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Bob Jones

Life Stories

ORNAMENT: FAITH, JOY AND HOPE

Kristen Fersovitch was a 28 year-old wife and mother of three sons under the age of four, when she was diagnosed with inoperable cancer and given only months to live. Like an ornament on a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, her life went on display for all to see. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 10, 2019
Health Matters

I’M A MOM AND CANCER WON’T CHANGE THAT

The thing is, being a mom doesn’t stop for anything. Not for blizzards, not for late nights, and not for cancer. It was July 2017, and I had just gone through another round of CT scans. Checking my voicemail, I heard the familiar voice of my oncologist. “Hi, Julie,” she says in her quiet, steady voice. “I have your lab results back and I’d like to discuss them with you.” (more…)
Bob Jones
May 9, 2019
Holidays Posts

THROUGH A MOTHER’S EYES

Here’s to all the mothers who’ve endured sports they don’t enjoy (or fully understand), hard seats and dirty cleats, frozen hands and numbed cheeks, aches and pains and grassy stains, just to be with a son or daughter in the arena of competition. Mothers: they see life through biased eyes. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 8, 2019
Life FormationPopular

THEY CALL ME PASTOR

Being a pastor is not something to which I aspired. It certainly wasn't a childhood dream. By nurture, I'm a people person. By nature, I'm a loner. (My teenage ambition was to be a hermit. Really) I'm like a turtle on a fence post. When you see a turtle on a fence post you know it didn't get there on its own - someone put it there. My fence post is a platform of genuine love for the people God has entrusted to my care. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 5, 2019
Life Stories

RACHEL HELD EVANS: INSPIRED WOMAN OF VALOR

The late Kosuke Koyama - pastor, theologian - imagined Jesus says this to those who see him upon death: “You’ve had a difficult journey. You must be tired, and dirty. Let me wash your feet. The banquet’s ready.” Koyama’s image rings true to me about Rachel Held Evans. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 5, 2019
Health Matters

PASTORS BURNING OUT SHOULDERING BURDENS

Pastors are an endangered species in North America. The women and men who accepted a call to shepherd congregations through their valleys of the shadow of death have broad shoulders. But even the best are falling prey to deadly burdens. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 3, 2019
Life Formation

10 INDISPENSABLE BOOKS FOR A VITAL CHRISTIAN LIFE

Choosing which ones would go and which would stay was one of the harder decisions of my life. Books are my friends and I had over one thousand of them in my office at North Pointe. They were a source of wisdom, counsel, challenge, empathy and entertainment for decades – food for my soul. When I was nearing graduation from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College my professors advised me in making a choice between food and books, I should give up food for books. I took them at their word. Now I had to say goodbye. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 1, 2019