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Bob Jones

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6 INSIGHTS FOR INTROVERTS

Most successful people are assumed to be extr0verts. Why? Because they say so. However the following famous successful leaders and innovators all have one thing in common and its NOT extroversion. Bill Gates Christina Aguilera Michael Jordan Harrison Ford David Letterman J.K. Rowling Warren  Buffet Yes, they are ALL introverts. O, yes they are. Introverts, especially in business, and leadership face a challenge: would-be leaders who have a quiet, introverted leaning, tell themselves that to succeed they need to become something they aren't. Not true. Introverts can be highly influential and are among the most inspirational and respected leaders in the world. 6 Insights That Free Introverts To Excel 1. Don’t try to be an extrovert. If an introvert wants…
Bob Jones
December 15, 2013
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ALS: HOW GOD CAN USE A TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS

Jeremy Williams was known as the "Georgia Assassin" when he played NCAA football for the University of Memphis. Today, the legs that carried him to gridiron glory now rest on the metal base of a wheelchair. His lungs, which at one time were used to inhale oxygen deeply after a long run, are controlled by a ventilator, and his voice, which gave speeches, encouraged teammates and coached players, is silenced. He uses his index finger to push the wheelchair's trigger to move his machine. He and Lou Gerhrig share an athlete's heart and a disease's death sentence - ALS. A Family Is For Facing Life Together After graduation from Memphis, Jeremy married Jennifer, his high school crush and their first…
Bob Jones
December 8, 2013
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LOVE AND RESPECT IN THE FAMILY

There are two affirmations hidden in plain sight in the Bible: 1. Children need the love that God tells parents to give them (Titus 2:4). 2. Parents desire the respect that Scripture plainly says is their due (Exodus 20:12). Love And Respect Love & Respect in the Family, by Dr Emmerson Eggerichs, gives practical guidance to help break the Crazy Cycle of family imperfections and replace it with a healthy, energizing rhythm. This book is a great gift to give yourself (or another parent you can empathize with). This content is real and practical. It focuses on achieving healthy family dynamics through a few, but powerful principles. Dr. Eggerichs highlights candid input from his wife and three adult children. They…
Bob Jones
December 7, 2013
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WHAT SAYS “LOVE” BETTER THAN…

To love is to give. To give us to love. As Bob Goff says, "Love does." Love And Giving The Hebrew word for "love" is "Ahava."  Its also the word for, "I give." To give is to love. To love is to give. "By this we know love, that He (Jesus) laid down his life for us..." (1 John 3:16) 4 Ways Love Gives Year Round 1. Benevolence What happens when you're a single parent to five children and you lose your job? Generous people step up to help pay for re-training and keep food on the table and a roof over your head. What happens when you're pregnant, your husband breaks his leg, you give birth prematurely, your baby…
Bob Jones
December 4, 2013
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Top 10 Posts

My top 10 blog posts. They come from some of my favourite writers and leaders. #1. SANDI KRAKOWSKI – CREATED FOR GREATNESS – “Have you ever noticed that we train people for GREATNESS as the people of God, but when someone starts embracing their greatness, they oftentimes get accused of being filled with vain ambition, worldliness or even sin? “ (continue reading…) #2. ANNE LAMOTT – I AM CUCKOO BUT HOPE IS ON THE WAY – (This is a year old but never out of date) “We are now in the third week of Advent, which is a big time of year for my Jesusy people. The new church year begins and a new note is struck: It is a…
Bob Jones
December 1, 2013
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15 Principles for a Better Way to Live

Today is a special gift from God. He was once a 35-year old derelict, alcoholic, who planned to spend his last dollars on a gun so he could kill himself. Ten years later he had become a multi-millionaire after selling over 50 million books including his most popular, "The Greatest Salesman in the World." Og Mandino summed up the principles that transformed his life in what he called, "A Better Way to Live." 1. Count your blessings. 2. Today, and every day, deliver more than you are getting paid to do. 3. Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. 4. Always reward your long hours of labour in the…
Bob Jones
November 27, 2013
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16 Profound Statements You Need to Hear

16 profound statements you need to hear. There is something in one or all of them for you. They take less than 60 seconds to read but their influence can have unlimited potential in your life. 1. "No word from God will ever fail." Gabriel 2. "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Jesus 3. The happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. 4. "You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept." Jesus 5. Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop. 6. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost…
Bob Jones
November 25, 2013
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BREAKING THE WORRY HABIT BEFORE IT BREAKS YOU

Its not as though there aren't things that are worthy of worry. If you start with financial pressures, work expectations, cutbacks, relational strains, health crises...where do you stop? However, over half of Canadians report irritability, anger, fatigue or sleeplessness. Worry can be a bad habit...the most deadly one. Worry kills more people than work because more people worry than work. How To Break The Worry Habit Before It Breaks You 1. Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth and refuse to give it more. If you don't worry at all, that is living in denial. Worry has a productive function. It motivates you to take constructive action. Habitual worry paralyses you, causing you to slow down, pull…
Bob Jones
November 20, 2013
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A Life Saving Practice

How do you start your day? I begin mine with the Bible (and a coffee.) Reading the Bible has been more than a good habit. It saved my life. Distress. I went through a serious encounter with distress in the third year of my career as a pastor. For almost two months I was awakened in the middle of the night unable to breathe. My lungs felt like they were shutting down. If you've ever had the wind knocked out of you, that's how it felt. My doctor said it was not physiological. He asked me what was going on in my life. "Your body is under distress and is shutting down to protect you." Awakening. One morning, after the…
Bob Jones
November 18, 2013
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Powering A New Habit Off the Launching Pad

In October we encouraged people at North Pointe to become a "Minute Manager (MM)." The commitment was to form a habit of praying one minute everyday. We manage minutes...God manages miracles. Managing minutes is a way you can experience the power of "praying without ceasing." (1 Thessalonians 5:17) How are you doing with your habit of prayer? Have you had lift-off? How are you doing with any new habit you've started? "Breaking and making new habits is like the launch of a spacecraft like Apollo 11. To get to the moon those astronauts literally had to break out of the tremendous gravity pull of the earth. More energy was spent in the first few minutes of lift-off and the first…
Bob Jones
November 6, 2013