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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND LOVE

The intensity of what happened after I prayed convinced me that something supernatural was taking place. My future changed in an instant. I was filled with the Holy Spirit. (more…)
Bob Jones
February 13, 2019
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BACK FROM THE BRINK: AL DOWNEY

In April of 1989, I came precariously close to ending my life. I was in the throes of a completely debilitating depression. Totally incapable of rational thought, very ill, and unable to help myself, I lived believing the tormenting devilish lies continuously being fed into my mind. They were condemnatory, malicious lies, without foundation, yet to me they seemed completely logical. They dominated every moment of conscious thought. (more…)
Bob Jones
February 9, 2019
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LOVE RESTORES SO GET PERKING

When is coffee more than java? When its Kingdom Coffee. Jesse and Steph Singleton are Calgarian entrepreneurs with a cause that goes beyond caffeine. Because of their generosity the robust aroma from a bag of their fresh ground Nicaraguan medium roast is teasing my senses. (more…)
Bob Jones
February 6, 2019
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THE BELICHICK WAY

Its hard to argue with success but when it comes to Bill Belichick there are a foolish few who have been known to take on the task. Over his 44 year career, Belichick has the most playoff wins among all active professional football coaches. Additionally, he has a record five Super Bowl wins (and rings). He is the only NFL coach to win three of four Super Bowls in four years. He is widely considered as one of, if not the greatest coach in NFL history. #GOAT (more…)
Bob Jones
February 3, 2019
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PAINFUL MOMENTS AND MIRACLES: DANIELLE’S STORY

There’s going to be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in a matter of minutes. These moments will change you. Cry. Scream if you have to. But let them make you stronger, smarter and kinder. And lean into faith for a miracle. Answered Prayer Danielle Martin understands how a moment can change a life. She was diagnosed with PCOD (polycycstic ovary disease) and was told it would be next to impossible to get pregnant without medical intervention. Her and her partner Chad Dopson's first miracle was named Caitlyn. After holding on to hope, trying for 14 years to get pregnant a second time, and suffering a miscarriage, Danielle and Chad had their prayers answered.…
Bob Jones
January 23, 2019
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11 LIFELONG BENEFITS OF GENEROSITY

Everything you have in your life is a gift from God. If God was not generous you would have nothing. Your heart would stop beating. Right now. God is a generous God. He gives you air, sunshine, a mind to think and everything else in your life. All are sheer gifts from God. Even the ability to earn is a gift from God. And God wants you to learn to be like Him. Key Words Do a study of the key words of the Bible. The word “believe” – we all know that’s important – is used 272 times in the Bible. Pray. That’s an important word.  “Pray” is used in the Bible 371 times. The word “love” is obviously…
Bob Jones
January 4, 2019
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BIBLE READING PEACE PLAN JANUARY 2019

This is the Bible reading plan for January 2019. Peace from putting God first. The daily passages address a perspective on putting God first in your life and trusting his provision for your life. The passages encourage generosity and humility. 1 Chronicles 29:11,12 - "...everything in heaven and on earth is yours...wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things." 2 Corinthians 9:6 - "...whoever sows generously will also reap generously." Proverbs 3:9 - "Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits..." Proverbs 11:24,25 - "One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds it unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; who ever refreshes others will himself be refreshed." Philippians…
Bob Jones
January 3, 2019
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38 INSIGHTS ABOUT WEALTH

Wealth 38 Biblical Insights About Wealth 1. God is the owner of everything you have. Psalm 50:10,11 2. You are a trustee, manager, steward of 100% of what God entrusts to you during your lifetime. Matthew 25:14-31 3. God provides for you and prospers you so that you can share with others. 2 Corinthians 9:8 4. God sees the size of your gifts. Mark 12:41-44 5. Every good thing you have came from God. James 1:7 6. Refuse to become selfish about what God has entrusted to you. Mark 8:36 7. Give in proportion to how much God has blessed you materially. Mark 12:44; Acts 11:29 8. God has works for you to do during your lifetime on earth. 1…
Bob Jones
January 2, 2019
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SUPPORTING THE FIGHTERS

Cancer fighters. They come in all ages and stages of life. Bound by common strengths - courage, faith and hope - they fight for tomorrow, today. What follows are just four of the stories from women at North Pointe. Read and share and invite fighters you know to be a part of #NorthPointeStrong. Fighter #1 - Dorothy Visser's Story I am sitting on my deck reflecting on the day and feeling so peaceful. These past couple of months have been the hardest and most blessed in my life. Cancer. The diagnosis terrified me. Would the cancer kill me? My fear made me feel guilty. An inner voice nagged me, “Isn’t love supposed to cast out fear? Doesn’t God love you?…
Bob Jones
January 2, 2019
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ITS MY LIFE OR IS IT?

Our local “greatest hits” FM station was playing on my car radio. I was traveling south and encountered a funeral procession heading north. Reality interfaced with entertainment. Ironically, the song playing on the radio was Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life.”  Its My Life As the lengthy procession passed by I wondered if the deceased had ever said, or sung, ”It’s my life! I just want to live while I’m alive.”  How long had they lived? Was their death sudden? Were they happy with their life? Did they accomplish their goals? Were they a person of religious faith? Did they think their life mattered? Jon Bon Jovi, reflecting on the broad appeal of his song said, “When I was writing ‘It's…
Bob Jones
January 1, 2019