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AN ODE TO AUTUMN

Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash A change is in the air. A great mellowing is at work. It’s in the breeze, in the trees, inside each and every one of us. And somewhere, not far off, the smoke of backyard firepits is seasoning the darkening sky. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 8, 2019
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THROUGH A MOTHER’S EYES

Here’s to all the mothers who’ve endured sports they don’t enjoy (or fully understand), hard seats and dirty cleats, frozen hands and numbed cheeks, aches and pains and grassy stains, just to be with a son or daughter in the arena of competition. Mothers: they see life through biased eyes. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 8, 2019
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THANK GOD FOR EASTER SATURDAY

Photo by Eran Menashri on Unsplash Easter Sunday morning, millions of believers will attend an outdoor sunrise service. Good Friday, many spend some portion of the day attending services to remember the suffering of Jesus. The most relatable day of Easter weekend is not Friday or Sunday – its Saturday. It's your day. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 19, 2019
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THE GOOD FRIDAY OF JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA

My wife never could understand my obsession or urgency with the tomb. Our garden was an oasis of sanctity and cessation from a city that feeds on frenzied pilgrims. We traded the noise and crowded streets for flowers, butterflies, gravel pathways, and stone steps. Many a late afternoon Seudah Shlishit on Shabbat had been eaten under the shelter of our olive tree. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 18, 2019