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Monday, May 18, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

While portraying Jesus in the film "The Gospel of Matthew", Bruce Marchiano grasped how Jesus' pure love for women gives them a new vision of who God created them to be. He shares his insights in "Jesus, the Man Who Loved Women" (Howard Books, ISBN # 1-4175-4397-8), the first of today's "Author! Author!" interviews. Local author Janet Dean discusses her second novel, "Courting the Doctor's Daughter" (Steeple Hill, ISBN # 0-373-82812-8). Helen Cepero unpacks "Journaling as a Spiritual Practice" (InterVarsity Press, ISBN # 0-8308-3519-5). Greg Singleton, co-author of "Setting Up Stones" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-219-7), offers practical and creative ways to develop your child's faith. And Kevin Williams provides an up-close-and-personal look at Amish life and cooking in "The Amish Cook at Home" (Andrews McMeel, ISBN # 0-7407-7372-3), written with Lovina Eicher.
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Lynne Ford

"I know the world is several versions of mad right now. I know that pessimism and grimness sometimes seem like the only responsible choices. And that's why I'm making a shameless appeal for celebration." So begins Shauna Niequist's "Cold Tangerines" (Zondervan, ISBN # 310-27360-0). The Digging Deeper panel thinks it's the perfect read for the times in which we are living. They'll explain why-and share Shauna's advice and welcoming invitation to celebrate life, no matter what - on today's Digging Deeper Mid-Morning.
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2009Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford

It began with apple butter and grew into a successful family business that produces natural fruit butters, preserves, and jellies without corn syrups or preservatives. Dillman Farm's Cary Dillman tells the company's tasty story on May's "Spots and Spotlights." Michele Zavatsky shares kid-tested places to visit along I-75 from Michigan to Florida. Zephora Haddon discusses her clever and useful idea for keeping kids safe. And Tim Arheit, owner of Honey Run Apiaries, explains the intriguing behavior of bees.
 
Tuesday, May 12, 2009Gardening Advice from Joe Lamp'l Host(s): Lynne Ford

Nationally syndicated garden writer and host of the DIY Network's Fresh from the Garden, Joe Lamp'l shares how to create dynamic container gardens using "thriller, fillers and spillers;" explains the how-tos of raised vegetable garden beds; and offers good-for-the-environment tips for saving water and controlling pests and disease.
 
Monday, May 11, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

She's a walking, talking resource on nutrition. Who's she? Dr. Ann Kulze. The sought-after speaker and expert on science-based nutrition explains why you shouldn't eat more than six eggs per week, why a diet loaded with sugar-free foods isn't good for you, and why citric sports drinks are bad news for your child's teeth. And don't miss the first five minutes of the show for a special announcement about Dr. Ann!
 
Friday, May 08, 2009Bill and Pam Farrel Host(s): Lynne Ford

The key to a long-lasting love is investing in your relationship at the beginning. Because it's in the initial years that patterns develop - the ways you choose to view and treat each other and how you handle conflict and crisis. Discover the GIFT that creates a rock-solid foundation for a marriage that lasts a lifetime from Bill and Pam Farrel, co-authors of "The First Five Years of Marriage" (FaithWords, ISBN# 0-446-57997-1) during Friday's encore Mid-Morning.
 
Tuesday, May 05, 2009Allergies and Asthma Host(s): Lynne Ford

Spring has sprung and so have allergies! Get the lowdown from Dr. Douglas Neeld on the most effective prescription and over-the-counter medications, and learn other strategies for minimizing and eliminating the pesky allergens behind your sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose.
 
Monday, May 04, 2009Christians and Anti-Depressants Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you're suffering from major depression or anxiety, antidepressant medication may relieve some of your symptoms. But antidepressants aren't a silver bullet, and they come with their own side effects and cautions. Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Lyles explains the differences between today's most prescribed antidepressants, and the roles of medications and faith in treating depression and anxiety.
 
Tuesday, April 28, 2009From One Widow to Another Host(s): Lynne Ford

Anyone who's been through the death of a spouse will tell you that life changes immediately and permanently. Miriam Neff understands these changes. The author of "From One Widow to Another" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8784-1), offers insights and encouragement for grieving and shaping a new life as a single woman, led and loved by a caring God.
 
Monday, April 27, 2009Living Together: Myths, Risks and Answers Host(s): Lynne Ford

Does living together help a couple determine whether or not they can have a successful marriage? The culture says yes but the reality is a higher divorce rate among couples who live together before marriage. Mike and Harriet McManus, cofounders of Marriage Savers and co-authors of "Living Together: Myths, Risks and Answers" (Howard Books, ISBN # 1-4165-5098-3), explain why "practice" doesn't lead to �til death do us part, and discuss a better way to prepare a relationship for marriage.
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

When it comes to giving our resources - time, talent and treasure - we have a natural bent for being foolish and greedy. Ouch! But we were deigned to be generous with our gifts. Why the disconnect, even after we become followers of Christ? Dr. Mitchell Kruse explains and offers the wisdom of the Bible as the way to becoming generous from the inside out.
 
Monday, April 20, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you've ever wished for a Life Coach to help close the gap between understanding God's purpose for your life and carrying it out, Shelley Leith's "Character Makeover" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-25653-4) is the resource for you. Joining Shelley for the April "Author! Author!" are novelist Christa Ann Banister ("Blessed Are the Meddlers", NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-178-3), graphic novel editor Bud Rogers ("I Was an Eighth-Grade Ninja", Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-71300-5), children's author Lisa Tawn Bergren ("God Gave Us Heaven", WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7446-4), and Jim Reimann, whose "Look Unto Me" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28387-4) updates the Charles Spurgeon classic, Morning by Morning.
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009Older Adult Ministry in the 21st Century Host(s): Lynne Ford

More people are living longer than ever before. And with estimates of Americans 65 and older comprising 20% of the population by 2030, ministries for seniors to serve and be served are vital. Chaplain Doug Vogel and Dr. Richard Gentzler, author of "Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century" (Discipleship Resources, ISBN # 0-88177-540-2), discuss current and future needs, and the how-tos, of both ministry opportunities.
 
