1-Minute Program Archive: December 2018

Hope Deferred

How many times have you gotten your hopes up and then… it all comes crashing down>

  • December 1, 2018
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Give Careful Thought

Isn't it odd how whatever we have, we still want more?  

  • December 2, 2018
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The Harpist

Like many infants with Down’s, Sarah had a heart defect and spent three months in the neonatal intensive care unit, fighting for her life. 

  • December 3, 2018
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Pavle in Serbia

Here's a story about Pavle, a 17-year-old who recently attended a Joni and Friends Family Retreat in Serbia. 

  • December 4, 2018
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Pray for the Lady

During one stop in Jamaica, I noticed a Jamaican man strumming a banjo while pumping drums and a horn with one foot. 

  • December 5, 2018
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The Refiner's Fire

Malachi chapter 3 is an illustration of how the Lord refines us in the fire.  He turns up the heat on our trials until all the impurities and selfishness come bubbling to the surface of our soul.

  • December 6, 2018
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An End, A Purpose, A Goal

I’m no plaster-of-Paris saint with this quadriplegia and chronic pain.

  • December 7, 2018
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When I was first asked to write a book, I told the publisher, but I don’t have the scholarship to write a book!

  • December 8, 2018
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David the STM

It’s young people like David who get me so excited about the new, next generation. 

  • December 9, 2018
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Jet the Guide Dog

Not long ago, I had a guide puppy-in-training named Jet visit my office.

  • December 10, 2018
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Bringing Goodness Home

After a long trip away, it’s wonderful to pull into the driveway and settle into the living room for a quiet evening. 

  • December 11, 2018
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Cancer Slows You Down

When I was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer, everything ground to a halt. Because chemo lowered my resistance to germs, I became pretty much housebound.

  • December 12, 2018
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Visit Joni's Studio

When I broke my neck and lost the use of my hands, I did not lose my artistic talent.

  • December 13, 2018
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Eber in El Salvador

Remember when the Zika virus was the top story in the news? We quickly learned about the devastating effects it can have, and it happened to little Eber in El Salvador. 

  • December 14, 2018
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Can You Seek God's Face?

When I was a little girl I remember digging into my mother’s little treasure chest in her bedroom, taking out her diary and reading it. 

  • December 15, 2018
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If pure religion is taking care of the widows and orphans, then that’s exactly what happened in the case of 5-year-old Manjova in Eastern Europe. 

  • December 16, 2018
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Jesus' Agenda

People often try to prove to me that every time Jesus met someone who was paralyzed, He healed them.

  • December 17, 2018
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Angels are Watching and Learning

Something electrifying is abuzz in your room right now.  Angels and demons are watching, listening and learning about God from you! 

  • December 18, 2018
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Transparency with God

  • December 19, 2018
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A Better Joy

In Luke 10 the Lord sent His disciples out to minister in the villages of Judea, and those ordinary fellows returned transformed into powerful ambassadors for Christ. 

  • December 20, 2018
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The Garbage Man Cometh

Let me tell you what happened when a local radio station shared about Wheels for the World. 

  • December 21, 2018
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Jesus Paid it All

What a relief that Jesus paid it all!  He didn’t pay the penalty for just part of our sin, but all of it! 

  • December 22, 2018
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A Bouquet of Weeds

When I was a little, I loved trying to please my mother by picking milkweed and dandelions in a field not far from our home.  To me, these made a lovely bouquet. 

  • December 23, 2018
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So Great a Debt

My husband doesn’t keep a scorecard, but once in awhile  he’ll say to me, “You owe me one.”   

  • December 24, 2018
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It Hurts So Good!

To help manage my pain, I often see a physical therapist.  She stretches my back and has this little rubber-tipped, hand-held thing to dig between my muscles that I like to call a “torture tool.” 

  • December 25, 2018
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Adam in Poland

On a recent Wheels for the World trip to Poland, we distributed 400 wheelchairs in four cities. 

  • December 26, 2018
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While We Were Dead

There was a time when I thought I played a very significant role in my own salvation. 

  • December 27, 2018
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Fingers of Love

We know that God is in control and that He handles everything that touches our lives, measuring and sorting it carefully, sifting it through His wise and compassionate fingers, but did you ever stop to consider that you are one of those fingers? 

  • December 28, 2018
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God's Grafting

Up in western Maryland lies the little town of Hancock, and it's where my Uncle Don has his apple orchard. 

  • December 29, 2018
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Keeping God's Attention

I remember as a teenager trying to impress the captain of our football team. 

  • December 30, 2018
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The Guilt is Gone

At one of our Joni and Friends’ Family Retreats, I observed firsthand an interesting illustration of Galatians 6 where it says, “Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”  

  • December 31, 2018
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