1-Minute Program Archive: December 2013

Springs and Streams

Back on our family farm in Maryland, there was a gurgling spring down by the barn.

  • December 1, 2013
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Embracing Your Battles

Some people faulted me for talking about ‘my cancer...’

  • December 2, 2013
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Widows and Orphans

Everywhere you look in scripture, widows and orphans have a very special place in God's heart. 

  • December 3, 2013
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Alone with God

Most of us don’t like to be alone. 

  • December 4, 2013
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Joni and Friends in Braille

At Joni and Friends, we’re all about access – yes, even to people with visual impairments. 

  • December 5, 2013
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God Has a Different Plan

When it comes to working out his plan in our lives, God delights in using lots of twists and turns. 

  • December 6, 2013
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Pastor Francis

Do you have a message to share? 

  • December 7, 2013
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When the Lion Came

I remember as a kid reading the story of David, the shepherd boy, who said...

  • December 8, 2013
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Jacob Comes Clean

Remember the story of Jacob? 

  • December 9, 2013
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No Longer Alone

It was a hot, humid day in Cuba and at our wheelchair distribution, sat Adriana ...

  • December 10, 2013
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From Coals to Diamonds

There is a special ring that's been passed down in our family. 

  • December 11, 2013
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A Mother's Comfort

I’m always amazed by what a mother will do for her child ...

  • December 12, 2013
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My Master's Joy

I can’t wait to hear those words God will one day say to me ...

  • December 13, 2013
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Rest in His Hands

Whenever I have a long day or it’s been a busy week, I know just where to open my Bible. 

  • December 14, 2013
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Summer Days

I don’t know about you, but warm days always make me think back to my childhood ...

  • December 15, 2013
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The Little Clay Lamp

In my living room there sits a little clay antique lamp—it’s an oil lamp a friend brought back from Israel. 

  • December 16, 2013
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Burden of Sorrow

Galatians chapter 6 tells us to “carry each other’s burdens,” but what happens when the burden becomes too heavy to carry? 

  • December 17, 2013
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Somewhere Down the Road

A couple of years ago when I was battling cancer, driving to chemotherapy meant a lot of time on the freeway. 

  • December 18, 2013
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Biblical Prayers

Often I attend prayer meetings where various requests for healing or finances or job needs are divvied out. 

  • December 19, 2013
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Dude Time

When Zach signed up to volunteer and serve at Family Retreat, we just knew he would be a great fit for Nick. 

  • December 20, 2013
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Not That Bad

Have you ever let off a little steam or may be told a tiny white lie and thought, “Hey, what I did wasn’t that bad?”

  • December 21, 2013
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Gracie's Sacrificial Gift

Recently, I met a woman named Gracie who struggles with rheumatoid arthritis. 

  • December 22, 2013
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Find It, Do It

“What is God’s will for my life?”

  • December 23, 2013
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Suffering Not Soothed

On days when I have pain with no relief, it’s hard to keep my spirits bright. 

  • December 24, 2013
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Helpful Strangers

When Kathy’s little nephew, Caleb, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor ...

  • December 25, 2013
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From Footstools to Thrones

I’ve been reading through the Bible, and I’ve noticed something in the 28th chapter of First Chronicles. 

  • December 26, 2013
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God Mentions Job

I’ve read the book of Job many of times, but when I came across the first chapter, verse 8 …

  • December 27, 2013
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Joy Ride

Sometimes just thinking about visiting someone’s home for the first time can make me so nervous ...

  • December 28, 2013
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Morning Battles

There are those mornings when you wake up, only to realize your alarm didn’t go off, and you rush out the door ...

  • December 29, 2013
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Gideon and David

Most kids would do anything to go on a really fun field trip, but Gideon is a boy with other interests. 

  • December 30, 2013
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His Faith

What does it mean to have faith? 

  • December 31, 2013
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