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Bob Jones

Life FormationLife Stories

ASHLEY: A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Twenty-one years ago I held Ashley Pearse in my arms. She was breathtaking. In March 1999, Ashley's parents knew little of what lay before her or within her. All they wanted was for their daughter to live her best life. That's why dedicating kids to the God who created them for a purpose is smart. It’s breathtaking now to see Ashley's passion for what God wrote on her heart. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 23, 2020
Life Stories

OPERATION INSPIRATION: SNOWBIRD DOING HER JOB

We've all watched in shocked horror as a Canadian Forces Snowbird fell from the sky over Kamloops, BC Sunday morning. Just two days earlier Jocelyn and I stood with pride as the jets roared over our home in St Albert and neighbourhoods in Edmonton. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 17, 2020
Life Formation

FROM A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY

Cue the Star Wars music. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away it is a period when Church Online in Alberta is viewed as a Rebel outpost. Well, it wasn’t really that long ago. How about February 2020? (more…)
Bob Jones
May 10, 2020
Health MattersLife Formation

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE CHURCH

Think about how we respond to mental illness in the church. A woman diagnosed with cancer experiences sympathy, hugs, prayers and casseroles. A woman diagnosed with a mental illness experiences silence, suspicion, blame, and far too often, shame. That’s called “stigma.” There is no stigma with cancer, heart disease or diabetes. How did we get to the place where those who are struggling with their mental health feel like they must hide in shame? (more…)
Bob Jones
May 8, 2020
Health Matters

9 BENEFITS OF CHOCOLATE IN ISOLATION (OR ANYTIME)

We've learned a lot about ourselves during the past six weeks. How to use our elbows in non-hockey plays. The proper way to make and wear a mask. Zoom is more than the sound an imaginary car makes. And how to lead like Dr. Deena Hinshaw. On the lighter side, here are nine benefits of chocolate I discovered in isolation that can be applied anytime. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 3, 2020
Life Formation

DON’T LEAVE ISOLATION WITHOUT IT

Before you know it, the curve will flatten, serology tests will increase, and isolation will be relaxed. The eyes of Canadians are on Americans and Saskatchewan as they pave the return from physical distancing. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 25, 2020