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Peter & Shannyn – Tuesday, December 10

This morning we talked with Christian meditation expert Brooke Boone about ways to de-stress at Christmas.

Peter & Shannyn – Wednesday, December 11

This morning we were joined by Photographer Jess Burton to tell us how to take great family pictures this Christmas.  If you’d like to learn more about Jess, click here.

Peter & Shannyn – Thursday, December 12

Today Veggie Tales Co-Creator Mike Nawrocki (aka Larry the Cucumber) joined us to talk about the new Veggie Tale DVD Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas.

Shannyn’s Chocolate Truffles Recipe


  • 8 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate (high quality, 62% cacao or higher), well chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • Cocoa powder


  1. Place chocolate in a bowl and refrigerate.
  2. In a small, heavy saucepan bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer (this may take a while, be sure to stir and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula every few minutes).
  3. Retrieve chocolate from fridge, pour cream over chocolate, folding from outside to in slowly.  Allow to stand for a few minutes then stir until smooth. (This chocolate base is called ganache.)
  4. Allow to cool, then place in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove and with a teaspoon roll out balls of the ganache. Roll in your hands quickly (as it will melt from the heat of your hands) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. Roll chocolate balls in cocoa powder place back in the refrigerator until needed.

Makes 30-40 truffles

Tips on Cyber Monday Shopping from

1) First and foremost, download the FREE Hip2Save App, sign up for Hip2Save Hot Text alerts, follow Hip2Save on Facebook and plan to follow regularly throughout the day on Cyber Monday. I will be up super early posting all the best deals so be sure to refresh the site often.

2) If you are planning to shop a specific site on Cyber Monday, sign up for the newsletter and/or consider following the company on Facebook, Twitter and/or Pinterest. Often times, newsletter subscribers and Facebook fans snag exclusive coupon codes or are notified in advance of hot deals.

3) To save time when checking out, create an account with your favorite companies in advance so that your shipping/billing address is already in their system.

4) If you are worried about checking out online with your credit card, consider purchasing a prepaid card to use specifically on Cyber Monday. Many sites also offer the option to check out with Paypal.

5) Since the cost of shipping can often times “kill” a great deal, look for FREE Shipping offers and/or FREE Store Pick-up offers. You may also want to consider signing up for a program like ShopRunner which offers up FREE two-day shipping and free returns across a growing network of nearly 80 retailers including Toys R Us, FAO Schwartz, and Claire’s (in fact, all American Express cardholders can head on over here to score a FREE ShopRunner membership; check out this post for more information).

6) If you are purchasing an item for a friend/family member, consider having the item shipped directly to the gift recipient (this will save you from having to incur additional shipping costs once you receive the item).

7) Look for shipping guarantees. If you are purchasing items for Christmas, take some time to read the shipping policy to ensure your items do indeed arrive in time for Christmas.

8) Search for coupon codes before you buy! Before you hit the purchase button, take some time to search for coupon codes on sites like Also, consider joining a cash back site like or to earn cash back on online purchases.

9) Read the return/exchange policies for each retailer. Some retailers will not refund/exchange items purchased on Cyber Monday so be sure to keep this in mind.

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