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Friday, November 06, 2009Faith Legacy: Six Values to Shape Your Child's Journey Host(s): Char Binkley
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What will your children get from your estate when you die? While financial security and other large assets are wonderful things to pass on, there is something more valuable than those earthly things! That is a legacy of faith! Co-authors of "Faith Legacy", Jim and Jerolyn Bogear, share practical ways to teach six biblical values to your children that will help them lead healthy, productive, and God honoring lives.
 
Thursday, November 05, 2009Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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Gloria Gaither is back to discuss a very unique book with Char and Lynne on a special edition of "Readings and Conversations" on Mid-Morning. It's the story of a man who claims to have lost his faith as result of reporting on religion in America. He essentially asks the question, "If Christians are no more ethical than atheists, why belong to a church?" What do these three ladies think of his book and his conclusions? Hear this intriguing discussion Thursday on Mid-Morning.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Friday, October 02, 2009Life is Better Together Host(s): Char Binkley

Spiritual growth happens in many different settings but thrives when fostered in a small community of people that love, challenge, and encourage one another. Mindy Cailiguire returns to Mid-Morning along with group life leaders Bill Donahue and Bill Hickle to share their passion for spiritual formation in small groups. Learn details about the Group Life Conference coming to Fort Wayne and discover why these spiritual growth leaders are convinced that life is better together.
 
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, 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.
 
Thursday, September 10, 2009Digging Deeper Panel: "Eat This Book" Host(s): Char Binkley
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Eugene Peterson, author of the best-selling contemporary translation of the Bible titled "The Message" is convinced that the way we read the Bible is as important as that we read it. He serves a nourishing entr�e into the formative, life-changing art of spiritual reading in "Eat This Book: A Conversation in the art of spiritual reading". Join the Digging Deeper panel as they unpack Eugene's insights and share how it's impacting them in their own scripture reading practices.
 
Monday, September 07, 2009Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What would it be like to travel back to the first century and learn from Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? Find out during today's encore Mid-Morning when Dr. Lois Tverberg, co-author of "Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28422-2), takes you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, enriching your understanding of the Bible and of Jesus--and leading you to a better understanding and appreciation of your own faith.
 
Thursday, September 03, 2009God Crazy Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you at the intersection of what has always been and what could be? If so, let Michelle Borquez inspire your next step toward a transformed life you'll love - created by a God who loves you! Michelle joins Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to help you leap into God's purpose for your life by embracing a sweet surrender of giving your destination to God and accepting trials as an important part of the journey. If you're up for an adventurous road trip, get ready for the ride of your life as God-crazy girl, Michelle Borquez directs you to the ultimate navigator. ("God Crazy", Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0736919104)
 
Tuesday, September 01, 2009Boundaries Host(s): Lynne Ford
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It's the gold standard of relationship books: "Boundaries" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-24745-4). First released in 1992, with over two million copies sold, Dr. Henry Cloud returns to Mid-Morning to revisit the revolutionary ideas that can free you to take control of your life by learning when to say yes and how to say no.
 
Tuesday, August 18, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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When faced with an obstacle - a challenging co-worker, a spiritual drought, a hard-to-resolve issue with your husband or kids - you can either give up or live up to God's design for your life. As an obedient follower and friend of Jesus, what can you do to prevent yourself from ever giving up, no matter how difficult the situation? Dr. Mitchell Kruse shares the not-so-secret answer on today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning.
 
Thursday, August 13, 2009Faith Set Free: Pray For Yourself with Reckless Abandon Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you pray for yourself? Sometimes it's far easier and more natural to pray for others. But what about praying for you? Will Davis Jr., author of "Faith Set Free, Pray For Yourself with Reckless Abandon", joins Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to explain the importance of praying for yourself and how it's the key to letting God transform your life. Davis gives a list of several pinpoint prayers to get you started in experiencing the power of prayer.
 
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.
 
Friday, August 07, 2009What To Do When You're Scared to Death Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you living with fear on a daily basis? Fear and anxiety can be debilitating and even have paralyzing effects. Pat Palau and PeggySue Wells co-authors of, "What to Do When You're Scared to Death" (Monarch, ISBN# 978-0-8254-629-1), unpack tangible ways for you to overcome fear and the two ladies provide scriptural encouragement for your journey toward freedom.
 
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, July 14, 2009Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What would it be like to travel back to the first century and learn from Jesus as one of his Jewish disciple? Find out when Lois Tverberg, co-author of "Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28422-2), takes you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, enriching your understanding of the Bible and of Jesus--and leading you to a better understanding and appreciation your own faith.
 
Thursday, July 09, 2009Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Char Binkley
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Jackie Kendall, author of "Free Yourself to Love" (FaithWords, ISBN# 978-0-446-58089-2) says, "We are most like Jesus not through our attempts to be perfect, but through our choices to forgive as we have been freely forgiven." Join the Digging Deeper panel's discussion during Thursday's Mid-Morning as they examine the six most common excuses people use for not forgiving others. The ladies will share their own struggles and victories while learning the art of forgiveness.
 
Monday, July 06, 2009Run Hard, Rest Well Host(s): Lynne Ford

The most daunting problem today in America, says Brenda Jank, is exhaustion and lives overloaded with activity and demanding "to-dos." Yet the simple answer - taking time to rest - eludes us. On today's "Mid-Morning," Brenda examines the obstacles to rest - including our fear of standing still and being quiet - while exploring the life-giving benefits of resting on Sundays and by taking personal retreats. The busy mother of five shares practical ways to do both, on today's Mid-Morning.
 
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009The Seven Desires of Every Heart Host(s): Lynne Ford

After Mark Laaser's struggles with sexual addiction, he and his wife, Debra, turned to counseling to rebuild their broken marriage. They've poured what they learned about unmet desires, unhealthy coping behaviors, and what it takes to reconnect and rebuild a marriage into their book, "The Seven Desires of Every Heart" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-27816-0). Whether you're married or single, the Laaser's insights during Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning will help you connect more deeply and intimately with God and other people.
 
Tuesday, June 16, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you find yourself anxious about, well, just about everything these days, a return to a core element in a relationship with God is the answer: Go online with God 24/7, uploading the content of your heart and downloading His presence and peace. In other words, pray! On today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitchell Kruse unpacks Psalm 145, King David's prayer song to God, for practical advice on how to pray and insights on the power of prayer to unleash in us what we need to live in difficult times.
 
Monday, June 15, 2009The Secrets Women Keep Host(s): Lynne Ford

Women keep secrets-from friends and loved ones, even from themselves. So what are the secrets? Clinical psychologist Dr. Jill Hubbard draws from a survey of two thousand women to reveal "The Secrets Women Keep" (Nelson, ISBN # 0-7852-2816-5). Tune in to hear one (or more) of your secrets spoken aloud. Dr. Hubbard will walk you through the steps for releasing your secrets, so you can finally live a life of freedom, where you're the same on the outside as you are on the inside.
 
Friday, June 12, 2009Unlimiting 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 Friday'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.
 
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