Streaming weekdays at Faith Strong Today and on-air across the GTA on JOY Radio, Hollie Taylor hosts 'Good Company', combining the best in Christian music and talk! During this interactive hour on faith and culture, Hollie and other Faith Strong Today contributors discuss a variety of topics, spin today’s hottest hits, and connect with YOU via text messages and social media.
Were you ever an intern early on in your career? Today on Good Company, we share those stories of our days as interns-- both the good, and the not-good stories. Then Hollie tells us about a fun way of raising money for charity, and we celebrate International Friendship Day!
A lot of people are reporting feeling tired and lethargic. There are a number of reasons for it, but it all boils down to sleep! Today on Good Company, we talk about getting a quality night's sleep, and the benefits of such a slumber! Then Hollie tells us about a truly out of this world perfume inspired by NASA astronauts.
Who else is feeling like you just wanna get away? Today on Good Company, we look at all the places we'd love to visit, and find out how to move your home office to the beach! Then Hollie shares a story about what made one senior feel like he's "43 again", and we look at the #ChallengeAccepted social media trend.
There have been notable increases in boat / RV sales this year! Today on Good Company, we talk some summer travel and ask for your stories. Then Hollie shares a new book to check out, and some church signs spotted over the weekend!
Drive-in movies, churches, and concerts are becoming quite popular! Today on Good Company, we talk about spending more time in the car for events such as these, and the rising popularity of drive-in events. Then we hear about how masks have entered into the fashion world, and we talk some DIY tips with our very own handy-man Correspondent, Johnny Rocket!
Cities have become desolate landscapes, overgrown by flora, fauna, and critters... Okay, maybe it's not exactly like that, but it does seem as though wildlife is popping up everywhere! Today on Good Company, we share our close encounters with nature's critters, big and small. We also look at a unique way to de-stress, and some words of encouragement to carry us through that last workday of the week!
Today on Good Company, we turn-back the clocks to reminisce on an age-old question-- "What do you want to be when you grow up?" And did you succeed (are you an astronaut?)? Also, a message from 40-somethings to 20-somethings, and some fun activities to keep you and the kids entertained!
It's "Be Someone Day", and what better person to be than you! We share what we like most about our selves-- not in a braggadocious way, but to celebrate the awesome things we're capable of! Then we hear about a massive-27' smile, and Hollie shares some Tuesday Thoughts.
They say "Knowledge is power," so we overcharge the capacitors and share some interesting facts that we've learned in our journeys. Then Hollie shares a story of a super-hero big brother, and some words of encouragement to get us through the workweek!
There have been a lot of changes these last few months-- but are there any you'd like to see stick around? Today on Good Company, we look at some good habits that we'd like to see stick around, and some that we wish would go away! Then our Good Company Correspondent Care Baldwin stops by to talk about healthy habits and habit forming, and Hollie shares a feel good story about how one kid's ingenuity is keeping his community healthy!
Have you ever taken on a DIY project that required a little more work than you anticipated? Today on Good Company, we talk repairs / DIY's that ended up making things worse! Also, a heartwarming story of a father-son duo, and of course, some words of encouragement.
On this "National Give Something Away Day", we talk just that-- giving things away! Then Hollie shares a new line of birthday greetings from a legendary country music star, and some midweek words of encouragement!
Do / did you have an elder in your life who set you up for success? Today on Good Company, we highlight what one man did for his younger brother to help him financially in his young-adulthood. Then we take a look at some clever church signs, and we hear about the lyrics of One Sonic Society's "Love Song".
It's easy to feel distant these days. Today on Good Company, we share some stories of people finally coming together for socially-distant surprise-visits! We also hear a story of hope and joy being restored for two soon-to-be parents, and Hollie shares some words of encouragement.
It's summer time, and we talk some summer fun today on Good Company! Then Hollie shares some "rules to live by", a story of one community coming together in support of a young boy, AND we dive further into the topic of gratitude with Robyn Roste-- this week's Good Company Correspondent!
Just being in the right place at the right time can be a life-saver (literally!). Today on Good Company, we share stories of helping others out who were really in need of assistance at the time! We also cover some benefits to walking regularly, and some other things that people are doing to stay healthy as they age.
These past few months have been different, to say the least. Today on Good Company, we reflect on the current season of social-distancing and celebrated the positive takeaways. Then Hollie shares some ideas to help us adapt during difficult times!
Today on Good Company, we celebrate the things we're good at-- we all have something God gave us! Then we examine some basic ways to exercise our mental health, and we check out some more silly church signs!
In this episode, we chat with Good Company Correspondent Orijin about being mindful when reading news/social media. We also look at some ways to filter out the "fake news", we share some words of encouragement, and we discover a very 2020 way to host a film festival!
It's been a while since we all started working from home. Naturally, there are going to be some hiccups! Today on Good Company, we share our working-from-home stories of when things didn't go quite as planned. Then we take a look at the positive impact of COVID on relationships between fathers and their kids, and Hollie highlights two new "The Blessing" videos.
Happy Canada Day! We speak with Canadian artist Jordan St. Cyr about music, and touring our beautiful country. Then we look at some of our favourite ways to celebrate this patriotic day, and Hollie shares a feel good story about two kids working past a language barrier.
Parents, we made it-- the school year is officially behind us! Today we ask how you would rate the experience, and to highlight some positive takeaways. Then we hear about the interesting way one Edmonton doctor commutes to work, and some ideas on how to celebrate Canada Day tomorrow.
There's a sense of pride when you can teach your kids one of your skills, like playing a sport or instrument. Today on Good Company, we highlight some of the skills / hobbies we've passed down to our kids! Then we have a discussion about mental health, and Hollie shares some new initiatives to provide greater mental health support. And we take a peak behind the meaning of Hope Darst's "Peace Be Still"
As "Phase Two" kicks off in Ontario, we talk about what we're looking forward to doing once again! Then our good friend Johnny Rocket stops by to chat about about filtering out the negativity from information around us, and we look at ways to protect ourselves from toxic words.
They say you should never stop dating your spouse... today on Good Company, we tally up the differences between a "date" and an "outing", as well as some other date-brainstorming. And Hollie shares another feel good story-- because let's be honest, we could all use more feel good stories!
We take a look at the top baby names of 2020 (so far), and examine the names we've been given or have given. Then Hollie shares some words of encouragement, and a story of giving that promotes others to give in return!
The Church never sleeps, even if the actual building is getting dusty! Today on Good Company, we discuss going back to church and how you feel about returning to God's house. Then we hear about grocers with rooftop gardens, and Hollie wraps up the show with some words of encouragement.
This historic school year is wrapping up! Today on Good Company, we celebrate the final report card with our young ones. Then Hollie shares some ways to stay happy and a lovely story of social media actually connecting people face to face!
We take a look at the lessons we've learned from our dads, including a lesson that Body Break's Hal Johnson learned from his dad that resulted in the show becoming a reality! Then Hollie shares the story of how one man learned he was going to be a father, and Good Company Correspondent Care Baldwin stops by to talk about switching up the narrative on a difficult year.
It's not uncommon to have heirlooms or even skills passed down through the generations in our families. Today on Good Company, we highlight some of your family heirlooms! Then Hollie tells us about a new study involving COVID-sensing canines, and we hear a beautiful "definition" written about fathers.
Can a spontaneous decision make you happier? Today on Good Company, we ask if this reigns true in your life! We also hear the story behind We Are Messengers' song "Love and Look", and Hollie shares a new development from Band-Aid!
Today on Good Company, we look at how summer of 2020 may resemble a summer from the 80's. We also take a look at some feel good stories, and Hollie shares some more church signs to encourage you through this lovely Tuesday!
It's "Smile Power Day"... and no matter how ridiculous that may sound, it's important to share a smile with those around you! Today we talk about what makes us smile. We also look at what Colby Caves' teammate is doing to honour him, and what others are doing to help those in need.
Heading into a weekend, heading into the slow reopening of the country... Today we take time to highlight some wonderful acts of kindness people have done over the past month! Then we peek behind the meaning of For King and Country's "Together", and hear from this week's Good Company Correspondent Robyn Roste on finding the good in this season.
It's a harsh reality of childhood-- punishment for bad behaviour! Today on Good Company, we discuss ways to include the child in the punishment decision process. We also look at a tiny home community that's helping homeless veterans, and Hollie shares some words of encouragement.
Recognition at work is always nice. Today on Good Company, we share our stories of awesome things our bosses have done for us. Then Hollie shares a new s'mores recipe she found, and we hear some words of encouragement to conquer the midweek blues.
