Joni and Friends Blog

Radio Contest Winner - Congratulations Dorothea!

Dorothea and TimTo celebrate 35 years of Joni and Friends radio, we held a contest last week inviting you to share on our blog how Joni’s radio program has impacted your life. This week, we’re featuring the winning entry. Congratulations to Dorothea, who will be...

Heart for the Disabled Week Recap

Heart for the DisabledThank you for listening to Joni and Friends radio this week to hear about 5 special needs families that you can encourage this Valentine’s Day. Cards have already been arriving to bless these special families! If you’d like to mail a note, please send it to Joni and Friends...

Stormi Goes to Africa

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 13, 2017
  • 3 Comments
  • Cause 4 Life, Video Archives

Stormi Goes to AfricaStormi may not seem like a likely candidate to travel to Africa on an international outreach. But when God calls his people to do something that seems impossible, He creates a way! Follow along as Stormi walks...

A Poem Tribute to Family Retreats

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 12, 2017
  • 2 Comments
  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Family RetreatIt’s not often Celeste isn’t smiling. The joy of the Lord that she exudes spills over onto everyone who meets her. Having cerebral palsy might slow Celeste’s stride, but it certainly doesn’t stop her from serving. Several days a week she volunteers at Joni and Friends, and last summer she also served as an STM at our Murrieta Family Retreat...

Prayers Please

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 10, 2017
  • 13 Comments
  • Joni's Posts, Radio

Radio Recording DaySometimes while recording radio programs, my friend Rainey ‘helps’ my diaphragm by squeezing me around the middle so I can breathe better. It is especially helpful when I am singing. As I think about it, I’m amazed at how many things need to fall into place to assure a successful radio recording day...

Family Retreat Registration is Open!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 10, 2017
  • 0 Comments
  • Family Retreats, Video Archives

Family RetreatToday, Family Retreat registration is open on our website! Do you desire a place where your special needs family is “not only welcome, but for the first time truly belongs”? Look no further! Our Family Retreats provide a haven...

Executive Promotions at Joni and Friends

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 8, 2017
  • 3 Comments
  • In the Media

2017 Executive PromotionsWe are excited to announce the promotions of three senior executives, as longtime Chaplain and CFO Billy Burnett retires. President and COO Doug Mazza said. “(Billy) has contributed so significantly to the ministry during his years of service here – in both the financial success and workplace environment – that his legacy of leadership will live on far beyond his tenure.”...

Because of You, A Mother and Son Accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 6, 2017
  • 2 Comments
  • Wheels For The World

Wheels for the WorldWhen you choose to step out in faith, God uses your faithfulness and prayers to transform lives in His name. God is working through you to change the hearts of people with disabilities all over the world. Let me share with you a story of 15-year-old Julius and his mother, Grace, from Uganda...

A Resolute Life

Shauna & Sarah AmickGenesis chapter 26 recounts a time in Isaac’s life when he was forced to dig one well after another in search of life-giving water for his family and flocks. Isaac would dig a well, and his enemies would claim it as theirs. He’d dig another well, and the enemy would fill it with...

From the Heart

  • By: Joni and Friends, Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 2, 2017
  • 29 Comments

Joni and KenShortly after I broke my neck, I met a young man in rehab who told me he had been in a wheelchair for eight years. I gulped! Eight weeks of paralysis seemed impossible, but eight years?! It was unimaginable to me, a spinal-cord injured teenager who still retched at the thought of having to live the rest of...

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