Month: July 2021

Spiritual Warfare

July 31, 2021 | Comments Off on Spiritual Warfare
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“He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”   Revelation 21:7 Spiritual warfare against the world, the flesh, and the Devil is one long, continuous struggle. The battleground has front lines and rear flanks. There are soldiers of Christ and backsliders gone AWOL. The…

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Honesty in Heart

July 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Honesty in Heart
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“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?  ‘I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.’” Jeremiah 17:9-10 The King James Bible says it best: “The heart is deceitful above all things and…

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Crab to the Rescue!

July 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Crab to the Rescue!
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“I thanked the Lord for being sovereign over not only great and mighty things, but over very small things, too.” -Joni Eareckson Tada I can only see a tiny fraction of what God is doing in my life, and sometimes that little fraction doesn’t make sense at all! It’s the way I felt on July…

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Mental Health and Loving our Neighbors Well

July 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Mental Health and Loving our Neighbors Well
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“First recognize the person before you for who they are in Christ, not because of what they are going through… When a diagnosis is all you see, that’s when problems begin.” How do stigma and the language we use affect those struggling with mental health? This week on the podcast, Dr. John Swinton is joining…

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Trials and Temptations

July 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Trials and Temptations
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“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’  For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.” James 1:12-13…

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Meekness

July 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Meekness
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“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5 In this age of flaunting personal rights, meekness is not a valued character trait. In fact, to those who are bent on demanding what’s rightfully theirs, meekness is a character flaw. Why? The meek person is the one who yields personal rights. But…

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Salvation’s Dirty Work

July 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Salvation’s Dirty Work
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“Bring the bull to the front of the Tent of Meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. Slaughter it in the Lord’s presence at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Take some of the bull’s blood and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger,…

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Growing the Body of Christ One Wheelchair at a Time

July 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Growing the Body of Christ One Wheelchair at a Time
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Our Joni and Friends Tennessee team just got back from delivering wheelchairs and sharing the Gospel in Guatemala. 13-year-old Ella received a new, custom-fitted wheelchair during our Wheels for the World outreach, giving her and her mother new reasons to smile! Ella is paralyzed from the waist down. She suffers from chronic pain and from…

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Glory

July 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Glory
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“I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.” Isaiah 42:8 Yesterday, we learned that of the many gifts God bestows, there are two things he has not given us. One is vengeance. The other is glory. Glory belongs to God alone, not…

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Growing in Christ in North Carolina

July 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Growing in Christ in North Carolina
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Vicky Lynn has eight children; three with disabilities. She attends Family Retreat and Family Retreat at Home with her two youngest daughters, Joanna and Danielle, who both have Down syndrome. As a special needs mom, Vicky Lynn has lived through decades of providing around-the-clock care for her daughters. She explains, “It’s easy to get bogged…

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