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AMANDA’S STORY: NOW IS MY TIME

"Pastor Bob, if there is ever any way my story is able to help, I would love to save someone many unnecessary years of agony." Amanda's agony was a painful part of her past and a redemptive part of her future. Amanda explained to me why obeying Jesus and being baptized was so important to her. This was a determined and deeply emotional choice for her. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 3, 2019
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7 THINGS KIDS DO TO CHANGE THE WORLD

"What can kids do? They're too young to make a difference." Don't tell that to Sydney Woodworth and her crew at "The Lemonade Stand." While none of them are old enough to get their beginner driver's license they all have enough drive to move mountains. Plus, they've been changing the world for nine summers now. Sydney was awarded "Superstar" status in July 2016 for organizing the TOP FUNDRAISING GROUP for the Stollery. Jesus said, "Whoever becomes as a humble as a child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Faith is not childish, its child-like and its what moves mountains. Adults can learn important lessons from kids and what they are doing. 7 Things Kids Do To Change the…
Bob Jones
July 29, 2018
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BE YOUR OWN INSPIRATION

Your most vital responsibility is managing yourself. Self-management is critical in the area of inspiration. Great leaders learn how to self-motivate. I've collected the following quotes from mentors and momentous experiences in my life. I know there's at least one in there for you. 18 Inspiring Statements Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's…
Bob Jones
September 11, 2015
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STORIES CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

She was three when my granddaughter, Quinn, told me her story. It was about Cinderella, a "broken shoe," a pumpkin and a prince. As she was telling me the story she leaned in and said, "Poppa you're my prince." The story ended there because I didn't hear anything after that. What's your story? Nish Weiseth says, "The stories of how God transforms our lives and of how we connect with other human beings can have incredible power and influence in our culture." MORE STORIES - LESS SERMONS Nish is the Editor of the blogsite, "A Deeper Story" and author of Speak. Her book is a compilation of her personal blog posts on Biblical issues in story form. Her point? Let…
Bob Jones
August 27, 2014
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Personal Transformation: Making the Changes You Want

My life revolves around transformation. I help people change their beliefs and their thinking. All of the success I’ve seen involves faith, love and hope. There have been some instantaneous, miraculous examples of change but mostly they've been from persevering, intentional, daily choices that lead to change. What do you want to change? 1. Change happens when we know enough to want to or hurt enough to have to. For most, it’s the “hurt” factor. Pain is a powerful motivator. That’s just the way life is. Pain can be a good thing. It’s one of God’s ways of getting our attention. C.S. Lewis said, “God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.” You may be reading this because…
Bob Jones
October 30, 2013
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Habits Got You? 4 Insights for Change

Every morning I am first into our kitchen. I take two mugs out of the cupboard... prepare them with coffee and hot chocolate... unplug my phone from the charger... click on my YouVersion Bible app... read the North Pointe portion of the Bible for the day... and journal my insights. That pattern has been the first 15 minutes of most everyday for as long as I can remember. My actions are not choices I make each day but habits that are embedded in the fabric of my “routine.” Your daily actions are the result of settled habits. You can change your life by changing your habits. 4 Insights To The Power Of Habits 1. Our most basic actions are not…
Bob Jones
October 26, 2013
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WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR YOU?

What does the future hold? If the past 100 years is any indication, you are in for quite a ride. * 100 years ago 8% of homes owned a telephone. * 30 years ago there was no Internet. Motorola offered the 1st commercial cell phone for $3,500. * 20 years ago there were only 130 websites total and you had to pay for an email account through an ISP. * 10 years ago Skype, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Dropbox, & Instagram didn't exist. * Today, 8% of people in North America DON'T own a cell phone. Check out the running tally of Internet actions IN A SINGLE SECOND at this site. What About The Future? 1. Creativity, invention and innovation…
Bob Jones
August 21, 2013