Joni and Friends Blog

People Who Inspire Joni: Ellen Dibler

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 24, 2016
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Ellen DiblerJoni and EllenI am always inspired by other women with disabilities who keep persevering through every challenge – especially women who, like me, are aging.  Meet Ellen Dibler who has lived with spina bifida longer than anyone else in the US – she’s over 70 years old, has been married to her husband Larry for over 40 years, and remains actively involved in Joni and Friends/Texas.  She and Larry have two sons and they are happy grandparents to eight wonderful grandchildren.  What inspires me most about Ellen, is her unflappable enthusiasm for life...

An Inside Look at Cause 4 Life

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 23, 2016
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  • Cause 4 Life

EmmaHave you ever wondered what it's like to be an intern at Joni and Friends? Cause 4 Life intern, Emma Harold, gives you an inside look at her experience!

Joni and Friends' 4 Pillars of Sustainable Strategy

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 20, 2016
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  • In the Media

BCWIRecently, Joni and Friends President and CEO, Doug Mazza, was interviewed by Best Christian Workplaces Institute about workplace culture and strategy. He shared the four primary pillars (which have more to do with people than programs) that have helped shape...

2016 Christmas Cards Available Now!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 18, 2016
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  • What's New in Our Store

2016 Christmas CardsJoni's brand new 2016 Christmas Cards are now available! With stunning artwork by Joni Eareckson Tada, this year’s cards feature embossed copper and foil details! The elegant designs of The Nativity...

Thank You!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 16, 2016
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  • Ways to Serve

Thank YouThank you for faithfully offering your prayers, time and treasure to reach those who might never have heard the Good News of Jesus. Jesus Christ is the only one who can bring joy out of misery. You are helping children who live with disabilities all over the world to discover the love and hope found only in Christ. Because of your faithfulness and partnership in ministry, many more children and families affected by disability will be given new life. You are truly an investor in Christ’s kingdom!

Give the Gift of Hope

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 10, 2016
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

Gift of HopeGiving to Joni and Friends in the name of another will make an eternal difference as the love and hope of Jesus Christ is shared with children and families affected by disability. You can do these things and more: Honor your parents, siblings, or children; Give in memory of a loved one; or recognize someone’s milestone event.

All Honor and Memorial gifts of $500 or more will have the honoree’s name permanently inscribed on the Hope Builders Wall — located at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center in Southern California...

The Lord is my Shepherd - 2017 Planner

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 10, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, What's New in Our Store

2017 PlannerWhen I lie down at night, ‘staring at the ceiling’ is a natural position for a quadriplegic like me. But I enjoy using that time to recite my favorite names for Jesus – I’ll whisper, calling Him my Wonderful Counselor, my Savior and Deliverer, Living Water and Bread of Heaven. But as chronic pain and...

Friendship Day

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 7, 2016
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  • Disability Awareness

Joni and KelsieIn honor of Friendship Day, Cause 4 Life intern, Kelsie, shares how friendships have impacted her and how you can be a better friend to someone with a disability...

When Discrimination is Life-Threatening

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 5, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, International

When Discrimination is Life-ThreateningWhen I travel to developing nations, it's clear that discrimination against people with disabilities is rampant – disabled children often are forbidden to attend school, disabled adults have virtually no access to good jobs, and are often banned from entering high-end...

A Sister's Faith is Strengthened Through Your Generosity

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 3, 2016
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  • Wheels For The World

Christina with her brother her received his first wheelchair from Wheels for the WorldGeovani from Guatemala sitting in his restored wheelchair from Wheels for the World
Christina was at the end of her strength when she arrived at our Wheels for the World outreach in Guatemala. Her back hurt from carrying her 17-year-old disabled brother, Geovani, on the arduous journey. After her father passed away, Christina and her mother labor relentlessly to provide for Geovani. Christina carried Geovani on...

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