Month: November 2014

A Final Goodbye to Bobbie…

November 30, 2014 | Comments Off on A Final Goodbye to Bobbie…
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I know I’ve shared a lot of posts about my friend, Bobbie, who recently passed away from ovarian cancer, but when I saw this video from her memorial service, I just had to pass it on to you. I edited it down to begin with her granddaughter, Abby, singing one of Bobbie’s favorite hymns. Then…

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A Wedding Celebration

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on A Wedding Celebration
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My secretary, Francie, has been serving as ‘my hands’ at Joni and Friends for almost 34 years – her fast fingers at the keyboard have helped me compose thousands of radio transcripts, hundreds of messages, and scores of books (that’s Francie between Ken and me). Earlier this week, the girls who work in the Founder’s…

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Advent Sunday

November 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Advent Sunday
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Sunday is the first day of Advent. Do you know what Advent means? It means the coming of someone or something important. Can you guess what is coming? Christmas! In Advent we look forward to Christmas when we celebrate the coming of Jesus. One fun way to enjoy Advent is to choose something special to…

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The Joni Movie

November 28, 2014 | Comments Off on The Joni Movie
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It was 35 years ago that I played my own part in the Joni movie produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (although I did not dive off the raft in the movie, the camera did show me floating face-down in the water)! The Joni film has been shown around the world, and the DVD…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!
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The turkey is in the oven, the table is set, and we’re looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. Ken’s sister and nephew are joining us, along with our friends, Judy and Lisa. Afterward, they’ll put on their boots, grab their hiking sticks, and take a refreshing walk up into the hills behind…

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Heart Gratitude

November 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Heart Gratitude
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As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we are reminded that God loves a grateful heart. What is a grateful heart? It means that when we receive a gift, we should not only be thankful for the gift, but also be thankful to the person who gave it to us. It can be hard to remember…

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Give Thanks

November 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Give Thanks
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Lots of families all across the United States are getting ready for tomorrow. There will be roast turkeys and mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and lots more! For some people, looking forward to this special meal has made them change the name of the day from Thanksgiving to Turkey Day! Other people…

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100,000 Wheelchairs Sent by You

November 25, 2014 | Comments Off on 100,000 Wheelchairs Sent by You
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When 5-year-old Ebenezer in Ghana, Africa received the gift of mobility, it marked a milestone for our ministry – it was the 100,000th wheelchair delivered through Wheels for the World. With your faithful prayers and generous support, God has brought joy and hope to thousands. Thank you! Watch Ebenezer’s Story

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Joni Eareckson Tada Scholarship

November 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Joni Eareckson Tada Scholarship
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I love any reason to visit Azusa Pacific University, and not long ago I was on campus for a special luncheon honoring the student recipients of the Joni Eareckson Tada Scholarship Award. This semester, Cayla Johnson and Jordyn Pfeifer are taking the “Disability, Suffering and the Church” class at APU – upon graduating, they both…

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My Gratitude Journal

November 24, 2014 | Comments Off on My Gratitude Journal
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It’s Thanksgiving week, and we have much for which to be grateful to God – health, strength, safety and so much more. But if, for you, this seems to be a season of loss or great hardship, remember Habakkuk. He said, “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the…

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