1-Minute Program Archive: December 2011

Plan A or B

Have you ever felt like you’ve missed God’s perfect plan for your life? 

  • December 1, 2011
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Whatever Happens

Recently I was reading Philippians chapter 1and had to stop at verse 27. It says, "Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel."

  • December 2, 2011
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Headaches into Hallelujahs

I like people who are able to turn a headache into a hallelujah.

  • December 3, 2011
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Praising God

When you’re in love, you just can't keep it to yourself! 

  • December 4, 2011
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Help is on the Way

I remember one Family Retreat, I decided to go on (as I call it) a “wheelchair hike” with my friend Jennifer who has cerebral palsy. 

  • December 5, 2011
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Their Glory is Their Shame

Have you ever noticed the comments people post on Facebook? 

  • December 6, 2011
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Where's the Ship Going?

While I was reading Philippians 3 the other day, I came across the 19thverse where it talks about believers who live as enemies of the cross.

  • December 7, 2011
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Having a Grateful Spirit

Every day, we choose what attitude we’re going to wear. It may not always be easy to choose an attitude of gratitude, but think about the story of Joseph. 

  • December 8, 2011
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Taste and See

Last week, Ken and I read through some Old Testament passages and talked about the wonderful things God did in the past... parting the Red Sea. 

  • December 9, 2011
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Report from Haiti

Not long ago our Wheels for the World team was in Haiti serving people with disabilities.

  • December 10, 2011
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Bonnie Wants to Live

I have a friend named Bonnie who is a polio quadriplegic... 

  • December 11, 2011
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Automated Choices

Don’t you love the convenience of a direct deposit for your paycheck? 

  • December 12, 2011
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The Hummingbird Flight

My friend Francie and I were looking out on my backyard patio at a real dog fight – no, not between canines, but between hummingbirds.

  • December 13, 2011
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When we were in Ghana holding one of our Family Retreats, we met a young mother and her little disabled boy named Ebenezer.

  • December 14, 2011
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A Wheelchair for Deeair

Orapin and her 10-year-old daughter, Deeair who has cerebral palsy, live in the mountains of Thailand. 

  • December 15, 2011
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Alzheimer's and Divorce

Some time ago, a Christian leader told his nationwide audience that Alzheimer's disease is a kind of death that makes divorce justifiable.

  • December 16, 2011
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A Reminder of Who You Are

In an interview I was once asked, "Just who is Joni Eareckson Tada?" 

  • December 17, 2011
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When God Conceals

We don't like having things concealed from us, but Proverbs 25 says, "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter."

  • December 18, 2011
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Jesus Paid It All

It cost something huge to have our names written in the Lamb's Book of Life: It cost Jesus His life. 

  • December 19, 2011
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Prayer Groups at Family Retreats

There’s a great verse in Isaiah 9 that says, “Those who dwell on the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.” 

  • December 20, 2011
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Years ago when I was in the hospital, I noticed that although there was lots of pain in the lives of the young people there, most of them didn’t cry.

  • December 21, 2011
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He Giveth More Grace

Recently I came across a startling statement in Genesis chapter 20 where God tells Abimelech, “I have kept you from sinning against me.”

  • December 22, 2011
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1 Corinthians 12:23

I have to admit, in 1 Corinthians where Paul makes a big deal about celebrating our weaknesses? 

  • December 23, 2011
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I Am Willing, Lord

As an artist, I enjoy watching other artists at work. I visited the studio of a sculptor friend of mine and I watched her work on several lumps of clay. 

  • December 24, 2011
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Wheels and Prisons

One of the best aspects of our Wheels for the World outreach is the prison inmates who volunteer their time to restore our wheelchairs. 

  • December 25, 2011
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A Farm Road in Spring

On our farm in Maryland, we knew that heavy spring rains were great for the furrowed fields, but for the straight dirt road leading from the highway...

  • December 26, 2011
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God Was in it After All

"Father of all compassion" is one of my favorite names for the Lord. I do think it describes His heart best.

  • December 27, 2011
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Lamb of Glory

Remember the story of the Lord telling Abraham to take his son Isaac and offer him up as a sacrifice? 

  • December 28, 2011
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Stand Up for Jesus

Even though I’m paralyzed, I know one day I’ll stand on my feet – yahoo! 

  • December 29, 2011
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Family Retreat Volunteers

At one of our Family Retreats, we met six‑year‑old Jesus Barrera.

  • December 30, 2011
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Loneliness and Solitude

Every night I try to have an hour of quiet in my bedroom before Ken comes to bed...

  • December 31, 2011
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