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Refuge and Strength

January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Refuge and Strength
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“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” -Psalm 46:1 Nothing is more suffocating, more soul stifling, than feelings of hopelessness. Despair can seep into your soul like floodwaters into a basement. We’ve all been there when hope seems so very faint. But true hope is not a feeling; it is a…

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All Occasion Seasons Notecards – New!

January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on All Occasion Seasons Notecards – New!
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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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E.M. Bounds

January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on E.M. Bounds
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada.  The other day I read EM Bounds’ fascinating account on how a pack of dogs chased a little deer into his yard.  The cowering fawn lay at his feet while the dogs leaped over the railings and charged toward them. The man held the fawn to his breast and swung his legs around and fought off the dogs. As far as he…

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Lord, Stir My Soul

January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Lord, Stir My Soul
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“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth…

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Caleb’s Invitation

January 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Caleb’s Invitation
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Has a party invitation ever move you to tears?  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada.  The other day my co-worker, Steve Bundy, told me of such an invite. You see, Steve’s son, Caleb was born with autism. He can walk a bit with assistance, but he’s not able to do stuff on his own.  And he can’t talk, so he’s loud and disruptive.  Compared to his younger brother Jaron, who is typical, and asked to attend many parties, Caleb never received an…

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A Word Fitly Spoken

January 15, 2019 | Comments Off on A Word Fitly Spoken
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“Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.” Proverbs 20:15 Have you ever received a note or card at just the right time with just the right word of encouragement? It’s like getting a message straight from heaven, isn’t it? In Proverbs, Solomon writes, “A word fitly…

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Sanctity of Life with Nick Vujicic

January 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Sanctity of Life with Nick Vujicic
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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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Joni and Friends Elects New Chairman of the International Board of Directors and Appoints Two New Members

January 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends Elects New Chairman of the International Board of Directors and Appoints Two New Members
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Agoura Hills, CA – Jan. 7, 2019: Joni and Friends, the leading global non-profit providing Christian ministry to people impacted by disability, announced today that Peter B. Schluze has been elected as Chairman of the International Board of Directors. Schulze, former managing director and CFO of Mercy Ships and co-founder of Christian television production Cross…

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The Hope of Glory

January 14, 2019 | Comments Off on The Hope of Glory
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and as I like to say, “God permits what He hates to accomplish what He loves.” God utterly despised the horrible suffering that lead to His Son’s crucifixion, the hate, treason, the torture, injustice, and murder. But God allowed what He hated to accomplish something He wanted: salvation for a world of sinners. That exact same principle is true in my life and in yours.…

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A Grand-Scale Vision

January 14, 2019 | Comments Off on A Grand-Scale Vision
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“Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you…

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