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Friday, December 10, 2010Windows on Christmas Host(s): Char Binkley
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The story of Christ's birth is far from dull! Bill Crowder, author of "Windows on Christmas" (Discovery House, ISBN# 978-1-57293-228-9) makes it come alive even more as he offers fresh snapshots of the events surrounding the birth of Christ through six eye witnesses. Join Bill and Char during Friday's "Mid-Morning" and your view of Christmas just might be revolutionized with a heightened appreciation of this miraculous season!
 
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Friday, September 10, 2010The Day I was Blessed with Leukemia Host(s): Char Binkley
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How does a Christian face life's most difficult struggles? Pastor Tom Robbins, author of "The Day I Was Blessed With Leukemia" shares how God enabled him to face the life-threatening disease of Leukemia with joy. Pastor Robbins shares the lessons he learned from his journey with leukemia, how God's guiding hand never left him, and the miracles God did along the way during Friday's "Mid-Morning".
 
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Friday, August 13, 2010More Than an Aspirin Host(s): Char Binkley
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Life inevitably brings seasons of loss and pain - often without warning. Dr. Gay Hubbard, author of "More Than An Aspirin: A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering," (Discovery House, ISBN# 978-1-57293-257-9) has seen it first-hand during thirty-plus years of Christian counseling. She suggests there's good news about bad news. The bad news is, of course, that we will experience pain. The good news is that by His grace, God can redeem our pain and lead us on a journey into joy and maturity. Find good news amid your bad news during Friday's encore "Mid-Morning". Originally aired May 6, 2010.
 
Tags: pain, suffering, loss, grief, faith, christian Categories: n/a
Wednesday, December 23, 2009Mid-Morning Listeners Top 10 Christmas Songs Host(s): Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

You've been voting, and today Lynne Ford and Jamie Bennett reveal the Mid-Morning Listeners Top 10 Favorite Christmas Songs! Discover if your favorite song made the list and if you are one of the ten winners of Chris Tomlin's Glory in the Highest CD and The Nativity Story DVD. Today's program will not be available for listening online due to copyright restrictions on the songs we are featuring.
 
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Friday, December 04, 2009Ace Collins Host(s): Char Binkley
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Has Christmas become a holiday related with stress and headache for you? Do you desire to recapture the joy of the season and embrace a more relaxing approach to celebrating Christ's birth? Ace Collins, author of 25 Days, 26 Ways to Make it the Best Christmas Ever (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0310293149) joins Char on Friday's Mid-Morning to help you do just that. He shares practical ways to detox your holidays and revolutionize your Christmas. Learn how to escape your inner Scrooge, shop like a Wise Man, and make the exchange of gifts more meaningful.
 
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Friday, November 27, 2009Ideas for a Joyous, No Stress Christmas Host(s): Lynne Ford

Is your December cluttered? Does Christmas leave you fretting instead of singing "Joy to the World"? Cathy Messecar, author of "A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts" (Leafwood, ISBN# 0891125647), ushers in the season during Friday's encore Mid-Morning with fresh ideas for family traditions, connecting generations, gift giving, and more - all designed to bring harmony and the joy our Savior to this busy month.
 
Wednesday, November 25, 2009Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Before you gather around the Thanksgiving table to enjoy good food and the company of people you love, consider how a Jewish feast, established thousands of years ago, can realign your view of gratitude. During Wednesday's encore Mid-Morning, Jews for Jesus Executive Director David Brickner, and author of "Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles" (Moody, ISBN 0-8024-1396-3), captivatingly explains the activities and imagery of the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles-all celebrating God's presence and provision-and reminds us of a day when believers from all nations, both Jews and Gentiles, will observe this festival of thanksgiving.
 
Monday, November 16, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Jennie Bishop returns to the royal family introduced in "The Princess and the Kiss" for a story about the true meaning of Christmas in "The Three Gifts of Christmas" (Warner Press, ISBN# 1-59317-378-4). To help you get dinner on the table during the busy holiday season, Vanda Howell shares tasty meals you can make ahead in "Don't Panic: More Dinner's in the Freezer" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3317-9). Novelist Marci Alborghetti ("The Christmas Glass", Guideposts, ISBN # 0-8249-4776-7), Bobby Gross ("Living the Christian Year", Formatio, ISBN # 0-8308-3520-1), and author/artist Karla Dornacher ("Give Thanks", Nelson, ISBN # 9781404187535) round out November's "Author! Author!" guests.
 
Monday, November 16, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Jennie Bishop returns to the royal family introduced in "The Princess and the Kiss" for a story about the true meaning of Christmas in "The Three Gifts of Christmas" (Warner Press, ISBN# 1-59317-378-4). To help you get dinner on the table during the busy holiday season, Vanda Howell shares tasty meals you can make ahead in "Don't Panic: More Dinner's in the Freezer" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3317-9). Bobby Gross ("Living the Christian Year", Formatio, ISBN # 0-8308-3520-1), and author/artist Karla Dornacher ("Give Thanks", Nelson, ISBN # 9781404187535) round out November's "Author! Author!" guests.
 
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Monday, November 02, 2009Your Teen's College Choice can Impact their Spiritual Future Host(s): Char Binkley
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What happens to a student's faith during the college years? Dr. Steve Henderson's extensive studies show that students' faith commitments often take a dramatic change for better or worse during college years because of the significant transitions taking place in their lives. Dr. Henderson shares the impact that a college environment can have on your son or daughter and why he believes that every penny spent on a Christian college education is worth avoiding the cost of the alternatives.
 
