1-Minute Program Archive: May 2015

Mary Jane Ponten

My friend Mary Jane Ponten has cerebral palsy. 

  • May 1, 2015
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Hungry for Home

California is beautiful, but there’s nothing quite like my home state of Maryland. 

  • May 2, 2015
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Mary's Straws

Because of my quadriplegia, reaching for a glass of water is impossible. 

  • May 3, 2015
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Brian Sakultarawattn

At the age of 19, Brian was on top of the world. 

  • May 4, 2015
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Christmas Truce

My husband Ken and I are World War I history buffs (Ken was a high school history teacher before he retired). 

  • May 5, 2015
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Susan and Her Church

Raising a child with a disability is challenging — but doing so as a single parent is even more arduous. 

  • May 6, 2015
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Reward for Every Word

My friend, Francie, recently had lunch with her dad, and she observed, “Dad, you’re so smart!”

  • May 7, 2015
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He Understands

The other night I could not get to sleep for the life of me. 

  • May 8, 2015
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Swimming Against the Current

When my friend Melanie moved into their new home, she decided to paint each room so it would fit the personality of each child.

  • May 9, 2015
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Jewels in His Crown

When I was a little girl, I loved to sing that song about Jesus making us His jewels. 

  • May 10, 2015
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Do Not Forget

Sometimes it is so easy to sing praise to the Lord. 

  • May 11, 2015
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A Lesson from Hezekiah

Once when I was leading a small group discussion, my heart broke to hear so many painful stories. 

  • May 12, 2015
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God Does Not Sleep

Sometimes in those mad, midnight moments when hope starts to fade, and worries mount, and I find I can't sleep ...

  • May 13, 2015
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Embracing God's Will

Bob was recently shot in a hunting accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. 

  • May 14, 2015
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Pass It On

I'm a big believer in passing on the blessings. It’s because I’ve read what God said to Abraham. 

  • May 15, 2015
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Old Habits Die Hard

When I was in the hospital, I’d regularly see a man come shuffling down the hallway with the aid of a walker. 

  • May 16, 2015
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Cling to Joy

Sometimes I am faulted for being joyful in this wheelchair.

  • May 17, 2015
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Better to be Disabled

When someone wants to pray for me to get up out of my wheelchair, I'm quick to tell them I need a bigger healing them that. 

  • May 18, 2015
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Bodybuilding

I will always remember a certain cold, icy night when we headed to the parking lot after a Bible study. 

  • May 19, 2015
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Godly Joy

Sometimes people ask how I can smile sitting in a wheelchair for so many years.

  • May 20, 2015
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Broken Cups

While a friend was helping me with some housecleaning, she accidentally dropped a favorite tea cup. 

  • May 21, 2015
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A Broken Spirit

At times, dealing with paralysis day-in and day-out makes me feel like giving up.

  • May 22, 2015
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God Knows

I'm the kind of person who likes to know where I'm going. 

  • May 23, 2015
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I'm Dying to Know

Have you ever noticed how often we say we’re dying to do this… or that… we’re dying to know ...

  • May 24, 2015
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Hyssop

In my Bible, page 717 is dog-eared and worn from years of use. Psalm 51 is on that page. 

  • May 24, 2015
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It's a Mystery

My husband, Ken, reads ravenously! 

  • May 26, 2015
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Learning Through Afflictions

There was a time when I would read things in the Bible that really rubbed me the wrong way. 

  • May 27, 2015
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My Hands

As a quadriplegic, I love borrowing people's hands. 

  • May 28, 2015
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Permission Slips

I love it when my nephews come to our house. 

  • May 29, 2015
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Prepare for Thanksgiving

The other day my friend Judy came into my office to borrow $10.

  • May 30, 2015
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Strength to Strength

Sometimes when I'm at work, I can almost get overwhelmed with all the things that need to get done. 

  • May 31, 2015
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