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Thursday, November 10, 2011Thanksgiving 101 Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Did you know we only have two weeks until Thanksgiving! No need to panic, though! Spend the hour with us to get some helpful hints on a low-stress, high-fun holiday! Lynne and Bekah share tips for a holiday meal with a smooth delivery and some fun non-football games for the family. Professional decorators Matt Fox and Shari Hiller join us to offer cost-effective decorations and tablescape ideas. And we’ll suggest some good ways to display what you’re thankful for – and open the phones to hear your words of thanksgiving and your favorite traditions.
 
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Wednesday, November 09, 2011Spiritual Intimacy of 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# 978-0-8308-3535-5), and Glenn Myers, author of Seeking Spiritual Intimacy, (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-3551-5) join us for an hour of understanding ways to draw closer to the Savior.
 
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Tuesday, November 08, 2011Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Eaten alone, vitamins and minerals are good for you. But paired, certain duos become nutritional superpowers. Dr. Ann Kulze reveals which ones on today’s Mid-Morning. The author of Dr. Ann’s Eat Right for Life Companion Cookbook (Welcoa, ISBN # 0-9836650-0-7) – which we’ll give away online during the show – shares what you can eat to add years to your life and offers healthy eating and living advice for third-shift workers. And you can get Dr. Ann’s expert advice for your nutrition questions too, via phone, e-mail and Facebook.
 
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Monday, November 07, 2011"Young and in Love" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Developing a godly relationship can be hard when you fall in love at a young age. With few people offering support, most doubting your love is real, and the constant barrage of “You’re too young for marriage” advice pummeling you…discouragement can set in easily. PastorTed Cunningham, author of Young and in Love, (Cook, ISBN# 978-0-7814-0447-1) explains where the arguments against young marriage go wrong and offers wisdom on how to know if you’re making the right choice and what it takes to be ready for marriage.
 
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Friday, November 04, 2011Poiema People Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Ephesians 2:10 says we are God’s handiwork, created to do good works…and Friday’s Mid-Morning guests are examples of just that. Phil Mortenson, along with his son, Michael, will talk about the ministry at Love Church, a lighthouse to the inner city of Fort Wayne and the poor and needy worldwide. And Dale Recinella, author of Now I Walk on Death Row (Chosen, ISBN# 978-0800795054), shares how he went from living the lucrative American Dream to abandoning it all to follow Jesus’ call. Two extraordinary stories of men walking the humble path of God’s calling – to His glory.
 
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Thursday, November 03, 2011"The Reason Why Faith Makes Sense" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Is there a God? Can the Bible be trusted? Is there really only one way to God? Whether you’ve asked these questions yourself or have friends who’ve asked them, respected apologist Mark Mittelberg, author of The Reason Why Faith Makes Sense (Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1-4143-1581-2), offers a convincing case for the reasonableness of faith in the God of the Bible, on today’s encore Mid-Morning.
 
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011Taylor Chapel Speakers Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Taylor University has a great lineup of speakers for their fall chapel services, and we have two of them joining us for Mid-Morning! Katie Leigh, a voice actress for Adventures in Odyssey, spends the first part of the show with us to talk about her voice work and her faith. And Nicole Braddock Bromley, founder of oneVOICE Enterprises, explains how her organization not only raises awareness of sexual abuse, trafficking, and rape, but also provides a message of hope and healing for those affected by these horrific circumstances.
 
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Your bones won’t tell you if they’re weak. In fact you may have osteoporosis and never know it. For many people, breaking a bone is their first clue. Wellness consultant Kerri Zurbuch and registered nurse Fritzi Nodine explain what you can do to prevent and treat this disease that thins the bones and affects 44 million women – and men – age 50 an older in the United States.
 
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Monday, October 31, 2011Advice for My Younger Self Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What advice or message would you give to a younger version of yourself? Think back to the person you were at fifteen…or twenty…and imagine what you would say if you had the chance. Whether you have words of hope, caution, or just comfort, we want to hear your thoughts! Lynne and Bekah share some of their own advice, and then the phone lines, Facebook, and email will be open to hear what you would say to a younger version of…you!
 
