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Monday, March 05, 2012Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We begin our hour with Robert Morgan’s final book in the Then Sings My Soul (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-8499-4713-1) trilogy, which includes over 50 stories of hymns from church history. Novelist Denise Hildreth Jones’ book The First Gardener (Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1-4143-3558-2) is a tale of loss, love, and living, and a reminder that all of life is a gift. Angela Thomas’ gift books Prayers for My Baby Girl (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0736939379) and Prayers for My Baby Boy (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0736945660) present prayers as letters to God and celebrate a mom’s delight in everyday moments with their new babies. Sharon Jaynes, co-author of Trusting God (Multnomah, ISBN# 978-1-60142-393-1) explains you don’t have to understand God to trust Him…and further explains how to actually do that! And Allia Zobel Nolan’s Hugs & Kisses, God (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-72263-2) helps kids appreciate their many blessings in a fun-filled, vibrantly illustrated lift-the-flap book!
 
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Friday, March 02, 2012Need 2 Know Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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It’s a new month…and we have a whole list of things you need to know! Who says pony tails have to be boring? Mollie Ruiz-Hopper fromThe Finest Accessories has the stylish answer – and these are not your mama’s hair scrunchies! Jillian Avey fromPropet Shoes has the answer for comfy and PORTABLE walking shoes, and for those of you bitten by the decorating bug, don’t miss Sam Lueder from Mythic Paint…all the beauty without all the paint fumes! We have a whole list of other things you’ll want to know…and of course…giveaways! Don’t miss this fun hour!
 
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Thursday, March 01, 2012Kim Tabor and Misty Javorka Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Kim Tabor spent many years bound by fear, built, and low self-worth. Then, in His gentle grace, God began a journey of healing in her heart and now this conference speaker and singer is passionate for other women to know the same joy and freedom. She returns to Mid-Morning, along with her friend Misty Javorka, where they will share the powerful work God did in each of their hearts and how they now live Finally Free.
 
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012Dr. Bill Maier Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you’ve heard the new Culture Connection feature on WBCL, then you’ve heard the voice of clinical psychologist Dr. Bill Maier. Today he joins us for the entire Mid-Morning hour to help parents equip kids in facing the plethora of challenges that surround our culture. If you lack parenting confidence in what may feel like turbulent times, then tune in to hear Dr. Bill Maier’s conversation with Lynne and be ready to call, email or Facebook your own questions!
 
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012Life Lessons Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you deeply desire to draw close to the Lord, but you feel like life has thrown you off the “perfect” course to the Throne Room? Today’s Mid-Morning is for you. Valorie Burton, author of Where Will You Go from Here? (Waterbrook Press, ISBN # 978-0-307-72976-7) teaches that even though life doesn’t go according to plan, you can still possess the attitude and skills to persevere and emerge stronger than ever. Gene Edwards, author of Living Close To God When You’re Not Good at It (Waterbrook Press, ISBN# 978-0-307-73019-0) knows the struggle of consistent time with the Lord, staying on focusing during prayer, and why fellowship can be hard. He found a way to walk with the Lord without feeling like a failure. And Linda Evans Shepherd, author of When You Can’t Find God (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-1978-4) explains how to find God even in the toughest circumstances.
 
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Monday, February 27, 2012"365 Manners Kids Should Know" Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Have you ever cringed at some of the manners today’s kids display? Or perhaps lack of manners is a better description. Life Coach Sheryl Eberly believes manners shouldn’t go by the wayside and gives clever advice for situations in which consideration matters – though it’s often forgotten. Her book, 365 Manners Kids Should Know (Three Rivers Press, ISBN# 978-0-307-8825-9) offers one-manner-a-day organization for parents, grandparents, and teachers for all sorts of situations from texting, to online bullies to attending weddings. Sheryl joins us to share her wisdom and answer your questions!
 
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Friday, February 24, 2012Kitchen Caboodle Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Do church or office potluck lunches leave you wondering what to take that will stand out from all the other choices? Phyllis Pellman Good has an entire book of tasty recipes for just such an occasion, and she joins us to talk about Fix It and Enjoy It: Potluck Heaven (Good Books, ISBN # 978-1-56148-732-5). Mark Kelly from Lodge Cast Iron explains the benefits of cooking with cast iron – including the new pre-seasoned pans. If you carry your lunch to work each day, you might need to know about Crock Pot’s new Lunch Crock, which keeps your food warm right at your desk! Aileen Fanjul will explain this great new gadget! Lynne and Bekah have suggestions for dressing up store bought food, and if you’re looking for a fabulous idea for dinner, don’t miss Caroline Begin’s fondue recipes! The creator of BestFondue.com will join us with her best tips and fondue advice! A full hour of fun, food, and giveaways!
 
