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FREE Listener-Appreciation Event

May 1st, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in CHRI
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Family Cruise Prize

September 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in CHRI

This SHARATHON, when you make a donation, one name per household will be entered into the Grand Prize draw to win a cabin for 4 on Focus on the Family’s 40th Anniversary cruise aboard the Disney Dream Luxury Cruise Liner with stops in Bahamas & Disney Castaway Cay! Make a Pre-Sharathon donation now, and get in the draw early! What is Sharathon? Find out here. 

Make a Pre-Sharathon donation now, and get in the draw early! Call 866-247-1440 extension 12 any time (you can leave a voicemail with your name, phone #, and someone will return your call before Sharathon). One name per household will be entered to win the Grand Prize.


Embark on a four night family adventure aboard the Disney Dream with stops in Nassau, Bahamas and Disney Castaway Cay, an island paradise reserved for Disney Cruise Line Gues. Celebrate Focus on the Family’s 40th Anniversary with special events planned right on
board the Disney Dream Luxury Cruise Liner with guest speakers, a live recording of Focus on the Family and a special 30th Birthday live performance of Adventures in Odyssey.

  • Trip dates: November 13-17, 2017 (flight from Ottawa included)
  • Valued at over $10,000!
  • Click here for complete trip details & itinerary.

**Enter for the Grand Prize before the end of Sharathon (9:00pm ET on Thursday, September 22nd). Must be 18-years or older.
You can hear Focus on the Family on CHRI weekdays at 5:30am & 6:30pm.

“The level of prayer for the station has to rise across the city and region.” – Dianne van der Putten (Director of Marketplace Ministry)

September 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in CHRI
dianneImagine hearing this message as clear as a voice in your heart, mind and spirit.  This happened two years ago to me during Sharathon and the message hasn’t changed.

We know that prayer is what moves mountains, and releases the plans and purposes of God when we’ve aligned ourselves with His will.  He receives all the glory and, praise God, we receive the joy.  This is our heart cry for the station, for this ministry and for the mission God has for us in the city of Ottawa, across the region and beyond.

We are humbly asking for you to join us in prayer for the station.  Right now, would you commit to lifting up the station daily in prayer and asking others to join you?  We need an army of prayer warriors across this region lifting the station with one heart and purpose in the following areas:  For,

  • Wisdom
  • Discernment
  • Vision for the future
  • Humility
  • Protection
  • Blessing
  • Favour, and
  • Finances

Truly, we believe that God is on the move at the station, across this city and beyond and is calling His people to petition Him for his heart.  What an honour and privilege it is to enter into His presence, sit under His shelter, bask in His love and pour out our hearts to Him.  He’s a good good Father and is calling us for such a time as this.  Join with us in prayer this month (and beyond), stay tuned during Sharathon as we give Him the glory for the great things He has done, and will do.  Be blessed and thank you!Click here for details about Sharathon 2016.

Dianne Van der Putten is CHRI’s Director of Market Place Ministry

Brock’s video interviews from Kingdom Bound!

September 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Artist Spotlight, CHRI

Check out all of Brock’s Kingdom Bound interviews, including Jordan Feliz, Colton Dixon, Rend Collective, Laura Story, Skillet & For King & Country here!

When we know the many names of God, we have more reasons to trust Him.

July 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in CHRI
names of GodOn June 22nd, CHRI’s Brock Tozer and Care Baldwin aired their final Wednesday Bookmark author interviews of the 2015-2016 season and are now taking a break for the summer to re-Air some of the “Best Of” the Wednesday Bookmark until September.I AmCare’s final kids book is a Bible storybook/devotional that adults will find useful as well in their relationship with The Great ‘I Am’… “I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God” (“I Am” image attached) explains the 40 names used to describe who God is and what He does. Imagine if we understood that God is “Jehovah Uzzi” (The Lord My Strength – Psalm 28:7) and turned to Him for strength, or if we remembered that He is “Jehovah Shalom” (The Lord is Peace – Judges 6:24) in our times of stress and anxiety?!Print off this chart (below) to give to your kids OR to put in your Bible or on your wall so you can be constantly reminded of WHO God is and can call out His name(s) when you need Him!


Click here to purchase “I Am” by Diane Stortz on

Anniversary Week Fundraiser

March 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in CHRI

Dan and Elise

February 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in CHRI
Family Radio Jukebox host Dan Adams and his wife Elise have been married for almost 12 years and have 4 little ones (7, 6, 4, 2) running around the home. We asked Dan & Elise to share with us how they balance their marriage with 4 children

  1. How did you meet? Tell us a bit about your wedding and what it was like as newlyweds.

dan_elise_2We met in Kingston – Dan was working at a radio station owned by a wonderful Christian couple.  Elise was going to bible study group hosted by this couple.  They told us about the other and said we just HAD to meet!  Dan came out to an afternoon of bowling and right away we hit it off and quickly became good friends.  A few months later, Elise moved to Ottawa for a job and we started dating the next week.  Eventually Dan moved to Ottawa and we plugged into life here and decided that we wanted to be together (which we had suspected before!).

Our wedding was at Elise’s home church with friends and family coming from across the province to celebrate with us.  We had a really fun ceremony then headed to Florida for our honeymoon.

Newlywed life was great!  We lived in an apartment, had a cat, helped out a lot at our church, and went on a couple vacations!  Looking back, our time was well-spent, but we wish we’d been a little stricter with our double incomes and put more money aside for our first home.

  1. What did you notice was the first affect having a child had on your marriage?

So tired!!  One of the best pieces of advice that was given to us was to let each other sleep!  Having two people up with the baby leads to two tired people the next day, so we quickly learned to give the other time to sleep, which helped us to be more patient with the baby and with each other.

  1. How do you find balance between your kids and your marriage?

Ha ha ha ha ha!!!  Oh wait, this is a serious question?  “Balance” doesn’t feel very applicable right now!  We keep bedtimes for the kids pretty early to give us a decent chunk of time in the evening.  We do very few extra-curricular activities to limit the amount of time we spend running around.  We’ve always enjoyed exploring new places, so although we haven’t traveled much with the kids, we bring them along to be a part of adventures and Ottawa has been great for that.


  1. What advice can you give to couples with kids who are struggling to make their spouse a priority in daily life?

We really aren’t experts and have lots to learn!  Our advice would be to be nice!  Chances are good you’re both tired from whatever your daily routine is, your home isn’t as clean as you’d like, finances can weigh you down, the kid(s) is/are loud/unappreciative/demanding and life at this stage can just be hard!  Your spouse is trying just as hard as you and although it might show in very different ways, trust that you’re in this together and BE NICE to each other!

  1. What role does your faith play in all of this?

Knowing that these little critters are a gift from God and they have to go through this strange thing called childhood gets us through the day!  God matched these kids up with us and we believe that He equips us with everything we need to raise them.  Also, being a part of an incredible church family is a source of encouragement, support and wisdom as well.