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Thursday, December 12, 2013BLT! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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We won’t mention how many (how few?) days are left until Christmas, but probably by now, most of you have decorated your houses and at least started your Christmas cards! If you don’t mind letting us take a bit of a peek into your Christmas world, we’d love to hear your favorite decoration…and what you loved about your Christmas card photo this year! We’ll share our favorites too – and of course, offer you some funny tweets, some of our favorite Pinterest finds and probably a story or two!
 
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Joshua Jank is 19 years old and fighting a life-threatening illness. He’s passionate about conveying God’s love to those around him through his Red Diamond Days campaign. Joshua and his mother Brenda open our December Spots and Spotlights show to share their story. Wendy Strong Lupas shares the mission behind her accessory line, Gracewear Jewelry. Todd Shaffer, director of The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah, tells us about this brand new film and how it can be part of your Christmas season. Funny and talented blogger KariAnne Wood brings simple and beautiful Christmas decorating ideas, and Lorelei VerLee, director of Creative Women of the World explains how you can purchase unique crafts made by women in Haiti, Kenya, Uganda and other countries.
 
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Olive oil is good for you but don’t stir-fry with it. Flaxseed oil is loaded with omega-3s but don’t bake with it. Get the lowdown on the best (and worst) oil to use for every cooking method from nutrition expert Dr. Ann Kulze. The author of Dr. Ann’s Weigh Less for Life also explains why mushrooms are a secret weapon when it comes to losing weight, and answers your nutrition questions via phone, Facebook, and e-mail. ** Special note: We experienced difficulties with our phone lines in the first 20 minutes of the show, and Dr. Ann was eventually unable to hear us well enough to continue the interview. This archive contains the first few minutes of her show and what she shared, and the rest of it is an impromptu BLT with Bekah and Lynne bantering together. We apologize for the change in schedule and Dr. Ann will return to be with us in January! **
 
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Monday, December 09, 2013Kitchen Caboodle Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Tired of baking already…and the Christmas season has just begun? Cristina Suarez Krumsick brings innovative bake-free ideas from her cookbook, No Bake Makery (Grand Central Life & Style, ISBN# 978-1455525133). And Diane Phillips, the “Diva of Do Ahead” brings simplicity and tips your way from her book, Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do Ahead (Harvard Common Press, ISBN# 978-1-55832-321-9). For those of you REALLY planning ahead, Bekah offers new year party ideas, and Lynne suggests fun ideas for crafting around the table and homemade gifts!
 
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Friday, December 06, 2013BLT on Friday! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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We know…we know…you’re so confused! Is BLT on Thursday anymore…ever? It is, it is! But we’ve had to be a little flexible with the schedule this holiday season…as I’m sure you understand. In fact, life seems require extra flexibility at this time of year! This week we’ll chat about holiday manners and etiquette – when so many seem to be in such a hurry that nothing matters except plowing through the day to get everything done. What have you done to stop, regroup, and not only show kindness and good manners to others in the midst of the craziness…but perhaps inspire them to remember to do the same?
 
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Thursday, December 05, 2013"Moms Raising Sons to Be Men" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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  If you have a son, it’s because God has uniquely chosen you to love him, encourage him, mold his character, and prepare him for godly manhood. And the key to a great mother-son relationship isn’t figuring out the right parenting techniques, but letting God work through your life to influence your son. In today’s encore conversation with Rhonda Stoppe, you’ll learn practical ways you can get to know your son’s heart better, enjoy meaningful conversation, parent and discipline without regret, and realize that no one can influence your son quite like you. Tune in for today’s encore Mid-Morning, inspiring Moms Raising Sons to Be Men (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0-7369-4977-4).
 
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Wednesday, December 04, 2013A Pinteresting Christmas Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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We wish you a Pinteresty Christmas…and here’s the great news!! Pinterest doesn’t have to be the resource that makes you feel like you’re not doing ENOUGH this Christmas. It can be the resource that helps you complete the menu, find a fun new family tradition, create a decoration you didn’t even know you could make, and solve the never ending question: What do I get my co-workers for Christmas? Lynne and Bekah have scoured the Pinterest world to find some ideas to make your Christmas a little extra special this year!
 
