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March has always been about madness. Watching college basketball teams from Kentucky, Georgetown or North Carolina play in the annual “March Madness” tournament is a rite of spring. I don’t follow basketball, except in March. Not in 2020. The madness this March is a pandemic named COVID-19. (more…)
Bob Jones
March 12, 2020


The "Leave It to Beaver" model of society from the early 1960s is a distant memory. Today, rude rules.  Reality television programs showcase domestic and social interactions driven by narcissism, competition and selfishness. From road rage in the morning commute to high decibel cell-phone conversations that ruin dinner out, behaving badly has become the hallmark of a me-first, bully world. Schoolyard to Facebook Bullies Today's students face the age old issue of "school yard" bullies. They also face a more painful emotional and relational bullying on social media. Facebook can become "Hatebook" and Instagram, Snapchat and Kik hold their own kind of danger. Teens across Canada have been driven to despair because of bullying on social media. Some have taken…
Bob Jones
January 7, 2014


It's harvest time in Alberta! “Rural Alberta is a noisy, dusty, hectic place these days — and nights — as farmers on combines harvest their crop." Harvest Time In the spiritual realm, there is also a waiting harvest. Jesus said, “Open your eyes, and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35 (NIV) Alberta has had “ideal growing conditions” for a harvest of souls: Moisture – the blessings of God have been abundant in Alberta making it a prosperous province. Now is the time to use our prosperity generously to reach out to others. Heat – believers in Alberta have been praying for months for this harvest. Wind – the “wind of the Holy Spirit” is blowing…
Bob Jones
September 17, 2013