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Joni's 2015 Christmas Cards Are Still Available!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 25, 2015
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Joni Eareckson Tada's Let Us Adore Him Christmas CardYou still have time… Order your Christmas cards from Joni and Friends today! This year’s cards feature two brand new designs. In Let Us Adore Him, an angel and two shepherd boys look toward the manger in whispered amazement. Here, Joni’s whimsical design captures the awe and anticipation of the Savior’s birth. On the card’s artistic interior, the message reads: “May this Spirit-blessed season be filled with joyous reflection on all the Father has given us in His Son… Merry Christmas!” Inside scripture is Luke 2:10. In Oh, Holy Night, silhouetted by moonlight, three wise men from the East hurry toward Bethlehem – guided by the...

Ways to Serve Your Guest with Disability during the Holidays

Christmas Dinner Table: Ways to Best Serve Your Guest with Disability during the HolidaysWith Christmas around the corner, holiday parties and family get-togethers may be filling up your schedule. This year, your Christmas gathering may be the perfect opportunity to reach out to someone in your church or community who has a disability! As you make plans to include someone new for one of these special celebrations, we’ve provided tips to help you best serve your guests with disabilities...

Bring It Up... Thanksgiving!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 21, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Bring it UpRecently I did an interview with my friends, Cindy Fahy and Deborah Flora on their radio show Bring It Up! We covered some fascinating ground on the topic of giving thanks when we don’t feel thankful. Exactly how do we...

WLBF Wheelchair Drive

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 20, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media, Wheels For The World

Wheelchair DriveHundreds of Christian radio stations in the US air the "Joni and Friends" radio program, but only a few roll up their sleeves and get involved with our programs. Well, my good friends at WLBF are holding their annual wheelchair drive in Montgomery, Alabama. It ends tomorrow, Nov. 21, so if you live in the area and have...

Warden Burl Cain

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 18, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media, Wheels For The World

The Prison that Set Me FreeAt the 2015 Global Leadership Summit, the story of Warden Burl Cain of Angola Prison, LA, was featured as a powerful example of godly leadership. Warden Cain brought our Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World program into...

Give The Perfect Gift and Change a Life!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 16, 2015
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  • Wheels For The World

Pedro in his new wheelchairJoy to the World – the Lord is come! This is so much more than a Christmas carol. It can be the joyful song of every disabled child who receives a wheelchair wrapped with the love of Jesus this Christmas! There’s no better gift than God’s love. And for a disabled person, no gift shows God’s love better than a wheelchair. This Christmas, you can send that perfect gift. And change a life. When Pedro was born deaf and with cerebral palsy, his mother, Yusimy, knew life would never be the same for their family. As a single mother living in Cuba, the stigma and the shame of having a son with a disability weighed down hard on her. She waited and prayed for the impossible…a wheelchair for her son. “We were so happy to hear the news about Joni and Friends because we had been told it was impossible to receive a wheelchair for Pedro’s size and needs!” said Yusimy. It was more than...

Today's Christian Woman Interview

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 13, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Carrying the CrossRecently TCW interviewed me for their online magazine – in it, we talked about Christians who 'throw in the towel spiritually' when suffering in their lives becomes too great. My response? Don't do it. The cosmic stakes are way, way too high! Take a moment, read the interview, then share it with a suffering friend whose faith is under attack. Lord willing, it'll widen their eternal perspective, and bolster their confidence in our Savior!

A Great Christmas Gift! Joni's 2016 Planner

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 10, 2015
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  • What's New in Our Store

Joni's 2016 PlannerJoni’s beautiful, never-before-seen oil rendering of delicate leaves welcomes you into another year! The theme for the 2016 Joni Planner is “The Lord our Help.” Throughout the year, you’ll find encouragement and assurance in Joni’s monthly devotions, as well as her selected weekly quotes and scriptures. Staying organized is a breeze with month-at-a-glance pages, weekly and daily planning. The Planner also provides generous space for your personal prayer lists and appointments. Each season begins with a page for journaling, and at the back of the Planner you’ll find 2 handy pockets for your notes and receipts. Makes a beautiful gift—order for your friends and family today! Every purchase you make from Joni and Friends helps someone with a disability!

LIVE IT OUT - Start Your Own Campaign!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 5, 2015
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  • In the Media, Wheels For The World

Live It Out Campaign: Ebenezer receiving his first wheelchair!If you could change the life of a disabled child who is isolated and overlooked, would you do it? In James 1:22, we are called to be more than hearers of the Word, we’re called to be doers, and to live out our faith through actions. Together, we're living it out by reaching people who have been excluded from life in the outside world, simply because they don’t have a wheelchair to move around. With our new #LiveItOut Campaign, we’re giving the priceless gift of mobility to even more people in need… we’ve set a goal to fund 10,000 wheelchairs by the end of 2015! And we want you join us! You can live out your faith by starting YOUR OWN campaign to send wheelchairs to people like Ebenezer. With this simple act, you can change the lives of children and adults with disabilities all over the world! It’s easy. Step 1: Start your own fundraising page to help...

Your Gift of a Wheelchair Transforms Lives

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 3, 2015
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  • Wheels For The World

Leanna and Jose in CubaLate one evening, Leanna bundled up her four-year-old disabled son, Jose, for an eight-hour car ride to a Wheels for the World distribution in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. They arrived exhausted but expectant. This was going to be a day they would never forget, a day that would change their lives! A Wheels physical therapist took Jose and seated him in a brand new pediatric wheelchair—a gift made possible by your prayers and generosity. Leanna watched the look of joy on Jose’s face and with tears of gratitude told us, “You’ve given my son something I could never afford to give him…a wheelchair.” Because of you, the words of Psalm 126:3 come alive in the hearts of children all over the world: “The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy!” But it was the Gospel message presented to them that brought the greatest freedom of all. On behalf of Jose and many more children living with disability who’ve heard the Good News, thank you!

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