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Keeping Up With Jones: The Lonnie Jones Podcast Adventure

Keeping Up With Jones: The Lonnie Jones Podcast Adventure

By Lonnie Jones
Life lived is life learned. Every experience has facts, concepts and applications. These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi.
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Planning To Fail
Failure is not an option but a reality.  What do I do, how to do I act when things don't go according to plan?  Well if your plans include a failure response strategy then you already have a plan for things not going according to plan. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
25:43
September 27, 2022
Left Holding The Bag
The one left holding the bag bears the all the blame... It's an old British phrase but it applies in this case to the parent/child responsibility.  What I put in your bag is my job--good or bad.  What you do with the content is up to you.  In the end you are the one left holding the bag. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
16:56
September 20, 2022
The Xman and Impossible Nothing
If it is necessary it is possible.  God does not give us commands without providing competency.  We get so caught up in the necessity--I have to do something that is hard, frightening or uncomfortable that we forget about the possibility. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
17:21
September 13, 2022
Access and Allergies
I can't always control my reaction to a thing or a substance.  I can control is access.  Controlling the distance controls the damage. If it's really bad for our kids or for us...just say no. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
19:47
September 06, 2022
The Correct Change
The problem with problems is that we don't like it when people point out ours.  But if we listen, accept responsibility and act appropriately we won't end up with a refusal to change or the incorrect change.  In fact we end up with the correct change. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
17:34
August 30, 2022
The Portable Gorilla
Noticing, not noticing, caring, being careless or caring less are all part of whether we are able to see and respond to the obvious things in our lives.  Other people may be asking for our time, attention or affection in ways we see, don't see or ignore. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
18:14
August 23, 2022
Stuck In The Pulpit But Not The Past
When you find yourself stuck there are a few things you must do:  Admit it, address it and change it.  You can't change the past in the past you have to change the past in the present. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
22:10
August 16, 2022
Buckets of Destruction
Loosing my temper has never been an issue.  I've always known right where it was and kept in a polished holster.  Anger is not a sin but can lead to sin.  Anger is not always destructive but can destroy things you aren't even mad at.  Careful how you aim that particular emotion. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
16:47
August 09, 2022
The Leory Jenkins, Bobby Rivers School of Conflict Resolution
Are you running your mouth or are you willing to wear your mouthpiece?  Talk is cheap.  Actions are louder than words.  Our SWAT Team (machine guns not skits) has a motto: "Acta Non Verba" which means "Deeds not Words". Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Sponsors: tkminc2001@twlakes.net and www.sjandl.com Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
17:13
August 02, 2022
Westwind
It was not much to look at.  It had no redeeming qualities but it was a very special old Chevrolet. That old car would take me to Backwoods Camp, be my ride during my first two years as a youth minister and eventually take me to Harding.  The only thing that made it special...was that I acted like it was special. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
20:12
July 26, 2022
"...and one General's Daughter!"
I was shocked by his response. The shocking part of it was the fact that he could retain his composure and admit he had been wrong. I guess that one of the qualities that allowed him to be a general. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
21:58
July 19, 2022
Cobras, Janitors and Blasphemous Gringo Clowns
I don't have the gift of languages.  I struggle to speak English much less Spanish or some non-native language...but I did learn to speak the common dialect - as in the value of finding out what we have in common rather than focus on how we differ or what we don't understand. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
24:48
July 12, 2022
NO or ON
Are you being told "No" or are you being turned on a different journey, path or task?  I guess it depends on how you look at things. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
17:58
July 05, 2022
Confessions of Angry Little Bald Man
I like being nice but it is easier to be confrontational.  I placate myself with phrases like "assertive but not aggressive".  Sometimes it is more important to live up to our covenants rather than just fulfilling our contracts.  Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
24:11
June 28, 2022
Vapor Trials, Feeling Full, Filled Full or Fulfilled
Your Life is like is like a vapor.  It appears for a little while and then vanishes away.  So is your goal in life to feel full, be filled full or to be fulfilled? Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
17:54
June 21, 2022
ACME Decisions
