Month: September 2016

The Beyond Suffering Bible

September 30, 2016 | Comments Off on The Beyond Suffering Bible
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After 6 years of hard work and much prayer, I’m happy to announce that the Beyond Suffering Bible is available in our store now! It all started when Tyndale and Joni and Friends decided to design a study Bible specifically for people who are struggling with pain and disability, as well as for their family…

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A Wheels for the World Story

September 30, 2016 | Comments Off on A Wheels for the World Story
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Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a boy named Yang Linz. He lived with his grandpa and grandma. Yang Linz spent a lot of time being sad because he missed his mom and dad and couldn’t go to school. His legs didn’t work because he had cerebral palsy, and because…

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Love in Action

September 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Love in Action
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It is always the personal touches that mean the most when you’re in need. Mr. Ellis, a teacher at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, taught more than just Bible or Latin. He was known for loving his students as Jesus would, and always looking for ways to demonstrate that love to each boy and girl…

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A Beautiful Heart of Service

September 27, 2016 | Comments Off on A Beautiful Heart of Service
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The desire to serve can awaken unexpectedly and even burst into full-fledged passion. One afternoon at work, as Celeste Sharpe greeted movie-goers, a surprise visit jostled her routine and nudged her into a life of service. Among the theater custom­ers were two familiar faces, Joni and Ken Tada! Their friendly greeting perked up her evening,…

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Meet Mallory and Zach

September 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Meet Mallory and Zach
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Recently, Zach Holler and his sister Mallory came by the International Disability Center for a visit — these two have BVVL syndrome, a rare, progressive, neurodegenerative motor neuron disorder. They are virtually blind, deaf, paralyzed, and are fed with a tube — here you can see their parents, Greg and Kim, communicating with them by…

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Almost There!

September 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Almost There!
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If you’ve been reading the Bible along with Joni this year, you probably are so relieved that this is the last week of reading in the Old Testament. After the hard work of reading the Old Testament prophecies, reading about the life of Jesus can be like coming home. What a relief! Have you ever…

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Old and Comfy

September 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Old and Comfy
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Amelia loved her wheelchair. It had helped her get around for a long time and she didn’t want to give it up! You can probably understand, except… she was about to get a new wheelchair! Have you ever been like that? Have you ever had an old pair of shoes or sweatshirt or some other…

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Something You’ve Never Seen

September 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Something You’ve Never Seen
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During the recent Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, we caught glimpses of the ‘Christ the Redeemer Statue’ atop the mountain overlooking the city – I’ve often thought that if anyone in that city were ever feeling hopeless and overwhelmed, they could look up and be reminded that there IS a Savior who cares…

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600 Hours

September 20, 2016 | Comments Off on 600 Hours
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This picture is a bit of a throwback – taken many years ago. In fact, we have been recording radio for 34 years! And tomorrow we will record our 9,001 radio program. That’s over 600 hours of truth, encouragement and hope reaching through those radio waves to countless listeners! I am amazed at God’s faithfulness. …

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Cry Out 2016

September 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Cry Out 2016
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Never before have I seen so many brothers and sisters in Christ gathering to pray for America.  And you can see why. Everywhere we look, whether movies, magazines, the nightly news, our college campuses, music and even politics… everywhere we see signs of moral decay, violence, and anger against God and each other. But there…

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