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Bob Jones

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THE RIPPLE EFFECT: SAYING “YES” TO JESUS

Every time someone says, “yes” to Jesus, the world changes for the better. I liken the results to the “ripple effect”...the expanding series of effects or consequences that are the result of a single event or action. Ripple Effect We’ve all done it - taken a stone and thrown it into a body of water and watched the concentric circles ripple outward from the point of impact. You are tied to all of that. You’re tied to the stone. You’re tied to the water. You have caused change through a single and simple act. Acts 2 The Book of Acts, chapter two, shows what one “yes” can do. Weeks earlier, Peter, a disciple of Jesus said “yes” when Jesus asked…
Bob Jones
August 20, 2012
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My Own Personal Podium

We've been going through our ALL IN series on Sundays at North Pointe.  Cindy Glubish writes, "I’ve been watching a lot of the Olympics. I have shed a few million tears. I’ve been inspired so many times I can’t begin to sum it up. As a result, I decided to research Olympic training technique. Unending amounts of information popped up. I’m sure you are not surprised by that. I wasn't." "There is only so much I can do in a month and I am going to prepare myself the best that I can." -Michael Phelps- Read her complete contribution here.
Bob Jones
August 8, 2012
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Captain Canada

Ya gotta love Christine Sinclair. I hoped to see Sinclair captain the Canadian Womens Olympic Soccer Team to an improbable victory over the heavily-favoured US team. Sinclair is a warrior if ever there was one. I had the pleasure of watching her compete in Edmonton in the U19 FIFA World Championship in August 2002. Game after game for Canada she was the best. Even though Canada lost to the US, Sinclair was named the Tournament MVP with 10 goals. Since then she has become known as one of the most consistent women’s soccer players in the world. She is a 7-time winner as Canadian Soccer Player of the Year and nominated 5 times as World Soccer Player of the year.…
Bob Jones
August 6, 2012
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FUEL FOR GOLD

Tamara Oudenaarden is a retired Canadian speed skater and was a member of the Winter Olympic Team in 2010. Tamara is also a believer and a friend. I asked her to talk about one of the least observable but vitally important parts of Olympic training and how she applies that to faith. Fuel For Gold “Training is a major aspect of sport but something that people look past is the recovery which is an essential part of an athlete’s world. Fueling your body with the right things at the right time, or jumping into cold bath’s or pulling on your recovery tights are so important if you want to keep your performance level up day after day. Its essential to…
Bob Jones
July 31, 2012
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Are Your Beliefs Livable?

Your beliefs play a determining role in how you view life.  Your mind uses your beliefs to create your personal view of the real world. Wherever you are, its your beliefs that have gotten you there. Children, have beliefs impressed on them that are quotable, but not necessarily livable. For instance... · "Chocolate milk comes from brown cows." · "If you swallow a seed, a plant will grow inside you." · "If you swallow chewing gum it will stay in your stomach for 7 years." · "Ice cream vans only play music when they've run out of ice cream." We can be attracted to a belief because of its sheer beauty. Some beliefs are attractive because they appear to unify…
Bob Jones
January 10, 2012