Month: September 2011

A Partnership in Prosthetics

September 29, 2011 | Comments Off on A Partnership in Prosthetics
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When Gracie Rosenberg lost her legs as a result of a car accident, she and her husband Peter found comfort in God’s Word and hope in Christ. After learning to walk on artificial legs, they started a ministry “Standing with Hope” (a Joni and Friends affiliate) through which they give prosthetic legs to people in…

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Prayer Needed: Association of Christian Schools International

September 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Prayer Needed: Association of Christian Schools International
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October is upon us and in just two weeks, I’ll be traveling to Chicago to speak to the conference of the Association of Christian Schools International. Yes, I want to encourage Christian teachers as they build godly character in young students, but I also want to touch on the need of reaching kids with disabilities.…

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How’d We Spend Our Weekend?

September 26, 2011 | Comments Off on How’d We Spend Our Weekend?
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Well, Saturday morning started off with Francie, my secretary, coming up to our house to help me type radio programs. But it was just too beautiful of a day to spend at the computer! “Hey, let’s go to Sperling’s Nursery,” someone said, and in the next hour, we were wandering through the nursery choosing fall flowers: purple…

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The Friendship Adventure Continues!

September 26, 2011 | Comments Off on The Friendship Adventure Continues!
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It’s been really neat hearing from you on our Kids’ Corner blog and how much you liked our first Friendship Adventure video (learning about disabilities is so much fun)! And so, by popular demand, we’ve posted a fresh, new video all about “invisible disabilities” (can you guess one? :-). Don’t forget, after you watch it, give us…

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Our Wheels for the World Warden’s Conference

September 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Our Wheels for the World Warden’s Conference
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Wardens from our partner prisons came to the IDC last week for a special conference – these are the wardens who have chosen Wheels for the World as an educational/works program for their inmates. They told us the men love working on our wheelchairs. Last weekend we finished up our conference covering best practices, safety, team building,…

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Ron DiCianni

September 25, 2011 | Comments Off on Ron DiCianni

Ron DiCianni is a Christian artist who has illustrated not only several of my children’s books, but has provided art for scores of other Christian books by other authors – he’s an amazing oil painter whose Christian themes are easily recognized by many believers. Ron’s paintings are prized by thousands of art collectors throughout the…

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Harvest Hymns Are in the Air ♪

September 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Harvest Hymns Are in the Air ♪
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Now that we’ve officially moved into the Fall season, my heart is singing a whole bunch of harvest and Pilgrim hymns. I can’t help it – today, when I wheeled outside into the crisp, cold morning, I breathed deeply and burst into, “Oh Worship the King!” (Okay, it’s not quite a harvest hymn; but it…

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A Visit from ‘Sue Thomas: FB Eye!’

September 23, 2011 | Comments Off on A Visit from ‘Sue Thomas: FB Eye!’
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You may recall this popular television series that followed the true story of Sue Thomas at the FBI in Washington, DC. A longtime friend of Joni’s, Sue is profoundly deaf and has an astounding ability to read lips (yes, she really did help crack crimes and bag the bad guys in places FBI listening devices…

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The Joni Book… A Lifelong Ministry!

September 21, 2011 | Comments Off on The Joni Book… A Lifelong Ministry!
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I’m meeting more people who are giving the Joni book to their children and grandchildren – it humbles me! I was reminded afresh of how God is using it (written in 1976) when Linda recently wrote, “Dear Joni, I have been meaning to write to you for 25 years! While reading your book (your 1st…

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Cause 4 Life in the Heart of Africa

September 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Cause 4 Life in the Heart of Africa
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See these smiling faces of students at the Gaba Bible Institute in Uganda? Having just completed our one-week intensive on disability ministry, these men and women are ready to “Go out, find the disabled, and bring them in so that the Father’s house will be full!” Lots is happening in Uganda – Wheels for the…

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