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.

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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Finding Your Balance

“Only actions give life strength, only moderation gives it charm.” ~ Jean Paul Richter I was reminded yesterday that much of our religious practice can be too much about our transgressions and not enough about our fundamental goodness.  Sin is always easier to see...

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Angels Among Us

“We are, each of us angels with only one wing: and we can only fly by embracing one another.” ~ Luciano de Crescenzo There are angels among us.  They show up just in time and come in various shapes, colors and sizes.  The love and support they bring allow us to endure...

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Summers’ Last Hope

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” ~ Dodie Smith Many of us resign ourselves that the unofficial last day of summer falls on Labor Day.  Autumn isn’t really here yet of course.  But schools have started, pools have closed, vacations...

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The Fruits of Our Labor

“I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” ~ Abraham Lincoln As we celebrate Labor Day and the ‘unofficial-last-day-of-summer’ it seems quite worthwhile to think about the...

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Maybe I’m Amazed

"Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement, to look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.” ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel Amazing! Life...

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