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Tuesday, February 24, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Sharon Niedzinski knew absolutely nothing about raising sheep when she bought a small flock to graze in the pasture of her newly-purchased homestead. Sixteen years later she's a seasoned pro sharing what's she's learned about sheep-and herself-in "Heaven Has a Blue Carpet" (Nelson, ISBN# 0-8499-2004-2). February's "Author! Auhor!" also features novelist Nicole Young ("Kiss Me If You Dare", Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3159-5), children's author Roni Schotter ("The House of Joyful Living", Melanie Kroupa Books, ISBN # 978-0-374-33429-1), Jan Johnson ("Invitation to the Jesus Life", NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-146-2), and Nancy Guthrie ("Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross", Crossway, ISBN # 1-4335-0181-4).
Monday, February 23, 2009Eat, Shrink & Be Merry Host(s): Lynne Ford

The wildly funny Podleski sisters are serious about healthy food that tastes delectable. Weary of fad diets that had people shunning apples and fearing bread, Janet and Greta created a know-carb, know-fat cookbook. The authors of "Eat, Shrink and Be Merry" (Granet Publishing, Inc., ISBN #0-9680631-3-6) share favorite all-of-the-taste-but-not-on-your-waist recipes, cooking tips and nutrition know-how that will get you on the right track to a healthier lifestyle.
Friday, February 20, 2009Dupont Resource Center Host(s): Char Binkley

Did you know that coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States? Friday's expert panel from Dupont Resource center shares how you can achieve a healthy heart through lifestyle management and exercise. Learn how to prevent a heart attack, what warning signs to look for, and how to respond quickly and properly if warning signs occur.
Thursday, February 19, 2009How To Really Love Your Grandchild Host(s): Char Binkley

Though grandparents and their grandchildren have always had a special bond, today's chaotic and confused culture has pushed grandparents into a more prominent position in the lives of their grandchildren. While the challenges of this new and dark culture are disturbing, Dr. Ross Campbell, author of "How to Really Love Your Grandchild", believes that our doubts can be overcome with hope. He provides vitally important advice for grandparents who want to make a difference in the lives of their grandchildren.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

The first five years of a child's life are crucial for brain development. On Wednesday's Spots and Spotlights Diane Shopell explains how everyday moments - like making a pizza or taking a bath - can become brain-boosting experiences for little ones. Looking for a website that offers ideas and support for working at home? Jill Hart has one and takes us on a tour of its many resources. And meet Kent Couch, the lawn-chair balloonist, who flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles. With a line-up like this, it's got to be a Spots and Spotlights Mid-Morning!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Mitchell Kruse wraps up his "Twelve Words to the Wise" series taken from King Solomon's insights on effectively handling conflict. His ancient words are as potent and needed today as when he first spoke them!
Monday, February 16, 2009Strong Winds and Crashing Waves Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Terry Wardle is a wounded healer. Traumatic events from his childhood that had left a residue of fear, anxiety, and depression have been reprocessed and put in their place. On today's Mid-Morning, the author of "Strong Winds and Crashing Waves" (Leafwood Publishers, ISBN # ) weds his own personal story of emotional pain to current brain research, faith in Christ, and healing prayer to offer a wealth of insight and direction to anyone who's painful past is controlling their present.
Friday, February 13, 2009Advice for Starting a Home-Based Business Host(s): Char Binkley

In the current economic downturn, families are looking for ways to tighten their spending belts. Entrepreneur and home-based business expert Donna Partow begins the hour during Friday's encore Mid-Morning with cost cutting tips you can begin today. Then Glynnis Whitwer, author of "Work @ Home" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-04408), joins Donna with practical advice for earning money from home.
Thursday, February 12, 2009The Two Degree Difference Host(s): Lynne Ford

