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Friday, October 22, 2010Buying and Selling a Home in Today's Economy Host(s): Char Binkley
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Want to sell or buy a house? Where do you begin? Do you need to add lots of upgrades to sell? Do you qualify for a mortgage if you are buying? What's a short sale? Do you tremble at the thought of regular house payments? A panel of experts in the real estate field answers these questions and yours during Friday's "Mid-Morning".
 
Tags: home, sell, sale, mortgage, real estate, economy Categories: n/a
Thursday, October 21, 2010It Starts At Home Host(s): Char Binkley

Over the past several years church leaders have seen one report after another stating that over 50% of evangelical kids walk away from Christianity as adults. Believing the best strategy for turning the tide is to strengthen families, Steve Stroope, co-author of "It Starts At Home" (Moody, ISBN# 978-0-8024-5325-9) joins Char during Thursday's encore "Mid-Morning" to challenge us to restore our homes as the proving ground of meaningful success. Whether you are parents, grandparents, or church leaders, Steve Stroope offers a clear purpose and effective strategy for moving toward intentionality in the home for nurturing a lifelong faith in your children. Originally aired August 5, 2010.
 
Tags: children, faith, parenting, parent, home Categories: n/a
Monday, October 11, 2010A+ School Work Advice Host(s): Lynne Ford
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A new school year is underway. How is your child doing? If homework struggles, test anxiety, reading issues, or other problems have already surfaced, Sharon Lockett, author of "Home Sweet Homework" (Adams Media, IBN # 978-1598692310) and behavioral optometrist Dr. Carl Myers offer advice and practical steps for remedying your child's school work issue.
 
Tags: homework, school, kids, student, children, grade Categories: n/a
Monday, October 19, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Interior designer Leah Richardson's Interior Wisdom (Bright Sky Press, ISBN # 1-933979-30-4) contains gorgeous photographs for anyone desiring inspiring decor ideas, and thoughtful musings on designing a home and heart for the Lord. Meet Leah on October's "Author! Author!" that includes novelist Jamie Langston Turner (Sometimes a Light Surprises, Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0387-9); Celeste Palermo (The Coffee Mom's Devotional, Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4646-0); Dr. Paul Maier (The Real Story of Exodus, Concordia House, ISBN # 0-7586-1268-0); and Justin Taylor, editor of the award-winning ESV Study Bible (Crossway).
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2009Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

Ever wish you could preview the books your child reads for things like sexual activity, mature subject matter, and profanity? On todays "Spots and Spotlights," you'll discover a website that does just that, helping you decide whether a particular book is right for your child. You'll also learn how to change the world one pin at a time with Designs by Lucinda. She went from being homeless to establishing a company with a conscience. And Jerry Dowding tells about his unique gifting of music including the designing and creating of flutes.
 
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Homework Help Host(s): Lynne Ford

Homework help is on the way! Education expert Sharon Lockett offers solutions to common homework problems and techniques for helping your child memorize information, drill for a spelling test, and improve reading comprehension. Dr. Carl Myers adds to the discussion explaining learning-related visual problems which can even affect children with 20/20 eyesight. Learn the signs that indicate a vision problem is behind your child's schoolwork struggles plus where to go to get help.
 
Wednesday, September 09, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

Want a free copy of the movie "Amazing Grace" to show at your church? Find out how to get yours on today's "Spots and Spotlights" that also features Birthday Wishes, a ministry that provides birthdays cakes for homeless children; Backyard Harvest, an organization that gives the surplus of anyone's garden to families in need; and the Amber Alert Registry, a step toward protecting your child before an emergency.
 
Friday, September 04, 2009Dwelling: Living Fully from the Space You Call Home Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you really feel at home where you live? Mary Beth Lagerborg, author of "Dwelling: Living Fully from the Space You Call Home" (Revell, ISBN# 0-8007-3207-3) says that home is where soul and space meet. It's a place of comfort and security, where you know you are accepted for who you are. Gain insights, strategies, and practical wisdom on how you can celebrate the home you have, including its people and possibilities. Then move forward in creating the type of space your soul desires.
 
Friday, August 14, 2009From One Single Mother to Another Host(s): Char Binkley
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If you're looking for the encouragement and hope that a veteran single parent can offer, you'll find them during Friday's Mid-Moring as Sandra Aldrich, author of "From One Single Mother to Another" (Regal, ISBN# 0-8307-3687-5), joins Char to share practical advice for single parenting. Even dads will find support and useful pointers. Find out how homes can be healed and the single parenting road can be walked victoriously.
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2009Preserving Food at Home Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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Looking for cost effective ways to feed your family this year? Janet Chadwick, author of "Preserving Food at Home" (Storey Publishing, ISBN# 978-1-60342-145-4) has some helpful suggestions to make that happen in your home - even if you've never tried anything like it before. Whether you're interested in canning, freezing, drying, brining, or root cellaring your favorite fruits, herbs, and vegetables; she has tips and instructions for all of the above. Join Janet, Char, and Lynne during Wednesday's Mid-Morning for easy step-by-step instructions to enjoy local produce year-round, for a chance to win a case of Ball canning jars, and for an opportunity to gain some tasty recipes your family will love.
 
