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If Our Children Could Speak

Shauna and SarahAs the mother of a child with severe disabilities, I’ve watched my heart step into places I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. I’ve handed my heart over to a team of surgeons when she – my daughter, Sarah, that is – was no more than six weeks old. I’ve seen my heart broken by the rejection of other children and other adults...

Blessed Riddance

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 9, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio

Blessed Riddance

Approaching another recording session reminds me of a quote by A. W. Tozer, “While we are looking at God we do not see ourselves –blessed riddance.” Blessed riddance… I love that because on recording days, we completely rely on prayer. Before we record a single program, we gather together and praise the Lord...

Joni and Friends Radio Celebrates 35th Anniversary this Month

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 9, 2017
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  • In the Media, Radio

Joni and Friends Radio Celebrates 35th Anniversary this MonthAs Joni marks her 50th year using a wheelchair this summer, this May she also celebrates the 35th anniversary of her popular Joni and Friends radio program, providing hope and encouragement through the airwaves. Since starting in 1982, she has voiced over 9,200 programs, which now reach more than 1,500 stations...

Join us at Family Retreat!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 5, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

Family RetreatDo you long for a place where your special needs family is accepted and embraced? Joni and Friends Family Retreats offer a haven of respite for families affected by disability. One Family Retreat mom even told us, “It’s magical here. At Family Retreat, they cover all your needs—physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional..."

ECPA Christian Book Awards Honors A Spectacle of Glory as Best Devotional for 2017

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 3, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Christian Book AwardsWhenever I write a book, my heart's desire is to draw readers into a closer, more intimate friendship with Jesus. And it's pretty encouraging when that desire is confirmed by top publishers. Today, I learned the news that A Spectacle of Glory won first place in the Devotion Book Category of the 2017 Christian Book Awards...

National Day of Prayer 2017

National Day of Prayer

This Thursday, May 4th, is the National Day of Prayer, and this official event is a vital part of our nation’s heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for God's wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our nation’s history...

Matching Gift Opportunity!

Matching Gift OpportunityThis month at Joni and Friends, some dear friends of the ministry have offered to match every dollar you give from now until July 15, up to $250,000! Like you, these generous-hearted servants are passionate about filling the lives of disabled people with God’s bountiful love—and providing tangible help...

How our Radio Ministry Started...

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 1, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio, Video Archives

35 Years of Joni and Friends RadioI can’t believe it’s been 35 years since I started radio. I remember the day I was asked to consider doing a radio program. It was back in 1981 when Al Sanders, the founder of Ambassador Advertising Agency, visited my home. I was on bed rest with stubborn pressure sores, and I didn’t think I had it in me to do a radio program. But Al believed in me — and in how Jesus would encourage many through this ...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 30, 2017
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  • What's New in Our Store

StoreStoreAs Mother’s Day approaches, we have some great gift ideas that will encourage and uplift your mom, including our brand-new Everglades Tote Bag, A Spectacle of Glory notecards, and more!

National Volunteer Week – Aileen

Chair Corps

Aileen Velthuis is an extraordinary Chair Corps volunteer from Northern Virginia who has been faithfully collecting wheelchairs for 10 years. In the last five years alone, Aileen and her husband, Phil, have collected more than 2,100 wheelchairs! In most regions, it takes a whole team to collect as many wheelchairs as Aileen...

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