1-Minute Program Archive: August 2017

Margaret's Story

Back in the sixties, Margaret was a flower child. She had it all, even a Volkswagen van!  

  • August 1, 2017
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Staff Conference Worship

Our staff conferences are always a wonderful time of connecting and sharing stories. 

  • August 2, 2017
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A Little While

Life is hard. And I mean it. I can honestly say, dealing with a chronic condition, life only keeps getting harder.

  • August 3, 2017
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My Night Hymn

I love to sing in the night when I cannot sleep.

  • August 4, 2017
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You Can't Hide an Ox

Nowadays, confession and repentance are thought to be private things – just between us and God. 

  • August 5, 2017
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Only a Little While

I love Bible verses about facing suffering with the heavenly hope.

  • August 6, 2017
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Pray for Endurance

It’s a good thing to ask for help when you need it… and do I need it. 

  • August 7, 2017
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A Habit of Singing

We build habits around the things that matter to us. It’s why I make it a habit of singing wherever I go. 

  • August 8, 2017
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Don't Miss the Obvious

We do it all the time; we miss the obvious.

  • August 9, 2017
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My Friend Tawana

My friend Tawana is a quadriplegic and very recently she was struggling against pneumonia.

  • August 10, 2017
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Purpose in Pain

Every once in a while, when pain piles on, I will find myself asking God why. 

  • August 11, 2017
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Isaiah 50

Back in the late 70s the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association asked me to play my own part in the film Joni. 

  • August 12, 2017
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Don't Be Like One of Them

Back in high school, my walk in Christ did not match my talk.

  • August 13, 2017
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Boundaries of Our Striving

Not long ago, doctors diagnosed Christopher with a very rare form of cancer. 

  • August 14, 2017
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Bill Brown

Forty years ago Bill Brown from the Billy Graham Association approached me about making the movie Joni. 

  • August 15, 2017
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From Rowing to Resting

It had been a long day of ministering when Jesus ordered his disciples into a boat and told them to cross the Sea of Galilee. 

  • August 16, 2017
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Francie's Recipe Book

Not too long ago, my friend Francie was juggling all sorts of items on her way to the car. Later, when she unloaded her things, she couldn’t find her treasured family recipe book.

  • August 17, 2017
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Trustworthy Words

The other day I was backing my wheelchair out of my van on a steep hill. I could not see behind me...

  • August 18, 2017
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The Big Picture

Many years ago, my husband Ken and I had a doozy of an argument over something really small. 

  • August 19, 2017
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What Does God Ask of You?

Some time ago I was forced to lie in bed for a month in order to heal a couple of pressure sores.

  • August 20, 2017
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God's Chiseling Tool

Many believers struggle with seeing suffering as a chiseling tool in God’s hand to shape their character. 

  • August 21, 2017
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Lela's Gift

You’ve heard me talk before about Wheels for the World, and how we take used wheelchairs, refurbish them, and ship them overseas to kids and adults...

  • August 22, 2017
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Mown Grass

I love the fragrance of newly cut grass. 

  • August 23, 2017
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To What End Pain?

Time and again, the Bible tells us to take our focus off ourselves, and put it on others.

  • August 24, 2017
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A Well Completed Task

Isn’t it great to finish a project?

  • August 25, 2017
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Faith That Glorifies God

When I broke my neck 50 years ago, the future looked so scary. Would God’s grace be strong enough to help me?

  • August 26, 2017
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A Friend in Minnesota

One of my biggest pleasures is getting to know the friends who make up Joni and Friends. 

  • August 27, 2017
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Chief of Sinners

The more I know about Jesus, the more I see my need of a Savior. 

  • August 28, 2017
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A Start for Gratitude

Sometimes it’s hard to give thanks when times are tough.

  • August 29, 2017
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Anxiety and Pain

You know, living with chronic pain, I have come to see that our adversary, the devil, he delights in using anxious feelings to divert our focus from trusting God. 

  • August 30, 2017
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An Example of Gratitude

What makes Christians different, what characterizes us, is the ability to be grateful when we’re going through tough times.

  • August 31, 2017
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