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10 (re)union Quotes: Bruxy Cavey

Muslims respectfully refer to Christians as "people of the Book" - pointing to the Bible. Bruxy Cavey takes exception to that. He says that Christians are actually people of the Person - Jesus. Cavey's latest book, (re)union lifts up Jesus - for seekers, saints and sinners. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 10, 2021
Life FormationLife Stories

Rising Strong: Bob, Jocelyn And Brene Brown

We were young and newly married - not just the "honeymoon stage - the literal honeymoon. Jocelyn and I spent the first eighty five days of our marriage preparing for and then serving on a missions assignment in Northern Ontario. The ministry was hard. Fatigue and discouragement got to us. We failed to finish our assignment. We quit. Falling And Rising Bags packed and seat-belted in for the milk-run on a Bearskin Airlines Metroliner, more than our stomachs were upset. We left Attawapiskat on James Bay with heads down. Never had we failed like this before. We let down our missions director. We let ourselves down. Looking back, Brené Brown's book, Rising Strong would have been the perfect tonic for…
Bob Jones
October 2, 2021
Life Formation

Forget The Joneses

Keeping up with the Joneses. That's not Bob and Jocelyn. The statement means "you have to keep up with your neighbour's material things." Don't you hate it when your name ends up in an idiom? (more…)
Bob Jones
October 2, 2021
Life FormationLife Stories

The Garratts, Gravy and Thanksgiving

How does it feel to be on Canadian soil for Thanksgiving weekend? "So grateful." Only if you’ve been held for 775 days in a foreign prison, with no family contact, sleep deprivation, rationed food, death threats and relentless interrogation, can you understand the depth of emotion behind those words. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 1, 2021
Life FormationLife Stories

We Love Julie Rohr

The mayor of Alberta’s greatest metropolis declared September 13-19, “Julie Rohr Week.” Julie Rohr was trending on twitter ahead of the Met Gala. Ryan Reynolds, Charles Adler, Rick Mercer, Glennon Doyle, Connor MacDavid, Colin Mochrie and a multitude of celebrities sent video greetings to her. Julie died on September 16, 2021, six years after a cancer diagnosis but not before finding her way into the hearts of thousands of Canadians. She was 39. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 17, 2021
Life FormationLife Stories

The Lightening Maker

As I turned off the corrugated dirt road, on to the smooth highway I saw it in my rear-view mirror. The beginnings of a lightning storm that would rival any storm I have ever experience before or since. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 13, 2021