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Bob Jones

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THE TWEETS, TAGS, PINS, AND LIKES OF UNSOCIAL MEDIA

Think of this as a warning label for an addictive drug. Many people I know check and interact on social sites constantly throughout the day. And they have no idea how much actual time they spend on social media. Most of the major social network companies, as well as social content creators, are working hard every day to make their networks so addictive that you can't resist them. I know. I resist. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 19, 2019
Life Formation

EDMONTON BELL LET’S TALK HOPE CONFERENCE

The Bell Let's Talk Hope Conference isn't your typical conference. It's not about just listening to a speaker and then leaving. This is a conference where everyone gets to speak. Every voice is heard - from the student all the way to the CEO. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 17, 2019
Life Stories

DOUGLAS BLADES: A LONG WAY FROM EAST PUBNICO

Douglas Blades never imagined he would travel across Canada, become a regional director for a national corporation or live to age 90. Growing up in East Pubnico with a Grade 8 education, dreams carried folks only as far as West Pubnico, on the other side of Pubnico Harbour. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 10, 2019
Life Stories

WHY WE REMEMBER

There were over 37 million soldiers and civilians casualties during what is known as "The Great War." 17 million deaths and over 20 million wounded give WWI the dubious distinction of being one of the bloodiest wars in history. Approximately 63,000 of the dead were Canadians. My grandfather fought for Canada at Vimy Ridge in 1917. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 10, 2019
Life Stories

GARRATTS RECOUNT DARK ODYSSEY WITHOUT BITTERNESS

Kevin and Julia Garratt are surprising Canadians. The CBC and CTV have listened to their ordeals under Chinese arrest. The Globe and Mail published a feature length interview with the Garratts. What's so surprising is the interviewers' unexpected encounters with grace. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 6, 2019
Life Formation

RACHELLE DEKKER: GIRL BEHIND THE RED ROPE

Rachelle Dekker's debut novel, The Choosing, was released in May 2015, followed by two more books in her Seer Series. The Choosing won a Christy Award in the Young Adult category and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel. Rachelle wrote When Through Deep Waters in 2018. In 2019 she was on a roll to publish her fifth book in five years. The Girl Behind The Red Rope was published in September 2019 and immediately went to #3 on the Revell Bestsellers list. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 3, 2019
Life FormationLife Stories

GOLIATH MUST FALL

David and Goliath are seen as the classic underdog story. The message take away from the account is that if we try hard enough we can overcome. Anything. Of any size. But that’s the wrong message. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 1, 2019
Life FormationLife Stories

4 IRONIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COURAGEOUS

Courageous people share one common quality - they don't describe themselves as courageous. They talk about being afraid and scared. Some explain that they were "just doing their duty." Soldiers awarded the highest honors of bravery tell of simply trying to "protect their buddies." Courage has an irony about it. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 29, 2019