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STILL, I WILL SING

Holding yourself together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart - that's true strength. Kristen Fersovitch was one of the strongest women I know. (more…)
Jones Bob
May 18, 2019
Life Stories

TWO TEARS ON THE WINDOW

Reading Kevin and Julia Garratt’s experiences in Chinese captivity left me feeling nauseous. The story of their arrest, captivity, grueling interrogations, and intense suffering over 775 days is chronicled in such a way as to create a vicarious experience. This is one book you will need to read in 2019. Whatever your circumstance, the Garratt’s vulnerability, honesty, faith, and humor will resonate with your spirit. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 14, 2019
Life Stories

ORNAMENT: FAITH, JOY AND HOPE

Kristen Fersovitch was a 28 year-old wife and mother of three sons under the age of four, when she was diagnosed with inoperable cancer and given only months to live. Like an ornament on a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, her life went on display for all to see. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 10, 2019
Life Stories

RACHEL HELD EVANS: INSPIRED WOMAN OF VALOR

The late Kosuke Koyama - pastor, theologian - imagined Jesus says this to those who see him upon death: “You’ve had a difficult journey. You must be tired, and dirty. Let me wash your feet. The banquet’s ready.” Koyama’s image rings true to me about Rachel Held Evans. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 5, 2019
Life Stories

JORDAN’S JOURNEY FOR A CURE

Pete and Christa Gagnon started 2016 with good cheer for family and friends: “As the New Year approaches us with new hopes, here is wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead.” Four days into 2016 I received an email from Christa.  She said their 5 year old daughter Jordan had been ill. It was serious. Doctors’ initial diagnosis was leaning towards GAN - Giant Axonal Neuropathy - a rare, incurable, terminal, genetic disorder. Say that last phrase again - slowly - to let it sink in on you. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 1, 2019
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THE STRENGTH OF MY WEAKNESS: VAHEN KING

Weaknesses! We all have them, but rarely do you see someone boasting about them. In fact, we view them as a negative thing, and try to hide them. We portray to the world this résumé full of all our key strengths and abilities. I want to challenge you by saying, God sees the résumé of your life, with all your failures and weaknesses and says, "I CAN USE THAT." (more…)
Bob Jones
April 29, 2019