The Get-up & Go Show Podcast
The Get-up & Go Show! Weekday mornings from 5:30-9 am with Todd Gale and Steve Bradley + News with Mike Poirier
Luke Smallbone helps us understand their new song “Relate” and explains his brother’s antics onstage!
Joel Vaughan learned a lesson about how much God cares about us after he lost his guitar! Listen in for the whole story!
Jeremiah Bowes uses his metal detector and his YouTube Channel to search for treasure in Central Ontario! He also wants to introduce people to the REAL treasure, Jesus! Check out his channel HERE.
J. Warner Wallace uses his skills as a cold case detective to show us how Jesus affected all of history! More about the book “Person of Interest” HERE.
National Director for Alpha Canada, Shaila Visser talks about the state of evangelism in Canada and how Alpha Canada is adapting to changing times! More info on Alpha HERE.
In The Impossible Kid, relationship coach and pastor’s wife Lucille Williams writes an exceptionally honest and funny account of parenting a strong-willed child. Through 11 entertaining chapters, this book provides practical tools for parents to sow seeds of encouragement in their kids as they aspire to raise adults who reflect the nature and character of God. Endorsed by Dr. Gary Smalley, The Impossible Kid is an encouraging and informative read, covering topics including family dysfunctions, feeling like an inadequate parent, creative and effective discipline, parenting with integrity, the dreaded sex talk, learning to laugh together, and keeping God as the focal point in the home. More from, Lucille HERE.
Jonathan Leeman is one of the authors of “Rediscover Church.” In it, he and Collin Hansen discuss why the church is essential for believers and God’s mission in an age of church-shopping and live-streamed services.
Everyone thinks you’ve got it together. But inside, you’re asking, “Am I enough?” If you find yourself having thoughts like these, Erica Wiggenhorn wants to lead you to freedom through her book “Letting God be Enough.” More info HERE!
Amy Grant’s career spans more than 40 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into becoming an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality, and philanthropist. This year marks the 30th-anniversary edition of her iconic album, Heart In Motion and Amy Grant joins The Get-Up & Go Show to talk about fame, heart surgery, and her future tour.
Shireen & Che Spencer joined the Get-Up & Go Show to talk about their new book “I Still Say, I Do
Coby James is just 19 but he’s got a lot of life experince! Listen in to his story behind his song “Born Ready”!
The Downtown Foodie Experience will help build the new Barrie landmark sign and support victims of the recent tornado! Check it out and get tickets HERE!
Pastor of the Afghan Church of the GTA, Obed Rod shares the situation for believers in Afghanistan and how Canadians can help! More HERE!
There are a lot of similarities between physical health and mental health! Ann Marie Covert from Mindjoy helps you sort it out!
If you’re tired of feeling anxious over the state of the world, your relationships, or your own heart, founder and CEO of Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram talks about peace in his encouraging book, “I Choose Peace.” Available HERE.
Jeannie Cunnion shares her journey of wrestling with the question, “Have I settled for less than everything God has for me?” As a lifelong follower of Jesus, she was surprised to realize that she’d been missing out on living in the power of the Holy Spirit! Discovering the significance of the Spirit’s work in her life lit a fire in her soul–and became the message of her new book, “Don’t Miss Out”
Todd and Steve talk bad dad jokes with author, Sandy Silverthorne!
Jonathan Cain from Journey talks about his new Worship song “Oh Lord Lead Us.” Don’t miss how the track was written as a prayer for the new year after a season of hardship echoed around the world. The scripture-based song was a prayer for a reset and renewal.
Marina Hofman shares from her new Small Group Study book “Women in the Bible”!
Former frontman of Petra, John Schlitt shares the details of his new project, GO. After earning four Grammy Awards, 10 GMA Dove Awards, and three RIAA Certified Gold Albums; this is his first solo album of original material in seven years!
Author Theresa Shields joins us to talk about some of the reasons we run to food and other addictions as she writes in her new book, Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds. The author of six who has lost and kept off 250 pounds since 2013 shares the simple answer.
Former Adult Entertainer Joshua Broome joins us to talk about his journey from the industry to becoming a pastor. This is a difficult topic to tackle but with many families feeling like they are losing this battle, Joshua is stepping out to share his story in hopes that it will help bring your family freedom.
Former GM of the LA Dodgers, Kevin Malone (Not from The Office!) shares the inspiring story of God answering his prayer to bring his son out of a coma after 60 days! After 3 hospitals said nothing could be done, God had other plans. Watch “The Shawn Miracle” HERE!
Louie Giglio reminds us that it’s too easy for Satan to manipulate his way to the table intended for only you and Jesus. What are his best practical ways to overcome the Enemy’s lies and find true peace in any challenging circumstance or situation?
The song “Jesus Happened” sums up the journey of Baylor Wilson! From being on the TV show, Survivor, to going to church at an autobody shop, it’s an amazing story!
Dale Harris is the pastor of Corner Church in Oshawa. His first book “Though I Walk” was 20 years in the making, and it’s out now! More HERE.
Coffee and Theology mix in this conversation with Pastor Stephan Bauer!
Is the point of following Jesus just to get to heaven? Do we put our faith in God and just wait for the day when we get to leave this world behind and find peace? Is Christianity just the practice of staying faithful long enough that we are on the right side of the fence when we die? Something just doesn’t seem right about that. The God that we see in the Exodus is bigger than the gods of the world. The work of Jesus changes more than just one’s eternal final destination. The matter of discipleship and following Jesus is more meaningful than just keeping us safe. Pastor Evan Oxner from Nova Scotia hits all these points in his book, “Let’s be Blunt”!
