4-Minute Program Archive: January 2013

The Big Picture

With the start of a new school semester, bills to pay, and decisions to make—it’s easy to lose perspective. Well, here’s a bible verse to help you see the big picture.

  • January 1, 2013
  • #8002

Steve Saint

If you’ve ever seen the film, The End of the Spear, you may be familiar with the story of Steve Saint. There is so much to this remarkable missionary and businessman; click here to listen to his story.

  • January 2, 2013
  • #8003

Steve Saint Interview

Joni interviews Steve Saint, missionary to the indigenous people and Ecuador, and founder of the Indigenous Peoples Technology and Education Center, Inc. (I-TEC).

  • January 3, 2013
  • #8004

James Swanson Story

If you would like to help a family affected by a disability, then Heart for the Disabled is just for you. Learn how a simple note, drawing, or card, touched the life of the Swanson Family.

  • January 4, 2013
  • #8005

Heart for the Disabled #1: Joffre and Kathy

Can you imagine having triplets? Add a disability to that and life becomes all the more challenging! That’s why Joni invites you to send a Valentine’s day note to Joffre, Kathy, and the kids.

  • January 7, 2013
  • #8006

Heart for the Disabled #2: Sara

Sara was born with a physical disability and abused as a child. Although now a young adult, she still needs  encouragement. Listen to her story here and learn how you can help Sara.

  • January 8, 2013
  • #8007

Heart for the Disabled #3: Josh and Jackie

Some families don’t just have one child affected by a disability—but sometimes 3 or more! It’s why we’re asking you to make this Valentine’s special for the family of Josh and Jackie.

  • January 9, 2013
  • #8008

Heart for the Disabled #4: Kim Family

What does a nap mean to you? To parents with children who have autism, a simple time of rest is priceless … as is a Valentine’s Day filled with love and encouragement from you!

  • January 10, 2013
  • #8009

Heart for the Disabled #5: Ryan and Lisa

When Ryan and Lisa realized more families like theirs needed help at church, they helped start a children’s ministry to bless others. Now you can bless them this Valentine’s Day!

  • January 11, 2013
  • #8010

Heart for the Disabled Follow-Up

Our words are never neutral — never! Every day we are using words that either build people up or tear them down. So today, use your words to encourage a family affected by disability. 

  • January 14, 2013
  • #8011

Happy Day

We are so prone to let our circumstances or emotions— whether good or bad —dictate our view of God for the moment. Yet, as Joni reminds us, even when life is hard, God is faithful.

  • January 15, 2013
  • #8012

Fighting Fire with Fire

The Christian’s battle is not just against wrongdoing: it’s a battle to stay close to the Lord. It involves more than rejecting evil; it means giving God the upper hand in your heart. 

  • January 16, 2013
  • #8013

Man of Sorrows

Listen to Joni as she recalls the night she was visited by a dear friend who helped her encounter Jesus—the Man of Sorrows who is with us during our greatest hardships.

  • January 17, 2013
  • #8014


Listen as Joni tells of the night following a simple lesson from the Bible, when she rejoiced in discovering the fact we will one day join Him and many others in heaven.

  • January 18, 2013
  • #8015

The Nobel Prize

For years, stem cell research depended heavily on human embryos. But now, with Dr. Yamanaka’s discovery of pluripotent stem cells, ethical research is on the rise. 

  • January 21, 2013
  • #8016

After Awhile

Sometimes, it feels like your suffering will never end ... but have hope, because Joni reminds us that our stay on this Earth is only for a little while, for some day will have eternal joy and peace.

  • January 22, 2013
  • #8017

... And This is Dying

If you were floating facedown, unable to move, and alone in the water … would you panic? Listen to Joni as she gives a biblical perspective on her near-death experience. 

  • January 23, 2013
  • #8018

Caribbean Pines

Some plants need to be cultivated, but others thrive during times of drought and fire—like the Caribbean Pine. It’s why Joni invites you to take a closer look at how you can flourish during fiery trials.

  • January 24, 2013
  • #8019

When Is It Right to Die?

When is it right to die? Listen as Joni tells the story of a former roommate, Ada, who fraught with despair in dealing with the reality of permanent paralysis.

  • January 25, 2013
  • #8020
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