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Bob Jones

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A CREATURE WAS STIRRING

“His hair was shoulder-length, his youthful face hid behind an abundance of shaggy beard. Over tight, faded blue jeans and an old, bulky knit, he had thrown his pride and joy — a sheepskin wrap.” Where were you when you first heard Jerry Forbes reading A Creature Was Stirring? For me it was December 1990, in our '82 Cutlass Sierra, the radio dial tuned to Edmonton’s 630 CHED. Our family moved to Edmonton that August. We never heard of Santas Anonymous or Jerry Forbes. After listening to - or more accurately, experiencing - the recording, I would never forget it. (more…)
Bob Jones
December 10, 2019
Life Formation

THE MIND OF GOD, SHELDON COOPER AND STRING THEORY

Sheldon Cooper was the first person I heard articulate the value of String Theory. He was actually the only person I've ever heard refer to String Theory - which has nothing to do with string. And Sheldon - of The Big Bang Theory sitcom - isn't even a real person. Enter Michio Kaku. (more…)
Bob Jones
December 10, 2019
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CHANTYL PETERSON’S CHRISTMAS GIFT OF LIFE

One of my favorite Christmas stories is about Chantyl Peterson. She was your typical five-year old - all smiles and adventure. That is until the nose bleeds and constant bruising started. Donor Needed at Christmas Doctors diagnosed Chantyl with T-cell lymphoma, a terminal disease that stops the function of bone marrow. The only cure was a transplant. Surprisingly, none of her family members were matches. Doctors said there was a 1 in 20,000 chance of finding a donor in time. And then the call came that would change Chantyl’s Christmas. Terry Farrell, a married, forty-five year old father of two and a New York firefighter, had placed his name on a donors list. He was the one in 20,000. Terry…
Bob Jones
December 1, 2019