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Thursday, June 14, 2012"Become a Better Dad Today!" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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It’s never too late to become a great dad! Father of four, Gregory Slayton says, “Not only does the future of civilization depend on how we do our job…but also our children’s future, our family’s future, and our own future depend on it as well.” The author of Be a Better Dad Today! (Regal, ISBN# 978-0-8307-6207-1) approaches the topic of fatherhood with humor, empathy, common sense, tough talk, and personal experience. His user-friendly, simple but effective tools can help you fulfill your God-given responsibilities, and he joins us on Mid-Morning to encourage you in your parenting decisions!
 
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012Dr. Gary Small Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Dr. Gary Small is one of America’s leading neuroscientists and experts on brain function and behavior. The author of iBrain (Collins, ISBN# 0061340332) joins us on Mid-Morning to explain how technology has altered the way young minds develop, function, and interpret information and how you must adapt to these changes to keep isolation and addictions from taking over. Dr. Small is also the author of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program (Workman, ISBN# 978-0761165262) and explains how to take control of your life and mental well-being to add years of brain health and mental clarity to your life!
 
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Beneforte isn’t a music tempo but a more healthful version of broccoli. Dr. Ann Kulze explains how scientists have made it even better for you than its broccoli brother. The nutrition expert also “veg-ucates” you about produce powerhouses that deserve a spot in your crisper and, as always, answers your nutrition questions.
 
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Monday, June 11, 2012Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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June’s Author! Author! begins with J. Brent Bill’s book (co-written with Beth Booram) Awaken Your Senses (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-88308-3560-7), a guide to using all five senses to experience God’s goodness! Peter Schriemer’s Wilderness Discoveries (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-72142-0) and Ocean Adventures (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-72141-3) teaches kids about the creatures of these habitats! Cara Putman’s novel A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island (Barbour, ISBN# 978-1-61626-535-9) brings a combination of romance and adventure. Rick Osborne’s children’s book Perfect Pet for Peyton (Northfield, ISBN# 978-0-8024-0358-2), co-written with Gary Chapman teaches kids to learn their love language. Mackenzie Howard and Michelle Burke from Thomas Nelson talk about the Jane Austen Devotional (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1-4003-1953-4) and the Charles Dickens Devotional (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1-4003-1951-1). And Janet Holm McHenry’s Prayer Walk (Waterbrook, ISBN# 978-1-57856-376-0) encourages a deeper prayer life!
 
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Friday, June 08, 2012Gaming Addiction Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Video gaming is a popular pastime…but when does popular pastime morph into dangerous addiction. Counselor Dr. Gregory Sowles has worked with teens and adults alike who have struggled with gaming addictions. He joins Lynne for an important discussion on how gamers become obsessively absorbed into the fantasy land of games to the point of completely ignoring reality, isolating themselves from friends, and disregarding schoolwork and even their jobs. We’ll open the phone lines, Facebook, and email to take your questions as well.
 
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Thursday, June 07, 2012"Working Successfully with Screwed up People" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Let’s face it. Some people just don’t’ listen, don’t care, and aren’t willing to compromise. And you probably work with some of them. The incomprehensible supervisor. The person in the next office who chats more than works. The customer, who, by the way, is NOT always right. The good news is…it doesn’t take two people to change a workplace relationship. It just takes YOU! Elizabeth Brown, author of Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People (Revell, ISBN 978-0-8007-2011-7) joins us for the hour to help you understand how to get along with those who get under your skin and succeed at work in spite of them!
 
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Wednesday, June 06, 2012Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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On a jam-packed June Spots and Spotlights, we’ll chat with Stephani Richardson, manager of the Appalachian Quilt Trail, a unique display of quilt squares on buildings along the Appalachian Trail. Actor Bruce Marchiano talks about his portrayal of Jesus in the new DVD Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (PureFlix). Jewelry designer Kelly Spallinger introduces us to her creative line of jewelry and clothing, and Marie Veronique, creator of Marie Veronique Organics explains the concept behind her all-natural skin care line. We’ll round out the hour with Dan Phillips from Phoenix Commotion…a building initiative that constructs homes with recycled and salvaged materials.
 
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Tuesday, June 05, 2012Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Are you taking on the Fort for Fitness 10K or half-marathon this fall? Kerri Zurbuch lays out a training schedule that will have you completing the 6 or 13.1 mile courses, no sweat – at least metaphorically speaking. The personal fitness trainer and wellness consultant also digs into new studies that reveal ways to make exercise more enjoyable, and answers your exercise and fitness questions.
 