Dr. Norgrove Penny is the Senior Medical Advisor for Hope and Healing International! He shares from his amazing background about how much it means when we give to help people in Africa suffering from clubfoot!
When we don’t control our thoughts, our thoughts control us. If our days are full of broken soundtracks, thoughts are our worst enemy, holding us back from the things we really want. But the solution to overthinking isn’t to stop thinking. The solution is running our brains with better soundtracks. Once we learn how to choose our soundtracks, thoughts become our best friends, propelling us toward our goals. More from Jon Acuff HERE.
Logically, we all know our purpose in life is not wrapped up in accumulating possessions, wealth, power, and prestige–Jesus is very clear about that–but society tells us otherwise. Christian Minimalism attempts to cut through our assumptions and society’s lies about what life should look like and invites readers into a life that Jesus calls us to live: one lived intentionally, free of physical, spiritual, and emotional clutter. Written by Becca Ehrlich, a woman who simplified her own life and practices these principles daily, this book gives readers a fresh perspective on how to live out God’s grace for us in new and exciting ways and live out our faith in a way that is deeply satisfying. More HERE.
You can help moms and children through “The Baby Bottle Campaign”! Hear from, Kathy Perderson about how your giving makes a huge difference!
Let’s think about our thoughts! The song “Renew My Mind” by Allen Froese encourages us to let God shape what we think!
In our Amazon-Prime, short-attention-span culture, we can quickly lose focus on what matters most. It’s also easy to lose focus on who matters most: Jesus. Distractions can fill our days, but they won’t transform our lives. The path to transformation starts with a fresh wonder of Jesus.
Thankfully, the solution to the people pleaser’s “problem” isn’t to fundamentally change who you are–it’s to fundamentally change where you find your worth. In this freeing book, Dr. Mike Bechtle shows you stop letting your fears of rejection, criticism, invisibility, or inadequacy drive your actions and start rebuilding your sense of self-worth from the inside out. When you do, you’ll discover that what you once thought of as a struggle is actually a strength.
Catch up with Luke from for King & Country! How’s the new baby? How’s the cattle ranching? What have you learned going through this worldwide pandemic?
MercyMe is back with a new album called inhale/exhale! There are some special guests on it! Guitar player, Mike Scheuchzer fill us in on what’s been happening with the band!
Dr. Caroline Leaf has written a book called “Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess.” It is a scientifically proven five-step plan to find and eliminate the root of anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts in your life so you can experience dramatically improved mental and physical health. Sounds like something we can all benefit from.
Jonathan “JP” Pokluda has counseled thousands of young singles through the pain and heartbreak of dating the world’s way. Now he wants to dispel the myths, misconceptions, and fairy tales you’ve believed about dating and replace them with the truth from the One who invented marriage, created you to crave relationship and is the very embodiment of true love. With plenty of true stories about relationships healed and love found, this practical book explains God’s purposes for singleness, dating, and marriage and covers why you should date, who you should date, and how you should date.
We know there are certain things we must have to survive—food, shelter, and safety to name a few. But there are also aspects of life that truly allow us to be joyful and fulfilled. For popular podcaster and bestselling author Annie F. Downs, fun is close to the top of that list. Few would argue that having fun doesn’t enrich our lives, but so much gets in the way of prioritizing it. Tough days, busyness, and feelings that are hard to talk about keep us from the fun that’s out there waiting to be found.
Jonny Diaz says that we sometimes can be the reason some people don’t see the real Jesus! His song “Meet Jesus” asks you to consider getting to know Jesus rather than “religion”.
With vulnerable storytelling and insightful readings of both Old and New Testament passages, Jen Pollock Michel invites the convinced and the curious into a 40-day Bible reading experience. Vividly translating ancient truths for a secular age, Michel highlights how the biblical text invites us to see, know, live, love, and obey. The daily reflection questions and weekly discussion guides invite both individuals and groups, believers and doubters alike, to explore how faith, even faith as small as a mustard seed, might grow into a life-defining habit. Connect with, Jen HERE.
Funny How Life Works is a behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of comedic thought leader Michael Jr. Infused with the same laugh-out-loud humor and practical wisdom that define his stand-up acts, Michael shares a collection of stories meant to inspire readers to embrace their purpose—their “punchline.” Michael Jr. proposes that life is more similar to comedy than we know! Order his book HERE!
Harry Connick Jr. used the downtime during this pandemic to record his new album, Alone with My Faith, a collection that mixes classic songs of faith with original tunes all delivered in Connick’s crooner style! Harry reflects on his faith in this interview and shares how he had doubts!
Our stories are riddled with the sting of rejection. It’s feeling like a failure or being heartbroken. It’s being left out or misunderstood. It’s the parent who neglected us or the person who betrayed our trust. It’s even in the way we think or talk about ourselves and question our relationship with God. Whether it happened in grade school or last week, rejection can leave deep scars that affect our relationships, our self-worth, and our identities for years to come. And while we can’t control when rejection appears, we can control how we react when it does. More from Kait HERE.
Brian Doerksen talks about his amazing new online Easter special, full of music and stories that will make Easter even more meaningful. The special is available right now for as low as $10 HERE.
