Month: April 2011

Life in the Balance Receives Honors!

April 28, 2011 | Comments Off on Life in the Balance Receives Honors!
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Christian retailers across the country have chosen the winning products in the 11th annual Retailers Choice Awards, sponsored by Christian Retailing magazine. Among a record 350-plus nominations in 39 categories, 41 winners were voted as best of the year – we are thrilled that Life in the Balance, written by Joni and Friends, won best…

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It’s In the Can!

April 26, 2011 | Comments Off on It’s In the Can!
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That’s what we say whenever we finish a day of radio recording – and I can’t begin to thank you enough for praying for my energy as I recorded on today, Tuesday (from 9:30 a.m. all the way to 3:30 pm). My energy levels were incredibly high and we even thanked God at the close of…

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Wounded Warrior Getaway

April 25, 2011 | Comments Off on Wounded Warrior Getaway
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Watch this video to learn about Joni and Friends Wounded Warrior Getaways then find an upcoming Getaway in your area.

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Joni and Friends is Going Global!

April 25, 2011 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends is Going Global!
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Every day at Joni and Friends is focused on outreach, and this week is no exception: It’s a worldwide whirlwind of Gospel-driven outreach! Today our Wheels for the World team is distributing wheelchairs and Bibles in Mexico – they plan to return home on April 30th. Also, our International Family Retreat is underway in Kovačica,…

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It’s Time for “Joni and Friends”…

April 25, 2011 | Comments Off on It’s Time for “Joni and Friends”…
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Radio recording day at the International Disability Center is a pretty big deal – and an all-day one, too! Early on Tuesday morning, April 26th, I’ll head into the studio with Rainey Floreen and Amy Hurtado (the JAF radio department) to get the day rolling with plenty of prayer and praise. In the control room will be…

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Family Retreat… Guatemalan Style!

April 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Family Retreat… Guatemalan Style!
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Our first International Family Retreat of the season concluded last week at the El Faro retreat center on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala – 16 Guatemalan families and their disabled family members took part in an extraordinary week of arts and crafts, swimming, games, prayer, singing, one-on-one counseling, and devotional times in God’s Word. It…

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Easter Thoughts…

April 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Easter Thoughts…
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Have you ever noticed that we treat a person or an object sentimentally because of emotion, not reason? That’s certainly true when it comes to the sentimental pictures we have of Jesus… Jesus surrounded by cherub-like children and bluebirds and flowers springing up at his feet. Take a look at the fronts of many Easter…

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It Was a Glorious Sing-Along…

April 18, 2011 | Comments Off on It Was a Glorious Sing-Along…
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This past Wednesday, Ken and I joined the “Closer Walk” Bible Study group at the Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton for an old-fashioned hymn sing — it was 90 delightful minutes of lifting our songs of praise to the Lord with like-minded friends on the same journey to Glory! Al Sanders, with his wife Margaret…

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Can You Draw with Your Mouth?

April 15, 2011 | Comments Off on Can You Draw with Your Mouth?
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Yesterday I received a fascinating letter from Dr. Dina Vendetti, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in Dover, Delaware. She told me about a really fun project in their art class – the art teacher wrote, “We have studied a number of artists this semester – when it was Michelangelo, the students were required to…

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We Need Your Prayers!

April 14, 2011 | Comments Off on We Need Your Prayers!
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On Monday morning April 18th, Ken and I will be driving to Biola University where we will be speaking to students enrolled in the “Theology of Suffering and Disability Ministry” class – this special class is an undergraduate course of study which our Christian Institute on Disability helped develop in partnership with Biola. When people…

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