With new rules come new summer plans. Today on Good Company we look at your travel plans for the summer, and brainstorm some alternatives that are a little closer to home! We also hear about a new Sesame Street workshop, and Hollie shares a funny church sign.
Close relationships are important, especially when we're isolated from one another. Today on Good Company, we take the time to celebrate our best friends, and ask you to join in the conversation! Then we recognize a historic valedictorian, and try to uncover an underwater city in Italy!
Race can be a difficult topic. Today, we reflect on the events of this past week with our Good Company Correspondent Orijin for a greater discussion about race & racism from a Christian perspective. We also hear about how comedian Michael Jr. forgave a police officer, and Hollie leads us in prayer for better times ahead.
The internet can be a great place to learn new skills: specifically making, fixing, and doing things. Today we share some lessons we've learned from YouTube or the likes, and discover what a "YouTube Dad" is. Then we take a look at what we can do as parents / grandparents to pass down our love for the Bible to the next generation, and we hear a cute story of some social distance fun!
Run-- it's Running Day! Today we look at what some of your favourite physical activities are to get the heart pumping, be it a run, a jog, a walk, or a cycle, and celebrate some of the benefits of regular cardio exercise. Then Hollie shares "10 Things to Remember" and a story about a new game for family game night!
Today on Good Company, we talk about little things we just learned, that by all means, we should have learned long ago! Then we hear a sweet high school graduation story, and we cover twelve tips for self-care.
Oh, and Hollie has a new addition at the dinner table...
Staying home all the time can take it's toll on our bodies and our mental health. As places begin to reopen, we talk about the things we're most looking forward to. Then we hear about one young girl's passion for giving, and some words of motivation for a Monday!
This week features two Good Company Correspondents-- Hollie welcomes Anita Wing-Lee and Johnny Rocket to the table for a discussion about Jon Steingard's recent Instagram post, and Anita's round-up report on the topic. We also share some words of wisdom, and a feel-good story about how far one Dad went to show his daughter he cared.
People are "panic buying" a new item... we take a look at what that item is, and check out a new church song recorded via Zoom that will (hopefully) bring a smile to your face! Then we talk travel therapy, and delicious, delicious hamburgers.
Going to the drive-in used to be a thing of the past... but new statistics show they are on the rise across Canada! Today on Good Company, we ask if you've been to a drive-in event lately, and hear about college graduates who gave their grad gowns to a great cause! Then Hollie shares some wisdom about friendships / relationships that may not feel as rewarding as they used to.
Wildlife is getting adventurous now that all us pesky humans are staying inside! Have you seen any wildlife in unusual places? Also, Crayola has new released new colours of crayons with the help of a Canadian cosmetic creator! Then Hollie leaves us with some motivational words. Because things are tricky right now.
As restrictions around the country begin to relax, we think about what life after quarantine will look like. Then Hollie shares another online concert for you to check out, and a way to send encouraging messages to strangers using your phone.
A lot of people have been picking up new hobbies lately, and on this "Buy A New Instrument Day", we share our stories of picking up a new instrument and the lessons that ensued! Then we share some blueprints for a legendary blanket fort, and we chat with Care Baldwin to brainstorm ideas for the summer.
The routine has been shaken up-- what better time to try something new! Today we look at some fun activities to consider for the summer. Then we share what one Dad in Tennessee did for his daughter's graduation, and Hollie leaves you with something to think about (a Thursday Thought, if you will!).
Over two months into this new reality, we find ourselves with a new phrase for the COVID vocabulary-- "skin hunger." Today on Good Company, we learn what "skin hunger" is and highlight the importance of physical contact. Then Hollie shares some funny church signs spotted around the country, and we check out The Blessing - Canada Edition!
Milestone celebrations have been a little different as of late. Today on Good Company, we ask what you're doing to celebrate certain occasions, and toss around the idea of having a re-do when the current climate calms down! We also look at how some are tackling their daily workouts, and we hear from LoveCollide about the topical content in their track "Wildfire."
There's been a lot of changes to our shopping experience over the past couple of months! Today on Good Company, we look at how the supermarkets have changed your shopping habits. Also, we find out about the "grandma gamer", and Hollie shares some words of motivation.
Pizza comes in all shapes and sizes, so on this National Day of Pizza we look at (and drool over) your favourites! We also look at a student-lead solution to redirect excess crops from local farms, and Orijin stops by as this week’s Good Company Correspondent to challenge our perspectives during this season of isolation.
So the weather hasn't been great recently, and it's questionable as to whether or not we can go to the cottage. But that's not stopping us from making plans for the May long weekend! We also talk about the new Gerber baby making history, and we learn some meaning behind Jason Gray's song "Good To Be Alive".
As we get older, we end up with stranger and weirder injuries. Today on Good Company, we share our "why am I so sore" moments, and ask about you're creative ways to cope with homeschooling. And last but not least, some words of wisdom for this wonderful Wednesday.
Date night certainly looks a little different these days... Today on Good Company, we talk about some creative date night ideas to mitigate the strain that a lot of couples are facing during this season. Then we share some creative / inspirational Church signs spotted over the weekend!
As we look to the future for inspiration, we dream of where we’d love to travel to (when we can finally resume such adventures!). Then we take peak behind the curtain of Jeremy Benjamin's latest song, and kick off the week with some words of wisdom.
As we gear up for Mothers Day, we look at how moms may want to spend it. We discuss some creative ways to practice safe social distancing while still being with our moms, and we have Robyn Roste stop by to talk about some new music playlists she’s discovered!
You lose them, you forget them, and yet they're a vital part of modern life. We’re talking passwords today on this national password day, as well as some flowers to enjoy, and a realistic look at working from home.
Home renovations are happening all over the place! Today we look at the projects you’re working on around the house. Then we look at another activity for the whole family, and a new way to enjoy music.
Life sure has changed in the last few months. Today on Good Company, we consider what changes you think will stick around after we resume our normal lives. Then Hollie brings us an update on a feel-good story, and we cover 10 things to pray for when looking for God's guidance.
Today on Good Company, we highlight what some schools are doing to stay connected with their students. We also talk about a new toy line being developed to support frontline workers, a new adult colouring book by Lauren Daigle, and our good friend Johnny Rocket stops by to share insight on how different families are handling this isolated-season.
The strain of this current season is hitting hard. Today on Good Company we look at ways to maintain our mental health, and check out some unique art for encouragement. Then we share some stats on the most popular version of the Bible, and look at the recent surge in Bible sales & faith-based Google searches.
Statistics show that we get bored with a new routine around the 21 day mark. Today on Good Company, we look at ways to combat quarantine fatigue and make the time more bearable! Then Hollie shares some funny signs, and we look at ways to help our seniors.
Some of us have taken to "Retail Therapy" in an effort to combat quarantine boredom. Today we ask about some of your big purchases while self-isolating, we share some words of encouragement, and Brooke Nicholls pops in to tell us what she's doing to pass the time and stay healthy.
School's out and money's tight... what better time to teach the kids some financial literacy! Today on Good Company, we discuss the growing trend of teaching children about financial responsibilities from a young age. Then Hollie shares some free online events to attend, and we check in with Care Baldwin for a discussion about how church service is being done a little differently.
Parents are getting creative in an effort to keep the kids entertained! Today on Good Company, we highlight what one family has done to make mealtime a little more fun. Then we ask about what you'd do if you knew you couldn't fail, and Hollie shares some ways to support local businesses feeling the pinch during this difficult season.
To wed, or not to wed… That is the question many are facing, as wedding season is inevitably affected by world events. Today we ask what you would do in this situation. Then we discuss how you and your family are celebrating Earth Day, and we hear about some creative ideas that more businesses are implementing to provide masks and hand sanitizer.
We’re going viral! All the kind things that Canadians are doing for each other are starting to show up online, so we highlight some kind acts from coast to coast, and take a look at how some grads celebrated over the weekend!
A new trend is on the rise-- out of necessity! Today on Good Company we take a look at the at-home haircut, and we chat with psychotherapist / Mindset & Confidence coach / author Kate Crocco about life, business, and her book "Thinking Like A Boss".
It’s National High Five Day, and in lieu of physical distancing we look at how physical greetings (like handshakes, hugs, and high-fives) may change. Then we take a look behind Citizen Way's song "How Sweet the Sound", and another activity for you to keep you occupied in case you need a challenge!
