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Tuesday, November 25, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Get your heart ready for Christmas with morning and evening prayers that center on the Greatest of all Gifts: Christ. On today's "Author! Author!" Jennifer Kennedy Dean shares why she chose to write her Advent devotional, "Pursuing the Christ of Christmas" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-231-6), in the form of prayers. Fiction writers Ann Tatlock ("Every Secret Thing", Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-005-4), Sigmund Brouwer ("Broken Angel", WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7032-9), and Mabel Singletary ("Just Jump!", Lift Every Voice, ISBN # 0-8024-2251-4) discuss their latest releases. And in "Sacred Chaos" (Formatio, ISBN # 0-8308-3512-6), Tricia McCary Rhodes shares what she's learned about seeing and communicating with God amidst life's turmoil.
Monday, November 24, 2008Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Before you gather around the Thanksgiving table to enjoy good food and the company of people you love, consider how a Jewish feast, established thousands of years ago, can realign your view of gratitude. Jews for Jesus Executive Director David Brickner, author of "Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles" (Moody, ISBN 0-8024-1396-3), captivatingly explains the activities and imagery of the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles-all celebrating God's presence and provision-and reminds us of a day when believers from all nations, both Jews and Gentiles, will observe this festival of thanksgiving.
Friday, November 21, 2008Dupont Resource Center Host(s): Char Binkley

Diabetes strikes 23.6 million adults and children in America resulting in an increase in heart disease, stroke, and problems with vision, kidney and nerve function. Friday's expert panel from Dupont Resource Center addresses, juvenile diabetes, a common form of diabetes that affects about 8% of the population of those under age 15. Get your questions answered and learn what signs to look for in your child as well as how to manage this life-changing disease.
Thursday, November 20, 2008Could It Be Autism? Host(s): Char Binkley

Is your child showing signs of autism? Are you at a loss as to your next steps? No doubt you need help navigating through this unfamiliar territory. Whatever your situation, a panel of experts and parents of autistic children, including Nancy Wiseman, author of Could It Be Autism (Broadway, ISBN# 978-0-7679-1973-9) and founder and president of First Signs, joins Char on Thursday's Mid-Morning to give you hope and assistance for helping your child experience the best outcomes in social, emotional, and behavioral development.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008Today's Christian Woman Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Today's Christian Woman is turning thirty! On this radio issue of the popular magazine, Editor Camerin Courtney shares highlights from the magazine's history. Carolyn Arends explains how a radical shift in her view of marriage nailed her sagging union firmly back together. The beloved and bubbly Thelma Wells shares what can drive our joy underground-and what we can do to help bring it back to the surface. And empty-nester Annette Friesen reveals how adopting a teenaged girl opened her eyes to God's lavish love.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Whether you're a parent, pastor, coach or employer, discipline is the key for correcting any negative behavior. On today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitchell Kruse explains the differences between discipline and punishment, and reveals the sure test for knowing if your discipline methods are effective.
Monday, November 17, 2008WBCL Hams It Up for the Holidays Host(s): Char Binkley

More than 35 million Americans, including 12 million children, live with hunger or on the brink of hunger. While the cost of food and healthcare are skyrocketing and high rates of unemployment continue, WBCL is teaming up with local community food banks to give hope to those who can't afford food on a daily basis, let alone for the upcoming holidays. Join Char on Monday's Mid-Morning to learn how you can join in the effort to fight hunger with our "Ham It Up for the Holidays" Outreach.
Friday, November 14, 2008Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Host(s): Char Binkley

The Christian faith is supposed to produce deep, positive change. So why doesn't it seem to work in "real life"? During Friday's encore Mid-Morning Peter Scazzero unveils what's wrong with our conventional means of "spiritual growth" and offers not only a model of spirituality that actually works, but seven steps to transformation that will help you experience a faith changed with authenticity, contemplation and a hunger for God. ("Emotionally Healthy Spirituality", Integrity, ISBN# 1591454522)
Thursday, November 13, 2008Depression Host(s): Lynne Ford

