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Joni's Devotionals Now On Sale!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 9, 2017
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  • What's New in Our Store

31 Days Toward Intimacy With God31 Days Toward Passionate Faith
Are you looking for a short devotional to fill you with encouragement and motivate you toward a deeper relationship with God? Joni's 31 Day Devotions are just the books you need - and they're now on sale! In this devotion set, Joni shares daily...

Serving at Family Retreat is "A Slice of Heaven on Earth"

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 7, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

Slice of HeavenMarian wasn’t sure what to expect the first time she volunteered as a Short-Term Missionary (STM) at a Family Retreat five years ago. After hearing about Retreat from a friend, she took a step of faith and was willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a family affected by disability...

35 Years of Radio

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 6, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio

35 Years of Joni and Friends RadioThis May will mark over 9,200 radio programs I've recorded over the past 35 years. It’s hard for me to believe, considering where it all started. It was in late 1981 and I had been in bed for several weeks trying to heal up a stubborn pressure sore. After being in bed a month, I had become discouraged. That's when Al and Jon – top executives from Ambassador Agency, a media group that works in Christian radio – came to meet with me. Scheduling the meeting in my bedroom felt a little awkward but, well… that’s the nature of having a disability....

Sleep and Chronic Pain

Sleep and Chronic PainIf you live with chronic pain, you know that getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge. The problem is, a lack of sleep often makes pain worse, increases stiffness, and can worsen your mood. And before you know it, you can get stuck...

You’ve Strengthened Families with Christ’s Love at Family Retreat

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 4, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

You've Strengthened FamiliesThe job of caretaking is non-stop 24/7, with no let-up. Isolation and fatigue can rip even the strongest families apart. Medical and economic challenges can press down hard. And often, isolation and exhaustion bring discouragement and hopelessness...

National Autism Awareness Month

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 1, 2017
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Autism and Your ChurchApril is National Autism Awareness Month! With nearly one in every 68 U.S. births resulting in a diagnosis of autism; and that statistic is changing rapidly – you most likely know someone touched by this spectrum disorder. Parents of children affected autism often face isolation and rejection. “In society, we face fear and isolation because our children have autism. But when we go to church and feel rejected, it hurts even more,” shares one family. These families are often frustrated...

Spread the Message

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 28, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, International Family Retreat

Spread the MessageLast week I recorded video greetings for all the special-needs families who will be attending International Family Retreats in Serbia, Ukraine, Thailand, India, China, Peru, El Salvador, and more...

35 Years of Radio Contest - Easter Bundle Giveaway!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 28, 2017
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  • Radio

Easter Bundle GiveawaySince 1982, the Joni and Friends radio program has inspired people around the world. As part of our celebration of this 35 year milestone, we want to hear how Joni's program has inspired you! You are invited to enter the 35th Anniversary Joni and Friends Radio Contest for a chance to win a Joni and Friends Easter Bundle! 

Thank You for Giving Children a Life-Changing Gift

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 27, 2017
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  • Wheels For The World

Thank You for GivingSix-year-old Annadelce had a high fever which left her disabled when she was very young. Abandoned by her mother four years ago, Annadelce’s grandmother, Gabriela, raises her instead. Her father is not around and has a new wife and family. Gabriela works hard to provide for all Annadelce’s needs but struggles to make ends meet...

Change a Life Today! 100,000 by 2020

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 23, 2017
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  • Wheels For The World

Hope OverflowingThousands of disabled children and their parents are crying out for help right now. God does not ignore their cries and neither can we. “Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020” is a bold Joni and Friends initiative...

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