Month: January 2013

Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story

January 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story
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In just a few weeks our new book will be out and Ken and I are so excited. Just what is the untold story? In many ways, it’s my husband’s. You see, when we first married, neither of us realized how quadriplegia would impact our life together. And then, my chronic pain was thrown into…

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Roe vs. Wade… Impacting Disability

January 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Roe vs. Wade… Impacting Disability
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Forty years ago when the US Supreme Court legalized abortion, people assumed it was only a private matter for women alone. But not so. The Roe vs. Wade decision has had a devastating impact on Americans with disabilities. To explain this, I recorded a video for the Americans United for Life Legal Conference recently held…

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Bible Reading Update

January 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Bible Reading Update
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If you are reading through the Bible this year with Joni, then yesterday you finished reading Genesis and today you start reading Exodus! Great job! The word exodus means a lot of people leaving all at once. The book of Exodus is all about the Israelites as they leave Egypt. Sometimes the way God gives…

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Interview with Dr. Tim Clinton

January 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Interview with Dr. Tim Clinton
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Whenever I pull up to the microphone to be interviewed, I’m never sure what to expect. Last week, Dr. Tim Clinton, director of American Association of Christian Counselors, asked me to respond to some heart wrenching questions people have asked him about God’s hand in hardship – the interview aired last week on his program…

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Cause 4 Life Web Series: Meet the Team

January 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Cause 4 Life Web Series: Meet the Team
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Considered a curse in many cultures throughout the developing world, people with disabilities are often hidden away, neglected, and abused. But God has called each of us to defend those who are unable to defend themselves. In the new video web series Love. Heal. Defend., follow our team of Cause 4 Life interns as they…

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Heart for the Disabled Reminder

January 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Heart for the Disabled Reminder
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Are you sending in your notes to the families we told you about? If you need some more ideas, watch this video Joni made just for you on the Kids’ Corner. Then send in your cards or poems or valentines to Joni and Friends… ATTN: Kids’ Corner PO Box 3333 Agoura Hills, CA  91361

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Meet My Friend… Jack

January 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Meet My Friend… Jack
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In 1979, a young man named Jack Fischer came to hear me speak at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa. Jack was a nationally-ranked gymnast who was training for the 1980 Olympics. After my message, we met and talked (it was exciting to spend time with an aspiring Olympian)! However, just a month later, he broke…

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People Need People

January 25, 2013 | Comments Off on People Need People
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If you’re reading the Bible with Joni this year, we have been in the Book of Genesis. We read about how God created everything and then Adam got to name all of the animals. How did he think of so many names? Can you imagine trying to name the aardvark and the hippopotamus? Adam noticed…

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Hurry up and Wait… Again

January 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Hurry up and Wait… Again
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Today Ken and I are at the office of my medical oncologist – we’ll discuss my recent blood tests and PET scan (I’m expecting good reports, all around :-). Also today, I’ll receive an infusion of Prolia as part of my routine treatment for cancer – this is one injection I don’t mind taking because…

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Come “Home” to Family Retreat!

January 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Come “Home” to Family Retreat!
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Lorie and Andrew are parents of Ben, with spina bifida, and 3 other siblings. “We were given a Family Retreat DVD,” says Lorie. “My oldest watched and started to cry. ‘Mom, these people are just like us. We’ve got to go!’” Lorie had concerns as they arrived at their first Family Retreat. Who would care…

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