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RUNNING TO THE ROAR: BARBARA WINTERS

"When you are dying, you need to be told how loved you are." She was an anonymous hero desperately laboring to save the life of a reservist mortally wounded at the cenotaph of Canada's Unknown Soldier. Who was this woman? Where did she find her courage? (more…)
Bob Jones
September 28, 2019
Life Stories

THE ONE ABOUT TERRY FOX, RYAN JESPERSEN AND PRAYER

You should have seen them. So well behaved. And their singing was heartfelt. In addition to a Hawk Nelson rendition, they created their own worship terminology - “Whoop! Whoop! Jesus cares!” A chapel for Kindergarten to Grade 4 students. It was my privilege to speak to the students at Ecole Broxton Park in Spruce Grove, Alberta. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 25, 2019
Life Stories

HOPE DOESN’T GIVE UP: ANNE LAMOTT

My love for all things Anne Lamott started with her book, Traveling Mercies. She had me at the introduction. Anne’s candor, sense of humor and humility are irresistible. I am partial to people who exude hope. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 18, 2019
Life Stories

316: BIG COINCIDENCE OR BIG GOD?

There's no need to embellish this story even though it sounds like the stuff of fiction. Facts speak for themselves. On Jan. 8, 2009, in the US college football Championship Game, then-University-of-Florida quarterback Tim Tebow wore eye black with the inscription John 3:16, a reference to the Bible passage that says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (more…)
Bob Jones
September 16, 2019
Life FormationLife Stories

DR MARK TYNDALL: FIGHTING OUR WORST TENDENCIES

My cousin Mark is a big deal. A big, controversial deal. Mark is Dr. Mark Tyndall, one of Canada’s top infectious disease experts. He spent four years conducting HIV research in Kenya. His name appears on numerous papers in some of the world’s top medical journals. Many of those studies, completed during his 11 years at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in Vancouver. He is the Lead of Research and Evaluation for the PHSA Opioid Overdose Response Team and a Professor with UBC's School of Population and Public Health. (more…)
Bob Jones
August 25, 2019
Health MattersLife Stories

JUSTICE FOR SERENITY STARTS WITH ME

A four-year old Alberta girl named Serenity died on Sept. 27, 2014. When she arrived in hospital a few days earlier she was suffering from catastrophic injuries, including a fractured skull and starvation. She was hypothermic. There were signs of sexual abuse. A forensic pediatrician determined her injuries were inconsistent with a fall. There were repeated reports of abuse during Serenity’s care. (more…)
Bob Jones
August 15, 2019