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Monday, December 13, 2010Putting God Back in the Holidays Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Have you ever felt like something (or Someone) is missing from your holiday celebrations? Have you ever wondered how your family could honor God during Christmas, and even Presidents' Day and Arbor Day? Bill Thrasher, co-author of "Putting God Back in the Holidays" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8674-5), shares insights and practical helps that can help you plan and personalize fifteen different holidays with God in mind.
 
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Monday, September 06, 2010If God is Good Host(s): Lynne Ford
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It is arguably the greatest question of human history: Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? Randy Alcorn, author of "If God Is Good" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-60142-132-6), brings a fresh, realistic, and thoroughly biblical approach to dealing with all the issues this deep-rooted question raises during Monday's encore "Mid-Morning". One that will help you discover that suffering is, in the end, God's invitation to trust Him. And to hope for a better world. Originally aired March 2, 2010.
 
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Monday, July 12, 2010I'm Not Good Enough Host(s): Lynne Ford

You've heard the lies before. Maybe repeated them so often you've started to believe them: Nobody loves me. I'm worthless. I'd be happier married to someone else. It's time to recognize the enemy's lies and to replace those lies with the Bible's liberating truth. It's time to be set free to see yourself as God sees you: His holy, chosen, cleansed, forgiven, and dearly loved child! Bible teacher Sharon Jaynes, author of "I'm Not Good Enough...and Other Lies Women Tell Themselves" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-1870-1), exposes the lies we tell ourselves and offers God's plan for winning the battle for our minds.
 
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Monday, June 14, 2010Inviting God to Your Wedding Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In planning their weddings, couples focus on details like the flavor of the wedding cake and the color and style of bridesmaids' dresses. But what about preparing their hearts for not only the wedding day but their marriages? In "Inviting God to Your Wedding" (Three Rivers Press, ISBN # 0-307-58769-5), Martha Williamson-writer and producer of "Touched by an Angel"-explores traditional wedding planning details while focusing on the most important aspect of a wedding: the union of two souls.
 
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010Intimate Conversations Host(s): Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett
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Intimacy with God is not on pause until we can carve out serene aromatic spaces and control our calendars: intimacy can be realized in every gloriously messy moment of each unpredictable day. Alicia Britt Chole, author of "Intimate Conversations" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3289-9), spiritual mentor, and not to mention wife and mother of three, leads you on a gentle, encouraging and accessible journey toward a deeper, more satisfying relationship with God during Wedesday's encore Mid-Morning. Originally aired Feb. 3, 2010.
 
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Tuesday, January 05, 2010The Good and Beautiful God Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true, but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. In "The Good and Beautiful God" (InterVarsity, ISBSN # 0-8308-3531-8), Smith invites you to put your ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Then he'll lead you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.
 
Friday, October 23, 2009Pastor's Panel Discusses "Spectacular Sins" Host(s): Char Binkley
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Have you ever questioned God when news comes of the latest accident, illness, or natural disaster? Do you have someone in your life whose sins directly and greatly impact your life on a regular basis? In all these trying circumstances, is it hard for you to believe that in Jesus, "all things hold together"? If so, join a panel of pastors during Friday's Mid-Morning for an in depth discussion of John Piper's book "Spectacular Sins" (Crossway Books, ISBN# 1433502755). They'll expose biblical truths that will give you hope in the midst of trial, squelch your fear of what might come, and bolster your trust in the complete sovereignty of God.
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you realize that your life is either pulling people toward or pushing them away from God? Gulp! On today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitchell Kruse reminds you of this sobering reality, removes the pressure of calculating how to influence others, and reveals the how of living a life that draws people to God.
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009Finding an Unseen God Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Alicia Britt Chole was just nine-years-old when she concluded that God didn't exist. She held fiercely to that belief until one day, without warning, God introduced Himself to her, changing Alicia, and her life, forever. The author of "Finding an Unseen God" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0602-3) shares her story of a God who relentlessly pursues even those who deny Him.
 
Thursday, August 06, 2009Unfashionable Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you longing to make a difference in the world around us? The grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham and author of "Unfashionable", Tullian Tchividjian says you can make a difference simply by being different. Tullian challenges us to stop imitating the world and to become a powerful renovating force for God in the world. He makes a thought provoking case during Thursday's Mid-Morning, that's it's cool to be uncool, and Tullian explains what it means to be out of style in culture and aligned with God's ways instead.
 
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, March 30, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

For years she's encouraged and directed women in praying for their children and husbands. On today's "Author! Author!" Stormie Omartian discusses her newest book in the "The Power of a Praying" series: The Power of Praying Through the Bible (Harvest House, ISBN# 0-7369-2358-3). Marilyn Blackaby shares lessons about trusting God in Experiencing God Around the Kitchen Table (Focus on the Family, ISBN # 1-58997-469-7). Jane Kirkpatrick unveils the stories of the people of Aurora (WaterBrook, ISBN # 978-1-4000-7428-0), a utopian community founded in the mid-1800s. Sharon Souza discusses her sophomore novel, Lying on Sunday (NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-176-9). And Eric Metaxas lulls little ones to sleep in It's Time to Sleep, My Love (Feiwel and Friends, ISBN # 978-0-312-38371-8).
 
