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SUPERHEROES FOR CHANGE

By day, he's a husband, father, practicing clinical mental health therapist and an RN by trade. By night, he "suits up" for Justice. He's Spider-Man - Superhero! Listen to Adam Klassen talk for even a few minutes about his love for helping people through Cosplay and you'll be caught in his spidy web of generosity. Cosplay And Superheroes Adam’s always been considered nerdy for his love of comic books, movies/tv, pop culture, digital and internet media and of course...Superheroes. In 2006 he attended his 1st big comic book convention (ComicCon) in San Diego. Adam, who attends North Pointe with his wife and daughter, was drawn into the world of Costuming or "Cosplay" and the creative individuals within it. Five years into…
Bob Jones
June 23, 2019
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CHILD SEXUAL SLAVERY: IT ENDS WITH US

Saju Mathew is an American lawyer working in India to bring about change in the most vulnerable group in the world. I met him at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta - an aptly named venue to begin a journey into reality. A Shift In Identity Saju introduced his subject with the story of “The Ugly Duckling.” He said, “Change can only happen when there is a shift in identity.” Saju spoke matter-of-factly about a child prostitute in Chennai, India. She had been deceived into leaving home with the promise of a better future. Once settled into her new surroundings she was told to take off all her clothes and put on a mini-skirt and tight fitting top. When she…
Bob Jones
June 15, 2019
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THE BEST LAID PLANS: WICKED STRONG

It is the summer of 1996. I am 42 years old, have a great job as a speech/language pathologist, and a wonderful family. My summer plans are chalk full...starting a Masters degree, directing two camps for Teen Time (a ranch program for teens), and a family vacation. Laurie Harrison is a wife, mom, grandmother and cancer fighter. She is part of the inspiration behind Supporting the Fighters. This is her story. Not In My Plans But… Why is there always a “but?” After a routine mammogram, my doctor diagnosed breast cancer. That was not on my list of summer activities. Oh well, I would have the mastectomy, rest for a few days, do my university courses, and still go on holidays.…
Bob Jones
June 12, 2019
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THE STRENGTH OF MY WEAKNESS: VAHEN KING

Weaknesses! We all have them, but rarely do you see someone boasting about them. In fact, we view them as a negative thing, and try to hide them. We portray to the world this résumé full of all our key strengths and abilities. I want to challenge you by saying, God sees the résumé of your life, with all your failures and weaknesses and says, "I CAN USE THAT." (more…)
Bob Jones
April 29, 2019
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KILLING CHRISTIANS: A BAROMETER OF FAITH

Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. The statement is not a Ripley's Believe It Or Not fact. It is unbelievably true. This is a difficult subject to face but vital to be aware of because of its wider implications. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 22, 2019
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THE GOOD FRIDAY OF JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA

My wife never could understand my obsession or urgency with the tomb. Our garden was an oasis of sanctity and cessation from a city that feeds on frenzied pilgrims. We traded the noise and crowded streets for flowers, butterflies, gravel pathways, and stone steps. Many a late afternoon Seudah Shlishit on Shabbat had been eaten under the shelter of our olive tree. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 18, 2019
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JESUS LEADERSHIP COACH FOR CHURCHES

The Revelation of Jesus Christ – the last book in the Bible and last to be added to the Bible – is a must first read for leaders wanting to see churches become all Jesus intended them to be. The twenty-first century church tends to relegate the book of Revelation to the sidelines because of its mysterious imagery or to the dog and pony shows of end time dispensationalists. You know the ones with the mile wide chronological maps of The Last Days events. We’ve been robbed. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 1, 2019
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THE MOST SPIRITUAL THING YOU WILL EVER DO

The most spiritual thing you will ever do is hidden in plain sight. Watkins Books lists The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2019 and they ascribe to dozens of spiritual practices from mindfulness to the music of the Zodiac wheel. But what is the most spiritual thing you will ever do? Live the serenity prayer? Live simply? Be in the now? Sabbath? Read Marianne Williamson? Practice mindfulness? Watch Oprah? Give up religion? (more…)
Bob Jones
March 31, 2019
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STIGMA AND ITS EVIL COUSIN SHAME

Stigma and shame kill more Canadians than your worst nightmares can envision. Sons. Daughters. Spouses. Grandkids. Friends. Their deaths leave anger, guilt, frustration, grief, sorrow, hopelessness. Broken dreams. Broken hearts. What’s enraging is their deaths were preventable. So that’s why I am writing this. To ensure that my granddaughters or grandson or their friends never get to a place in their lives where stigma or shame speak louder than truth and love. (more…)
Bob Jones
March 23, 2019
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Thank you. The smiley face with sunglasses was a gift from a child on my last day at North Pointe. I love it. It reminds me to live and lead with the attitude of a child. Children are dreamers with big imaginations.  My grandkids remind me of that. They act like super-heroes who do feats but don't settle for defeat. Lovingly Grateful No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. I'd like to think I've had some success as a pastor. There are many people on whom I have depended to make me successful, none more so than Jocelyn, the other Rev. at REVwords. There is no quit in this girl. She is my super hero.…
Bob Jones
March 18, 2019