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Friday, October 28, 2011Hormones Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Hormones…we have them, we need them, and we all face moments when they seem to get the best of us. Hormone specialist Dr. Angela LaSalle returns to Mid-Morning to talk about the topic we all need to hear, even when it seems overwhelming. From hot flashes to mood swings to weight gain, Dr. LaSalle helps you understand what is really going on with your body and how to handle not only what you face now, but what you’ll face in months and years to come.
 
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Thursday, October 27, 2011Kitchen Caboodle! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Tune in for an hour that covers the whole “kitchen caboodle!” Beth Hensperger, author of Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Family Favorites (Harvard Common Press, ISBN# 978-1-55832-409-1) starts the hour with helpful slow cooker tips. Sandi Patty is more than just a fantastic singer…she’s also the author of a brand new family-oriented cookbook called Around the Table with Sandi Patty (ISBN# 978-0-9834002-02) and she’ll join us to share her favorite recipes and stories. Adela Hufford, host of Good Hoosier Cookin,’ will unpack the goodness of fall produce, and we’ll talk about a favorite fall food activity: tailgate parties! A full hour – with giveaways! Join us!
 
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011Open Phones Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We’ll take a break from our regular topics on Wednesday’s Mid-Morning because Lynne and Bekah have some burning questions that need attention! You know…questions like…are you addicted to Twitter? Do you like Daylight Savings time? If you’re a grandparent, what do your grandkids call you? (We have other questions too, but we’ll save those for a surprise.) Spend the hour with the Mid-Morning team and share your stories with us!
 
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011From Fear to Confidence Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Too many of us are enslaved to fear, but we don’t know why…and we don’t know how to overcome it. Deborah Smith Pegues, author of 30 Days to Taming Your Fears (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0-7369-2041-4) explores the root of fear and offers ways to embrace healthy fear while resisting the unhealthy ones. Then Renee Swope, author of A Confident Heart (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-1960-9) continues the discussion with advice on failing forward during setbacks, embracing purpose, passion, and personality, and learning to see who you are becoming in Christ.
 
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Monday, October 24, 2011"Same Life, New Story" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you feel trapped in your past, caught up in daily drama, or overwhelmed by the “might-have-beens” of your life, Monday’s Mid-Morning is for you. Professional life coach, Bible teacher, and author of Same Life, New Story (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0785228196), Jan Silvious joins us to explain how women can choose new stories instead of dumping or wallowing in their old lives. She’ll help us discover the power of wisdom and courage and teach us how to get past the resistance of fear.
 
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Friday, October 21, 2011"Preschool Wisdom" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Ever wondered what goes through a preschooler’s mind? You just might be surprised. They think much differently than adults, which results in miscommunication, misunderstanding, and missed opportunities to connect with these lovable kids. Dr. Rob Currie joins us with insights from his book, Preschool Wisdom (WinePress, ISBN# 978-1414117867), written from the perspective of Lori, a fictional four-year-old. Combining humor and wisdom, Dr. Currie will offer you a new outlook on responding to preschoolers and handling adult-to-child conflict.
 
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Thursday, October 20, 2011Help! My Child is Struggling with an Academic Problem Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Is your child having trouble getting his homework done? Struggling with her reading? Are you wondering if a learning problem is behind comprehension issues or a failure to test well? Get your questions answered and what-to-do-next advice from Sharon Lockett, author of Home Sweet Homework (Adams Media, ISBN # 1598-6923-1-3) and behavioral optometrist Dr. Carl Myers.
 
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011Fall Lawn and Garden Care Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Before you pack away all the yard and garden tools…tune in for an hour with horticulture expert Ricky Kemery! He returns to Mid-Morning with tips we need to know now…to have a great lawn and garden next year. From bulb planting to pruning to fertilizing (yes, fall fertilizing!), Ricky shares helpful advice. He’ll even let you know how to use those falling leaves to their fullest potential and how to bring annuals inside for the winter. Don’t miss an hour of helpful garden guidance!
 
