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62 INSIGHTS FROM 62 YEARS OF LIVING

By May 18, 2014 7 Comments

Bob at 60Last year on my birthday I wrote down 61 insights from life. It was a great exercise. I suggest you try it on your birthday.

I added one more insight from one more year of life this year.

62 Insights

1. Looking forwards – life is a marathon.

2. Looking back – life is a sprint.Running April 16

3. No reserves, no retreats, no regrets.

4. Fight the good fight of faith.

5. Don’t worry about anything.

6. Pray about everything.

7. The supernatural peace of God passes all natural understanding.

8. Peace will keep your heart and mind, quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.

9. A sister is like a rose that never fades.

10. Sons are an awesome gift from God. Daughter-in-laws are too!!

11. Grandchildren are life’s greatest joy!2016-03-17 11.30.10

12. “Watch your teeth” should never be yelled on a football field.

13. A good wife is worth far more than rubies or diamonds or platinum. Way more!!2016-05-05 15.02.22

14. For every setback, God will bring a greater comeback.

15. It’s always too soon to quit.

16. See without judging.

17. Victory is not determined by the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.

18. Champions are made in practice and crowned on the field of combat.C&J #2

19. Football is THE best team sport in the world. Go Esks! Go Pats!

20. Go Bruins!

21. Leadership is influence.

22. Tenacity is a long obedience in the same direction.

23. Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.

24. Life is like Monopoly: when the game is over all the pieces go back in the box.

25. There are no u-hauls behind a hearse.

26. Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

27. Lean not to your own understanding.

28. In all your ways acknowledge Him.

29. He will direct your paths.

30. Commit you plans to the Lord and they will succeed.

31. God’s will won’t take you where God’s provision can’t sustain you.

32. Settle early

33. Never, ever give up.

34. Attitude is supernal.

35. Character is eternal.

36. Kneel to rise.

37. The Bible is God’s Word – it will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from it.

38. Humble yourself before God and he will lift you up.

39. God’s work done God’s way will never lack for God’s supply.

40. Expect to stall but not to fall.

41. Focus on what you have, not what you lack.

42. Include others in your journey.

43. Venture forth in faith.

44. Expect the best.Jordan Gagnon bottles

45. If you can take the worst, take the risk.

46. Skydiving is a blast…at any age.

47. Face your fears.Sarah Ball Fearless

48. Our disappointments are God’s appointments.

49. If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, she won’t turn into an old nag.

50. Great unity can come from great diversity.

51. To live is Christ; to die is gain.

52. The greatest is love.

53. Hug hugely.

54. Kiss without fear.

55. Discipline is a glad surrender.

56. Dream BIG.Garry_Lefebvre ESks

57. Heaven is real.

58. Burn out; don’t rust out.

59. The plans I have for you are to prosper you and to give you a future.

60. Keep your eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of your faith.

61. If you want to see the boy in the man watch the reaction when the hockey team they cheer for, scores a goal in OT in Game 7 of a Stanley Cup playoff game.

62. People are doing the best they can.

APPLICATION: What observation did you like best? Please leave a comment below.


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Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • Jocelyn Jones says:

    Keep Mama happy!

  • bob jones says:

    That’s thot #61. “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy.” Maybe it should have been thot #1.

  • CD Mayo says:

    Forgive seventy times seven: forgive radically because I was forgiven radically.

    The thought that Jesus placed himself on a cross for my sins, and the sins of every person in existence, is a poignant reminder of my own sin when I choose not to forgive. He endured every imaginable suffering for people who did not even exist yet and still don’t exist.

    I hear a gentle…”Who do you think you are when you hang onto a petty anger and stubborn unforgiving spirit?!? I am the ultimate forgiven and it is time for you to decide if what they did is truly unforgivable. Remember: I forgave you.

  • bob jones says:

    There is so much said in that simple line: 70×7. Forgiveness is powerful. I am glad you have learned its secret. Thank you commenting.

  • adena lowry says:

    My favorites from above are # 15 and #54. I’d add…
    In God’s service, only wounded soldiers can serve. – Rich Mullins
    You are one decision away from a totally different life – Mark Batterson
    What are here for if not to make the world easier for one another. – George Elliot
    Happy Birthday Pator Bob. Thank you for sharing God’s wisdom over the years so faithfully.

  • bob jones says:

    Thanks, Adena.Those are great additions. Have you read Batterson’s, “All In?”

  • adena lowry says:

    I have read “All in”. I loved it. I have that quote on my door at school. Fantastic read.
    I have the thinner version of “Circle Maker” but have yet to read it.

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