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Month: September 2010

Tuesday, Sept. 28th Update from Joni

September 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Tuesday, Sept. 28th Update from Joni
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Tuesday, September 28th Update from Joni The other night, I read Jesus’ command, “Take up your cross and follow me” and I thought about those words ‘your cross.’ I don’t think I could daily take up my cross with confidence did I not first embrace the cross Jesus took up. There is nothing sweet or satisfying…

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Francie Lorey

September 25, 2010 | Comments Off on Francie Lorey
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For 30 years, Francie has served as my executive secretary at Joni and Friends – but I like to call her “my hands.” Whether it’s researching, writing, or simply typing next to me at the computer (the woman can hack out 107 words per minute), Francie and I work together almost seamlessly. For many years…

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Friday, Sept. 24th Update from Joni

September 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Friday, Sept. 24th Update from Joni
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Friday, Sept. 24th Update from Joni: Before I say anything else, I’m thrilled at the disabled people and their families who responded to the Good News of Jesus at the recent Wheels for the World outreach in Ukraine and the Wounded Warrior Getaway in Maryland (put on for wounded soldiers by Joni and Friends/Eastern PA…

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Joni is Interviewed by PBS

September 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Joni is Interviewed by PBS
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Joni was interviewed by PBS Religion & Ethics for their television program, which was aired this week. Joni had the chance to talk about what she has learned through her current journey with cancer and how the Word of God has sustained her. You can watch the full interview HERE.

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Wed. Sept. 22nd Update from Joni

September 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Wed. Sept. 22nd Update from Joni
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Wednesday, September 22nd Update from Joni: Early tomorrow morning Ken and I will head to the clinic for my third round of chemo (my friend Careen who is here for the week will be joining us). And when the nurse starts the infusion, Psalm 31:14-15 will be on my lips, “I trust in you O…

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Joni’s New Book About Healing–Available Now

September 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Joni’s New Book About Healing–Available Now
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In her new book, A Place of Healing, Joni takes a very personal look at suffering and God’s sovereignty. She invites you to travel with her on the path toward healing and hope. Order from Joni and Friends today.

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Tues. Sept. 21st Update from Joni

September 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Tues. Sept. 21st Update from Joni
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Tuesday, September 21st Update from Joni: Whether it’s the way I sit, or my corset that bites, it can cause terrific pain — and lying down doesn’t always help. Such was the case the night before last when pain made sleep almost impossible. I was the “watchman who waits for the morning,” longing for day…

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Joni and Friends Chicago Hosts Midwest Disability Ministry Summit

September 20, 2010 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends Chicago Hosts Midwest Disability Ministry Summit
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As the Midwest Regional Office for Joni and Friends International Disability Center, Joni and Friends Chicago will host the Midwest Disability Ministry Summit at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 9. Anyone interested in working with individuals with disabilities will benefit from the day-long seminar, with sessions on topics such as…

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Chuck Colson

September 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Chuck Colson
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Chuck Colson is founder of Prison Fellowship and CEO of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview — he’s also the author of many books, including his 1976 biography Born Again. Chuck and I have collaborated on many projects over the years, especially as it concerns stem cell research and the sanctity of life. Earlier this…

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Friday, Sept. 17th Update from Joni

September 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Friday, Sept. 17th Update from Joni
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Friday, September 17th Update from Joni: Deep breathing, they say, is the best thing you can do for pneumonia, so this weekend you’ll find me inhaling to the max… counting to five… then slowly exhaling. Many times :-). However, I tend to think singing is also a good remedy — nothing like stretching your lungs…

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