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Monday, June 04, 2012Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford
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For those going through a divorce, the stress can be overwhelming. Rearranging finances, dividing a household, and the loss of love and dreams become all-consuming. But for those who also have children, there are even more concerns. How do you handle their anger, questions, and confusion? How do you create a sense of normalcy when you can’t even find it for yourself? How do you protect their hearts from your turmoil? How do you create a new sense of family from the one that has broken? Dr. David Hawkins addresses these tough questions and we’ll open the phone lines, email and Facebook to take your questions!
 
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Friday, June 01, 2012"What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Are you tired of trying to win approval and escape rejection? Do you wonder why it’s SO important to you to be liked? Why rejection feels so traumatic? Edward Welch, author of What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care? (New Growth Press, ISBN# 978-1935273868) brings insightful, biblical answers to these questions. In this encore Mid-Morning, he will show you how to gain freedom from the opinions of others and cultivate genuine, loving relationships. If you feel enslaved to approval from others, don’t miss this important conversation!
 
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Thursday, May 31, 2012"40 Ways to Get Closer to God" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Growing faith demands action. Author Jerry MacGregor joins us to give believers ideas for how to adjust their hearts toward the Father. In his book 40 Ways to Get Closer to God (Bethany House, ISBN# 978-0764209185) he presents unique challenges and exercises of service, prayer, Scripture memory, fasting, gratitude, evangelism and more. Tune in to hear Jerry’s conversation with Lynne and be challenged in your own way to grow your faith and draw closer to the Lord!
 
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012"Loving Well...(Even if You Haven't Been)" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Distance. Resentment. Avoidance. You want to love your family, neighbors, and co-workers. But all too often, something goes wrong, and you find yourself tearing down the relationships you want to build. On Wednesday’s Mid-Morning, William P. Smith explains that destructive relationship patterns no longer need to control you. Experiencing God’s love will change you, so you can trade your bad relationship habits for real love. Learn the art of Loving Well…(Even if You Haven’t Been), (New Growth Press, ISBN# 978-1-936768-29-5).
 
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012Cheer God! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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It’s been one year since Lynne Ford became Mid-Morning’s sole host! On her one-year anniversary, she shares lessons learned and thanks God for answers to prayer. What about you? What is God teaching you? What do you want to thank Him for? Call during the hour and do what Psalm 33 instructs followers of Christ to do: cheer God!
 
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Friday, May 25, 2012Kitchen Caboodle Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Chocoholics unite! We’re devoting our entire show to the goodness of chocolate! The author, blogger and cake pop diva known as Bakerella opens our show with some of her best cake pop goodness. Angela Dippel, owner of Fort Wayne Chocolate Fountain and Marilyn Freelan, maker of delicious homemade chocolates share the secrets behind their chocolate art! And Kyle Nagurny from the Hershey Chocolate Lab in Hershey, Pennsylvania, tells us all about the fun things to try in the ultimate land of chocolate! Don’t miss this chocolate-covered hour with Lynne and Bekah!
 
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Thursday, May 24, 2012"The 5 Love Languages of Children" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The bestselling book The Five Love Languages has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building lasting love. But a new generation has a love language begging to be understood: your children. Learn how to speak their love language and make them feel loved in a way they understand. Dr. Gary Chapman joins us on Mid-Morning to teach us more about the 5 Love Languages of Children (Northfield, ISBN# 978-0-8024-0347-6) and how they build a foundation of unconditional love for your kids.
 
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012"How to be a Best Friend Forever" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Technology allows us to extend our circle of friends miles, states, and even countries wide, but our relationships are increasingly paper-thin. There is nothing like the sustaining strength and life-enriching power of forever friends, and we need them now more than ever. On today’s encore Mid-Morning, best-selling author Dr. John Townsend discusses his book How to Be a Best Friend Forever (Worthy, ISBN# 978-1-936034-43-7), a guide to shattering relationship barriers. He offers vital skills necessary for building rewarding relationships. Having a best friend forever is not only one of life’s greatest joys – it’s also an attainable reality!
 
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012"Loving Well...(Even if You Haven't Been)" Host(s): Lynne Ford

Distance. Resentment. Avoidance. You want to love your family, neighbors, and co-workers. But all too often, something goes wrong, and you find yourself tearing down the relationships you want to build. On Wednesday’s Mid-Morning, William P. Smith explains that destructive relationship patterns no longer need to control you. Experiencing God’s love will change you, so you can trade your bad relationship habits for real love. Learn the art of Loving Well…(Even if You Haven’t Been), (New Growth Press, ISBN# 978-1-936768-29-5).
 
