Month: April 2014

National Day of Prayer

April 30, 2014 | Comments Off on National Day of Prayer
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The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is “One Voice United in Prayer” and the theme verse is Romans 15:6 “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Powerful things happen when people unite — just look at the “power of…

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Good n’ Plenty!

April 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Good n’ Plenty!
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Good n’ Plenty! Although it’s pouring down rain today in Lancaster County, PA, we felt warm, cozy and well-fed at Good n’ Plenty, the country ‘all you can eat’ restaurant owned by Chris and Dolly Lapp — if you are ever driving through Eastern PA, this is the place for the best fried chicken ever!…

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Serving God With Autism

April 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Serving God With Autism
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(Today we learn more about autism from our guest blogger Samuel. Samuel is 17 years old and has autism. He recently learned to communicate through a letter board. Learn more about Samuel by reading his other posts.) On Monday I talked about how important it is to serve others. Some people might think that because…

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On the Road Again!

April 29, 2014 | Comments Off on On the Road Again!
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Today Ken and I (with traveling friends, Rainey and Kathren) will fly to Pennsylvania where I’ll be speaking Thursday, May 1 at the National Day of Prayer Observance in Lancaster County (the largest NDP gathering outside of Washington DC). I will bring a message focused on the theme “One Voice United in Prayer.” Then I’ll…

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Serving Helps the Soul

April 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Serving Helps the Soul
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(This post is written by our guest blogger Samuel. Samuel is 17 years old and has autism. He recently learned to communicate through a letter board. Learn more about Samuel by reading his other posts.) Now that I can communicate, I am able to serve the Lord, and others, in ways I couldn’t have in…

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A Sunday Prayer

April 27, 2014 | Comments Off on A Sunday Prayer
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John Wesley, who lived from 1703 to 1791, offered to God a sweeping prayer in which he laid his all at the foot of the cross. Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, quoted it often. It’s a scary prayer; that is, unless you have already died to your own will: “I am no longer my own, but…

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Family Retreats: Where God Builds Power-Packed Families!

April 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Family Retreats: Where God Builds Power-Packed Families!
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David and Tracy Brill have three active boys: Derek, Tyler, and Evan. That’s a handful – and with Evan’s disabilities, it’s easy to become exhausted. But at Family Retreat, this couple is reconnected with God and refreshed in their responsibilities as parents. For dads like David, Family Retreat provides a lifeline of brothers in Christ.…

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Let’s Meet at True Woman ’14!

April 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Let’s Meet at True Woman ’14!
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I’m so excited that I’ll be speaking at Revive Our Hearts’ True Woman ’14 Conference in Indianapolis, October 9-11… and I would love for you to come and be a part of the celebration… and bring your girlfriends with you! Registration for True Woman ’14 is being discounted until May 1st, so this is a…

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Ellory’s New Service Dog

April 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Ellory’s New Service Dog
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Little Ellory is diagnosed high on the autism spectrum and is a “runner” (Ellory immediately dashes away any time a door is opened, or someone lets go of her arm). But now, through the help of Joni and Friends, Ellory’s parents have secured a service dog for their daughter. Hazel, a Labrador retriever, has been…

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Prayers for Ghana

April 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Prayers for Ghana
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Sandra is five, but she’s never learned to walk. In Ghana, Africa, kids who don’t walk are usually not allowed in school. She’s never even played outside with other kids! But look at her in this picture. This is what she did when she first was seated in her new wheelchair. So much happiness! With…

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