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Tuesday, December 03, 2013Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Experiencing a racing mind? Daytime sleepiness? Lower back pain? There’s an exercise that can help relieve or alleviate these common ailments. Fitness instructor Kerri Zurbuch explains the what and why, unveils December’s “Healthy Habit,” shares a delicious and nutritious recipe, and her “Fitness Find” before answering your fitness and exercise questions!
 
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Monday, December 02, 2013Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Siblings are our first friends. Our first playmates. Our first combatants. While sibling battles don’t necessarily look the same in adulthood as they do in middle school, they still exist. Before taking your relationship questions. Dr. David Hawkins offers timely advice for adult sibling harmony. The Relationship Doctor reveals 10 lies that lead to divorce, and explains why crying can be good for you. Then it’s your turn. What’s creating a problem in any of your relationships, including the one you have with…you? Ask away beginning at 10:30.
 
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Friday, November 29, 2013Oreos and Banana Peels Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you were offered the choice of an Oreo or a banana peel, which would you pick? No contest, right? The delectable Oreo wins every time! Dr. Jennifer Degler likens praise to Oreos and rejection to banana peels, believing BOTH can be a blessing if…Learn what follows the if during Friday’s encore Mid-Morning!
 
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013BLT on Wednesday! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Since we will spend Thursday this week celebrating Thanksgiving with our families, we are moving BLT up to Wednesday! What comes right after Thanksgiving? SHOPPING! We want to know how you feel about the new trend to shop during the day on Thanksgiving – we know it’s a hot topic this year! We also want to know if you plan to brave the crowds at all this year during Black Friday, and if so…what deal is just SO GOOD that you can’t pass it up? Talk shopping with us during our Thanksgiving week BLT on Wednesday show!
 
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013Single Parenting at the Holidays Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Single parents have unique holidays’ challenges: Planning a workable schedule of sharing kids with their former spouses…restructuring gift-giving to fit a reduced budget…coping with inevitable alone time. Single mom of sevenPeggySue Wells shares ways to address these prickly and sometimes downright painful circumstances, and joins with Laura Petherbridge to answer your “Single Parenting at the Holidays” questions.
 
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Monday, November 25, 2013Fall Book Giveaway Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Since Thanksgiving isn’t here yet…we can still classify this as a fall book giveaway! We know how much you love books, and we would love nothing more than to share with you out of our abundance! Fiction, parenting, marriage, Christian living, kids, tweens and more…we’ve got a little something for everyone! Giveaways will happen all hour by phone AND email, so we would love for you to spend that hour with us and win some great books!
 
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Friday, November 22, 2013Poiema People Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Three years ago, 13 year old Taylor Storch’s life was tragically cut short by a skiing accident. Her parents made the decision to donate her organs and were able to meet four of the five people who received a new chance at life because of Taylor’s Gift (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-2188-6). And Shannon Huffman Polson shares her own story of grief. After her parents were killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska, she embarked on a quest for healing by retracing their steps along an Arctic River. She shares the way her faith deepened North of Hope (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-32876-6). Two stories of pain – two stories of God’s redemptive healing on Friday’s Mid-Morning.
 
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Thursday, November 21, 2013BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Bekah has said it before…she’ll cry over just about anything. And maybe you’re a frequent crier as well…but when did you last cry tears of JOY?? We want to hear what made you so happy that you just couldn’t contain the tears! And what part of your home bucks all the trends and Pinteresty prompts…and is just BEAUTIFUL to you despite the fact that you threw rules and traiditon to the wind? Call, email, or Facebook to tell us ALL THESE THINGS!
 
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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WBCL’s Bead for Life party is coming up soon, and we’ll open our  November Spots and Spotlights talking with Heather Ditillo from Bead for Life, who will explain how you can help the women of Uganda by purchasing their products! Gina Harris from Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep photography shares about this compassionate organization that provides photos for families who lose a baby. Bryan Ballinger, author of the children’s book Animal Gas tells about this creative tale for kids, and Erin Ussery, the creative force behind Whimsy Canvas Art tells the story of how her art became her livelihood! We wrap up with Wendy Kirby of the Albany Carousel Project…making a small town a headline!
 
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013Mitch Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Mitch and Lynne continue their discussion of theology by discussing the theology of salvation…that full surrender to Christ when the unbeliever becomes a believer by saying, “I can’t. You can.” During Tuesday’s Mid-Morning, Mitch walks us through the salvation process from confession to repentance to forgiveness….reconciliation and more. We’ll open phone lines, email and Facebook for the second half of the show for you to ask Mitch your questions – about anything at all!
 
