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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.
 
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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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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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)
 
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Thursday, May 29, 2008I'm Fine with God...It's Christians I Can't Stand Host(s): Char Binkley

Are people getting in the way of your search for God? Do you struggle with well-meaning but misguided believers who impose their morality on you and others? Sometimes it's hard to get past the crazy things some people do in Christ's name. During today's Mid-Morning Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz, co-authors of "I'm Fine with God...It's Christians I Can't Stand" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0-7369-2197-4), help us take a probing look into our own lives so that we can see God for who He is instead of seeing Him through the misguided actions of others.
 
Wednesday, January 02, 2008Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Mid-Morning kicks off a new year of shows with Spots and Spotlights. Outreach Cinema's David White announces the launch of an exclusive direct-to-church film release program designed to bring back church movies-with-a-message nights. Learn about American Heritage Girls, a Christ-centered alternative to Girl Scouts, from its director, Patti Garibay. And Dr. Marvin Baker and Paul Trittin discuss Tweener Ministries ingenious club for getting tweeners to read.
 
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).
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

America's best-selling inspirational author, Karen Kingsbury, returns to Author! Author! to discuss "Sunrise" (Tyndale, ISBN # 0-8423-8747-1), her continuing Baxter Family saga. Robert Elmer shares the real-life drama that inspired his novel "Like Always" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7165-4). Catherine Martin leads you on a 30-day journey to hope in "Walking with the God Who Cares" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-1754-4). And Valerie Hess introduces you to the core spiritual practices of the Christian faith in "Spiritual Disciplines Devotional" (Formatio, ISBN # 0-8308-35-304).
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2007The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do Host(s): Lynne Ford

Author and pastor Mark Atteberry takes a look at "The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do" (Nelson, ISBN# 0-7852-1148-0) that explain why the world finds us, and sadly Christ, unappealing during today's encore Mid-Morning. With a deep passion for Jesus and His followers, Mark speaks from a heart of love - and with the right amount of humor - with the hope of helping us discover and drop "blunder baggage."
 
Monday, September 24, 2007Building the Christian Family You Never Had Host(s): Char Binkley

Parents strive to raise their children in a way that avoids the destructive mistakes their parents made. During today's encore Mid-Morning Mary DeMuth - whose childhood was marked by sexual abuse, the death of her father, and her mother's multiple marriages - offers specific help to what she calls these "pioneer parents." The author of "Building the Christian Family You Never Had" (WaterBrook, ISBN# 1-4000-7031-7) empowers parents in doing hard and necessary work, including severing unhealthy, emotional ties to their parents and establishing boundaries between their children and their unhealthy parents.
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007Trinity Communications Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

For 25 years, Trinity Communications has been bringing Christian concerts and events to Fort Wayne. Bob and Ann Willey join Char and Lynne to discuss how music and artists have changed over these 2 and � decades. You'll find yourself saying, "Oh I remember that group - they were my favorite way back then."
 
Tuesday, September 04, 2007Josh McDowell Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you know about the critical state of Christianity in America? Do you know how that affects this generation of teens? Learn how we can reclaim an entire generation of young people as Josh McDowell, author of "The Last Christian Generation" (Green Key Books, ISBN# 1932587667) shares reasons why he is very concerned and provides an urgent and balanced blueprint to bring change among today's youth. Then Clinton Faupel joins Char to share one part of the blueprint they hope will help in reclaiming today's teens.
 
Monday, July 30, 2007Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Their names and hometowns may be hard to pronounce but, getting to know these ancient friends of Christ will help you know Him better too. On July's "Author! Author!" Cindy Crosby introduces you to these early followers of Jesus in "Ancient Christian Devotional: A Year of Weekly Readings" (Formatio, ISBN # 978-0-8308-3431-0). Fiction writers Kristin Billerbeck ("Split Ends", Nelson, ISBN # 1-5914-5508-1), Stephanie Perry Moore ("Happy Princess", Institute for Black Family Development/Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8171-0), and Deborah Raney ("Remember to Forget", Howard, ISBN # 978-1-58229-643-2) round out the hour.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2007The Changing Power of Christian Music Host(s): Lynne Ford

When sixteen-year-old Tylor Tayrien was involved in a fatal car crash, emergency workers arriving at the scene heard Tylor's favorite Christian CD blasting from his stereo. Tricia Tayrien shares how contemporary Christian music shaped her son's bold faith and obedient heart. Following Tricia's interview, listeners can call in to share why and how a Christian song has made a difference in their lives.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2007Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

On today's "Spots and Spotlights," Char and Lynne celebrate Hershey's 100th anniversary. Lin Johnson shares details about the upcoming Write-to-Publish conference. And Actor Eli Jared and Director Chris Staron discuss their film "Between the Walls".
 
Monday, March 05, 2007Sacred Travels Host(s): Lynne Ford

Christian George, author of "Sacred Travels" (Likewise, ISBN # 0-8308-3502-4), recovers the ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage, in which travel to sacred sites leads to the transformation of the soul. Vicariously visit sites in Ireland, Assisi, France and Germany, gaining a better understanding of your Christian heritage and God's inner work in his children throughout history and today.
 
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