It seems like we might have a little more time on our hands these days... Today on Good Company, we suggest you dig out the ol' VCR as we ask about some of your favourite movies & TV shows that you'd watch when you were younger. Then we discover how one city was gifted a win-win scenario to aid it's citizens and local businesses during this difficult time.
Today on Good Company, we find out what you are doing to make good memories during this season of social distancing. Then we highlight how one family is spending their time together, and we look at what RV owners are doing to help frontline workers.
It’s Good Friday, and Easter is going to be a little different this year. Orijin swings by to talk Good Friday and why today is so important. Then Hollie provides some options to observe throughout this weekend, and we give a special shout out to the siblings in our lives on National Siblings Day!
Spring has sprung and gardens are slipping out of hibernation! We talk our favourite places to enjoy nature today, while highlighting some of the challenges of working from home. Also, we look at an app that will help you keep your distance, and Hollie tells us about a cute pup making home deliveries!
Easter will look a little different this year, so we talk about how we are adjusting our traditions. Also, some words of encouragement to get us past hump-day, and ways to help offset the financial hurdles some of us are experiencing.
With new schedules come new hobbies, activities or habits! Today on Good Company we talk about some of the things we’ve tried to get started, we find out how awesome teachers really are, and Hollie shares some words of encouragement.
Some people have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen recently-- others have not. Today on Good Company we share some inspiration to get through the "chore" of making meals for the family. We also hear from you about some funny church signs around town, and we share stories of people being kind to one another in this difficult season.
Technology-- when it works, it's amazing! But when it doesn't, it's either frustrating, or hilarious. We talk about our funny tech blunders in this episode of Good Company! We also talk about how to curb anxious / boredom eating while at home, and we check in with Good Company Correspondent Robyn Roste for some tips on self-care.
Living in close quarters with the family can have it's challenges. Today on Good Company we look at healthy ways to cope with family stress during this time. Then Hollie shares some more fun science experiments to keep the kids engaged, and we reflect on some words of encouragement.
As the days roll on, we are adapting and learning how to communicate differently. Today we share some of those ideas, and look at a new way of doing business. Then Hollie leaves us with some Words of Wisdom this Wednesday!
It’s not easy to throw a dream birthday bash while adhering to social distancing guidelines, so we looked at creative ways people are celebrating special events in the meantime. Then Hollie highlights another company stepping up to produce products for front line workers, and a little self check during this season of isolation.
On this National Doctors day, we look at what one elementary school is doing to say thanks. Then Hollie shares some ideas to bring science to life in our homes, and how being at home is encouraging creativity!
We wrap up the week with James Kurtis as our Good Company Correspondent to talk about Faith Strong Today's Between The Grooves podcast, and the current state of affairs in Christian music. Then we discuss ways to help local businesses, and brainstorm new things to do on a Friday night while stuck at home!
There have been a lot of changes happening recently. Today we reflect on some of the biggest surprises (positive or negative) that we've experienced during this strange new season. Also, a fun way to spruce up your walk around the neighbourhood, and what one company is doing to help those on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.
There have been a lot of changes these past few weeks; and a lot of us have shifted to working from home. We talk about how this has impacted you, then discuss social media fatigue. and look at one way to help our children wash their hands.
People deal with uncertainty in different ways. We look at some of those methods, and try to have some fun with it! We also find out who the big winners were at the Covenant Awards this past weekend, and we celebrate National Puppies Day; an adorable way to start off the week!
Today we look at what people and companies are doing to help their communities during this season, and brainstorm some activities you can do with the family! We’ll even talk with this weeks Good Company Correspondent, Johnny Rocket about his plans for the young'ins while they're at home.
Spring is springing; the seasons are changing! We share our favourite things about the springtime, and look at some ideas of what to do with the kids during a season of social distancing. Then Hollie spreads some feel-good stories that will put a smile on your face :)
It’s National Awkward Moments Day…we've all had one, so today we share our awkward moments with the world! Also, a “new” fashion trend is taking over, and Hollie shares some words of encouragement to get us past hump day.
Like a fine wine or a funky cheese; some things get better with age! Today on Good Company, we highlight some of the things we like about getting older. Then we hear about one lady's efforts to help out her neighbours during this strange time, and Hollie lists off some things that haven't been cancelled!
What’s in the bag?!?! The amount of stuff we carry around is tremendous, so we look to see what unusual things we're carrying around all day! Also, we look at ways to break the cycle of worry, and how to sift out some of the "fake news" being provided to you.
It's National Good Samaritans Day! In celebration, we share stories of modern-day Good Samaritans. Then Hollie tells us about a new mask being developed to keep us healthy, and Care Baldwin stops by as our Good Company Correspondent to encourage us to reach out and help someone in need this weekend.
Today we take a look at some creative ways people are greeting each other with new "front-door-etiquette", and highlight some creative "No Solicitors" signs! Then we talk about a young girl born twenty-seven weeks premature, and how she's using her Girl Scouts membership to support pre-me babies in her community.
Smartphones are great, but don't you kind of miss your old Walkman? Today on Good Company, we celebrate the nostalgia of antiquated technology-- and highlight one woman who custom made her own rotary-dial cell phone! Then Hollie shares some Words of Wisdom for Wednesday, and makes a comparison between parenting-- and fudge.
There are so many opinions and different methods of parenting today's children. We look at “lazy” parenting and our stories of when simple was best! We also look at phrases to tell our children instead of "no", and some words of encouragement for the mama’s that need it!
After losing an hour to the dastardly Daylight Saving Time, we felt it appropriate to talk about napping! Then Hollie shares some words of motivation, and we find out about a band that recently called it quits.
Can you smell it? Change is in the air! Today on Good Company we talk about things that have changed for the better, and check in with our Good Company Correspondent Orijin, who has some exciting changes coming up in his own life!
We've all got at least one thing we're an expert at-- today on Good Company, we ask about what topic YOU could comfortably lead a seminar on (you know, like a Ted Talk)! Then Hollie shares with us an unconventional fashion line, and we've got you're Wednesday Words of Wisdom to get you past hump day.
Today on Good Company, Hollie shares a story of one woman's harrowing journey to preserve her talent. That sparks a discussion about something in your life you can't imagine living without, and then we examine a new idea for Lent.
A new study suggests that Mamma's need massages! We look into the benefits of carving time out to take care of yourself, and the effects it can have on those around you. Then we learn about a new faith-based production company that's taking over Hollywood!
It is amazing what some laughs and a positive attitude will do for ones health! Today we look at a new kind of therapy for mental health / anxiety, we learn more about the lyrics in Colton Dixon's latest song, and we hear about how one Irish school traded in homework for good deeds!
On this Pancake Tuesday, we explore some of the things people tend to give up for Lent. We also look at whether or not you’d want to go back to high school, and find out what one airline is doing to ease the anxiety of flying for people that are overwhelmed by the very thought!
We’re planning for the future today and looking to retirement! We share tips on when to retire, and brainstorm places to go when we do. Then we go through some of those witty church signs that have you've been sending to us!
We’re talking kids today, and how we can help them navigate the things they see and hear. Then Hollie takes us on a trip down memory lane with some updates on nostalgic toys from her childhood, and Johnny Rocket stops by to weigh in on our parenting conversation today.
"Celebrate the little things in life…" a saying commonly said to new parents. Today on Good Company, we do just that by celebrating our little parenting wins / life wins. We also celebrate our beloved pets, and share some great tips to get back on track.
Apparently, there new town has been declared the BEST place to raise kids, so we ask about your hometown and see how it compares! Then a listener shares some words of encouragement with us, and we share some exciting news from a local music prodigy.
Yesterday served as a great reminder to make sure we carve time out for family. Today on Good Company, we look at ways to make this a tradition throughout the year. We also see what two new artistic Mom's have put together for their little ones, and Hollie's got a feel-good story for you involving a newborn and a packed flight!
A great reason for a day off… celebrating your family! We look at things to do on this Family Day, and the importance of having family around. It’s also Random Act of Kindness Day, so we brainstorm things we can do to be kind to those around us. Then we take a look at the perks of a "couples vacation."
Happy Valentine’s Day! Now, be honest-- how much planning did you do for it? We also look at the now Oscar winning animated short film “Hair Love” and Care Baldwin stops by to talk about family and love as this week’s Good Company Correspondent.
Studies show that music really does make you feel better! Today on Good Company, we share those musical genres that make us smile. Then we find out what we can do to make an Ontario veteran smile for his 100th birthday!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, thus concluding engagement high-season! We share our ideas for the best locations to get engaged, some Wednesday Words of Wisdom, and a love story that proves it's never to late for romance.