Monday, March 16, 2009Poiema People Host(s): Lynne Ford

In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul calls all Christians masterpieces - poiema in Greek - each 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 - one on the stage and one in a Mexican orphanage - for His glory and the good of the world He loves.
 
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.
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley
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In "The North Face of God" (Tyndale, ISBN# 0-8423-7103-6) Ken Gire addresses those times of adversity when God seems to have abandoned us. Char Binkley and Gloria Gaither apply Gire's insights to their own times of hardship during today's encore Mid-Morning and take on the role of "hopeful climbing partner" for anyone currently climbing the terrain of God's seeming indifference.
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008Set My Heart on Fire Bible Study Host(s): Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

Mid-Morning�s "Set My Heart on Fire" Bible Study comes to a close, but not before Bible teacher Catherine Martin explores the purpose of the Holy Spirit, which can be boiled down to just five words: God's glory and your good! The phone lines will be open for you to share your Holy Spirit Moments: what you've learned about the Spirit and any ways you've experienced Him in your life during the six-week study. Go to wbcl.org, and click on Mid-Morning to learn more.
 
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 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.
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008Unlimiting 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 today'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, July 17, 2008The Trauma Zone Host(s): Char Binkley

Chances are you have personal experience with pain and emotional trauma whether it's in your own life or in the life of someone you know and love. Survivors of severe trauma often become trapped, unable to move past the event, have difficulty coping with the overwhelming emotions, or experience flashbacks. But do not despair. God's ability to heal is stronger than trauma's ability to wound. That's the message of Dr. Dandridge Collins, author of "The Trauma Zone" (Lift Every Voice, ISBN# 0-8024-8989-3). During Thursdays' encore Mid-Morning Dr. Collins brings hope for survivors of emotional trauma with practical and biblical insights to help you move forward into freedom and healing.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008Read These Books! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Not every book is a "must read." Chances are you have a few that you think everyone should read. On today's Mid-Morning Lynne Ford chats with the authors of two of her "must reads": Michael Card, whose "The Parable of Joy" (Discovery House, ISBN # 1-5729-3192-2) has just been re-released; and esteemed biographer Lyle Dorsett, who, in "A Passion for God" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8133-7) recounts the life of one of Christianity's most-often quoted preachers, A.W. Tozer.
 
Friday, June 13, 2008Do I Know God Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you ever find yourself wondering; is it really possible to know God? If so, you're not alone. On today's encore Mid-Morning, Tullian Tchividjian, author of "Do I Know God" (Multnomah, ISBN# 978-1-59052-936-2) and the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham, shares how he struggled to come to faith personally even after growing up hearing the Christian faith preached to millions. Learn how Tullian's spiritual quest brought him clarity and truth as he invites you to the same peace, joy and strength he experiences from knowing God.
 
Monday, May 26, 2008David Nasser Host(s): Lynne Ford

God is spirit and can't be seen, but He can be known. In fact, as David Nasser reminds us during today's encore Mid-Morning, God isn't hiding; He is actively revealing Himself to us. Using poignant and powerful contemporary and biblical stories, the author of "Glory Revealed" (Redemptive Art Publishing, ISBN# 0-9792479-1-8) shows how God, indeed, makes Himself known in the familiarities of our lives: suffering, friendship, deliverance, and sin.
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008God in the Workplace Host(s): Char Binkley

It's called "the next great movement of God" as the sleeping giant of ministry in the workplace stirs. The workplace is where believers spend 60 to 70 percent of their waking hours. Just imagine what the transforming power of Jesus Christ will do when the Word of God is literally applied at the office and in the factory. Os Hillman, author of "The 9 to 5 Window" (Regal, ISBN# 0830737960) and "TGIF: Today God is First" (Regal, ISBN# 0830744797), believes that faith truly can transform the workplace and shares how you can view your work from an eternal perspective.
 
Monday, March 24, 2008Romans 8:28 Host(s): Lynne Ford

It's a verse that's given confidence and joy to believers through the ages, Romans 8:28: "We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God." Robert Morgan, author of "The Promise" (B & Y, ISBN # 0-8054-4683-8), shares inspiring stories of triumph over tragedy and digs into the much-loved verse for insights on finding purpose in painful situations. Phone lines will be open for listeners to share a specific time when God used Romans 8:28 to strengthen and guide them. All callers will receive a copy of "The Promise". Don't miss this special Mid-Morning that praises God's faithfulness and good purposes during life's troubles and tragedies.
 
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