1-Minute Program Archive: September 2011

Don't Stand Outside Weeping

An interviewer asked me the other day, “But what if a person feels he is behind some huge boulder that he can’t get over, or under, or around... 

  • September 1, 2011
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The Terror is Transfigured

Sitting in this wheelchair and dealing with chronic pain as I do, I will tell you there is great peace and relief when I don’t panic...  

  • September 2, 2011
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Helen Keller Quote

The world is so full of so much suffering. "It is also full of the overcoming of it," Helen Keller once said.  

  • September 3, 2011
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God's Calling

I remember when Becky first began volunteering at our Family Retreats. 

  • September 4, 2011
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This Day

Psalm 90 tells us it is very wise to number our days; that is, to see (and live) each day as very precious. 

  • September 5, 2011
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Clay in the Kiln

It was my occupational therapist who first taught me how to draw holding pencils between my teeth. 

  • September 6, 2011
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Are You a Friend to Jesus

As you well know, Jesus is your ultimate Friend, right?  

  • September 7, 2011
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Secret Sins

It's not easy doing things from a wheelchair. For instance, being a quadriplegic in a wheelchair makes it tough for me to be a good housekeeper.  

  • September 8, 2011
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A Knitting Ministry

Julie decided to retire from being a physical therapist to raise her three young children.

  • September 9, 2011
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A Scripture That Fits

Ever stumble upon a Scripture that exactly describes what you're going through?  

  • September 10, 2011
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God Sees You

Peek‑a‑boo... I see you! Remember playing that when you were a kid?

  • September 11, 2011
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The Hours Before Sunset

The other day I saw the most beautiful sunset ‑‑ pink and lilac and then a beautiful orange glow right at the crest of the mountains.  

  • September 12, 2011
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Wholly Devoted

I’ve been praying lately that God would give me a undivided heart; that is, a heart that is wholly focused on Him.  

  • September 13, 2011
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I Found Affliction There

I love watching sheepdogs at work.I don't often have the chance to see them herd, but when I do, it's amazing to see those dogs snap at the heels of those sheep, driving them into a pasture or a pen where they don't want to go.  

  • September 14, 2011
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To Suffer God's Will

Sitting in this wheelchair, suffering can sometimes make me feel small and shriveled.

  • September 15, 2011
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Don't Give Up

I remember watching an incredible race when I was at the Paralympics in Australia.  

  • September 16, 2011
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The Life of a Child

Ah, the life of a child. To sleep peacefully, wrapped warm in a soft blanket.  

  • September 17, 2011
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We Will Shine

I’ve always been fascinated by the nighttime sky. If I’m outside in the evening and the sky is clear...

  • September 18, 2011
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You Can Make A Difference

I love the story in Mark where Jesus met a disabled man in the synagogue. Noticing the disability...

  • September 19, 2011
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The Consciousness of Our Sin

I was only fourteen years old at that camp meeting where the speaker was preaching about the Ten Commandments, challenging us kids to measure our lives up against them.  

  • September 20, 2011
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Be Renewed By the Spirit

When I was a little girl on our family's farm, one of my favorite places was this big pond down in the pasture by the barn.  

  • September 21, 2011
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Only a Friend Can Betray You

Have you ever been betrayed?  Ever felt that knife in your back when someone you love does you in?  

  • September 22, 2011
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Inwardly Being Renewed

I have a friend named Melinda who is struggling with a severe case of diabetes. 

  • September 23, 2011
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Once a Missionary, Always a Missionary

Mary Jane Ponten always wanted to be a missionary, but because she has cerebral palsy, her church just wasn’t clear on how she could serve. 

  • September 24, 2011
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Shadows

One of my favorite times of day is the late afternoon when the sun is setting and the shadows are crossing my backyard. 

  • September 25, 2011
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Let Your Life Overflow

I was reading Psalm 23 the other day and put on the brakes when I read those three familiar words: "My cup overflows." 

  • September 26, 2011
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Right There in Front of Your Eyes

Have you ever lost something and...there it was, right in front of your eyes?!

  • September 27, 2011
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Let's Do Heaven

 You know how they say here in Southern California, "Let's do lunch"?... 

  • September 28, 2011
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The Old Wooden Chair

I remember when Christen, our Wheels for the World team member, visited a 62-year-old man who’d lost both legs

  • September 29, 2011
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Beauty from Life's Storms

Winter storms can be wicked. Howling winds, a blizzard of snow, ice on everything. I remember them when I was a kid... 

  • September 30, 2011
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