prrayer, community, cosmetic surgery Categories: n/a
Tuesday, November 27, 2007Antiques and Collectibles Host(s): Lynne Ford

Find out what your antiques, collectibles and items gathering dust in the attic or basement are worth when accredited appraiser, Sally Boose, returns to Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: Sally, antiques, appraiser Categories: Mid-Mornings
Monday, November 26, 2007Don Piper Host(s): Lynne Ford

Don Piper spent "90 Minutes in Heaven" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-5949-4), an astounding journey he's shared with more than a million people. In the newly-released "Heaven is Real" (Berkley Praise, ISBN # 978-0-425-21555-5), the ordinary man with the extraordinary experience tells how to survive and transcend life's difficulties by seeking the assurance of God's grace.
 
Tags: heaven, death, survive Categories: Mid-Mornings
Friday, November 23, 2007Robert Rogers Host(s): Char Binkley

Caught in a flash flood that took the lives of his wife and four children, Robert Rogers left his engineering career to travel the globe and encourage people to "Live a life of no Regrets." During today's encore Mid-Morning, Robert shares his moving story, captured in his newly released book, "Into the Deep" (Tyndale, ISBN# 158997378X), and how God has brought him to a new chapter in life with the gift of a new beginning. His story will challenge you to cherish your loved ones and live life to the fullest.
 
Thursday, November 22, 2007Praise Music Host(s):

It's Thanksgiving Day, and the Mid-Morning team is home with their families enjoying turkey and dressing. Mid-Morning returns tomorrow with an encore airing. In the meantime, enjoy an extra hour of praise and worship music.
 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007Bibles Bonanza Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Many Bibles include features tailored toward a reader's needs or special interests. Join Char and Lynne for a cover-to-cover tour of thirteen such Bibles, including the "NIV Archaeological Study Bible" and "The One Year Chronological Bible". You just might find the Bible you've been looking for or the perfect one for someone on your Christmas list.
 
Tuesday, November 20, 2007WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Mitchell Kruse applies his practical and profound teaching style to the topic of sin and grace. In a culture that's averse to calling anything sin, Mitch identifies the four ways we sin-that includes everything from the oops we dismiss as nothing, to the blatant offenses we can't deny-and issues a needful reminder: without God's grace we'd be lost forever.
 
Tags: grace, sin, forgiveness Categories: Mid-Mornings
Monday, November 19, 2007Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Today's Author! Author! books have "Christmas gifts" written all over them. Wayne Batson discusses his new series aimed at middle school readers: "Isle of Swords" (Nelson, ISBN # 0-4003-1018-0). Chandra Peele invites middle school girls to experience an inside makeover in "Radiant" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-089-5). Scrapbooking plays a major role in Rebeca Seitz's novel "Prints Charming" (Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-271-X). And Calvin Miller uncovers an ancient way of prayer that leads to a new union with God in "The Path of Celtic Prayer" (Formatio, ISBN # 0-8308-3504-1).
 
Friday, November 16, 2007Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Host(s): Char Binkley

In this increasingly complicated world, the father-daughter relationship is often disconnected. But we are discovering that a daughter's relationship to her father is vitally important. Dr. Peg Meeker, author of "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters" (Ballentine Books ISBN#9780345499394) along with Dr. Duane Kilty and his daughter Sarah join Char to discuss 10 secrets every father should know.
 
Tags: Parenting, duaghters, kids, Peg, Duane, Sarah, fathers Categories: n/a
Thursday, November 15, 2007The 4:8 Principle: The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you struggle to keep a positive outlook on life? It's easy to view the world, our lives and ourselves through a lens of negativity in today's society that's bent on nursing old wounds and highlighting what is wrong with just about everything and everyone. The good news is there's hope for restoring your joy. Don't miss America's Success Coach and best selling author Tommy Newberry's advice on how to experience joy by God's design using "The 4:8 Principle" (Tyndale, ISBN# 1-4143-1304-7). Tommy will share the secret to a joy-filled life and challenge you to discover, develop, and defend your joy.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Gina D's Kids Club, seen on Christian TV networks across the country, is now available on DVD. On today's "Spots and Spotlights," creator and host Gina DiFrancesco Mourey discusses why the show is popular with kids and their parents. "Consumer Reports'" Bob Markovich shares advice for winterizing your home. And Jeffrey Overstreet explains what parents need to know about the soon-to-be released film "The Golden Compass", Book One in Phillip Pullman's anti-God trilogy, "His Dark Materials".
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2007Caring for Your Infant, Toddler and Preschooler Host(s): Lynne Ford

As on-call nurses for a busy pediatric practice, Laura Hunter and Jennifer Walker have answered just about every conceivable question a mom could ask about her little one. The co-authors of "The Moms on Call Guide to Basic Baby Care" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3188-3) - and mothers of eight children - return to Mid-Morning with advice that will put your mommy mind at rest.
 
Monday, November 12, 2007Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

While the acai berry is the current antioxidant darling, the goji berry is being trumpeted as the next "super food." Does it live up to the hype? Dr. Ann Kulze separates anecdotal reports from scientific facts during her monthly Mid-Morning visit that also includes a look at the many benefits of Vitamin D, and the growing problem of insulin resistance.
 
Friday, November 09, 2007Full Service Host(s): Char Binkley

Leadership is a secondary calling that is given to a few, but servanthood is primary and universal. During Friday's encore Mid-Morning Dr. Siang-Yang Tan explains how it looks in real life, knowing that God meant it to be a source of joy, not drudgery. Join Char and Dr. Tan as they discuss his book, "Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood" (Baker Books, ISBN# 080106564X).
 
Tags: servanthood, service, serving, spiritual growth Categories: n/a
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