Upcoming Guests
 
Monday, December 6th, 2021

Pastor Tania Meikle
Tania Meikle has a H.B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto and is a licensed ordained Reverend. Empowered by genuine love for people, she is Co-Founder and Co-Lead Pastor of Kingdom House Christian Centre, is a dynamic international speaker, a National Committee Member of World Vision - Power of Her, the leader of Revive Women's Ministry and a compassionate community leader bringing transformation through community engagement and global ministry. With a particular passion to see women advance and achieve their greatest potential in every area of life, she receives invitations to speak across Canada and internationally as she presents a compelling message and lifestyle that inspires, challenges and encourages others. Her speaking will invite you to examine your life and encourage you to grow as she delivers messages with clarity, insight and wisdom. She has the unique ability to see the beauty and potential in everyone and spends her life empowering people to see it in themselves and it’s been said, “You change because she came your way.” http://kingdomhouse.com/pastor-tania

Max Lucado
Racial divides, political strife, uncertain futures, challenging times—is this the story of Esther or the story of today? Thankfully, the promise of both then and now is this: Our God triumphs in troubled times and we are invited to be a part of the victory. In You Were Made for This Moment, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado takes a fresh, in-depth look into the story of Esther and uncovers hope for tomorrow and courage for today. Max will help readers dare to live faithfully by: • Reclaiming their eternal identity • Discovering their role in God's story • Putting their hope in the One who is already victorious Max's message for each reader: You don't have to be undone by turbulent times; you can be unleashed. You were made for this moment. http://maxlucado.com

Allison McConnell
Allison McConnell has lost everything as a result of the flooding in British Columbia. She, her husband, and 4 year old son were rescued from the window of their motor home by a search and rescue boat. Allison shares her experience with Cheryl Weber.


Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Pastor Tania Meikle
Tania Meikle has a H.B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto and is a licensed ordained Reverend. Empowered by genuine love for people, she is Co-Founder and Co-Lead Pastor of Kingdom House Christian Centre, is a dynamic international speaker, a National Committee Member of World Vision - Power of Her, the leader of Revive Women's Ministry and a compassionate community leader bringing transformation through community engagement and global ministry. With a particular passion to see women advance and achieve their greatest potential in every area of life, she receives invitations to speak across Canada and internationally as she presents a compelling message and lifestyle that inspires, challenges and encourages others. Her speaking will invite you to examine your life and encourage you to grow as she delivers messages with clarity, insight and wisdom. She has the unique ability to see the beauty and potential in everyone and spends her life empowering people to see it in themselves and it’s been said, “You change because she came your way.” http://kingdomhouse.com/pastor-tania

Nancy Hicks
Nancy and her husband, Cam, have been married since 1990 and have two sons—Aaron who is married to his darling wife, Rachel, and their beloved David who now lives in heaven. He died in May 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Nancy joins us to share about their loss, and to bring encouragement and hope to those who are also grieving precious loved ones, especially during the Christmas holidays. For over a decade Nancy engaged millions of viewers as an on-air spokesperson for QVC—she understands what it’s like to try and balance work, marriage and motherhood, and Nancy in every season, she has learned the power of intimacy with Christ —she’s found true aliveness from within. After earning her master’s in theology from Palmer Seminary of Eastern University, she launched her international speaking ministry, NancyHicksLive, and today, Nancy speaks and teaches all over the world, inspiring others to enter into the depth of their pain with God, knowing that genuine life will be released in equal measure. The author of “Meant to Live”, Nancy has been featured on Hallmark’s Home & Family, The Jesus Calling Podcast, as well as in Publishers Weekly, The Christian Post, Christian News Journal, For Every Mom, Philadelphia Weekly and more. Through it all, she encourages people in every stage of their faith, including doubt, grief, and unbelief, equipping them to take their place in God’s Kingdom. http://nancyhickslive.com

Bill Webster
Bill is the Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey and is the author of several books including "Grief Journey: Finding your way after a Loss", "Now What?", "When Someone You Care About Dies" "A Not-So-Jolly Christmas", and most recently "When Life Changes". Widowed in 1983, he struggled to come to terms with the loss of his wife, as well as coping with many practical issues, not least being a single parent to his two sons. Although he had many good friends, Bill realized there was not much understanding of the grief process, far less support. This concern became a significant part of his doctoral work at the University of Toronto. At the same time, he began to facilitate a program of grief support called C.O.P.E.S. (Community of People Extending Support). Bill offers some practical suggestions on how to deal with grief over the Christmas season. Today he will be talking about his new book, "Beyond the Call.http://www.griefjourney.com> .


Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Stephen McWhirter
Stephen McWhirter is a touring worship leader, producer, speaker and author whose powerful testimony of divine deliverance from addiction is the cornerstone of his ministry platform. A founding member of the former worship collective Iron Bell Music, he is also a songwriter with Essential Music Publishing/Sony PLG and a Lula Street (Integrity Music) recording artist. https://smjcmusic.com/

Jason Clayborn
Stephen McWhirter is a touring worship leader, producer, speaker and author whose powerful testimony of divine deliverance from addiction is the cornerstone of his ministry platform. A founding member of the former worship collective Iron Bell Music, he is also a songwriter with Essential Music Publishing/Sony PLG and a Lula Street (Integrity Music) recording artist. Jason Clayborn is a GRAMMY® and Stellar Award nominee and former member of the renowned hip-hop/gospel group The Righteous Riders. He has also toured around the world with numerous artists, including Dr. Ron Kenoly. Most recently, Clayborn and his choir, The Atmosphere Changers, performed at the 2021 Stellar Awards alongside the legendary Bishop Hezekiah Walker. When Stephen McWhirter and Jason Clayborn came together from two very different church music cultures (gospel and worship), what came out was something creative and full of life. In 2020, the two recorded Choir Sessions (featuring, Glory Hallelujah), afterwards they released the Christmas Single, Born A King, which was featured on the Chosen TV series Christmas Special. Stephen and Jason have been working together ever since, and with the new album, Highest Praise, the two have truly found their stride. They join us to share the inspiration behind the song “Born A King” and will also perform a special acoustic version during the program. https://smjcmusic.com/


Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Pastor Tania Meikle
Tania Meikle has a H.B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto and is a licensed ordained Reverend. Empowered by genuine love for people, she is Co-Founder and Co-Lead Pastor of Kingdom House Christian Centre, is a dynamic international speaker, a National Committee Member of World Vision - Power of Her, the leader of Revive Women's Ministry and a compassionate community leader bringing transformation through community engagement and global ministry. With a particular passion to see women advance and achieve their greatest potential in every area of life, she receives invitations to speak across Canada and internationally as she presents a compelling message and lifestyle that inspires, challenges and encourages others. Her speaking will invite you to examine your life and encourage you to grow as she delivers messages with clarity, insight and wisdom. She has the unique ability to see the beauty and potential in everyone and spends her life empowering people to see it in themselves and it’s been said, “You change because she came your way.” http://kingdomhouse.com/pastor-tania

Beau Dingler
Beau Dingler is an energetic 9-year-old from Nawash First Nation in Ontario. With the number of Canadians coming to terms with the realities of Indian Residential schools, we thought it would be fitting to ask Beau what reconciliation looks like through his eyes!

Elias Dummer
JElias Dummer co-founded and fronted one of Canada’s most acclaimed worship bands, The City Harmonic. As the group's principal songwriter, he helped pen such hits as “Holy (Wedding Day)” and “Mountaintop,” as well as “Manifesto,” which served as the theme song for 2011’s National Day of Prayer and was the walkup music for Major League Baseball player Seth Smith. The City Harmonic earned 12 GMA Canada Covenant Awards and a Juno Award (Canada’s GRAMMY® equivalent), before disbanding in 2017. Dummer released his solo debut, The Work Vol. I, in 2019 and was named Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2020 Covenant Awards. With more than 65 million lifetime streams to date, Dummer's music—both as a solo artist and with The City Harmonic—appeared on charts in more than 30 countries around the world in 2020 alone. He has bowed three new singles this year, previewing his next full-length project set for release in 2022. Elias joins us today to share the story behind the song “1914 (Christmas Truce)” and will also perform a special acoustic rendition. https://eliasdummer.com/


Friday, December 10th, 2021

SQuire and Louise DuArt Rushnell
It was truly a “Godwink” when SQuire Rushnell wrote his first book of hope and encouragement that was released just before 9/11, almost as if it was predestined to help a hurting nation. The original mission of Godwinks remains unchanged: to lift the spirits of our readers and viewers with powerful and true-life Godwink stories, providing hope and encouragement. Godwinks are truly “Signs of Hope.” Clean and funny, Louise DuArt dazzles audiences with fast-paced conversations between Bart Simpson, Judge Judy, Barbra Streisand, Barbara Walters, and dozens more. Louise DuArt has co-authored six books with her husband SQuire, including Dogwinks: True Godwinks Stories of Dogs. Together they are also Executive Producers on the Hallmark Channel Godwinks Movie Series. http://godwinks.com>

Matthew West
Matthew West is a five-time GRAMMY nominee, a four-time ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, and a 2018 GMA Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient and has two RIAA® Gold-certified and an RIAA Platinum-certified singles. He has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award, and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for the title track for the feature film “The Heart of Christmas.” Matthew West rings in the holidays with his new full-length album, We Need Christmas. Join us today as Matthew West shares his inspiration for his new album, recalling how these past couple of years have felt like peace is in short supply, hope has been hard to find, and love and joy have been lost for so many. He reminds us that Christmas is a time when our hearts can be powerfully reminded that the peace, hope, love, and joy we all need can still be found in a saviour. http://matthewwest.com>