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Forget The Joneses

Keeping up with the Joneses. That's not Bob and Jocelyn. The statement means "you have to keep up with your neighbour's material things." Don't you hate it when your name ends up in an idiom? (more…)
Bob Jones
October 2, 2021
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13 THINGS TO STOP DOING TO YOUR MARRIAGE

I’ve been doing marriage counselling for 39 years - just one year less than the number of years my wife has been reminding me that I am a lucky man. Here are 13 things to stop that can be the start of something fantastic for your marriage. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 18, 2019
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3 LESSONS FROM THE UNHAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

How to pack for a trip to the world’s least happy place? No, the destination is not Calgary after another dismal season for the Flames. This trip will take you in the opposite direction of Disneyland, the happiness capital of the world. The location is identified in the World Database of Happiness (WDH). Least Happy Nation In The World Ruut Veenhoven, the Director of the WDH, is a Dutch sociologist and world authority on the scientific study of happiness. He’s described as “the godfather of happiness.” According to Ruut the least happy nation in the world is - Moldova - a part of the former Soviet Republic. Moldova is sandwiched between the Ukraine and Romania – two equally unhappy places…
Bob Jones
August 24, 2016
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WHEN FAITH DARES YOUR SOUL

Faith is daring your soul to go beyond what your eyes can see. Faith in God will give a whole new perspective on facts. Facts are you friends. Faith uses facts to reveal your next step. 11 Quotes To Take You Beyond What Your Eyes Can See         APPLICATION: This post comes with a prayer for YOU. "Jesus is the Mighty Warrior for you today. Go beyond what your eyes can see." Please leave a comment below. I write to inspire people to be real, grow an authentic faith in Jesus, enjoy healthy relationships and discover their life purpose. If this material is helpful to you, please follow me. Subscribe. I’ll put helpful content into your email box…
Bob Jones
April 20, 2016
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15 THINGS I DISCOVERED IN 2015

When you're done learning, you're done. 2015 was a year of firsts - first grandson; first trip to Israel, Germany, France; first Caribbean cruise; first book published. It was a year of learning and discovery. 15 Things I Discovered In 2015 In random order of importance: 1. If you leave the window of your hotel room open overnight in Tiberias, Israel don't be surprised if you wake up to find pigeons roosting on your lampshade in the morning. 2. Grandkids are God's gift of family that can be returned to the manufacturers after every use. 3. Spider Mable is the greatest superhero in Edmonton. 4. Israel is a miracle. Jerusalem is unforgettable. Pilgrimage should be experienced by every believer. Walking…
Bob Jones
December 28, 2015
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The Secret to Genuine Happiness

Hugh Hewitt wrote his legacy book, "The Happiest Life," to bless his children and their children with wisdom for discovering genuine happiness. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Hewitt’s anecdotes from his broad experience as a lawyer, teacher, broadcaster and journalist. His connections with the who’s who of Hollywood, pro sports, and politics provide rare insights for what creates genuine happiness. Hewitt’s premise: a happy life involves seven gifts and seven givers. Life's 7 Gifts: 1. Encouragement – Its what you say to a friend or stranger that would “redeem a hard day or make a good one ever better.” 2. Energy – “A player of any game at any time who doesn’t bring his or her energy with them is an…
Bob Jones
February 23, 2014
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The Happiness Equation: Money + Generosity

“Money can’t buy happiness. “ That’s the common proverb, but its not true. Money can buy happiness…you just need to know what to spend it on. Just ask P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadians. On September 16, 2015 Subban donated $10 million to the Montreal Children's Hospital - the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history. He said, "It's not about the money; it's about leading by example and bringing a community together. In life I believe you are not defined by what you accomplish, but by what you do for others." 13 Insights To Creating A Life You Can Be Proud Of 1. The words “genius” and “generous” come from the Latin root “genere” meaning “to…
Bob Jones
February 5, 2014