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Signposts Pointing the Way Home

By Joni and Friends | October 17, 2019

“You make 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 ecstasies really go on forever? Is it true we will never become bored? God sprinkles tiny hints of heaven on earth to give an inkling—just the…

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Happily Ever After

By Joni and Friends | October 16, 2019

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 Maybe you were blessed to have a dad or mom who read fairy tales to you when you were a child. Most of…

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Let Your Heart Walk the Streets of Heaven

By Joni and Friends | October 15, 2019

“People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for…

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When You Trust Him

By Joni and Friends | October 14, 2019

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 The other day, I was backing my wheelchair out of my van on a very steep hill. Take my word for it; it was…

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My Light and Salvation

By Joni and Friends | October 13, 2019

“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 When you were a child, did you like to sleep with a light on? Somehow a dark bedroom doesn’t seem quite so scary with a nightlight glowing softly in…

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Patient Endurance

By Joni and Friends | October 12, 2019

“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36 (NLT) Napoleon once wrote, “Conquest has made me what I…

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God’s Handiwork

By Joni and Friends | October 11, 2019

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 Have you ever watched a sculptor creating a statue from clay? She pushes against that clay with strong, skillful hands, working intently and often wetting it down so it might yield…

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Train Your Memory

By Joni and Friends | October 10, 2019

“I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope.” Lamentations 3:20-21 Memory is frequently the agent of misery. A sad frame of mind will easily call up every dark day in your past and every gloomy regret from days gone by. Wisdom,…

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The Secret to Extraordinary Service

By Joni and Friends | October 9, 2019

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:22-23 In…

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Working for the King

By Joni and Friends | October 8, 2019

“They were the potters who lived at Netaim and Gederah; they stayed there and worked for the king.” 1 Chronicles 4:23 If you have a job flipping burgers, you may find it difficult to look at your work as exalted. A stay-at-home mom who changes diapers all day, loads the dishwasher, and haggles with the…

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