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Month: October 2012

On Our Way Home

October 8, 2012 | Comments Off on On Our Way Home
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After 3 1/2 weeks (only being home 4 days) and 8 hotels, we are heading back to LA — today we fly out of Charlotte with happy hearts and lots of stories of how God used our time on the road! The trip to NYC, our visit to Patrick Henry College, and our time here…

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Come to The Works of God Conference

October 6, 2012 | Comments Off on Come to The Works of God Conference
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I love Dr. John Piper’s perspective on disability, and that’s why I’m excited about the upcoming conference, “The Works of God: God’s Good Design in Disability.” With speakers like Nancy Guthrie, Mark Talbot and Dr. Piper himself, it promises to be soul-stirring and faith-strengthening. If you live in the Midwest, you won’t want to miss…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 4, 2012 | Comments Off on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know that about 1 in 8 US women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime? According to American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women (besides skin cancer) and the second leading cause of cancer death. For years, it was labeled…

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Watch the TV Special Cancer-Joni’s Journey

October 3, 2012 | Comments Off on Watch the TV Special Cancer-Joni’s Journey
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During my battle against cancer, I purposed not to ‘waste’ my hardship – I wanted to pass on to others all that God taught me through the rigorous demands of surgery and chemotherapy. Yes, it was a fierce battle, but I’m grateful that Ken and I were able to video-journal the entire experience. This is…

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Rita in Ghana

October 3, 2012 | Comments Off on Rita in Ghana
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When Rita was a baby, she caught an illness that left her muscles too weak to ever learn how to walk. She very much wanted a wheelchair, but since she didn’t have one, she crawled to school! Recently, she came to a Wheels for the World outreach and had a wheelchair fitted just for her.…

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Praying As We Travel

October 2, 2012 | Comments Off on Praying As We Travel
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I was so BLESSED reading your comments from yesterday’s post about my battle against cancer — together, let’s be courageous in Christ when facing challenges in our lives! And today? We take the train from NYC to VA where I’ll speak at Patrick Henry University. Before leaving, we zoomed to the top of Rockefeller Center…

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“God Must be Up to Something Big!”

October 1, 2012 | Comments Off on “God Must be Up to Something Big!”
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Those were the first words I said to our president of Joni and Friends, Doug Mazza, on June 23, 2010 when I learned I had breast cancer. Yes, I was stunned to receive the doctor’s diagnosis, but immediately I sensed the courage of Christ rise powerfully in my heart. What is the “something big” God…

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Joni Shares Her Breast Cancer Journey

October 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Joni Shares Her Breast Cancer Journey
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According to the American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8, and in 2010, Joni Eareckson Tada became one of those statistics—she was diagnosed with Stage III Breast Cancer. After undergoing a mastectomy and chemotherapy, and through the healing hand of…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Cancer is an ugly word… especially when someone you love is battling it. With all of the big medical words people use to talk about it, it can be hard to understand what is going on! And that can make things even scarier. It is easy to start wondering why God would allow something so…

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