Life Formation

WELCOME: 17 WAYS FOR LOVE TO BE SEEN

She felt a nervous excitement signing up for the church women’s retreat. It wasn’t easy to do, but she reasoned that spending a weekend with other Christian women would allow her to meet friends and be welcomed into the life of her new church. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 12, 2019
Life Stories

MESSY BUT BEAUTIFUL

When my husband told me that our sixteen year old had come out to him as transgender, I laughed. I thought it was some weird joke I didn’t understand. John may as well have said Sam was on a spaceship headed toward Jupiter. I was shocked and confused; it made no sense to me. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 5, 2019
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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
Life Formation

THE CASSEROLE RULES: DEATH AND DIVORCE

Unless you air your laundry, divorce in the church is as isolating as a child’s temper tantrum during the Sunday morning service. When my husband of 27 years suddenly and unexpectedly left, it was weeks before my large-church-pastors noticed I was missing from Sunday morning services.  And even weeks more before someone called to check in. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 29, 2019
Life Stories

RUNNING TO THE ROAR: BARBARA WINTERS

"When you are dying, you need to be told how loved you are." She was an anonymous hero desperately laboring to save the life of a reservist mortally wounded at the cenotaph of Canada's Unknown Soldier. Who was this woman? Where did she find her courage? (more…)
Bob Jones
September 28, 2019
Life Stories

THE ONE ABOUT TERRY FOX, RYAN JESPERSEN AND PRAYER

You should have seen them. So well behaved. And their singing was heartfelt. In addition to a Hawk Nelson rendition, they created their own worship terminology - “Whoop! Whoop! Jesus cares!” A chapel for Kindergarten to Grade 4 students. It was my privilege to speak to the students at Ecole Broxton Park in Spruce Grove, Alberta. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 25, 2019