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Month: August 2010

Monday, August 30th Update from Joni

August 30, 2010 | Comments Off on Monday, August 30th Update from Joni
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Monday, August 30th Update from Joni: My sister Jay flew out from Maryland a few days ago to help me through this second round of chemotherapy — and, oh, what a joy it’s been to have her here with Ken and me (just as special as enjoying Kathy here a few weeks ago). Last night…

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Emily’s World DVD

August 30, 2010 | Comments Off on Emily’s World DVD
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See passion for Jesus Christ in enthusiastic university student, Emily Shanahan, who served as a Joni and Friends summer intern. Although Emily lives with the physical limitations of cerebral palsy, there is no limit to what God has accomplished in her life!

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Thursday, August 26th Update from Joni

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Thursday, August 26th Update from Joni While sitting in the back of the van yesterday, driving home from my second round of chemotherapy, Ken had on a CD playing low, “I Can Only Imagine.” I had to swallow hard and push back the tears; not so much of discouragement, but of wistful longing for that…

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President Doug Mazza speaks at Calvary Community Church

August 26, 2010 | Comments Off on President Doug Mazza speaks at Calvary Community Church
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President of Joni and Friends, Doug Mazza, recently spoke at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California. Play the video to hear his testimony. Heroes: Gaining Power By Surrendering Control from Calvary Community Church on Vimeo.

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Friday, August 20th Update from Joni

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Friday, August 20th Update from Joni: My second round of chemotherapy is less than a week away, and this time, I’ll be getting the ‘full’ dose (the doctors reduced my first round to see how my quadriplegic body would respond). Knowing what lies ahead unnerves me a bit, but I keep hearing the Holy Spirit…

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Tuesday, August 17th Update from Joni

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Tuesday, August 17th Update from Joni: A friend asked, “Joni, what has Jesus been saying to you through all this?” I thought for a moment, realizing there have been plenty of dry moments depleted of all energy; times when I’ve felt, Lord, this cross, this quadriplegia and pain and cancer and chemo… where are you leading…

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Joni Interviews Robin Hiser

August 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Joni Interviews Robin Hiser
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Watch this clip featuring Joni and her friend, Robin Hiser, who has Down syndrome. Catch Robin’s perspective on worship in this sweet interview.

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Friday, August 13th Update from Joni

August 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Friday, August 13th Update from Joni
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This is something to celebrate! I’ve completed the first week of chemotherapy and today, August 13th, is the first time I have felt myself rising up out of that initial ‘slump’ of no-energy and feeling drained and tired. I even came into work today and wrote a fistful of radio programs — proof of it is…

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Long-neglected Disability Courses Gaining Popularity

August 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Long-neglected Disability Courses Gaining Popularity
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Joni and Friends reaches the world with ‘Beyond Suffering’ Because it is a topic that no one seems to want to talk about, studies in the area of disability and suffering have long been neglected in academia. However, Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability (CID) has set out to change that, and is succeeding…

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Tuesday, August 10th Update from Joni

August 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Tuesday, August 10th Update from Joni
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Tuesday, August 10th Update from Joni: When I read the many cards, e-mails, and posts on the blog, I feel humbled to be the recipient of so much prayer! And whether night or day, I’m urging my spirit to rise up and receive every endowment from God’s hand that might come through your prayers –…

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