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Celebration, PHCE Now, Thoughts

National Best Friends Day

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #nonprofit #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #bestfriends #hoax #celebrate #real #meaning By Emmy McKirgan The origins of National Best Friends Day seem to have some discrepancies. The claims of when the holiday started vary. Some say 1935; others say 2001; some say it’s not an actual holiday, just a hoax. “Way… Continue reading National Best Friends Day

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PHCE Now, Wednesday in the Word

Wednesday in the Word: Refresh the Weary

Do you feel faint? Are you tired? Me too! Yet let us not despair. Let us cling to hope, what is good, and that evil will not prevail. That injustice will not continue, but rather, justice will flow. That people will be restored and refreshed. May the month of June bring new beginnings and hope for a brighter future.

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Calendar Days, Celebration, Heroes, PHCE Now

Mother’s Day

The biggest takeaway is to make the person feel special and appreciated. Often motherhood is challenging. No manual goes along with children. It can be complicated and demanding. Usually, a thankless job with many requirements - long lists of to-dos', chauffeuring, mediating between fighting children, laundry, cleaning, and supper, to name a few. 

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Wednesday in the Word: God’s Thoughts

What little we know. What little we understand- is often faulty because we don't see the whole picture. He is the creator. He considers the entire image as an all-knowing and in control God. We try to figure it out - we run around and fret.

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Angels In Action Part 1

The "friends" know they will find hot soup to warm their bodies and other nourishing food when the van is around. One of these friends is "Angel," who relies on them. However, it's not a one-sided friendship. Angel is feisty and won't put up with any nonsense. She lets the boys know what is needed and what is not. The story of how she became homeless needs to be told. She speaks of feelings of isolation, being judged and labelled. Yet most people don't take the time to listen. 

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Calendar Days, Celebration, PHCE Now

Celebrate International Dance Day

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #emmymck #InternationalDanceDay #Dance #ballet #hiphop #TheRenegade #move #TikTok #foxtrot #jazz #music The Beat Goes On ... A great song comes on the radio - what do you do? Do you sway your body to and fro? Do you want to jump out of your… Continue reading Celebrate International Dance Day

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Tell a Story Day

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #emmymck #tellastoryday #tellastory #stories #heritage #preserve #joy #share Storytelling is an ancient practice used so knowledge can be handed down from one family to another. It is a remarkable way for families and friends to pass on long-told tales, histories, and family traditions. Not… Continue reading Tell a Story Day

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Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #emmymck #wednesdayintheword #dontworry #faith #prayer #gratititude By Emmy McKirgan Don't be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing.That sounds noble. But the hard part is doing it! How do you not worry? How do you not spread yourself too thin? As human… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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PHCE Now, Tribute to Nina

We’ve Lost a Great One: Nina Gavrilovic-Popovic – Communications Director and Social Media Adviser

With great sadness, we announce the passing of a great colleague and friend. We want to honor her memory by posting her old articles. Also, we will be posting an article dedicated to remembering the fantastic person she was. 

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Thursday Thought: Restore Our Earth

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #nonprofit #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #earthday #community #restore #recycle #forests #oceans # wildlife habitats By Emmy McKirgan Tomorrow is Earth Day! What will you be doing to make a difference? We all need to work together to get the Earth to its former glory. Each person needs to… Continue reading Thursday Thought: Restore Our Earth

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Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #nonprofit #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #heart #Lord #plans #verse #anxiety #care When I first read this scripture, I was confused: "If I have my plans, but God orders them": then what is the point of free will? Doesn't that mean he is a puppet master and I am… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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Tomorrow is Easter Sunday: He is Risen!

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #EasterSunday #HeisRisen #Saved #life #Godlovesyou By Emmy McKirgan History of Easter  The following site says this about the history of Easter: 'The word Easter comes from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon word for the Teutonic goddess of spring. As Christianity spread to the Northern tribes of Europe, the fact… Continue reading Tomorrow is Easter Sunday: He is Risen!

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Good Friday

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #nonprofit #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #GoodFriday #Holy #God #Jesus #Deathonacross #Pain #sickness #shame By Emmy McKirgan What an odd way to describe the darkest day in the history of Christianity! It was far from "good," the day that Jesus suffered on the cross; he literally bore all our… Continue reading Good Friday

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Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #nonprofit #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #WednesdayWordoftheDay #scripture #encourage #commongood By Emmy McKirgan This scripture is so important to remember in our day-to-day lives. It challenges us to keep on keeping on. It doesn't encourage us to look out for #1. Instead, it tells us to work for the… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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Celebration, Heroes, PHCE Now

National Siblings Day

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #nonprofit #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #community #nationalsiblingsday #siblings #mom #kids #getalong #fighting #blessed #brothers #sisters By Emmy McKirgan You are my favorite! I can't believe you stole my shirt! Mom!!! He's bugging me. Mom, he keeps taking my stuff! And on and on it goes. While at odds… Continue reading National Siblings Day

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Canva, You’re the Best!!!