Your life is not an accident, a disappointment, or an inconvenience to God. It’s time to redefine, embrace, and walk in your true identity as his beloved child who will do great things in his name. Let Arden Bevere, a positive voice in this generation, show you the way in his new book “Redefined”.
Happy St. Patricks Day! Get a taste of Ireland with, Robin Mark!
The song “Peace be Still” is a song we all need during this time in the world, but the song was written 4 years ago! How did it finally hit radio “just in time”? Listen to Hope Darst share the amazing story!
The COVID-19 situation in Thunder Bay is one of the worst in Canada. How is The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association helping out? Listen in to our conversation with Chaplain, Merle Doherty.
Steven Curtis Chapman has been a pioneer of Christian music since 1987! What does he think about the music coming out during this pandemic? What’s he been up to? Click and listen!
Camp Widjiitiwin has a new radio drama! Check it out at www.mycamp,ca!
How can you get closer to God and raise your confidence in HIm? This book will help! Linda Langman is from Oro-Medonte and has a desire to see people grow in their faith! More HERE!
While 2020 brought many cancellations and changes to the music and touring world, Zach Williams was able to spend time with family while also songwriting, recording, and touring during many drive-in theater shows! Zach talks about the new song “Less Like Me”!
Is adulthood a curse? What should I do with all these participation trophies? As young adults try to figure things out and answer deep, soul-heavy questions, they’re given flak for living in “extended adolescence.” In a world that insists we can (and should) have it all, Adulting for Jesus uses humor to offer topical advice and encouragement for those who are asking, “Is this really all there is?”
Lasting relationships, like anything worthwhile, take intentional commitment over time. But when you’re just not on the same page, keeping your love alive can feel intimidating – or even impossible. In his #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®, Dr. Gary Chapman presents a simple truth: relationships grow better when we understand each other. Everyone gives and receives love differently, but with a little insight into these differences, we can be confidently equipped to communicate love well. This is true for all forms of relationship – for married or dating couples, for children and teenagers, for friends and coworkers, for long-distance relationships, for those brand-new loves, and for the romances that are older than the hills. Listen in to hear Dr. Chapman encourage us to find our unique Love Language! Take the test to find out yours HERE.
Originating from Manitoba, Canada, Jordan Janzen, and James Shiels began The Color after a season in life when they thought they were letting go of their musical dreams! Now they are on a “virtual” tour! Check out “Past, Present, Future” HERE!
Candace Cameron Bure is an actor, TV host, and author! She’s back in Canada to film another Christmas movie for Hallmark! She’s also got a new children’s book out! Candace shares her passion for God’s word and encourages us with scripture!
In this compelling and thought-provoking book, Talasi Guerra addresses the joy crisis facing our culture today. Having struggled to personally reconcile the difficult experience of her day-to-day life with the biblical mandate to choose joy! More HERE!
For anyone ready to move their life forward, from tragedy, personal failure, unfair circumstances, or just a sense of being stuck, baseball legend and bestselling author Darryl Strawberry offers transformational practices and the tangible hope that you can enjoy a future filled with power, purpose, and freedom.
The song “Say I Won’t” was inspired by the story of Gary Miracle, who worked with the band for many years on the road. Miracle lost both arms and legs in January of 2020 after falling into septic shock. His story is one of strength and profound faith.
Joanne Rogers has passed away at 92. She was the wife of Mr Rogers! We had a chance to speak with Joanne when the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” came out! Fred Rogers was an ordained minister and considered the show a ministry!
Death is among the most natural, and most confusing, parts of being human. Its inevitability and universality do nothing to alleviate our messy feelings about the subject. It’s why you have no idea what to say when your friend loses a beloved family member. You are not alone. Somehow, our privileged North American ethos has taught us that we need not suffer, that a quick fix to pain and sadness is always available. But this “no-tears please” approach has created a culture of loss avoidance and stifled the natural human need to grieve and mourn losses. By sharing stories about death—both her own and those with which she’s come into contact through her bereavement work—Donna Lynne Erickson shows that healing is possible and that there are safe places in which to do so. For more info about the book click HERE.
Gary Gradley has run a successful national Training and Development business, and a Personal Development Coaching business for over 20 years. He has worked with over 20,000 leaders, employees, and individuals throughout Canada, the USA, and Australia raising their individual, team, and organization performance. Gary has been a trusted advisor for many national corporations throughout Ontario, Canada. He wants to help YOU have a greater vision for 2021!
Peter Robbins was the voice behind Charlie Brown in the holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas! Listen in to Peter sharing the hope of having faith this Christmas, no matter what is going on in your life!
Pastor Zak Gariba shares how a knock on his door, opened him up to a journey of faith!
Chaos. Violence. Confusion. Anxiety. How do we know what’s true when there are so many different voices telling us what to do? After traveling the world for 23 years in a rock band, John L. Cooper, lead singer and co-founder of the hugely succesful Christian heavy rock band, SKILLET, has noticed one consistent issue: people are desperately confused. Awake and Alive To Truth tackles the reigning philosophies of our day of post-modernism, relativism, and the popular view of the goodness of man-and combats these viewpoints by standing on the absolute truth of the Word of God.
Mark Dowdy is well known as a music producer and as an executive and owner of Rivercrest Music, and he is also known as a budding author with the release of his first book, Blind Faith. The autobiographical publication gives the powerful journey of Dowdy’s life, as he was born blind and, in an effort to gain sight, he underwent 13 failed eye operations by age ten. Taking a break from all of the surgeries in his youth, Dowdy decided to stop any additional medical efforts. However, at 37-years-old he decided to try a new surgery that had more success with patients gaining eyesight. Blind Faith is an emotional and uplifting book that is now available!
