Month: March 2013

Happy Resurrection Day!

March 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Happy Resurrection Day!
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One of the most stirring lines in the modern hymn “In Christ Alone” is those wonderful words, “There in the ground His body lay, Light of the World by darkness slain. Then bursting forth in glorious Day, up from the grave He rose again!” Join the mighty chorus of saints across the globe who are,…

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Encouragement Pamphlets: Assortment #2

March 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Encouragement Pamphlets: Assortment #2
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Do you need encouragement? Joni’s Encouragement Pamphlets offer biblical wisdom for journeying through life’s greatest challenges. Because Joni’s first group of pamphlets has helped so many, she has now released a second group! This assortment includes one each of these 6 titles: Gaining a Hopeful Spirit, Breaking the Bonds of Fear, When Is it Right…

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Good Friday

March 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Good Friday
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Every year around this time – right before Easter – a certain plant comes alive on my patio with bright, red blossoms. It is the “Crown of Thorns” bush and I always enjoy drawing close to it to examine its delicate flowers… as well as its huge, thick, nail-like thorns. Tradition says this was the…

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Behind the Scenes…

March 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Behind the Scenes…
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During our visit to the NRB convention, we enjoyed some downtime in our hotel room with Kristyn Getty and her daughter Eliza (far right). Kristyn brought along the band’s fiddle player Debbie (far left) holding her son, Simon; that’s my friend Judy in the middle cuddling his little brother. Where’s Keith? He snapping the photo…

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The Real Meaning Behind Easter

March 27, 2013 | Comments Off on The Real Meaning Behind Easter

What’s your favorite part of Easter? Dying eggs? Getting an Easter egg basket? Visiting the Easter Bunny? Maybe it’s getting all dressed up? There are so many parts of Easter we get excited about, but we often forget to celebrate the most important thing of all – that Jesus Christ died for our sins and…

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Tomorrow on Focus on the Family…

March 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Tomorrow on Focus on the Family…
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On Wednesday, March 27, Focus on the Family will be re-airing a broadcast in which I share a unique perspective on 2 Peter 3:7-9, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” I think the insights…

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Hosanna!

March 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Hosanna!
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Did you know yesterday was Palm Sunday? You might have learned about it in Sunday school. On Palm Sunday, Christians celebrate Jesus coming to Jerusalem the week before he died on the cross. When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, huge crowds of people came to welcome Him. They were so excited to see Jesus; they waved…

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My Spring Cards for You…

March 25, 2013 | Comments Off on My Spring Cards for You…
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Last week on my radio program, I offered three of my spring cards (and envelopes) to our listeners, and it’s exciting to see the response. So over the weekend I thought, Hey, why not offer the same gift to my friends on the blog? So when you have a minute, visit my radio page and…

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Experience God’s Overwhelming Love at a Family Retreat

March 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Experience God’s Overwhelming Love at a Family Retreat
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How does it feel to be “overwhelmed by God’s love”? Well, according to Paige, a mother of child with special needs, that’s just what you feel when you come to one of our Family Retreats. Because at Family Retreats, you won’t just hear about God’s love, you’ll see it — you’ll feel it! When you…

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My Interview with Huffington Post

March 23, 2013 | Comments Off on My Interview with Huffington Post
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I love it whenever God opens an opportunity for me to share my story on secular media – that happened a few days ago when I was part of a WebCam panel of ‘encouraging stories’ highlighted by Abby Huntsman with the Huffington Post. Some of the other people had pretty awesome stories, so when you…

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