If a problem is defined as a lack of resources; then a dysfunction can be defined as a misuse of resources.  The reasons I have for having things must match the reason God allows me to have things. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
19:32
June 14, 2022
Boots, Batons and the Buddhist
I saw a bumper sticker once that said, "Lord protect me from your followers."  Is our approach to the things we think are really important so passion filled that those who encounter us feel attacked?  Or at least do others perceive our attempts to defend ourselves as attacks? Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
20:16
June 07, 2022
The End of My Rope and The End of The Flight
"Debt of Honor" is a term Tom Clancy used in a novel.  This was a "debt of trust" and a matter of honor as well.   Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
21:38
May 31, 2022
The Six Million Dollar, Bionic, Robo-Terminator, Judge Dredd, Winter Soldier
We age ourselves or speak to our maturity based on our reactions to things.  Tolerance does not equal 100% acceptance, agreement or even validation.  Tolerance is allowing us to see things differently but retain the same value. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
18:17
May 24, 2022
The Bloodguard and The Badge Blessing
"Thou Oh Lord art a shield about me."  To have a shield is one thing.  To be a shield is sacrificial love on an entirely different level.  This episode is dedicated In honor of Police Officers Memorial Week. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
17:31
May 17, 2022
Well-water, Wishes and Whistles
Asking for something and getting it is special.  Wishing for something, longing for something and getting it is more special.  Not in the thing that was given or the deed performed but in the honor you receive when someone knows your heart enough to give them what you don't ask for. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
23:00
May 10, 2022
K-9 Kittens
 Your circumstances don't define you but rather they refine you.  Knowing your true identity and that it is different from the world you were born into is the key to living an authentic life even though authenticity brings adversity. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
20:18
May 03, 2022
Eagles, Buzzards and Eagle Scouts
We've talked about being disappointed in finding what you weren't looking for.  Here's an example of being willing to find more than you see. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
16:03
April 26, 2022
Volleyballs and Vases
What the sign said and what I found were VASTLY different.  That often happens when people are looking for God...they end up finding people.  It's important not to confuse God with His people or judge God by His people.   Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
18:07
April 19, 2022
The Matter of The Batter Splatter
If you've ever been splattered with batter you know it's not fun.  It's not the kitchen's fault but the guy in the kitchen who gets the blame when he burns himself.   Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
14:19
April 12, 2022
I Didn't Think a Fridge Could Bounce
Dealing with something heavy?  The "what" is not as important as the "how"  but don't forget the importance of the "who" as well.   Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
15:18
April 05, 2022
The Little Naked Guy
I decided to mow the garden rather than weed it because it no longer resembled a garden.  It wasn't the garden's fault.  The garden had been neglected.  The "tragedy" that ensued wasn't caused because someone did anything; but it started when somebody didn't do anything. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
16:43
March 29, 2022
The Voice
A still, small voice, a melodiously soothing voice or just the voice we listen for, listen to and run toward.  Find your voice. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
26:06
March 22, 2022
Zombies and Sim Guns
Dead, mostly dead, undead.  It's important to know the difference.  If you can't master being dead you don't really know how to live. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones.
19:12
March 15, 2022
Tater Tots, Popcorn and Fourteen Cents
Where does on get the ability to be bold and confident without a false sense of bravado, posturing or pretending?  Confidence based in something outside oneself is the source of assurance...not self assurance but blessed assurance. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
12:02
March 08, 2022
If You Could Play A Game In My Shoes
Leadership and service is about putting someone else in your shoes.  I know that sounds backwards.  But I really mean it.  Providing resources, equipping others to serve, do or succeed is real servant leadership. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
22:08
March 01, 2022
Ninja Swords, Lip Gloss and Hot Chocolate
The old 80's Rock Song had the lyrics, "I want you to want me..."  Well that was destined to fail and every teenage boy has felt the sting of that not working out.  What I want you to want is not as important in experiences and gifts as what YOU actually want.  Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
21:12
February 22, 2022
Looks Like Roses To Me
The smallest act, silly tradition or simplest kindness can have an affect and change your perspective.  I thought hunting with him was a tradition; but he reminded me that hunting with me reminded him of my tradition. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
22:45
February 15, 2022
"Lucius Clay was a greedy old man and that's all there ever was to it."
