Month: June 2016

Assisted Suicide in Canada

June 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Assisted Suicide in Canada
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Canada now has an assisted-suicide law – but not without some controversy. And that controversy centers on people with disabilities. On June 17, The Canadian Press couldn’t help but put its liberal slant on the issue when it wrote “Canadians suffering intolerably from non-terminal medical conditions [a.k.a. disabling conditions] can no longer seek medical assistance…

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Prayers Please!

June 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Prayers Please!
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  Tomorrow is recording day and I would love your prayers. Recording days are pretty physically demanding for me. The best scenario is a good night sleep tonight, full breath, a strong voice and a pain-free day tomorrow. And most importantly, that God would empower the words I record to bring hope, encouragement and healing…

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A Fish on a Hook

June 28, 2016 | Comments Off on A Fish on a Hook

You can’t catch a fish with just a hook. You need some bait, too! A worm, a fly, or some other bait that looks like tasty food to a fish—that’s the only way you are going to get a fish to take a bite. Did you know Satan tries to get us to think something…

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Because He Lives (Paul Buursma)

June 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Because He Lives (Paul Buursma)
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Years ago, back in 1998, I met a little boy with cerebral palsy named Paul Buursma at one of our Joni and Friends’ Family Retreats. He had a smattering of freckles, shiny blonde hair, and the biggest smile I’d ever seen. He also had many physical complications related to his cerebral palsy, all of which…

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Leaves and Everglades Art Prints

June 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Leaves and Everglades Art Prints
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These brand-new art prints feature two of Joni’s most popular artworks. The Leaves print is from an oil rendering of delicate leaves and features vibrant yellow, orange and burgundy colors. The Everglades print is from a watercolor painted with beautiful hues of blue and green. A lovely addition to your home or office. Makes a…

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Join Joni in the Studio on Facebook Live!

June 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Join Joni in the Studio on Facebook Live!
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Have you ever wondered what a day in the recording studio is like for Joni? This week, live on Facebook, you can go behind the scenes with Joni as she records Joni and Friends radio programs! All you have to do is visit Joni’s Facebook page on Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00am PST to watch…

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Jesus Shines His Light…Everywhere

June 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Jesus Shines His Light…Everywhere
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Late yesterday afternoon I wheeled into our boardroom at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, a little weary from the day’s work, and in need of refreshment for my heart. Immediately, I looked through the glass wall and saw the Luke 14 mural down in the lobby — I was struck by the brightness…

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Joni and Friends Releases Third Free Irresistible Church E-book: “Engaging Game Changers”

June 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends Releases Third Free Irresistible Church E-book: “Engaging Game Changers”
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The third book to launch in our Irresistible Church series, “Engaging Game Changers,” is aimed at helping churches recruit, train and coach volunteers who can make a true difference in disability ministry. The book is available as a free Kindle download on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other online bookstores. The first book in the series, “Start…

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Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020

June 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020
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Five-year-old Ebenezer was the recipient of the 100,000th wheelchair in 2014 in Ghana. Since February 2015, we’ve delivered some 26,000 wheelchairs with your prayers and support and we’re right on track to meet the goal of sending 100,000 wheelchairs by 2020 through Wheels for the World! Learn more and watch a video from the day…

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A Breakthrough Medication for MS

June 21, 2016 | Comments Off on A Breakthrough Medication for MS
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My friend Pat has multiple sclerosis and has been part of a clinical trial for a new MS medication – she has seen positive results. This year, the FDA finally gave the drug its ‘breakthrough therapy designation’ for people with progressive multiple sclerosis – if you have either progressive or relapsing MS, talk to your…

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