1-Minute Program Archive: January 2016

Winning the Battle

Ephesians chapter 6, verse 11 says to “Put on the full armor of God.” 

  • January 1, 2016
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The Bronze Snake

My friend, Diana suffers from intractable pain. 

  • January 2, 2016
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Ionila

I have a story from Romania...

  • January 3, 2016
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A Lesson from Mary

Luke 2:19 describes Mary’s reaction when the shepherds told her about the angels’ announcement of Jesus birth ...

  • January 4, 2016
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Suffering Has Meaning

For the sufferer, II Corinthians chapter 4, verse 17 says, “Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

  • January 5, 2016
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Showing Christ's Worth

I’ve never seen a Christian worship God so happily and with such abandonment as Linda. 

  • January 6, 2016
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Finding Favor When You Suffer

I may not be in prison, but as a quadriplegic, I understand a life sentence of confinement. 

  • January 7, 2016
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Glorious Caregiver

Not long ago, I heard from a woman named Erin who mentioned that she always prayed ...

  • January 8, 2016
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The Weakness Exchange

Christians often try to forget their weakness; God wants us to remember it, to feel it deeply.

  • January 9, 2016
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The Gall and Vinegar

As I’ve grown older, my taste buds have changed.

  • January 10, 2016
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Restoring the Joy

Sometimes it seems as if the scoliosis in my spine has but one goal: to rob me of joy.

  • January 11, 2016
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Mrs. Cowman's Poem

I'm so grateful when, occasionally, I wake up before my get-up girl comes to get me up in the morning. 

  • January 12, 2016
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Greg's Ministry

John is a man who is bedridden and deals with terrible pain day in and day out.

  • January 13, 2016
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Suffering Badly

When heaven’s rewards are doled out, you and I will be stunned to see the vast and endless gains it won us. 

  • January 14, 2016
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Roots in Christ

Last week my husband Ken had an arborist team come and feed our trees. 

  • January 15, 2016
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God Holds No Illusions

A young Christian name Jennifer once confessed to me, “I can’t believe how often I keep doing the wrong things. 

  • January 16, 2016
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Perseverance

Have you ever felt like throwing in the towel emotionally?

  • January 17, 2016
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Serbian International Family Retreat

My friend Judy Butler (and former executive assistant) has been a caregiver to me for over three decades now. 

  • January 18, 2016
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Our Fallen Nature

I know myself too well. 

  • January 19, 2016
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The Secret

I wish I could adequately describe what it’s like when I am aware ...

  • January 20, 2016
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Unspoken Fellowship

I remember long ago when my daddy would set up his easel and oil paints ...

  • January 21, 2016
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A New Song

When I am in pain, I listen to others who have survived it well. 

  • January 22, 2016
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Encouraging Siblings

Little Jaron is the son of a good friend and colleague of mine.

  • January 23, 2016
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Pressing on Thoughts

The other day I was really struggling with pain in my hip ...

  • January 24, 2016
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Grapes for the Israelites

Remember the Israelites who crossed the Jordan to get an idea of what the Promised Land was like? 

  • January 25, 2016
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God's Inconvenient Design

I’m astounded that even in his birth, Jesus identified with our weakness. 

  • January 26, 2016
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No Detour Through Pain

A common obstacle to celebrating life fully is our avoidance of pain. 

  • January 27, 2016
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Paul's Story

Many years ago, at one of our Joni and Friends’ Family Retreats, I met a little boy with cerebral palsy named Paul. 

  • January 28, 2016
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Jesus Loves Children

Jesus loved children. 

  • January 29, 2016
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God's Deliverance

Most every Christian I know longs for God to deliver them out of their painful circumstances. 

  • January 30, 2016
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Reconciliation

Recently as I was reading in Colossians, I stopped in chapter 4 ...

  • January 31, 2016
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