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Monday, March 31, 2008Growing Friendships Host(s): Lynne Ford

Whether you're hoping to make new friends or deepen existing relationships, Tracy Klehn has advice that can help. Drawing on her experience, and those of other women, the author of "Growing Friendships" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-04343-) offers practical steps for finding friends and building strong relationships that will also deepen your friendship with God.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008Alone in Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford

When you said "for better or for worse," you never imagined "the worse" could be so hard. Susie Larson's been there too. The author of "Alone in Marriage" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-5278-8) shares lessons learned during the winter of her marriage: sound advice on discerning how anger and anxiety will slow you down, and how loneliness and disappointment can actually refine and bless you. If you want more from God and your capacity for spiritual things to increase, even during this trying time in your marriage, you've come to the right place.
 
Monday, March 24, 2008Romans 8:28 Host(s): Lynne Ford

It's a verse that's given confidence and joy to believers through the ages, Romans 8:28: "We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God." Robert Morgan, author of "The Promise" (B & Y, ISBN # 0-8054-4683-8), shares inspiring stories of triumph over tragedy and digs into the much-loved verse for insights on finding purpose in painful situations. Phone lines will be open for listeners to share a specific time when God used Romans 8:28 to strengthen and guide them. All callers will receive a copy of "The Promise". Don't miss this special Mid-Morning that praises God's faithfulness and good purposes during life's troubles and tragedies.
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

One of the first phrases that we learn to utter in elementary school is, "That's not fair! On we go through career, marriage, home buying, parenting, sometimes even divorce, echoing the "That's not fair!" mantra. But how do we judge fairness, and do we really want what's fair? Dr. Mitchell Kruse returns to Proverbs for the answers, unpacking the second of twelve Words to the Wise: equity.
 
Monday, March 17, 2008Running Scared Host(s): Lynne Ford

What are you afraid of? People and their judgments? The loss of security? Chances are your fear has a ruling role in your life. In his new release, "Running Scared" (New Growth Press, ISBN # 978-0-9785567-5-4), Ed Welch investigates the roots and ramifications of fear. And then, with the sweet and mighty assurance of God's words, offers thoughtful encouragement for life-saving rescue in the midst of the heart and mind battlefield of rampant panic-stricken responses.
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2008Lord or Legend? Host(s): Lynne Ford

In their search for the historical Jesus, the Jesus Seminar strips Christ of His divinity, reducing Him to a wise, yet very mortal teacher. But is this where the historical evidence leads? Paul Rhodes Eddy unflinchingly employs the ten customary questions asked by historians when testing the authenticity of an historical figure to determine if Jesus is "Lord or Legend?" (Baker, ISBN # 0-8010-6505-4).
 
Monday, March 10, 2008Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Make 2008 a year of good-for-you changes by incorporating Dr. Ann's Healthy Habits into your life. The author of "Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet" (Greenleaf Book Group, ISBN # 0-9748328-0-4) shares her March habit, offers tips for choosing the healthiest dark chocolate (Do M & M dark chocolate bites count?), discusses the pros and cons of artificial sweeteners, and answers your health and wellness questions.
 
Tuesday, March 04, 2008The Relief of Imperfection Host(s): Lynne Ford

Joan Webb could easily have begun her book "The Relief of Imperfection" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4481-7) with the confession, "My name is Joan Webb, and I'm a recovering perfectionist." Webb explores the reasons why we strive for perfection, and provides real-life stories, combined with God's Word, to help us step into the relief and rest of imperfection.
 
Monday, March 03, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Travelers and wannabe travelers will enjoy Vicki Kuyper's spiritual lessons rooted in her journeys around the world and beautifully captured in "Wonderlust" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-076-3), one of five books featured on the March Author! Author! Dandi Daley Mackall discusses her two new read-to-me books: "A Gaggle of Geese & a Clutter of Cats" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 978-1-4000-7204-0) and "The Blanket Show" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 978-1-4000-7205-7). Stacy Barton has written a helpful book for children with a terminally ill grandparent: "Babba and I Went Hunting Today" (Kregel Kidzone, ISBN # 0-8254-2037-7). And Leigh McLeroy offers wisdom for finding the God Who satisfies when life does not, in "The Beautiful Ache" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3141-7).
 
Tuesday, February 26, 2008Come Closer Host(s): Lynne Ford

The love you've almost quit longing for waits for you in Jesus' irresistible "come" invitations. With humor and unforgettable stories, Jane Rubietta, author of "Come Closer" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7351-1), offers new ways to draw closer to God, all centered on Christ's invitation - offered at the wedding in Cana, at the feeding of the five thousand, and on the turbulent waters of Galilee - to find life in Him.
 
Monday, February 25, 2008Open Phones Host(s): Lynne Ford

Open phone line fun with listeners!
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008The Adoption Decision Host(s): Lynne Ford

More and more families are adding members through adoption. And there are more ways to adopt and kinds of adoption than ever. Laura Christianson, an adoptive mother and author of "The Adoption Decision" (Harvest House Publishers, ISBN # 0-7369-2000-5), addresses the key issues prospective parents need to consider before beginning the process and offers specific helps for navigating the adoption maze.
 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

King Solomon begins the book of Proverbs with 12 words to the wise. Let them be your guide and your life will please God. Dr. Mitchell Kruse kicks off this 12-part WisdomWorks series with the word righteousness, exploring its source and meaning, our own bent to lead with foolish pride, and the influential and satisfying life of a person who does what is right in God's eyes.
 
