Month: September 2017

Great Memories

September 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Great Memories
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Although summer is behind us, I am still relishing in so many memories from Family Retreats, and how the Word of God worked in the hearts of so many disabled kids and adults. Each reflection blesses my heart – like the mother I met who never got out of the house due to her autistic…

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Meet Cause 4 Life Intern Rachele!

September 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Meet Cause 4 Life Intern Rachele!
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In this three-part series, our corporate intern, Grace Shaffer, gives you an inside look at why and how some of our other interns came to serve in our Cause 4 Life internship program. Learn about our other interns, Kait and Samantha. Sometimes we as Christians feel like we have to do big things in order to serve God.…

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Why Family Retreat?

September 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Why Family Retreat?
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All year long, families with a disabled child live on the edge of exhaustion. There are sleepless nights… endless medical appointments… challenges at school, and financial pressures. Caring for their loved one demands every resource, and it’s non-stop, 24/7 care. Families affected by disability desperately need a place where they can let down their guard…

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Rude Interruptions

September 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Rude Interruptions
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The other night I was awakened by searing pain in my hip… again. Having already awakened Ken three times, and not wanting to disturb him again, I lay in bed, frustrated and on the verge of discouragement. I desperately needed sleep – there was so much on my ‘to do’ list for the next day.…

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A New Team Member

September 22, 2017 | Comments Off on A New Team Member
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Tracey is a gifted young woman who we recently welcomed on board as an administrative assistant in our Response Department. Our Joni and Friends coworkers have noticed a few similarities between Tracey and me – she has a winning attitude, is a wheelchair-user, and she’s happily married to a Japanese-American. Mike works in the computer industry,…

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Meet Cause 4 Life Intern Samantha Sasse!

September 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Meet Cause 4 Life Intern Samantha Sasse!
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In this three-part series, our corporate intern, Grace Shaffer, gives you an inside look at why and how some of our other interns came to serve in our Cause 4 Life internship program. Learn about our other interns, Kait and Rachele. As a Christian, perhaps the beauty of walking with the Lord is that every day poses an opportunity to grow…

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2017 Christmas Cards

September 21, 2017 | Comments Off on 2017 Christmas Cards
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My 2017 Christmas cards are here and, boy, am I excited! I love sharing my Christmas artwork through new card designs each year to help you encourage your loved ones with the joy of the Lord during the Christmas season. My three brand-new designs for 2017 include Glory to God, Joy to the World, and a…

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Real Families, Real Needs – New Release!

September 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Real Families, Real Needs – New Release!
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This week, we’re so excited to share our brand-new book, Real Families, Real Needs with you! Because when it comes to caring for loved ones affected by disability, we want to stand by your side and help you find comfort in a community that understands. The truth is, a disability can either strengthen your family…

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Press Release – Joni and Friends and Focus on the Family Release Real Families, Real Needs: A Compassionate Guide for Families Living With Disability

September 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Press Release – Joni and Friends and Focus on the Family Release Real Families, Real Needs: A Compassionate Guide for Families Living With Disability
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“Joni and Friends’ new book, Real Families, Real Needs, is an amazing source of strength, wisdom, and encouragement for families living with disability.” – Kirk Cameron  AGOURA HILLS, CA, Sept. 19, 2017 – When a family is affected by disability, everyone’s life changes. Whether you’re a father, mother, sibling, grandparent, or other relative, you have specific…

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Your Service Strengthens Families Through Christ!

September 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Your Service Strengthens Families Through Christ!
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Mackenzie White heard about serving as a Short-Term Missionary (STM) at Family Retreat through her local church. “I thought it sounded like a great experience and looked forward to meeting my camper and family,” she told us. That was a couple years ago. Now she’s back again to serve and share the love of Jesus…

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