Dylan Novack is the celebrity evangelist! His mission is to share Jesus with as many as he can! Catch up with Dylan HERE!
Colton Dixon is a new dad of twin girls! How’s the dad life? What’s the story behind his new song “Devil is a Liar”? Colton Dixon shares his heart!
Christian music pioneer, Michael W. Smith talks about his current project and his plans for 2021!
Most people go their entire life longing to be whole, yet failing to find it. We want our life to mean something. We want to matter. The problem is that life is filled with episode after episode where we face trouble and complications. We feel like it is impossible to find wholeness without living a flawless life. How to Be Made Whole follows the true story of Kennady Steele, born with a severe brain disorder. She was only given 12-18 months to live along with a haunting disclaimer by her doctor to both parents that their daughter “would not have a meaningful life” How to Be Made Whole walks the reader through a journey from brokenness to wholeness and how unanswered prayers for miracles often result in far greater blessings.
What do you do when you’re newlyweds with a dream to be in a band but have no money to pay for it? You sell everything you own and live out of your Jetta, selling CDs from the trunk of your car of course! From Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter Jodi King of Love & The Outcome, comes You Got This, a devotional collection of inspiring lyrics, quotes and affirmations that capture the singer’s wisdom, humor, and luminous personality and connects the dots to a fulsome life lived with purpose and faith!
Daryl Jones is a former pro football player and the Founder and President of Point Ministries–an international ministry dedicated to equipping disciples of Jesus Christ to impact the world. He also serves as the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Rock Fellowship Church in Miami, Florida. In his first book “Why, Lord, Why?”Daryl tackles the tough question that every person has asked at one point or another: Why do we endure pain and suffering? The human experience is filled with joy and sorrow, which at times can seem unfair, unnecessary, and cruel. During these moments, should pain and sorrow cause us to doubt God or should we pursue Him more? This book focuses on what the Bible has to say on the matter. With compassion and empathy, “Why Lord, Why?” continually points the reader to God, who has a purpose and who will ultimately bring us through difficult times as we put our trust in Him.
Mel Chancey was the youngest President of Chicago’s Hells Angles history, Mel joined the Get-Up and Go Show to discuss how he got into the gang, how he got out and what led him back to Jesus!
Part One: Mel’s Story
Part Two: Mel’s Redemption
Michael Jr., North America’s #1 Christian Comedian is coming to a TV or laptop screen near you with a new, fully virtual experience called Laugh Your Mask Off. In a time of social distancing, we’re getting together to laugh, have fun, and be inspired! Tickets are at www.laughyourmaskoff.com!
Against the Tide is a travelogue, an examination of modern science, an excursion into history, an autobiography, and more. But at heart, it is the story of one man’s daring stand against the tide of contemporary atheism and its drive to relegate belief in God to society’s catalog of dead ideas. Join the conversation between Dr. John Lennox—esteemed Oxford professor, mathematician, and philosopher of science—and veteran Hollywood actor and director Kevin Sorbo as they journey from Oxford to Jerusalem and explore the evidence on which Lennox’s Christian faith stands firm. More HERE.
Dove Award-winning artist and songwriter Jordan Feliz sings “Glorify,” his first new music of 2020, and lead single from his third full-length project coming in early 2021! Jordan says “I don’t know if I’ve ever been as excited for a song as I am for this one. Glorify means ‘praise and worship,’ but the sub-context of the word actually is to acknowledge and reveal the majesty and splendor of God by one’s actions. For me, coming out of this hard season of anxiety, stress and messed up priorities, now all I want my life to do is to glorify. I want to reveal the majesty of God by my actions.”
Author and Speaker, John Ramirez tells his true-life story of how he was trained to be a satanic cult high ranking priest in New York City—casting powerful witchcraft spells and controlling entire regions. Raised in an impoverished ghetto neighborhood, he grew up despising his father for his careless disregard of his family. John learned to survive the cold, harsh streets of the South Bronx. Looking for love and validation, he eventually found it in a new “family” of witches and warlocks who groomed him to become a high priest in their occult religion. His plunge into the dark side reached a boiling point on the night he sold his soul to the devil in a diabolical, blood-soaked ritual. With renewed fervor—and the mark of the beast now cut into his right arm—he actively recruited souls into this “unholy kingdom,” haunting the bars and clubs of NYC by night to find his next victims. John’s life continued on this dark path until God intervened through a miraculous, larger-than-life dream, revealing Himself for who He really is and literally snatching John back from the grips of hell. Many have come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ by John’s real and true to life testimony. Learn more HERE!
Maranatha Weeks has pursued overseas missions since the start of her nursing career in 2013. With a Bachelors of Science and Nursing (BSN) and a Diploma in Tropical Nursing she has aided in the aftermath of disasters in Ecuador, Haiti, Bangladesh and during the 2017 war for Mosul, Iraq, with Samaritan’s Purse. She wrote her first novel “On the Plains of Nineveh: A Nurse on the Front Lines of Mosul” following her experience in Iraq. Married, and with one daughter, she currently resides closer to home, working as an ER nurse and a Clinical Case Manager for Osteogenesis Imperfecta at the Shriner’s Hospital. She is passionate about continuing to serve among the outcasts, believing the freedom we have been given is only to be used in extending towards those who still need freedom.
