I spoke this last weekend about Romans 8:28-29 at my home church, Good Shepherd Community Church here in Oregon. (Listen to the message.) I used as an example our precious friend Joni Eareckson Tada. She is an absolutely delightful example of a sister who trusts in the sovereignty and love of God laid out in Romans 8.
I highly recommend that churches and families and individuals support her wonderful ministry, Joni & Friends. This woman is the real deal, start to finish. Listen to her, and catch the joy of an eternal perspective.