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B-17 BOMBER’S GIFT OF LIFE

The pilot and co-pilot of the American B-17 bomber were looking at a gray German Messerschmitt fighter hovering just three feet off their wingtip. It was five days before Christmas 1943, and the fighter had closed in on their crippled bomber for the kill. (more…)
Bob Jones
February 11, 2020
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CHOOSE MERCY – 2018

No mercy. Those were the code words for a no holds barred, anything is permissible, cutthroat kind of clash. Battling to the end. Only one walks away. Deadly. My Thai opponent and I always drew a crowd. Good thing the battleground was simply a competitive game of Ping Pong. The Air We Breathe Ironically, our “no mercy” competitions occurred when Prayoon and I were classmates in Bible College learning about the mercy God. And I learned so much more after Bible College – in the school of hard knocks - about God’s mercy. Mercy is in the air we breathe. Every morning brings new mercy. What Mercy Is Mercy is love with two hands attached. These are hands that are…
Bob Jones
January 7, 2018
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OUT OF THE ASHES: THE GIFFORDS’ STORY

They will always remember the moment the windows simultaneously blew out in their home. Minutes earlier Phil Gifford had been on the roof trying to extinguish what he believed to be a chimney fire. Phil, a volunteer firefighter, was familiar with chimney fires. His wife Tess had smelled smoke and so he used a ladder to get on the roof for a better assessment. NOT OUR HOME It was Thursday November 19th, 2015. Phil started to rip off parts of the roof to to get a better look at the source of the smoke. As he worked, his thought was, "I'm not going to let a fire get our farmhouse." Tess called the fire department while Phil rigged up garden…
Bob Jones
November 25, 2015