Month: October 2018

What Do I Have?

October 30, 2018 | Comments Off on What Do I Have?
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My Friend Scott

October 29, 2018 | Comments Off on My Friend Scott
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I couldn’t let October slip by without noting that it’s National Disability Employment Month. As you’d guess, many of our staff here at Joni and Friends are either disabled themselves or are family members of someone with a disability. I love “talking shop” with other wheelchair users in the office, like Scott Bankhead. Of course,…

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Fruit Comes through Struggle

October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Fruit Comes through Struggle

“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” – John 15:8 Last week Ken and I visited Tim, a friend from church, who grows several rare varieties of grapes on the hillside behind his house. I was surprised that Tim had planted his vines along a…

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A New Nike Athlete

October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on A New Nike Athlete
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My nephew Kyle graduated from the University of Oregon, hoping to get a job with Nike – the international sport shoe company is located near the campus, and it seems every student somehow, someway would love to connect with the sports super-giant. Well, it happened recently to a most unsuspecting University of Oregon cross-country runner…

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A Multitude of Nations

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on A Multitude of Nations
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My heart is always stunned and stirred when I hear people from different nations giving praise to God in their various languages. And if it thrills me here on earth, what will it be like in the throne room of God?! Revelation 7:9-10 says, “After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count,…

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Thank You, Faithful Friends!

October 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Thank You, Faithful Friends!

Every month, you are sending the Good News of the Gospel to people affected by disability. Here at home and across the globe, your faithful prayers and continuing support are sending hope and practical help through every ministry program at Joni and Friends.   Not a monthly donor? Become a Faithful Friend today! The Faithful Friends monthly giving program is…   Efficient:  Automatic monthly donations reduce administrative…

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Pray and Vote

October 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Pray and Vote
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So many powerful passions and social movements are pitting Americans against each other, creating a teetering divide that threatens to dismantle the very ideal of America. It’s why the midterm elections occurring on November 6 are incredibly important and will determine the course of our nation for decades to come. So will you join me…

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Priceless Encouragement

October 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Priceless Encouragement
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The Holy Spirit tells us in Hebrews 3:13 to “Encourage one another daily,” and no wonder: life is that hard. It’s why every day I look for God’s encouragement – He could prompt a friend to give me phone call, or a note or email, or have someone place a special book on my desk.…

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A Faith Transformation

October 19, 2018 | Comments Off on A Faith Transformation
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A question we love to ask our Short-Term Missionaries (STMs) when they return from serving an at International Family Retreat is, “How did God use serving as an STM to impact your faith?” After spending time serving families affected by disability you walk away changed. We had the pleasure of hearing from Geraldine when she returned from…

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A Faith Transformation

October 19, 2018 | Comments Off on A Faith Transformation
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A question we love to ask our Short-Term Missionaries (STMs) when they return from serving an at International Family Retreat is, “How did God use serving as an STM to impact your faith?” After spending time serving families affected by disability you walk away changed. We had the pleasure of hearing from Geraldine when she…

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