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Tuesday, January 17, 2012Dr. Mitch Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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I can’t get no satisfaction, bemoaned Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. Ever feel that way? Where can you go to satisfy your desires? Jesus gave the secret to satisfaction in the greatest speech ever given when he addressed an estimated 20,000 followers along the mountainside outside Capernaum. On today’s Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitch Kruse unpacks the way to find true satisfaction. 
 
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Monday, January 16, 2012"Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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There are dozens of discoveries promising the “right” way to nurture your kids’ developing brain and behavior. How can you make heads or tails of these claims? Dr. David Walsh, author of Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids (Free Press, ISBN# 978-1-4391-2117-7) is an expert at translating the headline-making, cutting-edge findings into practical suggestions for parenting. In his visit to Mid-Morning, he equips parents with usable information about exercise, nutrition, play, sleep, stress, self-discipline, emotional intelligence, and connection. He also addresses topics like schooling choices, dealing with family stress, and managing media use – all to help your children reach their full potential in every way. Learn how to parent with the brain in mind!
 
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Friday, January 13, 2012Problem Solving Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Pictures, pictures everywhere! Though the digital age has helped cut down on picture clutter…what do you do with all the old pictures? Creative Memories Consultant and Director Dee Dee Neumeyer has the answer! And what is the best way to settle into the age of digital scrapbooking? We have recommendations for you. If one of your new year’s resolutions was to do better with housecleaning, we have some practical tips to accomplish the task. If you’re longing for a simpler life, educator Beth Dargis has suggestions for a few tweaks, some new attitudes…and a much simpler life. 
 
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Thursday, January 12, 2012Wisdom 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 today’s Mid-Morning. 
 
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Lisa Harper is a well-known author and speaker, but she’s also adopting a baby, and both baby and birth mother need immediate prayer. Lisa opens Spots & Spotlights with her “Marie Mondays” project. David Smith, area supervisor of the Perspectives series explains the passion behind the classes and shares how you can take part. Adam Burke, founder of the Veteran’s Farm, tells the story of these unique horticulture therapy farms for disabled vets. 5th generation employee of Kaspar Wire Works, Jason Kaspar, joins us to talk about his family’s unique business in wire creations. And Dave Walters, creator of Book2MyKids.com offers an imaginative way for parents to write books to their own children.
 
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Does sprinkling Sensa on your food really trick your brain into thinking you’re full? Is a ribose smoothie the answer to fatigue, even for people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? Trusted nutrition expert Dr. Ann Kulze answers the questions, weighs in on testing kids for high cholesterol by age 11, and answers your nutrition questions. And be sure to register online during the hour for a chance to win Dr. Ann’s new cookbook!
 
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Monday, January 09, 2012Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In our first Author! Author! of 2012, Beth Webb Hart shares about her novel Sunrise on the Battery (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1-59554-200-7), which brings together life in the south and powerful lessons of faith. Popular author Nancy Rue collaborated with her husband Jim to create an essential guide for dads of tween daughters in What Happened to My Little Girl? (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-28472-7). Keri Wyatt Kent brings a fresh look at specific words in the Bible in her study Deeper into the Word: New Testament (Bethany House, ISBN # 978-0-7642-0842-3). Lorilee Craker shares practical, simple, and smart money saving ideas she learned from the Amish, written in Money Secrets of the Amish (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1595553416). We wrap up the hour with two fiction writers. Erin Healy, author of The Baker’s Wife (Thomas Nelson, ISBN # 978-1-59554-752-1) who brings a story of scandal, mystery, and suspense, and Jane Kirkpatrick, author of Barcelona Calling (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-29364-4) who writes a compelling story of dreams of fame…and love.
 
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Friday, January 06, 2012"Co-Parenting Works! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What if your child’s ‘life-after-divorce’ could be better than you hoped for? As the post-divorce dust settles, your child’s chances of leading a healthy, successful life are directly linked to how you and your former spouse relate. Author, counselor and Co-parent Tammy Daughtry discovered real-world strategies that work! She joins us on Mid-Morning to talk about her book, Co-Parenting Works! (Zondervan, ISBN#) and to help you understand concepts like integrating stepparents, teaming with your former spouse, and understanding how today’s decisions affect your child’s future. We’ll open the phones, email, and Facebook for your questions!
 
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Thursday, January 05, 2012Healthy Aging Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The physical effects of aging are unavoidable. As we age we lose muscle strength and function. Joints become stiff. Our organs, including our brains, don’t function as efficiently. These changes can lead to discouragement and despair. Is there any good news about aging? You bet there is! Dr. Marv Eastlund and wellness consultant and personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch share a multitude of things you can do to keep your body, mind and attitude as healthy and vibrant as possible as you grow older.
 
