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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
Life Formation

12 QUALITIES OF LEADERS WHO LAST

Spending five days with the leaders of some of the largest churches in Canada surfaces a lot of success secrets. Fifteen of the leaders have over 35 years of ministry and marriage experience. They've soared when so many others have flamed out. Here are 12 qualities I observed in them. (more…)
Bob Jones
August 2, 2020
Life Stories

RUNNING TO THE ROAR: BARBARA WINTERS

"When you are dying, you need to be told how loved you are." She was an anonymous hero desperately laboring to save the life of a reservist mortally wounded at the cenotaph of Canada's Unknown Soldier. Who was this woman? Where did she find her courage? (more…)
Bob Jones
September 28, 2019
Life Stories

THE ONE ABOUT TERRY FOX, RYAN JESPERSEN AND PRAYER

You should have seen them. So well behaved. And their singing was heartfelt. In addition to a Hawk Nelson rendition, they created their own worship terminology - “Whoop! Whoop! Jesus cares!” A chapel for Kindergarten to Grade 4 students. It was my privilege to speak to the students at Ecole Broxton Park in Spruce Grove, Alberta. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 25, 2019
Life Stories

3 LESSONS IN COURAGE: TERRY FOX

Terry Fox passed away at the age of twenty two on June 28, 1981, but not before he ran into the hearts of millions of Canadians. Fpr anyone who has run a marathon - you know how it feels to push yourself beyond what you feel is possible. Terry ran a marathon everyday. For 143 days. On one good leg and one artificial one made of fiberglass and steel. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 26, 2019