Charlie Daniel's "Legend of the Wooley Swamp" created the greedy and ghostly Lucius Clay which inspired my coin bank.  What's bucket of coins worth compared to a few pieces of paper?  Children (the immature) will usually choose the heavy and shiny over the real value.  When we make that choice...we make someone laugh. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
18:48
February 08, 2022
Deathwatch, Wrist Rockets and The Death Star
"Stay on target" was more iconic to me than "Use the Force" when Luke Skywalker was flying toward the thermal exhaust port.  What's your target may not be as important as "Why" is this your target.  Do you want accolades or deep satisfaction?  Now you know your target. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
19:37
February 01, 2022
Some Things You Don't Outgrow
People will outgrow us.  They will become taller, better, faster and maybe even smarter.  But being a person of stability and influence is better than being better than them.  You want to be one of the people who consistently makes others better. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
16:07
January 25, 2022
Wilson: the 550guy
When you teach someone something, or give something to someone you might bring something to life.  Be a giver, be a teacher and give life to something or affect someone's life today. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org  or lonjones@bellsouth.net Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
16:39
January 18, 2022
We Might Have Been Clemson Fans
Decisions come with other decisions.  I don't know if you talk about destiny, fate or just understand that saying "yes" to "this" also as a result says "yes" to "that" and "the other".  Once you decide where you are going to live--You have decided how you are going to live. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
13:51
January 11, 2022
Falling Snakes
Snakes can't fly.  They don't have arms so if you see one swing from a limb it's going to fall...isn't it?  What if you made a critical decision based on something that might happen and it didn't?  What really happens may be much worse that what you were afraid was going to happen. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
16:15
January 04, 2022
The Yellowjacket Jacket
What's written on your heart is more important, is more special and gives you more significance than anything written your coat, cap or jersey. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
14:34
December 28, 2021
Raiders Of The Lost Rumor
It was a college stunt.  I got asked to help with a pledge prank and it became something that had a life of its own.  Be careful what say, tell and repeat.  If you repeat it others will repeat it as well. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
14:58
December 21, 2021
That's Just How Us Velociraptors Roll
If you pretend to be a dinosaur there are a set of rules that dictate your behavior.  Once you know I know the rules of your game you will encounter me from a standpoint of being heard, understood and accepted.  That's how conversations occur instead of confrontations.  Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
12:55
December 14, 2021
The Heisman Pose
What does success look like?  Strike a pose.  Is the pose you adopted accurate?  Look at the actual prize and you may be surprised. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
19:51
December 07, 2021
I Run This Church For Loggers...
The attempt to make ourselves feel special or to want others to think we are special is probably a normal thing.  Understanding that being someone special is as simple as treating everyone special or knowing we are special to someone. Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
14:43
November 30, 2021
When Fear Is Afraid
We spend a lot of our time being afraid of the things that hide in the dark...ever wonder what makes them hide? Life lived is life learned.  Every experience has facts, concepts and applications.  These are stories from the eclectic life of Lonnie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor, Minister, SWAT Team Chaplain, Outdoor Enthusiast and Quixotic Jedi. Support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/lonnie-jones/support Please subscribe and share. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
13:24
November 23, 2021
But My Dad Is Watching...
The little guy's only concern was doing this scary thing because his dad was watching.  He was afraid to and afraid not to and both decisions were based in what in his father would think, do or say because of it. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
15:06
November 16, 2021
I Looked Like An Angry Redneck When I Yelled "Pull Over"
If I knew what you could see that I couldn't see, if I knew what you knew that I didn't know then what you yelled at me might make sense--or at least sound different to me.  At first it sounds like you hate me...when in truth you may care deeply for me and may even be trying to rescue me. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
14:24
November 09, 2021
The Scribble Game
The origin of one of my favorite activities and one of my favorite sermon "illustrations".  God uses things he didn't cause and conforms them to His will for the good of his children. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
19:14
November 02, 2021
The Elephant Not In The Room
Deciding to talk about the obvious is uncomfortable.  What seems obvious is often avoided---if not just blatantly overlooked.  www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
14:60
October 26, 2021
The Mercenary Cartoonist VS The Cave Painter
Value is what you make of it not necessarily in what you make. The myth of quality time and how easy it is to misjudge how valuable our intent can be.  Intentional love is simply, authentic and real.  I mention a painting by Frank Frazetta and make reference to "John Clark of Mars".  That should be John Carter.  John Clark is a Tom Clancy character.... www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
19:56
October 19, 2021
Medium Unsweet Tea
Adventures in Wyoming On Carl Black's Ranch...Plus a lesson in the drive through. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
21:06
October 12, 2021
The Same Thing, The Same Way...
