Painting with Purpose
Over the years, I’ve come to think of motherhood as an opportunity to create a work of art. With each brushstroke, carefully guided by the Holy Spirit, I’ve made it my mission to paint the truth of God’s love on the canvas of my children’s hearts.
In Proverbs 22:6, it says, “Point your kids in the right direction—when they’re old they won’t be lost.” That’s a powerful promise for every parent!
The many movements of your brush may not be perfect, but they can always point to the One who is. Even our mistakes can provide teachable moments for our kids that success could never inspire. Don’t let past failures discourage you from speaking life over their destiny!
Today, my children are all adults and I have the blessing of a beautiful relationship with each one. They are uniquely gifted, and their love for the Lord brings joy to my heart as I see them pursuing Him with passion.
Through many seasons of life, I continued to paint with purpose. Not knowing how the end result would look, I trusted that if the Word of God remained my source, the picture would always reflect His grace, goodness, and mercy.
Looking at their lives now, I see it. The brushstrokes on each one tell a story of faith. They form an intricate map showing me where they’ve been and where they’re going. Not every path they’ve taken has led to peace, but I’m thankful to God that painting with His love and pointing them to Jesus means they’ll never be lost.
Remembering John Paul
There are rare moments in life where you meet someone and have an instant connection. I’ll never forget the first time I met my dear friend, John Paul Jackson. He just seemed to carry the presence of God with him. And he always had such wisdom to share.
It’s been a few years since John Paul was promoted to heaven, but many of his teachings and messages are truly timeless. So in 2017, we decided to revisit some of our favorite programs with him on Table Talk, and your response was tremendous. That’s why I’ve decided to bring back another series of John Paul Jackson programs this month.
The week of February 19th we’re bringing back five John Paul programs that were powerful and informative. So mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss him sharing about the hierarchy of angels and demons and what that should mean to us. Plus, he’ll teach us the importance of power and authority, how to recognize and overcome the Absalom Spirit, and what is sin.
It’s a week-long celebration of our beloved friend and the wisdom and anointing he carried. So make plans to join us at the table as we celebrate my dear friend, John Paul Jackson, this month on Joni Table Talk.
By now you may have heard the news that our youngest daughter, Rebecca, is engaged! This spring she’ll be marrying Jonathan Weiss, a young man we absolutely love and can’t wait to welcome into our family.
I hope you’ll look through the engagement pictures we’ve included below and share our joy in celebrating the happy couple. It was no easy task to keep this proposal a secret. Jonathan carefully planned all the details and waited for the perfect moment, choosing to surprise Rebecca at Marcus’ 60th birthday party!
We are so incredibly excited for this beautiful couple as they begin their journey together. Until then, Marcus and I hope you’ll join us in praying and believing for God’s best in their lives as the future unfolds!
With so much attention in our culture focused on the issue of gender identity, I felt led to dive deeper into this subject on Joni Table Talk. There’s no shortage of confusion and controversy when it comes to how the Church should address this topic, so I brought in some experts to talk about it.
November 27-30, you’ll meet people who have personally experienced the pain caused by gender confusion, as well as the redemption available to them through the blood of Jesus. As a believer, if you’ve ever had questions about this issue and how to biblically address it with others, these are must-watch programs.
Through the stories shared by Walt Heyer, David Foster, Joe Dallas, Dennis Jernigan, and others, you can discover how to establish an open dialogue that will enable you to speak the truth in love. Hear the dramatic transformations as our guests share how they encountered God’s heart and went from crippling feelings of fear and insecurity to walking in the fullness of Christ.
God never ceases to amaze me. But as I listened to those whose lives have been touched by the issue of gender identity, I was overwhelmed by His relentless pursuit of us all. Through the power of the Cross, He longs to redeem those trapped by confusion and pain. My prayer is that you’ll tune in for this special Joni Table Talk series and learn answers and insight that will lead you to share God’s love and see lives transformed for eternity.
November 27 – J1706: A Transgender’s Faith / Walt Heyer’s Story
November 28 – J1734: Love Hunger / David Foster’s Story
November 29 – J1725: TranZformed / An Inside Look at the New Documentary, TranZformed
November 30 – J1721: Gender Identity / Experts Joe Dallas & Dennis Jernigan share biblical insight on gender identity (changed this one)
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