Month: October 2014

Go-ers and Send-ers Share Hope Overflowing (Part 2)

October 31, 2014 | Comments Off on Go-ers and Send-ers Share Hope Overflowing (Part 2)
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(Read Part 1) Ernest was paired as an STM for Chris, a recent college graduate. With Ernest’s mentorship, Chris began to dream about a possible career path in outdoor education. “Chris and I are praying together every day and we’re watching amazing things unfold,” said Ernest. “I’ve made new friends this week and am helping…

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“35 Things” Contest Winners (Part 2)

October 31, 2014 | Comments Off on “35 Things” Contest Winners (Part 2)
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Today we want to congratulate two outstanding kids for their entries in our “35 Things” contest. Our runner-up is Elena, age 7. She took 35 of Joni’s coloring pages and shared them with her homeschool class, her siblings, her neighborhood friends, and her Sunday school! She used the coloring pages to tell each person about…

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Global Access 2015 – Why It’s So Important to Me

October 31, 2014 | Comments Off on Global Access 2015 – Why It’s So Important to Me
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When I look to the future and think of ways I can ‘finish well’ as a Christian and a disability advocate, I look for opportunities that are worthy of my time, prayer and passion. I call them milestone-moments; that is, opportunities that will assure a lasting legacy for kingdom-advancement among disabled people around the world.…

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Typewriter Art

October 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Typewriter Art
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As a mouth artist, I appreciate works of art — especially those done by others with disabilities. Recently I saw video of a man named Paul Smith who lived with severe cerebral palsy. His joy in life consisted of finding ways to be creative. And for him, that meant “painting” with a typewriter. Due to…

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“35 Things” Contest Winners (Part 1)

October 29, 2014 | Comments Off on “35 Things” Contest Winners (Part 1)
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Today and Friday we are acknowledging the winners of the “35 Things” contest. The winner from entries received from outside of the United States is Kabi from India. He drew a picture of a valley filled with growing things. On the mountains around the valley there are 35 trees and above the mountains are 35…

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Bobbie is… Safe

October 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Bobbie is… Safe
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Over the weekend, I shared how Bobbie is ‘singing her way to heaven.’ Well, this morning she said ‘Amen’ to Earth and stepped onto Heaven’s celestial shore – she finished her battle against cancer and is now whole and healthy in the presence of Christ. A few hours ago her husband, Robert Wolgemuth, wrote the following:…

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The God I Love

October 27, 2014 | Comments Off on The God I Love
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Recently the women from the Placerita Baptist Church Book Club came for a visit to the IDC – earlier in the month they chose my memoir The God I Love to read as a group (I always feel so blessed, so honored when a book club selects one of my works to read… but especially…

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35 Things Winner

October 27, 2014 | Comments Off on 35 Things Winner
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Congratulations to the winner of our 35 Things contest! Zachariah built a cross on wheels using 35 Legos. He says that he got the idea from Wheels for the World. The cross stands for the Good News of Jesus and the wheels represent the way the message is sent all over the world. Great job,…

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Go-ers and Send-ers Share Hope Overflowing (Part 1)

October 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Go-ers and Send-ers Share Hope Overflowing (Part 1)
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Whether you’re praying at home or serving at an outreach, God is using you to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ – and His “hope overflowing” – to thousands of disabled people. Meet the Wang family, who volunteered as Short Term Missionaries at Family Retreat this summer … and in the process of serving,…

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Bible Dress-Up

October 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Bible Dress-Up

Did you know the Bible talks about dressing up? Ephesians 6:11-18 tells us to “put on the full armor of God.” There is the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, and the belt of truth. Our shoes are the readiness to take the gospel of peace. And then there is the shield of faith…

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