Christmas Joy

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 23, 2013
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Do you have a special Christmas memory? Watch as Joni shares a joyful (and humorous) memory from Christmas 1968, 18 months following her paralyzing accident. And after you watch, please share one of your favorite Christmas memories!


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Joni, you are so precious - an overflowing example of a great and wonderful Christian! Words can not express how you bless my life. I am not physically disabled, but do have a mental disability. I listen to you often on your daily inspirational messages. You have so much courage. I know you bless others too! God bless you and thank you for your ministry.
  • March 30, 2014
  • 2:53 p.m.
  • Janet
Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful story with us Joni. Can't help but think how self centered I was back in '68 and ungrateful for so many things the Lord had given me. I have to say you continue to be an inspiration and we praise God for your insight that makes us all stop and think about His goodness to you and all of us as we go into this New Year of 2014. May God give you many of His kind mercies and continue to bless the ministry of Joni and Friends as you have touched and blessed so many over these 35years.
  • Jan. 7, 2014
  • 3:25 a.m.
  • Gwen Bolton
Jon,i I admire you very much, your messages are so inspiring and I really love the way you are reaching out to others to spread the message of the Lord
  • Jan. 1, 2014
  • 11:11 a.m.
  • Nancee Phelan
Hi Joni, Thanks for sharing your Christmas memory. I laughed as I watched it. My special Christmas memory is of the year that my Father died. I didn't want to put up the tree or even sing Christmas carols. However, my son reminded me that we need to rejoice in all things, and praise God even when we don't understand our current situation. My son changed my attitude with those words. I was so used to admonishing and encouraging him. This made me realize that I was truly raising a Godly son as I had been praying to do since he was born.
  • Dec. 31, 2013
  • 3:44 p.m.
  • Gail Michel
I would like to wish Joni and Ken, and all who help with Joni and Friends, a happy and prosperous New Year!
  • Dec. 31, 2013
  • 6:41 a.m.
  • James
One of the funniest stories I've ever heard!
  • Dec. 30, 2013
  • 9:51 p.m.
  • SUE
Joni, Happy Holidays! Thanks for sharing your message:) You are beautiful! A particular memory doesn't come to mind, other than time at my previous church candlelight services; for the season, I like to make Christmas or New Years cards, use my special mugs and snowman tray, watch Mr. Bean's Christmas, look at the lights, watch for special moments and create different memories each year. I'd always wanted a wreath on the front of my car, so last year, I found a pine centerpiece with nuts glued on it at Trader Joe's, brought it home, tied a bow on it and attached it to the front of my car. I especially enjoyed when I went over 40 mph, it "popped up" upside down so I could see it:) Made me laugh-a "Mr. Bean Moment"! Also want to mention that I love walking on the beach, and occasionally I think of you in your wheelchair and send you the beauty and peace I am sensing at that time. Warmly, Alecia
  • Dec. 30, 2013
  • 12:24 p.m.
  • Alecia
I am so blessed by your love for Jesus. When you talk, sing, share, pray, move the sweet presence of Jesus fills my heart with joy and my eyes with tears. I love Jesus and love Him more when inspired by you and Ken. I love you Joni and Ken. Thank you for living for Jesus! May your new year be filled with miracle working power because of the price Jesus paid at the CROSS and because He sent the Holy Spirit to empower you to live for His glory and to touch through you (and us). God Bless!
  • Dec. 28, 2013
  • 12:06 p.m.
  • Gerri
Thanks Joni!
  • Dec. 27, 2013
  • 9:02 a.m.
  • Todd
Joni; You are so pretty! I love watching you and hearing you! I thank my God for you. I will look forward to meeting you in heaven.
  • Dec. 26, 2013
  • 6:46 p.m.
  • Sally
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