Month: December 2013

Sign Up for my e-devotionals in 2014!

December 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Sign Up for my e-devotionals in 2014!
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Now’s the perfect time of year to approach God’s Word in a fresh, new way – and it’s why I encourage you to sign up today for my daily e-devotionals in 2014! Each day I will email you a new devotional in which I explain a favorite Bible passage, share a story, give a personal…

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Resolutions

December 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Resolutions

Today is the last day of the year. Today many people will think about everything that has happened in the year 2013 and wonder what will happen in 2014. Some people will make resolutions. A resolution is a promise to do something. It can be a good idea to make plans and set goals, but…

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Paige Benton-Brown

December 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Paige Benton-Brown
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People often ask, “Who do you like to read, Joni? Who do you like to listen to?” I often point to the essays and messages given by my friend, Paige Benton Brown. Paige and I are members of the Presbyterian Church of America; I first met her at a PCA conference in the 1990s. With…

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Keep Going – One More Day!

December 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Keep Going – One More Day!

You are almost there! If you’ve been reading the Bible with Joni this year, or following along with the key verses, tomorrow is the finish line! Congratulations! Well done! Bravo! Hurray! We are so proud of you. Reading through the entire Bible is a big job, but it is an important thing to do. Do…

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Join Our Bible Reading for 2014

December 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Join Our Bible Reading for 2014
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My sister Kathy has been visiting us this holiday season and we’ve been enjoying reading the Bible together – she signed up to read the Word of God with us through the year, and now finally, we’re in the Book of Revelation (and soon to start over in Genesis come January 1 :-). When she…

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The Joy Lives On!

December 28, 2013 | Comments Off on The Joy Lives On!
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Christmas Day may be well behind us, but the joy of celebrating our wonderful Savior’s birth remains as fresh as ever – in fact, my eyes were wet during earlier this week as we sang Christmas carols at our church service by candlelight. Like you, I say, “Thank you, Lord Jesus, for entering our dark…

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The Nativity (Part 2)

December 27, 2013 | Comments Off on The Nativity (Part 2)

Yesterday we asked you what you could see in this drawing of Joni’s. We asked what it was that Joni drew above Mary’s knees. Did you guess what that is? It is three itty-bitty crosses on a hill! When Joni drew this picture, she wanted to show that the reason we celebrate Jesus coming as a…

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Joni’s 2014 Planner

December 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Joni’s 2014 Planner
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Have you ordered your 2014 Planner? Don’t wait… order your copy of Joni’s 2014 Planner while supplies last! Along with month-at-a-glance and weekly pages, you’ll find scriptures, devotions, space for journaling and prayer lists, plus 2 handy pocket pages. And each purchase you make helps someone with a disability by funding Joni and Friends ministry…

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A Family Christmas

December 26, 2013 | Comments Off on A Family Christmas
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Last week Kathy flew in from Maryland to spend Christmas with Ken and me – it’s been a glorious week enjoying long, sweet sisterly talks about childhood days on the farm. The older we get, the more we appreciate the warmth and wonder of ‘family.’ God places us in our particular families so that we…

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The Nativity (Part 1)

December 26, 2013 | Comments Off on The Nativity (Part 1)

This is a drawing of Joni’s. What do you see? It is a picture of a mother holding a baby. I bet you can guess who that mother and baby are. It’s Mary and Jesus, of course! What else do you see? Do you see it looks like it is dark except for some light…

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