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Tuesday, July 16, 2013"Epic Fail" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Why would our loving God choose to forever record the stories of men and women whose lives collapsed in sin and shame? Perhaps the Lord recognized that their stories could powerfully inform and shape us. Even failures of biblical proportion can provide wisdom for those of us walking the journey many years later. Gordon Dabbs, author of Epic Fail (Leafwood, ISBN# 978-0891122326), joins Lynne to explain that though we are human and destined to fail, with God's help and an openness to learn, we can resolve to fail forward - and be reminded that "because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail" (Lamentations 3:22).
 
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Monday, July 15, 2013Author Author Host(s): Lynne Ford
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No better way to start a Monday than a chat with five authors in one hour! On our July Author Author show, Lynne talks with Gary Schmidt, author of Okay For Now (Clarion, ISBN# 978-0-547-15260-8), a coming of age story of loss, recovery, and survival in the realm of fourteen-year-olds. Rick Hamlin offers 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without (Guideposts, ISBN # 978-0-8249-3218-3) – a reminder that our voices are unique to and desired by God, and He longs for conversation with us. Todd Hafer’s beautiful gift book, Forever Love (Summerside, ISBN# 978-1-60936-199-0) chronicles 50 secrets from 50 couples married 50 years…and are still in love. Beloved author Liz Curtis Higgs’ book The Girl’s Still Got It (WaterBrook, ISBN# 978-1-57856-448-4) peeks into the biblical account of Ruth and her rags-to-riches redemption story. And we wrap up with The Easy Burden of Pleasing God (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-4303-9), Patty Kirk’s offering of good news for those who pursue perfection in vain and ache with the defeat that follows.
 
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Friday, July 12, 2013Brain Health Host(s): Lynne Ford
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How does a sociopath's brain differ from yours? Could slamming your head into the sidewalk when you fell off your bike as a kid be the reason behind your hair-trigger temper? With its 100 billion neurons - the same number of stars in our galaxy - the human brain does more than regulate body function. No one understands this better than Dr. Earl Henslin. The author of This Is Your Brain on Joy (Nelson, ISBN# 90785228738) explains the connection between brain trauma and behavior, explores how your body's health affects your brain's health - and vice versa - and answers your brain questions!
 
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Thursday, July 11, 2013BLT! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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What’s that movie you would watch every single week if you had time? Or the book you read every year…just because? Tell us your favorites! And we spend some time talking friendships…including the five kinds of friends everyone should have. The comic relief…the challenger…the loyalist…the life coach…and the risk taker? Who are those people in your life? And who are YOU in the lives of your friends? Give us a call, send us an email or a Facebook message to give your input!
 
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013"10 Lifesaving Principles for Women in Difficult Marriages" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you're a Christian woman in a difficult marriage, you've probably followed all the standard advice. You've loved him, submitted, prayed, and waited. And when nothing changed, you probably wondered...Where is God? Why doesn't He answer my prayers? Your heart breaks for yourself, your husband, and your kids while feelings of insecurity, hopelessness and perhaps even shame settle over you. The rest of the world seems to be paired off into happy couples and you wonder what happened to your happily-ever-after. Karla Downing has lived that life and brings to us 10 Lifesaving Principles for Women in Difficult Marriages (Beacon Hill, ISBN# 978-0-8341-2050-1). Don't miss her biblical insights and truths gleaned from her own journey.  
 
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Tuesday, July 09, 2013Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The retirement years may be just around the corner…or most of a lifetime away yet, but we all have the same goal for them…to live many long, happy, healthy years, enjoying whatever life offers: rest, travel, grandchildren, and much joy. Dr. Ann Kulze says we can do just that by following four important lifestyle factors, and she’ll unpack them on her July visit to Mid-Morning. She and Lynne will also discuss clues that might let you know you can live to be 100! And to help you along the way, don’t miss their important “fat trap” clues – little things you might do every day and not realize you’re actually not doing yourself any favors! We’ll open the phones, Facebook and email to take your nutrition questions for Dr. Ann Kulze!
 
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Monday, July 08, 2013Open Phones Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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No better way to spend a Monday than hanging out with YOU! At least that’s what we think! We’re opening the phones today to chat with you about your favorite expressions…and where you acquired them! How about the craziest thing you ever did as a kid? Or a law you really would love to enact? We’ll spend the whole hour with you, our friends, and we want to hear your thoughts!
 
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Friday, July 05, 2013BLT (On Friday) Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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It’s Friday, so that means today, BLT stands for “Bekah, Lynne, TODAY!” We had the chance to spend yesterday at home…and that makes us think about some of our favorite spots in our home…those little places we adore curling up so much…we might even be persuaded to honor the spot with its own name. Because, you know, we do love to name things. Do you love it as much as we do? Call and tell us your favorite place in your home – and the things you love to name. Your car? The stray cat that shows up now and then? What do you name? And why did you pick the names you did? Tell us…and don’t miss the first SUMMER SHOUT OUT of July!
 
