At eighteen years old, she dived into shallow water and broke her neck severing her spinal cord.
She thought she was going to drown.
For a young teenage girl with her whole life in front of her, she was now a quadriplegic.
She wanted to die.
Instead, she has gone on to be, an inspiration to many, by encouraging and spreading the gospel.
Ray and I are privileged to own two of her pencil-in-mouth drawings.
I am sure many of you know her story and have read her books.
So remember, when life gets you down, instead of denying God, blaming Him or turning away..
Remember, you are special, just like Joni, with His love to share.
You are, a shining star.
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord"Romans 8:38-39