Month: September 2012

We Are in NYC!

September 29, 2012 | Comments Off on We Are in NYC!
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I just had to show you this extraordinary photo Ken snapped when he was in Montana last week for his last fly-fishing trip of the year – oh, the beauty and glory of God’s hand in creation! Fall is here! And we will feel it today since we are right now in New York City.…

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Your God Will Rescue You

September 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Your God Will Rescue You
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It’s so good to be back at the International Disability Center after our trip to Indianapolis last week. And as I wheeled up the ramp to my office, I paused to read the last Bible verse on the landing. Isaiah 35:5-6 is stamped on that wall – as people in wheelchairs make the long climb…

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Hand Signs in Baseball

September 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Hand Signs in Baseball

Do you like baseball? Did you know baseball players and fans owe a lot to early baseball players who had disabilities? One such person is William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy who was born in 1862. He was deaf. (Someone who couldn’t hear was often called “Dummy” back in those days. Now it is not polite.) Hoy…

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“Family Retreat is My Disneyland!”

September 25, 2012 | Comments Off on “Family Retreat is My Disneyland!”
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19-year-old Angela has been a Short Term Missionary (STM) at Family Retreats for four years in a row. Why the four-peat? “If you want to experience God in a whole new way – and see Him working through you all week – come to Family Retreat! It’s transformed my life completely,” says Angela. “I see…

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Come to F.U.S.E.

September 24, 2012 | Comments Off on Come to F.U.S.E.
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If you’re looking to learn more about disability ministry, or wish to strengthen the disability ministry already at your church, then the F.U.S.E. conference is for you. It’s scheduled for October 19-20 in Columbus, Ohio — so if you live in the Midwest, make plans to join us! The conference will focus on four key…

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Do U Txt?

September 24, 2012 | Comments Off on Do U Txt?
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You may be too young to have your own cell phone, but chances are you already know a lot of “text speak”, right? C U | CUZ | BDAY | PPL | TTYL | TY | NXT | Did you know that these short cuts have been around a lot longer than texting or instant…

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Heading Home

September 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Heading Home
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We’re heading home with great memories from the conference. Revival had begun in the hearts of thousands of women! So many highlights, but a favorite was singing Amazing Grace with Kristyn Getty. We drive to Chicago this evening and fly home tomorrow. Thanks for praying!!

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You and Your Church Could Experience This!

September 21, 2012 | Comments Off on You and Your Church Could Experience This!
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Pastor Lyndon Shook and his wife Tammy brought 41 people from their congregation to serve as Short Term Missionaries at Joni and Friends Family Retreat. Every one of them was passionate about serving… Pastor Shook explained why. “The lessons God shows us at Family Retreat are priceless,” said Pastor Shook. “The kids we serve are…

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fall!

September 21, 2012 | Comments Off on It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fall!

Have you noticed a change in the weather lately? Are your trees turning from green to yellow and orange? Is it getting colder on the way to school in the morning? That’s because it’s almost fall! The first day of autumn is September 22nd. And a lot of cool things happen in the fall. We…

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Study Time

September 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Study Time
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My afternoon session with Nancy was a blessed time — a great chance to encourage the women to be transparent, open, and vulnerable before the Lord and each other. And now? I have an hour to look at my notes back stage here in the Green Room before the evening session begins. Join us in…

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