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What one word sums up your attitude, no matter the circumstances? For the Apostle Paul it was joy – and considering he was in prison when he wrote the Christians in Philippi and told them to be joyful – he’s the perfect go-to guy for how to be filled with joy. Dr. Mitchell Kruse unpacks Chapter Three in our journey through the book of Philippians, explaining how Jesus is our joy.
 
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Monday, October 17, 2011Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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October’s Author! Author! show kicks off with David Housholder talking about his novel The Blackberry Bush, (Summerside, ISBN# 978-1-60936-116-7), which blends historical events from the 20th century with the lives of two young people. Eileen Button’s collection of essays in The Waiting Place (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-8499-4625-7) describes the beauty and humor found in times of delay. Margaret Wills encourages us to be open and aware of God’s intimate presence through her book Pressing into Thin Places (Brown Christian Press, ISBN# 978-1-934812-99-0), and Joe Amaral closes the gap created by the two thousand year distance between Jesus and our day in his book Understanding Jesus (FaithWords, ISBN# 978-0-446-58476-0). And we round out the day with Patsy Clairmont’s Stained Glass Hearts (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-8499-4826-8), which explains the power of God to restore that which seems devastated.
 
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Friday, October 14, 2011Adult ADHD Host(s): Lynne Ford
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ADHD isn’t just a disorder for children; adults are diagnosed with it as well. While receiving a diagnosis can relieve those who have been searching for answers, it also brings up the biggest question of all: now what? Learning to bring symptoms under control, deciding whether or not to tell your co-workers about your disorder, and figuring out which treatment will work best for you are all important facets of living with ADHD, and Dr. Stephanie Sarkis has helpful answers. An ADD specialist who has the disorder herself, Stephanie can identify and sympathize with you, and she will be with us for the hour – to take your questions and offer you hope!
 
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Thursday, October 13, 2011Raising Your Children's Children Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Over six million children live in grandparent-headed households in the United States today. An alarming amount of these households were created as the result of drug and alcohol addiction that left parents unable or unwilling to care for their children. While many grandparents are willing to take on the responsibility of parenting another generation, there are overwhelming components to consider: court proceedings, lawyer bills, hospital bills, not to mention the emotional needs of the hurting children. Martha Evans Sparks, author of Raising Your Children’s Children (Beacon Hill Press, ISBN# 978-0834125636), has fast, accurate answers to these complicated questions most grandparents wouldn’t have thought to ask. We’ll open the phone lines, email, and Facebook for your questions!
 
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011Forgiveness Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Growing up with a violent father in the country of Uganda in the 1960’s, Medad Birungi faced physical and emotional pain that few people can imagine, yet today he speaks of a revolutionary forgiveness we can all experience. His book Tombstones and Banana Trees (Cook, ISBN#978-0781405027) speaks of his journey to healing from the pain of his past. And Jennifer Sands lost her husband, Jim, ten years ago in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. God worked through her searing pain to draw her to Himself, teach her amazing grace, and lead her to forgive and love again. The author of three books chronicling her faith journey joins us to share her story.
 
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Monday, October 10, 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 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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Friday, October 07, 2011Daddy Day Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We wrap up the week with a day for dads! What does it take to build a great dad? Todd Cartmell knows the secret. The author of Project Dad, (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-1999-9) says dads already have the raw materials necessary to be a great dad…they just need the blueprint, which he presents in a fresh, humorous way. And Greg Wright, author of the funny and insightful book Daddy Dates (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1595553201) shows dads how to raise confident daughters by treating them with love, respect, and true interest.
 
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Thursday, October 06, 2011Walking 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. 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 joins us on Mid-Morning to share his insights from his new book, Walking Into Walls, (Worthy, ISBN # 978-1936034-505), and answer your questions.
 
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