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Tuesday, September 09, 2014Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…but a new study says that might not be true! We’ll open our September visit with nutrition expert Dr. Ann Kulze by asking her thoughts on the importance of breakfast! We’ll also talk with her about how inflammation could be slowly killing our bodies, and why prediabetes is more common than you think. We’ll take your nutrition questions by phone, email and Facebook during the second half of the show!
 
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Monday, September 08, 2014Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford
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We know perfect marriages aren’t possible, but that doesn’t keep us from drowning in perfectionism  as we live each day with our spouse. And we’ve heard that compromise is key…but it’s not always the answer! Dr. David Hawkins explains more wisdom from his newest book, Never Fight Again…Guaranteed! (Abingdon, ISBN# 978-1-4267-7385-3). By delving into the hidden dangers of perfectionism and compromise. And during the second half of the show, he’ll take your relationship questions by phone, email and Facebook!
 
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Friday, September 05, 2014"Pulling Back the Shades" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Spiritual women have legitimate desires that are seldom addressed – and books and movies are designed to exploit. Yet spirituality and sexuality were never meant to be mutually exclusive. Now, with solid biblical teaching and transparent stories, Dr. Juli Slattery visits Mid-Morning to offer an unflinching look at the most personal questions women ask. Whether you are single or married, don’t miss this compelling conversation on Pulling Back the Shades (Moody, ISBN# 978-0-8024-1088-7).
 
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Thursday, September 04, 2014BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Actress Helen Hayes said, “From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot in front of the other.” Whether your parents were your best influence, or you had a great mentor in your life, what are the best traits you inherited or learned as you grew? {And since Grandparents’ Day is this Sunday, feel free to honor them as you share what you learned from them in your formative years!} Share your stories and memories with us!
 
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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We open our September Spots and Spotlights show with well-known author and pastor Kyle Idleman, who tells us about a brand new faith-based movie, The Song, opening in theaters later this month. Misty Howell shares how God gave her a mission, following the heartbreaking loss of her son, and how Hudson’s Bands of Hope have been encouraging other moms in their own grief. Driver’s Ed instructor Tony Lemmon shares some of his most harrowing {and hilarious} tales from behind the passenger seat belt. Al Coviello, CEO of e-cloth, shares how these eco-friendly cloths clean without all the dangerous chemicals.  And we wrap up our hour with Jeni Britton-Bauer, founder of Jeni’s Ice Cream!
 
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Personal fitness trainer and wellness consultant Kerri Zurbuch returns to Mid-Morning with her practical get-healthy info and advice! On Tuesday’s show, Kerri and Lynne catch up with our “Make Your Own Good News” hero, Lara, to see how her weight loss is progressing. They’ll share some delicious and nutritious recipes, some exercise product ideas, and Kerri will answer your questions during the second half of the show!
 
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Monday, September 01, 2014Life Coaching Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Are you feeling a restlessness that goes beyond needing a vacation? Maybe you’re stuck at work and unsure of what path to try next. Or maybe you’ve been hanging onto a secret dream, wondering if it’s okay to pursue it or if you should let it go. You’d love to ask for advice, but you don’t know who to ask – or you’re too embarrassed to admit something thing so big to someone you know. Then don’t miss Lynne’s encore conversation with Life Coach Robin Chaddock. Her insights will encourage you to deepen your alliance with God as you seek to find what He has for you!
 
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Friday, August 29, 2014"One Bible, Many Versions" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Dave Brunn has been involved in Bible translation work around the world for many years. From his perspective of working within different cultures, he helps us sort out the many competing claims for various English Bible translations. By giving us a better understanding of the process of translation, he demonstrates how the variety of translations enables us to grasp more fully the meaning of the biblical text. On today’s encore Mid-Morning, Dave offers wise insight into One Bible, Many Versions (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-2715-2).
 
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Thursday, August 28, 2014BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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This world has been pretty heavy with bad news lately, and it can feel so discouraging! And while we want to pray earnestly for those suffering at home and around the world, we also want to take some time to focus on the good news happening all around us! We would love to hear the story of a time when someone did something nice for you. Whether someone paid for your coffee, changed a flat tire for you on the interstate, or returned a full wallet, tell us the acts of kindness that gave you hope in a hard world!
 
