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The Family Retreat Effect

January 22, 2019

For families affected by disability, Joni and Friends Family Retreat becomes a place of respite and acceptance.  In many cases, it becomes the highlight of the year for both families and volunteers. The atmosphere of Family Retreat is just… life changing.   At Retreat, families with disability find community, receive support, and are able to just let down their guard knowing that they are fully accepted and fully loved! Parents…

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Cancer Update: A Scarred Veteran

January 22, 2019

Friends, I just want to thank you for all your prayers – honestly, Ken Tada and I can feel the updraft of the Holy Spirit sustaining us every step of the way in this cancer journey. I’ve been undergoing radiation treatments – something I did not do with my previous cancer because of my fragile lungs. But technology…

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The Hope of Jesus for Special Needs Families

January 21, 2019

All year long, families affected by disability live on the edge of exhaustion. There are sleepless nights, endless medical appointments, dreary routine, and financial pressures. Isolation and weariness cause so much discouragement and hopelessness for these families. Special needs families desperately need a place where they can let down their guard and breathe in God’s renewing presence. They need a safe…

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Looking Forward to Family Retreat in 2019

January 21, 2019

Earlier this week, my co-worker shared with me the final schedule of upcoming Family Retreats. I can’t tell you how excited I am as I look over the list. When I think of all the dads and moms who will receive much-needed encouragement, and the kids who will have loads of fun doing things they…

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Joni and Friends Logo Necklace

January 18, 2019

The new Joni and Friends logo represents our mission to evangelize and disciple people affected by disability. The figures within the globe support one another inwardly as they extend the Gospel out into the world.  Today, join us in celebrating 40 years of Joni and Friends ministry by ordering your special-edition logo necklace! This one-of-a-kind piece…

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Cancer Update: Clear and Strong

January 17, 2019

Today marks my 12th radiation session with 23 more to go — and so far, my lungs still feel clear and strong. It’s what I’ve been praying and hoping for all along: minimal scarring to my fragile lungs (because I so love to sing, speak, and record the daily “Joni and Friends” radio programs). Every day…

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All Occasion Seasons Notecards – New!

January 16, 2019

Designed from Joni’s artwork, and taken from the 2019 Planner seasons artwork selections, these notecards are perfect to send an encouraging note to family and friends. A message is included on the front and Scripture on the inside left.  Each box contains 4 designs (5 each) with 20 envelopes and are 5×7. Card themes are: Thinking of…

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Sanctity of Life with Nick Vujicic

January 14, 2019

This week marks 46 years since the landmark case Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States. When President Ronald Reagan established Sanctity of Life Sunday in 1984, it was with the intent to recognize the human dignity of unborn children. All these years later, it’s no longer only the unborn whose sanctity of…

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Cancer Update: Sustained

January 10, 2019

Well, it’s about that time again for a cancer update, and the first thing I must say is, “Wow.” Never have I felt so sustained; Ken and I feel so uplifted, like we are hydroplaning on your prayers, hovering way above the gut-wrenching hardships of this cancer.

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January Lock Screen

January 9, 2019

The start of the new year marked the 40th anniversary milestone for Joni and Friends! It’s a new era of global ministry for us… and to celebrate, Joni introduced a new ministry logo. This month, our lock screen features Joni’s artwork and the new Joni and Friends global logo. When we were designing our new logo, it was important that…

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