Month: April 2013

Joni Eareckson Tada ADA Suite Dedicated at Sheraton Agoura Hills

April 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Joni Eareckson Tada ADA Suite Dedicated at Sheraton Agoura Hills
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While all major hotels now boast several Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant suites, the Sheraton Agoura Hills located next door to the Joni and Friends International Disability Center is the first to dedicate one such suite to Joni Eareckson Tada, who served on the National Council on Disability in helping to craft the ADA legislation…

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First Chronicles Follow-Up

April 30, 2013 | Comments Off on First Chronicles Follow-Up
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Over the last day or so, I have really enjoyed reading your many comments about the book of First Chronicles, the third chapter. Some of you shared some fascinating insights — Debi reminded me that this same Nathan is mentioned in the genealogy of Mary recorded in Luke. Lindy shared the interesting observation that David…

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A Fascinating Fact from our Bible Reading

April 29, 2013 | Comments Off on A Fascinating Fact from our Bible Reading
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As you may know, Ken and I are reading through the Bible in a year – we’re currently in First Chronicles. For me, this book has always been challenging; it’s an endless litany of lineages, each with names that require a linguistics degree to pronounce. But in the third chapter, we stumbled across something I…

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How To Be An Awesome Friend

April 29, 2013 | Comments Off on How To Be An Awesome Friend
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Since we’re nearing the end of Autism Awareness Month, we wanted to share this great video about autism and how to be a better friend to someone with autism. It’s so important to remember that God has made each of us unique and in His image! We may have different ways of communicating or interacting…

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Prayers Needed this Weekend

April 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Prayers Needed this Weekend
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Today is the first day of our International Family Retreat being held down in Peru – 26 special-needs families, 26 volunteers, 9 Family Retreat experts from the US, and great speakers and Bible teachers! I am excited that so many Peruvian pastors and their churches are involved in this Family Retreat (oh, Lord Jesus, may they…

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Wheels for the World Activities

April 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Wheels for the World Activities
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How fast can you find Ghana on a map of Africa? Do you love to do word searches? Have you ever wanted to have your very own jam session? Well, you should check out this month’s fun Wheels for the World activities before it’s too late! This April, our Wheels for the World teams went…

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Come Home With Us to Family Retreat!

April 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Come Home With Us to Family Retreat!
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Cathryn is a beautiful 21-year-old with a ready smile and a keen intellect. Her dad often serves as Camp Pastor at Family Retreat – but Cathryn has her own reasons for coming every summer. “I’m surrounded by love at Family Retreat,” she explains. “I can be myself without worrying about looking just right. There’s a…

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Pray for Our Military

April 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Pray for Our Military
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Whenever we are in airports, we always encounter men and women in uniform, either heading home or heading out overseas. Today as we were heading for our gate here in the Atlanta airport, we encountered this young man – we shared with him how we love praying for the brave men and women in the…

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We Are All Special in God’s Eyes

April 24, 2013 | Comments Off on We Are All Special in God’s Eyes
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Have you ever been made fun of or made fun of someone else for having freckles or wearing glasses? Do you know someone who’s been made fun of for liking to sing or play an instrument? Maybe you know someone who’s been teased for acting differently than you or having to use a wheelchair. Well,…

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Prayers for Traveling Mercies

April 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Prayers for Traveling Mercies
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That’s Ken in the driver’s seat (with windshield wipers on) getting ready to start up the engine to head down the highway from Chattanooga, Tennessee to the airport in Atlanta. After a busy ten-day ministry trip filled with wonderful opportunities to serve Jesus, we are on our way home. It’s raining so please be praying…

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