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012Loneliness Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The Lord Himself said that it is not good to be alone. Yet loneliness permeates our marriages, corrodes our families, and sucks life out of our children. Even communities of church, work, and friendships are saturated with lonely members. Counselors Cathy Jantzen and Amy Aldrich have seen the devastation of loneliness and have a passion to offer hope to the lonely and hurting. They return to Mid-Morning to share practical ways to overcome loneliness and the reality of Heavenly presence in the midst of earthly solitude.
 
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Tuesday, January 03, 2012"One Thousand Gifts" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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How do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does a life of gratitude look like when your days are gritty, long, and sometimes dark? What is God providing here and now?” These are the questions Ann Voskamp asked when a friend challenged her to find One Thousand Gifts in God’s everyday blessings. Her book by the same title (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-32191-0) is a New York Times best seller, and she joins us for our first live show of 2012 to share what she learned as God molded her heart to His. Lynne and Bekah are taking a One Thousand Gifts challenge in the new year and will spend the rest of the hour sharing the plan and inviting you to join in!
 
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Monday, January 02, 2012"Walking Into Walls" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you’ve been living in defeat or been immobilized by mistakes (yours or anyone else’s), we have good news for you! You don’t have to live that way any longer! No matter how broken or hurt you feel, healing, hope and joy can be yours. On today’s encore Mid-Morning, best-selling author Stephen Arterburn illustrates how walls of pain created by your past don’t have to be obstacles to your forever. He explains how to recognize the walls for what they are and how to find the door through them that allows you to move on. He shares insights from his book, Walking Into Walls (Worthy, ISBN # 978-1936034-505).
 
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Friday, December 30, 2011Spiritual Formation for the Soul Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Our spiritual journeys may vary in details, but we share the same Father who walks beside us, and the same set of outside distractions that threaten to pull us away from His side. Throughout history, wise men and women of the faith have discovered some secrets to walking intentionally in step with Jesus and quieting their hearts before Him. Richard Foster, author of Sanctuary of the Soul, (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-3555-3), Bruce Demarest, author of Seasons of the Soul, (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-35353-5), and Glenn Myers, author of Seeking Spiritual Intimacy, (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-3551-5) join us for an encore Mid-Morning of understanding ways to draw closer to the Savior.
 
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Thursday, December 29, 2011"When A Woman Inspires Her Husband" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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God created your husband with a unique set of qualities and talents. And God brought you alongside him to love and support him in a way no one else can. Cindi McMenamin, author of When a Woman Inspires Her Husband (Harvest House, ISBN#978-0-7369-2948-6) encourages women to be motivators, inspirations, and admirers of the gifts God has given them in their husbands. Tune in for today’s encore Mid-Morning as she shares insights on how to understand your husband’s world, appreciate who he is, ease his burdens, and encourage him to dream!
 
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011What Parents of Adult Children Don't Know Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Parenting is the job that never ends – even after your children are grown. Whether your kids have just left home, keep coming back, or have been gone for years, motherhood expert Catherine Hickem can help you thrive in what could be one of parenting’s most challenging seasons. On this encore Mid-Morning, the founder of Intentional Moms will join us to address the most common myths, challenges and fears of this rarely discussed topic and turn them into hope, purpose and opportunity. She’ll answer your questions and help you learn how to leave a legacy of love to your adult children.
 
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011"That's My Teenage Son" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The teen years are a vital stage for boys as they develop into young men. But those years can also make moms feel like they have lost influence in their sons’ lives. While friends and the media pull from one direction, you’re trying to pull from the other. How can you be sure you’re doing everything you can to help your teenage son grow into a responsible and mature adult during a very vulnerable time? On Tuesday’s encore Mid-Morning, Rick Johnson, author of That’s My Teenage Son (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-3384-1) teaches moms to use their considerable influence to help their teenage boys become good men. Join us as Rick shares his ideas on physical, emotional and spiritual development of boys.
 
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Monday, December 26, 2011"Finding God's Will" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Pastor Gregg Matte writes, “God’s will is not the needle in the haystack discovered only by ‘Navy SEALs for Jesus’; it is actually the hay in the haystack to be found by every believer.” So if you’ve been wondering how to find and live in the will of God, don’t miss today’s encore Mid-Morning! Gregg’s extensive, intimate examination of God’s encounter with Moses in the burning bush will invite you to shift your understanding of God’s will from an event to be experienced to a process to live. The author of Finding God’s Will: Seek Him, Know Him, Take the Next Step (Regal, ISBN# 978-0830756582) explains that God’s will is what happens when we seek Him.
 
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Friday, December 23, 2011Bible Resources Host(s): Lynne Ford
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A new year is just days away…and with that comes the opportunity for a fresh spiritual start. Perhaps the time has come to get a new study Bible or even a new translation to read each day. Maybe you’re looking for a new devotional to guide your heart each day. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites, as well as some highly recommended Bibles and devotionals you might want to try! We'll highlight a new translation: The Common English Bible (B&B, ISBN# 978-1-60926-015-6) and Scotty Smith, author of Everyday Prayers (Baker, ISBN#978-0-8010-1404-8) join us to discuss their books. And of course…we have giveaways!
 
