1-Minute Program Archive: October 2011

Love Lifted Me Up The Great Wall

Love sure does provide a lift. Yes, spiritually, but even physically...

  • October 1, 2011
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The Promise

How long will you wait for a promise to be fulfilled before you stop believing? Weeks? Months? Years? Well, try centuries!

  • October 2, 2011
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Breaking Beyond the Limitations

It seems like every day there's a different reason for thinking of how great Jesus is! Hebrews 4 says, "The Lord Himself shared fully in all our weaknesses..."

  • October 3, 2011
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Cleanse Me

One of the most poignant things Jesus ever did was wash His disciples’ feet. Picture it -- the Lord on His hands and knees, humbling Himself before the feet of His friends.

  • October 4, 2011
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Praises From Peru

On a recent Wheels for the World outreach in Peru, many people with very severe disabilities came to receive wheelchairs.

  • October 5, 2011
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What's the Cost?

We can learn a thing or two from Abraham, the Old Testament patriarch. Remember when God said to him, "Leave your country and your people and go to the land I will show you."

  • October 6, 2011
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Homesick for Heaven

Do you ever feel homesick for heaven? Whenever I get tired of this broken, old sinful world, or even my own rebellious heart, I find I'm often heartsick, or better yet, homesick for heaven...

  • October 7, 2011
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Are Your Feet Beautiful?

Isn’t it funny how certain sounds make you feel warm inside? Sounds like ocean waves, or wind in the trees, or that quiet, steady breathing of your child in his crib.

  • October 8, 2011
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Step Out of the Fast Lane

Sometimes it hits me that I’m just way too busy. Like when Ken and I compare our cluttered calendars to find a free evening for a dinner date.

  • October 9, 2011
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Those Who Hope in the Lord Will Soar Like a Kite

Bright afternoons with gusts of wind are the best days to fly a kite! There's something uplifting to the spirit when you fly a kite.

  • October 10, 2011
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It's the Wise Person Who Leans on Jesus' Arms

Have you ever noticed how many hymns talk about how much we need God; how much we depend on him? Hymns like "I Need Thee Every Hour," or "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms"...

  • October 11, 2011
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Things You Can't Do A Thing About

There are some problems you cannot do a thing about. Ordinary, everyday problems; like making your hair grow faster after it’s been butchered.

  • October 12, 2011
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Joni's Lilacs

Of all the flowering things in our yard, I am particularly proud of our two lilac bushes. The desert climate of California doesn't offer what the cold, hard winters of Minnesota do.

  • October 13, 2011
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Your Heart Needs to Get Involved

Some people find it difficult to think realistically about heaven. It seems so far away, something between a Sunday School sketch and a nebulous, hazy dream.

  • October 14, 2011
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The Communication Board

Justin is a bright, happy young man who happens to have cerebral palsy. He also communicates using a board across his lap with symbols on it.

  • October 15, 2011
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Take Your Father's Advice - Obey

My father, the quintessential athlete, was a platform-diving champion. He taught me for years always to check the depth of the water, and never to dive into cloudy or murky areas.

  • October 16, 2011
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There's No Such Thing As "Insignificant Details"

You know, God's greatest plans often hinge on the tiniest of details. Like in the story of Esther, where the entire Jewish race was about to be exterminated under the Persian king.

  • October 17, 2011
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Every Day is a Good Day to Give Praise to God

When I wheeled outside this morning, the sky was a dark blue with towering white thunderheads drifting across the valley beyond my house.

  • October 18, 2011
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What's in a Look?

So much can be communicated with just a look. Like there are times when my husband Ken gives me a certain look and oh, I just melt.

  • October 19, 2011
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From Darkness into Light

First Peter 2 says we’re to praise God who has brought us out of darkness and into the light.

  • October 20, 2011
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Don't Be Too Quick to Excuse Sin

I remember a time when a gas station attendant forgot to put my gas cap back on my tank. When I returned for it, he showed me one that wasn’t mine...

  • October 21, 2011
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Spreading Sunshine

My Uncle Eddie is with the Lord now, but he was so fun to be around! I loved paling around with him when our families would go camping.

  • October 22, 2011
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A Sacrament of Suffering

Our church celebrated Communion last Sunday, and as I took the bread that was broken, I thought about the body of Jesus broken for me.

  • October 23, 2011
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Every Good Gift

People often think that James chapter 1 speaks only about trials and tribulations. But tucked away, verse 17 is a fun thought.

  • October 24, 2011
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Fearing a Curse

On our last Wheels for the World outreach in Africa, one of our team members took several tribal people from a local village to a hospital for children with disabilities.

  • October 25, 2011
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Standing on the Promises

I may be sitting down in a wheelchair, but I am so glad God has given us promises that we can stand on. First John 1:9 says that if we confess our sins...

  • October 26, 2011
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Wise and Foolish Builders

When I was young, my family would head down to Ocean City, Maryland, for a week of summertime beach camping.

  • October 27, 2011
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That's Incredible

Back in my 12th grade Physics class, I witnessed some things that were pretty incredible.

  • October 28, 2011
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The Keel

I remember the time my sister Jay and her husband went sailing on the Chesapeake Bay when a sudden storm came up.

  • October 29, 2011
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International Volunteer Week

I’m so impressed by the volunteers at our Joni and Friends Family Retreats. I’m thinking especially of Bill, a college kid.

  • October 30, 2011
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Hard-Headed Horses

When I used to horseback ride, I had a horse who was so unruly, so hard to catch out in the pasture. Once I bridled and saddled him, he was very obedient.

  • October 31, 2011
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