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Thursday, February 23, 2012Brain Health with Dr. Larry McCleary Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Through leading-edge scientific studies, we have learned that more can be done to keep your brain healthy than any other part of the body. Can a serious concussion in childhood cause problems for you as an adult? Which vitamins and supplements do repair and nourish the brain? Dr. Larry McCleary, a leading expert in the field of brain health and author of Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly (Greenleaf Book Group Press, ISBN # 1-60832-101-8) answers these questions and yours on today’s Mid-Morning.
 
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012"12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Committing to a relationship is a risk. And in today’s pressure-filled culture, nothing is enough to guarantee a loving, stable marriage. But authors Clayton and Charie King believe if you ask the right questions before you tie the knot, you can increase your chances of a successful relationship. The authors of 12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry (Harvest House, ISBN # 978-0-7369-3777-1) point to the Bible’s perspective of hearts that serve and guide you through 12 crucial questions to consider before saying I Do.
 
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Where do 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. He taught that we find satisfaction through surrender to Christ who brings us into the Kingdom of Heaven: His will for our lives. Mitch Kruse joins us for part two of his series on the Sermon on the Mount and teaches us to say to the God of the Universe, “I can’t. You can.”
 
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Monday, February 20, 2012Elder Law Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We work our entire lives to establish as much financial stability as possible, but by the time we’ve reached our elderly years, we may not realize our finances and assets are potentially unprotected and in jeopardy. Stephen Adair has more than 40 years’ experience in estate planning, taxation and probate law, and elder law issues. He has devoted his practice to advising people regarding the management, preservation and protection of their assets and he joins us on Mid-Morning to share his wisdom. Whether you’re approaching retirement and beyond yourself, or you have parents who may not have financial details worked out, tune in to hear how to establish and accomplish suitable goals and prepare for the possibilities of the future. We’ll open the phone lines, Facebook and email to take your questions as well!
 
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Friday, February 17, 2012Life as a Pastor's Wife Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The first ladies of today’s churches are women just like the rest of us. They struggle with the same worries, insecurities and decisions as the rest of us, but they do it all from the fishbowl of a parsonage. With entire congregations scrutinizing their words and actions, they are often left feeling lonely and falling dreadfully short of expectations. Counselor Amy Luedtke returns to Mid-Morning, along with Lori Wilhite and Brandi Wilson, whose ministry Leading and Loving It ministers to pastors’ wives. Whether you are a pastor’s wife or you are friends with yours…join us for some eye-opening insights!
 
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Thursday, February 16, 2012"10 Things Jesus Never Said" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What do you think Jesus would say to you if you were face to Face with Him right now? Do you imagine words of disappointment or condemnation? Have you just not measured up to all He would demand? Pastor Will Davis Jr. unmasks commonly believed myths about our relationship with God and shows us how to replace them with the truth of how Jesus really feels about us. His book, 10 Things Jesus Never Said (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-2001-8)  urges you to stop believing the lies the Enemy places in your mind and start believing the things Jesus really did say!
 
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012"Flirting with the Forbidden" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In this world, temptation lurks around every corner. Every day we are in danger of falling victim to its enticements. But just because we must live with temptation doesn’t mean we have to let it master us. Critically acclaimed author Steven James joins us with his combination of Scripture and reflections on temptation, discernment and grace, based on his book Flirting with the Forbidden (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-3428-2). Join us for the hour to hear Steven’s ideas for developing a deeper, more intimate walk with Christ in a temptation-laden world.
 
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Splenda has added some good-for-you ingredients to its sweetener: antioxidants, fiber and B vitamins. Are the health benefits of these new Splenda options worth the extra money you’ll pay? Nutrition expert Dr. Ann Kulze has the science-based answer during her February visit. She’ll also discuss why pairing foods containing the enzyme myrosinase with veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage enhances their cancer-fighting power. Got a nutrition question? Call, e-mail or Facebook us beginning at 10:30.
 
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Monday, February 13, 2012Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Six talented authors join us for February’s Author! Author! If you’d like to hear the voice of God more readily as you read the Bible, tune in to hear Earl Lavender discuss his meditative commentary on Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, & Philemon (Leafwood, ISBN# 978-0-89112-561-7). Novelist MaryLu Tyndall’s newest book in the Surrender to Destiny series, Surrender the Dawn (Barbour, ISBN# 978-1-60260-167-3) takes you into the War of 1812 and the lives of the Channing family. Award- winning writer Walter Wangerin Jr. walked the road of cancer in 2005 and during the journey wrote a series of letters to his friends and family, which he later turned into the book Letters from the Land of Cancer (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-29281-4). If you like suspense thrillers, don’t miss Steven James' latest Patrick Bowers’ novel, The Queen (Revell, ISBN # 978-0-8007-3303-2). Lisa Wingate’s Blue Moon Bay (Bethany House, ISBN# 978-0-7642-0822-5) takes readers on a trip to Moses Lake, Texas and a host of unexpected journeys. And we wrap up the hour with Michele Wood’s children’s book that blends poetry, art and music: I See the Rhythm of Gospel, (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-71819-2).
 
