Month: December 2015

Giving Thanks for 2015!

December 31, 2015 | Comments Off on Giving Thanks for 2015!
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As I look back on 2015, I am so grateful for God’s abundant blessings — blessings like the stamina to have been “on the road” 102 days this year, where I had the privilege of joining Pastor Chuck Swindoll for a Sunday service interview; speaking before international disability leaders at our Joni and Friends Global…

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Meet Our New Cause 4 Life Intern

December 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Meet Our New Cause 4 Life Intern
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I am SUCH a big advocate of young people with disabilities who want to serve in our Cause 4 Life internship program. It’s why I was so excited to meet Stormi, and her mother Annette. They came by the International Disability Center to register Stormi in our Cause 4 Life Global Missions internship program – it…

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The Finish Line

December 30, 2015 | Comments Off on The Finish Line
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Can you see the finish line? Tomorrow is the finish line for the year 2015. If you’ve been reading the Bible along with Joni and Ken or following along with the Key Verses, tomorrow is extra special. You made it through the whole Bible! Congratulations! There may be some Kids’ Corner readers who got stuck…

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In the Bleak Midwinter

December 28, 2015 | Comments Off on In the Bleak Midwinter

Christina knew what the word bleak meant. Depressing, not cheerful. She knew what the word meant because she had lived it. When she was still a kid her dad got sick and became very depressed. When she was a teenager, Christina’s family had lots of problems and Christina didn’t know how to handle it all.…

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When You Change a Child’s Life with God’s Love, You Change the World!

December 28, 2015 | Comments Off on When You Change a Child’s Life with God’s Love, You Change the World!
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In a developing nation, how does a little child with a disability come to know Jesus? How does she press past isolation and poverty? It happens when you send a wheelchair and a Bible … life-changing gifts that open the door for sharing the message of Jesus Christ. Let us show you step-by-step how it…

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very, Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!

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Waiting with Excitement

December 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Waiting with Excitement

Are you excited? Have you been waiting for Christmas to come so you can open all the presents under your Christmas tree? It is hard to wait sometimes, isn’t it? But imagine looking forward to something a million billion times more exciting than opening gifts Christmas morning. It would be so very hard to wait!…

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Women of Faith 2016

December 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Women of Faith 2016
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If you know anything about Women of Faith, you’ll recall that 2015 was the big farewell tour. But, don’t worry, there’s more planned for 2016 — recently Nicole Johnson, of Women of Faith, came by the IDC to ask for my reflections on speaking at Women of Faith events in the 90’s through 2002. Believe…

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Come Take a Tour!

December 21, 2015 | Comments Off on Come Take a Tour!
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Just recently we held a Christmas tea for all the women who serve as docents at our International Disability Center — these girls love telling the Joni and Friends story to all the many visitors who come to tour the IDC. And it’s always a story of hope and true inspiration, whether it’s seeing Wheels…

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Favorite Instagram Photos of 2015

December 21, 2015 | Comments Off on Favorite Instagram Photos of 2015

It’s been a wonderful year of ministry and we captured some of our favorite moments on Instagram! From Wheels for the World outreaches to Family Retreats… take a look at some of the highlights. If you have a favorite Joni and Friends ministry photo that you’d like to share, post it on Instagram and tag…

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