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.

The Wonder of Hope

“Hope is patience with the lamp lit.” ~ Tertullian This wonderful season presents itself just at the time of the year when daylight is quickly diminishing.  We begin bringing out the candles.  I am reminded of the Jewish prayer of Hanukkah which begins, “We light...

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All Stirred Up

“You haven't learned life's lesson very well if you haven't noticed that you can decide the reaction you want of people in advance. It's unbelievably simple. If you want them to smile, smile first. If you want them to take an interest in you, take an interest in them...

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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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