Jamie Grace has lived in the middle of noise for most of her life. Many know her as a singer with radio hits who has spent the last decade on stages and in front of the camera, but behind the scenes, she has struggled with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, and an anxiety disorder for most of her life. But in the middle of both inner and outer noise, Jamie has learned how to manage the negative effects of her diagnoses, make the most of her strengths, and lean into the journey God has led her on.
Mark Hall is the lead singer and songwriter for Casting Crowns. Their song “Starts Right Here” is a message to believers that Mark say we all need to hear!
Drawing from Scripture, trauma-informed therapy, Christian inner-healing, breathing and embodiment exercises, and silent prayer & contemplative spirituality, You Are Enough: Learning to Love Yourself the Way God Loves You is a devotional like no other. Each daily reading is easy to understand, combined with practical exercises to help you embrace the truth of your beloved-ness in every part of your mind, body, soul and spirit. If you’re looking for a holistic healing journey towards abundant life, this is for you. more from Jonathan HERE.
Everyone wants a home that is beautifully decorated and clutter-free, but most of us are unsure how to get there without breaking the bank. In “Home Made Lovely”, popular interior designer Shannon Acheson takes the overwhelm and guesswork out of styling and organizing a lovely home. Shannon meets you right where you are on your home-decorating journey, helping you share the peace of Jesus with family members and guests. More from Shannon HERE.
Why is it that so many people oppose action to solve the environmental catastrophes we all face? At this moment when we should be uniting and circling the wagons against a common threat, our society is dividing into Right vs Left, Conservative vs Liberal. Both sides see problems with the other. Many Christians see environmentalists as lacking core moral values. In turn, many environmentalists are baffled why Christians turn away from an issue that seems to touch on so many aspects of justice, compassion, and indeed the sanctity of life. Tri Robinson, rancher and retired Vineyard pastor recognizes that the Bible and the environment are by no means mutually exclusive. He has worked for decades to bring round his flock. He shows how and why Christians need to face the environmental challenges around us, and how in doing so Christians can find purposeful action and be reinvigorated as an active force for good on this issue, building bridges across social divides and presenting Christianity in its best light.
Shawn and Michael Cavallo are MANIC DRIVE! In 2020 they have experienced the loss of their mother and the birth of a son! Their song “Thank God I’m Alive” shares a very personal struggle to make sense of a crazy time by relying on our faith! More from Manic Drive HERE!
What makes a song a hymn? Laura Smith has gone deep into 30 beloved hymns in her new book “How Sweet the Sound”! More from Laura HERE.
Media/Ministry expert, Phil Cooke shares from his new book “Maximize Your Influence” about how churches are doing since the lockdown earlier this year. How is the switch to online ministry affecting church growth and opportunities to share the gospel?
Josh Wilson is back with a new song called “Revolutionary”! Josh shares the reason he bought an RV, his plan to reach out to everyone on his street, and why his home studio is GREY!
Growing partnerships in Canada to spread the Word! Find our from Executive Director, Cheryl Walsh about Converge Canada!
Stryper has been preaching the gospel through heavy metal music since 1983! They have a new album out called “Even the Devil Believes”! We catch up with lead singer, Michael Sweet!
When you add your story to the gospel story, it becomes “A Greater Story”! Sam Collier shares his life journey to show us how God never gives up on any of us!
Have you ever wondered why some things are in the bible? So did Eric J. Bargerhuff! He’s a professor of theology and the bible at Trinity College in Florida. He explores the odd things in the scriptures in his book “Why Is That in the Bible?” Get your copy HERE!
Dr. Leslyn Lewis is a lawyer and Conservative Candidate. Steve Bradley talks with her about faith, culture, and politics.
Paula Faris was living the dream! She was the co-host of The View and Good Morning America Weekend, so why were so many bad things happening? God was trying to show her the difference between a career and a calling. Listen in to the story of how an apple, thrown at her head, finally got her attention!
John Cooper from Skillet took some time to share what he and the band have been up to during the lockdown! He also talked about the new graphic novel EDEN which features everyone from the band!
Jeff Catto is an Owen Sound artist who now likes in Kitchener/Waterloo! His song “Runnin'” really paints a picture of his life! Running from God and running to God!
Mathew West has to balance being a dad of two daughters and being a touring musician with a desire to lead people to Jesus! How does he do that? Click and listen in!
From garage band to Grammy-winning phenomenon, Audio Adrenaline played to packed stadiums, arenas, and festivals as Christian music rose in popularity. The founder and frontman, Mark Stuart, believed he was living out God’s calling. Then his voice began to falter. Diagnosed with an incurable vocal disorder, Mark’s voice would never return to normal. Everything he had worked for and fought for was being taken away. Struggling to understand God’s plan, Mark no longer could sing songs of hope—he could barely speak at all. What did he do then? Listen in and find out!
You trust God’s promise to direct your path, but what about when that path takes a sharp left turn, taking you on an unexpected journey fraught with pain and fear? That’s where Ann Mainse found herself after she received a devastating diagnosis. During her journey, Ann took the time to journal her morning times with God, often with a cup of coffee and her Bible. In this book, she shares her thoughts, fears, and victories. Click and be encouraged! More from Ann HERE.
