Month: March 2016

MyFaith Votes

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on MyFaith Votes
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2016 marks a big year — especially as we prepare for this year’s presidential election. Just listen to the radio or turn on the TV news and it’s almost certain that you will hear a comment about this or that candidate. But no matter who you are rooting for, one thing is for certain: as…

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Your Prayers Needed: It’s Radio Recording Day!

March 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Your Prayers Needed: It’s Radio Recording Day!
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Today is a big day — it’s Radio Recording Day! And on our schedule to record are many “Joni and Friends” radio programs and 1-minute programs — plus, public service announcements and special interviews, too. It’s going to be a full day for me, but I don’t do it alone. I’ve got a wonderful radio…

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Can You Pray Too Much?

March 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Can You Pray Too Much?

Maybe you’ve wondered if it is possible to pray too much… especially if you are praying before dinner and the food starts to get cold! Once Joni was driving with a friend and they got a little lost. Her friend immediately started praying, asking God to help them get where they were going. At first,…

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Joni – An Unforgettable Story: 40 Year Anniversary of Release!

March 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Joni – An Unforgettable Story: 40 Year Anniversary of Release!
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Celebrating 40 years of Joni’s classic autobiography! This book takes the reader through Joni’s accident in 1967 that left her a quadriplegic and the journey of faith that followed, as God helped to piece her broken life together again. The Joni book has sold more than 5 million copies and has been translated into 50…

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Why Pray?

March 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Why Pray?

Do you ever wonder if praying does any good? Why should we pray anyway? Some people say we should pray just because the Bible tells us to. (It does!) Some people say we should pray because praying changes us… it helps us to not be mad or it helps us to be humble. (That’s true!)…

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The Empty Tomb: Jeremy’s Egg

March 27, 2016 | Comments Off on The Empty Tomb: Jeremy’s Egg
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Happy Easter! If you have kids or grandkids, today is very likely to be a fun day for them — what with church plays, Easter egg hunts, and yummy chocolate covered bunnies. Children, especially children with disabilities, seem to have an inside track into the ways of God. I’m thinking of little Jeremy — a…

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Why I rejoice in my suffering…

March 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Why I rejoice in my suffering…
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Some people ask how I can smile despite a broken neck, quadriplegia, battling cancer, and chronic pain. My answer? Jesus — the Man of Sorrows. And it’s especially true on this Good Friday. Jesus was humiliated, flogged, beaten, and accused of a wrong He had never committed; He was crucified — hung up on a…

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Good Friday Prayers

March 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Good Friday Prayers

Sometimes people think that the only reason Jesus prayed was to set an example for us. Jesus did a lot of things to be a good example, but that’s not the only reason! In the hours leading up to His death on the cross, Jesus faced the hardest moments anyone has ever faced. In the…

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Family Retreat: A “Slice of Heaven”

March 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Family Retreat: A “Slice of Heaven”
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It makes me smile to see young people serving at our Family Retreats — people like Bobbie featured in this video. Though there are many ways that she could spend her summers, for three years now, Bobbie has served as a volunteer at our camps for families affected by disability. That’s because for Bobbie, Family…

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Does God hear?

March 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Does God hear?

Can God hear us when we pray? Does He even want to? Yes! Over and over in the Bible God tells us that He hears us when we pray. Jesus even made certain to let us know that children have a special place with Him! Luke 18:16 says, “But Jesus asked the children to come…

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