Today on Good Company, we discuss the internal dialogue we have in our heads. Do you "hear" sentences when you're thinking? Or is it more a series of abstract thoughts? Then we hear about a street performer who's helping those less fortunate, and Hollie shares some ways to make new friends (because it can be hard these days!).
We're talking old computers, scrambled VHS tape, and files lost to time and disorganization-- it's Clean Up Your Computer Day! Then Hollie explains the meaning of altruism, and she helps us start the week right with some Words of Encouragement.
It can be tricky to maintain & grow friendships. Today on Good Company, we discuss ways to connect in a day and age where it can be difficult. Then we uncover the secret to living a fulfilling life (no big deal, right?), and our good friend Orijin stops by for a conversation about Black History Month.
Sleep is important-- without it, you'll start falling asleep in strange places. Today on Good Company, we share our stories of unplanned Z's, including one man who fell asleep during a football game! Then Hollie shares some words of encouragement inspired by Noah's Ark.
Growing up and taking on new challenges can be a struggle sometimes. Today we share those "adulting" skills that we struggle with from time to time! We also celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and hear what one mom did to keep her husband awake at the hospital!
Today we celebrate Good Company’s first anniversary! That's right, we've been on air for a whole year now; so we bring in all of our Good Company correspondents for a special episode, and talk about mental health.
It’s a new month! Today on Good Company we share the things we're looking forward to this February. We also hear a wonderful story of food and football, as well as some funny church signs that were spotted over the weekend.
Can you believe it? It's almost FEBRUARY! This week features Good Company Correspondent Robyn Roste, who helps us conquer the miserable days of winter. Then we check in with our Winter Bucket List AND our grocery list to make sure we have all we need for game-day this Sunday!
Today we look at a story of what one man did to avoid slipping into depression during a particularly difficult season of life. Spoiler: it involves an RV and a ferret! We also talk about a touching proposal-story that surprised everyone involved… except the mom!
Statistics show that most of us are named after someone, so today we celebrate our namesakes! Then Hollie shares some wise words for a Wednesday, and we look at the lyrical intent behind Chelsea Amber's latest single "Waters May Rise."
Research shows that a startling number of couples feel their partner is irresponsible with money-- today on Good Company, we tips about how managing money within relationships! We also get a reminder on how to protect our personal information, and find the artists personal meaning behind a song that's inspired so many of us.
Sometimes, you just need a moment to unwind! We find out what Lego is doing to help adults do just that, as well as the things you do to de-stress and re-energize. We also look at Monday’s motivational quote, and take a minute to remember basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
On this day of National Compliments, we share the best compliments we've ever received! We also hear some encouraging words, and chat with our good friend Orijin about how those New Year’s goals/resolutions are going!
What’s lost is found… by you! Today on Good Company, we ask about the largest sums of money you’ve ever found! We also celebrate a big win for 3 Canadian brothers, and we take a peak at the science of snowflakes.
A place for everything; Everything in it’s place. Today we share our unique organizing ideas! We also find out what one bookstore did on "Tumbleweed Day" and wrap up with some words of wisdom for a Wednesday.
Happy National Hugging Day! Today we talk about how to encourage our children to greet others, and analyze the way we prefer to greet others. We also take a look at TobyMac's song "I Just Need You", and find out what young people in the UK are doing to keep seniors from feeling lonely.
On this "Blue Monday" we look at ways to be happy! We hear the thrilling tale of a depressed cow (seriously, you'll be on the edge of your seat!), and Hollie shares some motivational reminders to get us through the cloudy days of winter.
We chat Royal Family news with Johnny Rocket today, as well as find out why Canada is considered one of the greatest countries in the world! We also look at things to keep in mind to achieve a successful outcome, and we share some inspirational mottoes we’ve been told that help us make it through life's little rough patches.
Most of us have people who have inspired us throughout our lives; today on Good Company, we look at the top testimonials for 2019 along with some that you found inspiring. We also look at some legislation presented to bring awareness to cell phone safety and children, and some words of wisdom about joy.
Being in a season of personal change, we share our tips to break those bad habits we’ve developed over the year!. Then we go behind the Skillet song “Lion”, and learn about a new study that shows the relation between physical activity and cancer.
When we think about marriage proposals, the list is endless! Today we look at one spectacular way a boyfriend popped the question! Also, a new definition of text messaging that's pretty accurate, and we discover a link between kindness and pain relief.
School is a huge part of our lives growing up! Today we look at some of the things we wish we had taken the time to learn. Then Hollie provides some things to watch out for in a healthy relationship, and in closing, we take a moment to remember those lost in Ukrainian Flight PS752.
We check in to see how our resolutions / goals are going after the first week of the new decade, and look at making small changes to achieve a larger goal. Also some words of encouragement, tips on keeping a cleaner home, and Hollie shares some “Back to the Future”-type technologies (like flying cars) which may be here before we know it!
Did you hear the one about a cake? It sounds like a joke, but we talk about cake decorating gone wrong! Then we cover what new artist Elizabeth Grace says about her debut single, and Hollie shares some Tuesday Truths.
Happy New Year! Today we focus on words & goals to motivate us through the year 2020. Then we discover a useful tweak to the way we view our 2020 budget! And what do you do with that real Christmas tree you bought for this past Holiday season?
There is so much food during the Christmas season! Today we discuss the proper etiquette of taking leftovers from that big Christmas dinner you're bound to go to this year! We also get a reminder of four great things to live by, and we welcome our Good Company Correspondent Johnny Rocket as we wrap things up for 2019.
We talk re-gifting today on Good Company, and ask if this is something that you've ever done! We also look at some startling stats behind the amount of garbage we produce during the Christmas season, and what one Ontario man discovered while skating.
Online shopping in 2019 has seen a massive increase in popularity, so today we ask what you prefer: online shopping, or going to the store? We also find out about a new hoodie that repels stains & stink, and we touch on a touching commercial that's airing this Christmas season.
Are you somebody who needs a Christmas wish list when buying gifts? Or are you the type of person who pays attention, all year, and picks out the perfect gift without any suggestion? Today, we look at how you and your family figure out what to buy for others this Christmas season. We also check out what Amazon is doing to fulfill wishlists for charities, and hear about a big surprise for one Mom at her workplace!
A common festivity to enjoy this time of year is the good ol’ Christmas party! Today we talk about the most creative or favourite Christmas party we’ve ever been to! Then we discover 11 things Bill Gates shared with a class of graduates, and a Mamma-bear tip on how to get your child to stop asking for everything they see at the store this time of year!
As we approach our second-last weekend before Christmas, we share our favourite Christmas songs, and chat with this week’s Good Company Correspondent Care Baldwin about Christmas music and traditions she is looking forward to. Then we find out what the top Bible verses were for 2019.
There are ways to enjoy the bitter-cold weather that winter brings. Today we look at what other parts of the world do to stay sane during the frosty months, and even ways to enjoy a long winter! Then we hear about a bad case of Seasonal Giggles in the "Embarrassing Christmas Cheer" video that went viral recently, and we discover a few tips to having a clutter-free Christmas.
Christmas movies are a plenty-- but which are your favourites? Today on Good Company, we focus on those classic Christmas movies that we must watch during the Christmas season! Then we talk about how to encourage your kids in simple, little, yet important ways; and we hear about an auto manufacturer that has new uses for recycled plastics.
We talk Christmas cards today, as they seem to be less common now than ever before! Also, a new "Marie" was announced for the New York City Ballet, and we look at incorporating quick and easy workouts into our day to day routine.
'Tis the season to be snacking! Today we look at what kind of eater we are, and a new study about the ways people may eat to help with certain heath challenges. We also look at a new technology that uses light to kill germs.
As we get closer to Christmas, we look at ways to curb the amount of "stuff" we're giving. Then Johnny Rocket, this week’s Good Company Correspondent, takes it one step further and looks at ways to teach the art of giving to our children. Also, we look at Tom Hanks latest 6-degrees-of-separation discovery, as well as the benefits of being a December baby!
The results are in for the top ten most common Random Acts of Kindness! We share some of our favourites, and ask about the times you've witnessed a random act of kindness firsthand. Then we find out what's been happening in Mac Powell's family, and hear what Matthew West has done to get closer to his fans.