Life in Canada and around the world has changed rapidly with the outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve had to change routines, cancel appointments, and work from home. We are no longer able to gather with our church family. Life is different and, for many us, more difficult. During this time, it is more important than ever to stand with our persecuted family. Christians in many countries already face difficulties and danger from militias, extremists, or hostile governments. They are often seen as second-class citizens, traitors or infidels. These believers live in countries with significant outbreaks. History tells us they will have less or no rights to advocate for themselves with police or public officials, less access to basic provisions like medical supplies, and that they will experience more discrimination in receiving emergency aid or human services. No matter how difficult or complex this scenario becomes, Gary Stagg from Open Doors Canada says that they is committed to continuing serving persecuted Christians during the coronavirus pandemic while taking appropriate caution to not spread COVID-19.
Peter Furler is currently with Newsboys United! He and his wife have some practical wisdom to share when faced with unusual times like this global pandemic!
Colton Dixon is back with a new EP! His song “Miracles” is about believing God and expecting BIG things! Colton and his wife Annie are also expecting…IDENTICAL TWIN GIRLS!
Kevin Makins is the pastor of Eucharist Church in Hamilton. In his new book, he casts a new light on why church matters! More on Kevin HERE.
2020 is a very odd time to graduate! No ceremonies or class trips! Here are some inspiring words from teachers and students to the Class of 2020!
Local children’s author, Janet Surette chats about her book “Scarlett’s Spectacles”! Grab you glad glasses and jump in! Check out more from Janet HERE.
Rob Reinow shares wisdom from his book “Healing Family Relationships”! For more from Rob, click HERE!
Phil Wickham took a break from life in San Diego to share his weapon against fear! He also shares his family’s adventures in quarantine!
Dr. Kevin Leman is back with a new book about an age-old issue! “Why Kids Misbehave and What to Do About It”
Lead singer for Citizen Way, Ben Calhoun is a bible nerd! Click to hear where he got the inspiration for the song “Love is a Lion”!
You already know the world is becoming an increasingly secular place that will undoubtedly challenge your child’s faith in Jesus. But do you know specifically what those faith challenges are, how to effectively talk with your child about them, and what that means for you as a Christian parent on a day-to-day basis? Natasha Crain hits the BIG topics! More from her HERE.
Dr. Richard Furman has over three decades of experience as a vascular surgeon. He knows what t takes to live healthily both spiritually and physically! He talks about good and bad cholesterol and how you can tip the balance for the best! More from Dr. Furman HERE.
Casting Crowns are at the top of the LIFE charts with “Love Moved First”! How do they go about writing such amazing songs? We chat with lead guitar player, Juan DeVevo!
Author and radio host Brant Hansen has written a book about how we deceive ourselves into thinking we are “good” people! It’s called “The Truth About Us”! More HERE!
Rhett Walker wrote a song called “Believer” that points us back to the basics of what it means to follow Jesus! How did Rhett become a “Believer”? Click to hear his journey from wayward pastors kid to touring performer for Christ!
No question, we have a lot to worry about. Children, jobs, homes, health, finances, and more. The solution isn’t to rid ourselves of the sources of anxiety — as if we could. Instead, we need to recognize that anxiety originates from a spiritual influence and that we can fight back using the God-given weapons of power, love, and a sound mind. Sharing her own story of emerging from the battle with anxiety as well as the stories of others, Dr. Michelle Bengtson reminds you of your identity as a follower of Christ and of the peace he promises you in spite of everything. For more info about Dr. Bengston and a free e-gift click HERE.
Pastor John Brock caught the Coronavirus after a trip to France to help a Christian radio station. His journey of faith through to his recovery will inspire you!
Joel, Luke, and Jess are the band VERSES! Listen in to why they started the band and what drives everything they do!
Author and Pastor, JP Pokluda shares the importance of authenticity in his new book “Welcoming the Future Church”! Our young adults need to see a genuine example of Christian living and JP helps us understand what that means!
Matthew West talks about his new album called Brand New!
The Get-Up & Go Show got to chat with producer, Kevin Downes just before the special pre-screening of I Still Believe in Barrie!
Micah Tyler shares about the song “Amen” and what he did for his kids last Christmas! It was something that reminded them of how awesome God is!
Alex Kendrick is the director and star of OVERCOMER! He shares the inspiration behind the movie and how it affected him as a dad! Come see OVERCOMER with LIFE! Details HERE.
Where in the world is it most dangerous to be a Christian? Gary Stagg from Open Doors Canada explains what the World Watch list is and how you can invite your MP to a special event to support the persecuted church! More info HERE.
Chris Cleaveland is the band “Stars Go Dim”! Chris talks about the roots of the band and the song “It’s Gonna Get Better”!
With 37 years of marriage and 33 years of pastoring under his belt, Dave Harvey has identified those life-defining moments of a post-newlywed marriage. He wants to help couples recognize them in their own relationships so that they can take a proactive, godly approach to resolve conflicts, holding one another up as change inevitably happens, and ensuring that their marriage survives and thrives. Click and be encouraged! More info on the book and Dave can be found HERE.
What’s the worst you’ve ever faced as a parent? An all-out tantrum at the mall? A son who won’t take out his earbuds to listen to you? A daughter who’s failing at school and won’t do her homework? A teen who constantly breaks curfew? A call from the police? Whatever you’re dealing with, Raising the Challenging Child will help. Click and listen to co-author, Karen Buckwalter! <ore info on the book HERE.
