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Peter & Shannyn – December 5, 2013

Project Hope

This morning we introduced you to our Hope Hero for December, Anastasia Yoder.  She’s a 14 year old girl in Grand Rapids, Michigan who was adopted at 3 years old out of a Russian orphanage .. & now she’s looking to give back.  Below is our interview with Anastasia, and to find out more about Project Hope click here.

Peter & Shannyn – December 6, 2013

Youth Haven

This morning we broadcast live at Youth Haven Ranch in Rives Junction, Michigan to kick off our annual Toy Drive for the kids that will visit there this Christmas.  Find out more at

Colton Dixon

CMG/Sparrow recording artist Colton Dixon dropped by the show this morning to talk about how he stays stress free at Christmas, & share some favorite Christmas memories.


Peter & Shannyn – November 25, 2013

Tenth Avenue North

Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North stopped by this morning to talk about Winter Jam, and their hit song “Worn.”

Peter & Shannyn – November 26, 2013

Son of God

The Bible mini-series on History Channel was one of the most watched shows on television this year.  In February of 2014, it makes the jump to the big screen in the film Son of God.  Watch the trailer here.

Grocery Shopping

Knowing when to shop may be the best way to avoid stress.  Experts say the worst times to shop are:

  1. Tuesday at 6pm – According to many studies, most people like to make homemade dinner for their family on Tuesday evenings. That means that the parking lot will be packed and there will long crowded line at the check-out stands.
  2. Weekdays at 2pm – This is when you see the fewest shoppers but also the fewest employees, which means fewer check-outs open.
  3. Any day at 1am – During this time, you are buying left over foods of the day.
  4. Saturday at Noon – This is when most people are buying food for the next week, so shopping for just a few items can take a lot longer.

So when is the best time to go grocery shopping?

  • Wednesday at 8am – This is when new and fresh foods are being put on the shelves that have been delivered from the manufacturers and farmers. Plus the parking, shopping and checkout is very simple and quick.  Research shows that the staffs are most likely to be well rested, friendly, and helpful – and you also get more sale foods and coupons.

Peter & Shannyn – November 27, 2013

A Very Ducky Thanksgiving

This morning Jase & Missy Robertson joined us to talk about Christmas, the new Duck Dynasty Christmas album, and what they’re thankful for.


This morning we shared a list of some of the stores that will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. There are others, including many locally owned small businesses.

  • A.C. Moore
  • Ace Hardware
  • Apple
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Big Lots
  • Costco
  • Dollar General
  • Dillard’s
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • RadioShack
  • Sam’s Club
  • TJ Maxx


Peter & Shannyn – November 18, 2013

Movie Ratings

A new report in the journal Pediatrics suggests PG-13 movies today contain more violence than the R-rated films of the 1980s, and in particular gun gun violence in PG-13 films has tripled since 1985, the year the PG-13 rating was first introduced.  This morning Bob Waliszewski from Plugged joined us to talk about how to navigate those ratings in your family.

Peter & Shannyn – November 19, 2013

Word of the Year

Oxford Dictionary has named “selfie” it’s Word of the Year (Telling of our culture, right?) If YOU were to sum up YOUR year in one word, what word would you choose? Tell us in the comments section!

Beat the Cold

This morning we talked about how you can heat your home using flower pots & tea lights.  See how it’s done here.

Peter & Shannyn – November 20, 2013

Health for the Holidays

Former Mr. Universe Peter Nielsen dropped by this morning to tell us how to win the battle of the bulge this holiday season.

Uncle Si – Christmas Memory

Peter & Shannyn – November 21, 2013

Related By Chance, Family By Choice

Author Deb DeArmond joined us this morning to talk about navigating that difficult relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, especially at the holidays.  DeArmond and her 3 daughters conducted their own exhaustive research into women-in-laws and found that 1 in 3 women reported that relationship was “bad.”  That was true in Christian homes just as much as outside the faith.

First Annual Morning Show Chili Cook-Off Winner – Dennis’ Recipe


  • 1-1.5 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 red/yellow bell peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 packet chili seasoning
  • 1 can of tomato soup
  • 1 can of chili beans
  • 1 can of whole kernel corn
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Chili powder to taste (optional)


  1. Brown ground beef & drain fat.
  2. Stir in chili seasoning, peppers, onion, tomato (all chopped).
  3. In crock pot, pour in tomato soup, chili beans, corn, & spaghetti sauce.
  4. Stir in beef and add pinch of cayenne pepper and chili powder.
  5. Heat & serve.
  6. 10-12 servings.

Peter & Shannyn – November 22, 2013

CS Lewis Anniversary

Besides being the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, today is also the 50th anniversary of the death of CS Lewis.  Today on the show we got the privilege of sitting down & talking with CS Lewis’ stepson, Douglas Gresham.

Intentional Acts of Kindness

Print out the image below when you do an Intentional Act of Kindness to let someone know God loves them!

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Amish Peace

Patricia Goyer, author of The One Year® Book of Amish Peace, joined us this morning to talk about how simplifying your life can improve your connection with God.

World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day.  Below is a card you can print off when you do an Intentional Act of Kindness, to let them know Jesus loves them!

Kindness Card

Typhoon Haiyan

An estimated 10,000 people have died in the Philippines following last week’s typhoon, and more than 600,000 are out of their homes.  The United Nations says many survivors have no food, water or medicine. Several ministries are already working to provide relief, including:

Samaritans Purse

Salvation Army

World Vision 

Food for the Hungry

Veteran’s Day Deals

Several places are offering deals for veterans today.  In most cases proof of military service is required, and some local restaurants may not be participating so check ahead of time.  In many communities locally owned restaurants and other businesses will be offering special deals today for veterans and active military members.  Here are some national chains we’ve found.

  • Applebee’s – Free meal
  • Bob Evans – Free all-you-can-eat hotcakes.
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage
  • Carraba’s- Free appetizer of your choice
  • Champps Americana – Free hamburger and waffle fries
  • Chili’s – Free meal
  • Denny’s – All-you-can-eat pancakes from 6am-2pm
  • Einstein Bros Bagels – Free Classic or Signature Bagel and topping
  • Famous Dave’s- Free or discounted meals
  • Friendly’s – Free breakfast and coffee during breakfast hours
  • Golden Corral – Free meal
  • HoneyBaked Stores – Free lunch
  • Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee
  • Little Caesars® Pizza – Free Crazy Bread
  • Lone Star Steakhouse – Buy one – Get one free entrée.
  • LongHorn Steakhouse – Complimentary Texas Tonion and beverage.
  • Max & Erma’s – Free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo
  • Olive Garden – Free Entree from Special Menu
  • On The Border – Free entree from the “Create Your Own Combo” menu
  • Outback Steakhouse- Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage.
  • Red Lobster – Free appetizer
  • Red Robin – Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries
  • Shoney’s – Free All-American Burger
  • Starbucks – Free tall brewed coffee
  • Subway – Free 6 inch sub
  • Texas Roadhouse – Free Lunch and Drink
  • TGI Fridays – Free lunch from 11am – 2pm
  • Tim Hortons – Free doughnut