The road to success always begins with one small step. Just ask the marathon runner or the woman who quit smoking. On today's encore conversation with Dr. John Trent, discover the power of "The 2 Degree Difference" (B & H Publishing, ISBN # 0-8054-3064-6), small changes that can get your life moving in the right direction.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Radical Recovery Host(s): Lynne Ford

Suzy Brown was so devastated by an unwanted, midlife divorce, that just climbing out of bed took courage and strength. Today she's a survivor on a mission to help others transform the despair of a divorce into an unexpected good. If divorce has left you feeling unloved, unwanted and undone, embrace a "Radical Recovery" - Rising Above Divorce In Confidence and Love - from someone who's been where you are, and can confidently point you to a better future.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009You Can Quote Me Host(s): Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

Quotes cheer us up and cheer us on. And everybody has a favorite or two, including Lynne Ford and Jamie Bennett. They'll tell you theirs and open the phone lines for listeners to do the same. If you've got a favorite quote source - book or website - mention it too. And two of our callers and e-mailers will win a beautiful, vinyl-lettered inspirational quote, courtesy of His Hands Laser. Check out the home d�cor accessory at www.hishandslaser.com.
Monday, February 09, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Want the skinny on the newest sweetener to hit supermarket shelves? On today's Mid-Morning, Dr. Ann Kulze evaluates the latest sugar substitute: Truvia. The nutrition and wellness expert unpacks the cancer-protective properties of the four vegetables you're least likely to eat (and provides ways to prepare them that might tempt you to give them a try); and suggests a downsizing tip that's painless, yet can help you lose weight.
Friday, February 06, 2009How Women Help Men Find God Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you have a man in your life you desperately want to find God? Whether he's your husband, brother, friend, uncle, co-worker, or neighbor, there's hope. David Murrow, author of "How Women Help Men Find God" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-7852-2632-1) joins Char during Friday's encore Mid-Morning to unveil the real reasons men resist Christianity. Learn how women can draw all the men in their lives to Christ - without guilt, manipulation, or pushy evangelism. Murrow offers hope for the woman who prays for a man but sees no change; the woman whose son has abandoned faith; and the woman who searches for a Christian mate but finds none.
Thursday, February 05, 2009How to Make Life Work Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you struggle with a lack of purpose and balance in your life? Are you challenged by difficult relationships and circumstances? God designed us according to His master plan and has wired us with His gift of choice. Bestselling author Michelle McKinney Hammond believes you've been given the power to make your life what you want it to be. During Thursday's encore Mid-Morning McKinney share's "How to Make Life Work" (FaithWords, ISBN# 9-780446-580625) by revealing the blueprint for a fulfilling, victorious life and equipping us to establish balance in our many relationships - at home, at work, and in the world.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009ADD/ADHD Host(s): Lynne Ford

We may all occasionally have difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behavior. But for some children and adults, the problem is so pervasive and persistent that it interferes with their daily lives at home, at school, at work, and in social settings. On today's Mid-Morning, Dr. Gregory Sowles differentiates between ADHD and ADD, plus what sets them apart from normal focus and control blips; explores their causes; and explains why effective treatment doesn't always require medication.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009Get Fit, Get Healthy Host(s): Lynne Ford

The statement "Move it or lose it" isn't just a clever motivational cheer; it's the truth. Personal fitness trainer and wellness consultant Kerri Zurbuch discusses why activity tells the body to "keep living" and provides the how-tos and the encouragement needed to get fit and healthy in 2009.
Monday, February 02, 2009Ask "The Relationship Doctor" Host(s): Lynne Ford

Does jealousy prevent you from developing close friendships? Does your mom still know how to push your buttons, even though you're a mom with kids of your own? And why can't you tell your neighbor to have his dog do his "business" someplace other than your yard? Whatever your relationship issue, Dr. David Hawkins has practical, effective advice delivered with humor and compassion. It's an hour of open phone lines with The Relationship Doctor, on today's Mid-Morning.
Friday, January 30, 2009Gut Check Host(s): Lynne Ford