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Thursday, December 22, 2011Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford
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On December’s Spots and Spotlights, Jill Kelly highlights the new Recordable Storybooks from Dayspring…a great way to preserve your voice reading a story to a special child in your life! Matt Bevin from the Bevin Bell Company in Connecticut brings the story of 200 years of American-made bells which can now be custom imprinted just for you! Laura Beth Love found a creative use for broken china and now manufactures darling pieces of jewelry in her “Dishfunctional Designs” Etsy shop. And Marta Gabre-Tsadick of Project Mercy shares about the organization’s work to promote education, health care, and self-sufficiency in Ethiopia.
 
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011Full Living Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Have you started thinking about new year’s resolutions yet? Kathi Lipp’s book The Me Project (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0-7369-2966-0) provides fun, creative, and doable daily steps for you to actually live out the dreams God has planted in your heart – and perhaps 2012 is the year for you to do just that! Debbie Alsdorf’s 30 day challenge The Faith Dare (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-3367-4) encourages women to develop a new habit of focusing on God’s ways and daily presence. If you’re tired of a mediocre routine and faith journey, tune in to hear these two women offer their encouragement for a new you in a new year!
 
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011Mitch Kruse and Zach Bertsch Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The Christmas story is one of redemption – God sending His Son to buy you and me back from death, paying for our sins. On today’s Mid-MorningZach Bertsch joins Mitch Kruse and Lynne Ford to share his story of battling stage-4 cancer in the hopeful light of Christmas and the shadow of the cross. “I believe God brings good out of a bad situation,” says Zach. The good for Zach, his wife and toddler son is raising money for an orphanage in Haiti – more than $220,000 to date. What does God want to say to you through Zach? Listen and find out.
 
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Monday, December 19, 2011Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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To kick off December’s Author! Author! show, Dandi Daley Mackall returns to Mid-Morning to talk about some of her newest children’s books. New York Times bestselling author of Braveheart, Randall Wallace, discusses his new novella, The Touch (Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1-4143-4366-2). Sara Horn’s year-long domestic experiment yielded surprising results that she chronicled in My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0736939416). Fiction writer Kim Cash Tate, author of Cherished (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1-59554-855-9) brings a message of worth, freedom, and unconditional love. Chris Fabry joins us to talk about his twist on a classic: A Marriage Carol (RiverNorth, ISBN# 978-0802402646), which he co-authored with Gary Chapman. And we round out the hour with Phil Smouse’s cleverly written and illustrated My BIG Book of Bible Stories, (Barbour, ISBN# 978-1-61626-237-2) geared for preschoolers. A full hour – of great reading!
 
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Friday, December 16, 2011Kitchen Caboodle Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Still have some holiday cooking to do? In the December Kitchen Caboodle show, Lynne and Bekah chat about Christmas brunch recipes and table setting ideas – just in time for you to add a twist to your own Christmas meal! Gloria Gaither returns to Mid-Morning to talk about the brand new book Homecoming Christmas (Worthy, ISBN #978-1-936034-51-2), which includes stories, memories, recipes, songs, photos and traditions of the Homecoming family. Our own Amy Miller shares her amazing seasoned salt recipe and we’ll talk about other must-have kitchen gifts to give. And we round out the hour with Chris Freytag and her 6 quart popcorn popper...and some twists on ways to serve popcorn!
 
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Thursday, December 15, 2011Need to Know Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Still have some last minute shopping to do? We have some fun and unique ideas you may not know about! Brad Blankinship and Ryan Ratner from Raskullz share their ultra-cute helmets for kids. If you’re tired of your belt pushing out from under your winter sweaters, Elise Wilkins of isABelt Ltd. has the answer for you! Her invisible belts do the job without being seen! Kathy Dahl Crifasi created an infinitely cool hands- free bag that hooks to your belt loops – called the Hipzbag, and she joins us to talk about its versatility! And Etsy shop owner Raquel Vanderzee brings the story of her unique “Pixxxie Pie and Posie” perfumed oils, bath salts and body butters to Mid-Morning! Don’t miss a fun hour – with giveaways!
 
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011"The Relief of Imperfection" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Joan Webb could have easily begun her book The Relief of Imperfection (Regal, ISBN# 0-8307-4481-7) with the confession, "My name is Joan Webb, and I'm a recovering perfectionist." On today's encore Mid-Morning, originally aired on March 4, 2008, Webb explores the reasons why we strive for perfection, and provides real-life stories, combined with God's Word, to help us step into the relief and rest of imperfection.

 
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