Repeating the right things at the right time in EVERY circumstance gives us the right results.  Right results have little to do with other people's responses but more to do with our own behavior and accountability. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
25:22
October 05, 2021
The Picture You Picture Is The One That Gets Painted
What other people see is not near as important as the picture you see of yourself.  www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
16:58
September 28, 2021
The Lobsters Really Don't Mind
Why do you choose to live the way you live?  Do you have to justify it?  Do you have to have someone else's validation?  Reasons that sound good versus good sound reasoning. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
16:06
September 21, 2021
Bad Gravy
Your brain has a gravy center and it can affected by blunt force trauma.  Bad gravy is not as bad if you have experience with bad gravy. "Experience is not what happens to you; but rather what you do with what happens to you." www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
18:07
September 14, 2021
Seeing Spots
A perspective from 50,000 volts and a variety of spots. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
25:22
September 07, 2021
I Hope I Heard That Right
The power of life and death are in the tongue....or is it the ears?  How we choose to interpret words or deeds maybe be more important than what is actually said or done.  www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
16:21
August 31, 2021
There Ain't No Secret
Everyday living is the secret of life.  Or the secret of life is living every day.  Having the day to do, go or not do or not go is, in and of itself, the adventure.  "Bah-ree dis is de day we 'ave." Guy Lacelle. www.lonniejones.org Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
26:35
August 24, 2021
The Only Thing We Have To Fear...is cats and bulldozers
When you feel trapped or are actually trapped and you can't get perspective normal, harmless things, even attempts at friendship can feel threatening. Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
17:37
August 17, 2021
The Ones The Wolves Pulled Down
A story I've never told.  Probably because I was too ashamed to remember it.   Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
21:45
August 10, 2021
There Is A Destiny That Makes Us Brothers
I am a brother.  But much more important than that is that I have a brother and not just any brother; but MY brother. Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
30:25
August 03, 2021
Rappelling not Repelling
Things that look the same or even sound the sound are not always the same.  Be careful what you choose to imitate.  It could spell disaster. Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
23:41
July 27, 2021
The Boat Paddle Story
Originally told at CYC to illustrate a fear reaction.  I've repurposed one of the favorites stories to talk about trauma, forgiveness and regrettable events.  Thanks to Cecil Burns for the original trip and for indulging the "growth" of the boat paddle legend. Check out YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones for archived lessons, Skits, videos explaining some of the rope stuff we talk about. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
22:32
July 20, 2021
The Chain Gang
I don't want to be mistaken or labeled as one of "them".  Yet I refuse to stop running, start hiding or start crawling just to avoid your displeasure if you decide, mistakenly or otherwise to call me one of "them". Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones Archived lessons, videos, rope and fun stuff available at YouTube/c/LonnieJones
24:10
July 13, 2021
Confessions of a Bag Boy
I heard an interesting list once:  Family before career.  People before things. Spiritual before material. Spouse before children. Children before friends.  Spouse before self.  It's easy to get distracted by our job and loose sight of the fact that our job is to serve people. Archived lessons, useful rope stuff, SWAT skits and more at YouTube.com/c/LonnieJones website:  lonniejones.org Books available on Amazon: "Pedagogue"; "Cognitive Spiritual Development"; "Grappling With Life"; "If I Were A Mouse"; "The Selfish Rill" Artwork at teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Check out our additional sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
20:47
July 06, 2021
Remington Steele
