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Tuesday, March 20, 2012Dr. Mitch Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you love good service? Maybe you enjoy being served at your favorite restaurant or resort...but  have you ever thought about why? The answer will compel you to serve others. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus described service that leads to surrender. On Tuesday's Mid-MorningMitch Kruse unpacks the spirit of servanthood as he continues his series on the Sermon on the Mount.
 
 
 
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Monday, March 19, 2012Spring Book Giveaway Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Doesn’t this weather just make you want to dust off the lawn furniture, curl up in the sun, and read a good book? We don’t have any lawn furniture to share, and we’re not really in charge of the sun, but we can help you with a good book! The Mid-Morning bookshelves have begun to overflow again, which means it’s time to pass the blessings to YOU! Fiction…Christian living…women’s interest…relationships…parenting…and more! Check out the full list on the Mid-Morning home page and be ready to call and win! An hour of fun with Lynne, Bekah and books!
 
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Friday, March 16, 2012Bucket Lists, Leap Lists, and Livin' Lists! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Do you have a Bucket List? What tops your list of things you want to make sure you accomplish before you die? And if the idea of a bucket list doesn’t appeal to you…maybe you have a “leap list” – of things to accomplish before your next “stage of life” change. Or maybe just a “livin’ list” drives you to accomplish something in the near future. Lynne and Bekah share what tops their lists and we open the phone lines for the hour to hear your best Bucket List, Leap List, and Livin’ List ideas!
 
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Thursday, March 15, 2012Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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In a very full Spots & Spotlights show, we welcome popular author and conference speaker Jennifer Rothschild, who will be in Lima, OH at the end of the month for the Fresh Grounded Faith conference. Randy Horn, CEO of Zobmondo Entertainment lets us peek into the making of the popular Would You Rather? Games. Zondervan’s new “Come On Over!” DVD series for kids is a great faith-filled entertainment and teaching tool, and creator Joel Tanis shares about what it has to offer. If you’re in the Bucyrus, Ohio area, you might want to stop by D. Picking & Company to check out their copper kettle creations! Keith Moore will share about their line of products. And rounding out the hour is Indiana blacksmith Dean Howard, owner of Barzillai Forge, who has created some steel art pieces you just might recognize! We’ll have lots of fun and giveaways, so don’t miss this hour!
 
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012Share Wrap it Up Day Two Host(s):

Thanks to everyone who pledged to support WBCL in our Share Wrap it Up days!

 
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012SHARE Make-Up Day Host(s):

Mid-Morning will take a break while we wrap up SHARE 2012. Join us in prayer for this important day and as the Lord leads, consider partnering with us financially in 2012!
 
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Monday, March 12, 2012Blogmania! Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Lynne and Bekah have entered the blogosphere…not only enjoying the chance to write from their hearts, but also reading the wisdom of other women who share a wealth of knowledge from their own corner of the blogging world. We are thrilled to welcome five of them to Mid-Morning. Pull up a chair and meet our blogging buddies! Lori Goold turns out some terrific recipes at The Recipe Shoebox. Jessica Turner, also known as The Mom Creative, writes about life, but she also shares how-to’s, great deals, and giveaways. Kelly Stamps writes from Kelly’s Korner, and her blog has turned into a ministry for everyone from singles looking for love to moms everywhere! Nester Smith of The Nesting Place and Emily of Emily. A. Clark  both write about decorating but bring their own unique flair to putting your personality in your home. Spend the hour with these fun women and then get to know them in the blogosphere!
 
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Friday, March 09, 2012"Bringing the Gospel Home" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you feel like Jesus is off limits in conversation with friends and family? Why does sharing the gospel with a stranger seem less frightening than telling those you love most? Evangelism doesn’t come naturally for most, and Randy Newman understands that. The author of Bringing the Gospel Home, (Crossway, ISBN# 978-1433513718) explains through the insights of Scripture and his own experiences, how to make progress in engaging with others who need the Lord!
 
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Thursday, March 08, 2012"Why Her?" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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As she raised her three sons, Becky Hunter often thought about and prayed for the women her sons would one day marry. Now the mother-in-law of three lovely young women, Becky, the author of Why Her? (ISBN# 978-0-9786783-3-3), offers biblical principles mixed with personal examples that give a glimpse into the kind of relationship that is possible for a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law to share. She focuses on why rather than how to have a great relationship. She and her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Hunter, spend the hour with us to explain when we know why a good relationship matters, we’ll be able to figure out our roles in making that relationship happen!
 