Winston Churchill, actress Ashley Judd, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, comedian Jim Carrey, and theologian Martin Luther all battled depression. What culprits cause depression? Does a person ever overcome it for good? How is it effectively treated? And where does faith fit in the treatment picture? Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Lyles answers these key questions, and yours, during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008Breathe Easy Host(s): Lynne Ford

We know breathing easy during the chaos of life doesn't always come easily. So, we've gathered a few people to tell us about products that can reduce your stress level a notch or two. Learn how: � switching out the contents of your purses can take no time at all with Switch it By Nan purses � transporting cupcakes is easy with a little help from Cupcake Couriers � purchasing a beautiful piece of Elyse Ryan Jewelry supports cancer research � subscribing to Craft Magazine can provide hours of creative fun for you and your family And be sure to register at wbcl.org, (click on Mid-Morning) to win a prize package that includes all of the products featured on today's "Breathe Easy."
Tuesday, November 11, 2008Sally Boose Host(s): Lynne Ford

With the economy looking rather bleak, you may be searching for some ways to earn a little extra money, especially with Christmas just around the corner. Selling your antiques or collectibles is a viable option. But before you put your item up for sale on eBay or at a local antique store, find out what it's worth. Get a free appraisal from antiques and collectibles expert Sally Boose on today's Mid-Morning.
Tags: eBay, antiques, appraisal, Sally, collectibles Categories: n/a
Monday, November 10, 2008Having a Mary Spirit Host(s): Lynne Ford

Over 500,000 women have kept "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" on the CBA bestseller lists since 2000. On today's encore Mid-Morning, Joanna Weaver discusses the life-changing follow-up, "Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7247-7). Don't miss this invitation to receive the ultimate makeover: your soul.
Tags: spirit, soul, women Categories: n/a
Friday, November 07, 2008Dawn Hall Host(s): Char Binkley

Dawn Hall knows how to make work in the kitchen seem like pure fun! Dawn returns to Mid-Morning for the third time this year to bring us Christmas gift ideas, decorating tips, and step-by-step Christmas menus from her "Busy People's Fun, Fast, Festive Christmas Cookbook" (Rutledge Hill Press, ISBN# 1-4016-0226-6). Don't miss this kick-off to the holiday season coming your way with Char and Dawn on Friday's Mid-Morning.
Thursday, November 06, 2008International Adoption Host(s): Char Binkley

In the last 15 years, intercountry adoptions have more than tripled with children being adopted into America from 50 countries. Thursday on Mid-Morning, Char is joined by author, Mardi Caldwell of the Lifetime Adoption Organization along with the Ruhls and Elers - two families who have adopted children from Columbia and Ethiopia. Tune in for great information and heartwarming stories.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008Saluting Our Troops Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

The Air Force promises "Service Before Self." The Marines, "Always Faithful." The Navy, "Honor, Courage, Commitment." And the Army, "This We'll Always Defend." On Wednesday, Mid-Morning once again honors service men and women for their selfless courage and service. Captain Chris Plekenpol, author of Faith in the Fog of War (Multnomah, ISBN# 1-59052-741-0), begins the hour with firsthand stories of courage and God's faithfulness in Iraq. Then Char and Lynne open the phones for you to salute your spouse, son, or daughter currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan and to share a Christmas greeting. Service persons honored will receive a special care package - just in time for Christmas!
Tuesday, November 04, 2008When Sinners Say 'I Do' Host(s): Lynne Ford

In "When Sinners Say 'I Do'" (Shepherd Press, ISBN # 0-9767582-6-6), Dave Harvey exposes the real root of most marriage problems - each spouse is still a sinner. And he also prescribes the cure as well: the gospel. Discover how the good news of forgiveness and grace provides clarity in conflict, hope in despair, and a joy-filled marriage.
Tags: marriage, relationships, sinners, sin, gospel, forgiveness Categories: n/a
Monday, November 03, 2008A New Earth, An Old Deception Host(s): Lynne Ford

