4-Minute Program Archive: December 2008

Joyceline From Cameroon

On a Wheels for the World trip to Cameroon, a physical therapist is overwhelmingly blessed by the gratitude of a disabled little girl, Joyceline.

  • December 1, 2008
  • #6936

The Burning Bush

Joni reminds listeners that just as God could have used any ordinary bush as the burning bush when He appeared to Moses, anyone, regardless of talents and skills, can shine for God's glory.

  • December 2, 2008
  • #6937

Balm in Gilead

Joni shares a hymn that reminds her during times of pain and hurting that Jesus is all she needs.

  • December 3, 2008
  • #6938

The Bureaucrat’s Heart

Joni conveys her concern for people in the disabilities community as the trend grows toward legalizing physician-assisted suicide.

  • December 4, 2008
  • #6939

Dennis Gladman Interview

Joni speaks with her friend, Dennis Gladman, about how his ministry work with disabled people became personal after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

  • December 5, 2008
  • #6940

A Sneak Preview

Joni imagines an arrival in heaven where her sins are reviewed by all, but is thankful that heaven will actually be a time of celebration for the good things done to the glory of Jesus.

  • December 9, 2008
  • #6942

Comparing Earthquakes

Joni uses the example of an earthquake in Peru to share that we shouldn't measure our suffering according to ourselves; there are people that suffer worse than us and that is a lesson in humility.

  • December 10, 2008
  • #6681

Speak, O Lord

In this program, Joni reminds us that through silence and listening, we can hear much more from God and others.  

  • December 10, 2008
  • #6943

Rheba’s Article

This program focuses on an article written by a prominent nurse about her realization that terminally ill patients should not be given the death warrant through physician-assisted suicide.

  • December 11, 2008
  • #6944

The New Religion

Joni shares how in a culture focused on outward appearance and the pursuit of physical fitness, we should religiously pursue spiritual disciplines that shape us for life.

  • December 12, 2008
  • #6945

Lover of My Soul

Joni encourages listeners to revel in the depth of the Father's love for us and praise Him through music and prayer.

  • December 15, 2008
  • #6946

Steve, the Rookie

Joni tells the story of her friend, Steve, who without training to work with disabled people was able to use music to minister to people on a Wheels For The World trip to Cuba.

  • December 16, 2008
  • #6947

Ryan Leads the Way

To illustrate the importance of encouraging others in the Lord, Joni uses the example of profoundly disabled Ryan Mazza, who gains his joy and crown by blessing others for Christ.

  • December 17, 2008
  • #6948

Pleasure On Hold

Joni describes the way of life for a Christian with eyes toward heaven--saying no to impulsive pleasures of now in anticipation of something greater to come.

  • December 18, 2008
  • #6949

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Joni uses the story of a very pregnant Mary's trip to Bethlehem and Psalm 23 to remind listeners that the True Shepherd is watching over us, just as He was watching over Mary and Joseph.

  • December 19, 2008
  • #6950

Have Yourself A Blessed Little Christmas

Joni calls her friend, Hugh Martin, author of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", and sings his updated, sacred version, "Have Yourself A Blessed Little Christmas".

  • December 22, 2008
  • #6951

A German Christmas

Joni shares her Christmas memories about her Grandmom Landwehr and posts a recipe for German-style Brisket of Beef.

  • December 23, 2008
  • #6952

Christmas in the Stable

Joni reflects on a Christmas memory of spending quiet time in her family's stable.

  • December 24, 2008
  • #6953

Joy to the World

Joni sings "Joy to the World" and takes a look at the different responses people have had to the birth of Christ.

  • December 25, 2008
  • #6954

Chaplain Tony

Joni speaks with her friend, Tony Ciomperlik, Chaplain Technician from the Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • December 26, 2008
  • #6955

Whiter Than Snow

Listen as Joni sings the words she wrote to go along with the tune of "Whiter Than Snow".

  • December 29, 2008
  • #6956
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