Month: August 2013

Joni and Friends in Braille

August 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends in Braille
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At our ministry, we’re all about access – yes, even to people with visual impairments. For years, Lisa Guilmette did a remarkable job of translating our Joni and Friends Newsletter into Braille every month, and then, sending it out to 60 friends of our ministry who are blind. Hers was a quiet, unheralded, yet remarkable service in…

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A Fresh Start Part 2

August 29, 2013 | Comments Off on A Fresh Start Part 2

Are you still working on your list of goals for this school year? When you set goals, it is important to include ways to achieve your goals. For example, your goal might be to spend 15 minutes in prayer each day. In your goal journal, write out your specific goal, “My goal is to spend…

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Back to School

August 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Back to School
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A few days ago on my way to work, I passed by a school bus picking up children carrying books and backpacks. Is it possible? Is school starting already? Well, at least in California it is. Which is why, today, I was so blessed by this video of a little boy named Isaac who’s thrilled…

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A Fresh Start Part 1

August 27, 2013 | Comments Off on A Fresh Start Part 1

The first few weeks of school can be overwhelming! New books, new students, new teachers and new classrooms! And the older you get, the more things seem to change. But don’t be discouraged! This week, find a journal and make a list of your goals for the year.  Maybe you want to try out for…

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Arise and Shine with Wheels for the World

August 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Arise and Shine with Wheels for the World
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When a high fever left Dadina, a Romanian gypsy, unable to move, her life came to a halt. For over 30 years, Dadina lay prostrate in bed, never leaving her house to see the light of day. But Isaiah chapter 60 commands us to “Arise and let our light shine for all to see God’s…

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Beyond Suffering – New Online Course Options!

August 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Beyond Suffering – New Online Course Options!
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Have you ever suffered physically, emotionally or spiritually and wondered why? Do you have family members or friends with disabilities and struggle to know what to say or how to act around them? God’s Word is not silent when it comes to these difficult questions. Joni and Friends has put together Beyond Suffering, a powerful…

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Purple Mountains Majesty

August 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Purple Mountains Majesty
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Mike Yuen who heads up our Television & Visual Media team here at Joni and Friends has been leading ‘walkabouts’ for 19 years – every August he takes students from Azusa Pacific University for two weeks of wilderness hiking in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. When Mike returned, he showed me this amazing photo he snapped at 6:15…

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Wheels for the World Guatemala Update 

August 23, 2013 | Comments Off on Wheels for the World Guatemala Update 
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Do you remember praying for the Wheels for the World outreach to Guatemala in May? Well God heard your prayers! In one week, the team fitted 201 wheelchairs and prayed for 507 people. But that’s not all, 61 people asked Jesus to be their Savior! Thank you Kids’ Corner prayer team. Keep watching for Wheels…

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No Longer Alone, Because of You

August 23, 2013 | Comments Off on No Longer Alone, Because of You
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Eleven-year-old Fernanda spends every day lying in a small side room, while her mother, Denise, works as a maid. Because she has no mobility, Fernanda has never gone to school. But through your support, God has supplied for their need. Denise carried Fernanda throughout the 2-hour bus trip to reach our Wheels for the World…

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Judy’s Retirement Luncheon

August 23, 2013 | Comments Off on Judy’s Retirement Luncheon
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Earlier this week we enjoyed a wonderful luncheon here at Joni and Friends to honor my friend and executive assistant, Judy Butler – being British, we all broke out into the song “Rule Britannia” as she entered the room. Many reflections were shared: in 1978, she helped me during the making of the “Joni” movie in Burbank…

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