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012"How to be a Best Friend Forever" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Technology allows us to extend our circle of friends miles, states, and even countries wide, but our relationships are increasingly paper-thin. There is nothing like the sustaining strength and life-enriching power of forever friends, and we need them now more than ever. Best-selling author Dr. John Townsend’s new book How to Be a Best Friend Forever (Worthy, ISBN# 978-1-936034-43-7) is a guide to shattering relationship barriers, and it brings you vital skills necessary for building rewarding relationships. He joins us on Mid-Morning to share this wisdom with us: having a best friend forever is not only one life’s greatest joys – it’s also an attainable reality!
 
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Tuesday, March 06, 2012Kerri Zurbuch & Zonya Foco Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What would a sixty-minute consultation with a fitness trainer cost you? Nothing, if you listen to today’s Mid-Morning. Kerri Zurbuch explains why weak hip muscles may be behind your back, knee or ankle pain, offers encouraging advice for increasing your activity level, and answers your exercise and fitness questions. And dietician Zonya Foco shares all kinds of great eating-healthy advice!
 
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Monday, March 05, 2012Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We begin our hour with Robert Morgan’s final book in the Then Sings My Soul (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-8499-4713-1) trilogy, which includes over 50 stories of hymns from church history. Novelist Denise Hildreth Jones’ book The First Gardener (Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1-4143-3558-2) is a tale of loss, love, and living, and a reminder that all of life is a gift. Angela Thomas’ gift books Prayers for My Baby Girl (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0736939379) and Prayers for My Baby Boy (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0736945660) present prayers as letters to God and celebrate a mom’s delight in everyday moments with their new babies. Sharon Jaynes, co-author of Trusting God (Multnomah, ISBN# 978-1-60142-393-1) explains you don’t have to understand God to trust Him…and further explains how to actually do that! And Allia Zobel Nolan’s Hugs & Kisses, God (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-72263-2) helps kids appreciate their many blessings in a fun-filled, vibrantly illustrated lift-the-flap book!
 
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Friday, March 02, 2012Need 2 Know Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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It’s a new month…and we have a whole list of things you need to know! Who says pony tails have to be boring? Mollie Ruiz-Hopper fromThe Finest Accessories has the stylish answer – and these are not your mama’s hair scrunchies! Jillian Avey fromPropet Shoes has the answer for comfy and PORTABLE walking shoes, and for those of you bitten by the decorating bug, don’t miss Sam Lueder from Mythic Paint…all the beauty without all the paint fumes! We have a whole list of other things you’ll want to know…and of course…giveaways! Don’t miss this fun hour!
 
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Thursday, March 01, 2012Kim Tabor and Misty Javorka Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Kim Tabor spent many years bound by fear, built, and low self-worth. Then, in His gentle grace, God began a journey of healing in her heart and now this conference speaker and singer is passionate for other women to know the same joy and freedom. She returns to Mid-Morning, along with her friend Misty Javorka, where they will share the powerful work God did in each of their hearts and how they now live Finally Free.
 
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012Dr. Bill Maier Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you’ve heard the new Culture Connection feature on WBCL, then you’ve heard the voice of clinical psychologist Dr. Bill Maier. Today he joins us for the entire Mid-Morning hour to help parents equip kids in facing the plethora of challenges that surround our culture. If you lack parenting confidence in what may feel like turbulent times, then tune in to hear Dr. Bill Maier’s conversation with Lynne and be ready to call, email or Facebook your own questions!
 
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012Life Lessons Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you deeply desire to draw close to the Lord, but you feel like life has thrown you off the “perfect” course to the Throne Room? Today’s Mid-Morning is for you. Valorie Burton, author of Where Will You Go from Here? (Waterbrook Press, ISBN # 978-0-307-72976-7) teaches that even though life doesn’t go according to plan, you can still possess the attitude and skills to persevere and emerge stronger than ever. Gene Edwards, author of Living Close To God When You’re Not Good at It (Waterbrook Press, ISBN# 978-0-307-73019-0) knows the struggle of consistent time with the Lord, staying on focusing during prayer, and why fellowship can be hard. He found a way to walk with the Lord without feeling like a failure. And Linda Evans Shepherd, author of When You Can’t Find God (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-1978-4) explains how to find God even in the toughest circumstances.
 
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Monday, February 27, 2012"365 Manners Kids Should Know" Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Have you ever cringed at some of the manners today’s kids display? Or perhaps lack of manners is a better description. Life Coach Sheryl Eberly believes manners shouldn’t go by the wayside and gives clever advice for situations in which consideration matters – though it’s often forgotten. Her book, 365 Manners Kids Should Know (Three Rivers Press, ISBN# 978-0-307-8825-9) offers one-manner-a-day organization for parents, grandparents, and teachers for all sorts of situations from texting, to online bullies to attending weddings. Sheryl joins us to share her wisdom and answer your questions!
 
