4-Minute Program Archive: August 2014

A Slice of Heaven

Special moments in our lives are God’s gifts to us, foreshadowing our eternal joys in heaven.

  • August 1, 2014
  • #8415

Assistance Dog Week

Don't you love it when God gives you a surprise? Less than as Joni shares how she was surprised by Buddy, and assistance dog.

  • August 4, 2014
  • #8416

We Are Like Grass

Our bodies will one day wither and die, like grass says Isaiah 40, but in Jesus we have hope.

  • August 5, 2014
  • #8417

Service Dog Manners

Should you pet a service dog? Listen to Joni as she talks about service dog manners.

  • August 6, 2014
  • #8418

Gene and Destiny

It's Assistance Dog Week and Joni is sharing a story about her friend Gene who trains service dogs.

  • August 7, 2014
  • #8419

Carmen and Tink

A cute pomeranian as a service dog?! That's right, Joni's friend Carmen has a dog named Tink that goes with her everywhere.

  • August 8, 2014
  • #8420

Pat McBride

A reckless dive changed Joni's life forever, as well as her friend Pat's life. Listen to his story. 

  • August 11, 2014
  • #8421

My Faith Looks Up To Thee

It is easy to pray and praise God when things are going well, but when trials come God will give us a song.

  • August 12, 2014
  • #8422

1 Peter 2:21

We want to follow Jesus and fulfill His calling, but what if Jesus is calling you to suffer? 

  • August 13, 2014
  • #8423

Brittany Interview

Can you imagine living in severe pain every day? This is the life of Brittany. Listen to her story.

  • August 14, 2014
  • #8424

Sow In Tears

When you are hurting, it's hard be happy or patient. But Psalm 126 says those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.

  • August 15, 2014
  • #8425

A Little Bird Am I

When we feel confined by our circumstances, singing songs to God brings freedom to the soul.

  • August 18, 2014
  • #8426

Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting

We can rest in Jesus, because God’s hand rests on us and gives us guidance, protection, and blessing.

  • August 19, 2014
  • #8427


If pain, illness, or age is limiting you, remember there are many things you can do with and through Jesus.

  • August 20, 2014
  • #8428

King of Pain

Living with chronic pain is not easy for Joni, but poems like "When Pain Moves In To Stay" remind her Jesus understands her pain.

  • August 21, 2014
  • #PM7825

A Braver Song to Sing

Do you feel as if pain has robbed your joy and peace? Jesus knows pain and He promises to be with you in it.

  • August 22, 2014
  • #8430

Claudia's Story

Meet Joni’s friend Claudia Aguirre who serves as the Joni and Friends International Family Retreat Director in El Salvador. 

  • August 25, 2014
  • #8431

Hidden Sins

We often try to hide our secret sins. But we need to ask Holy Spirit to reveal our sins, so we may be forgiven and cleansed. 

  • August 26, 2014
  • #8432

Kyle and Travis

Listen to Joni share how ‘Talent Night’ at Family Retreat gives special-needs kids a chance to shine.

  • August 27, 2014
  • #8433


We are in a spiritual war; so putting on our spiritual armor every day enables us to stand strong for the Kingdom of God.

  • August 28, 2014
  • #8434

Martha Troyer

After her son is injured in a tragic accident, a Mennonite woman finds hope and help in Christ at a Family Retreat.

  • August 29, 2014
  • #8435
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