Cold and flu season has arrived, so we look at ways to avoid getting sick this Christmas season and discover what areas to clean (or avoid altogether!) when flying to help keep the germs at bay. We also look at some fun tips to make the ultimate hot chocolate!
A new survey shows an increase in people giving intangible gifts; such as time, patience or love. We share what intangible gift we’d like to give, and take a look at the Pay it Forward Advent calendar to see what random act of kindness we can do today! Then Hollie explains some hidden benefits of playing board games during the Christmas break!
Sometimes, getting away with the family over Christmas is just what the doctor ordered! Today we look at those fun family adventures we’ve experienced, as well as some great quotes to remember from Mister Rogers, and we look at ways to encourage our loved ones in the Canadian Armed Forces who won’t be home for Christmas.
One of the challenges of the Christmas season is how we organize the gift-giving. Today we share our families tactics & traditions around some of the more commercial aspects of the season, but also find out about a gift to remember for a young man in Liverpool, and talk advent and family Christmas traditions with Robyn Roste; this week’s Good Company Correspondent!
Cell phones can go off at the WORST times! Today on Good Company, we share those awkward stories of irritating phone ringers at inopportune times! We also look at some newly discovered benefits of weightlifting as you get older, and examine some words of gratitude from TobyMac.
Some may feel anxious about this work activity according to a new study-- and that would be the office Christmas gift exchange! We talk about our gift exchange stories, as well as some words of encouragement, and we hear about how one young man is carrying on an honourable family tradition.
Today, we're talking about the most memorable gift you’ve ever received. We also discover a new technology being used in casts to help make painful fractures a bit more comfortable, and we share some painting tips to freshen up your house before guests come over for the Holidays!
Today, we start on our Christmas baking… sort of. We talk about those must-have baked goods for your family this Christmas! We also take a look behind I Am They's song “My Feet Are On the Rock”, and first-time GC Correspondent Sherry Stahl from Soul H2O Radio stops by with stories of biblical-baking!
For the first time ever-- Hollie Taylor, Johnny Rocket, and Orijin-- host a long-form, round-table discussion from the Faith Strong Today studios! We talk about the rise of Christianity in pop culture, how the church contributes to a sense of community; and we invited you, the listener, to join us in the discussion.
As we head into this time of giving, we examine some of those causes close to our hearts. We also look at creative ways to stay in shape this Christmas season, and go behind Love & The Outcome's “You Got This.”
Sometimes family game night can become way too competitive! Today we look at the games that have been banned from your home out of pure competition! Then we take a look at some funny church signs and find out what one contestant said that shook Alex Trebek to tears during an episode of Jeopardy.
They say kids grow up so quickly-- and it’s true! Today we share stories of realizing our children aren't little kids anymore. We also look at a new shoe design made specifically for nurses & doctors, and we find some hidden tidbits about Lauren Daigle's song "How Can It Be."
What’s in a name? A lot! Today we look at ways to remember someone’s name. We also look at what to do to get your fridge ready for the season (that mustard expired in 2015!), and we check in with Good Company Correspondent Orijin about when the best time is to bust out the Christmas music and décor!
Some businesses are switching up their work-day schedule to increase productivity and happiness in the workplace! How would you feel about a six hour workday? A four day work week? Naptime?! Then we get some tips on the perfect family photo for this years Christmas cards!
Today on Good Company, we discuss those snack-size devotionals to keep you fueled throughout the day-- Chicken Soup for the Soul, anyone? We also talk about one of the most beloved monsters of our time, and how he can guide you on your commute!
Even though the 11 hour of the 11 day of the 11 month was earlier in the day, this Remembrance Day episode takes a moment to remember those who serve our country, past & present. Additionally, as the weather begins to feel more like winter, we look at the seasonal clothing change and how you're home tackles this, along with some baby trends.
The best lessons are often learned from our mistakes. Today we share the best lessons we’ve learned from such failures. We also talk about ways to observe Remembrance Day, and we reconnect with Good Company Correspondent Care Baldwin about the importance of passing on the Remembrance Day message to our kids.
Stress and anxiety are all around us. Today we share ideas on how to de-stress and take time to relax. We also discover a new treat that screams of Canadiana, and we look at the unique way that God showed two strangers that He was there for them while grieving the loss of loved ones.
Today we shared stories of lost items, and returning them to their owners! We also look at a new technology that identifies potential allergens in food, and some words of motivation for another Monday grind!
Are you the type of person to strike up a conversation with strangers? Today's Good Company Correspondent sure is; Johhny Rocket stops by to share his thoughts on the topic. We also read into Family Literacy Day, and what some families are doing to encourage literacy in their home.
Finances, work ethic, relationships-- today on Good Company, we talk about some of those life lessons that took a long time to learn! We also hear about a new fleet of environmentally-friendly garbage trucks, and Hollie shares a beautiful quote about living a meaningful life.
Tiny homes are not only a way to live a minimalist life; they can practically and effectively help others! But are they for everyone? Today we ask for your thoughts of living in a tiny home. We also look at what one ride sharing service is doing to help others, and we share some words of wisdom from one of our amazing listeners!
A new study shows that as adults, we’ve broken some of those "rules" we were taught growing up-- no eating on the couch, no sugar before bed, no TV in the bedroom... Today we ask if this is true in your home! We also review the signs of a stroke, and what to do in case you think someone is having one.
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There are so many options when it comes to playing sports. Today we look at the sports you played growing up (if any) or what you’re kids are playing. Also, some words of motivation, a workout class that's gaining a lot of attention, and we look at the story behind Jeremy Benjamin’s new single "Wonderlove."
It’s becoming more common to dine out solo-- today we found out if you're good with a table for one! We also look at a new way to view our free time, and had Robyn Roste stop by as this weeks Good Company Correspondent.
Today on Good Company, we flip the script on aging and celebrate it's inevitability! We also learn about how some fire stations are teaching kids about fire safety, and Hollie thinks up some Thursday thoughts.
The great pet debate rages on in Hollie's house! Today we ask for your stories of your first pets. We also see what a pumpkin has in common with God’s love, and we go behind some meaning of Amelia Charles' new song, "Tear Down the Walls."
The rules seem to be relaxing when we look at office etiquette, so we share what should be on the "what NOT to do at work" list. We also discuss funny ways for to-be-parents to prep for a baby, and we get a reminder about the importance of sharing your story.
It’s here-- cold and flu season! Today we look at Doctor's Notes, and why you should feel guilt-free about taking those sick days. We also talk about election day, and things we can do to curb our anxieties.
"What would you say your strengths are?" is a question you've probably heard during a job interview. Today we take a closer look at that question; we also hear about Hollie's worst job interview, and our Good Company Correspondent Johnny Rocket swings by to share his thoughts on the topic! We also found out what one group of young people are doing to help reduce single use plastics.
There are lots of ways to create lasting family memories; in this episode we share our favourite family pastimes! We also look at some words of wisdom (it is a Wednesday, after all!), and look at some science behind the benefits of music classes during childhood.
Today on Good Company, we share our stories of when a mix up turned into a blessing. We also look at some words that carry a lot of encouragement, and learn of a new kind of vending machine to feed your brain!
We take a moment today to reflect on things in our life that we are thankful for! We also learn about Lego's new pilot project; and now that Thanksgiving is wrapping up, we take a look at our Winter Checklist!
As we head into a Thanksgiving Long Weekend, we took some time to look at the ways we can build gratitude into our lives. We also hear about the dress that tells a story of courage, and Good Company Correspondent Orijin stops by to talk gratitude and elections!
Today on Good Company, we talk about writing letters to those we admire-- and what happened when one young girl wrote to her favourite author! Then we share some reminders about how to live your life, and we examine the "Right to Repair" movement.
Nightlights, lullabies, prayers… today we look at what we’ve done to help our children defeat their over-active imagination at night! We also discover a new benefit of keeping hydrated, and hear some tips on happiness :)
As we prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, we take a look at some "must-have" dishes in your house! We also get a reminder of our blessings, and see a real life example of something that was worth the wait!
The uses for duct tape are truly endless! Today we share our strangest uses for this remarkable material. We also hear about a study regarding age-related diseases, and we get some helpful context about what God says, vs what we say.
The doorbells are ringing, and the cookies are here! It's fundraising time, and we share our favourite fundraising tips and activities. Then we talk about an all-star Super-Mom from Jamaica, and we have a quick chat about motherhood with our new Good Company Correspondent, Care Baldwin!
