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Bill Stevens—Hope: A Reflection of the First Sunday of Advent

Advent2021 Bill 330Is hope perhaps the least understood and over simplified reflection of the Advent Season?

When you ask Wikipedia, how does it describe hope? the answer is “...hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large.” Hmmm...

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Untitled design 55Use code BLACKFRIDAY2021 at checkout to save 10% off already low prices on everything! By wearing and using CHRI's original, branded merchandise, you are telling more people where they can find hope and encouragement, and pointing them to Jesus. Thank YOU for helping get the word out about CHRI!

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Quote-ables for Speaking Life in You & Others

tobymac speaklife 330The song "Speak Life" by multiple award-winning CCM artist TobyMac (released in 2012) was inspired by the truth that, in every conversation and with everyone you encounter, you have the opportunity to speak life in to someone. Your words can build them up or tear them down. TobyMac has an Instagram account named after the hit song where you can find encouraging and motivational quotes to build you up and that you can share with others. Visit Instagram.com/tobymacspeaklife and Facebook.com/SpeakLifeQuotes and read more for examples...

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Brock and Dan Compete to See Who Can Guess the Most Shoebox Gift Items

Packing a shoebox for a child should be fun! Get your kids involved, do it as a small group, make it in to a packing party or an event! 
National Collection Week is November 15th - 21st, 2022. Learn more about Operation Christmas Child here.

 

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Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada

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2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada. The Poppy was first introduced by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian Medical Officer during the First World War, when he penned his now infamous poem, "In Flanders Fields," the day after a fellow soldier died. 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below....

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CHRI Podcast Ranks #1

JFFTopRankedPodcast 330CHRI's "Jewish Faith & Facts" Podcast, hosted by Rabbi Steven Garten, has been ranked #1 on the Best 4 Canadian Jews Podcasts (ranked by traffic rank, social media followers, domain authority & freshness). The program also airs on CHRI Radio Sunday mornings at 6:30am. Listen to past episodes here.

Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel, Steven Garten will explore aspects of the Jewish religion, people, and holidays, and give insight on the ancient scriptures from a Jewish perspective.

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Conversation Starters with God

YouVersionPrayer 330Talking to God doesn’t always feel easy. We can get caught up in the busyness and challenges of everyday life and then we spend the little spare time we do have on social media or watching TV.
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)
Spending time with God will truly make a difference in your life, so how do you start the conversation? Here are some tips from YouVersion...

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Did William Shatner Have A Spiritual Experience in Space?

williamshatnerMinutes after returning to earth from his spaceflight, Canadian actor William Shatner shared how the experience impacted him. Did God reveal Himself to Shatner in those 10 minutes? Care discusses what she has come to believe about Shatner's words and experience on the Home Stretch.

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Four Ways to Make the Most of Your Season

seasonschangingGod designed life to run in beautiful seasons and cycles. If you're feeling like your harvest hasn't come, read Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV) and take a deep, releasing breath because it will happen, in the RIGHT season. Here are Four Ways To Make The Most of Your Season, by author/blogger Sarah Markley.

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5 Ways to Celebrate and Appreciate your Pastor

pastorapp2020 330Pastor Appreciation Month (originally called Clergy Appreciation Month) was established in 1992 by a group of pastors and church leaders to honor those who serve in ministry. They grounded the celebration in Paul’s words to Timothy: “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work at preaching and teaching” (1 Tim. 5:17)

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