Month: December 2012

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2012 | Comments Off on Happy New Year!
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Tomorrow starts a brand new year! Do you ever take a new calendar and look at all of the clean pages wondering what will fill them? You might be hearing people talk about New Year’s Resolutions, or things they want to do or not do in this brand new year. It can be both exciting…

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Goodbye to 2012

December 31, 2012 | Comments Off on Goodbye to 2012
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And a ‘Farewell Breakfast’ for my sister Kathy who just flew home to Maryland. Ken and I so enjoyed having her with us for Advent – it’s clear that the older we get, the sweeter the fellowship of family. Tomorrow we begin Reading Through-the-Bible-in-a-Year – Kathy has decided to read along with us, too. How…

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Congratulations to Mrs. Downing’s Sunday School Class!

December 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Congratulations to Mrs. Downing’s Sunday School Class!
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Monday is a very special day for Peter, Levi, Molly, Emma, Gracie and Rachel. Do you want to know why? That is the day they will finish reading the entire Bible! They are in a Sunday school class together. Last year when Joni invited radio listeners to read through the entire Bible with her during…

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Read the Bible with Us…

December 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Read the Bible with Us…
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The New Year is upon us and that means Ken and I will be renewing our commitment to read Through-the-Bible-in-a-Year. And, as we did this year, we will be reading through God’s Word chronologically. We invite you to join us (and others who have signed up for the journey :-). Just download the chronological reading…

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Billy Graham

December 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Billy Graham
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Although in his mid-90s, Mr. Graham continues to serve the Lord as a powerful prayer warrior. And he’s passionate about making the gospel accessible to disabled people, too. I remember when I spoke at Billy Graham’s Crusade in Budapest Hungary in 1989 – his team underwrote the train fares of any disabled person who desired…

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Have a Blessed Week

December 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Have a Blessed Week
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… A quick snapshot of our holiday table :-). And the thought for this week? Christmas Day may be behind us, but the joy that Jesus brings will last forever – so between now and the New Year, keep reflecting on all the many reasons for this glorious Advent Season!

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Merry Christmas

December 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Merry Christmas

You might be thinking that Christmas is over, but for lots of people, yesterday was just the first day of their Christmas celebration. (Have you ever heard the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? They come after Christmas, not before!) Sometimes it can be easy to feel a little sad on the day after Christmas…

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Lies of Witchdoctor Broken by God’s Amazing Grace

December 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Lies of Witchdoctor Broken by God’s Amazing Grace
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In developing nations like Ghana, West Africa, disabled children and adults are stigmatized and their families held captive by ancient cultic belief systems. When Clinton was 6 months old, his mother Bernice realized he was not progressing normally. In desperation, she turned to herbalist “witchdoctors,” who took vast amounts of money and promised a cure.…

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Kids’ Corner Contest Winner: Ages 7 and Under

December 24, 2012 | Comments Off on Kids’ Corner Contest Winner: Ages 7 and Under

Congratulations to our winner of the Ages 7 and Under category, Alyssa age 7. Read about what she is thankful for below.  “I am thankful that my mom is able to walk, because she had a big accident. This made me very sad and angry at the person that hurt her. In my head I…

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Have a Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Have a Merry Christmas!
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Advent is always more festive with family, and I’m so happy my sister Kathy flew out from Maryland to be with Ken and me this week – may you enjoy memorable moments with your family and friends, too. Join us in praying this beautiful prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson: “The Day of Joy returns, Father…

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