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #canva #thankful #nonprofitpremium #trending #instagram #explore  By Emmy McKirgan Planet Hope would love to thank Canva for our free nonprofit business account! It makes all our lives easier. We can make all kinds of graphics for different social media - and they are only a click away.… Continue reading Canva, You’re the Best!!!

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Thursday Thought: World Health Day

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #nonprofit #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #community #WorldHealthDay #mentalhealth #emotionalneeds #employees #support #fillyourselfup #empty cup Today is World Health Day. What does your company do to create an environment of wellness? Do you have an HR department dedicated to your employees' health needs? Both physical and mental/ emotional? What… Continue reading Thursday Thought: World Health Day

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PHCE Now, Wednesday in the Word

Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #wednesdayintheword #wednesday #intheword #equip #service #God #helpothers By Emmy McKirgan The beginning of the verse is, "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service so that the body of Christ… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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Celebration, PHCE Now

Happy April Fools’ Day

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #nonprofit #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #laugh #aprilfoolsday #pranks #laughter #jokes By Emmy McKirgan Happy April Fool's Day! If you are a jokester extraordinaire, it's your favorite time of the year! It's a free pass to prepare and execute harmless jokes all day long! It's the best day if… Continue reading Happy April Fools’ Day

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PHCE Now, Wednesday in the Word

Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #willinglynotgrudgingly #entrepreneur # beagoodboss #empathetic #kind #intelligent #winthemover #employeeappreciation By Emmy McKirgan You are an entrepreneur; you may be the boss over many - but how do you treat your employees?Are they at your disposal? Do you keep them longer hours than needed because… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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Celebration, PHCE Now

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #makeupyourownholiday #bringyourdogtoschoolday #princess #tiara #celebrate #funday By Emmy McKirgan Ok, this holiday could be fun! As a kid, how many of us thought we should be able to make a holiday? Maybe it was "Bring your Dog to School Day" for all the animal… Continue reading Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

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National Puppy Day

nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #nationalpuppyday #puppies #love #fureverhome #shelter #adoptadog By Emmy McKirgan Ok, when I had to pick another topic to write about…I found the best one! Who doesn't love the adorable and overly affectionate puppy! These precious furballs are full of enthusiasm and a zest for… Continue reading National Puppy Day

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Marketing, PHCE Now

Marketing Monday

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #nonprofit #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #commongood #eventplanning #socialmedia #help By Emmy McKirgan Spring is around the corner! Do you have event planning, marketing, or social media needs that you can't fill? Then we are your answer! We have a team of highly skilled and professional employees and volunteers… Continue reading Marketing Monday

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Let’s Laugh Day

nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #letslaughtoday #laughday #silly #antics #animals #kids #laughteristhebestmedicine By Emmy McKirgan The adage that " laughter is the best medicine" is still true today.Stop scrolling your social media news reports and look at funny animal videos. I, for one, am in for the challenge. Who doesn't smile after… Continue reading Let’s Laugh Day

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Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #burnout # fueled #aflame #action #hardtimes #dontgiveup #contact #reachout By Emmy McKirgan In the fast pace of society today, it's so easy to get burnt out!Life pulls us in every direction! From work schedules to our social lives to our children's activities. There is… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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National Pi Day

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #piday #pieday #spelling #math #eatingpie #AlbertEinstein By Emmy McKirgan What do you think of when you hear it's National Pi day??? Most of us think of pie, not Pi. The mathematicians in the world will think of PI immediately. In contrast, the rest of… Continue reading National Pi Day

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Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive#lovingothers #dogood #actkindly #dotherightthing By Emmy McKirgan I love the book of Proverbs! The words are so valuable and helpful for daily life! Whether you are a believer or not, the text of Proverbs has wisdom for everyone! You can apply the principles to daily… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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International Women’s Day March 8,2022

nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #womensday #amazing #integral #inequality #rightsandfreedoms #worldwide #mentalhealth #celebrate #overcome #myhero By Emmy McKirgan As a woman, this topic brings so many thoughts to mind. It is hard to sort them all out -to narrow down which amazing women to talk about, as there are so many! So… Continue reading International Women’s Day March 8,2022

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Learn What Your Name Means

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #learn #whatyournamemeansday #identity #name #heritage #lineage #emmymck By Emmy McKirgan Photo by Dom J on Pexels.com Well, this is a fun one! I mean, have you ever wondered what your name means? We all have a name! Today is the day you can dig… Continue reading Learn What Your Name Means

