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GOD SENT ME TO PRISON: RENA’S STORY

My husband, Wayne, has been transferred numerous times over the course of his career. At last count, we had been relocated twenty-one times. It’s my contention, that should Wayne lose his job in the power industry, our experience in moving would put us in good stead for a career with Two Men and A Truck. (I’d be the unidentified female in the background, adept at packing boxes!!) One of Wayne’s work assignments took us to Perth, Australia. It was while we were there, that God sent me to prison. (Yes, I’m blaming God! I can’t account for this any other way.) It wasn’t because I’d committed a crime that I found myself in jail, but because of a story that…
Bob Jones
May 17, 2018
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HUMANS OF NORTH POINTE: 2016

Everybody's got a story and yours can inspire the world. That's why we started #humansofnorthpointe in 2016. Once or twice a week we're posting stories of people on North Pointe's Facebook page. Thousands of people have viewed and shared some of the following stories. Search the hashtag #humansofnorthpointe to see all of the stories so far. JOHN ORFINO "I am still alive. But,my speech, my breathing and my physical strength is quickly fading. I am still able to operate my scooter in the house and I try to do everything I can by myself and Judee gets very mad at me because I am so stubborn. Daxon and Espen mean the world to me and are my #1 reason why…
Bob Jones
December 25, 2016
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8 TO TO BE GREAT: RICHARD ST JOHN’S STORY

Richard St. John knows adventure. * He spent a year on a ten-speed bike cycling halfway around the world. * He has run over 50 marathons (26 miles) on all seven continents (fastest time: 2 hours, 43 minutes). * He and his wife Baiba have climbed Kilimanjaro in Africa, and Aconcagua in South America. * They have been married for over 35 years, a success in itself these days. A teenage girl seated beside him on a cross-country plane trip sent him off on his greatest adventure. She learned that he was a millionaire-business owner and told him she wished she had lots of money just like successful people. She asked him... He told her, "I guess so." Then she…
Bob Jones
October 25, 2015
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Kez McCorvey’s Story: Under Control

Big hits, broken bones and torn ligaments are part of the risk every pro football player takes in exchange for the promise of gridiron glory. However, its the hits off the field that can do the most damage to a player. Kez McCorvey knows about torn ligaments, crushed dreams and broken hearts. He won a National Championship in the NCAA and had careers in the NFL and CFL. Listening to McCorvey on North Pointe's 2015 Green and Gold Kick-Off Sunday, was a reminder that life, like football, can be a dangerous sport. A Born Athlete Born January 23, 1972 in Mississippi, McCorvey grew up with three siblings in a poor environment, without a father, and with his mother on welfare.…
Bob Jones
September 13, 2015
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OUR STORIES: WOMEN OF WORTH

The following are stories from the lives of women at North Pointe. Daughters...sisters...moms...wives...grammas...their struggles and their strength. Real, sometimes raw, authentic and inspiring. They are shared with the hope that they will propel you into a closer walk with the Lord. Laurie's Story: Freedom From Addiction Laurie understands what it is to descend into addiction and hopelessness. She used to live there. She also knows what’s it like to find freedom and wholeness. Laurie is a freedom fighter now – sharing her story to help others find freedom. Read more here... Rena’s Story Rena ended up in prison because of a crime committed against her. Her story earned her a place on the team of “The Sycamore Tree Project.” The…
Bob Jones
April 18, 2015
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Readers Choice Top 5 Posts of 2014

5 posts that caught the attention of our readers in 2014. Marriage...courage...cancer.... The stuff of life that that can lift your life to a higher level. Thanks for reading. 1. 13 Things to Stop Doing to Your Marriage         3,380 views I’ve been counseling couples for 34 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. Read more here... 2. 17 Courageous Statements You Need to Hear     2,245 views Courage is what you earn when you've been through tough times. “Courage does not always roar; sometimes courage is the…
Bob Jones
December 28, 2014
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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