Wednesday, October 07, 2009Books That Have Changed Your Life Host(s): Lynne Ford

In Mere Christians, Andrew Lazo explores the powerful influence of C.S. Lewis's writings on famous, and not-so-well-known, Christians. What books have rocked your faith world? Not books that you've simply liked; but books that have sparked a beginning or changed the course of your spiritual journey? Call in and share your story on Wednesday's open phone lines' Mid-Morning.
 
Thursday, October 01, 2009Youth For Christ Panel Host(s): Char Binkley

As a parent, it is a relief to know there are others cheering your children on and providing a solid foundation to help your kids make positive choices in their one and only life. Youth For Christ is an organization doing that and much more. If you need encouragement and restored hope for your teen, join Char and a panel of Youth For Christ leaders as they share how God is gripping teens and changing their lives through this ministry.
 
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Monday, September 28, 2009Taking Everyday Risks to Talk with People About Jesus Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Apologist Lee Strobel says he's never heard anyone who is actively trying to reach others for Jesus, complain about a dry spiritual life. The reason? Living on the evangelistic edge - asking God for opportunities to talk about Him - is what gives excitement, fulfillment and ultimate purpose to a life of faith. Friends and co-authors Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg invite you to join in "The Unexpected Adventure" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28392-8), and suggest everyday steps you can take to influence others for Christ.
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009Religions of the Stars Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Tom Cruise is a Scientologist. Madonna follows the teachings of the Kabbalah. Richard Gere embraces Buddhism. What do these religions teach? And how do the beliefs of Hollywood stars affect movies, television programs and the public? Christian apologist Richard Abanes, author of Religions of the Stars (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0648-1), examines the key tenets of Hollywood's most-popular and most-publicized religions, explaining how to engage those that embrace them in a meaningful conversation about Jesus
 
Tuesday, August 25, 2009Wholly Imperfect Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Christian psychologist and counselor Kim Eckert found herself addressing and readdressing the same core issues with her female clients: relational wounds, body image, negative self-talk, and forming healthy relationships, to name just a few. She longed for a practical Christian book that would supplement the instruction and insights offered during counseling. The problem was she couldn't find one, so she wrote it herself: "Stronger than You Think" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3373-3). On today's encore Mid-Morning experience the wise counsel that's helped numerous women find wholeness without having to be perfect!
 
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."
 
Monday, May 04, 2009Christians and Anti-Depressants Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you're suffering from major depression or anxiety, antidepressant medication may relieve some of your symptoms. But antidepressants aren't a silver bullet, and they come with their own side effects and cautions. Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Lyles explains the differences between today's most prescribed antidepressants, and the roles of medications and faith in treating depression and anxiety.
 
Monday, April 20, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you've ever wished for a Life Coach to help close the gap between understanding God's purpose for your life and carrying it out, Shelley Leith's "Character Makeover" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-25653-4) is the resource for you. Joining Shelley for the April "Author! Author!" are novelist Christa Ann Banister ("Blessed Are the Meddlers", NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-178-3), graphic novel editor Bud Rogers ("I Was an Eighth-Grade Ninja", Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-71300-5), children's author Lisa Tawn Bergren ("God Gave Us Heaven", WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7446-4), and Jim Reimann, whose "Look Unto Me" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28387-4) updates the Charles Spurgeon classic, Morning by Morning.
 
Friday, February 06, 2009How 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 encore 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.
 
Friday, January 23, 2009Heaven 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 a 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 during Friday's encore Mid-Morning to hear how a desperate daughter's search for the heart of her mother's faith brought her truth as told in Kitty's memoir, "Heaven Without Her" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-7852-2744-1).
 
Tuesday, December 30, 2008Lord or Legend? Host(s): Lynne Ford

In their search for the historical Jesus, the Jesus Seminar strips Christ of His divinity, reducing Him to a wise, yet very mortal teacher. But is this where the historical evidence leads? During Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning, Paul Rhodes Eddy unflinchingly employs the ten customary questions asked by historians when testing the authenticity of an historical figure to determine if Jesus is "Lord or Legend?" (Baker, ISBN # 0-8010-6505-4).
 
Tuesday, December 09, 2008Ideas for a Joyous, No Stress Christmas Host(s): Lynne Ford

Is your December cluttered? Does Christmas leave you fretting instead of singing "Joy to the World"? Cathy Messecar, author of "A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts", ushers in the season with fresh ideas for family traditions, connecting generations, gift giving, and more - all designed to bring harmony and the joy our Savior to this busy month. And head to wbcl.org (click on Mid-Morning) during the hour for a chance to win one of four copies of Cathy's book!
 
Monday, December 08, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

Christmas is an invitation to the grandest, liveliest party of all time. On today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitchell Kruse links the reason for the season with an invitation embedded in a story Jesus told about a banquet where everyone's invited to come and stay forever. All anyone needs to do is RSVP yes to Jesus.
 
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Friday, December 05, 2008Open Phones Host(s): Char Binkley

Char's favorite Mid-Morning shows are when she gets to find out what's happening in your house. So be ready to tell her how you're managing this Christmas amid the economical slowdown, what light displays you recommend we all see, and the gift you're most excited about giving this Christmas. Add a few give-aways to the mix and Mid-Morning on Friday promises to be a fun hour! That's Friday at 9:05.
 
Friday, November 07, 2008Dawn Hall Host(s): Char Binkley

Dawn Hall knows how to make work in the kitchen seem like pure fun! Dawn returns to Mid-Morning for the third time this year to bring us Christmas gift ideas, decorating tips, and step-by-step Christmas menus from her "Busy People's Fun, Fast, Festive Christmas Cookbook" (Rutledge Hill Press, ISBN# 1-4016-0226-6). Don't miss this kick-off to the holiday season coming your way with Char and Dawn on Friday's Mid-Morning.
 
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