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Wednesday, July 28, 2010The Beginners Guide to Preserving Food at Home Host(s): Lynne Ford

Looking for cost effective ways to feed your family this year? Janet Chadwick, author of "Preserving Food at Home" (Storey Publishing, ISBN# 978-1-60342-145-4) has some helpful suggestions to make that happen in your home - even if you've never tried anything like it before. Whether you're interested in canning, freezing, drying, brining, or root cellaring your favorite fruits, herbs, and vegetables; she has tips and instructions for all of the above. Join Janet and Lynne during Wednesday's encore "Mid-Morning" for easy step-by-step instructions to enjoy local produce year-round and for an opportunity to gain some tasty recipes your family will love.
 
Tuesday, July 27, 2010Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly Host(s): Lynne Ford

Neurosurgeon Dr. Larry McCleary knows that what we eat affects our health, especially our brain. The author of "Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly" (Teocalli, ISBN # 0-615-33950-4) explains how our modern diet starves our brain - setting it up for memory loss, difficulty thinking, and even Alzheimer's - and makes us fat. Learn how to properly feed your brain while simultaneously shrinking your belly on today's "Mid-Morning."
 
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Monday, July 26, 2010Author Author Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you're a fan of English mystery novels (think Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers), you'll love Mel Starr's Hugh de Singleton series. Meet Mel when he chats about the second novel in the Singleton series, "A Corpse at St. Andrew's Chapel" (Monarch Books, ISBN # 1-85424-954-8). Carolyn Warren offers inspirational guidance for "Praying Through Your Pregnancy" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4808-2). Dean Merrill discusses the re-release of E. Stanley Jones' "Victorious Living" (Summerside, ISBN #1-935416-57-X). Children's author Marla Stewart Konrad ("Just Like You," ZonderKidz, ISBN # 0-310-71478-1) and novelist Margaret Brownley ("A Lady Like Sarah," Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-809-2) round out the hour.
 
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

Mitch Kruse was a young adult Christian who wanted to achieve affluence, wealth, riches, and triumph - all to show that a Christian could be successful, of course. The author of "Restoration Road" (Credo, ISBN # 1-935391-31-9) uses his own prodigal story to highlight God's readiness to forgive and His power to restore - something none of us can do for ourselves, no matter how hard we might try.
 
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Monday, July 19, 2010Sleep, It Does a Family Good Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What's the one thing every family needs more of but can't seem to find time for? Sleep! Dr. Archibald Hart, author of "Sleep: It Does a Family Good" (Focus on the Family, ISBN # 1-58997-609-2), explains the vital role of sleep in our lives (for kids and adults), and goes on to offer advice and practical suggestions on ways to ensure every family gets the sleep they need.
 
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

You've reached your goal weight. Now what? Do you change your eating habits? Dr. Ann Kulze discusses maintenance eating once your body hits its "sweet spot." The nutrition expert also shares surprising reasons women can't lose weight and the best fast-food salads.
 
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Monday, July 12, 2010I'm Not Good Enough Host(s): Lynne Ford

You've heard the lies before. Maybe repeated them so often you've started to believe them: Nobody loves me. I'm worthless. I'd be happier married to someone else. It's time to recognize the enemy's lies and to replace those lies with the Bible's liberating truth. It's time to be set free to see yourself as God sees you: His holy, chosen, cleansed, forgiven, and dearly loved child! Bible teacher Sharon Jaynes, author of "I'm Not Good Enough...and Other Lies Women Tell Themselves" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-1870-1), exposes the lies we tell ourselves and offers God's plan for winning the battle for our minds.
 
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Wednesday, July 07, 2010Inspiring Biographies Host(s): Lynne Ford

When was the last time you read a biography? Walked in the shoes of a president, a saint, or a chef? "Books and Culture" Editor John Wilson and Eric Metaxas, author of "Bonhoeffer" (Nelson, ISBN # 1-5955-5138-2), suggest something for everyone on today's "Inspiring Biographies Mid-Morning."
 
