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Readers Choice Top 5 Posts of 2014

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TOP 5 POSTS OF 20145 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 viewsstop-signs

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.

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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 quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ Mary Anne Radmacher

Read more here…

3. Adam Cripps –Strongest, Bravest, Courageous   2,308 viewsSlide1

Adam Cripps, my beloved nephew, is an inspiration to most who meet him.

His story begins August 20 1998 when my sister gave birth to him. His first year was just like any other infants, growing and achieving the typical milestones. He was happy and such a good baby.

Just after his first birthday, this sweet little angel was about to begin a journey that would change his life indefinitely.

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4. How to See With Tears in Your Eyes         2,023 viewsSlide1

On Sunday December 22, 2013, Mike Fersovitch stood on the platform of North Pointe Community Church.

His three sons, Beckett, Tayven and Lincoln (all under 6) and his mother-in-law, Kathy Miller, stood with him. They were there to light a candle and read Scripture for the fourth Sunday of Advent. Mike read from the gospel of Luke about “good news of great joy” and “peace on earth.”

The irony of the moment was the joy and peace he read about should have been the furthest things from his experience.

Just two months earlier he had buried his 30 year old wife, Kristen. Read more here…

5. Four Things I Told My Sons Before They Got Married          1,813 viewsSlide1

Our youngest son was married on a snowy day in May.

Our eldest son married on a rainy day in July.

Both rain and snow on your wedding day are supposed to be signs of favour. We have LOTS of favour.

In every marriage there will be days of rain or snow. I told Cory and Jean Marc that they could needlessly avoid creating their own storms. I told them I loved them and was proud of the men they had become and offered them this advice.

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Application: Which of the Top 5 is your favourite post?


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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 25 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 36 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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