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Thursday, July 04, 2013"Your Beautiful Purpose" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We so want each day to matter – to serve God in big and small ways. But how…especially when everyday responsibilities, work, fears, and other obstacles get in the way? Like a trusted friend, Susie Larson shares practical, scriptural ways to overcome whatever keeps you from fully living in God’s will. In today’s encore Mid-Morning, Susie spends the hour with Lynne, offering wisdom on how to discern the best use of your time and gifts, confidently pursue God’s unique desires for you, stretch your faith and deepen your impact as you learn Your Beautiful Purpose (Bethany House, ISBN# 978-0-7642-1066-2).
 
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013"Moms Raising Sons to Be Men" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you have a son, it’s because God has uniquely chosen you to love him, encourage him, mold his character, and prepare him for godly manhood. And the key to a great mother-son relationship isn’t figuring out the right parenting techniques, but letting God work through your life to influence your son. Rhonda Stoppe spends the hour with us explaining practical ways you can get to know your son’s heart better, enjoy meaningful conversation, parent and discipline without regret, and realize that no one can influence your son quite like you. Tune in to be inspired by Moms Raising Sons to Be Men (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0-7369-4977-4).
 
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Tuesday, July 02, 2013People to People Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Rod Dreher was a Philadelphia journalist when his younger sister, who still lived in their home town {population 1700}, was diagnosed with cancer. Moved by the way his once-home community rallied around her and struck by the grace and courage with which she dealt with the disease, Rod began to wonder whether the ordinary life Ruthie led in the little country town was in fact a path of hidden grandeur. He shares The Little Way of Ruthie Leming (Grand Central, ISBN# 978-1455521913) with Lynne. Then at 10:30, New York Times best-selling author Eric Blehm takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX – the counterterrorism unit that took down Bin Laden – through the story of one of the group’s most legendary operators, Adam Brown – a young man you lived and died, Fearless (WaterBrook, ISBN # 978-0-307-73069-5). 
 
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Monday, July 01, 2013Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford
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You wouldn’t immerse yourself in toxic chemicals…so why do you keep immersing yourself in toxic relationships? Dr. David Hawkins explains why some friendships create more stress than good and how to let go (guilt-free) of the toxic friends. And are you in the habit of lying to and stealing from your spouse? It happens every day. Lynne and Dr. Hawkins unpack why married couples find it so difficult to be honest about purchases. They’ll also delve into finding equal ground in household responsibility – and we’ll open the phone lines, email, and Facebook to take your relationship questions!
 
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Friday, June 28, 2013"The Emotionally Healthy Woman" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Are you tired of pretending everything is fine? Geri Scazzero reached that point in her life, marriage, and relationship with the Lord and she...quit. She quit lying, denying her anger and sadness, and being afraid of what others think. She immersed herself in a new life of true freedom based on Christ and His love. She joins Lynne to talk about the idols that take over our lives (often without our notice) and how quitting an idol-filled life helped her rediscover God's love! Join us as she explains how to become The Emotionally Healthy Woman (978-0310320012).
 
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Thursday, June 27, 2013BLT! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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COME ON DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  THISSSSSS is B….L…T!!!!! Okay, perhaps we got too carried away, but we’re thinking about our favorite game shows! From the shows of days gone by, like Password, to game show standards like Jeopardy, to the new kids in town that relish in a good Wipeout…we are curious to hear what game shows you love best. Or maybe…have you been on a game show? Tell us your faves and we’ll give you the inside scoop on ours. Plus…the Summer Shout Out is back again – so listen up to see if we call your name! And we have a fresh round of books to offer in the Well-Loved Book Giveaway contest!
 
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013Behavioral Optometry Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Not every school work problem can be solved with a tutor or additional study time. Sometimes the cause isn't even on your radar: your child's eyes. The issue isn't how well he sees, but rather a host of underlying vision problems you've probably never heard of. If the past school year was a struggle for your son or daughter, today's Mid-Morning with behavioral optometrist Dr. Carl Myers could be the answer to your child finally succeeding - and enjoying! - school.
 
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013Mith Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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God’s characteristics are many…He’s holy, eternal, our Redeemer and Restorer, faithful and just, merciful and compassionate…and the list goes on. We’ve learned He’s the God Who sees and provides, our righteousness, and God Almighty. But what does that mean for the believer? How does knowing these things affect our choices, thoughts, prayers, and feelings? During his June visit to Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitch Kruse unpacks how the theology of knowing these things about God can go one step further and change the way we live.
 
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Monday, June 24, 2013Kitchen Caboodle Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Food is more than just something we need to eat to live. It’s an experience…full of warmth, joy, and memory-making. And Shauna Niequist recounts her own poignant life memories that center around the food she loves so much. She shares her heart and recipes from her newest book, Bread and Wine (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-32817-9). Debbie Meyer’s Green Bags help keep produce fresh longer…saving you the headache of losing money on your recent produce purchases. She’ll share the story behind her innovative products. Lynne’s “Food Four Ways” focuses on yogurt, and Bekah offers some strawberry party ideas. And we’ll also talk with Michael Epstein from Modgy…a company that creates some very cute and practical vases and lanterns that can accent your entertainment decorating.
 
