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Thursday, December 18, 2014BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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What if you could wish for ONE THING this Christmas…and it would be yours? We know we can’t grant wishes…but we love a good hour of dreaming, so give us a call, or send us an email or Facebook message with your Christmas wish for 2014! And we’ll bring an armload of tweets, pins, and stories to share with you!
 
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014"Life Verse" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What if you find one verse that can cut through the fog of routine and low-level living to empower, reenergize, and reorient you to a new way of seeing and living? Word by word, line by line, one holy sentence can change your story, as you find your true identity in God's Word. Author and speaker David Edwards joins us to help you find your Life Verse (NavPress, ISBN# 978-1-61291-638-5) and understand the richness of its context and the fullness of its application for your life!
 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014Mitch Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Everybody desires hope…a confident assurance regarding the future. That hope comes exclusively from God. In the conclusion to Mitch Kruse’s 30 Sayings of the Wise series, he offers four ways to experience God’s hope on this side of heaven: don’t envy sinful people, seek wise counsel, fuel your soul with wisdom, and don’t worry about the wicked. He unpacks these principles and answers your questions in the second half of the show!
 
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Monday, December 15, 2014"Worthy of Her Trust" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Few challenges in life are as difficult as regaining a wife’s trust – and few are as ultimately worthwhile. But Jason Martinkus, who has walked this road, says trust can be rebuilt in your marriage! With patient, loving, self-sacrificing effort, it’s possible that one day your wife will risk her heart with you again. And she may have even more respect and love for you than before! Jason joins us for the hour to tell his own story of a restored marriage and to provide practical tools for you to do the same, so you too can be Worthy of Her Trust (Waterbrook, ISBN# 978-1-60142-536-2).
 
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Friday, December 12, 2014"The StickyFaith Guide for Your Family" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate from high school. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: Parents are one of the primary influences on building a lasting faith in their children. On Friday’s Mid-Morning, Dr. Kara Powell introduces The StickyFaith Guide for Your Family (Zondervan, ISBN#978-0-310-335897-0), a tool designed to set your family on a trajectory of lifelong faith. If you are eager for an authentic action plan you can use every day to point your kids toward long-term faith, don’t miss this important Mid-Morning!
 
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Thursday, December 11, 2014BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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What is the official start of the Christmas season for your family? Is it going out the day after Thanksgiving to choose and cut a tree? Is it that annual shopping trip with your sisters? The vacation day you take to bake for hours on end? Tell us what kicks off your Christmas – or what completes it. What do you have to experience to make Christmas complete? Tell us on Thursday’s BLT!
 
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Founded in Ohio over 100 years ago, Rookwood Pottery is world-renowned for impeccable design and craftsmanship. We’ll learn more about the inspiring designs of Rookwood Pottery as we open Wednesday’s Spots and Spotlights show. We’ll also talk with Kay Holseberg whose delicious recipes kick pecans up a notch – from sugar and spice to sneaky hot! Kay tells us how she went from making food gifts for friends to a whole business called Molly & Me! Mom blogger Alli March offers a welcome gift as you plan for the new year: free printable planner pages available through her site, the Scattered Squirrel. And we wrap up with Jerry Harris, founder of Color a Smile, the perfect outlet for all of your kids' coloring artwork!
 
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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You know that cutting calories can help our waistline…but did you know it can increase your brain health? Dr. Ann Kulze tells us how during her December visit with us! She also offers surprising ways to boost your metabolism and takes your questions via phone, email, and Facebook during the second half of the show!
 
