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Intentionality at Christmas

  • Sun, Dec 13, 2015

Intentionality is a key word for me.  And particularly this time of year as I'm trying to be intentional about all things Christmas:  decorating, shopping, but especially and most importantly, not losing focus on the reason for the season.

In "Joni and Friends®" 4:00 daily programming leading to Christmas, Joni Eareckson Tada encourages us to be intentional  . . . to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we celebrate His wonderful birth:

Christmas time is a time for looking up.  Look up and marvel at the starry expanse above you.  God came down from there!  God left His heaven in ...

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  • Mon, Nov 16, 2015


That's what came to mind when I read the Today's Christian Woman's article on Joni Eareckson Tada. As I've struggled this past week with a potentially significant challenge, my eyes focused in on her response to the question about dealing with the difficulty of persevering through crisis:

When that happens, I remind myself of 1 Samuel 1, when Samuel put up a memorial, his Ebenezer, after the Philistine victory and proclaimed, "Thus far the LORD has helped us." I think about that all the time and tell myself, Thus far the Lord has helped me ...

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Joni's Live It Out Birthday Campaign

  • Tue, Oct 13, 2015

You may have seen it -- a photo of a young man comforting a special needs man on a bus went viral this past week. The 21 year-old student, Godfrey Cuotto got on a crowded bus and a man sitting near the front reached out to shake his hand.  The Huffington Post reports that Cuotto was taken aback initially, but then he shook Robert's hand. 

"He kept holding my hand," Cutto told the Huffington Post Canada. "He just needed comfort. Sometimes you just have to be selfless and put someone else's needs above yours."

It's a simple story ...

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