A story that involves premeditated violence and the wise words that prevented such action.  Having a right to do something does not make it right to do. Lonnie Jones books are available at amazon.com Lesson archives and just for fun videos are on the lonnie jones Youtube Channel Artwork such as t-shirts, hoodies, prints and stickers are available at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Check out our other gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
22:52
June 29, 2021
Of Dogs, Door Knocking and Armor
ATTACK!!!  It may not be an invitation to attack as much as it is to understand.  Not as much beware as it is to simply, please be aware. Lonnie Jones books are available at amazon.com Lesson archives and just for fun videos are on the lonnie jones Youtube Channel Artwork such as t-shirts, hoodies, prints and stickers are available at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Check out our other gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
22:46
June 22, 2021
The Dad Files Chapter 10
Episodes 49-53 Holding Rowan; Simple Tasks and Requests; Schaase Me Jonesie; Head Butts; Carried Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
27:20
June 20, 2021
The Dad Files Chapter 9
Episodes 44-48 There Is A Wedding Dress In The Tactical Toyota; The Toughest Room; Water Colors and Broken Dreams; Fort Gunner; Turnovers Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
35:13
June 20, 2021
The Dad Files Chapter 8
Episodes 39-42 Family Business; Bad Hair Day; If I Were A Mouse; Advice To A College Freshman; En Auto Dunamai (The Tattoo Story) Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support. "If I Were A Mouse" Is a available at Amazon.com
36:21
June 20, 2021
The Dad Files Chapter 7
Episodes 34-38 Pure Love and Compassion; The Rodeo; The Big Girl Bed; She'll Never Know It Happened Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
22:43
June 20, 2021
The Dad Files Chapter 6
Episodes 29-33 My Dad Is "techen" This Lesson; Gone Fishing; Tiger Spray; A Baptism Story; Praying Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
25:30
June 20, 2021
The Dad Files Chapter 5
Episodes 24-28 Dodgeball; Crunchberries; The Rainbow Monster; Writing On Our Hands; Reflecting On 6 Years Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
22:00
June 20, 2021
The Dad Files Chapter 4
Episodes 19-23 On Pins and Needles; Asking The Impossible; I Can't See Your Heart; Volleyball and Videos; Mary Elizabeth Johnson Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
25:10
June 20, 2021
The Dad Files Chapter 3
Episodes 14-18 Commentary From A Toddler; Winter Is Coming; Miss Personality; Baby All Gone; Sissy Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
23:32
June 20, 2021
The Dad Files Chapter 2
Episodes 9-13 Diaper Dialogue; Speared Ears and Shotguns; I Gave My Dog Away; Stains; "Cshoc-o-let" Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
20:54
June 20, 2021
The Dad Files Chapter 1
Episodes 4-8 Major Changes; The Wandering Wonder; Chubbs, Dirty Diapers; Seeing What You Measure Rather Than Measuring What You See Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
18:40
June 20, 2021
The Dad Files Prologue
Episodes:  Your Going To Be A Dad; Listen To Heartbeat; Is That Baby Here Yet? Check out our gracious sponsors: Rosenblum Realty  rosenblumrealty.com, givetomycommunity.com Ben and Travis Helping Healing Humor Podcast.   benandtravis.com Challenge Youth Conference  cyconline.com Walt Bartee Coins and Bullion  256 883-9004 or 1 800 608-6052 Special Thanks to Jack Zorn and the Lads to Leaders organization for his love and support.
13:47
June 20, 2021
What Could Possibly Make Me Nervous?
Is it the fear of falling or is it the fear of failing you should you fall?  The truth about the trust fall. www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art for original t-shirt, hoodies, stickers and prints.  Includes God Is My Rock Design, SWAT Stuff and the wood animal watercolors known as the "Gunner Collection" Find books by Lonnie Jones at Amazon.com  "Cognitive Spiritual Development.  A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue"  This is the youth minister essays by Lonnie Jones, "If I Were A Mouse" a children's book written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones and "The Selfish Rill.  A story about a decision."  This one is bit of parable, allegory and graphic novel type short story.   Also follow 550guys on Facebook and check out the youtube channel for archived lessons, series and just for fun videos.
