4-Minute Program Archive: October 2012

Breast Cancer #1: My Story

In 2010, Joni  was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. Today, she shares with you her journey after the shocking diagnosis.

  • October 1, 2012
  • #7936

Breast Cancer #2: You're Not Alone

When Joni was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer, she knew cancer treatment along with quadriplegia was something she could not do alone.

  • October 2, 2012
  • #7937

Breast Cancer #3: God is Sovereign

Quadriplegia, depression, chronic pain … How could, on top of everything Joni has had to go through, God permit Joni to endure such a thing as Stage III breast cancer?

  • October 3, 2012
  • #7938

Breast Cancer #4: Become An Expert

Joni encourages you to make your cancer diagnosis a personal and divine calling to become an expert on God. 

  • October 4, 2012
  • #7939

Breast Cancer #5: Keep in Step

When cancer hits, life slows down. Joni experienced it, because when she was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer, she had to keep in step with the Holy Spirit. 

  • October 5, 2012
  • #7940

Comfort and Elvis

Believing God had turned his back, the parents of little Elvis were delighted to receive a remarkable gift—a customized wheelchair.

  • October 8, 2012
  • #7941

God's Grafting

The apple orchard holds a deeper secret about God and the way He works. To go through a wounding of suffering in your life is part of the nature of affliction.

  • October 9, 2012
  • #7942

A Song for the Suffering

You are being trained to sing in a choir. And while the deepest notes belong to you … they will ultimately belong to the children of the cross who have suffered. 

  • October 10, 2012
  • #7943

Miracle of the Lightweight Chair

Listen to a story of God’s response to the cry of a mother and father of a boy with cerebral palsy in Havana, Cuba.

  • October 11, 2012
  • #7944

Heaven: Hope for Now

When life hurts and you get up to talk about suffering, you've got to talk about Heaven.

  • October 12, 2012
  • #7945

Waypoint Adventure

You are never too old or too young to learn new things. Joni and her husband Ken discover the joy of kayaking.

  • October 15, 2012
  • #7946

A Mother's Witness

Do life’s circumstances sometimes leave you discouraged or depressed? Listen as Joni shares her story about how she overcame her bout with discouragement and depression.

  • October 16, 2012
  • #7947

Help for Chronic Pain

Do you have trouble coping with chronic pain? Joni gives inspiration from the scriptures on how to suffer well.

  • October 17, 2012
  • #7948

My Dragon

As a quadriplegic, Joni can’t use her hands to type or write. Instead, she uses the power of her voice and software called “Dragon Naturally Speaking.”

  • October 18, 2012
  • #7949

Pastor Bob's Story

Pastor Bob gets a gentle reminder of how some of our best laid plans can go awry and how sometimes we must abandon those plans and go with plan B.

  • October 19, 2012
  • #7950

Wounded Warriors/PTSD

At Joni and Friends, it is our duty to serve our servicemen and women returning from battle with wounds—visible or not—through our Wounded Warrior Getaways.

  • October 22, 2012
  • #7951

He Hideth My Soul

When it comes to seeking reassurance in times of hardship, it is often songs of deliverance that reminds us of our special place with Christ and His love.

  • October 23, 2012
  • #7952

Isaiah's Smile

When it comes to finding your ministry, this story of a child with Down Syndrome reminds us of how we can create our own, subtle ministry and shine gloriously for Christ. 

  • October 24, 2012
  • #7953

A Visit with the Getty's

Joni receives a special visit—Keith and Kristyn Getty! Listen to the Getty’s as they discuss their new album, “Hymns for the Christian Life,” and their plans for the next year.

  • October 25, 2012
  • #7954

Johnny, My Beloved Son

Not long ago, children born with a severe disability were appointed to a lifetime of misery. Listen as Joni retells the story of a mother who single-handedly decided to rescue her son from such cruelty.

  • October 26, 2012
  • #7955

A Thankful Heart in a World of Hurt

You may think it’s easier to wallow in self-pity when life seems to fail you. Joni reminds us how our spirits can be rekindled by giving thanks and acknowledging God’s grace. 

  • October 29, 2012
  • #7956

Rescue the Perishing

Did you ever see the Titanic? Listen to Joni as she reminds us not to turn our backs on God’s word … because the clock is ticking and space is limited for the most important cruise ever.

  • October 30, 2012
  • #7957

Quit Complaining

If you know a grumbler or are one—if you complain about everything and anything—this is a message for you.  Joni presents a Biblical perspective on why we need to break the bonds of grumbling.

  • October 31, 2012
  • #7958
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