Social media has turned into a place to buy and sell things, but it's not always reliable! Today on Good Company we come up with some guidelines to keep us safe in the social-media-marketplace. We also learn about a new development in cancer detection, and we investigate the personality type between introvert and extrovert.
Random acts of kindness can happen anywhere, at anytime-- today we highlight a kind plumber, as well as some of our own stories of people helping us out. We also looked at some words of wisdom, and discover some hidden benefits of martial arts-- especially for kids!
As the weather changes and we get ready for Thanksgiving, we talk about our favourite comfort foods for the fall season! Then Hollie teaches us another lesson from nature (this time, from a wolf pack!), and hear about God's message for Hollyn as she wrote her song "Isaac".
We’ve all heard the stories of ‘bad bosses’, so today we highlight the cool things our bosses have done for us! We also examine the connection between plastic and laundry, and share some phrases to tell ourselves to when we feel discouraged.
How long are you willing to wait when it comes to fast-food? Today we share our stories of patience (or lack thereof)! We also share an uplifting story of one young girl who had no one to play with at recess, and a great reality check on staying late at work.
Communication methods have changed thanks to such innovations as the text message and the smartphone, and that transition comes with a steep learning curve. Today we recall our funny text mishaps, and we ask what love really means.
It’s true… little eyes are watching you! As a parent, it can be pretty eye-opening as to what your kids see when they start to imitate you. We share these stories, plus some tips on building self-esteem in our children, and more great words to live by!
Today on Good Company, we share our mother / daughter vacation stories and ideas after discovering this could be great way to reduce stress! We also explain how Internet games are helping the environment, Hollie shares another idea for an affordable date night, and we provide a few reasons to help you fall in love with Mondays!
People are more attached to things they make themselves-- today, we talk about the things we’ve created that we LOVE! We also look at the challenges of parenting in 2019 compared to generations past, and Johnny Rocket stopped by as our Good Company Correspondent for the week.
"What advice would you give to teenagers?" Recently, this question has gone viral on the internet. Today on Good Company, we shared our thoughts and advice for today's teens. We also find some dangers lurking in the kitchen, and hear some words of wisdom.
Today we celebrate the heroes in our lives! We also look at the downside of bringing your lunch to work, and the upside of a text sent to the wrong number.
~ "I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people."
Maya Angelou ~
Studies show that a fun toy will engage children no matter what generation! Today we reflect on our favourite toys growing up. We also look at ways to help our children discover a deeper faith in God, and hear from Love and The Outcome’s Jodi and Chris about how they wrote "You Got This."
We've all had moments that change our lives forever. Today on Good Company, we shared our life-changing moments! We also find out how a community came together for young families going into a new phase of life, and Hollie tells us four things to remember about God.
Good Company Correspondent, Orijin, is back at it again and we’re talking education today-- it is SO important to keep learning! We also look at meals your kids can make for themselves, and we share our stories of when someone we love surprised us!
It can be awkward when you don’t know what to wear to an event. In this episode, we share those moments where we missed the mark and either over or under-dressed. We also find out about some more humanitarian efforts for those affected by Hurricane Dorian, and some words of encouragement to get you through to the weekend.
Things just aren’t built to last these days, so today we share our stories where old is better than new. We also revisit the age old question “How was school today?” And Hollie's got more clever church signs for you!
"You are what you eat," they say-- and it’s true! Today we look at what our parents did to get us to eat healthy growing up. We also find out five changes we can make in our lives to help decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s, and discover a new twist on back to school photos.
With the average commute time increasing, we ask how long it takes you to get to work-- how do you pass the time? We also find out the top cities in the world to live in, and share some motivation on a Motivational Monday!
The numbers are in-- we are spending more money on dates than ever before! Today we share our favourite date memories with our significant others. Then we introduce our new Good Company Correspondent Care Baldwin, and reflect on our attitude in life.
Inspired by a group of seniors sharing advice with students, we share our own advice and see how it compares. We also hear about how one teacher is changing the culture in her classroom, and what technology is doing to our our patience!
Studies show that it is important for parents to take kid-free vacations, so we dream together of where we would go, OR where we have gone. Then we discuss a new kind of clothing material that will charge your phone, and we pass along some words of confidence-- just in case you're in need of more mid-week motivation!
It's official-- school has started! Today on Good Company, we ask about your back-to-school traditions. Do you drop the kids off at school? How about a first-day-photo? Then we provide some creative school-lunch ideas, and describe what one man is doing for veterans across the United States.
Happy New Year! Well, new school year, anyways. As we celebrate New School Year’s Eve, we look at our goals for the upcoming year. Then we share some random acts of kindness, and discover a new Canadian-made technology that will provide renewable energy and keep the air clean!
Did you get everything checked off your summer to-do list? Today we reflect on the summertime bucket list, and all the things we did (or didn't) accomplish. Then we talk about a new app that annoys you're kid into answering the phone, and Good Company Correspondent Robyn Roste joins us for a conversation about the Fruits of the Spirit, and the veggies in the garden.
Would you follow the trend of using bribes to motivate your children? Today we share stories of whether or not we’ve used that tactic. Then we cover some useful items you could have used in college, and some tips for turning that hobby into a side business!
How do you feel about having a dog in the office? Studies show that having them around the workplace could have some interesting effects. We also look at a new line of Barbie dolls, and examine signs you may be an introvert!
When it comes to sleep, we fall into two categories-- light sleeper, and heavy sleeper. We take a look at the craziest thing you’ve ever slept through, or that has woken you up. Then we talk about why asking this generation of kids "what do you want to be when you grow up" may be a pointless exercise, and we highlight notes of repentance and the hidden importance of writing an apology.
For most of us, there was a specific moment when we realized "I'm officially an adult." Today we reflect on that moment, as well as take a look at signs tomake you smile, and we revisit the back-to-school sleep schedule!
Most people have an item they MUST travel with. Today on Good Company, we ask what those must-haves are on your travels. We also discuss beauty being in the eye of the beholder, and Good Company Correspondent Johnny Rocket pops by for a deep conversation about life changing moments.
Most people have at least one household chore they do NOT look forward to. Today we look at the top 5 least favourite chores, and ask what your's are! We also find out the going rate for teeth collected by the ‘tooth fairy’ and share some more words of encouragement.
Cell phones are synonymous with modern life, but do you remember when you got your first cell phone? Today we talk about when the right time is to get your child a cell phone. We also find some truth behind the old adage "An apple a day," and look at what it means for a middle school student to be in "The Bubble."
Mispronounced words-- we hear them all the time! Today we share words we either mispronounce or the mispronunciations that really bother us. We also look at things we worry about as parents that really don't matter, and ideas that will help us as we try to get motivated this week!
Customer Rewards programs-- we've all got a points card for something, and today we ask about what cool things you've received or done with those points! We also celebrate a random act of kindness at a New York coffee shop, share some words of encouragement about comfort, and we find a few new ways to stop saying "sorry!"
Take some time to laugh today-- it's "National Tell A Joke Day," so we shared our favourites on-air! We also mention some words of motivation and Good Company Correspondent, Orijin, stops by for a deep conversation about doubt and faith.
Making time to relax is important-- so important, it has it's own "National Day of"! To celebrate, we share our favourite ways to relax. Then we ask about foods you used to dislike (but now you do!), and highlight another sun safety reminder.
We do our best as parents to teach our children life-lessons, but sometimes they don’t go as planned! Today we share our blunders in life-lessons, we find out what screen-time is doing to our childrens' eye health, and Hollie discovers a "superfood" you don’t actually eat!
One of the great things about summer is the opportunity to do something you haven’t done in forever! Today we ask when those opportunities arise for you, we check out a new social media challenge that can lead to some interesting surprises, and Hollie fights off some Z's while explaining a new way to improve your sleep.
Give a high-5 to the sibling-in-the-middle-- it's National Middle Child Day! Today we reflect on being / growing up with the middle-child. Then we hear some words of motivation, a listener shares a funny Church sign, and we look at a study about how children want to spend time with their parents.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and many may argue that it’s the best tasting as well! We share what our favourite breakfast meals are, as well as some words of wisdom, and we find out what one community did to help a young boy who couldn’t play outside. We also hang out for a bit with Good Company Correspondent, Johnny Rocket!
'Tis the season to take off for vacation! Today on Good Company we talk about one young man who has traveled over twenty-thousand kilometers with his Grandma-- all because she'd never seen the ocean! We also celebrate our furry feline friends on this International Cat Day, and discover just how important creativity is to a child's development.
