Month: August 2011

Bioethics Conference Focuses on End-of-Life Ministry

August 31, 2011 | Comments Off on Bioethics Conference Focuses on End-of-Life Ministry
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Join the Cedarville University Center for Bioethics and Joni and Friends September 15-17 for the Bioethics Conference 2011 and Through the Roof Summit. The theme of this year’s conference is “Equipping for End-of-Life Ministry.” Leading experts in the fields of bioethics and pastoral care will provide practical take-home tools for health care and ministry professionals.…

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Joni to Speak at Cedarville University

August 31, 2011 | Comments Off on Joni to Speak at Cedarville University
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Very shortly, Joni will be traveling to Cedarville University in Ohio along with Dr. Kathy McReynolds of the Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability – both will be presenters at Bioethics Conference 2011 highlighting end-of-life issues and ministry. “These are difficult times for many elderly people, what with healthcare reform and the euthanasia movement…

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Could Family Retreats go ‘Caribbean?’

August 30, 2011 | Comments Off on Could Family Retreats go ‘Caribbean?’
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Meet Luis (a paraplegic in a wheelchair) and his wife, Norma de Villar from the Dominican Republic – they came to Family Retreat this summer with two other families from the DR to experience firsthand the fun and fellowship. Why such an investment of time and travel? We are asking God to use them as ‘seed…

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Radio Recording: Always a Surprise!

August 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Radio Recording: Always a Surprise!
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I arrived early this morning, rested and refreshed, ready to launch into a very busy, full day of recording “Joni and Friends” radio programs and 60 one-minute features. But Jim, our producer, gave us the surprising news that our soundboard wasn’t working. After fiddling with wires, knobs, and exploring options, we decided to reschedule it…

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Summertime Fun is Almost Over

August 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Summertime Fun is Almost Over
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It’s time to put away the finger paints, shorts, swimsuits, sidewalk chalk, and summertime beach stuff… school is right around the corner! Before heading back to the classroom, Rachelle and her two friends, Emma and Lynette, went to our last Family Retreat of the season… and, wow, did they have fun face painting! Tell us what…

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Radio Recording Today!

August 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Radio Recording Today!
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On Monday morning I’ll head into the studio to record 30 “Joni and Friends” radio programs, 60 Diamonds in the Dust one-minute features, and a bunch of messages for radio stations. After we begin with prayer, we will pretty much go nonstop (it takes that long to record). Please ask the Holy Spirit to give…

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Be Free!

August 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Be Free!
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Our season of Family Retreats is winding down and stories are pouring in of hearts changed by Christ, marriages mended, and families united. Our 2011 season of Family Retreats touched the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities, their family members, staff and short-term missionaries. All activities were planned around this year’s theme of…

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Wounded Warrior Getaway

August 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Wounded Warrior Getaway
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We have an unique opportunity for those who have served and sacrificed for our country. We have limited space available for wounded warriors and their families at our Wounded Warrior Getaway coming up September 11-14 in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. Room and board are covered by monies designated for soldiers who are or have been in…

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Family Retreat…African Style!

August 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Family Retreat…African Style!
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No matter where it’s held, a Family Retreat is all about exalting Christ, sharing his joy, and celebrating his ‘ability’ in our disabilities. Magdalene Manyi, our Joni and Friends Affiliate in Cameroon, organized an unforgettable Retreat for impoverished families with special-needs in her country. On the last day, Magdalene reported, “This was the second Family…

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Joni’s New 2012 Planner has Arrived!

August 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Joni’s New 2012 Planner has Arrived!
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Every year around this time, countless friends ‘get ahead of the rush’ and order Joni’s Planner – complete with 12 devotionals, her sketches, month-at-a-glance calendars, encouraging scriptures and quotations, activity ideas, and plenty of space to jot down daily and weekly appointments, you’ll enjoy using every feature. Popular for decades, the Joni Planner has become…

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