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UP FROM THE BLUE: SUSAN HENDERSON

Beautiful and maddening, hopeful and condemning, simple, yet like a knot that takes a lifetime to untangle. A heartbreaking, rewarding story that still haunts me. That’s how author Jamie Ford describes Up From the Blue, the debut novel by Susan Henderson. Novels aren't usually a genre I do book reviews for but this one is an exception. And I think you would agree once you meet Tillie. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 22, 2019
Health MattersLife Formation

THE SURPRISING SECRET TO SUCCESS

In the immortal words of Mike Tyson, “Everybody has a plan until you get punched in the face!” Disappointments truly hurt. You bet they do. They sure don't make you happy. But what does make you happy is the ability to rise strong and press on. Just ask the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions, St Louis Blues and their biggest fan Laila Anderson. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 12, 2019
Health Matters

I’M A MOM AND CANCER WON’T CHANGE THAT

The thing is, being a mom doesn’t stop for anything. Not for blizzards, not for late nights, and not for cancer. It was July 2017, and I had just gone through another round of CT scans. Checking my voicemail, I heard the familiar voice of my oncologist. “Hi, Julie,” she says in her quiet, steady voice. “I have your lab results back and I’d like to discuss them with you.” (more…)
Bob Jones
May 9, 2019
Health Matters

PASTORS BURNING OUT SHOULDERING BURDENS

Pastors are an endangered species in North America. The women and men who accepted a call to shepherd congregations through their valleys of the shadow of death have broad shoulders. But even the best are falling prey to deadly burdens. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 3, 2019
Health Matters

FEARLESS IN 21 DAYS

I ran into the house clammy and panicked. I did not want to be alone. But, I also unquestionably did not want to share my tormenting thoughts with anyone else. Are You OK? Concerned by my frantic behavior, my husband asked, “Are you okay?” “I’m fine,” I lied, as I handed off the kids for bedtime. I hurried to my bedroom. “How does God deal with suicide? Would I really go to hell? How would my family deal with it? Would I ever actually have the guts to do it?” I locked my door, longing to leave these forceful thoughts on the other side of it, but they followed me to my bed, the place I always ran to when…
Bob Jones
May 1, 2019
Health MattersPopular

DEPRESSION: MY STORY by BROCK HARRISON

Just write, Harrison. For the love of God, write. This speech needs to be locked in a week and you don’t even have an outline. So write. Like you’ve done a thousand times before. Baby is crying again. Ignore. She’ll get her. You’ve got to get this done. Oh yeah, and it’s got to be good. There will be 1,000 people with deep pockets at this thing. So make it compelling. And funny. And smart. Some inspiration would be good, too. Why can’t I do this? Just write one word. One stinkin’ word. Nothing. Heart pounds. Head spins. Muscles seize. This isn’t going to get done. Walk away. Lie down. Have I lost it? Will I get back? What if…
Bob Jones
April 29, 2019