Joni's Favorites

Things

Colors 

  • Teal Blue 
  • Coral 

Food 

  • Lindy Eareckson's Maryland crab cakes 
  • Ken Tada's barbecued tri-tip 
  • Any kind of fresh fruit salad 

Movies 

  • Chariots of Fire 
  • Miss Potter 
  • The Blind Side 
  • The Sound of Music 
  • Pride and Prejudice 

People 

  • My husband, Ken 
  • Charles Krauthammer 
  • Steve Estes 
  • Elisabeth Elliot 

Memories 

  • Speaking at the 1989 Billy Graham Crusade in Budapest, Hungary 
  • Filming the Joni movie 
  • Visiting the Pool of Bethesda in the old city of Jerusalem
Plants and Animals

Flowers 

  • Yellow Roses 
  • California Poppies 
  • Hyacinths 

Birds 

  • Bewick's Wren 
  • Titmouse 
  • Goldfinches 

Animals 

  • Quarter Horses 
  • Yellow Labrador Retrievers 
  • California seals 
Activities

Hobbies 

  • Oil Painting 
  • Travel 
  • Reading 

Free Time 

  • 4:00 Tea 
  • Sunday lunch in my church's rose garden 
  • Enjoying my backyard after work 

Games: 

  • Scrabble 
  • Backgammon 
  • Balloon Volleyball 
Places

Places to Visit 

  • The Holy Land 
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 
  • Devon, England 

National Parks 

  • Yosemite National Park 
  • Glacier National Park 

Monuments 

  • The Lincoln Memorial 
  • Mt. Rushmore 
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 

Museums 

  • The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas 
  • The Reagan Library 
  • National Air and Space Museum 
  • The Art Institute of Chicago Museum 
  • Imperial War Museum in London 
Books

Inspirational Books 

  • Crazy Love by Francis Chan 
    Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris 
    The Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett 

History Books 

  • Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose 
  • Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President by Allen C. Guelzo 
  • John Adams by David McCullough 

Children's Books 

  • Smoky the Cowhorse by Will James 
  • Runaway Home by Elizabeth Coatsworth and Mabel O'Donnell 
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson 

Biographical Books 

  • A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot 
  • George Muller of Bristol by Arthur T. Pierson 

Theology Books 

  • The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World by Dr. John Piper and Justin Taylor 
  • Studies in Theology by Loraine Boettner 

Disability Books 

  • The Long Good Night: My Father's Journey into Alzheimer's by Daphne Simpkins 
  • Blame it on the Brain: Distinguishing Chemical Imbalances, Brain Disorders, and Disobedience by Dr. Edward Welch 
  • Depression: A Stubborn Darkness by Dr. Edward Welch      
  • Same Lake, Different Boat by Stephanie Hubach