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Aimee Augustine is a creative professional, expressing her interest through cooking, hairstyling, staging/decorating homes and more recently writing. She is fiercely devoted to her family, supporting her entrepreneur husband and their five sweet/spunky daughters. She balances her home and work life with diligence, a pursuit of excellence and desperate dependence on the grace of God. Aimee uses her life to pursue Jesus and point others towards him, and this manifests in her passion for healthy families, healthy lifestyle and commitment to her local church. She cares greatly about seeing people live their best, most fulfilling joy filled life.
Jennifer Clark has been married to her husband Dale, for an incredible twenty-six years. She is a mom of five and a brand-new grandma. Together, she and Dale manage their 350 acre Arthur, ON farm that produces corn, canola, wheat and beef cattle. Farming is their part time job (if you can imagine!) as her husband is the Road Superintendent for their township and Jennifer is the proud owner/operator of a natural health and beauty company called Heaven Scent Natural Products. Jennifer is a whimsical romantic dreamer with an entrepreneurial spirit who loves to help catapult others forward into their unique dreams and their destinies. Jennifer readily invites others to catch her ultimate passion to get closer to Jesus and generously shares out of the abundance of the love and kindness that God has shown her. She believes that everything we need has been provided by God, we just need to be diligent to seek and find it by pursuing Him with our whole heart!
Dr. Sheela Duraisami is the Co-founder and Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock International Ministries in Toronto. She also serves as Professor of Christian Education at Canada Christian College, Toronto. She is a passionate lover of the Word and a compulsive sharer of the gospel. Sheela hosts a weekly television program called “Eagles Voice” broadcast nationally on YesTV. A prolific speaker, Dr. Sheela Duraisami preaches the word of God with passion and clarity. She carries a unique prophetic mantle that brings refreshing and hope to all who hear. As a seasoned intercessor, her desire is to see revival sweep across the nation of Canada, and to see people come into salvation and fulfil their God ordained destiny. Sheela lives in Toronto with her husband Peter, and their two sons Yohan and Joshua.
Stacey Forbes is mother of four, grandmother of five and proud “mom dog” of two. She has been married for twenty-six years to her wonderful husband Craig. She lives in Stoney Creek Ontario and works full time as a Hum. As a new boat owner, she is certain that spending time on the lake will soon be added to Stacey Forbes her list of favourite past-times as well. She serves her home church in prayer ministry and visitation of new moms.
After thirty plus years in aid, training & community development in southeast Asia, Julia and her husband Kevin were falsely arrested as spies in 2014. Their horrific 775-day imprisonment story as pawns in a multi-nation geopolitical dispute, is detailed in their book, Two Tears on the Window (twotearsonawindow.com). In 2017 the Garratts founded Nation to Nation (nation-to-nation.com) to continue working with vulnerable conflict-distressed communities in southeast Asia through redemptive compassionate community development initiatives focused on clean water, coffee and food security.
Julia says, “Life is a journey of character and community. Each of us is designed by God for own unique story. Our daily choice is whether or not we will live every chapter in partnership with Him.” Passionate about spiritual formation, Julia has authored training, courses & seminars, most recently Rhythm Has a Name and Living Grace, a Lenten Journey. In her free time, Julia enjoys nature, flowers, watercolour painting, and digging deeper in the Bible.
Janice Grek is a retired teacher, mother of two sons and grandmother of two. She resides in Buffalo, NY with her husband, John. Janice is a member of Vanguard Church in North Tonawanda, NY, USA, where she serves on several teams and leads the Welcome Team. The joy of the Lord is her strength, and she loves to encourage others. Janice enjoys swimming, puzzles and spending time with family and friends. A deep thinker, she often wonders why angels, since they are ministering spirits (Hebrews 1:14) don't do housework.
Becky (Rebecca) Lang
" Choosing Kindness will encourage and motivate you to be kind, caring and compassionate during these uncertain times. These inspiring stories of kind words, deeds, gifts and actions will inspire you to bless those around you; those in need, lonely and struggling. The stories are unique and heartfelt. They will touch your heart with the power of the love and kindnesses of God. This book has re-ignited me with creative ideas for a renewed kindness that will bless and help others. "
" Ruth Teakle’s devotional, Choosing Kindness is a truly authentic, relevant, and thought-provoking daily translation of God’s Word. An easy to read, boldly articulated and practical devotional that will help us to run our race with endurance. "
" Ruth Teakle has eloquently and yet simply woven into Choosing Kindness important truths from selected Bible stories and testimonies of kindness. Each devotion sets the stage with a scripture verse and closes with a short, powerful reflective prayer. This devotional will touch your heart and soul. In a day where everyone has something to say on every social media platform, this devotional is a gentle reminder that the world is changed by kindness and not opinion. This beautiful devotional will touch your heart and inspire you to be more like Jesus. If you’re in search of a devotional that you will look forward to reading every day, then put this one down on your must- read list. You will be tempted to read the whole book in one sitting. Yes, it’s that good! "
" Encouraging and inspirational! Choosing Kindness reveals how simple acts of kindness can have significant impact on the lives of others as well as your own. The choice of kindness, as shared through testimony and Biblical review, will most certainly motivate you to grow and mature in this fruit of the Spirit. "