Tonight at 7 pm MT, there will be a service for worship and prayer for Joanne Heim and Heather Noce, who suffered strokes and are recovering.
There are several options to see/hear this service. One (the best!) is attending the live service in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. This may be impossible for some of you as it is me. The other options are watching the service via a live web stream, a recorded version which you can view on Saturday afternoon or later, or you can listen to a podcast recorded version.
Today I enjoyed Diane Cunningham’s call, especially when she shared about how connected we are as women today through social media. Some of the best friends I’ve ever made are online. On Twitter one night, I saw that a prayer request went out for Joanne Heim, speaker, author, beloved wife and homeschooling mom of two beautiful girls. She’d had a major stroke.
I don’t know her and hadn’t read Joanne’s blog before, but I immediately started praying for her. So many people are, and as a result of those prayers, God has done miraculous things. Her rapid progress has amazed family, doctors and medical staff.
You see the button here at my site, “Praying for Joanne.” I don’t usually put a lot of buttons on my site, but felt led by God to include this one. It will remind me and others to continue to pray for her. Tonight I went on Joanne’s blog and read her husband Toben’s updates. Yes, all of them. I read every single blog post that he’d written since she had the stroke, tears filling my eyes as he described all Joanne and her family have been through, day by day – the uncertainty, the fears, the victories in Christ.
I also read many of Joanne’s posts that she had written before the stroke, and was inspired, convicted, challenged. What an incredible woman of God.
I agree in faith for Joanne’s complete and total healing, and will keep praying. I also looked at her sister Kristen’s blog where Kristen has journaled Joanne’s incredible progress with blog posts and beautiful photography.