1-Minute Program Archive: June 2011

The Christian Fight is a Good Fight

 The word “war” sounds frightening, doesn’t it? But there is one type of warfare that’s not bad.

  • June 1, 2011
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Be Sure to Give Thanks

Recently, it was really driven home to me how good it is to give thanks. 

  • June 2, 2011
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He Hears Our Cry

I remember being at a banquet to receive an award, but before the presentation began, I started getting sweats. 

  • June 3, 2011
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The Sculpture

It’s hard when God takes a hammer and chisel to sculpt your life – the key, however, is making sure you don’t focus on the hammer and chisel.

  • June 4, 2011
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Cowboys in Wheelchairs

Last year at one of our Joni and Friends Family Retreats, little Matthew and Stephen came with their parents to help volunteer – although they were only 8 and 10 years old, they helped push wheelchairs, carry lunch trays, play games with kids in wheelchairs… 

  • June 5, 2011
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Quality and Quantity

I once heard a Bible teacher describe Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine as one of highest quality and quantity. 

  • June 6, 2011
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Come on Down

I sure look forward to the coming of the Lord, like Philippians 1 says, “I wait eagerly for a Savior from heaven...” 

  • June 7, 2011
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Peace Be With You

When Christ revealed His resurrection, He surprised everyone when, according to John 20, He appeared in the middle of a gloomy room...  

  • June 8, 2011
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Jesus Chose to be Handicapped

You probably know a few people who are disabled, but did you ever stop to think that Jesus Himself was handicapped?  

  • June 9, 2011
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Family Retreat Stories

Let me tell you about Evan who has a rare neurological condition which has resulted in poor vision, orthopedic challenges and learning problems. 

  • June 10, 2011
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Looking Back

Recently I saw an exhibit about the 60's.  Flower‑power shirts, peace symbols, posters for the Beatles. 

  • June 11, 2011
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They Asked Jesus...

Sometimes you can find the most powerful truths in the simplest of stories.  

  • June 12, 2011
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Do Not Forgot

Don't you love it when praise to God just effervesces? 

  • June 13, 2011
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Can You Stand the Test?

I remember the stress we were under when Ken and I remodeled our house... 

  • June 14, 2011
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Family Retreat Encouragement

It’s hard for a kid to deal with cerebral palsy, autism, or spinal cord injury... 

  • June 15, 2011
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Clothed in Righteousness

As a quadriplegic, it’s frustrating to have other people dress me.

  • June 16, 2011
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Love's Opposite

When it comes to love, you can’t beat 1Corinthians 13.

  • June 17, 2011
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For the Love of Football

My husband Ken loves football.  He’s played it, he’s coached it, and he’d enjoy watching any team play...

  • June 18, 2011
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I Can Do All Things

There are certain verses from the Bible that are fuel for the day. 

  • June 19, 2011
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Brent at Family Retreat

Every time I feel overwhelmed by the ‘crunch’ of my disability, I glance at a snapshot of me and 9-year-old Brent in his little wheelchair.  

  • June 20, 2011
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Hidden Treasures

I remember those dark, depressing days... those long nights when I was first struggling with my quadriplegia.  

  • June 21, 2011
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Kneeling

I grew up in a Reformed Episcopal Church where we use kneelers...

  • June 22, 2011
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Rocks Give Praise

I love driving to the mountains to see beautiful rocks – right near the Sierras...

  • June 23, 2011
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Pass It On

Whenever I receive a blessing from God, I just have to pass it on. 

  • June 24, 2011
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Rejoice

In Luke chapter 4, Jesus exclaims, “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy because great is your reward in heaven!” 

  • June 25, 2011
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A Lesson from Hezekiah

I was leading a women’s group and my heart broke to hear their painful stories. 

  • June 26, 2011
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Sacrifices

True worship always involves an offering. In the Old Testament, Levitical priests offered blood sacrifices to God, but in this era we live in, God outlines other ways to offer sacrifices. 

  • June 27, 2011
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Check-Up from the Neck Up

Although I’m paralyzed from the shoulders down, but there are a lot of people who are paralyzed from the shoulders up... 

  • June 28, 2011
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The Greatest Mystery Ever Told

I love reading a good mystery book, but real life mysteries aren’t much fun. 

  • June 29, 2011
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A Wake-Up Call

People often ask me why I feel such an urgency to share the gospel with those who suffer – whether from a broken neck, broken heart, or broken home. 

  • June 30, 2011
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July 2011