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New "Irresistible Church" Book Series

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 5, 2016
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Start with Hello bookIs your church a place of belonging? Do you want your church to be irresistible? An Irresistible Church is an authentic community built on the hope of Christ that compels people affected by disability to fully belong. And with the goal of introducing and training churches on how to lead a special needs ministry, we’ve kicked off our brand new “Irresistible Church” book series with the first release, “Start with Hello.” Listed for free on Kindle, this powerful resource has already reached #1 in 2 different Amazon bestseller categories as it book meets a need of so many churches – how to become welcoming to all people, and especially those with special needs. Download this free book for practical advice on...

First-ever LEGO with a Disability!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 3, 2016
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LEGO in a wheelchairMy nephews are grown now, but when they were kids one of their favorite toys were LEGO® bricks. The boys had so much fun interlocking the tiny, colorful bricks to build all kinds of things — including “ramps” like the ones their Aunt Joni used. Toys can create a wonderful opportunity for children to develop a more positive attitude towards people with disabilities. It’s why I’m so excited that LEGO® has announced its first-ever minifigure with a disabilityto go on sale this June — a figurine of a person in a...

When you feel like a "burden"

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 5, 2016
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When you feel like a "burden"Happy New Year! And no, I do not mean it as a cliché — I really do pray that this new year will be one of God’s abundant blessings for your life ... blessings of joy, peace, hope, and increased strength and trust in the Lord. I know I need it! With my age and almost 50 years spent sitting in a wheelchair, life isn’t getting any easier. And it’s likely you, too, struggle with your own challenges: arthritis that makes your work harder, a son who has drifted away from the Lord, a marriage that has more “lows” than “highs,” or...

A Fatwa Against Disabled Children

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 15, 2015
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A Fatwa Against DisabledRecently, an alarming report was posted on FoxNews — ISIS militants have reportedly authorized the terror group's members to kill newborn babies with Down syndrome, as well as other disabled children. Always, whenever I watch Fox News, I use what I’ve learned...

Beauty Redefined

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 4, 2015
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Beauty RedefinedDo you consider yourself beautiful? In an article written for Just Between Us magazine, my coworker Shauna Amick calls you to see yourself (and others) as God sees you...

Celebrate #GivingTuesday

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 30, 2015
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#GivingTuesday - Share the gift of mobility through Joni and FriendsWelcome to the giving season! #GivingTuesday, this December 1st, is a global day dedicated to giving back. How can you help make a difference? Join us in sharing the gift of mobility through Wheels for the World! For a child with a disability, what could be a more perfect gift than a wheelchair to show God’s love in a tangible way? Throughout the developing world, wheelchairs are either very expensive or extremely scarce. Thousands of children and adults are living without the independence and mobility a wheelchair provides. Through Joni and Friends, just $150 sends a wheelchair and a Bible that will impact a life forever. This #GivingTuesday, your gift – in any amount – will make a difference! Thank you for helping share the Gospel, provide mobility, and change lives through the love of Jesus Christ.

Eric Metaxas and Me

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 27, 2015
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Joni Eareckson Tada and Eric MetaxasYou’ll recognize Eric’s name as the author of the bestselling book, Bonhoeffer — Eric has also been closely associated with the Colson Center on Worldview. Well, back on November 16, Eric interviewed me on his radio show; there were a few interesting twists and turns to our discussion, including a run-down on the Beatles’ top hits. In it I share my...

Bring It Up... Thanksgiving!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 21, 2015
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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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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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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...

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