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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:04

This weekend Joni Eareckson Tada

This weekend was incredible!!! Joni Eareckson Tada, a disabled Christian, artist, author, and speaker came to Central Assembly of God in Springfield Missouri. In the summer of 1967, when she was only 17, a diving accident left her a quadriplegic. Despite her early depression and continuing struggles because of her disability Joni has continued to put her trust in the Lord. She is very open about her faith and urges people to lean on Jesus Christ when they are weak. In everything she says and does Joni is open and honest. She has been one of my heroines for many years because she does not pretend that everything is easy, and yet Joni continues to say with full conviction that Jesus is Lord in both good and difficult times. I quoted her in my book Ordinary. The weekend started off on Friday evening March 27th with a fundraiser banquet for Joni & Friends where Joni and some of her volunteers shared what her ministries were doing, including, Wheels for the World, which distributes manual wheelchairs worldwide where disabled people have minimal or no access at ALL to them!!! They have given 100,000 wheelchairs to many people in Ghana, China, and Mexico- Just to name a few!!! My sister, Rebecca, came with me to this event and I could hardly believe we were sitting in a room with this woman whom I had only known through a memoir which she wrote: The God I Love: A Lifetime of Walking with Jesus, and her movie, Joni. On Saturday, Mom and my friend Emily had a wonderful time attending a luncheon for disabled people and their caregivers. Joni and her husband, Ken, shared how they make their marriage work in the midst of her disability. She understands that it is not easy for the caregivers to have to help someone who is physically disabled on a daily basis. Ken told us that there were moments when he felt trapped or just plain exhausted by having to help Joni with EVERYTHING! Joni told us that it was difficult to hear his frustrations in the beginning, but she eventually realized that Ken could not keep doing this all by himself!! Now she has more people involved in assisting her, especially now that she is suffering with a lot more physical pain. What has made their marriage last for over 30 years is that they have made Christ the center! He is the foundation of their relationship. They urged us to keep the Lord the focus of our relationship with whoever is assisting us. Their testimony is inspiring and encouraging for everyone!!! We got to spend time with her afterwards and I was able to tell her how much her story encouraged me through the years. I gave her and Ken a copy of my book and a letter I’d written just 1 day prior to the events. I think she enjoyed meeting Mom and Emily too, and I know that this was wonderful for them. On Sunday I went back to Central Assembly with Emily to listen to Joni speak in the morning and then that evening attended the concert with Mom, and my 2 nieces which was held in Joni’s honor. It was beautiful and the music was chosen especially for Joni. She shared one of her most beloved hymns that a friend sang to her while she was in the hospital so many years ago. It is called “Man of Sorrows”. Meeting Joni was everything I’d hoped and prayed that it would be. Actually it was even better. Joni glowed with the love of Jesus. She knows what it is like “to be in need, and to know what it is to have plenty.” Joni has learned “the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. “ For me to be able to meet her was a true gift from the Lord that I will cherish forever.
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 20:08

Weekly News From Central Assembly

"A Weekend with Joni & Friends | March 27-29 | Central Assembly What a wonderful weekend we’re having with beloved Christian speaker, author, and ministry leader Joni Eareckson Tada! This special weekend featured An Evening with Joni & Friends on Friday, March 27, as well as Lunch with Joni, a special event for the disabled community, on Saturday, March 28. Coming up this Sunday, March 29, we’ll welcome Joni to share her story of how God turned her tragedy into great triumph during our combined 10:00a worship service. At 6:00p, join us for Songs of Hope, an evening of worship through music. This Palm Sunday concert will feature our Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra, along with Joni." Excerpt From Central Assembly Newsletter
Friday, 23 January 2015 04:25

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Sorry these are late, but, these are some pictures of the Botswana trip Rebecca Cox and I took just before Christmas!! This is at Victoria Falls I have to say that one of the most amazing time I had was seeing this place. I've never seen anything more glorious than that - it took ,my breath away. It was like a roaring giant - the sun shining above us and forming a rainbow right through the falling water made it look like heaven! I loved the music of the waves crashing into one another and then down into the falls - like drums... Those deeply green cliffs just called to me - and at each place along the edge that I reached made me feel as if I ought to just jump out and fly - fences or no fences! Good thing the barriers were there, anyway!
Friday, 23 January 2015 04:22

For The Beauty Of The Earth

I am sorry these are late, but, these are some pictures of the Botswana trip Rebecca Cox and I took just before Christmas!! This is at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe (We spent to days there) I have to say that one of the most amazing time I had was seeing this place. I've never seen anything more glorious than that - it took ,my breath away. It was like a roaring giant - the sun shining above us and forming a rainbow right through the falling water made it look like heaven! I loved the music of the waves crashing into one another and then down into the falls - like drums... Those deeply green cliffs just called to me - and at each place along the edge that I reached made me feel as if I ought to just jump out and fly - fences or no fences! Good thing the barriers were there, anyway! There will be more pictures and stories coming soon!!
Monday, 01 December 2014 22:15

Return to Botswana

My sister Rebecca Cox and I are really excited! We are leaving for Botswana, Africa this Wednesday and will not be back till the 17th of December!! Please pray for us as we travel, as well as our time there!! I want Becca to see the villages, meet as many people as possible, and really experience Botswana culture...Rebecca is going to be in love with this country as much as I am, and I believe that I'm the one who is going to be having to drag her back to the states!! Keep us in your prayers as you will be in ours!!!
Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:31

Transformation Training Book

For several months, we've been working with Minda Cox, an extremely talented artist with an incredible story! Born in India and adopted by an American family, she has learned to create incredible art despite being born with no arms or legs. She's creating our brand new Transformation Training book, filled with vibrant Bible story drawings. Most Sierra Leoneans cannot read, but now they can vividly see and understand some of the most powerful stories found in God's Word! Women of Hope International http://www.WomenofHopeInternational.org/
Friday, 29 August 2014 18:01

Now In Spanish

ON Saturday August 9th I met with my friends Channing Horner and his wife Louise in Kansas City- they are a wonderful couple who have translated my book "Ordinary" into Spanish! They brought along with them another amazing couple who are originally from Colombia and are now living in the states and helped Channing and Louise with the translation! The Colombian woman Berthica is an author herself! My mom Cathy Cox and I had a great time with them all AND they put on my computer the FINAL SPANISH COPY OF MY BOOK!!!! So, it is now in Spanish!!! I'll be happy to send anyone who wants it now an electronic copy by email! Just private message me your email on Face Book!! God bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 16:21

New Edition

The new edition of "Ordinary" is here! It includes a foreword by Judy Taylor, more art and more photos - and some few additions to the text - Available at SBU bookstore and from me - The E-book version on Amazon is doing well, too! Thank you all for spreading the word...
Saturday, 29 March 2014 17:38

ORDINARY is now avaliable on AMAZON

Ordinary [Kindle Edition] Minda Cox (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kindle Price: $5.99 Summary My dreams, my hopes, fears, joys and stresses are "ordinary." They are not different from anyone else's. My body might be "unusual," but my heart is not. God offers me the same grace he offers you, and expects of me the same trust and obedience he expects of anyone else. There is no different Bible for the disabled, and no different way to "run the race that is set before us." I make the same mistakes, succeed by the same effort, and love my life just as you do. In that most important sense, I am ordinary.
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