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Friday, June 21, 2013"God, Grace, and Girlfriends" Host(s): Lynne Ford

Women everywhere, in all walks of life, are looking for girlfriends they can depend on. Friends who will stand by them, friends they can laugh withdd, and friends they can have an adventure with. True blue, dyed-in-the-wool girlfriends. Whether you’re in college or retired, a stay at home mom or an empty nester, a single career woman or a working mother, you can identify with the heart cry of women everywhere: Lord, send me girlfriends! On today's encore Mid-Morning, Mary Snyder teaches the importance of friendships…and offers ideas for building healthy, vibrant, lifelong relationships that can only happen through God, Grace, and Girlfriends (New Hope Publishers, ISBN# 978-1-59669-326-5).
 
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Thursday, June 20, 2013"It's Mostly His Fault" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Counselor (and husband) Robert Mark Alter’s book It’s (Mostly) His Fault has been called provocative and  controversial, but can the good doctor’s ideas solve many of the problems that drive a wedge between husbands and wives? Dr. David Hawkins weighs in on today’s encore Mid-Morning. With 30+ years of counseling experience and a firm grasp on the Bible, Dr. Hawkins mines truth and solid wisdom from Alter’s insights on nagging, anger, and effective communication.
 
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013"Mending Fences, Healing Hearts" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Are you struggling to relate to your adult children? Have you had trouble transitioning from the parent/child interaction to relating adult-to-adult? During Wednesday’s encore Mid-Morning, Biblical counselor and international speaker Chuck Lynch has wisdom in Mending Fences, Healing Hearts (ISBN# 9781463507428). From adjusting your communication style to giving and receiving forgiveness to establishing healthy boundaries, he has many key pieces of advice that can re-energize your dwindling hope of building a better relationship with your adult children.
 
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013"Mixed Ministry" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Powerful ministry is accomplished when men and women work together as sacred siblings. But how do we relate appropriately to the opposite sex in a work environment? What are the appropriate bridges and boundaries? How can we be safe in our attire, actions, and communications? How should sacred siblings interact in personal conversations, staff meetings, and professional outings? In today’s encore Mid-MorningSue Edwards spends the hour with Lynne exploring these common and thorny issues. With biblical and personal examples, she brings advice on modesty, boundaries, and interaction for those who work in Mixed Ministry (Kregel, ISBN# 978-0-8254-2524-0).
 
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Monday, June 17, 2013"Trophy Child" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you cringe when your kids fight in public because it makes you look bad? Do you secretly take credit for your child’s soccer win? Ted Cunningham says you might be in danger of “vanity parenting.” In Monday’s encore Mid-Morning, he explains what happens when our culture’s obsession with performance leads us to form expectations for our kids based on the world’s standards. He wants you to see instead how to create a home where your children find success in following their heavenly Father – and how to know the joy of seeing your children embrace their full potential, rather than being a Trophy Child (Cook, ISBN# 978-0-7814-0763-2).
 
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Friday, June 14, 2013"Loves God, Likes Girls" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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For many Christians who experience same-sex attraction, reconciling faith and homosexuality is a lonely and painful journey. Sally Gary spends the hour with Lynne recalling her own journey, when she allowed faith to plunge her into deeper discovery of the truth about her sexuality. She offers hope and redemption for families torn apart by this issue, shares painful and confusing lies she grew up believing about herself, and suggests what someone might do when she Loves God, Likes Girls (Leafwood, ISBN #978-0891123590).
 
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Thursday, June 13, 2013BLT! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Here comes the bride!! June is the most popular month for weddings…and that has us curious about some of your best wedding stories. From wedding disasters and outtakes to the best gift you received or love to give…to interesting décor ideas, tell us your wedding best! And we’ll have another stack of gently used books to give away…and we’ll have two winners for our Mid-Morning summer shout out! Remember you have to be listening to win, so don’t miss your chance to win darling Lacy Lou Leg Warmers!
 
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013Spots and Spotlights! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Have any home improvement projects on your summer to-do list? If painting made the list…don’t miss our interview with Mark Wholey, inventor of The Right Brush, an ergonomic paintbrush that might just allow you to paint the whole room (or house?) without the annoying wrist pain! And to reward yourself after a room well painted, how about a refreshing Yasso Yogurt Bar? Yasso’s co-founder and CEO, Drew Harrington shares the story behind these yummy treats! If you’re feeling invigorated, hop up and refinish your counter tops with Giani Granite – a paint treatment to update counters. Ashley Fleming joins us to explain the cost-effective process. And before you call it quits on the work around the house, listen to Lynne’s interview with Romi Haan, creator of Haan Steam Cleaners!
 
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