We have some fun today sharing stories of precariously packaged parcels on this Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day! We also discuss how one barber is going to break a Guinness World Record this back to school season, and what one Canadian city is doing to slow-down drivers in school zones!
The average time spent at a job has decreased again, so today we talked about how long you’ve been at your job. How do you compare to the average of 3 years? We also shared our favourite summertime treats to cool us down, and then we share with you some words of encouragement.
Imagine a shop that worked on an "honesty policy." It works in many rural communities, so we discuss as to whether or not it would work in a more urban setting. We also find how much time you need to spend with a pet to relieve stress-- and how would you like to see a "Friendliness Discount" at restaurants for treating the servers with kindness?
They say that watching TV requires a little more work than it used to-- today we share our TV watching habits! We also hear about the story behind Phil Wickham's new song "Till I Found You", and learn about some useful advances in electric car technology.
Remember a while back when kids were eating laundry detergent? How about planking? Join us in head-scratching as we recall some of those "why-on-Earth-would-anyone-do-that" trends! We also celebrate Father-in-laws, and we ring the bell for being a survivor!
Time for some motivation as we kick off a new week, and we find out the number one trait women look for in a partner-- it may surprise you! We also hear from you about what you look(ed) for in your significant other, we discover a new form of therapy, and we express ways to tell your kids to “Stop Crying” without being so blunt.
Being stranding somewhere is never convenient, but it can lead to some pretty amazing stories of Good Samaritans coming to our rescue. We hear your stories of Good Samaritans, as well as the story of what one man is doing to give mobility & freedom to people in his community. And for the first time ever, we welcome GC Correspondent Anita Wing Lee to the show!
It's a packed show today! We share stories of internships & interns we've worked with, we go hunting for the most popular cup of coffee, and we discover a new technology that can provide clean drinking water anywhere on Earth! All that, and some words of wisdom to carry you through to the weekend.
It would seem the work dress code is getting more casual. Today we ask if that rings true in your workplace, and provide some tips to beat the heat without the AC. And we celebrate another "National Day Of", no matter how nonsensical it may be!
It's not unusual to have someone over to watch your place while you're gone-- care for the pets, water the plants, and pick up the mail. Sometimes it doesn't go so smoothly, though. Today on Good Company we share stories of house-sitting mishaps! We also learn a few tips and tricks to speed up meal prep in the kitchen, and find out where happiness has been hiding this whole time!
As parents, we'll do anything to avoid waking the baby. Today we talk about those tactics, including ridiculous spy-movie acrobatics! We also find out how a young girl from Calgary caught the attention of a prestigious medical journal, and we discuss some practical ways to help those going through a life-season change.
It's a Friday night! Maybe it's even date night?! Today we look at how often you go on a date night, and ask who usually plans the date night. Then our good friend and Good Company Contributer Orijin stops by to say "howdy", and discuss the legacy we all leave behind when we pass. Then on a lighter note, we take a Canadian look at how to say "good-bye" to friends.
Today we’re talking about the best customer service experience you’ve ever had! We also look at some fun summer-time life-hacks, and look at 4 little-known facts that suggest the trustworthiness of the Bible.
Happy World Emoji Day! In this episode we celebrate our favourite emojis. Then we find out what is causing our brains to literally shrink, and we look at the new air travel rights we should all know about before hopping on our next flight.
Plenty of national and international conversations have been had about single-use plastics. Today we find out what two young girls are doing to help as well as a scientist's discovery about breaking down plastics in landfills. We also gathered your home remedies to help take the itch out of bug bites!
We’ve all said it, our kids have said it-- “I’m bored!” Today we talk about how you respond to boredom as a parent, as well as a reminder about dealing with stress. And if you’re going thrift shopping today, we've got some hot tips to make the most of your experience!
Has a map ever lead you astray? It's happened to all of us-- today we share our stories of getting lost. Then Hollie shares a story about some new ‘neighbours’ she has, and what they reminded her about worrying. And of course, our long-awaited Good Company Contributor Robyn Roste is back!
On this National "Cheer Up the Lonely" Day, we share stories of someone cheering us up when we're feeling lonely. We also discover a new app that is saving lives, and take a look at another live action Disney film!
Oh, the lengths we've gone to keep our kids sleeping soundly! Today we find out what you’ve done, as well as what one man invented to avoid waking up his daughter. We also have a fun ‘pro-napper’ tip for you, and talk about why Moms (and Dads too!) are still tired after a full night sleep.
There are lots of talents out there, and now the love of science is centre stage. Today we celebrate your talents, as well as discover a new summer drink for those hot days. There's also some new limited addition sneakers out… and their mismatched!
There are plenty of negative stories about airlines these days, so today we highlight a positive moment for one traveller. We also learn about a young man with a special gift, and we take a moment to dream about what we would do for others if we had $10,000 to give away.!
With the new changes to the school curriculum which include financial literacy, today we highlight the ways we were taught about money and the ways we're teaching our kids. Then Johnny Rocket joins us as our Good Company contributor for the week, and we talk about a school in Winnipeg that wrote a book to make the Truth and Reconciliation movement more kid-friendly!
This was a staple in our house growing up, but it has since become less common... the Family Dinner! In this episode we hear some great ideas to get the family together again for mealtime. We also catch up with what one school district is doing to feed their students this summer, and look at some ideas to help make your next event a success!
The classic family road trip is always accompanied by some fun car games! In this episode, we look at ways to pass the time on a long road trip with your kids. We also hear about Chelsea Amber's favourite part of her new single "Mosaic", and we highlight an Ontario community that broke a World Record this past weekend!
It's so easy to get caught up comparing what you have to what your neighbour has-- especially as new parents. "How come their kid can do long division but mine can't?" In this episode we keep it real and have a laugh at some of these moments, and in the process, discover one of the smartest toddlers in the world! We also look at some great skills that require zero talent, and we check out some funny / inspiring Church signs.
As we head into the Canada Day long weekend, Good Company Contributor Orijin spoke with us about multiculturalism and family history in our wonderful country. We also discuss some new guidelines regarding screen time for kids this summer, and we look at some easy to make meals to take to the cottage!
Throwback Thursday! Do you remember logging off the internet so someone could use the phone? Or when Bob Saget was the only source of funny cat videos? Today we reminisce for those of us that grew up in the 80's and 90's! We also break down the art of the perfect handshake, and discuss ways to help those around us struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for PTSD Awareness Day.
On this Wisdom Wednesday we think of advice we would have given to our 20 year old selves. We also talk about how upbeat music can help while working out, and see a thoughtful gift get flipped onto the giver!
Nature is an awe-inspiring site to behold. In this episode we highlight some of the incredible things you’ve seen in nature. We also learn a little more info about UV rays to help us keep safe in the sun this summer, and we find out about one young man's efforts to help those who may have accessibility and financial difficulties.
Friday means we get to hang out with another Good Company contributor! Today we welcome Johnny Rocket to the show and talk about your favourite memories of summer camp, then we leave you with some words of wisdom for the week!
Traveling can create some incredible memories. In today's episode we share stories of our crazy or strange travel experiences. We also talk about women making women stronger, and there was an officially-unofficial statement from Michael Tait of DC Talk that is quite exciting for fans!
We are at the start of wedding season, and there is a lot of etiquette to keep in mind! Today we look at whether or not you should buy a gift if you can’t attend the wedding. We also discuss a new development that could help with blood donations, and we review some tips to keep your pets safe this summer!
As we gear up for the end of the school year, we look at some new and classic year end school traditions. We also look at what some schools are doing as an alternative to phys-ed credits, and a new way to help children improve their reading skills!
Celebrations are happening all around us as of late, so we take a look at those events and milestones you’re celebrating. We also learn of a new initiative one restaurant is using to encourage more conversations, and a new way to nap!
Today we reflect on a week that was heavy with major sporting events, and discuss the life lessons we've learned from sports over the years. We also discover a secret to living long by picking up the pace a little bit! And last but certainly not least, we catch up with the "Legendary" John Cooper of Skillet to talk about music and faith.
As we get closer to Fathers’ Day, we look at signs you may be reaching peak Dad status! We also have a baby announcement, learn of new ways to help premature babies develop, and we look at what it means to be a glass-half-full kind of person.
Do you have any picky eaters in your household? Today we share our ideas to hide nutrients in the foods we make. We also look at signs of stress in the workplace, and discover a clever idea that may have you planting your throw-away coffee cups in the ground.