22:53
June 15, 2021
The Honey Bear Serial Killer
Dozens of honey bears went missing but in the end the only thing that was murdered was the truth.  It is not mean or oppressive to be told the the truth about the things that have the potential to harm us. Lonnie Jones books are available at amazon.com Lesson archives and just for fun videos are on the lonnie jones Youtube Channel Artwork such as t-shirts, hoodies, prints and stickers are available at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art
23:34
June 08, 2021
Pentaerylthritol Tetranitrate, SR Volleyball and Creation
What does a Special Response Team, Explosive entry tools and volleyball have to do with creation theory?  You might be surprised this simple yet profound statement:  "Preacher, explosions don't build stuff." DISCLAIMER: The use of "Big Bang Theory" is accommodative language based in the colloquial understanding of the theory rather than it's true scientific understanding.  English astronomer Fred Hoyle is credited with coining the term "Big Bang" in a 1949 BBC Radio Broadcast.  It is popularly reported that Hoyle intended the term as a pejorative (although he explicitly denied this).  The "Big Bang" refers to the rapid expansion and not explosion of the universe from a singularity.  The original unnamed theory was formalized by astronomer Georges Lemaitre.  Lemaitre first noted in 1927 that an expanding universe could be traced back to an originating single point (a temporal beginning of time, space and or space time) which he called the "primeval atom" which we now understand as a singularity.  Hubble confirmed through analysis of galactic redshifts the that galaxies were drifting apart and thus had to have had a beginning and therefore the universe was not eternal. This is seen by some to indicate a theistic implication and points to model that would include a creating force for the universe.    Lonnie Jones books are available at amazon.com Lesson archives and just for fun videos are on the lonnie jones Youtube Channel Artwork such as t-shirts, hoodies, prints and stickers are available at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art
19:59
June 01, 2021
Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up
Getting drawn into a vortex sounds scary.  But imagine getting drawn in, wrapped up and surrounded by a love that would never let you go. Get t-shirts, stickers, prints and other art at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art Visit Amazon for the following books: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life. Controlling Your Inside Space"; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book by Lonnie Jones; "If I Were a Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill, a story about a decision"  A fantasy parable by Lonnie Jones
17:35
May 25, 2021
The Little Girl Who Is Not Afraid
In my first training in ropes course facilitation I met a little girl who was not afraid...   Lonnie  Jones books available on Amazon: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A  Christ Centered approach to spiritual self-esteem", "Grappling With  Life: Controlling Your Inside Space"; "If I Were A Mouse" a children's  story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill.  A  story about a decision"; "Pedagogue" A Series of essays about youth  ministry. Lonnie Jones artwork available at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art  
15:20
May 18, 2021
Perpetual Animosity
My lifelong war with flying stinging insects and some insights into power vs influence.  Maybe the battle we have been fighting has been with ourselves all along. Lonnie Jones books available on Amazon look for the titles: "Grappling With Life.  Controlling Your Inside Space."; "Cognitive Spiritual Development. A Christ centered approach to Spiritual Self Esteem."; "If I Were A Mouse"  A children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "Pedagogue" The Youth Ministry Book. Buy hoodies, t-shirts, stickers and prints at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art
24:50
May 11, 2021
Why You Do What You Do/Longings of A Warrior
I was in a group when the presenter asked us to tell everyone "Why we do what we do."  That question and my answer reminded me of a story, a poem and my mission.  Lonnie Jones books available on Amazon: "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered approach to spiritual self-esteem", "Grappling With Life: Controlling Your Inside Space"; "If I Were A Mouse" a children's story written and illustrated by Lonnie Jones; "The Selfish Rill.  A story about a decision"; "Pedagogue" A Series of essays about youth ministry. Lonnie Jones artwork available at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art 
18:18
May 04, 2021
"You Gonna Run With Us Reverend?"
An invitation or inclusion can be a very powerful, inspiring or even a life changing thing.  Ask someone to "run" with you today.  Don't wait to be inspired...be inspiring. Lonnie Jones books available on Amazon:  "Cognitive Spiritual Development: A Christ Centered Approach to Spiritual Self Esteem"; "Grappling With Life: Controlling Your Inside Space"; "The Selfish Rill.  A Story About a Decision".  Artwork, T-shirts and Stickers available at www.teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art
18:52
April 27, 2021
Pigs That Don't Belong To You
Caring for or about things that aren't ours can have a long lasting affect that is hard to measure.   Books by Lonnie Jones available on Amazon.  Merchandise on Spring www.teepring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art and archived video presentations are on our YouTube channel. Thank you for keeping up with Jones.
25:06
April 20, 2021
Enough or Finished?
Burnout, quitting and suicide are often associated with each other.  We can all be beaten.  We've all been beaten.  But we have to choose to quit.  Check out lonniejonesresources.com and get access to archived lessons, presentations, fun videos, books and artwork.  Just visit the site or become a subscriber and get the transcripts of the podcast.
