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GOOD NEWS GIRL ON CTV

Faith, joy and hope are timeless qualities that will help you be your best even when life is at its worst. For Kristen Fersovitch they were a trilogy of tested and trusted convictions. When Kristen was diagnosed with inoperable cancer in 2011, she had no idea her story would inspire thousands of people across Canada. She has appeared in national magazines, newspapers, blogs and published in a hardcover book. In December 2015, CTV Edmonton ran a prime time feature on her life of music, family, marriage, parenting, and hope. Thank you, Dez Melenka at CTV for so beautifully telling Kristen's story. Purchase your copy of Ornament online at Chapters.ca or at any of these Edmonton area outlets. Read Kristen's inspiring…
Bob Jones
February 9, 2016
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THE GIVING TREE: BARBARA MEYER’S STORY

It all began with mittens. Mittens, hats, gloves and an old, somewhat battered Christmas tree in my school library. I wanted to do something...to start something to give the gift of warmth at Christmas and to provide an opportunity for our junior high students to be reminded that not everyone is well cared for at Christmas. By after Christmas, and with God’s grace, the boughs of the tree were hanging low under the weight of the bounty - a veritable menagerie of mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. This is a guest post by Barbara Meyer. Barbara is a Jazz vocalist & pianist with 25 years of international performing experience. Solo, duo, trio, big band, orchestra soloist. She is a school…
Bob Jones
January 24, 2016
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5 MISCONCEPTIONS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUICIDE

They are all around us....people whose pain has them on the edge of eternity. People take their life not because they want to die but because they want their pain to stop. Suicide is not a victimless choice. I know that through personal experience. Robin Williams In the summer of 2014 Robin Williams shocked the world by taking his own life. Read the impact statements of William's daughter. "While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now…
Bob Jones
September 9, 2015
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UNSTOPPABLE: YC 2015

YC Alberta is in the history books. “For King and Country” have left the stage at Rexall Place, in Edmonton. The huge roar of the massive crowd is still ringing in the ears of over 10,000 students, leaders, speakers, and volunteers. The sounds are silenced, buses rolled out and sleep deprived teens are posting their pics to Instagram for all the world to see. There will be a few less students than normal in classes on Monday morning. YC is LOUD and intense, flashy, entertaining, energizing and tiring and did I say LOUD? I am a big fan of YC and Mike Love's Extreme Dream. (Read or scroll to the bottom to see the official aftermovie of YC2015) 3 Reasons…
Bob Jones
May 24, 2015
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Sex, Education and Silence

In the spring of 2014, the Edmonton Public School Board decided to no longer use the services of The Edmonton Pregnancy Care Centre (PCC) as guest presenters. Not much has changed since then. The PCC had been teaching its, “Wait! Let’s Talk Sex” in the Edmonton Public School system for nine years. They were invited in because of their expertise in presenting, with conviction, the abstinence option mandated by the Alberta government. Mandated, not optional. Clearly our elected representatives believe abstinence is a healthy choice to be understood when it comes to teen sexual relationships. Credible Presenters During the 2013 school year, The PCC taught over 15,000 students. There are multiple commendations on record for The PCC's presentation from both…
Bob Jones
July 17, 2014
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IN HONOR OF KRISTEN FERSOVITCH

This is a Guest Post from Kathy Brown, a friend of Kristen Fersovitch's. The article was written December 18, 2012. The Singing Christmas Tree About three weeks ago, with three papers, a sermon and a final exam still to complete, I was asked if I would volunteer for the Singing Christmas Tree which was being performed at the Jubilee Auditorium here in Edmonton, Alberta. My heart leapt inside me. It leapt because I was asked to recruit volunteers to sell Singing Christmas Tree merchandise and specifically a CD that was made by an Edmonton singer/songwriter and friend, Kristen Fersovitch. Kristen’s voice touches me in a special way, and her story touches me further. Immediately, my mind traveled back in time…
Bob Jones
October 5, 2013