How To Think Positive This Christmas

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 16, 2013
  • Radio, Video Archives

Christmas… the season for pie baking, gift shopping, tree decorating, and ice-skating. But what if your arthritic hands can no longer detangle Christmas lights? What if your paralyzed legs restrain you from skating on ice? Or your aging eyes can no longer read your classic family recipe? If this Christmas, you find yourself wishing you could do more or have more, you’re not alone. When Joni was first injured, she wrestled with many of these real, day-to-day struggles of being disabled over the holidays. But friend, you don’t have to be in a wheelchair to feel like you’re missing out during the Christmas season. With Christmas sales galore, holiday parties everywhere, and family photos that look like they’re straight out of Parents Magazine … it’s easy to feel left out. It’s why Joni would like to share with you how, rather than focusing on what you don’t have, you can focus on all that God has given you this Christmas: His precious Son, Jesus. So, take a moment to watch this short, Christmas video greeting from Joni and then, share it with someone you know who needs a spiritual lift this Christmas. Oh, and don’t forget to listen to Joni on the radio this week for some very, special Christmas messages.


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Dear Joni, Thank you for sharing the Christmas Message, I can relate. After years of seperation and on the verge of divorce , my Husband decided to finally try to be together again as a family and make our marriage relationship work. I have traveled overseas to live with him along with bringing our 8 yr old daugther, and let me tell you, I have much to thank God for... though we have only been here for a week now, there are moments where I am truly in a battle to 'give myself', please.. pray for me to have Christ like Courage as I step into each new day here with my Husband. Thank you. Domenica.
  • Dec. 26, 2013
  • 1:56 a.m.
  • Domenica
What a lovely thoughtful message thank you Joni. I've recently sought deeper meaning of life after a number of years away. God is moving and part of my renewing has been reintroducing myself to your story and work. This Christmas will be one of love and family and Jesus. Happy Christmas Joni and the team Jane (in the UK)
  • Dec. 18, 2013
  • 3:24 p.m.
  • Jane Pattison
Joni, Thank you for this message. I hope that you and Ken have a wonderful Christmas! I really enjoyed this message and thanks for the reminder that its not about the gifts or the best present but its about what we can give that doesn't cost money like encouragement or love. But most importantly, we are celebrating the birth of a baby who came to die for our sins. I pray that you and Ken have a wonderful Christmas and I hope that I am able to see you sometime soon! Jessica
  • Dec. 18, 2013
  • 4:19 a.m.
  • Jessica Ebersole
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