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To All First Responders

They call him “Tuna.” He’s the kind of guy you want around in an emergency, not only because he’s a Paramedic but also because he could lift a truck if need be to save someone. He's one of the first responders. Crazy Tough Before moving to Edmonton, Charles Blades competed on the Nova Scotia provincial rugby team, as well as a Pittsburgh rugby team, so you know he’s a bit crazy and tough. And I’m proud of the way he is using his abilities to serve people in the greater Edmonton area everyday. He’s one of Edmonton's first responders who run in when others are running out. He’s my brother-in-law. This is a shout out to every first responder. Gratitude…
Bob Jones
May 12, 2022
Life Stories

6 Cups of Kindness

The steady downpour of rain chilled me to the bone. The fingers on my gloveless hands felt like icicles. Climbing the steep, slippery, uneven steps at Petra, Jordan drained me of energy. The smell of smoke reached me before I saw its source. And then I heard, "Come and sit down. You must be tired. Here, have some tea." (more…)
Bob Jones
May 12, 2022
Life FormationLife Stories

4 Stories of Forgiveness

It wasn't all that long ago that these four stories occupied headlines around the world. Reporters were shocked and awed. Families whose loved ones were ripped out of their lives by hatred, found it in their hearts to respond with unmerited forgiveness. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 12, 2022
Life Stories

Planting Seeds of Kindness

My sister is a creator. The seeds she planted in me were ones of kindness. She's a master gardener and horticulturalist for the University of Alberta Botanic Garden and teaches for the University of Alberta. But really, she’s a creator. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 11, 2022