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012"What's Next?" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The aging paradigm has shifted: “cresting the hill” no longer means being “over the hill.” Dr. Norman Wright shows baby boomers – and anyone wanting to make the second half of life the best half – how to embrace change and navigate transition with passion and purpose. He and Lynne will discuss living with change and loss, discerning the difference between aging and getting old, facing eternity, and other answers to the question, What’s Next? (Bethany House, ISBN# 978-0-7642-0963-5).
 
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Monday, May 21, 2012"On the Threshold of Hope" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Men and women who have been traumatized by sexual abuse need hope for the future and deep healing in their hearts. Psychologist Dr. Diane Langberg has worked with abuse survivors for over 35 years and knows the road is long, but recovery is possible. She joins us for Mid-Morning with insights for the hurting to let them know they’re not alone. Christ the Redeemer can heal the deepest wounds. Through stories, Scripture and encouragement, she walks with the hurting On the Threshold of Hope (Tyndale ISBN# 978-0842343626).
 
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Friday, May 18, 2012Sex Addiction Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Sex addictions affect more than nine million people, and the after-effects wreck marriages, destroy careers, and ruin self-worth. With today’s effortless availability to internet porn and chat rooms, the number of sex addicts is expected to climb at an alarming rate. Counselor and author Mark Laaser knows the addiction well. For 25 years he served as a pastor and counselor while secretly living with sexual addiction. Now, 25 years into recovery, he speaks to addicts and has developed programs to help them gain a fresh start in healing. On today’s encore Mid-Morning he explains the true healing that comes from journeying into a personal relationship with Christ.
 
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Thursday, May 17, 2012"People of the Bible Uncensored" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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For thousands of years, the stories have been passed down from generation to generation. They’ve shaped how God’s chosen people understand their relationship with Him. In People of the Bible: Uncensored (Regal, ISBN# 978-0-8307-5727-5), Dr. David Stoop explains the uncut, unvarnished truth about the biblical men and women you thought you knew so well, and the God who worked in and through them to bless the whole world. He spends the hour with Lynne to talk about the ordinary people who had the courage to trust God and accomplished extraordinary things as a result.
 
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012Movin' On Up! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, moving is an enormous undertaking. How do you know what you should look for in a new home? What really are your non-negotiables? Realtor Dave Gall joins us with practical suggestions in buying and selling homes. What is the most effective way to clean out while packing? And what in the world are the best packing methods? Lynne and Bekah have some tips that might make the process a little easier. And even if you are the best planner in the world, moving is an emotional thing. How do you find a new normal in a new environment? Susan Miller, president and founder of Just Moved Ministry brings insights into what to expect about this major life change – for every member of the family!
 
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012Dr. Mitch Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Dr. Mitch Kruse says that inside-out righteousness flows from the heart…a heart that is fully surrendered to Christ. During his conversation with Lynne, he unpacks the portion of the Sermon on the Mount that covers divorce and falsehood. He talks about the Old Testament commands, New Testament laws, and the legalism and Spirit of the Law that surrounds both topics. Hear his thoughts on being divorce and falsehood free by being committed and truthful as believers fully surrendered to Christ.
 
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Monday, May 14, 2012Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Eric Helus kicks off May’s Author! Author! show by introducing us to the new Message Study Bible (NavPress, ISBN# 978-1-61747-179-7). Amanda Lamb and her six year old daughter found faith and love through their shared prayers and reflections, which she transformed into the book I Love You to God and Back (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1400203918). Novelist DiAnn Mills joins us to talk about her latest work, a crime novel: The Chase (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-33317-3). William Tyndale was the gifted man who worked in secret to translate the Bible into English, and David Teems joins us to talk about the biography Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1-5955-5221-1). Novelist Julie Cantrell writes about Depression-era Mississippi in her novel Into the Free (Cook, ISBN# 978-0-7814-0424-2). And children’s author Kathryn Dixon talks about her Fruit of the Spirit-based books, The Spirit in Baseball (ISBN 978-1-4507-7625-7) and The Spirit in Football (ISBN# 978-0-615-38669-0).
 
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Friday, May 11, 2012Mother's Day - Open Phones Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Do you have a favorite memory of your mom? How about a piece of advice she gave that has stayed with you? Did you learn a huge life lesson from her example? With Mother’s Day just two days away, we’re opening the phone lines to let you honor your mom on the air. Give us a call and share one of your answers with us! We’d love to hear about your mom…so grab a cup of coffee and spend this mom-honoring hour with us. Every caller will be eligible for a drawing to win a bouquet of flowers in honor of his or her mother!
 
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