4-Minute Program Archive: January 2017

Another New Year

This new year, be strong and courageous, like Caleb who insisted on conquering his enemies, even at the age of 85!

  • January 2, 2017
  • #9046

Studying Scripture

Ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate your mind and heart before studying the Bible. He will reveal Jesus on every page in the scriptures we read.

  • January 3, 2017
  • #9047

Train Yourself to Be Godly

Strength and faith in God are received as a result of continuing in spiritual disciplines of fasting, prayer, and Bible study.

  • January 4, 2017
  • #9048

Grandma Grace's Bible

No matter which century you live in, the love and faithfulness of Jesus is the same forever.

  • January 5, 2017
  • #9049

Heart for the Disabled Coming

Five special- needs families would love to receive encouragement and hope from your cards, letters, and favorite Bible verses.

  • January 6, 2017
  • #9050

HD #1 Randy, Monica, and Family

This family with special-needs children would be encouraged by some uplifting cards, letters and small gifts to let them know someone is thinking and praying for them.

  • January 9, 2017
  • #9051

HD #2 Paul, Kristin, and Family

A family with four special-needs children would love to receive cards and letters of encouragement, and know that people are praying for them.

  • January 10, 2017
  • #9052

HD #3 Roger, Emem and Family

This family with special-needs children and special-needs parents would love to receive encouraging cards, letters, scriptures or gift cards in time for Valentine’s Day.

  • January 11, 2017
  • #9053

HD #4 Nick, Denise and Family

Having three children with disabilities, life is not easy for this family. They would be blessed by receiving Christian encouragement via cards, notes, favorite scriptures, or uplifting poems.  

  • January 12, 2017
  • #9054

HD #5 Damon, Barbara and Ben

This special-needs family would greatly appreciate uplifting cards, notes, favorite poems, and encouraging scriptures.

  • January 13, 2017
  • #9055

Heart for the Disabled Reflections

Recipients of the Valentine’s gifts share their gratitude for the encouraging cards, poems and scriptures sent by Joni’s listeners.

  • January 16, 2017
  • #9056


Enduring normal, everyday trials can transform patience to perseverance, evidence of fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

  • January 17, 2017
  • #9057

The Great Amen

All God’s promises of hope and help and comfort are yes and Amen in the Lord Jesus Christ

  • January 18, 2017
  • #9058

Show and Tell

We can show people how to carry burdens without complaint while we tell them about Jesus who gives us strength to do it.

  • January 19, 2017
  • #9059

Straight Answers to Good Questions

The answers to our struggles and heartache are better left unknown. The path to satisfaction is reading the Word of God and faith in Jesus Christ.

  • January 20, 2017
  • #9060

Cutting Hair, Creating Joy

Compassion, patience, and kindness from volunteers at Joni and Friends Family Retreat help a little girl with autism get a cute new haircut.

  • January 23, 2017
  • #9061

Battling Anxiety

The best way to overcome anxious thoughts is by standing on the promises of God.

  • January 24, 2017
  • #9062

A Special Prayer

Aided by two volunteers at a Family Retreat; a young man with significant disabilities sings a new song to the Lord.

  • January 25, 2017
  • #9063

Heart for the Disabled

Sara, who struggles with a disability, finds ongoing comfort and encouragement from letters, scriptures and small gifts sent by Joni’s listeners.

  • January 26, 2017
  • #9064

Matthew Belonged

Matthew never experienced acceptance due to his autism, until he found friendship, hope, and belonging at Family Retreat.

  • January 27, 2017
  • #9065

Secrets to a Grateful Heart

Giving thanks to God during times of struggle and confusion glorifies our suffering and indicates our high esteem of God.

  • January 30, 2017
  • # 9066

World Leprosy Day

Joni shares her testimony at a leper colony in Ethiopia.

  • January 31, 2017
  • #9067
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