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Crying By the Roadside

A picture has been on my computer desktop for the last six months. It is a really pretty picture, but that is not why I didn’t delete it or file it away. Honestly, until a few days ago, I had no idea why I felt to return and look at it every few days, but God was trying to tell me something. The story left me crying on a roadside. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 27, 2021
Life Stories

My Encounter With God: Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik's atheist parents were surprised when their three-year-old began to describe dreams and visions from God. This inexplicable direction in their daughter’s life, combined with a remarkable talent in art and poetry, inspired her family to re-examine their own lives. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 2, 2021
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Rising Strong: Bob, Jocelyn And Brene Brown

We were young and newly married - not just the "honeymoon stage - the literal honeymoon. Jocelyn and I spent the first eighty five days of our marriage preparing for and then serving on a missions assignment in Northern Ontario. The ministry was hard. Fatigue and discouragement got to us. We failed to finish our assignment. We quit. Falling And Rising Bags packed and seat-belted in for the milk-run on a Bearskin Airlines Metroliner, more than our stomachs were upset. We left Attawapiskat on James Bay with heads down. Never had we failed like this before. We let down our missions director. We let ourselves down. Looking back, Brené Brown's book, Rising Strong would have been the perfect tonic for…
Bob Jones
October 2, 2021