Month: November 2013

Christmas is Coming!

November 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Christmas is Coming!
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Christmas is coming! Are you excited? It is a pretty exciting time of the year. You can look forward to doing fun things and visiting family. Maybe you have Christmas time treats like candy canes or a favorite Christmas cookie. Are you looking forward to seeing presents under the Christmas tree with your name on…

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Peeps’ Gift and Wheels for the World

November 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Peeps’ Gift and Wheels for the World
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It all got started when 7-year-old Peeps asked if he could make an announcement to his parents’ Bible study. Beaming, he passed around Joni and Friends’ flyers, and explained how he was raising money to buy a wheelchair for a disabled kid in another country. He then placed a jar on the counter (filled with…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Joni and Friends!

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A Thanksgiving Memory…

November 28, 2013 | Comments Off on A Thanksgiving Memory…
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I’ll always remember Thanksgiving Day in 1963. I was 14 years-old, living on a Maryland farm, and Mr. Cauthorne (the owner of the big estate across the river) invited me to go on a fox hunt. Early on Thanksgiving morning, my dad helped me trailer my horse to the hunt club. Within minutes, I was…

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Learning During Thanksgiving Dinner

November 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Learning During Thanksgiving Dinner

You don’t have school on Thanksgiving day, but you have a Teacher who still wants to give you a lesson! Who is that Teacher? God! Sitting down to eat Thanksgiving dinner with your family shows us what God is like! When you get up from the table with your tummy full of all sorts of…

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Thankfulness Tree

November 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Thankfulness Tree
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I just received this heartwarming photo – the Hisayasu family is cultivating the spirit of gratitude in their children by having them create “thankful leaves” to place on a big tree made of brown construction paper. And I am humbled and honored – I made the tree (right above French toast)! Colossians 2:5-7 says, “So…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

”You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” –2 Corinthians 9:11-12  Thank you…

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Abandoned No Longer!

November 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Abandoned No Longer!
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When little Amee was born with spina bifida five years ago, her mother abandoned her. In Thailand where she lives, the burden and stigma of disability is great—too great for Amee’s mother to bear. Amee was left to be raised by her father, who left her by the side of the road all day long while…

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A Visit from Joni

November 25, 2013 | Comments Off on A Visit from Joni
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Joni visited your school? Joni doesn’t get to visit many schools, but Ryleigh had an idea. Ryleigh is in the fourth grade and did her Historical Heroes project on Joni. When it came time for her presentation, she dressed up like Joni and came in…

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Hang Ten

November 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Hang Ten
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Like many of us, my friend Jean is saddened that US courts have removed so many references to the Ten Commandments from the public square. And yet, it is this transcendent code of moral absolutes which has, for so long, provided the foundation of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ in our country. Well, Jean is doing something…

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