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014"Fail" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Sometimes ministries are shipwrecked by moral failure. But for most of us, the failure is more ordinary: disillusionment, inadequacy, declining budgets, poor decisions, opposition, depression, and burnout. J.R. Briggs knows what failure feels like, and with candid vulnerability, he explores the landscape of failure, how it devastates us and how it transforms us. Without offering quick fixes, he challenges cultural expectations of success and gives permission to grieve our losses...and permission to receive the grace of healing and restoration when we Fail (IVP, ISBN# 978-0830841110).
 
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014"10 Best Decisions a Single Can Make" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The single life is challenging for many...especially those who deeply desire to be married or remarried. PeggySue Wells and Pam Farrel team up on Mid-Morning to talk about The 10 Best Decisions a Single Can Make (Harvest House), a book written by Pam and her husband, Bill. From learning to live a full life instead of a "life on hold," to choosing community over isolation to realizing the significance of life and opportunities ahead, PeggySue and Pam offer hope of a full and complete life, even if you don't have a spouse by your side.
 
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Monday, August 25, 2014Porn Addiction Host(s): Lynne Ford
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It’s no secret that the number of men caught up in pornography addictions has increased dramatically in the past few years. Easy access through the internet has fed the appetites of these men…yet it never fully satisfies. Michael John Cusick returns to Mid-Morning to explain what men are really searching for when they turn to porn…and he delves into the path of healing from the stronghold of this addiction. Michael is a minister, spiritual director and counselor…but he has also personally experienced the restoring touch of God in his life, and wants to see other men experience healing and Divine satisfaction.
 
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Friday, August 22, 2014Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Your eyes are not deceiving you…it really is Friday, and not a Tuesday! But we’re excited to haveDr. Ann Kulze with us on a Friday this month – giving us all the same great advice and information she gives us on her regular Tuesday visit each month! She’ll share some of the latest findings in the world of nutrition, and she’ll take your questions by phone, email, and Facebook!
 
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Thursday, August 21, 2014Susie Larson Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Susie Larson joined us last month to encourage us to mature in our faith...and to explain how maturity {and immaturity} in our faith affects every area of our lives. This month, Susie returns to Mid-Morning to explore the blessings found in a mature faith. And if spiritual maturity seems daunting, she encourages you to understand that the Holy Spirit supplies the power...our job is simply to be willing to grow up in the grace and love of Christ. 
 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014BLT on Wednesday Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Next Tuesday is National Dog Day, so we’re spending our special BLT on Wednesday paying tribute to man’s best friend. Tell us how you chose your dog’s name, a heroic thing he’s done, a funny story about life with your canine, or anything else we should know about your dog! And if you have a dog selfie…of course we hope you’ll post it on our Facebook page! We’re a day early this week, but we’ve got all the BLT tweets, pins and stories, so join us!   
 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014Mitch Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Failure might not be final, but when ignored, it can be fatal. Mitch Kruse continues his series on The 30 Sayings of the Wise by describing four pitfalls that can kill: lies, sexual misconduct, addiction, and distress. He’ll unpack how to avoid these failures and he’ll take your questions as well – by phone, email and Facebook!
 
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Monday, August 18, 2014Author Author Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Popular blogger Sophie Hudson {aka Boo Mama} shares a little bit of sacred sitting smack-dab in the middle of the ordinary – thoughts from her book A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet (Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1-4143-7566-3). Robin Lee Hatcher’s novel A Promise Kept (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-1-4016-8765-6) peeks at a story of loss and redemption drawn in part from her own life story. John Alan Turner uncovers some of the strangest stories in the Bible – the ones that never make it into sermons – and explains how the oddest episodes reveal the consistent nature of God {Crazy Stories, Sane God, B&H, ISBN#: 978-1-4336-8128-8}. Dandi Daley Mackall returns to Mid-Morning to share her newest young adult novel: The Secrets of Tree Taylor (Knopf, ISBN# 978-0-375-86897-9). Jan Dunlap’s Saved by Gracie (Authentic, ISBN# 978-1-78078-227-0) tells how a rough and tumble rescue dog dragged her back to health, happiness and God. And we wrap up with Grace Fox’s book, Tuck-Me-In Talks With Your Little One (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0-7369-5640-6) that encourages parents to trade bedtime stories for conversations!
 
