Month: July 2014

Bethesda Part 1 – Compassion

July 31, 2014 | Comments Off on Bethesda Part 1 – Compassion
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My friends Paul and Jill Miller have written an excellent series of Bible studies to be taught to people with intellectual disabilities! This extraordinary curriculum is designed to teach life-changing biblical principles to those with Down syndrome, autism, or other intellectual challenges. There’s even a wonderful leader’s guide, covering every question you might have about…

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F.U.S.E. 2014

July 31, 2014 | Comments Off on F.U.S.E. 2014
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Join us September 12-13 for F.U.S.E. 2014! This premier regional conference in Ohio is dedicated to building bridges in disability ministry to churches, those working in the disability or mental health fields, and anyone touched by disability. You won’t want to miss this year’s presenters: Kathy McReynolds, Ph.D., Director of Academic Studies at the Christian Institute…

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Artwork Thursday

July 31, 2014 | Comments Off on Artwork Thursday

Giddy-up cowboy! Thank you, Kenneth, for your kind words to Joni and for your drawing. Do you like to draw? You can share your artwork, too! Send it to Kids’ Corner by email or mail. Our email address is kidscorner@joniandfriends.org and our mailing address is: Joni and Friends, PO Box 3333, Agoura Hills, California, 91376.…

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Brooke’s Favorite Verse

July 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Brooke’s Favorite Verse
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Brooke is eleven. She has a disability called juvenile arthritis that makes her hurt all over. But she’s got a pretty special favorite verse. It is James 3:10, “Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?”…

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The Day That Changed Everything

July 30, 2014 | Comments Off on The Day That Changed Everything
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Today, 47 years ago, I took a reckless dive into shallow water – it was a fateful dive which completely altered my life. At first, when doctors told me I would be a quadriplegic, I sank into a deep depression. Thankfully, Christian friends were praying and, eventually, I began to take a closer look at…

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Trivia Tuesday

July 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Trivia Tuesday

How old was Joni when she broke her neck? Do you know the answer? Leave a comment or email us at kidscorner@joniandfriends.org to tell us! The answer to last week’s Trivia Tuesday question is the song “May I Borrow your Hands.”

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Pray for Iraqi Christians!

July 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Pray for Iraqi Christians!
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Like you, I’m heartbroken by the recent turmoil in the Middle East. But while the media has been focusing on the Israeli-Gaza conflict, little attention has been focused on the desperate plight of Christians in Iraq. The Christian community in Mosul, Iraq, is one of the oldest surviving group of disciples — it was established during the…

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August Blog Contest

July 28, 2014 | Comments Off on August Blog Contest
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During the month of August Joni and Friends is hosting a blog contest to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. You probably don’t have a blog, but we still want to hear from all of you kids! Do you have a funny story about something that happened at Family Retreat or another Joni and Friends event? What…

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Are You A Blogger? Joni and Friends Wants You!

July 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Are You A Blogger? Joni and Friends Wants You!

Bloggers, here’s your chance to win fun prizes and share your support of Joni and Friends! This month we’re hosting our 35th Anniversary Blog Contest to celebrate the past 35 years of ministry to people affected by disability. You’re invited to join the celebration by sharing how Joni and Friends has impacted you! To enter…

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Band of Brothers

July 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Band of Brothers
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Ken headed out early this morning with his Bible-study buddies for a week of fly-fishing on the Madison River in Montana. I’m a big believer in encouraging Ken to not only pursue his dreams (like catching another trout like this monster), but to forge deeper relationships with his men friends. He has invested years in…

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