Jen Phipps on Channel 5 News

Bob Bevington
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Jen Phipps on Channel 5 News | November 28th, 2013

Jen Phipps on Channel 5 News

Mark-Jen-John-Owen-300x196Jen Phipps has been featured HERE at RedLikeBlood.com before. You might remember her one-year-old son, John Owen. Jen’s inspiring story of faith has continued–and today, on Thanksgiving, it even made the network news!

The 2-MINUTE version ran on television. But the longer version shown below is worth every minute. Especially toward the end. Sorry about unavoidable the 15-second commercial. But when you begin to understand everything Jen’s been through, little things seem like what they really are–insignificant.

What is significant is a person finding the source of her strength in the Living God. And finding Christ-centered faith to rise above her circumstances and keep her eye on the goal of bringing glory to God–no matter what. Jen also speaks of the blessings of receiving support from a “Christian community in action.”

This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for many things. One big one is knowing Jen Phipps and being encouraged by her life as [Read more...]

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Zero to Hero

Jim Bossler
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Zero to Hero | January 24th, 2013

Zero to Hero

RLB Voices - BosslerMovies! We all have our favorite scene. We know the dialog by heart. And the picture in our head is as clear as day. What’s yours?

If you’re like me it’s a scene where some regular guy confronts the villain and comes out on top. In the process they go from zero to hero. Here’s one of my favorites. But if you’re under 13 and without parental guidance at the moment, better go get your mom:

I’ve been in situations like this before. Maybe you have, too. But my scenes don’t end like this one. Why not? Because standing up for who you are and what you believe isn’t easy. We don’t live on a Hollywood production set.

Years ago I took a class at Kent State called, Comparative Religious Thought. From day one the professor told us his class was no place to defend one’s faith. Then every day he’d take a pre-packaged, easy-target, twisted version of Christianity behind the academic woodshed.

AND I DID NOTHING ABOUT IT.

Why didn’t I stand up in that classroom [Read more...]

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Super Storm Part Two: Grace For the Day

Super Storm Part Two: Grace For the Day

Jen Phipps with her husband, Mark and their baby, John Owen

Jen Phipps is in pursuit of trusting a fully trust-worthy God with infinite reserves of Grace. Enough Grace for the next step. Enough Grace for the day. Enough Grace for an eternity.

By Sunday evening, plans were set for Wednesday surgery. I was having dinner at Mark and Jen’s before another evening in the Cellar at Bob’s. Jen was battling a bit, both physically and spiritually: discomfort; pressure; light-headedness. Wednesday’s surgery could not arrive soon enough. She was distraught. She was overwhelmed. And she was walking by faith. She may have been lamenting, but she was engaged in the battle.

It wasn’t as much like watching paint dry as it was like watching honey drip from a spoon. Mark was in the dining room researching at the laptop. I was in the living room feeding John Owen. Jen paced with thoughts shooting like darts: thoughts of the cancer taking her body hostage; spreading to new areas. She paced some more, stopped and curled up on the floor for a spell. And then [Read more...]

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Super-Storm

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Super-Storm | December 4th, 2012

Super-Storm

The phone call came during the week Super-Storm Sandy hit the East Coast. It was a week that left friends, family, and a community where I was born and raised picking up the pieces left by the wind and the waves.  Jesus’ parable crossed my mind—build your house on the rock, not the sand—but not as much from the effects of Sandy as from the call I received.

It was my friend, Mark, a true brother. Mark is about to celebrate his second anniversary to Jen, a true sister. And together they are about to celebrate the first birthday of their son, John Owen. I could hear it in his voice.

“Jen and I just came from the doctor. They are pretty sure she has ovarian cancer and it’s probably already spread into her abdomen.”

Super-Storm. Mark wept as I was able to push out a few words.

“I’m on my way.”

From the moment I arrived I saw it. Solid, unshakable Rock. Jen recounted her response to the doctor after he gave them the news. She told him, [Read more...]

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