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Gone Fishing

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 27, 2016
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Gone FishingThis weekend, Ken heads to the Bahamas with several friends to go flyfishing for bonefish – my husband tells me they are unsuitable for eating, but they are great sport-fish (they can swim up to 40 mph, and are very hard to catch)...

Do Something Amazing This Summer!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 26, 2016
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Do Something AmazingKen and I are making plans to take part in two Family Retreats this summer, and I want you to get in on the fun. Our Murrieta Family Retreat (July 11 through July 16) is in need of Short Term Missionaries (STMs). Don't worry about having to be "qualified"; we will provide all the necessary training. Family Retreat is an unforgettable experience...

Gabe's Baptism

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 24, 2016
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Gabe's BaptismMy friend Darlene serves at a thriving disability ministry at Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, TN. Over the past 13 years, Darlene has seen so many people with disabilities come to a thriving relationship with Christ — people like Gabe Hubbard. Gabe has cerebral palsy and faces other challenges as ...

When Despair Takes Over

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 23, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Bonnie LiltzRecently I read a heartbreaking story about Bonnie Liltz, a mother who thought she was dying of ovarian cancer - despairing over what might happen to her adopted daughter, Courtney, who had cognitive limitations and CP, she tragically took her daughter's life. Bonnie was afraid that, after she died, her 23-year ...

Serving People in India with HIV

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 19, 2016
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Dr. Rajni Herman and Steve BundyPeople often tell me how God has used my books to help them through difficult times — and this physician, Dr. Rajni Herman who lives in Mussoorie, India is no exception. She is on staff with our partner in India, Emmanuel Hospital Association, and is faithfully serving ...

Hope Heals: The story of Katherine and Jay Wolf

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 17, 2016
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Hope Heals by Katherine and Jay WolfWhen at the age of 26, my friend Katherine Wolf suffered a massive brain stem stroke, her life took a drastic turn. For 40 days, Katherine was on life support in an ICU and she spent the following two years in a full-time brain rehab. I remember when Katherine shared with me about her first Thanksgiving out of the hospital: The kitchen and family room were filled with people laughing, feasting on turkey; others were carrying her baby. But Katherine — she sat in the corner, slumped in her wheelchair with her chin on her chest, unable to swallow, unable to laugh … just staring at it all. That’s when she thought to herself ...

Anniversary of Dr. Zhang Xu

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 12, 2016
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Dr. Zhang Xu, Judy and RobynMy longtime friend, Judy Butler (pictured in blue), recently served as a volunteer at our International Family Retreat in China. After the retreat, she and her companion Robyn traveled seven hours on a train to Anshan to visit Dr. Zhang Xu (in the wheelchair). Zhang Xu broke his neck in a diving accident 19 ...

Need Your Prayers for Radio!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 11, 2016
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Joni and Ken in the recording studioIt’s Radio Recording Day! I’ve got a full day ahead of recording for me and — I have to be honest — it’s been a hard week of pain and little sleep. So will you please join me in praying for God to bless me with breath, a strong voice, and a pain-free day? And that it would not be me speaking, but the Spirit of God speaking through me (Matthew 10:20). Thanks, friend, for being my mighty prayer warrior on radio day :-).

It's World Lupus Day

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 10, 2016
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World Lupus DayToday is World Lupus Day, a day in which people around the world join efforts to raise awareness about the seriousness of lupus — a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, and lungs. It’s a disease that mostly affects women and it can be very disabling. So, what can you do to make a difference ...

I Love You, Mom!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 8, 2016
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Joni and LindyDuring the week leading up to today, Mother's Day, I've been reflecting on the blessings of being raised by Lindy Eareckson — an avid sports woman, great cook, and a precious care-giver, especially during those years I lived with my Mom and Dad after I broke my neck ...

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