27:33
April 13, 2021
Rescued
In all my years climbing and rappelling this was the scariest thing that ever happened to me.  As people have talked about the story I was labeled as a "hero".  In fact I was the one who was rescued.  I carry a Dan Wesson 1911.  The grips have my spider logo on them and the slide is engraved on both sides.  The engraving reads:  "Today is going to be a good day" and "November 30, 2013". This episode is dedicated to Josh Chandler, Adam Ragland, Troy Bishop and Barry Crumrine. Check out lonniejonesresources.com to see digital products, buy our books, archived presentations, t-shirts, stickers, hoodies and canvas prints featuring my art work.  If you subscribe to the pay side of the website you'll get access to the all the transcripts of the podcast. Please sign up for my weekly news letter. 
29:27
April 06, 2021
The Injury Attorney
Do you trust the decisions you make?  Do you trust them enough that if someone who trusted you put their trust in those things that they would also be safe?  Liability is the issue.   Check out lonniejonesresources.com and gain access to digital products, newsletter, podcast transcripts, books and merchandise.
16:36
March 30, 2021
Monster Honesty (Or Pine Tree Monsters Part 2)
Once you are brave or honest enough to tell me about your monsters it just might challenge me to be honest about mine.  Your monster honesty might give me courage to deal with the thing I'm dealing with but afraid to talk about. Sign up for our email and check out products at lonniejonesresources.com We have digital products, books and merchandise.   If you like 550 cord products check out the 550guys Facebook page and see the little rope men we invented.
13:20
March 23, 2021
The Pine Tree Monster
I don't have to believe in your monsters to believe in you.   Subscribe to lonniejonesresources.com and get the transcripts of the podcasts as a subscriber.  Use the website to see resources, buy artwork, books and enjoy some just for fun content.  Be sure and sign up on our email list.  
16:36
March 16, 2021
Your Grip Is Wrong
It is very easy to focus on one minor detail and ignore the larger fact of inflexibility that is the the real obstacle to success. Check out the website lonniejonesresources.com for access to books, art, digital products and subscription opportunities.
14:14
March 09, 2021
Lon Solo
Our projected image and our perceived image may not match.  There are two sides to this coin. One is a self correcting mistake the other needs a new perspective---not how do I see myself or how do others see me but how does God see me? Please visit lonniejonesresources.com and sign up for the weekly update via email.  The website contains links to books, art, videos and special resources.  We also offer two levels of paid subscriptions.  Subscribers to the site get access to the transcription of the podcast notes and many other special resources.
12:35
March 02, 2021
You Going To Woodville?
A church bus, a hitchhiker and the gift of a little pink Bible.
16:42
February 23, 2021
Jumping At Shadows
Preconceived ideas, negative expectations and self fulfilling prophesies can take little things and blow them out of proportion. When that happens our reactions are ridiculous if not down right dangerous.  Visit the teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art to find SWAT art, watercolor prints, t-shirts, hoodies, stickers and other items.
18:58
February 16, 2021
Grudges and How To Tend Them
Words are powerful...if you give them power.  Other people's words only have the power you give them.   Be sure and check out our merchandise: books by lonnie jones on Amazon.  T-shirts, stickers, hoodies, prints and mugs at  teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art
13:42
February 09, 2021
To Know What Butterflies Know
For the little ones. 
19:00
February 02, 2021
Not In My Car
There are some things people find intolerable and unacceptable.  We all have standards about what we will and will not allow in our lives.   Be sure and check out teespring.com/stores/lonnie-jones-art to see the collection of t-shirts, hoodies,  prints and stickers available from the various hobbies, interests and pursuits that are part of our "adventures".
23:07
January 26, 2021
There is a limited number of those.
We will all have a last time at _______ what will you do with the next time?
24:03
January 19, 2021
Submission In Bad Positions
How do we end up in the scenario, "I never thought this would happen to me?"  How do we end up with, "I can't believe I'm in this position."  The only way out of certain positions is to not get in them in the first place.
15:46
January 12, 2021
The Power of Choice
When we have a choice we also have power.  Exercising that choice...to do or not to do something that is well within our power is actually about Power.
11:17
January 05, 2021
No..that's a raptor.
You don't know what you are talking about is a common response to other people.  It may be that WE don't know what THEY are talking about.  It's in our best interest to try and understand rather than to make sure we are understood.