New Age teacher Eckhart Tolle's teachings are, in Oprah Winfrey's words, "an awakening" that she wants to share with the world. And millions are responding. What are the key tenets of Tolle's "A New Earth", and are they compatible with Christianity? Award-winning journalist Richard Abanes methodically dissects Tolle's ideas and, using Scripture, reveals "A New Earth" to be an old deception.
Friday, October 31, 2008Dupont Resource Center Host(s): Char Binkley

It's predicted that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Chances are if you aren't one of those women, you know, or will know, someone who is. So what does one do when this life-altering diagnosis confronts them, forcing an onslaught of various emotions? Join a panel of professionals from Dupont Resource Center during Friday's Mid-Morning to learn about breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask your doctor.
Thursday, October 30, 2008Making A Difference Host(s): Char Binkley

The world is filled with so many needs and you may be thinking, "But I'm just one person - can I really make a difference?" Join Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to hear how four people are making a difference - each one in their own corner of the world. And they may inspire you to ask yourself "What can I do to bring some change to this world?" And, who knows, you may find an answer to your question!
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.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008When God Disappears Host(s): Lynne Ford

Where is God when we suffer? When hemophiliac Shane Stanford contracted HIV and hepatitis-C from a blood transfusion, he crashed into that question which has forever troubled mankind. In "When God Disappears" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4660-6), Stanford finds the answer in the words and actions of Christ, an answer from the King that's more than enough to rally a weary or doubting soul: God has not forgotten you!
Monday, October 27, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Fantasy fans clamoring for a satisfying, spellbinding story are finding Donita Paul's "DragonKeeper Chronicles" more than qualifies. The award-winning author makes her first Author! Author! visit to discuss "DragonLight" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7378-8), the breathtaking conclusion to her popular series. Lorie Looney Keene, author of the "Pull Up a Chair" Bible study (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-202-2), fiction writers Christopher and Allan Miller (Hunter Brown and the "Secret of the Shadow", Warner Press, ISBN # 1-59317-328-9), and cookbook author Diane Steury ("Made with Love", by Diane, Morris Press Cookbooks) round out the hour.
Friday, October 24, 2008Winning the Drug War At Home Host(s): Char Binkley

During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, Kathy Pride, author of "Wining the Drug War at Home" (Living Ink Books, ISBN# 0899570828) shares the story of her own son's struggles with addictive drugs. Pride knows the agony that parents go through when they learn their teen is that "one in ten teenagers" who is using marijuana. Learn how to let go of the hurt, confusion and loss of dreams and how to restore hope and broken relationships as Kathy joins you in the trenches of your own battle at home.
Tags: drugs, teens, kids, drug war, addictive drugs, parenting, Kathy Categories: n/a
Thursday, October 23, 2008Solid: An Indestructible Foundation for New Christians Host(s): Char Binkley

Would you call your faith indestructible? Following Jesus in this chaotic world calls for a life built on a solid foundation. During Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning John Myer, author of "Solid: An Indestructible Foundation for New Christians" (Gospel Outfitters, ISBN 0-97625284-2-8) presents a bedrock of truth upon which we can stand strong and flourish without the fear of becoming a faith "casualty."
Tags: faith, spiritual growth, John Myer, foundation, truth Categories: n/a
Wednesday, October 22, 2008Set My Heart on Fire Bible Study Host(s): Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett
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When you know Jesus, the Power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you. Nothing can limit, overcome or stop the Holy Spirit from doing God's work. Isn't that an exciting and amazing truth?! On this week's "Set My Heart on Fire" Mid-Morning Bible Study, Catherine Martin, author of "Set My Heart on Fire" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2056-8), Lynne Ford and Jamie Bennett explore the power of the Holy Spirit to daily revive our souls; to give us what we need for ministry and witnessing; to strengthen us in difficult circumstances; and to pray with and for us. Learn more about the "Set My Heart on Fire" Mid-Morning Bible Study series at wbcl.org.
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