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Bob Jones

Life Formation

5 SIZZLING READS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2020

Summer 2020 will be a season to refresh, renew, and soak up the sun (under the protection of Spf 50 and a mask?). What better way to spend the rare, rainy summer day than with one of the following reads. All five books are completed on my Kindle. Dive in at the risk of a greater love for God and neighbour. (more…)
Bob Jones
July 1, 2020
Life FormationLife Stories

FINDING BEAUTY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

Jocelyn and I have lived in our home for 30 years. Previous to us, the owners planted wild rose bushes in the backyard flowerbeds bordering the property. Typically, the rose bushes bloom, and drop their petals all within two weeks. Up until this summer I’ve been too busy or travelling to be around at the height of their beauty. This summer, COVID, injury and health problems have confined me to home, and our backyard. Serendipitously, I discovered the beauty eluding me for decades. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 28, 2020
Life Formation

RACE IN AMERICA: HOLY POST

In early June 2020, Phil Vischer, creator of “VeggieTales” and voice of Bob the Tomato, posted a video called “Race in America” that attempts to answer the question: “Why are people so angry?” In the video he asks viewers to do one thing. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 28, 2020
Life Stories

BRING THE MICHAELS HOME

I do not know Michael Kovrig or Michael Spavor but they are Canadians and they desperately need help. I can’t help everyone, but I go on record as standing up for the Michaels. So can you. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 24, 2020
Life FormationLife Stories

WHEN YOU’RE CALLED A MUTT: RACISM

"Where you from?" asked the lady that I was checking in at the front desk a few years ago. I gave the usual explanation of being a mix of French Canadian, Black Canadian, Metis, and Scandanavian, which I understand is a mix that's not that common. The look I got was a slight look of disgust. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 21, 2020
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2020: WILL THE PIECES GO BACK TOGETHER AGAIN?

For the year 2020, I selected “Shalom” as my theme word. Shalom commonly brings to mind the idea of peace. 2020 is not even half over and it has been anything but peaceful.  In fact, the world is falling to pieces and all bets are off if the king’s men and the king’s horses can put the pieces back together again. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 18, 2020