Month: May 2018

A Report from Peru

May 31, 2018 | Comments Off on A Report from Peru
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I love before-and-after photos, don’t you? The other day, I was flipping through pictures of a recent Wheels for the World outreach in El Salvador and found these two photos of Daysi. This little girl arrived in a baby stroller much too small for her. Our team of volunteers — including physical and occupational therapists…

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Wise Singing

May 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Wise Singing

“…I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.” – 1 Corinthians 14:15-16 The other week during Sunday worship service, I was singing, “Take my voice and let me sing; always, only, for my King… Take…

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Michael Panther’s Wheelchair Drive

May 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Michael Panther’s Wheelchair Drive
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Earlier this month, my friend Michael Panther wrapped up a very successful wheelchair drive ― more than 100 wheelchairs were donated for Wheels for the World! And that’s not counting all the crutches, walkers, and canes besides. Michael, pictured here, knows better than most what a wheelchair can mean to a person in need. Michael…

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Memorial Day Prayers

May 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Memorial Day Prayers
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Every Memorial Day, I am reminded of the many men and women who have served our country. So many have sacrificed so much. It’s why when we travel (especially going through airports), my husband Ken and I always make it a practice to thank military personnel we see in uniform. “God bless you for your…

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Smiles with a Message

May 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Smiles with a Message
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Most people don’t expect me to smile. But in simply smiling, I have an open door to tell others about the reason I have for living life from this wheelchair. My friend Nick Vujicic is the same way. Nick is a wonderful evangelist and has visited dozens of countries — even countries typically hostile to…

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Hints of Heaven

May 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Hints of Heaven

“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” -Psalm 16:11 Will heaven’s ecstasy go on forever? Is it true we will never become bored? Will it really be as glorious as the Bible insists? God sprinkles hints of…

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Real Families, Real Needs Facebook Giveaway!

May 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Real Families, Real Needs Facebook Giveaway!

Enter our Facebook Giveaway for your chance to win a FREE copy of our newest book, Real Families, Real Needs! When a disability diagnosis enters a family, everyone is affected – everyone’s life changes. But friend, you’re not alone. We can grow stronger together as we look to God’s Word for wisdom! Follow these simple…

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National Stroke Awareness Month

May 21, 2018 | Comments Off on National Stroke Awareness Month
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My friend Katherine Wolf was only 26 years old, with a promising modeling career and a new baby at home, when one morning… her hands, arms, and legs went numb. Katherine dropped to the floor, unable to speak or call out for help. Thankfully, her husband Jay was home and was able to immediately call…

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Wilberforce Weekend Livestream

May 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Wilberforce Weekend Livestream
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Why should we care for the vulnerable? Time and time again, the Bible reminds us to look after the needs of others (Phil. 2), open our hand to the poor, speak up for the voiceless (Proverbs 31), and maintain justice (Hosea 12). But how can we do that practically in a world full of conflicting…

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Supporting My Husband’s Dream

May 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Supporting My Husband’s Dream
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Decades ago, on the day I married my husband Ken, his best friend told me, “Joni, make sure you let your husband keep his dreams.” Great advice for a newlywed, as it’s a loose paraphrase of Philippians 2:4, “Look not only to your own interests, but to the interests of others.” I know I’m maintaining…

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