Matt Hein from the band I Am They share his story of God helping him overcome and addiction!
for King & Country won two Grammy Awards this year! Why did they start 2020 with a social media fast? What has been the impact of the song “God Only Knows”? What was it like working with Dolly Parton? Click and listen in!
The Bible uses the word, Christian, to describe followers of Jesus a grand total of three times. But there’s another identifier that fills the pages of the New Testament—a word we’ve mistakenly reserved for the halo-wearing elite, losing something profound in the process. Saints. Wrapped in this ancient word is a divine invitation to discover who God created you to be and awaken to the life you were meant to know. Click and hear, Addison chat about his new book “Saints”!
Your Faith Has Made You Well by Dr. Bruce Hartman provides a radical way to use faith as a guidepost when standing at the inevitable crossroads of life, where despair abounds. The book teaches the reader how to turn to God as an alternative to accepting a life of resigned desperation. Using both Biblical and modern heroes, this book gives a clear and practical path to living a life of hope and peace amidst the turmoil of modern times. For over thirty years, Dr. Hartman worked in the business world. Rising up from being an entry level accountant to the highest ranks as a CFO in Fortune 500 companies, such as Footlocker and Yankee Candle. In 2010, Dr. Hartman left the business world to give back to others what he had learned. This involved going back to college and getting both a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Ministry.
Have you ever had to deal with a person who was toxic? Gary Thomas talks about who a toxic person is and how to set boundaries!
Author Ted Dekker and his daughter Rachelle take you on a journey into freedom from fear in his new book “The Girl Behind the Red Rope”!
Jessica Phoenix is an Olympian from Uxbridge who has an amazing story! Her sister, Julie has written it down in a book called “RISE – The Jessica Phoenix Story”. Click and listen to hear her story of faith and courage!
In their new book, When I Wished Upon A Star, Brandon Lane Phillips and Growing Pains star Jeremy Miller share how Phillips’ wish to meet the child actor would change their lives forever. Phillips longed for the seemingly idyllic life Miller’s character enjoyed. But as he would later learn, things are seldom as they appear. Each chapter of this book, which includes an introduction from Kirk Cameron, reveals the real-life story of two complicated lives.
The movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” features Mr. Rogers! Click to listen to our chat with Mrs. Rogers! Joanne talks about her husband Fred and how he considered the show his ministry! See more about the film HERE.
What happens when you decide to Pray Big Things? You get triplets! Julia Jefress Sadler and her husband Ryan were featured on the TLC reality show, “Rattled”! Click to hear about how they expected big things from God and found out He is faithful! Click HERE for more about Julia!
Singer Joel Vaughn wanted to be an engineer! How did he end up as a singer? Click to listen!
Josh Havens from The Afters chats about how fear can control our lives if we let it! Josh shares personal stories from himself and the band! Their new project is called Fear No More! Click HERE for their website!
What are the secrets to lifelong romance? Dr. Greg Smalley from Focus on the Family shares the things he and his wife Erin are asked about most frequently! Greg will be at Cedarview Community Church on November 1st and 2nd! Click HERE for details!
LIFE 100.3 is taking the movie “Breakthrough” across Central Ontario! Listen for an interview with the star, Chrissy Metz! The full list of stops is HERE.
John Schneider played Bo Duke on the 70’s TV show Dukes of Hazzard! He’s a believer who has recorded several gospel albums and now stars in an semi-autobiographical movie called “Christmas Cars! Check out the interview by clicking below! Check out the trailer for Christmas Cars HERE!
Todd and Steve from The Get-Up & Go Show discuss their books! The Adventures of Chase and Bolts and Conexus!
Jesus’ Terrible Financial Advice turns even conventional Christian wisdom on its head. While it answers many of the practical questions we have—like does Jesus want me to be rich or poor? Should I give to everybody who asks? Is it wrong to save?—it goes beyond these concerns. It asks bigger questions, gives bolder answers, and offers a more comprehensive view of stewardship. Follow Jesus’ “terrible” (shocking, otherworldly) financial advice, and you’ll have what money can’t buy: purpose. Click and listen in to John chat with Todd Gale!
Sam Jones played the lead in the 1980 movie “Flash Gordon”! He will be at Hamilton Comic Con in October. Click to hear Sam talk about the day he read “The Purpose Driven Life” and re-connected with his faith in Jesus in a whole new way!
Neon Feather is an re-mix artist! His real name is Ben Thompson and he’s re-mixed songs like :The Kind of Man” by The Color! Click and listen to the story of his stage name and the inspiration for the song “The Long Way Home”
Todd Gale speaks to the lead singer of Unspoken Chad Mattson. Chad shares his personal journey of growing up in the church and still falling into addiction with drugs.
OVERCOMER is the new movie from the Kendrick brothers! Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, OVERCOMER has a message for all of us…”What have you allowed to define you?” Click and listen to Alex share the story of the movie and encourage YOU to find your identity in Christ!
Richard Furman, MD, FACS, spent more than thirty years as a vascular surgeon. In Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle, Dr. Furman shows you the three essential steps to keep your blood sugar under control, whether you have already been diagnosed with diabetes or are at risk. He carefully explains the latest medical literature, offers proven guidelines on what to eat (and what not to eat), and outlines an effective exercise program for keeping your heart healthy! Click to listen in to Dr. Furman outline the path to great health!
David Crowder will be performing at Kingdom Bound 2019 in Darien Lake, NY! Listen in to his explanation of the album cover for “I Know a Ghost” and also find out what God is speaking to his heart right now!
