Robert Kenneth Jones Weekly Journal

Bob Jones is an innovator in the treatment of addiction and childhood abuse. His writing is an invitation to walk in gratitude. We hope you will join us each Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon.

With Gold Dust at My Feet

“Grab your coat, and get your hat, leave your worry on the doorstep.  Just direct your feet, to the sunny side of the street.” ~ Dorothy Fields The lyrics from ‘On the Sunny Side of the Street’ were composed by Jimmy McHugh with lyrics by Dorothy Fields in 1930 as the...

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The Activism of Love

“It’s a huge danger to pretend that awful things do not happen.  But you need enough hope to keep going. I am trying to make hope.  Flowers grow out of darkness.” ~ Corita Kent Corita Kent, once a nun called Sister Mary Corita, worked to bring religious and secular...

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Finding the Middle Way

“I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace.” ~ Diane Ackerman Diane Ackerman offers some healing words to consider on this day after...

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Honor Your Legacy

“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” ~ Thomas Jefferson (3rd U. S. President) This is a participatory democracy.  And participation in the election process is our legacy.  Voting has been a big deal in my...

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An Inconvenient Truth

“The call to the margins, led by those we find there, is exhilarating and life-giving and renews our nobility and purpose.  For this, we all long. The time is now, as never before, to put terror and defense to one side and find our human connections on the margins.” ~...

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A Time to Kneel

“A desire to kneel down sometimes pulses through my body, or rather it is as if my body has been meant and made for the act of kneeling.  Sometimes, in moments of deep gratitude, kneeling down becomes an overwhelming urge, head deeply bowed, my hands before my face.”...

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A Recipe for Living

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams (Sixth U.S. President) Life is unpredictable. Just when things seem to be going our way the rug gets pulled out from underneath...

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Sage Wisdom

“Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.”~ William Wordsworth The wounds and pain that we suffer are the very experiences that provide us with information to navigate as we progress along the winding path of life.  It has been said that the bamboo...

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Seasonal Wonders

"A comprehensible God is no more than an idol.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle Autumn is here and I can hardly wait for all of its splendor and a glimpse of God’s immense grandeur.  How can we begin to think that we are masters of anything?  No matter what we do, how much money...

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This Is It

“People who cling to the past and resist change have a hard time participating in God’s and their own future.” ~ Richard Rohr The future is unfolding and we join in it here and now.  Full participation, looking forward while accepting the past, is absolutely necessary...

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All You Need is Love

“We’ve got the gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.  You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard, or just think it’s gonna get on with itself.  You gotta keep watering it.  You’ve got to really look after it…and nurture it.” ~ John Lennon Love is...

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The Game-Day Playbook

When we place our dependence in God, we are unencumbered, and we have no worry. ~ Coach Vince Lombardi I often tell my clients that operating without a plan is akin to playing on a football field that has no hash marks.  You never know where you are or how much...

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