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Wednesday, August 05, 2009A Few of My Favorite Things Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Greek yogurt, Temptations Cookware, daylight savings time, and restaurants that serve fresh brewed iced tea and keep your glass full are a few of Char and Lynne's favorite things. We want to know a few of your favorite things, too, whether it's a product, a recipe, a website, or an activity such as watching the sun set. Join Char and Lynne during Mid-Morning on Wednesday to hear more of their favorite things and to share yours.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009Get Fit, Get Healthy Host(s): Lynne Ford

Vacation is great, but it often means eating more often, and indulging in delicious, but high calorie foods that lead to weight gain. Get advice for enjoying vacation without putting on pounds, plus the answers to your exercise questions from wellness consultant and personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch.
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Monday, August 03, 200990 Days to a Fantastic Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Dr. David Hawkins, Mid-Morning's resident relationship expert, has a new book out, and he's sharing its key ideas with you! In "90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage" (Tyndale, ISBN # 1-4143-2324-4), the marriage counselor reveals a powerful strategy for you and your spouse to bring out the best in each other, what he calls "bringing out the soul mate in your mate." Whether you're a newlywed, or celebrating a marriage milestone, Dr. Hawkins' advice can enhance your relationship with your spouse.
Friday, July 31, 2009Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children Host(s): Char Binkley
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Thanks to breakthroughs in neuroscience research, we're learning the impact sexual behavior has on the developing brains of adolescents and young adults. Dr. Freda Bush, co-author of "Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting our Children", sounds the alarm on how today's promiscuous attitude toward sex affects the brain. Join Char during Friday's encore Mid-Morning and gain insights on how to help the teen in your life steer away from devastating life-changing mistakes.
Thursday, July 30, 2009ReThink Your Life: A Unique Diet to Renew Your Mind Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you want to think better, feel better, and live better? Best-selling author Stan Toler offers you steps to do just that via the pages of his book "ReThink Your Life" (Wesleyan Publishing House, ISBN# 978-0898273731). Join Char and Stan during Thursday's Mid-Morning as they outline practical steps to help rid your mind of destructive thinking. Discover how God calls each of us to create positive purpose, clear focus and effective decision-making through the renewing of our minds.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009Encouragement in Tough Times Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

