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Month: October 2012

Thanks from My 63-year old Heart!

October 31, 2012 | Comments Off on Thanks from My 63-year old Heart!
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On this last day of October, I am ‘over the top’ with thanksgiving to God for all of you who participated in my “Birthday Gift” with a gift of $63!! Together, more than $7,400 was raised, and this means many more kids with disabilities, and adults, too, will receive a wheelchair, the Word of God,…

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A Lesson from a Girl Named Dasha

October 31, 2012 | Comments Off on A Lesson from a Girl Named Dasha
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Do you remember when you were a baby and a kiss from your mom could make your “owie” feel better? Now you probably know a skinned knee needs more than a kiss to make it feel better. But moms never stop wanting to make everything okay. When they don’t know how to make everything better,…

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An Honor from Christianity Today

October 30, 2012 | Comments Off on An Honor from Christianity Today
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I was deeply touched to see my name included in this month’s issue of Christianity Today highlighting “50 Women to Watch.” I was especially glad to see that CT wrote “Life Advocate” under my name. More than 35 of the 45 years I’ve lived as a quadriplegic have been dedicated to advocacy for people with…

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A Special Wheelchair for Jose

October 29, 2012 | Comments Off on A Special Wheelchair for Jose
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Maybe you live in a house or apartment that has stairs. Do you ever count how many times you go up and down in a day? Jose is twelve and he has lots and lots and lots of stairs to climb to get to his apartment. His home is 14 stories up from the street!…

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My “Cancer” Interview on PBS

October 29, 2012 | Comments Off on My “Cancer” Interview on PBS
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I’m astounded at the many opportunities God has given me to share His Gospel during this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month – had I never battled stage III breast cancer, these doors would have been closed. But praise God, this month I’ve had the chance to share ‘victory in Jesus’ with thousands of women and…

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Hymns for Sunday Worship!

October 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Hymns for Sunday Worship!
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You know me – I love hymns. I love the rich doctrine in all the stanzas, as well as the melodies and harmonies. Well, recently Tommy Walker, worship leader at Community Bible Church and Christian Assembly, came out with wonderful arrangements for the classical old hymns — I think Tommy’s done the best job of…

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Meet a Special Intern…

October 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Meet a Special Intern…
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This is the last weekend Julie-Anne will be interning with us at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center – she’s been working hard in connection with our Christian Institute on Disability. It’s been such a joy getting to know this remarkable young woman who has a big passion to head back to Alabama and…

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National Forgiveness Day

October 26, 2012 | Comments Off on National Forgiveness Day

You’ve heard the old rhyme, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This is not true at all, is it? People can say very mean and hurtful things. Sometimes it can hurt our feelings so much that we don’t want to be friends with that person. Did you know the…

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From Aiden and Mya’s Dad 

October 26, 2012 | Comments Off on From Aiden and Mya’s Dad 
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“Men like me work and do our jobs. They don’t talk about what’s going on in their lives. But at Family Retreat, Bible study and small groups with other men give dads a chance to bond. We let down our guard. We talk about what good things having a child with a disability brings out.…

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700 Club Interview – My Battle with Cancer

October 25, 2012 | Comments Off on 700 Club Interview – My Battle with Cancer
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Tomorrow CBN’s 700 Club will be airing an interview I recorded recently on my journey through breast cancer – I am amazed at the many opportunities God has opened up this month for me to talk about God’s protection and provision during my battle against breast cancer. Never did I dream that cancer would give…

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