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Friday, August 15, 2014"Keep Your Love On" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Keeping your love on is a hard thing to do. Sometimes it's the hardest thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is non-negotiable. Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it's safe to love and be loved. Yet for many, relationships are anything but safe, loving and intimate. Danny Silk offers the higher, Jesus-focused standard defined by mature love...a love that stays "on" no matter what. He brings examples and stories that will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, protect your connections and Keep Your Love On! (Red Arrow, ISBN# 978-0988499232).
 
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Thursday, August 14, 2014BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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LAUNDRY! You either love it or hate it, and most of you probably have at least ONE story of a time when something went wrong in the laundry room. {Bekah wouldn’t know anything about that. She never dried a whole load of dress clothes with a tube of lipstick or anything.} We want to hear your best laundry stories…and laundry tips. We’ll talk laundry, tweets, and pins on Thursday’s BLT!
 
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Honey is good…and good for you! Local honey farmer Ben Thornburgh {Thornburgh Honey Farm in Warsaw} gives us the scoop behind the scenes of bees and honey! Blogger, author, and homeschooling mom Sarah Mae  shares her brand new creation: The Type-B Homeschool Planner – for moms who need a different way to plan their days. Christina Tynan-Wood is a self-proclaimed geek shares important information with us of how to use Twitter to attain positive customer-service experiences with companies. Summer isn’t over yet…and Alex Levine reminds us of the importance of using sunscreen even at the end of the season, and how Sunscreen Bands can help! We wrap up with Shannan Martin and her DARLING creatively crafted canvases!
 
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014"Middle School: The Inside Story" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Middle-schoolers experience roller-coaster moods, insecurities, self-focus, and a whole lot of physical changes they didn't see coming...all while trying to tackle technology, social media, the internet, video gaming - and much more than their parents ever had to contend with in their teen years. It's daunting - for the kids and the parents. Veteran educators {and mothers} Cynthia Tobias and Sue Acuna lean into their own expertise and interactions with dozens of middle-schoolers, parents and teachers to bring you Middle School: The Inside Story (Focus on the Family, ISBN# 978-1589977778). Spend the hour with us to learn what kids have told them...but won't tell you! 
 
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Monday, August 11, 2014"Toughest People to Love" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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People – frustrating, confusing, disappointing, complicated – are the most difficult part of leadership, and they challenge leaders everywhere, from leaders of many to managers of a few. Chuck DeGroat spends the hour with us Monday, addressing the flawed nature of people and offering wisdom for leaders of all types in dealing with just about anyone who is difficult to lead and love. He talks about how people “tick” and explains what to do with the Toughest People to Love (Eerdmans, ISBN# 978-0-8028-7143-5).
 
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Friday, August 08, 2014Poiema People Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Hector & Sue Badeau (Are We There Yet? Carpenter’s Son Publishing, ISBN# 978-0-988591-7-6) and Dr. Lee Warren (No Place to Hide, Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-33803-1) have something in common: their lives have taken twists and turns most of us will never see, and they’ve become stronger because of them. Hector and Sue raised 22 children, from diverse backgrounds and with special needs. They’ll share their experience in foster care and adoption, coping with teen pregnancies, addictions, and the grip of grief after the untimely deaths of three of their children. And Dr. Lee Warren spent 120 days of combat carnage on the battlefield in Iraq, treating an endless flow of patients…and emerging with a resolute faith. They share their incredible stories with us on Friday’s Mid-Morning.
 
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Thursday, August 07, 2014BLT Host(s): Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer
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Lucy and Ethel…Andy and Barney…Woody and Buzz…Anne and Diana…Laurel and Hardy…Sully and Mike…you and who? Who is your best friend and why do you fit together so well? Best Friends Day is just a week away, so we want to spend the hour celebrating this friendship that is so important to you! We’ll have stories, tweets and pins – and we look forward to spending time with you!
 
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014"First Hired, Last Fired" Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Unemployment is a daunting concern for people all across the nation. Layoffs and corporate downsizing threaten jobs, now more than ever. Those who are employed face terror and stress at the prospect of losing their jobs, and finding new ones. The global climate reeks of confusion, fear, anxiety, and competition…but Anita Agers-Brooks believes we can find valuable wisdom in the text of the Bible! She’ll spend the hour with us offering solutions and easy-to-apply principles to find meaning in your work life and deep satisfaction from committing to a job well done. Listen to her thoughts on being First Hired, Last Fired (Leafwood, ISBN# 9780891123200).
 
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