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010When a Man You Love Was Sexually Abused Host(s): Lynne Ford

Why is it so difficult for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse to tell? How can the women in their lives love and assist them on the journey toward healing? CSA survivor Cecil Murphey, author of "When a Man You Love Was Abused" (Kregel, ISBN # 0-8254-3353-3), and counselor John Lovitt answer both questions and yours on today's "Mid-Morning."
 
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Friday, July 02, 2010When He Doesn't Believe Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you love a man who doesn't share your commitment to Christ, you may feel frustrated, discouraged, and lonely. Perhaps you, like so many women, have tried to "help" your husband find or deepen his relationship with God-only to realize you've pushed him farther away. Nancy Kennedy understands. She offers biblical truth, practical help, and comforting insights from women, like herself, who've walked in your shoes-and who've come to better trust God and more fully understand what to do (and what not to do) "When He Doesn't Believe" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-57856-434-4).
 
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Thursday, July 01, 2010Touched by a Vampire Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Edward and Bella's forbidden love in the Twilight Saga has captured the hearts and imaginations of teenage girls and even adult women. The popularity of the books begs the question, Can vampires teach us about God's plan for love? Beth Felker Jones, author of "Touched by a Vampire" (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-60142-278-1), investigates the themes of the Twilight Saga from a biblical perspective to find the answer during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning. Originally aired March 22, 2010.
 
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010Live from Shipshewana Host(s): Lynne Ford
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WBCL is broadcasting live from Shipshewana, and that includes "Mid-Morning!" Melissa Troyer shares ideas from her book "101 Things to Do in Shipshewana" (Harmony Marketing, ISBN # 0-615-35643-3). Jerry Bontrager discusses his unique egg carving artwork. Joseph Yoder explores the history of Amish Mennonites. Cliff Pequet explains crafting shoes and other items made from leather. And artists Kathy McClanahan and Dalis Andrews discuss their paintings and woodcarvings.
 
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010No More Christian Nice Girl Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Being nice can harm you and drain the life out of your relationships, says Paul Coughlin. The author of "No More Christian Nice Girl" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0769-3) explains how nice wrecks relationships, cripples careers, and messes up marriage. Coughlin explores the differences between "nice" and "good," and shows how emulating the real Jesus is the key to transforming from a Christian Nice Girl into an authentic, powerful woman of loving faith.
 
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Monday, June 28, 2010Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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There's more to raising kids than making sure they clean their room and eat a healthy diet . . . there's fun! And fun can help bring positive changes in your home. Silvana Clark tells you how in "Fun-Filled Parenting" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4795-5). Joining Silvana for the June "Author! Author!" are Bill Crowder ("Singing the Songs of the Brokenhearted," Discovery House, ISBN # 1-57293-274-6), Marty Mokler ("The Splatters Learn Some Manners," Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2558-7), Tina Campbell ("Be You," Howard, ISBN # 1-4391-6071-8), and Ariel Allison ("Eye of the God," Abingdon Press, ISBN # 1-4267-0068-2).
 
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010How to Have That Difficult Conversation You've Been Ignoring Host(s): Lynne Ford
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All of us need to be able to have a healthy confrontational conversation at one time or another. Sometimes it's a matter of simply saying no so we don't get overextended. At other times, we may need to confront a difficult person in a relationship-a controller, a manipulator, or an irresponsible person. Dr. John Townsend, author of "How to Have That Difficult Conversation You've Been Avoiding" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-26714-0), explains how to have a helpful and effective confrontation with another person. Use these how-tos to cultivate more love, understanding, and respect between you and others
 
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Monday, June 21, 2010Living A Life That's Hard to Ignore Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Only a handful of people ever achieve high-profile recognition and greatness, but every single one of us can change the world. In "One Small Barking Dog" (Howard, ISBN # 1-4165-9256-3), Ed Gungor explains how "ordinary" people can live out their faith in such a way that can't be ignored; a faith that not only changes the world we live in now but that affects lives for eternity.
 