Friday, April 03, 2009America's Homeless Children Host(s): Char Binkley

It is hard to believe that the number of homeless children is growing in the United States - and even more difficult to grasp that the number is increasing right where we live. Imagine children living in cars in Fort Wayne and surrounding towns. Is there anything we can do about this problem? Find out as a panel of people deeply involved in the lives of homeless children joins Char during Friday's Mid-Morning.
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

The first five years of a child's life are crucial for brain development. On Wednesday's Spots and Spotlights Diane Shopell explains how everyday moments - like making a pizza or taking a bath - can become brain-boosting experiences for little ones. Looking for a website that offers ideas and support for working at home? Jill Hart has one and takes us on a tour of its many resources. And meet Kent Couch, the lawn-chair balloonist, who flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles. With a line-up like this, it's got to be a Spots and Spotlights Mid-Morning!
 
Friday, February 13, 2009Advice for Starting a Home-Based Business Host(s): Char Binkley

In the current economic downturn, families are looking for ways to tighten their spending belts. Entrepreneur and home-based business expert Donna Partow begins the hour during Friday's encore Mid-Morning with cost cutting tips you can begin today. Then Glynnis Whitwer, author of "Work @ Home" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-04408), joins Donna with practical advice for earning money from home.
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009Home Sweet Homework Host(s): Lynne Ford

"I don't have any homework." "I studied but still failed the test." "I can never learn it-Never!" How often do you hear things like this from your child? Probably way too often. Fortunately, there's "Home Sweet Homework" (Adams Media, ISBN# 1-59869-231-0). Author and education professional Sharon Marshall Lockett offers tips for getting involved with your children's homework that will help them receive better grades, have a better attitude, and become more competent in their studies.
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2008Advice for Starting a Home-Based Business Host(s): Char Binkley

In the current economic downturn, families are looking for ways to tighten their spending belts. Entrepreneur and home-based business expert Donna Partow begins the hour with cost cutting tips you can begin today. Then Glynnis Whitwer, author of Work @ Home (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-04408), joins Donna with practical advice for earning money from home that includes a test to determine if working from home is right for you.
 
Friday, October 17, 2008Ocean Star Host(s): Char Binkley

During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, author Christina DiMari offers hope to those who grew up in a dysfunctional home. Her real life story unfolds like a novel in "Ocean Star" (ISBN# 1-4142-0541-9), the true story of a heart lost and then found.
 
Tags: star, ocean star, Christina, hope, dysfunctional home Categories: n/a
Wednesday, June 11, 2008Practicing Hospitality Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

The apostle Paul reminds us we must all be "given to hospitality," because it's through open hearts, open hands and open homes that God shows His kindness and love. Our group of Mid-Morning guests will challenge your thinking about hospitality while providing practical tips for utilizing small spaces and sharing affordable and easy-to-fix dishes.
 
Friday, May 02, 2008How to Buy and Sell Your Home Host(s): Char Binkley

Whether you are the one placing a "For Sale" sign in the front yard of your home or looking for signs in the yards of homes that interest you, both can be complex issues. Jan Sanner, Randy Harvey and Neil Federspiel join Char Friday on Mid-Morning to answer your questions about buying or selling a home.
 
Tags: house, home, buy, sell, real estate, for sale Categories: n/a
Monday, January 14, 2008God's Grace and the Homosexual Next Door Host(s): Lynne Ford

With increasing acceptance of same-sex attraction in our culture, many Christians are caught in the crossfire of sounding too hard or too accommodating. How can we effectively reach out to homosexuals without compromising what the Bible says about same-sex intimacy? Get practical, biblically-based advice during Monday's encore Mid-Morning from Alan Chambers, author of "God's Grace and the Homosexual Next Door" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0-7369-1691-1).
 
Tags: homeosexual, same-sex, relationships, grace, Alan Categories: n/a
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".
 
Wednesday, November 07, 2007De-Stressing the Holidays Host(s): Lynne Ford

Mid-Morning�s gathered a gaggle of guests to help you get ready for the holidays! Learn make-ahead tips for preparing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners from the Diva of Do-Ahead, Diane Phillips. Marty Bullis shares ideas for fixing your heart's gaze on Christ during the busy holiday season. And there are plenty of giveaways, including "Amazing Grace" DVDs, wrapped and ready to give as gifts; and de-stress gift baskets with candles, Hungry for Home gift certificates and copies of Diane and Marty's books!
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007Intergenerational Institutes Host(s): Char Binkley

Children have a way of bringing joy and renewed hope to seniors who may feel isolated in nursing homes. Now locally and on a national level, intergenerational socialization is taking place. Join Char to learn how both children and seniors are equally enriched by interacting with each other.
 
Tags: Macklin, children, kids, nursing homes, seniors Categories: n/a
Wednesday, April 11, 2007Magazine Mania Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Whether you enjoy crafting cards, making jewelry, cooking up a storm, or reminiscing about the good old days, there's a magazine targeting your interest. Learn all about these specialty magazines - and call in to win a free subscription - on today's Mid-Morning co-hosted by Char and Lynne.
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2007Home How To Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Spring is here and it's time to spruce up our homes. Martha Stewart's "Homekeeping Handbook" (Clarkson Potter, ISBN# 0517577003) gives tips on caring for everything in our home while Bob Markovich shares a consumer update on the latest in appliances and other purchases.
 
Friday, February 23, 2007Ocean Star Host(s): Char Binkley

During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, author Christina DiMari offers hope to those who grew up in a dysfunctional home. Her real life story unfolds like a novel in Ocean Star, the true story of a heart lost and then found. (ISBN # 1-4142-0541-9)
 
Tags: Christina, dysfunctional, family, hope, home Categories: n/a
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