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Holly Smith

The thought of you feeling Giddy and this dream coming to light makes me want to shout at the top of my lungs, "Jesus, you are so wonderful!!" He is making all things NEW, my friend. I love you so!

Beth Stocksick

You rock, girl! I read the teaser on FB and had to come read your whole blog post. Can't believe it's been a year since you took the driving test and look how far you've come in just a year. I have no doubt that you will ace this goal with flying colors as well. You are such an inspiration to so many. Praying for your continued successes and so glad you share them with your followers. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Jeanne Dimon

Hi Joanne,

Ask your Seminary school for an Accommodation due to your post stroke issues. Ask if they can provide you with a tutor to take notes in class and also ask for dragon speak for the computer so that you dont have to type any papers. Dragon speak allows you to dictate into word document,


This is sooooo exciting! Thank you for sharing with us! My parents both graduated from Denver Seminary and both worked there, too. My Dad used to be the Greek teacher there, but that was long before you would have been attending. Hooray for resurrected dreams!


So excited for you!

Charlotte Moore

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am sure you can do what you need to do.


You are remarkable! I pray for your continued success in achieving your dreams. You continue to amaze me by your ability to reach the goals you have set for yourself. A lot of people would have given up. Merry Christmas ans Happy New Year to you and your family.


Wonderful! I am trading in my time in seminary for a certificate in organizational behavior just because I need a paying job in a fairly short amount of time. I am so happy that someone else will continue on in joy immersed in the Word. Pray for me!! I have no doubts that you will succeed! Yay, again.

Patti M

Parents are smart aren’t they! So glad you are having another go at something you obviously love! A major challenge for sure, but something you will learn to accomplish in no time ❤️

Deborah S

This is so exciting, Joanne! I have been reading since the early days post-stroke. I know it has been a long and difficult road for you, but I believe that you are seeing how the Lord is restoring the years that the locusts have eaten. Praying for continued restoration in the many areas of loss you have experienced. Your faithfulness and courage are an amazing testimony!


Hi, Joanne! I am so happy that you continue to blog and share your life with us! I have been an avid reader of your blog since your stroke in 2011- I haven't missed a single post! I remember when Beth Moore asked for us to pray for a women who had a stroke and made mention of your blog page- I've been following ever since! Today I am encouraged that in all you've been through, you still choose to LIVE! May God grant you his favor and ability to accomplish this goal. I am confident that you will conquer this as you've conquered so many other life defining feats! Love from Yonkers, NY!

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