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Life Formation

Life Formation

DELIVERING HAPPINESS: TONY HSIEH

The world recently lost a pioneer of company culture, the shoe industry, web advertising, and a gentle soul. Tony Hsieh, former CEO of Zappos, will be remembered for the happiness he delivered to so many people, including me. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 28, 2020
Life Formation

THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

We read in fairy tales of trees with human faces, trees that can walk, and sometimes talk. If you listen closely you can learn secrets from the hidden life of trees that will help you survive a pandemic. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 21, 2020
Life Formation

CAN YOU UNLEARN THINGS?

What happens when you have the knowledge but you don't have the understanding? Can you unlearn things? Can you relearn? Be careful how you look at the world because you see it with a bias, whether you think so or not. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 20, 2020
Life FormationLife Stories

THE PINE-SCENTED PROFESSOR: DR. PETER MURPHY

Dr. Peter Murphy was a legend as well as a lecturer, known to virtually every forester in Alberta and many across Canada. His favorite place in the world was in the Alberta forests and mountains. A close second was anywhere with anyone he could pass on his passion for forestry. Peter spent the last day of his 90 years, tending the White Spruce Forest in St Albert. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 14, 2020
Life FormationLife Stories

THE POWER OF A DREAM: MATT JOY

Matt Joy had a desire to serve his country in uniform that went back to his college years. When 9/11 happened, he remembers vividly wrestling with the idea while he was doing his undergrad in Theology. Ultimately, he chose to stay on the course because of a strong sense it was what he was meant to do. Little did he know that God had a plan in mind that would allow him to say yes to both directions. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 12, 2020
Life Formation

COUNTRY LANES MADE FOR MEMORIZING

My country lane held a wintry stillness today. The only sounds were evergreen trees shedding the new fallen snow from their branches with a soft swoosh or the occasional call of the chickadee. A good day to work on memorizing. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 3, 2020
Life Formation

ELECTIONS, PANDEMICS, ICEBERGS AND LAST STRAWS

Picture the frigid waters around Greenland. You see countless icebergs, some little and some gigantic. As you observe them carefully, you notice that sometimes the small ice floes move in one direction while their massive counterparts flow in another. Why? The simple explanation has everything to do with how you see COVID, US election outcomes, the UN, a New World Order and paper straws. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 1, 2020