Kids have a way of saying things adults would never say and revealing profound—even biblical—truths in their unfiltered, unedited commentary on the world. Jon Guager shares important lessons he learned about God by observing kids! Click for our chat with Jon and hear about how his son, Tim, followed his heart!
Click to listen to out chat with Sheri McLaughlin! PTSD is stealing far too much from the lives of trauma survivors. Many suffer in silence. This workbook provides tools for working through: Fear Anxiety Depression Losses Panic attacks Low self-esteem Triggers Destructive patterns Writing down your feelings enables you to analyze your thoughts and behavior, reason them out, and effect change. Scientific research shows that by learning to think differently, we can change the brain. This book will empower you to initiate the necessary changes to restore order in your life. This book includes an easily understood explanation of how trauma is stored in the brain and what trauma does to the brain. Inside this book there is a plan for overcoming the symptoms that hold you captive and a personalized path forward towards peace and freedom.
Is it really possible to have the home life you want with the people you love?
The most exciting part of any home improvement show is the big reveal—that moment when a drab, run-down house becomes a breath-taking, new home. What if you could have that with your home life? That’s what the DIY Guide is all about. In it, you’ll find practical tools for transforming your home life and dramatically improving your family’s culture from Shannon Warden and Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller The 5 Love Languages®. You can’t hire a contractor for this work, but if you’re willing to put in the sweat equity (hard work), you’ll see results fast. Click and listen for a practical conversation with Dr. Shannon Warden!
Skillet has a brand new album out called “Victorious”! Click to hear interviews with singer, John Cooper and drummer, Jen Ledger!
Performing at Wonderjam 2019 is Zach Williams! Listen to find out why Zach went to prison and the amazing story that came out of his concert there!
Jordan Feliz is coming to Wonderjam, Saturday June 15th! Why does he love coffee so much and what was his most awkward moment on stage? Listen in and find out! https://jordanfeliz.com
The guys from The Color have all grown into family roles! The song “The Kind of Man” reflects the priorities in their life as they look ahead!
Dan Bremnes thought his music career was over after a phone call from his label, but God had other plans! It’s the subject of the song “Thunder”!
Josh Arnett and Aaron Gray are known as “The Singing Contractors”! They grew up singing gospel music and working construction. Now, thanks to a viral video of them singing on the job site, they’ve released their first album with The Bill Gaither label called “Working on a Building”!
As seen in the movie Breakthrough, Pastor Jason Noble stood with Joyce and John Smith after young John went through the ice and was underwater for 15 minutes! John survived and pulled through when doctors said he would be brain dead. Pastor Jason shares a pastor’s journey with a family desperate for God to help their adopted son! See the movie Breakthrough in theaters!
Landry Cantrell is from California and music has been in his family for years! His dad ran a recording studio! He says his approach to music is “not preachy”! Listen to the story behind the song “Gravity”! https://www.landrycantrell.com/
BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. Joyce is portrayed by Chrissy Metz (This is Us) and “Breakthrough” was produced by DeVon Franklin! Listen in as Chrissy shares her reasons for choosing to play Joyce! https://breakthroughmovie.com/
Author and pastor, Paul Bartlett chats about the importance on Monday in his book “Thank God It’s Monday! The #TGIM movement wants to champion everyday people to live out their best God given life. https://tgim-movement.com/
Artist, Ryan Stevenson took time out from his busy schedule on the “Hits Deep” tour to chat with us about his song “Child in Your Arms”! He talks about how being a late-bloomer affected his adult life and how he’s been slowly overcoming feelings of anxiety. www.ryanstevensonmusic.com/
How to know if you need to go to marriage counseling! Here is our chat with Wendy Kittlitz from Focus on the Family Canada!
Anthony Does, pastor of Bethel Church in Lindsay, Ontario blends motivation and a memoir that leads to the intersection between faith and life. Using imagination, curiosity and trust, Anthony has written a very personal book sharing a heartbreakingly honest and insightful portrayal of how to overcome the struggles of make believe religion to reconnect to real and meaningful belief.
Artist, Joel Vaughn talks about the song “More Than Good Enough” and why he stepped away from music for 18 months.
Pastor Rusty George – In his new book “Justice, Mercy, Humility” Pastor Rusty says we’ve made following Jesus far too complex. We don’t know what to do with all the things in the Bible that seem necessary, so we make them into a to-do list: love others, forgive those who hurt you, have joy, be patient, stay faithful, give to the hurting, serve in your church, pray without ceasing, confess your sins, and on and on. These are all great things, but is a checklist really what Jesus intended when he said, “Follow me”?
LOVECOLLIDE – This Juno award winning sister duo talk about the name of their group and the story behind the song “Undeniable”!
Dr. Ron Welch – 10 Choices Successful Couples Make. In this practical and encouraging book, Welch offers a far more positive approach to marriage, outlining 10 specific choices couples can make to minimize or even avoid conflict and increase joy.
Caitie Hurst – She went from being super shy ton performing for hundreds! Hear the story behind “How Could I Be Silent”!
Austin French- Austin French has lived a lot of life in his 24 years. Originally from small-town Georgia, he’s spent time in Los Angeles, competing on reality singing competitions like ABC’s “Rising Star” and NBC’s “The Voice.” He’s been a worship leader at a church where 80 percent of the members were recovering addicts. Hear the story behind “Freedom Hymn”!