Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuning Up Your Heating System

Thanks to the folks from Gwyn Electric for educating us today about the importance of tuning up your heating system before winter gets here.

Gwyn is running a special right now just for you! When you make an appointment for a heating system check-up between now and September 30th and mention WBFJ, you'll get 2 free tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair.

For more information or to make an appointment, call or visit:


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Firefighter Appreciation Day at the Movies

Life Quest Church of Clemmons invites firefighters to come see the movie "Fireproof" this Saturday, 9/27/08 at 7PM at the Carmike Wynnsong 12 on Hanes Mall Blvd. For details visit their website .


There is 1 day left until See You at the Pole™
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

There is still time to get resources before See You at the Pole!
Browse available items in our online catalog and call (817) 447-7526 to order
by 4 p.m. (Central) on Monday, September 22, 2008.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

School Kid Chronicles

SchoolKid Chronicles

A video documentary of your child’s life created through annual, one-on-one professional video interviews.

Kids love SchoolKid Chronicles - It is like their own little movie!

Parents, grandparents and other family members – especially if they don’t live close by – really love SchoolKid Chronicles. It is a wonderful gift!

They offer school programs, which make it very convenient for parents to get their chronicles updated each year. This program includes a cool video yearbook.

For more informatiion, call or visit:
School Kid Chronicles
520 S. Elm Street, Suite 208
Greensboro, NC 27406

And now, in Clemmons...

Amazing Love Studios
Located in the Broyhill Suites Office Suites & Conference Center
(next to the Clemmons public library)
3540 Clemmons Road, Suite 120
Clemmons, NC 27012

Attention: Tripp Harrington

Phone: (336) 793-8040

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dunkproof, The Movie

Thanks, Crossroad Deke, for doing such a great job as producer/director/screenwriter of this film.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Got Investment Questions?

Here's the how you can get in touch with our Financial Guru, Perry Hudspeth from Anchor Financial Group.

Phone: 336-794-8028
Toll-Free: 800-213-0976

Monday, September 15, 2008

Save a Life!

I wanted to share with you an email I recieved last weekend...

"Josiah Allen is 15 and battling leukemia. He is in need of a bone marrow transplant and because of the many people tested, they have located an 8 out of 8 match donor. We praise the Lord for this donor and continue to pray that the cancer goes into remission so they can proceed with the transplant.

There are many other parents, like Josiah's, who watch their children suffer and they daily have the registry checked to see if there has been a donor match yet. There are spouses searching for a match for their husband or wife and children seeking a match and donor for their parents. Those donors are people like you and me.

NASCAR has teamed up with the National Bone Marrow Program. Testing typically costs $52 and The Nascar Foundation is paying the cost for anyone who is tested at a track or signs up on line. If you are going to a race, look for the testing site. If you cannot make it to a race, follow the website below and they will send you a kit. You swab the inside of your mouth and then send the sample back and they type match you and then put your information into the registry. If you are a match for someone, the registry will contact you.

Find out more here.

Please consider being tested today. Testing is free and families are desperate for a match. "

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I watched a 9/11 special the other night on TV. The show basically revisited the tragic events of the day that changed our nation and our world. I was surprised at the strong feelings of dismay, grief, anxiety and anger that came rushing back as I watched the awful images captured of the attacks replayed.

It’s amazing how very deeply felt emotions can quickly fade into the background of our crowded consciences. Events in our lives that once consumed our every thought become distant memories as life continues to go on.

God knows how prone we are to forget things, which is why in the Bible he so frequently implores his people to remember his miracles, his covenants, his promises and his word. He urges us to keep these things top of mind so that we stay profoundly aware of His relationship with us and his presence in the world.

