Month: September 2015

Pray for My Travels

September 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Pray for My Travels
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Late last week, I embarked on a long trip back East. A few days ago I was in Nashville, where I spoke to at the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference. As you know it is so important to have counselors communicating the hope of Jesus to people who are hurting. Then, my team…

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Coloring Fun

September 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Coloring Fun
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Have you seen coloring pages for grown-ups? A lot of grown-ups recently have discovered that coloring is fun. Kids already knew that! If you haven’t seen the Kids’ Corner coloring pages for September yet, be sure to check them out. And remember, with the new month starting tomorrow, there will be new coloring pages to…

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Register Now! Hope in the Midst of Suffering Conference

September 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Register Now! Hope in the Midst of Suffering Conference
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It’s not too late to register for the Hope in the Midst of Suffering Conference! This October 16-17, please join us at Indiana Wesleyan University as we explore ways to bring hope to communities of hurting people around the world. With presentations and workshops delivered by experts, you’ll receive theological and practical knowledge, and resources…

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My Job Helps Others… Fulfillment Supervisor

September 28, 2015 | Comments Off on My Job Helps Others… Fulfillment Supervisor
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We’re back with another friend of Kids’ Corner, Mr. Diego. He works in the Fulfillment Department at Joni and Friends, and we are so glad he does! Let’s learn more about him and how his job helps others. Mr. Diego, when you were a kid, did you have friends who had disabilities? In kindergarten I…

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My Friend Chuck Swindoll and Me

September 27, 2015 | Comments Off on My Friend Chuck Swindoll and Me
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Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of joining Pastor Chuck Swindoll for a Sunday morning interview at Stonebriar Church in Frisco, Texas. Chuck and I have known each other since the 1970’s, but this was the first time we actually sat down together and talked – and it was, for me, a glorious time…

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Meet My Friend, Karen Brown

September 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Meet My Friend, Karen Brown
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This past summer, you may remember me sharing a poem written by a woman named Karen Brown on my radio broadcast. I was captivated by Karen’s beautiful use of words, but when I later learned Karen’s story—oh my goodness, I was so inspired! That’s because Karen has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for 28 years…

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Ezra’s Prayer

September 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Ezra’s Prayer
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Do you ever get really sad about all of the people who don’t obey God? If you have been reading the Bible with Joni and Ken this year, then in today’s reading you found someone else who got really sad about sin. Ezra had been working hard to teach God’s people how to obey God…

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Beautiful Orthodoxy

September 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Beautiful Orthodoxy
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As we grow older, or a family member ages or sustains a life-altering disability, we’re often quick to say, “I don’t want to be a burden.” And with 48 years of quadriplegia, I’m the first to confess that thought has crossed my mind. But when it comes to families — especially Christian families — it’s…

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A Starry Night

September 23, 2015 | Comments Off on A Starry Night
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Have you seen this painting before? It might look familiar because it is one of the paintings used for this year’s Christmas cards from Joni and Friends. But there is another reason it might look familiar. When Joni was painting this picture, she wanted to get better in her artwork. One way to do this…

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Five Myths About Starting a Disability Ministry

September 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Five Myths About Starting a Disability Ministry

Disability ministry is a ministry for everyone, but you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to starting your own. Do you feel like you just don’t have the resources or the expertise to get started? You don’t need to feel that way! Disability ministry doesn’t require a degree in Special Education –just a willing heart…

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