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Month: August 2012

Celebrating William Wilberforce Day!

August 24, 2012 | Comments Off on Celebrating William Wilberforce Day!
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As you may know, William Wilberforce was a very busy man: he was a British parliamentarian, Christian, philanthropist, and social activist. But what you may not know is that August 25th is William Wilberforce Day! William Wilberforce dedicated his life to making the Gospel real by fighting against injustice and the social ills of his…

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Is Your Life a Puzzle?

August 23, 2012 | Comments Off on Is Your Life a Puzzle?
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I was going through my art files and found this pencil drawing that an artist-friend rendered of me after my diving accident – it was the late 60s, I was a 19-year-old quadriplegic, and I was just beginning to dig into God’s Word to try to figure out the puzzle of my suffering. What did…

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Changing A Whole Family

August 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Changing A Whole Family
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One wheelchair can change a whole family – because every wheelchair you send goes with your prayers. “I am a new Christian but my husband is not,” shared Chan, at our Wheels for the World outreach to China. Unable to walk since birth, Chan has been carried for 40 years – and for the last…

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Art Museum

August 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Art Museum
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Did you know that you are a piece of art? Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” The same God who made beautiful sunsets and gorgeous mountain meadows made you! It is easy to get sad thinking…

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Help for Those in Pain or Depression

August 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Help for Those in Pain or Depression
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For years I’ve been longing to create something personal and powerful to help people dealing with pain or deep discouragement, and now, I’m so glad I can offer two brand-new resources – one is a DVD/Bible study called How Can God Help You Deal with Chronic Pain, Disability & Illness; the other DVD/Bible study is God’s Comfort When…

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Fly-fishing: The Art of Deception

August 20, 2012 | Comments Off on Fly-fishing: The Art of Deception
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Yesterday Ken returned from a week of fly-fishing on Montana’s Madison River – he came home, telling me all about which fly he used to catch which fish. It reminded me of a photo my friend Kara sent me this past spring – it was a banner for an exhibit called “The Art of Deception”…

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Fishing With Friends

August 20, 2012 | Comments Off on Fishing With Friends
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Have you ever been fishing? Did you know that fishing can be a good way to tell people about Jesus? Jesus told his disciples that they would be fishers of men, but sometimes his disciples are also fishers of fish! That is how it is for the people who help with Joni and Friends events…

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Color With Courage (Part 2!)

August 17, 2012 | Comments Off on Color With Courage (Part 2!)
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This is a picture of a little boy named Courage who lives in the country of Ghana, in Africa. Courage has never been to school because of his disability, but his dad made sure to bring him to one of our Wheels for the World outreaches to receive a wheelchair for his son. Each time…

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Brand New Joni and Friends TV Episodes!

August 16, 2012 | Comments Off on Brand New Joni and Friends TV Episodes!
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Have you tuned in to see the latest Joni and Friends TV episodes? We’ve completed four brand new episodes that are available for you to watch online or on your local station. In Painting for God’s Pleasure, Joni tells how God has used her wheelchair as the frame to showcase His gospel through her life…

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Making Plans!

August 16, 2012 | Comments Off on Making Plans!
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I’m pretty excited that Joni and Friends just printed my new Planner for 2013. I keep mine open on my bedroom dresser where, every week, my get-up and get-down girls schedule themselves in — there are about 9 or 10 women who, on any given day or night, come to our house to either help…

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