Jesus used what would be his last time around the Passover table with his disciples to encourage them to remember Him. Paul paints the scene in 1 Corinthians: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

Following this example and taking Communion or the Lord’s Supper is a very intimate way to reflect and remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us on a regular basis. We can also look for other ways to remember God’s faithfulness. Maybe it’s a prayer journal that you keep. Periodically, you can look back through it to remember God’s intervention and answered prayers. An artist might create a picture or write a song expressing a spiritually significant experience. Parents, you can use time at the dinner table to ask your kids about the things they are thankful for and to talk about the way God is working in your family’s life. Be creative! How you do it is not important; but, what is important is that God’s love stays always fresh in your mind.

Austin Caviness Wipes Out!

Check out this video of WXII Weather Man Austin Caviness as he has a painful encounter with a Yoga ball.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Get the Kleenex Ready

Steven Curtis Chapman was on the CBS Early Show Today. Here is a clip of the segment in case you missed it:

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Angel Food Network

What if I told you that you could cut your grocery bill in half (easily) without sacrificing quality or variety? Well, you absolutely CAN by taking advantage of a national program called the Angel Food Ministries. Too good to be true? No way.

Keep in mind there are no income qualifications to participate. The program is open to everyone. There are churches that serve as host sites all over the Triad. The church in Kernersville that serves as a host site is Faith Christian Center Fellowship. Here is a description of the program from the Angel Food Website:

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Georgia (between Atlanta and Athens), and has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 35 states. Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news of the gospel of Christ through salvation tracts that are placed in each food order.

Blessings by the box

Angel Food is available in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box at $30 per unit. Each month's menu is different than the previous month and consists of both fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of approximately $60. Comparison shopping has been done across the country in various communities using a wide range of retail grocery stores and has resulted in the same food items costing from between $42 and $78.

Generally, one unit of food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. The food is all the same high quality one could purchase at a grocery store. There are no second-hand items, no damaged or out-dated goods, no dented cans without labels, no day-old breads and no produce that is almost too ripe.

Also offered are specialty boxes such as steaks, chicken and pork. Many participants in this bonus program appreciate the expanded choices. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of units or bonus foods an individual can receive, and there are no applications to complete or qualifications to which participants must adhere. Angel Food Ministries also participates in the U.S. Food Stamp program, using the Off-Line Food Stamp Voucher system.

It's both a Bargain and a Blessing!
Sample Menu:(this month's menu can be viewed here)
4 lb. IQF Leg Quarters
4 oz. Beef Back Ribs
1 lb. 80/20 Lean Ground Beef
2 lb. Breaded Chicken Tenders
1.5 lb. Bone in Pork Chops (4 x 6oz.)
1 lb. Ground Turkey
18 oz. Stuffed Manicotti (Cheese)
12 oz. Smoked Sausage
Betty Crocker Seasoned Potatoes
7 oz. Cheeseburger Dinner
16 oz. Green Beans
16 oz. Baby Carrots
2 lb. Onions
1 lb. Pinto Beans
1 lb. Rice
7 oz. Blueberry Muffin Mix
10 ct. Homestyle Waffles
Dessert Item

My family participated this month for the first time. I spent $100 and figure I got enough food to feed my family dinner for at least 3 weeks, plus a few breakfasts. The only items I think I'll need to buy at the store for the remainder of the month are paper products, milk, bread, cereal, produce, pet products, and lunch box food. I am estimating that I will have to spend an additional $200 on groceries for the month. That would make my total grocery bill for the month $300. Usually I spend $450-$500 per month on groceries so this is a huge savings.

The pictures below depict what I got for $100. I got 2 of the regular food boxes and 2 of the family grill specialty boxes...

This is what my freezer looks like now!!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Crabby Patties

Chipotle Mayonnaises

Recipe By :Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size : 20 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount--Measure --Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 each egg yolk
1 tablespoon brown mustard
2 teaspoons shallot -- minced
1 tablespoon chipotle chilies canned in adobo -- pureed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash black pepper
6 ounces vegetable oil

Add first eight ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or blender

Process for 30 seconds then begin adding oil in a slow steady stream
while processor is running

Mixture will thicken to form mayonnaises

Adjust seasoning.

Serve same day. Do not save overnight.

