Joni and Friends Blog

Congratulations, Jean Driscoll!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 17, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media, Wheels For The World

Jean DriscollBack in the 1990s, Jean Driscoll (many times a gold medalist in the Paralympics) traveled on a Wheels for the World trip to Ghana – we challenged her to introduce wheelchair athletics to the disabled in that developing nation. Recently, the NCAA Big Ten Network produced a 9 minute documentary on Jean's work in Africa, and just recently it won an Emmy award! Take a minute to be inspired by this award-winning production...

A Spectacle of Glory is Here!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 14, 2016
  • 15 Comments
  • Joni's Posts, What's New in Our Store

ASOGFinally, after months of prayer, research, writing and revisions, I am pleased to tell you that my new daily devotional book A Spectacle of Glory is now released. It's full of fresh insights that I gleaned from my recent battle against cancer, and my daily struggle with pain. During hard days, I made my spirit ‘come into alignment’ with the Lord, knowing that His purpose in my pain is that I might glorify Jesus. Just what does that look like? 

We Love Our Chair Corps!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 12, 2016
  • 3 Comments
  • Joni's Posts, Wheels For The World

Chair CorpsFor years, Forrest Riddle has been collecting wheelchairs for our Wheels for the World outreach. Not only does he collect chairs, but he loves teaching people in his church and community about disability awareness. Through his efforts, he has raised a lot of funds for Wheels, and recently he came to our International Disability Center to present his latest gift. I have been trying to talk him into serving on a Wheels for the World team, but Forrest insists his giftedness remains on the ‘front end’ collecting chairs! We are thankful for Forrest and the other 340...

Your Life of Service is an Example of Christ

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 12, 2016
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  • Wheels For The World

ServiceBart jumped into the adventure of serving people with disabilities on a recent Wheels for the World trip to Guatemala, where he volunteered as a mechanic. At the wheelchair distribution, Bart was able to share the love of Jesus with those he served through his skills. When it was all over, lives were changed, including his own…

2017 Planner - Get Organized Today!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 6, 2016
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  • What's New in Our Store

2017 PlannerStaying organized is a breeze with Joni and Friends’ 2017 Planner! Joni’s beautiful rendering of the Sermon on the Mount welcomes you into another year. The theme for the Planner is “The Lord is my Shepherd.” Throughout the year, you’ll find encouragement and assurance in Joni’s monthly devotions, as well as her selected weekly quotes and Scriptures. Write down all your appointments, ‘to do’ lists, and prayer reminders for 2017...

From the Heart

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 4, 2016
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  • Ways to Serve

From the HeartKen and I love invigorating young people to serve Christ by volunteering with Joni and Friends. Life is never lived in vain when you can lighten someone else’s pain – especially the pain and loneliness of a disability. These young people pic­tured at Family Retreat are discovering just that, as I remind them...

The Beyond Suffering Bible

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 30, 2016
  • 2 Comments
  • Joni's Posts, What's New in Our Store

Beyond Suffering BibleAfter 6 years of hard work and much prayer, I'm happy to announce that the Beyond Suffering Bible is available in our store! It all started when Tyndale and Joni and Friends decided to design a study Bible specifically for people who are struggling with pain and disability, as well as for their family members and caregivers. And the need is great - when it comes to a serious disabling condition, all kinds of questions get raised like: why hasn’t God healed me? How can I get free of depression?...

A Beautiful Heart of Service

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 27, 2016
  • 4 Comments
  • Family Retreats, Ways to Serve

CelesteThe desire to serve can awaken unexpectedly and even burst into full-fledged passion. One afternoon at work, as Celeste Sharpe greeted movie-goers, a surprise visit jostled her routine and nudged her into a life of service. Among the theater custom­ers were two familiar faces, Joni and Ken Tada! Their friendly greeting perked up her evening, but it was a conversation after the movie that warmed her spirit...

600 Hours

  • By: Joni and Friends, Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 20, 2016
  • 3 Comments
  • Joni's Posts, Radio

Joni RadioThis picture is a bit of a throwback – taken many years ago. In fact, we have been recording radio for 34 years! And tomorrow we will record our 9,001 radio program. That’s over 600 hours of truth, encouragement and hope reaching through those radio waves to countless listeners! I am amazed at God’s faithfulness.  As you know, I always ask you to pray for me on these days and I am so thankful for those prayers. There can be many obstacles to a good recording session...

Maddy and Rosie

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 18, 2016
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  • Video Archives

Maddy and RosieDisabilities can be polarizing, especially for kids and teenagers. When Maddy who has cerebral palsy started third grade, she didn’t have any friends. But one special person came alongside her and included her. Watch this Kids' Corner video with your kids and...

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