The government is moving towards banning single use plastic… what clever things have you done in your home to help reduce such waste? Also, we look at the common mistakes made by couples, and we discover the least expensive instrument in the world!
It’s been suggested that there is a link between doing chores in childhood, and being successful later on in life. Today we look at how we each tackle chores at home or when we were growing up. We also take a look at what they are doing in the Netherlands to promote cycling instead of driving, and what was once a social media term is now becoming an actual thing!
Communication is so important. Today, we look at the languages we speak (or would love to learn) and we find out what one school did to help their students communicate. Then we chat with this week's Good Company contributor, Robyn Roste, about kindness and why people aren't kind more often. Oh, and Hollie connects dental health and mental health (yes, there is a connection!).
As the weather warms up, we finally get to do those physical activities that we love to do outdoors! In this episode we ask what your favourite outdoor summer activity is, and we talk about a mysterious discovery in a small Alberta town. Oh, and you'll NEVER guess how much coffee it takes to mess up your heart-health. At least, according to one study...
In prep for the summer, we start to put together our summer bucket list with fun activities for the family! We also look at having peace in the midst of our busyness, and find out another fun-but-overfilling fact about eating a meal with a group of people.
Today we celebrate the things we do well. What's something you're really good at? We also take a look at Lindsey Minaker's latest single “Mountains”, and we may have found a lettuce-substitute for your summer salads!
Happy Friday! James Kurtis joins us on Good Company to share about life in radio, and his 100th episode of Between the Grooves. We also discuss the “battle of the thermostat” and who is winning it in your house. Lastly, we get a heart-felt update about Jeopardy host Alex Trebek regarding his battle against cancer.
A penny saved is a penny earned… nickels, dimes, and quarters too! Today we talk about loose change, and finding money in strange places. What's the most amount of money you've ever found? We also discuss a creative new way to encourage others, and a new fitness World Record has been set by a women from Montreal!
Some smiles today, as we're halfway to the weekend! Today we share some clever Church-sign wisdom. Also, they say dating your partner is important no matter what phase of the relationship you're in, so today we ask how often you get a date night. Oh, and Raptors move over… the Splash is hittin’ the court!
Today we look at some of those mundane tasks you love to do that others may not be a fan of. We also look at some ways to love those around us, including that fickle indoor plant! A new piece of tech could help us be better plant parents.
It's graduation season, and we discuss what one college alumni did for "his class". What sort of gifts did you get after graduation? We also look at a possible downside of energy-efficient LED lighting, and a definitive upside of being a volunteer!
We have a special Good Company Contributor hanging out today. President of Faith Strong Today, Matt Caine! We get to dive into the heart of Faith Strong Today and his passion for using media to offer positive and encouraging messages to others. We also talk about some unique fashion choices thanks to inspiration from former President George HW Bush, we discuss the incredible feat of a young man who leads a great example of perseverance, and we look at what Robyn Roste has to say about patience in her latest blog post on Faith Strong Today.
Happy hump day! Today we highlight a Wisdom Wednesday quote from Audrey Hepburn. We also revisit that one piece of encouragement/guidance we were given that has shaped who we have become. And that advice you got from your parents about eating your veggies may actually pay off!
Oh, the things we do while sleep deprived! In this episode of Good Company we share stories of the crazy things we’ve done while tired. We also celebrate bus drivers; one in particular after the incredible thing she did. Then we look at Robin Roste's encouraging article about Lecre's recent trip to prison… to remind inmates about God’s love?!
We’ve got food on our minds today as we talk about how often we visit restaurants as a family. We also talk about those pre-portioned dinner-in-a-box deliveries, and get John Crist’s hilarious take on them. Then we discover an app for new parents, and techniques to help build our children's confidence levels.
With the long weekend ahead, we look at the three activities you're most likely to be doing. Then we talk about sprucing up the home with the latest trends, and Johnny Rocket stops by as this week's Good Company Contributor!
We learn a lot growing up at home. Today, we look at those unforgettable lessons we learned growing up and the difference between trust and worry. And if you’re tackling your garden during the upcoming long weekend, we've got suggestions for healthy fruits and veggies to plant.
Graduation season is fast approaching. In this episode we give advice to the graduates in our lives. Also, we look at some board / card games we may have been playing incorrectly our entire lives, and ask how much is too much for a cup of coffee?
‘Tis the season to start cleaning, sorting, and selling-- it's garage sale time! Today we compare garage sales to online/app sales. We also look at the top airlines in the world, and put the spotlight on a new real life superhero.
What’s in a name? In celebration of the birth and naming of Baby Sussex, today we share the reason why we were given our names and what they mean. We also find some abysmal statistics about making friends later on in life, and how to say prayers that will "stick" with our children!
It’s that time of the week again… I get to hang out with another Good Company contributor! Orijin joins me today to talk about Mother’s Day and how it can be both a joyful and difficult day. We also share stories of running into people we know in the most random places!
We all know that it’s good to keep learning, so today we look at some of those things you've always wanted to learn, and see what they are doing in South Korea to help people live out their dreams. Then we hear what one Hollywood couple has done to make their marriage work, and discuss things you can do to be happier.
‘Tis the season for allergies and graduation, so we tackle both today! We find out how long allergy season will be, and as the school year comes to a close, we talk gift ideas for the teachers and professors in your life. We also find out what you would trade in exchange for a perfect night's sleep!
We’ve all done it. I did it this past weekend! We call them "guilty purchases." Today we look at our most memorable guilty purchases. We also look at some new foods to try this summer and tips to be more efficient while working!
The world today is constantly making advances in technology. The possibilities are endless! In this episode, we dream of robots that could take care of our least favourite tasks. We also hear from Good Company contributor Robyn Roste to continue the conversation about Fruit of the Spirit. This week, we chat about patience. And we catch up with the Newsboys about their most recent single, "Greatness of our God."
Advice is great, but sometimes we're inundated with too much! Today, we look at the best piece of advice anyone has given you about relationships. We also discover some tips and tricks to getting that perfect family picture, and we get a password reminder on this World Password Day!
It's May at last! Today we talk about bucket lists, and some new (even death-defying) things to add to it. We also celebrate the recent attention Canada's new $10 bank note is getting, and take a look at what's coming up for artist Lauren Daigle.
Did you hear about the names Disney wanted to call the 7 Dwarves? I’m glad they went with the ones they did. Speaking of names, the running tally of top baby names for 2019 is out, and the types of names may surprise you! You may also be surprised to hear some of the crazy excuses people have used to avoid going to the gym or working out. They are quite creative!
You never know what will set a child off. In this episode we share our stories of the meltdowns our children have had over illogical reasons. We also discuss how even a slight difference in your sleep schedule can impact you the next day, and we look at a recent article from Anita Wing Lee on demonstrating your faith on social media.
In today's Good Company podcast, we welcome back Raquel Benzacar Savatti of Israel Bonds Canada! We also discover some hidden benefits of dandelions, and come up with a unique DIY Mothers Day gift idea. Then we hear from Pastor John Noble who shares what it was like to witness the miracle that happened to John Smith, subject of the new movie "Breakthrough"!
Have you ever had someone come to your rescue, or vice versa? In this episode we look at those stories where we have been able to lend a hand in a timely situation. We also revisit what Joyce Myers said recently about the balance between having problems and having enough faith.
Happy Administrative Professions’ Day! Today we celebrate the unsung heroes in the workplace. We also speak with Dean Ellis for Part 3 of What to Wear Wednesday! He brings more fashion ideas to our final installment of Spring 2019 fashion tips. We also talk food, and the most popular meals!
Easter is over, and the house is full of leftovers and colourful hard-boiled eggs. Today we come up with some Easter-egg recipes, we hear why Jeff Catto wrote "Every Season," and we ask you the question: What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
Happy Easter Monday! In this episode, we take a look at your favourite Christian movies, as well as Time’s Top 100 Influential People of 2019! Then we discuss what we can do as families to help reduce, reuse, and recycle for Earth day.
Every family has special Easter traditions and today, we take a look at a few of them. We also have another Good Company contributor swing by. Robyn Roste chats with us about Peace as we continue our conversation on the Fruits of the Spirit.
It’s as though people these days are either too busy, too tired, or both! Today we highlight some clever solutions to unlock more energy through the day! We also highlight some artist news - some good, some bad...
It is amazing the number of people who started off in the workforce by joining the fast-food industry. In this episode we talk about your first job, and get ready for another What to Wear Wednesday! Dean Ellis is back for the 2nd of our 3 part spring fashion series.