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PHCE Now, Wednesday in the Word

Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #dontworry #pray #bethankful #God By Emmy McKirgan "Don't worry, be happy!" Just hearing those few words makes me automatically think of the song by Bobby McFerrin. Not only that, but I sing it while " reading" it. Did you do the same thing? It… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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World Compliment Day

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #worlddcomplimentday #compliment #makesomeonesday #speakpositivethings By Emmy McKirgan Photo by Eva Elijas on Pexels.com Have you ever heard of this holiday? It's my first time! But it sounds like one that would make positive changes in your sphere of influence or the least to the… Continue reading World Compliment Day

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Carpe Diem Day

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #carpediem #seizetheday #difficulty #lovelife #overcoming By Emmy McKirgan As the Roman poet Horace once said, "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero!" or as commonly translated, "Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the next one!"  I'm sure we've all watched Dead Poet's… Continue reading Carpe Diem Day

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PHCE Now, Wednesday in the Word

Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #exploration #dontcompareyourself #dowhatyoucan #talent #dontgiveup By Emmy McKirgan Do you know what you are on earth to do? Some days I feel like I know, and other days I feel lost. I've heard helpful advice to keep trying new things till you find the… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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PHCE Now, Wednesday in the Word

Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #worklifebalance #delegate #wednesdayintheword #takebreaks #burntout By Emmy McKirgan See Exodus 18:13-24 Are you burned out? Feeling Overwhelmed? Are you an entrepreneur, mom, or dad of little kids (big kids too)? Is your to-do list longer than your energy? Do you feel burned out, overwhelmed,… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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PHCE Now, Wednesday in the Word

Wednesday in the Word

#nonprofit #smallbusiness #creative #Calgary #Calgarymarketing #helpingbusinesses #creativeservices #communicationservices #Christian #fundraising #helpingbusinessesthrive #takingcareofthelessfortunate #homelessness #hungry #blankets By Emmy McKirgan God requires us to help the less fortunate! He calls us to feed the hungry - not just walk by and say God bless. Maybe that means offering them a warm meal or bringing one to them.… Continue reading Wednesday in the Word

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Cancer Sucks!

By Emmy McKirgan February 4th is "an international day marked to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment" Wikipedia.  According to cancer.ca, "World Cancer Day - (is) a day to come together to honour and remember everyone affected by cancer, and take action to change the future of cancer forever." Last… Continue reading Cancer Sucks!

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PHCE Now, Tribute to Nina

We’ve Lost a Great One: Nina Gavrilovic-Popovic – Communications Director and Social Media Adviser

With great sadness, we announce the passing of a great colleague and friend. We want to honor her memory by posting her old articles. Also, we will be posting an article dedicated to remembering the fantastic person she was. 

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Building a Fairer, Healthier World

By Emmy McKirgan When I was asked to write about World Health Day I thought, sure, no problem. I mean, we all try to be healthier: eat better, exercise and get proper sleep. I soon found out this wasn't quite what World Health Day is all about. So perhaps you too have a skewed view… Continue reading Building a Fairer, Healthier World

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He Has Risen! Then, Why Do We Still Struggle?

By Emmy McKirgan The long road to recovery, the hard facts of anxiety and depression. The lonely nights, the hard-to-understand fate that has befallen you, the job loss, the spouse who walked away, the pain of losing friends, loved ones and so much more. Life can be difficult. Life can be hard to handle. In… Continue reading He Has Risen! Then, Why Do We Still Struggle?

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Social Justice for All

Social Justice for All! The view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Read all about it in my current post.

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Crowdfunding Success – Thank you so much! (and other thoughts)

- from Lidi Hello everyone! Wow, finally we are in our New Year of Hope - as they are calling it. 2020 was crazy, it was a dumpster fire, blah blah blah. All of these buzzwords that have been going around for SO LONG! And while I do agree with those descriptions, and my prayers… Continue reading Crowdfunding Success – Thank you so much! (and other thoughts)

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Sunshine in Malawi – Sponsorship of GoGo Grandmothers

Thanks so much to Rebecca Lynch-Wells and Ash & Emblem for your amazing support of our crowdfunding campaign! We are so happy to work together to support Gogo Grandmothers and their mission to bring hope to Malawi. A portion of Planet Hope's crowdfunding campaign will support the Ash and Emblem and the Gogos!Check out how… Continue reading Sunshine in Malawi – Sponsorship of GoGo Grandmothers

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80 Days Details

The weekly winning charities receive a 30 minute interview to create a 500 word story posted on our blog. After Day 80, our grand prize winners will receive additional prizes. See our 80 Days Sponsors for a list of additional available prizes. To increase the chances of your charity winning, don't forget to share on your own social media pages as well and invite your friends to like your comment.