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Monday, December 08, 2014Author Author Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We kick off our December Author Author show with Dr. Brian Simmons, editor for the brand new The Passion Translation version of the Bible. He shares with us about The Psalms (BroadStreet, ISBN# 978-1-4245-4936-8) and John (BroadStreet, ISBN# 978-1-4245-4958-0) and how reading this modern translation can help you see Scripture in a new light. Joel Clark’s young adult fiction Jack Staples and the Ring of Time (Cook, ISBN# 978-0-7814-1107-3), co-written with Mark Batterson offers an adventure and spiritual truths. Kristi Holl’s new book Finding God in Tough Times (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-73180-1) is a 90 day devotional for young girls facing real life. We’ll talk with Tracy L. Higley, whose novel The Queen’s Handmaid (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1-4016-8684-0) takes us back to 39 BC and Herod’s rise to reign in a world hoping for a Messiah. Brooke McGlothlin challenges you to fight for your son’s heart by learning how to ask God for what he needs most, in Praying for Boys (Bethany House, ISBN# 978-0-7642-1143-0). And we wrap up with the truth that praising God builds strong families. Becky Harling  offers her 30 Day Praise Challenge for Parents (Cook, ISBN# 978-1-4347-0578-5).
 
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Friday, December 05, 2014Holidays with the Step-Family Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The holidays can be anything but silent or calm for stepfamilies – even once the kids (his, hers, and ours) are grown and on their own. Multiple everything -- homes, parents, grandparents, and traditions -- can create tremendous tension and turmoil. Get real answers for handling the unique problems stepfamilies face during holidays from someone who’s walked in your shoes:Laura Petherbridge.
 
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Thursday, December 04, 2014BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Remember the days when people wrote real letters…with pens…on paper…and mailed them with a stamp? Remember the days when kids addressed more than just their teachers with a “Hello Mr. So and So”? Remember the days when families ate dinner together at the table – at an actual dinner time? Miss any of those things? Tell us what old time ritual you miss…and why you wish it would become part of everyday life again!
 
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Wednesday, December 03, 2014"When Holidays Hurt" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Divorce…financial stress…chronic illness…losing a loved one. Experiencing any of these situations during the year is difficult, but during the joyful, happy holiday season, this pain heightens even more. Bo Stern spent the past two Christmases struggling to find joy while watching her husband, Steve, struggle with terminal ALS. She returns to Mid-Morning to offer ways to redeem what can often be a painful season. Christ came to bring hope and healing to those who hurt, and Bo wants to extend that invitation to all of you who aren’t sure how to push forward When Holidays Hurt (ISBN# 978-0718016203).
 
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In our last visit with Kerri Zurbuch in 2014, we will check in one more time with Lara, our hero of “Make Your Own Good News.” She has been sharing her weight loss journey with us over the last few months, and we’ll talk with her again at the start of the show. Then Lynne and Kerri unpack some fitness related info – like using bananas as effective workout fuel, how to burn 30,000 more calories in 2015 than you did in 2014, and five simple things you can do to feel better almost instantly! Plus, Kerri takes your questions in the second half of the show!           
 
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Monday, December 01, 2014Pet Christmas Stories & Favorite Christmas Songs Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What's on your play list of favorite Christmas songs? And come December, cats and dogs and other family pets are eager -- perhaps, too eager, to get in on the festivities. We're all ears to hear your stories about these pu-rum-pu-pum-pum topics!
 
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Friday, November 28, 2014"Keep Your Love On" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Keeping your love on is a hard thing to do. Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is non-negotiable. Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it’s safe to love and be loved. Yet for many, relationships are anything but safe, loving, and intimate. On Friday’s encore Mid-MorningDanny Silk offers the higher, Jesus-focused standard defined by mature love…a love that stays “on” no matter what. He brings examples and stories that will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, protect your connections, and Keep Your Love On! (Red Arrow, ISBN# 978-0988499232).
 
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014BLT on Wednesday Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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We’ve reached the week of Thanksgiving…which is merely a day in which we say out loud the way we hope to live throughout the rest of the year. God is good, and our blessings are abundant, even in the hardest of seasons, and on our BLT-on-Wednesday show, we want to give you a chance to share aloud what you’re thankful for this year. Let’s encourage each other and remember the goodness of God!
 
