Month: November 2018

2019 Family Retreat Schedule

November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on 2019 Family Retreat Schedule
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I know we’re just wrapping up November, and there’s lots of activity between now and next summer, but I couldn’t wait to share the 2019 Family Retreat Schedule. Although registration opens in January, I wanted you to take a look at the schedule now – download it and ask the Lord if He wants you…

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Cancer Surgery Update

November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Cancer Surgery Update
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I said it in an earlier post, but given the heartwarming response, I must say it again: thank you for your diligent prayers for us as we ‘get back in the ring’ with this cancer. The tumor was successfully removed on Monday, and Ken and I received the pathology report last night from my surgical…

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Hearts Fully Committed

November 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Hearts Fully Committed
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“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him…” – 2 Chronicles 16:9 It all began when I received a letter from a quadriplegic in China. He had recently come to Christ and now saw his disabled friends as his mission field. He couldn’t…

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Thank You for Praying!

November 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Thank You for Praying!
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God bless you for your heartfelt prayers for me as I underwent surgery Monday afternoon to remove a small cancerous tumor on my chest wall. Since it was a clean removal, my oncological surgeon is very optimistic. All went well, it was a small incision, and I am home and resting, feeling very hopeful and…

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Today is #GivingTuesday!

November 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Today is #GivingTuesday!

Sorry, your browser doesn’t support HTML 5 videos. Today on #GivingTuesday, you can change a life! Children and adults all around the world desperately need help and hope. Your gift will send a wheelchair and the hope of the Gospel to those who need it most, like Zoltan and his mother Gabby. Change a life…

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Psalms 91

November 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Psalms 91
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Knowing that I’m undergoing surgery for cancer tomorrow, my old high school friend Diana emailed me these reassuring words from Psalm 91:2, 4-5, “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’… He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will…

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Caribbean Pines

November 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Caribbean Pines

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” -James 1:2-4 The Tamiami Trail is a long, straight highway across Florida’s south Everglades. When…

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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

November 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving Day!
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When it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving today, I found the best of verses. Psalm 50:23 says, “The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me.” What a fitting Scripture as, once again, I prepare to undergo surgery in a few days to remove a cancerous tumor. Even though the statistics about reoccurring cancer are…

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Joni Eareckson Tada Receives New Cancer Diagnosis

November 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Joni Eareckson Tada Receives New Cancer Diagnosis
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Internationally-beloved advocate for people with disabilities, Joni Eareckson Tada, has received a cancer diagnosis for the second time. Tada, 69, is Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends in Agoura Hills, Calif., also an award-winning artist, speaker, and author of more than 50 books. A seasoned warrior when it comes to dealing with serious health…

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An Unexpected Report

November 19, 2018 | Comments Off on An Unexpected Report
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Many of you remember hearing about my battle against stage III breast cancer back in 2010. At that time, I underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Throughout the five years that followed, there was no additional signs of cancer, and Ken and I were overjoyed when my doctors declared me cancer free in 2015. But last…

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