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Thursday, July 02, 2015From Here to Maturity Host(s): Lynne Ford
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From Here to Maturity is a guide for helping individuals and faith communities grow spiritually. Author Thomas Bergler and Lynne explore a Biblical theology of spiritual maturity and identify traits from pertinent New Testament passages. Adapting Dallas Willard’s model of spiritual formation, Bergler offers practical research-based guidance for Christian leaders to effectively foster spiritual maturity in their congregations, identifies six key faith-sustaining factors, provides a system for evaluating a church’s state of spiritual maturity, and steps for improvement. Eardmans, ISBN 978-0802869449
 
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015WEdnesday Host(s): Lynne Ford and PeggySue Wells
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When is a house a home? When people live and belong there. Home is your art studio for life. Join us WEdnesday to talk about your first home, the best features of home, your dream address, what makes home inviting, and the creative additions that would make your house even better. Our Who Today? giveaway is a housewarming gift for someone who moved into their new home in 2015.
 
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015Ten Truths To Transform Your Life Host(s): Lynne Ford
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How would life be different if we chose to believe what God says in His Word and allowed that truth to transform the way we live? Author and blogger Erin Davis shares ten truths that will change your life. How does isolation lead to sin? Why is focusing on holiness better than happiness? What happens when we praise God for the good days and the no-so-good ones? These Scriptural truths promise to connect your life with Christ’s.
 
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015WEdnesday Host(s): Lynne Ford and PeggySue Wells

When is a house a home? When people live and belong there. Home is your art studio for life. Join us WEdnesday to talk about your first home, the best features of home, your dream address, what makes home inviting, and the creative additions that would make your house even better. Our Who Today? giveaway is a housewarming gift for someone who moved into their new home in 2015.

 
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015From Here to Maturity Host(s):

From Here to Maturity is a guide for helping individuals and faith communities grow spiritually. Author Thomas Bergler and Lynne explore a biblical theology of spiritual maturity, identifying its traits from pertinent New Testament passages. What are the roadblocks to growing up in Jesus? How can we encourage and help each other to not remain, spiritually speaking, babies in dirty diapers? Join us for the kind of conversation the Apostle Paul frequently had with his family of faith.
 
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In this encore Mid-Morning, Lynne and Jennifer Kennedy Dean identify the top ten symptoms of Prayer Fatigue among believers. This honest and transparent conversation offers practical and scriptural remedies related to attitude and provides ten practical practices that can revitalize your prayer life and ignite a fire back into your approach to prayer. New Hope Publishers, ISBN 978-1596694262

 
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Monday, June 29, 2015Your Life Still Counts Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do regret and shame over your failures, sins, and shortcomings make you wonder how you could ever be loved, much less used, by a holy God? Tracie Miles felt the same way until she discovered the path to healing, peace, and significance. Learn how to turn pain into purpose on today's Mid-Morning when Tracie helps you recognize that God not only has a purpose for you, but He has prepared you for your divine purpose based on the experiences of your past. Tracie shares her story as well as stories of other women who discovered the purpose for their lives because of adverse experiences. Bethany House, ISBN 978-0-7642-1199-7
 
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Friday, June 26, 2015Becoming the Woman You Want to Be Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you dream of being the woman you want to be but feel afraid of the sacrifices you might have to make? The choices you make today shape the woman you will be tomorrow. Join Lynne and author Robin Chaddock as they share the freedom of being the authentic you and living your full potential as the woman God uniquely created you to be.
 
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Thursday, June 25, 2015BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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It’s a monumental day on BLT…it’s the grand finale! We have loved spending Thursdays with you these last three or so years, and this week, we invite you to join us for the very last BLT. We bid Bekah a fond farewell with a look back at some of our favorite moments, best memories, and even a visit from one of our favorite people: Ryan Shaffer. Don’t miss Bekah’s last show and a trip down the memory lane of our beloved BLT!
 
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015Summer Must Reads Host(s): Lynne Ford and PeggySue Wells
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“Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend,” said William Feather. But we think sharing a good book is like sharing a good friend. What are your favorite reads? Today we share our top titles and invite you to tell us yours. And yes, there will be giveaways! We will give-away a copy of each book featured for your summer reading.
 
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015"Who's the New Kid?" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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At nine-years-old, Breanna Bond weighed a weighty 186 pounds. Her school days were filled with taunts of “Hey, Fatty!” Breanna’s mom, Heidi, was devastated and decided to do something about it. On today’s Mid-Morning. Heidi Bond tells how she helped her daughter lose weight without the help of fad diets, medication, or surgery. The following year Breanna was so transformed that schoolkids were asking, “Who’s the New Kid?” Heidi shares her successful plan in her book, Who’s the New Kid? (Tyndale, ISBN 978-1-4964-0214-1).
 
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Monday, June 22, 2015"Life After Breath" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The word ‘widow’ in Hebrew means ‘an empty house.’ But God never meant for her to be isolated and crippled. In this altered state, widows are prepared for a ‘set-apart’ calling with the God who is their constant companion. For the widow who feels isolated, there is a message in Scripture that can renew and breathe life into your dark days. Susan VandePol, tells us how to have Life After Breath (Morgan James Faith, ISBN 978-1-63047-342-6).
 
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Friday, June 19, 2015Self-Defense Host(s): Lynne Ford
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You already know to lock your doors as soon as you get home, but what else can you do to protect yourself in the day-to-day of life at home and out and about? Friday on Mid-Morning, Jarrett Arthur, founder of MAMA – Mothers Against Malicious Acts – reviews common scenarios you and your kids experience, and shares what you need to know to avoid risk and to defend yourself.
 