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014PeggySue Wells Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Single parenting is challenging, difficult, and joyful. Wait...joyful? Really? PeggySue Wells and Michele Howe declare there is joy in single parenting, and they're just the single moms to steer you toward it! During their visit to Mid-Morning, you can get practical advice (like raising a son in a house full of females, discerning priorities and creating new memories) and encouraging tools for nurturing a joyful attitude in the midst of single-handedly corralling the chaos!
 
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Monday, November 24, 2014Jump-Start Your Heart This Christmas Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Christmas is more than shopping, baking, and parties, and we want to help you find tools to prepare your soul as much as your home! Lynne chats with the authors of some beloved Advent books, including Liz Curtis Higgs, and offers some soul-soothing music for the season. And because Lynne knows you do have some home decorating to accomplish, she shares some of her favorite holiday décor with you! Join us for a Christmas-filled hour for the heart...and the home.
 
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Friday, November 21, 2014Giving Peter Pan Christianity the Hook: Growing Up in Jesus, Part 1 Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What’s the relationship between spiritual maturity and a meltdown, blow-up, or other Old You behavior? In Friday’s encore Mid-MorningSusie Larson makes the connection! Your parents wanted you to grow from a little girl into a mature, wise woman – and so does your Heavenly Father. Don’t miss this important conversation designed to encourage and empower you to grow up in Jesus!  
 
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Thursday, November 20, 2014BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Collections can symbolize many things, from a love of something to a history passed down through generations. We’d love to hear something you collect and how your collection began! And because we like to dream big on BLT, we’d also love to hear what you would collect if you had the space or money to do so! Dreaming doesn’t cost a thing, so spend the hour sharing the story of your collection {or dream collection} with us!
 
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014"Second Forgetting" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Millions of Americans will spend much of their retirement either caring for a loved one who struggles with dementia or experiencing its effects on their lives firsthand.Dr. Benjamin Mast, author of Second Forgetting (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-51387-2), joins us for an hour to highlight the power of the gospel for those suffering from Alzheimer's. He answers common questions about the disease and its effect on personal identity and faith - and God's commitment to never forget His people.
 
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014Mitch Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The antithesis of a wise person is a fool…and none of us want that classification to describe our lives! Mitch Kruse continues his 30 Sayings of the Wise series with a peek into five concepts that prepare us for dealing with fools while helping us to avoid becoming one! He’ll unpack the concepts in the first part of the hour and then take your questions on just about anything throughout the second half of the show!
 
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Monday, November 17, 2014Author Author Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Joni Eareckson Tada understands a life of physical suffering, but she also understands the indescribable contentment found in the Father even when life hurts. In her new book, Beside Bethesda (NavPress, ISBN# 978-1-61291-712-2), she invites you to go on a journey to deep, soul healing. Michael Card introduces us to his newest study of the Gospels with John: The Gospel of Wisdom (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-4413-5). Nancy Rue’s novel, Sarah’s Choice (Thomas Nelson , ISBN# 978-1-4016-8924-7), co-written with Rebecca St. James, offers comfort, wisdom, and hope for every woman who has faced a painful decision. Michael K. Reynolds’ Songs of the Shenandoah (B&H, ISBN# 978-1-4336-7821-9) takes readers back to the days of the Civil War and the story of an Irish immigrant family. And we wrap up November’s Author Author with Heather Zempel’s book Amazed and Confused (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1-4016-7923-1)…a study on what to do when God’s actions collide with our expectations.
 
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Friday, November 14, 2014Clinton Faupel Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What do you do when your teen reveals that he or she isn’t sure about Christianity anymore? How should you respond in that moment and in the day-to-day life that follows? Clinton Faupel offers insights on how to hear your kids’ genuine thoughts, worries, and confusion, and offer truth without alienating them. We’ll also open the phone lines, email and Facebook to take your questions about guiding your teens in these very turbulent and challenging days.
 
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