"1 cup"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 79 Calories; 9g Fat
(97.7% calories from fat); trace Protein; trace Carbohydrate;
trace Dietary Fiber; 11mg Cholesterol; 40mg Sodium.

Crab Cakes

Recipe By :Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:00

Amount –Measure--Ingredient -- Preparation Method
1 Pound crab claw meat
1/4 cup celery -- finely diced
1/4 cup onion -- finely diced
1 tablespoon old Bay Seafood seasoning
1 each egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon hot sauce
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 cup crushed water crackers -- saltine type
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil -- for frying

Mix first 10 ingredients together and chill until needed

When ready to cook form into 20, 1 ounce cakes

Heat pan and add 2 tablespoons oil, when oil is hot place
cakes in pan to fry at medium heat

Cook slowly so that they may heat through and brown
each side well

"20 Ounces"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 150 Calories; 10g Fat (57.6%
calories from fat); 10g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 38mg
Cholesterol; 523mg Sodium.

Serving Ideas : Serve with Chipotle or dill mayo

Friday, September 05, 2008

Troy the Locator

Troy Dunn, aka "the Locator" has a new program on the WE Network. Troy reunites lost loved ones on the show. The show premiers this Saturday night (9/6) at 9 PM. Believe it or not, Troy was in the studio with us last year when he was filming the first few episodes of the show so look for your Family Friendly Morning Show on the program. I'm very nervous about being on TV in HD!! If you have a big screen, you may not want to watch!

For more information about Troy Dunn visit his website or check out the info about his show "Troy the Locator" on the WE Network.

If you have Time-Warner Cable you can find WE TV on the following channels:

Greensboro/High Point-71
Randolph Co-71
Davidson County -72
Winston-Salem -74
Surry, Yadkin, Stokes, Dobson-74
Mount Airy-74

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Hands and Feet Project Needs Your Help

The Hands and Feet project, an orphanage in Haiti founded by the band Audio Adrenaline, was devastated by Hurricane Gustov. They are asking for your help. Find our more here.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Juggling Your Busy Family's Schedule

Today on the Morning Show, I shared that my kids are all wanting to add some extra-curricular activities to our already busy schedule. My concern is that we do not have enough time or money to take more activities on. Lots of people called with great advice, but I really loved what Pamela from Salisbury had to say in an email message. Here is her advice:

"Tami, I have 4 kids and we are a one-income family. Right now, each are in Royal Rangers, the older 2 specifically in Frontiers Camping Fellowship within RR. One takes guitar lessons, and is looking to take an after-school sport. The other is playing football and has practice almost everyday after school, games on Saturday. In the spring, we had 3 involved in baseball and practically LIVED at the baseball fields. Financially, we can’t be involved in everything, so we ask the older 2 to pick which RR events they would rather go to.

Timewise, I was thinking/praying about this very subject last week. And the thought that came was that of a juggler. I really felt like my life right now is a juggling act, trying to get all the kids to and from school (I have 4 of them in 3 different schools), homework, meals, housework, afterschool activities, grocery shopping, church, etc. I was going through the motions of a juggler – they can’t focus on one ball for any great length of time or all the others fall. They are very precise and have to judge how much they can have in the air at one time. They probably all started with only 2 or 3 balls and added more as they could handle the original 2 or 3 well. They fail and they practice. They look ahead and try to keep all balls in their view. I guess what I saw in this for me was that juggling my family’s schedule has got to take planning, not just flying by the seat of my pants. I need to start with a few items in my schedule and only add other items as I see we can “juggle” them in. I’m going to fail, but need to keep trying. I need to look ahead to the future and what this is going to provide for my children. Will they appreciate the experience even if it doesn’t flourish into a career? Or will they resent that we were too busy? I also need to not focus on one child’s activity more than another.

And one more thing I forgot, when you add another juggler in and share the load, it’s lighter. My hubby is a HUGE help (and I’m sure yours is also).

This may not have been exactly what you were looking for, but because I just had this thought last week and have been pondering it and praying on it, I thought I’d share it

Thanks Pamela!