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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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WHY THE WRIGHT BROTHERS GOT IT RIGHT

115 years ago today (December 17, 1903), the brothers Wright on a field in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, lifted off to the sky and into history. Their 59-second flight at an altitude of 120 feet and at the speed of a jog was all it took to set in motion the winds of technological of change. Samuel Langley A few hundred miles away, Samuel Langley was recovering from his humiliation over a similar attempt that ended in failure when his test flight landed in the Potomac River. The Wright brothers and Langley were trying to achieve the SAME goal - they were both building the SAME project. BOTH the Wrights and Langley had a bold goal - build the world's…
Bob Jones
December 12, 2018
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23 LIFE GIVING STATEMENTS YOU NEED TO HEAR

Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash The truth is, everyone faces lies. Everyone. The strong. The depressed. Believers. Pastors. "Despite the countless instances I’ve witnessed the power of the Lord - I find myself encountering other head spaces that are filled with lies from the enemy." Allison Daniels Can you relate to Allison? Truth is life giving. 23 Life Giving Statements You Need To Hear 1. Your struggle is not your identity. You are more than your circumstances. 2. Death or despair do not mean your life is over. "God will restore you." 1 Peter 5:10 (Reclaim The Roar) 3. When your prayers feel unanswered or your soul feels abandoned, God is closer than you know. "When you pass through the…
Bob Jones
June 19, 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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MUSIC THAT WILL MOVE YOU

If you've ever had a sudden rush of joy from hearing the first notes of your favorite song on the radio you know your next action was to crank up the volume. “Music is the language of the soul.” Where words fail, music fills. Brain scans show that when people listen to music, virtually every area of their brain becomes more active. Musicians like the Kimo family bring a contagious joy to all they sing - Beatles, folk, country or gospel.  Hear them here (HOLLE).Music finds its primary purpose as a spiritual expression. One of the longest books in the Bible is "Psalms." Its the Hebrew songbook. The prose is lyrical and penned to be sung. All music is a…
Bob Jones
August 1, 2015
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4 of the Most Inspiring People of 2014

Inspiring people show us that adversity can be overcome and become a platform for hope. Here are glimpses into the lives of four of my most inspiring people in 2014. MALALA YOUSAFZAI Malala Yousafzai, became the youngest-ever recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize and the first Pakistani to become a laureate. Her 17 years of life have decades worth of living and wisdom in them. “I tell my story not because it is unique but because it is not,” she said in her speech at the Nobel ceremony. “It is the story of many girls. Today, I tell their stories too.” Malala was born into a Pashtun family in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The district was a tourist destination until the…
Bob Jones
December 17, 2014