Upcoming Guests
Monday, March 27th, 2023

Nicole Persaud
Nicole suffered with depression and an eating disorder as a teen and young adult which led to a suicide attempt early in her life. She also suffered through two serious car accidents and was also faced with the sudden death of her mother. Just before her mother passed, she came to Jesus and her life began to change. Nicole’s second car accident resulted in a concussion, PTSD, many soft tissue injuries and she was left with very limited mobility. Barely able to use a walker, she didn’t ask God for healing, but just told everyone (doctors, nurses, neighbors) about how much Jesus loved them. A few years ago, God revealed a phrase to her “Hard Wire Reset” and this phrase gave Nicole hope that God was going to heal her… a few days later while praising God at her church, she suddenly felt “the fire of God” and her body began shaking… she could walk and run with no pain at all. Nicole says: “I don’t know why He’s done this for me, but I know he can do it for others.”

Belma Vardy
Belma Vardy shares her amazing and true story in the book "Because God Was there". As a young child Belma lived through the brutal and terrifying events that accompanied the end of World War II and the sudden erection of the Berlin Wall, when East was separated from West and families were ripped apart. This story is one of courage, gripping contrasts and is told in remarkable detail. Her journey of recovery demonstrates how God can use our fractured and broken stories to bring healing and hope to others. http://celebrationofdance.com

Tara Lalonde, PhD
Tara has worked extensively with individual adults and couples for almost twenty years, helping them find hope, insight, and real change. Now she specializes in two specific but broad areas. First, clients who suspect or recognize that their struggles may be rooted in unresolved events, traumas, or beliefs inherited from their past. This manifests as past memories continuing to resurface, being easily irritated, overwhelming shame, fears, insecurities, and unhealthy or codependent relationships. Her second area of focus is helping couples going through marital distress find healing through Focus on the Family Hope Restored intensives. Tara is client-centred in her approach and uses a variety of therapeutic modalities to help clients reach their goals. These include: focusing oriented psychotherapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), sand-tray therapy, mindfulness, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), integrated marital intensive therapy, and integrated faith strategies. If you want to find freedom and empowerment to live your best self in every situation and relationship in your life, Tara would love to work with you. She is committed to compassionately creating safety as you journey towards reaching your full potential. Tara Lalonde, PhD, RP, is a Registered Psychotherapist. Tara has also authored the book "An Unexpected Freedom: Discover Peace and Joy in the Reality of Life." http://taralalonde.com/author

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Cheryl Jones
Every year the Nawash Food Bank in northern Ontario, runs an annual Christmas Hamper Drive! However, with increased restrictions due to COVID 19 in the Bruce County area, Nawash First Nation community members have been encouraged to stay home. This of course makes it difficult for Christmas shopping. In partnership with Salvation Army Wiarton, First Peoples Voices and the Wiarton Firefighters, Food Bank Coordinator Cheryl Jones, is hopeful many in her community will feel the love of Christ through these acts of generosity!

Ruth Hodge
Affectionately known as Grandma and Mother in Chief, Ruth Hodge serves with Christian Faith Ministries, a UK registered charity based in Jos Nigeria. They are a Christian organization with a focus on peacemaking and mission to Islamic and Pagan areas of Northern Nigeria. Their activities range from providing a refuge for children and converts in crisis to training pastors and missionaries from grassroots areas. http://cfaithministries.org/

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

Max Lucado
Now with brand-new content added, one of Max Lucado’s all-time bestselling books is updated for a new generation! Sometimes life appears to fall to pieces and can seem irreparable. We’ve all had our fair share of disappointments, loss, or hardships. But for every challenge there is a breathtaking promise: It’s going to be okay. How can we know? Because God so loved the world. In 3:16, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado encourages us to study closely the “Hope Diamond of the Bible”: John 3:16. Max says of his favorite verse, “Every time I recall these words, they are fresh and as stunning as my first encounter with them. The mind-bending awareness of God’s limitless love, his incalculable sacrifice, and the priceless teaching at the core. How can we not review it again and again? I want this generation, and all who come after, to look closely at the key promise of God and choose the gift beyond all gifts.” Throughout this updated and expanded edition of 3:16, Max will invite you to: • Stand in awe of how deep, wide, long, and high God’s love is for you • Understand more fully the living hope you have through Jesus’ death and resurrection • Rest in the assurance that salvation is a gift from God, not something you can earn If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. John 3:16 invites you to know God’s love deeply and intimately. And once you accept God’s love, your life will never be the same. If you know everything in the Bible, return here. Let John 3:16 become the banner of your life, so much so that the message of God’s unending and unbending love overflows from you to others. http://maxlucado.com

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

Amy Perry
Our words have power, don’t they? Amy Perry learned this during two distinct moments in her life, once as a tender pre-teen, and again as a young woman. Both moments involved a boy – one boy thoughtlessly speaking words that hurt and were lies, and one boy intentionally speaking words that healed and were full of truth. The latter boy is now her incredible husband! Yes words do impact us! For as long as she can remember, Amy battled with weight loss, and she can tell you she has tried the gamut of diets and exercise programs, but none of them worked long-term, and none of them helped to heal the deepest need in her heart – the need to hear she was beautiful and perfect because she was God’s perfect creation – His daughter and the apple of His eye. With a new found hope miraculously offered through a friend who helped her see a journey with weight loss through God’s eyes, Amy rediscovered what truly mattered...her relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her family, and her health. Amy is an inspiration to so many, and the truth of Who she has learned her Father God to be, rings true in every song she sings with Selah. http://selahonline.com/

Friday, March 31st, 2023

Laura Bronson
As a Youth For Christ National team member, Laura Bronson has travelled across Canada and even around the world sharing the gospel in her unique way…but it all ended when the pandemic hit. With a new local focus – Skate Park Church was born. Encouraging and mentoring youth on how to skateboard and do fun art activities has created a strong connection between Laura and the community. Laura shares a Bible story every week and has seen how receptive the kids and teens are - listening and asking questions. Youth today are struggling with social skills, anxiety, and fear...and, so much of what she talks to them about – is how can Jesus help you with these struggles? “Some of these young people would normally never ever come to a church building. But here we are, bringing church to them – right where they’re at, speaking their language.” http://yfc.ca http://ikeepitreal.ca

Robin Wallar
LIFT Church is a movement of Simple Churches that gather at McMaster University, Brock University, Mohawk College, University of Guelph, York University and the University of Waterloo. Collections of Simple Churches make up regions that serve the campus in their primary neighborhood. On today's program we will hear from Lift Church Lead Pastor, Robin Waller, Ina Onat who serves as Simple Church Regional Director, and Jessica Haverkamp, a McMaster University Student. http://liftchurch.ca