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010Dr. Mitch Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Is your faith more about dos (Do go to church. Do have it all together.) and don'ts (Don't drink. Don't go to R-rated movies.)? Keeping rules won't save you or transform you. Only the Restorer can do both. Dr. Mitchell Kruse shares his own story of perpetual surrender to receive new life via "Restoration Road" (Credo, ISBN # 1-935391-31-9).
 
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Monday, June 14, 2010Inviting God to Your Wedding Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In planning their weddings, couples focus on details like the flavor of the wedding cake and the color and style of bridesmaids' dresses. But what about preparing their hearts for not only the wedding day but their marriages? In "Inviting God to Your Wedding" (Three Rivers Press, ISBN # 0-307-58769-5), Martha Williamson-writer and producer of "Touched by an Angel"-explores traditional wedding planning details while focusing on the most important aspect of a wedding: the union of two souls.
 
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The problem isn't too much nutrition information; the problem is figuring out what's true and what isn't. That's Dr. Ann Kulze's specialty. The nutrition expert discusses a study that connects your fat-sensitivity taste buds (didn't know you had any, did you?) with fat consumption, weighs in on whether or not to buy organic milk, and answers your nutrition questions.
 
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Monday, June 07, 2010Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford
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How many times have you heard a "Mid-Morning" guest recommend a listener get counseling? When do you need counseling? How can you get the greatest benefit from your sessions? With over thirty years of experience as a therapist, Dr. David Hawkins knows the answers to these questions and yours. Get advice about getting advice from The Relationship Doctor himself.
 
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010Restoring Intimacy in Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Ever wonder why it was so hard to resist sex before marriage-and so easy to resist it now? Many married women want to feel more desire toward their husbands...and can't figure out what's wrong. But there's good news. Barbara Wilson explains how powerful "invisible bonds" from past relationships can cause distance and disappointment for couples in the present. With sensitivity and honesty, the author of "Kiss Me Again" (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-60142-158-6) walks you toward sexual healing...and a rekindling of closeness and passion with your husband during Tuesday's encore "Mid�-Morning". Originally aired March 15, 2010.
 
Monday, May 31, 2010Boundaries Host(s): Lynne Ford
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It's the gold standard of relationship books: "Boundaries" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-24745-4). First released in 1992, with over two million copies sold, Dr. Henry Cloud returns during Monday's encore "Mid-Morning" to revisit the revolutionary ideas that can free you to take control of your life by learning when to say yes and how to say no. Originally aired September 9, 2009.
 
Tuesday, May 25, 2010Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Moringa sounds like a south-of-the-border dance; instead you'll find it in health food stores. Does the supplement deliver on its promise to boost energy? Nutrition expert Dr. Ann Kulze separates what's proven and what's hype, and answers your nutrition-related questions.
 
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Monday, May 24, 2010Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Is there something in the Midwest's water that's responsible for our many published authors, including Michelle Houts? The WBCL listener and author of the Delacorte Press release "The Beef Princess of Practical County" (ISBN # 0-385-73584-1) shares her publishing journey on May's "Author! Author!" that includes novelists Erin Healy ("Never Let You Go," Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-471-1) and John Lynch ("Bo's Caf�," Windblown Media, ISBN # 1-935170-04-4), Dr. Lew Sterrett ("Life Lessons From a Horse Whisperer," Monarch Books, ISBN # 0-8254-6316-7), and Bible teacher Catherine Martin ("Drawing Strength From the Names of God," Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2578-5).
 
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Do you fear you've wandered too far away from God to receive His love and forgiveness? Former prodigal son and author of "Restoration Road" (Credo, ISBN # 1-935391-31-9), Dr. Mitchell Kruse, reviews Jesus' family tree to prove that no one, absolutely no one, is beyond God's redeeming love.
 
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