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Friday, February 24, 2012Kitchen Caboodle Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Freelan
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Do church or office potluck lunches leave you wondering what to take that will stand out from all the other choices? Phyllis Pellman Good has an entire book of tasty recipes for just such an occasion, and she joins us to talk about Fix It and Enjoy It: Potluck Heaven (Good Books, ISBN # 978-1-56148-732-5). Mark Kelly from Lodge Cast Iron explains the benefits of cooking with cast iron – including the new pre-seasoned pans. If you carry your lunch to work each day, you might need to know about Crock Pot’s new Lunch Crock, which keeps your food warm right at your desk! Aileen Fanjul will explain this great new gadget! Lynne and Bekah have suggestions for dressing up store bought food, and if you’re looking for a fabulous idea for dinner, don’t miss Caroline Begin’s fondue recipes! The creator of BestFondue.com will join us with her best tips and fondue advice! A full hour of fun, food, and giveaways!
 
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Thursday, February 23, 2012Brain Health with Dr. Larry McCleary Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Through leading-edge scientific studies, we have learned that more can be done to keep your brain healthy than any other part of the body. Can a serious concussion in childhood cause problems for you as an adult? Which vitamins and supplements do repair and nourish the brain? Dr. Larry McCleary, a leading expert in the field of brain health and author of Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly (Greenleaf Book Group Press, ISBN # 1-60832-101-8) answers these questions and yours on today’s Mid-Morning.
 
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012"12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Committing to a relationship is a risk. And in today’s pressure-filled culture, nothing is enough to guarantee a loving, stable marriage. But authors Clayton and Charie King believe if you ask the right questions before you tie the knot, you can increase your chances of a successful relationship. The authors of 12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry (Harvest House, ISBN # 978-0-7369-3777-1) point to the Bible’s perspective of hearts that serve and guide you through 12 crucial questions to consider before saying I Do.
 
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Where do you go to satisfy your desires? Jesus gave the secret to satisfaction in the greatest speech ever given when he addressed an estimated 20,000 followers along the mountainside outside Capernaum. He taught that we find satisfaction through surrender to Christ who brings us into the Kingdom of Heaven: His will for our lives. Mitch Kruse joins us for part two of his series on the Sermon on the Mount and teaches us to say to the God of the Universe, “I can’t. You can.”
 
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Monday, February 20, 2012Elder Law Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We work our entire lives to establish as much financial stability as possible, but by the time we’ve reached our elderly years, we may not realize our finances and assets are potentially unprotected and in jeopardy. Stephen Adair has more than 40 years’ experience in estate planning, taxation and probate law, and elder law issues. He has devoted his practice to advising people regarding the management, preservation and protection of their assets and he joins us on Mid-Morning to share his wisdom. Whether you’re approaching retirement and beyond yourself, or you have parents who may not have financial details worked out, tune in to hear how to establish and accomplish suitable goals and prepare for the possibilities of the future. We’ll open the phone lines, Facebook and email to take your questions as well!
 
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Friday, February 17, 2012Life as a Pastor's Wife Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The first ladies of today’s churches are women just like the rest of us. They struggle with the same worries, insecurities and decisions as the rest of us, but they do it all from the fishbowl of a parsonage. With entire congregations scrutinizing their words and actions, they are often left feeling lonely and falling dreadfully short of expectations. Counselor Amy Luedtke returns to Mid-Morning, along with Lori Wilhite and Brandi Wilson, whose ministry Leading and Loving It ministers to pastors’ wives. Whether you are a pastor’s wife or you are friends with yours…join us for some eye-opening insights!
 
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Thursday, February 16, 2012"10 Things Jesus Never Said" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What do you think Jesus would say to you if you were face to Face with Him right now? Do you imagine words of disappointment or condemnation? Have you just not measured up to all He would demand? Pastor Will Davis Jr. unmasks commonly believed myths about our relationship with God and shows us how to replace them with the truth of how Jesus really feels about us. His book, 10 Things Jesus Never Said (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-2001-8)  urges you to stop believing the lies the Enemy places in your mind and start believing the things Jesus really did say!
 
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012"Flirting with the Forbidden" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In this world, temptation lurks around every corner. Every day we are in danger of falling victim to its enticements. But just because we must live with temptation doesn’t mean we have to let it master us. Critically acclaimed author Steven James joins us with his combination of Scripture and reflections on temptation, discernment and grace, based on his book Flirting with the Forbidden (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-3428-2). Join us for the hour to hear Steven’s ideas for developing a deeper, more intimate walk with Christ in a temptation-laden world.
 
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