Month: November 2016

Honoring Caregivers

November 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Honoring Caregivers
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As National Family Caregivers month comes to a close, it is fitting I share a video of a wonderful event our Joni and Friends Greater Philadelphia team put on: Caregivers’ Day of Pampering. All the caregivers attending went home spiritually, emotionally, and physically refreshed. And it’s no wonder! Over 140 volunteers lavished hands-on love including…

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Today is #GivingTuesday!

November 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Today is #GivingTuesday!
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Join us today as we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. How can you make a difference? Join us by sending help and hope to families affected by disability through the gift of mobility. Throughout the developing world, wheelchairs are either very expensive or extremely scarce. Thousands of children and adults are…

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The Gift of Light

November 28, 2016 | Comments Off on The Gift of Light
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When Christmas is almost upon us, sometimes our “to do” lists distract us from reflecting on what the season is all about – celebrating the greatest gift this world has ever received, Jesus our Savior. It’s why I’m excited about participating in a very special southern California event, the Christmas Bazaar on December 3rd at…

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Francesca Naijipu

November 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Francesca Naijipu

It’s one thing to grow up with a disability in America, but quite another, in Africa – 36-year-old Francesca Naijipu was born into the Samburu tribe in Kenya; she had spina bifida. Because her tribe believed that her disability was a curse on the community, her grandmother prepared a lethal concoction to end Francesca’s life.…

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Everything Beautiful Coloring Book

November 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Everything Beautiful Coloring Book
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God has filled our world with beauty, goodness and joy but sometimes the brokenness makes us forget to look for these precious things. So Philippians 4:8 reminds us, “… brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent…

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Do Good!

November 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Do Good!
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Some of you are following along with Joni and Ken’s chronological Bible reading by finding the key verses each week. If you are, then you have already read the one for this week: Galatians 6:10. It’s a really good verse for this time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It says, “So when we can do good…

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Shhh… It’s a Secret

November 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Shhh… It’s a Secret
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On December 13th, my husband Ken Tada will turn 70 years old – yikes! And he’s not exactly thrilled about this milestone. I thought it would encourage him to receive birthday cards or little notes from you friends.  Maybe a favorite Bible verse, or applaud his fly fishing skills, assure him of your prayers, or…

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Give Thanks!

November 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Give Thanks!
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Every day there are precious moments that make me thankful, especially for Ken. Often, it’s the little things that warms my heart. But if I’m not careful… I could miss the gift of those memories. I once heard of a photographer who, in an effort to overcome depression, decided to snap one photo a day…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for, don’t we? Here at Joni and Friends, we are especially grateful for YOU who partner with us to support families affected by disability through your prayers, gifts, and time. During your Thanksgiving celebration this weekend, we encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the abundant…

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#GivingTuesday is Next Week!

November 21, 2016 | Comments Off on #GivingTuesday is Next Week!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, which means #GivingTuesday is almost here! On Tuesday, November 29th, you can join us in celebrating this global day dedicated to giving back. You can provide assistance and hope to families affected by disability around the world through the gift of mobility. Throughout the developing world, obtaining a wheelchair is very…

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