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It doesn’t just happen in Thailand

by Joyce Rempel   The call could come any time of the day or night. A desperate woman on the other end of the line says, “I’m done. I need out. Can you help me?” Becky Bradbury, an outreach worker with Next Step Ministries, replies. “Yes, we can. You’ve taken the first step. I’ll meet […]

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Are you a hurting mom? You are not alone!

by Elsemieke Wishart   “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” C.S. Lewis Are you a hurting mom? Have you been jolted out of the ordinary because your child is in trouble? This is not the common “have you finished […]

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The love of a mother from the inside

by Kyle T.   My mother’s love during my incarceration was unceasing, and ever so deeply was her devotion. She not only gave birth to me; at this point, she protected and preserved me when I was most vulnerable. Her hiatus would have been to my detriment; I would have failed not only survival but […]

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Support for children and parents during separation or divorce

by Joyce Rempel   The haunting statistics of divorce in North America show an increasing number of divorces among adults whose parents divorced. If healing from divorce can happen at the initial trauma, the chance of future healthy relationships for those children goes up exponentially. It is for this reason, Cornerstone of Hope exists. As […]

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Unplanned in Canada

Unplanned will be arriving in independent Canadian theatres, Landmark Theatres, some Cineplex theatres, and other venues nationwide July 12, 2019. It is the dramatic account of a former Planned Parenthood superstar. Abby Johnson (photo) was one of its greatest allies as the youngest director of a clinic in the United States, until she walked out […]

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No Greater Love Worship Festival – WIN TICKETS

It’s our time Canada! When we look at our Christian landscape and the kaleidoscope of communities all across this country, the one thing that binds us together is our love for Jesus, and the understanding that somewhere inside of us we know that part of our Christian journey is to build God’s Kingdom on earth […]

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Praise in the Park

The fifth annual Praise in the Park will be held once again at Bower Ponds in Red Deer, Alberta on Sunday, June 23 from 2 – 6pm. This year’s featured worship artists and bands including locals; The Fallow Years, Burn 24/7 Worship, Janell Malkin & Band, Embraced, and CrossRoads Kids. “When we started Praise in […]

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Tell me their names – World Refugee Day

by Jack Taylor   Peruvian theologian, Gustavo Gutierrez, said “You say you care about the poor? Then tell me, what are their names?” Ann Ball, executive director for New Hope Community Services says, “it’s easy to say the words, ‘we care about refugees’, but knowing them by name and hearing their stories provides a real […]

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An Ark for our times – L’Arche’s Jean Vanier passes

by Jack Taylor   Swiss born, Jean Vanier (son of former Canadian Governor-General Georges Vanier and his wife Pauline), may not have known all the persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 29 communities among the L’Arche Communities in Canada but his life impacted them nonetheless. So did his passing from thyroid cancer on […]

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Unplanned

by Flyn Ritchie   Why isn’t the movie Unplanned being shown in Canada? More than 200,000 people have signed a CitizenGO online petition demanding that Cineplex “Bring Unplanned to Canada and the World.” The petition, sponsored by National Campus Life Network, in partnership with Kelowna Right to Life Society, LifeCanada and Respect Life Ministry, states: […]