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Friday, February 10, 2012"When Love Ends" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, stinging the hearts of those who won’t be receiving flowers…but instead dealing with another day of deep heartache after the loss of a relationship. Jackie Johnson, author of When Love Ends and the Ice Cream Carton is Empty (Moody Press, ISBN# 978-0-8024-8352-2) and our relationship doctor, David Hawkins, team up to give great hope to hurting hearts. The loss of love can ache…deeply…but it doesn’t have to destroy you for good. They offer steps to guide you from the darkness of pain into the light of brighter and better days ahead.
 
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Wednesday, February 08, 2012Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Etsy Shop owner Jackie Meyer kicks off February’s Spots and Spotlights show with a gift idea you’ll love: unique personalized wooden photo blocks! Michelle Jolley from the online shop “The Letter Café” talks to us about her vinyl décor, which is both practical and pretty. Nicole Lewis creates eye catching design in unexpected places. Using vintage wallpapers, she dresses up switch plates, tissue box covers and lampshades in creative ways. If you spend much time on Pinterest, you have probably seen Emily Stone’s distinctive wall art, and you’ll never guess what she uses to make it! And we wrap up the hour with Sally Bindley, founder and CEO of School on Wheels, an after-school tutoring program for kindergarteners through 12th graders who live in shelters and transitional housing centers.
 
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Tuesday, February 07, 2012Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Wellness is a physical state and an ongoing way of life. You may like the idea of that statement but are wondering how to make it work with your life. Personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch and a host of professionals share wellness events, opportunities and information that can translate into better health for you!
 
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Monday, February 06, 2012Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Ever wish you could have free, one-on-one time with a trained counselor to get help with a problem? Well, your wish has been granted on today’s Mid-Morning! It’s an open phone lines’, ask anything hour with trusted counselor Dr. David Hawkins. From overcoming your fear of speaking up in any given situation, including work and your small group; to relating to your mom who still makes you feel like a little girl, Dr. Hawkins helps you understand what’s behind the problem and offers helpful, how-to action steps. Phone lines, e-mail and Facebook are available the entire hour for you to ask your question.
 
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Friday, February 03, 2012"From Santa to Sexting" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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It is a touchy world for middle-schoolers today. It wasn’t so long ago that the big thing for kids in this age group was whether or not Santa was real. Now, on the threshold of adolescence, these kids are thrust into a very adult world with a profound loss of innocence.  Education columnist, writer, and mom Kristen Blair along with psychologist and author Brenda Hunter want to arm parents with practical information and resources they need to keep their kids safe and strong in the tumultuous middle-school years. They join us for the hour Friday to equip parents with everything they need to know From Santa to Sexting (Leafwood, ISBN# 978-0-89112-130-5).
 
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Thursday, February 02, 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. He joins us on Mid-Morning to explain the true healing that comes from journeying in a personal relationship with Christ.
 
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Wednesday, February 01, 2012Pet Health Care Host(s): Lynne FOrd
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Veterinarian Dr. Brandon Stapleton returns to Mid-Morning with more important news you need to know in caring for your pets! People aren’t the only ones to fight an obesity epidemic; today’s pets are increasingly overweight and the health problems that result are surprising! Dr. Stapleton will also explain Canine Cognitive Degeneration and give helpful winter care tips for dogs! We’ll open the phone lines, email, and Facebook to take your questions. Join us to learn more about being great pet owners!
 
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012Kitchen Caboodle Host(s): Lynne Ford, Bekah Freelan
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Lynne and Bekah head back to the kitchen to cook up a recipe from the new book The Hour That Matters Most (Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1-4143-3744-9) written by Les and Leslie Parrott, Stephanie Allen, and Tina Kuna. Stephanie will join us on the air to encourage families to establish great memories around the dinner table! Andrea from The Ticket Kitchen believes life’s best moments are the simplest – and she and her sister-in-law AmberLee have created fine chocolate blocks you can stir into steaming milk for perfect hot chocolate on a chilly night. We’ll also open the phone lines to hear about the kitchen gadgets you love most.
 
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Monday, January 30, 2012Eye Health Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Are your arms getting a workout these days as you try to adjust papers farther away just to be able to read them? If so, you could be suffering from presbyopia, or “elderly eye” – which is diagnosed four million times each year. This condition of the eye, which causes your eye to lose focus, is one of many eye health concerns most Americans don’t even know about. Wheaton Eye Clinic specialist Dr. Ruth Williams joins us to talk about many eye wellness issues, including her specialty: glaucoma. Bring your questions to Mid-Morning and hear some helpful eye health information!
 
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