Monday, February 18, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Four author interviews in 55 minutes. That's what you'll hear on today's Author! Author! Meet Lilias Trotter-who, in 1888, left her genteel Victorian surroundings to live out the life and light of Christ in Algeria and Northern Africa-through Miriam Huffman Rockness's beautifully written biography, "A Blossom in the Desert" (Barbour, ISBN# 1572932562). Dig into Norman Hubbard's satisfying and engaging nine-week Old and New Testament Bible studies: "Left of Matthew" (NavPress, ISBN # 978-1-60006-052-6) and "Right of Malachi" (NavPress, ISBN # 978-1-60006-053-3). Catch up with prolific novelist Melody Carlson, and the wild and crazy Miller brothers, Christopher and Allan, whose "The Legend of Gid the Kid" and the "Blackbean Bandits" (Warner, ISBN # 1-01593-1720-28) is a treat for kids and their parents.
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008Living Loved, Not Lonely Host(s): Lynne Ford

We all want to matter to someone, but the risks of relationship can seem far too great. It is easier to just keep our distance. But we pay a terrible price to avoid authentic relationships: loneliness. Dr. Tim Gardner, author of The Naked Soul (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-57856-839-0), declares it is time to stop denying your deepest longing - the desire to be known and loved - and explains how to exchange the familiar but deadly territory of loneliness for the exhilaration of giving and receiving love.
 
Monday, February 11, 2008Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Ann Kulze kicks off today's show with her February Healthy Habit, a small adjustment that, over the next eleven months, can result in big-time health benefits. The preventive health expert explains why you need to know your blood sugar level, gets mushy about legumes, and offers advice for keeping your heart strong and healthy.
 
Wednesday, February 06, 2008A Daughter's Journey Home Host(s): Lynne Ford

Many women can identify with the sentiment, "I love my mom, BUT . . ." Learn to move beyond whatever the "...but" is to forge a more intimate relationship with your mom. Dr. Linda Mintle, author of "A Daughter's Journey Home" (Nelson, ISBN # 1-5914-5100-0), examines the difficulties inherent in the mother/daughter relationship and provides useful tools, both practical and biblically-based, to deepen the bond between mother and daughter.
 
Tuesday, February 05, 2008Fitness Trainer Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford

Get ideas for keeping your kids active during winter from fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch. Dr. Kathleen Kremer, Manager of Child Research at the Fisher-Price Play Laboratory, adds to the conversation. We'll also draw the names of the three winners of the Fisher-Price Smart Cycles (register at wbcl.org by midnight February 3)!
 
Monday, February 04, 2008Are You Really Ready for Love? Host(s): Lynne Ford

Are you tired of waiting for love to find you? Try a healthier and more realistic approach to finding the love you want. The answers lie in making yourself ready for love. Dr. David Hawkins, aka "The Relationship Doctor," digs into his new book, "Are You Really Ready for Love?" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-1999-9), for practical how-tos and effective guidance aimed at overcoming character traits that have sabotaged past relationships, taking inventory of your readiness for love and protecting your relationships by practicing healthy boundaries.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008You Are Getting Sleepy... Host(s): Lynne Ford

Sleep is foundational to your mental and physical health, yet most people treat sleep as a luxury, not a necessity. On today's Mid-Morning, The Sleep Centers of Fort Wayne's Dr. James Stevens and Farren Klopfenstein promote the invaluable importance of sleep and answer your sleep-related questions.
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2008The New Atheism Host(s): Lynne Ford

While atheism has never died, it's definitely received a second wind thanks to best-selling authors Richard Dawkins ("The God Delusion") and Christopher Hitchens ("God is Not Great"). But the new atheism stretches beyond a condemnation of belief in God; it abhors respect for belief in God. How do Christ-followers respond to the criticisms and ideology of atheism? Dr. Chad Meister, author of "Building Belief" (Baker, ISBN # 0-8010-6569-0), offers reasoned and grace-filled answers.
 
Monday, January 28, 2008Chasing Skinny Rabbits Host(s): Lynne Ford

You may not think you're a hunter, but chances are you're in the habit of "Chasing Skinny Rabbits" (Nelson, ISBN# 0-8499-1960-6). And there's nothing cute and fuzzy about these trails and traps that lead to exhaustion. John Trent discusses why we're so prone to chasing Skinny Rabbits and points to a different way that leads to true fulfillment and spiritual rest.
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008The Beautiful Fight Host(s): Lynne Ford

Don't listen to today's Mid-Morning unless you hunger for a deeper vision of faith and thirst for genuine life. Gary Thomas, author of "The Beautiful Fight" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-27273-4), examines the contemporary church's leaning to accept Christianity as a historical reality but not a present power. The pastor and respected theological voice presents a compelling picture of what it means to be a "God oasis" in a God-forgetting world - all through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Mitchell Kruse begins a new year of WisdomWorks programs unpacking a concept so foundational, he references it on almost every show: the four quadrants of the heart. Learn what they are and how they influence your thoughts and actions toward God and others.
 
Monday, January 21, 2008Understanding Your Child's Temperament Host(s): Lynne Ford

Do you know why some kids are so energetic they're often mislabeled ADD, or why some get irritated with tight fitting clothes? It all boils down to temperament. Educator and author Brenda Nixon explores the nine inborn temperaments and explains how each one contributes toward a child's personality. The result? A better understanding of how to effectively parent your child.
 
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