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Let Go To Be Free

Let go. What a conundrum. Risk How do I go about letting go of something that is enmeshed in my identity? Something that is so entrenched in my psyche that if I let it go I might also lose me? Sheila Walsh asked a capacity crowd of women to take a risk. “It’s time to have an unedited conversation with God.” Let go of what troubles you the most. She told her sisters that where your scars are, there is your authority. God has met you in those painful moments and walked you through. Your suffering has a shelf life. God is bigger than the broken pieces in your life. God understands your frailty and offers his grace. Grace and…
Bob Jones
May 9, 2022
Life FormationLife Stories

Never Give Up Hope: Lorie’s Story

Lorie confided in me that a medical condition had driven her to living a life "of passionate urgency." She partied hard in the bar scene, suffered through abusive relationships with boyfriends, traveled solo to Australia and jumped out of planes. Lorie visited mosques, because she was part Arabic, to find something she couldn't quite put her finger on. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 1, 2022
Life Stories

Pastor Eric, Covid, and The Clergy Crisis

Rev. Dr. Eric Atcheson sounds like a decent guy. I don’t know him personally, but we share a few things in common. He’s a pastor with a decade of experience. Married with a young daughter. Likes football. Enjoys writing and authored two books. He just quit the ministry. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 30, 2022
Holidays PostsLife Stories

Joseph’s Cross with Andrew White

Andrew White was kidnapped in Baghdad, gave all his money away, adopted six Iraqi children and suffers from MS. For more than ten years, Canon Andrew White presided over the only Anglican Church in Iraq, a role that led him to be known universally as the "Vicar of Baghdad." (more…)
Bob Jones
April 10, 2022
Life FormationLife Stories

I Want To Go To His Church

Add chaplains to the list of first responders: the emergency dispatchers that take the panicked calls, firemen, paramedics, ambulance drivers, RCMP officers, STARS - the men and women that arrive in the middle of moans, acrid smoke, spilled diesel and burning tires to do their jobs with no fanfare or recognition other than the satisfaction of a job well done. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 7, 2022