Month: July 2010

Saturday, July 31st Update from Joni:

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Did you know that national spinal-cord injury statistics indicate that most spinal injuries occur on the last Saturday of July? Hey, that’s today! And it’s why whenever children tour our Joni and Friends International Disability Center, I remind them never to dive in shallow water (and always swim with a buddy). Let’s keep broken necks…

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Friday, July 30th Update from Joni:

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Today is a pretty special one for me — it was 43 years ago today that I took that dive into shallow water which broke my neck. Some may find it strange to commemorate a tragic event, but I look at it differently. Over the years, God has used my wheelchair to spawn an incredible…

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Thursday, July 29th Update from Joni

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Thursday, July 29th Update from Joni: Ken and I were all set to head down to UCLA yesterday to meet with the ‘integrative oncologist’ and learn all about nutritional and homeopathic supports for cancer recovery, BUT… the specialist called in sick. So it’s rescheduled for Monday morning. Ask God to guide us to the best…

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Wednesday, July 28th Update from Joni

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Wednesday, July 28th Update from Joni: In her recent get-well card to me, my friend Sandy from Texas wrote three stanzas of the hymn “All the Way My Savior Leads Me” — my favorite goes, “All the way my Savior leads me, cheers each winding path I tread; gives me grace for every trial, feeds…

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Tuesday, July 27th Update from Joni

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Tuesday, July 27th Update from Joni: John Bunyan once wrote, “Conversion is not the smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think. It is wounding work, this breaking of the hearts; but without wounding there is no saving… Where there is grafting there is a cutting, the [thin, young branch] must be let in with…

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Amanda Ebersole

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As you may know, I have struggled with pain as a result of living more than four decades in my wheelchair as a quadriplegic. But whenever my spirits start to deflate, I think of young Amanda Ebersole who has cerebral palsy (and who recently underwent back surgery to correct her scoliosis). Amanda’s twin sister is…

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Monday, July 26th Update from Joni

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C.H. Spurgeon once wrote, “The church is not as an association for mutual admiration and comfort; the church is an army gathered to be trained for war, marching to the fray to achieve victories for Christ, to storm the strongholds of the foe, and to add province after province to the Redeemer’s kingdom.” Now that’s…

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Friday, July 23rd Update from Joni:

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Friday, July 23rd Update from Joni: I could hear you rejoicing with me at the great news we received yesterday that my scans show no indication of metastacized cancer — praise the Lord for His protection! I will still have to undergo treatment, but the good news on those scans certainly has strengthened my heart —…

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NEWS FLASH! Update from Joni

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July 22nd Update from Joni: I just received a call from my doctor telling me that the results of the PET scan and bone scan are clear — in other words, they did not find any cancer that had metasticized in my bones or elsewhere! THANK YOU for praying — I’m convinced this good news is…

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Thursday, July 22nd Update from Joni

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Thursday, July 22nd Update from Joni: Okay, so you know I’m singing lots of hymns as of late. Humming them… whistling… playing harmony in my head… singing them in the chapel here at the International Disability Center at the end of the day — you name it, I’m singing it. I guess you could say I’m…

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