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Thursday, June 18, 2015BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Maria VonTrapp had raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Lynne has iced tea and truthfully – the warm woolen mittens. Bekah will take the brown paper packages tied up with strings, provided the brown paper is covering coffee beans! We all have our favorite things we love and are passionate about {shout out to the pudgie pies from last week’s BLT!}…so this week we want to know YOUR favorite things. Could be anything! Tell us!
 
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015"Dad, Here's What I Really Need from You" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In a time when young girls often drift toward unhealthy decisions and relationships, dads can take action to transform their daughters’ lives, choices, and futures. Our good friend, Dr. Michelle Watson, founder of The Abba Project, talks to dads, packing a toolbox of ideas, encouragement, and biblical wisdom to show them how to be a dialed-in-dad. Don’t miss the truth of her conversation with Lynne, Dad, Here’s What I Really Need from You (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0-7369-5840-0).
 
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015Mitch Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Have you encountered God, yet continue to pursue life apart from Him? Solomon tried, and learned that life apart from God is meaningless. His divided heart led to a divided kingdom when he chose to pursue a life apart from the only One who could truly satisfy His desires. Mitch Kruse offers a new memory verse in his Love, Learn, Live the Word series that will help you keep your heart focused on communion with God and community with others.
 
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Monday, June 15, 2015"Author Author" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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James Banks kicks off our June Author Author show with practical insights on how you can offer helpful Prayers for Your Children (Discovery House, ISBN# 978-1-6207-333-2). Melinda Means offers ideas for moms to develop their own style, rather than copying everyone else’s, in her book Mothering from Scratch (Bethany House, ISBN# 978-0-7642-1264-2). Children’s author Chris Barton introduces us to The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (Eerdmans, ISBN# 978-0-8028-5379-0), a boy freed from slavery after the Civil War. Jared Brock’s Year of Living Prayerfully (Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1-4143-9213-4) was quite a journey of rediscovering the power of prayer. Marissa Shrock’s dystopian novel, The First Principle (Kregel, ISBN# 978-0-8254-4357-2) takes readers into the not-too-distant future and its many changes and challenges. And we wrap up with Pastor Jeff Gevertz, author of This Broken Road (ISBN# 978-1-59751-940-3, a devotional journey through cancer.
 
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Friday, June 12, 2015"Do Over" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Feeling stuck and frustrated at work? Jon Acuff knows. He's been there. He's worked in big and small companies...he's been hired and fired. He even found his dream job and walked away from it. But in all his career travels he can say with certainty: you already have everything you need for an amazing career. You've had it since day one. Joining us to discuss his latest book, Do Over (Portfolio, ISBN# 978-1591847618), Jon will teach us the unique approach of a Career Savings Account...and how it can allow you to reinvent your work, whether you're 22 or 62! 
 
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Thursday, June 11, 2015BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Summer is HERE! There is much rejoicing in the land…and the chance to have fun together as a family that busier school schedules don’t allow. Are you headed to the zoo this summer? Tell us which zoo you love, a fun zoo memory, or your favorite zoo animal. And if you’re a camping loving family, tell us your best camping tips, where you love to camp, why you love it…or where your kids love to go to summer camp for fun! We’re soaking up summer on BLT!
 
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Have a worn-out vehicle taking up space in your driveway and causing frustrations to your mind? Nate Hershey from the Youth for Christ City Life Wheels program explains how they’re equipping at-risk teens with skills to repair and maintain vehicles…and you can help! Erin Chase, a wife and mom of four adorable kiddos, teaches us how to make fabulous dinners for $5 or less. John Terry, from the ministry Clean the World tells the story behind a soap recycling program that helps impoverished people have affordable hygiene products. And we wrap up our June Spots and Spotlights program with Corie Hardee, the founder of Union Station…providing a way for you to outfit all the attendants in your wedding on a serious budget that doesn’t forfeit serious style!
 
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Tuesday, June 09, 2015Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We’ll kick off this month’s visit with Dr. Ann Kulze by learning more about the healthy and fit Facebook group and Dr. Ann’s visit to Fort Wayne later this year! She’ll bring you some of the latest news on the health and nutrition front, like the truth about fiber, how to make pasta healthier,  and the five superfoods you aren’t eating. And as always, she’ll take your questions in the second half of the show!
 
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Monday, June 08, 2015"The Happy Christian" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Hopelessness cloaks much of our culture - even in the church. Pastor and professor Dr. David Murray has studied science and psychology and blends his knowledge with the timeless truths of scripture to offer a solid, credible guide to the God-centered happiness available to believers. He spends the hour with Lynne identifying the sources of our world's pandemic of negativity and offering ways to remain optimistic in a world trying to drag us down. Don't miss his insights on being The Happy Christian (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-07180022013).
 
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Friday, June 05, 2015"Your Sacred Yes" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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It’s so easy to give away our time to things un-appointed by God. We commit to something because it’s a good cause or there’s a great need. Or maybe because no one else will help. The result? The days blur together and we find ourselves overworked and underjoyed, desperate for a faith awakening. Our dear friend Susie Larson returns to Mid-Morning to share biblical insights on how and when to say no without guilt or shame and how to discern man-made obligations from God-given invitations. Learn how to say Your Sacred Yes (Bethany House, ISBN# 978-0-7642-1331-1).
 
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Thursday, June 04, 2015BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Have you heard of the capsule wardrobe movement? It causes clothing-lovers everywhere to raise an eyebrow of skepticism, but it has some good qualities! The concept is to have a collection of a few essential items of timeless clothing, and add select seasonal pieces to complement it. Have you ever tried simplifying your wardrobe…and if so, what do you love about it? And if you’ve not tried it, what items would you keep as your most loved staples? We’ll talk capsule wardrobes on this week’s BLT…and share stories, too!
 
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