Month: May 2015

Trinity Sunday

May 31, 2015 | Comments Off on Trinity Sunday
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Today is Trinity Sunday! I grew up in a church where we observed the special days on the church calendar, and Trinity Sunday was one of them. Perhaps you’re wondering what this holiday is all about. Well, on this day, Christians around the world remember and honor our triune God: the Father, the Son, and…

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My Job Helps Others… Website Coordinator

May 29, 2015 | Comments Off on My Job Helps Others… Website Coordinator
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Today we are interviewing our friend Nory, who is a Website Coordinator at Joni and Friends. Read on to learn more about Nory and how his job helps others. Hi, Nory. The picture you shared with us shows you in a uniform. What can you tell us about that? When I was a kid, I…

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Joni and Friends and the Indy 500

May 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends and the Indy 500
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Over the Memorial Day weekend, the JumboTron at the Indianapolis 500 Speedway was broadcasting lots of 15-second messages to over 300,000 spectators. And a generous friend of the ministry provided one of those ‘15-second spots’ to Joni and Friends! What a great way to tell a whole new group of people about our ministry of…

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Hymn

May 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Hymn

Kate had been sick for a long, long time. She’d traveled all the way to Africa and back to help her brother as a missionary, and now she could barely get out of bed. All that time in bed gave her lots of time to think. And what did she spend so much time thinking…

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A Birthday Present From Jesus… Wrapped in Your Prayer!

May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on A Birthday Present From Jesus… Wrapped in Your Prayer!
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Pablo and his parents, Luis and Jalina, live in Cuba. His disability has threatened his life several times, and it’s a miracle he’s even alive. Then something special happened on the day of his 10th birthday. Your prayers opened the windows of heaven with a gift only God could give! Pablo’s parents are strong Christians…

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Remembering Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Remembering Memorial Day

Do you ever wonder what a memorial is all about? When you read the Bible, you find that God likes to mark special events with a memorial, a visible reminder. He gave Noah a rainbow as a reminder of God’s covenant with man. He gave the Passover feast to serve as a memorial of Israel’s…

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Memorial Day: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Krissoff

May 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Memorial Day: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Krissoff
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Dr. Bill Krissoff was a successful orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice and a tranquil life at home. But then in December of 2006, Dr. Bill received news that his son Nate Krissoff had been killed by an IED while on tour in Iraq. Dr. Bill and his wife were staggered, but they knew they…

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Sunday Reflections

May 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Sunday Reflections
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When I was first injured, I wasn’t the kindest person to those caring for me. At the hospital I was short with nurses, reluctant to work with therapists; and at home, well — all I wanted was for my sister to close the drapes, turn off the lights and leave me alone. It wasn’t until…

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A Favorite Verse for Traveling

May 22, 2015 | Comments Off on A Favorite Verse for Traveling

If you’ve been hanging around Kids’ Corner for long, you know that Joni has lots of favorite verses! With summer travels just around the corner, we wanted to share Joni’s favorite verse for traveling. It is Psalm 84:5, “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage” (ESV). The…

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Through Your Prayers, Lives Are Being Changed All Over the World!

May 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Through Your Prayers, Lives Are Being Changed All Over the World!
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Your prayers truly are powerful and effective! Just ask a mother like Sylvia who lives in Romania. Her little girl, Aldea, was born with a disability, in a country where help is not readily available. Here’s Sylvia’s story, but it’s really your story too … because it began with your powerful and effective prayer! “Joni…

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