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Goliath Must Fall

David and Goliath are seen as the classic underdog story. The message take away from the account is that if we try hard enough we can overcome. Anything. Of any size. But that’s the wrong message. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 1, 2019
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KATE SPADE’S DEATH STUNS THE WORLD

Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. And, most essentially, fun. The same words used so often to describe the enormously popular handbags designed by Kate Spade were an apt description of the woman herself. And that only contributed to the sense of shock and loss upon hearing the news that Spade had taken her own life at 55. Shocked. Stunned. Saddened. Women around the world - from Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump, to women in Europe shopping for a Kate Spade product -  were stunned to hear that Kate was gone. Fern Mallis, former director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), noted that the devastating news of Spade's death came just the morning after virtually the entire New York fashion industry…
Bob Jones
June 6, 2018
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A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO OVERCOMING ANXIETY

Just when I was beginning to catch up with the Joneses (Pastor Bob is a writing friend of mine) – I got tired, really tired. That tiredness turned into burnout, and that burnout turned into anxiety and depression. And then one day, after a season of trials, I couldn’t get out of bed. I couldn’t drive my kids to school, or cook dinner, or shower, because I was mentally ill. Battling For My Life I began having panic attacks that turned into a full-blown panic disorder. Then I developed a life changing anxiety disorder, OCD, and deep depression. I went from “how does she do it all” to stuttering, faint spells, heart palpitations, irrational fears, and despairing and suicidal thoughts. Thrust…
Bob Jones
February 28, 2018
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BULLIED, BENT BUT NOT BROKEN

I'm 36 years old and living a life that is a true testimony to the healing powers of God. I experienced my first anxiety attack when I was in early elementary school, but it wasn’t until I was sixteen that I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Until then I was labeled as extremely shy and introverted. Lana Berry, her husband Mark and their children Kristen and Joshua are a vibrant part of the church family at North Pointe. Her story of God's work in her life is shared to offer hope to fellow sufferers. Losing Friends, Jobs And Hope I was bullied throughout elementary and junior high school. Growing up, my anxiety worsened. I lost job after job due…
Bob Jones
October 5, 2016
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THE POWER OF SHARING by BROCK HARRISON

“Thanks for writing your piece on depression. It was very moving and it has helped me make the call to go see a counselor. So thanks for helping!” “Thanks for your willingness to open up and share your story. It gives me the courage to maybe one day soon talk about mine. You have no idea what your article did for me this morning.” “If I hear from you, I’ll write my story. I’ve not done that yet: strange, because I am a storyteller and love writing. I guess I’ve just tried to keep this part of me in abeyance.” “I just finished reading your story and it's left me in a pool of tears and hope all at the…
Bob Jones
September 14, 2016