Everything you swallow begins a 30-foot-long journey through your digestive tract. It's a finely tuned system that's easily nudged out-of-whack. Dr. Patricia Raymond explains the causes and treatments of common problems like acid reflux; how antibiotics, ibuprofen and antacids negatively affect gut health; and offers tips for keeping your digestive tract healthy and working efficiently.
Thursday, January 29, 2009Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley
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In "The North Face of God" (Tyndale, ISBN# 0-8423-7103-6) Ken Gire addresses those times of adversity when God seems to have abandoned us. Char Binkley and Gloria Gaither apply Gire's insights to their own times of hardship during today's encore Mid-Morning and take on the role of "hopeful climbing partner" for anyone currently climbing the terrain of God's seeming indifference.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009Ending Modern-Day Slavery Host(s): Lynne Ford

There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history. From slave quarries in India to child markets in Haiti, human beings are bought, sold, used and discarded. David Batstone, author of "Not for Sale" (HarperSanFrancisco, ISBN # 978-0-06-120671-9), reveals the scope of the horror, and then challenges Christians everywhere to join a new generation of abolitionists to end global slavery.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

The Yada Yada Prayer Group author is back with a brand new series! On today's "Author! Author!" Neta Jackson tells all about "Where Do I Go?" (Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-523-7), Book One in the just-released Yada Yada House of Hope series. Allison Pittman shares how her dog taught her to sit, stay, and come when God calls, in Saturdays with Stella (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-60142-139-5). Kimberly Conway Ireton invites you to experience God by following the church calendar, in "The Circle of Seasons" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3625-3). Dr. Stephen Simpson shares "What Women Wish You Knew About Dating" (Baker Books, ISBN # 0-8010-6840-9). And Kelly Monroe Kullberg discusses a very different daily devotional, one that's sure to renew your sense of wonder and refresh your education: "A Faith and Culture Devotional" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28356-0).
Monday, January 26, 2009Adult Children of Divorce Host(s): Lynne Ford

Divorce, says child of divorce Kristine Steakley, has affected her relationships, fears, and faith. But it hasn't had the final say. Telling her own story, author of "Child of Divorce, Child of God" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3471-6), chronicles the emotional and spiritual challenges facing adult children of divorce, and explains how God can repair and re-parent to bring healing and restoration.
Friday, January 23, 2009Heaven Without Her Host(s): Char Binkley

Could there possibly be a God? Might heaven really exist? These questions slammed full-force into Kitty Foth-Regner when her mother developed a fatal illness. Suddenly living the feminist dream as a successful freelance copywriter, with a nice house, beautiful garden, the perfect live-in boyfriend, and tons of friends was reduced to dust as she faced the death of her mother. Bound by a whispered promise to her mother, Kitty embarked on a frantic quest to see if the Christian faith might by any chance be true. Join Char and Kitty during Friday's encore Mid-Morning to hear how a desperate daughter's search for the heart of her mother's faith brought her truth as told in Kitty's memoir, "Heaven Without Her" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-7852-2744-1).
Thursday, January 22, 2009Parenting Your Complex Child Host(s): Char Binkley

Beside the usual parenting challenges, parents of disabled children face added obstacles that can tax the resolve and resources of even the strongest families. During Thursday's encore Mid-Morning, Peggy Lou Morgan, author of "Parenting Your Complex Child" (AMACOM, ISBN# 0814473164), and mother of a multiply disabled son, offers her expertise for obtaining dramatically better care for children with one or more serious disabilities.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009Home Sweet Homework Host(s): Lynne Ford

"I don't have any homework." "I studied but still failed the test." "I can never learn it-Never!" How often do you hear things like this from your child? Probably way too often. Fortunately, there's "Home Sweet Homework" (Adams Media, ISBN# 1-59869-231-0). Author and education professional Sharon Marshall Lockett offers tips for getting involved with your children's homework that will help them receive better grades, have a better attitude, and become more competent in their studies.
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