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Monday, November 18, 2013Author Author Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Fiction lovers, listen up! Our November Author Author show includes interviews with Amish fiction writer Amanda Flower, whose book, A Plain Death, (B&H, ISBN# 978-1-4336-7697-0) is set in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country…Billy Coffey, about his novel When Mockingbirds Sing (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1-4016-8821-9), and Karen Kingsbury, whose latest novel, Fifteen Minutes, (Howard, ISBN# 978-1-4516-4705-1) just released. We’ll also chat with Emily Neuburger, a blogger and creative mom whose book Show Me a Story (Storey, ISBN# 978-1-60342-988-7) offers suggestions to spark your children’s storytelling skills. Lindsay Olesberg’s comprehensive guide, The Bible Study Handbook (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-1049-9) will help you learn how to study the Bible. And Robert Gelinas’s book The Mercy Prayer, (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1-4002-0445-8) shows readers the prayer Jesus longs to answer.
 
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Friday, November 15, 2013BLT - on Friday! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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We’ve postponed BLT to Friday this week – so let’s get this weekend started with some game talk! What was your favorite board game to play when you were a kid? And were you a graceful loser or a sore loser? (Don’t ask Bekah. Or better yet – just don’t play against her.) And now that you’re an adult – what board games do you love to play? And what games of your kids’ will you absolutely chuck out the window if you have to play it one more time? We’ll talk games during our special BLT on Friday!
 
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Thursday, November 14, 2013Michael Card Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The Gospel of Mark is a book of action and passion. Events happen one after another, with a vivid sense of immediacy and urgency. Jesus’ emotions come through strongly – from anger to deep compassion. Michael Card’s lively tour of Mark: the Gospel of Passion (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-3813-4) shows glimpses into the life and ministry of Jesus. HE also encourages Christians to meet our Savior at a cross – that we might understand the enormity of A Violent Grace (IVP, ISBN# 978-0830837724). Don’t miss our encore conversation with this compelling and insightful author!
 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013Breaking Generational Patterns Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The Scriptures describe the sins of the fathers being passed down from generation to generation. But the great news is...it doesn't have to be that way. Dr. David Stoop spends the hour with Lynne unpacking practical ideas to break destructive family patterns. It will take commitment, dedication and a transformation of the mind, but a new, healthy, God-led path is possible! We'll open the phones, email and Facebook to take your questions on creating a new cycle of health for your family!
 
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Ahhhh…diet soda. So many of us love it…but is it time to rethink the drink? Dr. Ann Kulze and Lynne discuss some startling medical studies on diet drinks. And could a good night’s sleep actually help kids eat less? If you eat organic foods, don’t miss their conversation about a natural ingredient found in many organic foods…that might be causing more harm than good. They’ll unpack these topics – and more – and take your nutrition questions via phone, email, and Facebook!
 
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Monday, November 11, 2013Kitchen Caboodle Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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If you love to cook with ingredients you can pronounce and eat comfort foods with a bit of twist, be sure to catch Lynne’s interview with Deb Perelman, who kicks off our November Kitchen Caboodle show with ideas from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (Knopf, ISBN# 978-0-307-59565-2). And if you just love the idea of cooking with those you love, stay tuned when later in the hour, Lynne talks with mother/daughter duo Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph, authors of We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook  (Zondervan, ISBN # 978-0-310-33083-7). In between, we’ll talk about Christmas decorating parties, how long to store food, and much, much more! It’s a November Kitchen Caboodle on Mid-Morning!
 
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Friday, November 08, 2013Wisdom and Courage Host(s): Lynne Ford
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World leaders, astronauts and military generals need wisdom and courage…and so do you! Of all the positive traits and attributes, why are wisdom and courage the two Jan Silvious believes aid us the most in both our relationships and life choices? The popular life coach and counselor explains on Friday’s encore Mid-Morning.
 
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Thursday, November 07, 2013BLT! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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No Shave November…Movember…whatever you want to call it…the hair-growing month has returned, leaving some wives ecstatic that their husbands are once again sporting that handsome beard. Other wives…well…they start counting down to December and the return to the smooth face. Do you like facial hair on your man? (Or men in general?) Even if it reaches Duck Dynasty proportions? We’ll chat about beards, mustaches, and more on Thursday’s BLT – right after tweets, stories and…perhaps…some outtakes?
 
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