12:26
December 29, 2020
The SWAT Theme
There is a song called "The Theme From SWAT" and there is "SWAT" theme that runs through my life.  Let me explain.
29:31
December 22, 2020
The Discount MRI
Another reminder that cheaper is not better and substitutes are just that...they take the place of the authentic.
11:52
December 15, 2020
Faulty Delights
Pointing out the mistakes of others should not be done lightly...nor with delight.
14:03
December 08, 2020
Third Rock From The Sun
We often forget that this rock we live on is not ours.  We tend to worry about the events occurring on this rock while forgetting that it is not ours to worry about.
11:08
December 01, 2020
I Saw A Man Murder A Puppy
We often get indignant about the things we see other people do.  Our reaction to their "crimes" may tell us more about us than about them.
08:41
November 24, 2020
Lions, Tigers, Jaguarundis...OH my!
What kind of "big" cats roam around in the Alabama swamps and hardwoods may be up for debate...but there is one predator that is guaranteed and warning should be taken very seriously.
17:43
November 17, 2020
Significant Obscurity
What we do on personal, one on one, basis may seem insignificant or even obscure.  The impact on an individual in a small obscure area may have profound impact if not on the world but at least in their world.
07:27
November 10, 2020
Chicks Dig Stuntmen. Don't They?
Choices we make now have the potential to have long reaching affects years later.  Like when your emerging interest in girls collides with your aspiring career as a stuntman.
11:26
November 03, 2020
Speaking Owl
Imitation is not the same thing as actually being or knowing.    How we sound and what we really are can be really different. 
08:47
October 27, 2020
The People In Iraqastahn
I don't have to know exactly where you are to be concerned for you in a legitimate caring way.  It's not required to have your exact location to care enough about you to pray.  Even if you don't really understand where I am...It's still very powerful that you pray I get home.
05:54
October 20, 2020
Blood Trail
The distinct, unmistakable nature of blood.  A blood trail is not always easy to follow. If you know how to read it and you follow it it will lead you to what you are looking for.
10:07
October 13, 2020
The Hound Surround VIP Club
The grass is not always greener on the other side or for that matter on the inside of the fence.  We often get tricked by our own sense of worth and fall for the bait and switch becoming prisoners of our own self image and selfish desires.
09:06
October 06, 2020
Earl Has To Die...?
The things that bother can become things don't bother us.  The things we "hate" can become things we don't mind or even things we embrace.  It's a subtle process.  It's so subtle that sometimes we don't even know it happened.
14:11
September 29, 2020
Moths, Snakes and Puppies
There are two primary emotions: Love and Fear.  Love is manifested by all good things and comes from a place of selflessness.  Bad things come from fear.  Fear us often about self preservation.  In some cases self preservation is pure selfishness.  Prefect love casts out fear.
09:23
September 22, 2020
Ask and You Shall Receive...sometimes filled with jelly and covered in powder.
Wanting and having are two different things.  Asking and getting creates a dilemma.  Now that I have it what am going to do with it? The power of asking creates the responsibility of having.  How do we respond when we get what we ask for--or even what we do not expect? 
09:20
September 15, 2020
The Ones That Don't Make The News (9/11 Remembered from a different perspective)
Don't get so caught up in what's happening in the THE world that you fail to notice who is hurting or who you might help in YOUR world.
12:25
September 08, 2020
I Killed Fred Sanford
Once upon a time the junk man came to our neighborhood.  But not anymore.  What happened to him?  Let's just say he did it to himself even though he was being warned.  Be careful what you open your life to.  Containers contain things.
14:24
September 01, 2020
The Dollar Shave Club
You get what you pay for and you "pay" for it when you use a cheap substitute no matter how good it sounds or what we use to justify it. 
07:03
August 25, 2020
Mrs. Ash and the DASH
The story of our lives is not in the beginning and the ending but in the middle.  What does your DASH contain?
11:10
August 18, 2020
Confessions of Bouncer
Emotion, distractions and separation are the three "deadly" sins that distract us from our mission---if we get distracted from our mission we fail and ultimately we fail to go to home.
09:54
August 11, 2020
Dead Coyotes
Where does the real danger exist?  It is not in the things we choose to focus on as much as it is in the deeper, "unseen", spiritual issues.
10:47
August 04, 2020