While the economy and overall morale of our country is being threatened, there is still light at the end of the tunnel because Jesus Christ is our hope. We're curious. How are you being encouraged and in what ways are you experiencing hope in these troubling times? Join Char and Lynne Wednesday on Mid-Morning as we encourage each other by praising Christ for being our One True Hope!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009Re-parenting Yourself Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you didn't get all of the positive parenting you needed while growing up (and let's face it, who does?), you probably have some faulty beliefs about yourself that negatively impact your life. But it's not too late to do something about it. You can "re-parent" yourself. Family counselor Dr. Mark Laaser how on today's Mid-Morning.
Monday, July 27, 2009Leading Women Who Wound Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Given the fallen nature of the heart and the complexities of personalities, conflict is an unavoidable aspect of ministry, including any women's ministry. How should we deal with our emotions when other women are insensitive, manipulative, or just mean? Sue Edwards, co-author of "Leading Women Who Wound" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8153-5), explains the personality traits and character issues that set women up for problems, and offers specific strategies for being a peacemaker, even with combative and difficult women.
Friday, July 24, 2009Parenting in Today's Culture Host(s): Char Binkley
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A statement you'll almost never hear is, "Wow! Parenting is a piece of cake." Actually today's parents often feel that parenting is more difficult now than ever before. So what's a parent to do? Dr. Greg Sowles, Becca Berghorn and Jennifer Mertz believe that you can meet the challenge. Join Char, Friday on Mid-Morning, to get your questions answered and your hope restored for being a competent parent amid today's cultural influences on your child or teen.
Thursday, July 23, 2009From Anger to Intimacy Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you tired of fighting with your spouse? Do you have anger boiling inside of you that's coming between you and your spouse? Anger can destroy your marriage, but not if you put forgiveness into practice. Bestselling author Dr. Gary Smalley and his pastor and good friend, Ted Cunningham, suggest that you have three options when anger rears its head: stuff it, spew it, or study it. Join Char and Ted during Thursday's Mid-Morning as they reveal that the core of anger is pain and how sharing that pain can lead to deeper intimacy and a marriage that will go the distance. Learn how to build an unshakeable foundation of love, trust and confidence when you forgive. ("From Anger to Intimacy", Regal, ISBN# 978-0-8307-4676-7)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009Summer Book Giveaway Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Needing a good summer read? Our bookshelves are brimming with some of the latest titles hot off the press, and we're excited to get them into your hands! Check the Mid-Morning home page to review the list of titles we're giving away. Then call Char and Lynne during Wednesday's Mid-Morning to request your book choice. Be sure to have a few in mind incase your first choice is given away before you have a chance to call. And then you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your summer read.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009Poiema People Host(s): Lynne Ford
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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 as an author (bestselling novelist Donna VanLiere) and one as a doctor (Dr. Gary Pitts)-for His glory and the good of the world He loves.
Monday, July 20, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Pastor Tamara Park trekked along an ancient pilgrim route in search of a God expansive enough to hold the whole world in His hands. And she found Him! She shares her adventures in "Sacred Encounters" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3623-9), the first of five "Author! Author!" interviews. Fiction writers Denise Hunter ("Sweetwater Gap", Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-259-5) and Colleen Coble ("Cry in the Night", Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-248-9) discuss their latest novels. Karona Drummond helps moms tell their children how they make her life even better in "Along Came You" (ZonderKidz, ISBN # 0-310-71508-5). And John Alan Turner helps connect many of the Bible's stories with the Biggest Story of all (Christ's death and resurrection) in "The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4582-1).
Friday, July 17, 2009Organ Donation Host(s): Char Binkley
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There's a swirl of questions and myths that arise whenever the subject of organ donation comes up in conversation. Questions like, how great is the need, really? And is there cost involved if I sign up to be an organ donor? Find out the answers to your questions during Friday's Mid-Morning. Learn what you need to know so you can make an educated decision regarding organ donation. Plus hear the inspirational stories of those who have either received an organ transplant or have been a living donor.
Thursday, July 16, 2009Busting Mentoring Myths Host(s): Char Binkley
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Mentoring - it's a buzz word we often hear and dismiss because we think it's too complex to take on. Think again! Connie Witt and Cathi Workman, co-authors of "That Makes Two of Us" (Group, ISBN# 978-0-7644-3828-8), say mentoring is not complicated and can happen whenever two women are together. It's inviting someone to join you where you're at right now - just as you are and is as easy as going out for coffee, taking a walk, or visiting your favorite store. Join Char, Connie, and Cathi during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning and learn how you can make a positive difference simply by being available, ready to listen & share, and willing to walk through life situations with another person.
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.
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.
Monday, July 13, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Dr. Ann Kulze delivers wellness pure and simple monthly on Mid-Morning. Today the nutrition expert explains why you need to hold red wine in your mouth before swallowing it to appropriate its benefits. Bet you didn't know that! Learn which summer herbs not only flavor your food, but pack a healthy punch too. And discover yet another benefit of Vitamin D. (In case you haven't heard, Dr. Ann is coming to Fort Wayne on September 17. Want to know when tickets go on sale? Go to wbcl.org and register to receive a heads-up e-mail.)
Friday, July 10, 2009Broken Heart on Hold: Surviving Separation Host(s): Char Binkley
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Linda Rooks, author of "Broken Heart on Hold: Surviving Separation" (Cook, ISBN# 978-0-7814-4439-2) has lived through the reoccurring moments of despair and suffocating fear as a result of separation from her husband. Having walked the lonely road of separation, she now offers practical steps for women experiencing this same suffering. Join Linda, Friday on Mid-Morning, to hear her story and to learn how you can sort through the emotional and mental chaos of separation. Gain biblical support for retaining hope and holding fast to God.
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.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley

Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life ministry is expanding to a whole new level with a multimedia platform built on the theme, "Your Life Matters" in their fresh off the press magazine, "Purpose Driven Connection". Learn all about it during July's edition of Spots and Spotlights on Mid-Morning with Char Binkley. Plus get details about the Men's Super Jam Outdoor Concert from Scott Cummings and gear up to send your kids off to college as Toni Patrick shares "101 Things To Do with Ramen Noodles" (Gibbs Smith, ISBN# 978-1-58685-735-6) and Daphne Oz gives the secret to a successful "Dorm Room Diet" (New Market, ISBN# 1557046859).
Tuesday, July 07, 2009eBay Host(s): Lynne Ford

eBay is the ultimate garage sale and auction rolled into one! Get tips for selling your stuff-and putting extra cash in your pocket-from the Dean of eBay Education himself, Jim "Griff" Griffith.
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.
Friday, July 03, 2009Overcoming The Seven Deadly Emotions Host(s): Char Binkley

What controls you? Is it anger, fear, shame, or stress? Author and speaker Michelle Borquez offers freedom actions for "Overcoming the Seven Deadly Emotions" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0736921397) during Friday's encore Mid-Morning. You can experience God's peace, joy, and freedom by breaking free of whatever emotion is fighting for ownership in your life. Learn how to recognize deadly patterns, embrace God's positive emotional living, and release control of your emotions to God.
Thursday, July 02, 2009Love Made the Difference! Host(s): Char Binkley

Years ago, Char interviewed Betty Smith, a mother who had adopted a house full of very special needs children. Now those children are adults. Join Char on Mid-Morning to hear the story of Betty's dedication to her children and the joy she has received from watching them mature into very capable adults. Expect to hear a heart warming story as Char talks with Betty and several of her adult children.
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