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20/01 Jan 2020

Tenacity personified

by Chery,l Edwards   Have you ever experienced the word tenacious? Three powerful words: determination, perseverance and persistence. Vahen King personifies these things. I have witnessed what God has done for this amazing woman. Her story is a remarkable example of how God can place his hand on the natural and make it supernatural. What […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Nigel Pollock, President IVCF Canada

by Frank Dabbs   The first New Testament verse that Nigel Pollock learned as a young Christian was Galatians chapter two, verse 20. Paul wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Acorn Creations inspiring and motivating

by Cheryl Edwards   Every day it really fascinates me how we can meet people from all walks of life. The kind of people that can encourage, inspire and motivate you to be all you aspire to be. Marcia Bucknor is one of these people who inspires me and others to go higher. I call […]

19/11 NOV 2019

Dr. E. Stanley Jones: Global Firestarter

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   What if we told you that in his lifetime, Dr. E. Stanley Jones was the most widely-read spiritual author in the entire world, with 28 books, some selling millions of copies? Time Magazine called him the world’s greatest missionary. In 1964, Time stated that Jones’ “fame overseas […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Catharine Parr Traill: Pioneer author on fire

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   Like many other English citizens, following the 1803-1815 Napoleonic wars, Catharine Strickland and her sisters were left destitute. Catharine married Thomas Traill, a poor Scottish soldier with a peace-time half-salary who was offered a land grant in Canada. She wrote a farewell letter to a good friend, […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Bernie Smith: a life lived well

by Frank Dabbs   A phrase from Nehemiah 8:10, “the joy of the Lord is your strength” aptly describes Bernie Smith’s 60-year freelance ministry of worship and music that God halted on August 2 when Bernie’s mortal life ended in Calgary. He was 89 years old. In September 1958, recent Kent University, Ohio journalism graduate, […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Susanna Wesley: Mother on Fire

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   Never underestimate the power of a praying mom. Has your life been impacted by a sacrificial mother who would never give up? Born in 1669, Susanna Wesley raised up two of Christianity’s most gifted leaders, John and Charles Wesley. Susanna, was the twenty-fifth of twenty-five siblings. Her […]

19/05 May 2019

Corrie ten Boom: Victory through Surrender

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   Corrie ten Boom once said: “I’ve never had the joy of bringing to birth a child, but I’ve often had the great joy to bring the rebirth to someone else. The creative life that a woman had to be married and have children, I could use in […]

19/03 March 2019

John G. Lake: Healing Rooms founder

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   What if most of the people in your family died from incurable illnesses? Born in St Mary’s in Ontario in 1870, John G. Lake moved with his family to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1886. Eight of his siblings died, despite the best care from medical doctors. […]

19/03 March 2019

Military chaplains serve God and country

by Jenny Schweyer   In a secular society where even the slightest references to God have been stripped from most public institutions, there remains one significant organization in Canada where the gospel is allowed to be proclaimed. Not only is it allowed, it is encouraged, to the point that leaders of faith are actively being […]