Monday, April 13, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Are omega-3 supplements overrated? Dr. Ann Kulze responds to new studies with the truth about these fatty acids. The nutrition expert also explains why families that eat together tend to practice good eating habits and discusses the potential danger for men who take folic acid supplements. Do you have a nutrition question? Dr. Ann will answer it during her monthly Mid-Morning visit.
 
Tuesday, March 03, 2009Wholly Imperfect Host(s): Lynne Ford

Christian psychologist and counselor Kim Eckert found herself addressing and readdressing the same core issues with her female clients: relational wounds, body image, negative self-talk, and forming healthy relationships, to name just a few. She longed for a practical Christian book that would supplement the instruction and insights offered during counseling. The problem was she couldn't find one, so she wrote it herself: "Stronger than You Think" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3373-3). On today's Mid-Morning experience the wise counsel that's helped numerous women find wholeness without having to be perfect!
 
Monday, March 02, 2009Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children Host(s): Lynne Ford
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All parents want their children to grow up to be productive, responsible adults. But in spite of their parents' best efforts, some kids never successfully make the transition to independent-functioning adulthood. What then? Drawing from experiences with her adult son, Allison Bottke offers wise advice for "Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2135-0) that include ending guilt-ridden enabling, and returning personal responsibility to an adult son or daughter.
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Sharon Niedzinski knew absolutely nothing about raising sheep when she bought a small flock to graze in the pasture of her newly-purchased homestead. Sixteen years later she's a seasoned pro sharing what's she's learned about sheep-and herself-in "Heaven Has a Blue Carpet" (Nelson, ISBN# 0-8499-2004-2). February's "Author! Auhor!" also features novelist Nicole Young ("Kiss Me If You Dare", Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3159-5), children's author Roni Schotter ("The House of Joyful Living", Melanie Kroupa Books, ISBN # 978-0-374-33429-1), Jan Johnson ("Invitation to the Jesus Life", NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-146-2), and Nancy Guthrie ("Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross", Crossway, ISBN # 1-4335-0181-4).
 
Monday, February 23, 2009Eat, Shrink & Be Merry Host(s): Lynne Ford

The wildly funny Podleski sisters are serious about healthy food that tastes delectable. Weary of fad diets that had people shunning apples and fearing bread, Janet and Greta created a know-carb, know-fat cookbook. The authors of "Eat, Shrink and Be Merry" (Granet Publishing, Inc., ISBN #0-9680631-3-6) share favorite all-of-the-taste-but-not-on-your-waist recipes, cooking tips and nutrition know-how that will get you on the right track to a healthier lifestyle.
 
Tuesday, February 17, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Mitchell Kruse wraps up his "Twelve Words to the Wise" series taken from King Solomon's insights on effectively handling conflict. His ancient words are as potent and needed today as when he first spoke them!
 
Monday, February 16, 2009Strong Winds and Crashing Waves Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Terry Wardle is a wounded healer. Traumatic events from his childhood that had left a residue of fear, anxiety, and depression have been reprocessed and put in their place. On today's Mid-Morning, the author of "Strong Winds and Crashing Waves" (Leafwood Publishers, ISBN # ) weds his own personal story of emotional pain to current brain research, faith in Christ, and healing prayer to offer a wealth of insight and direction to anyone who's painful past is controlling their present.
 
Thursday, February 12, 2009The Two Degree Difference Host(s): Lynne Ford

The road to success always begins with one small step. Just ask the marathon runner or the woman who quit smoking. On today's encore conversation with Dr. John Trent, discover the power of "The 2 Degree Difference" (B & H Publishing, ISBN # 0-8054-3064-6), small changes that can get your life moving in the right direction.
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Radical Recovery Host(s): Lynne Ford

Suzy Brown was so devastated by an unwanted, midlife divorce, that just climbing out of bed took courage and strength. Today she's a survivor on a mission to help others transform the despair of a divorce into an unexpected good. If divorce has left you feeling unloved, unwanted and undone, embrace a "Radical Recovery" - Rising Above Divorce In Confidence and Love - from someone who's been where you are, and can confidently point you to a better future.
 
Monday, February 09, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Want the skinny on the newest sweetener to hit supermarket shelves? On today's Mid-Morning, Dr. Ann Kulze evaluates the latest sugar substitute: Truvia. The nutrition and wellness expert unpacks the cancer-protective properties of the four vegetables you're least likely to eat (and provides ways to prepare them that might tempt you to give them a try); and suggests a downsizing tip that's painless, yet can help you lose weight.
 
Wednesday, February 04, 2009ADD/ADHD Host(s): Lynne Ford

We may all occasionally have difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behavior. But for some children and adults, the problem is so pervasive and persistent that it interferes with their daily lives at home, at school, at work, and in social settings. On today's Mid-Morning, Dr. Gregory Sowles differentiates between ADHD and ADD, plus what sets them apart from normal focus and control blips; explores their causes; and explains why effective treatment doesn't always require medication.
 
Tuesday, February 03, 2009Get Fit, Get Healthy Host(s): Lynne Ford

The statement "Move it or lose it" isn't just a clever motivational cheer; it's the truth. Personal fitness trainer and wellness consultant Kerri Zurbuch discusses why activity tells the body to "keep living" and provides the how-tos and the encouragement needed to get fit and healthy in 2009.
 
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