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Words from Wilberforce Weekend

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 17, 2018
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At Joni and Friends, we care deeply about reaching neglected and marginalized people for Christ, and so do our friends at the Colson Center. It's why they invited me to speak at this year's Wilberforce Weekend on the topic of "Why Care for the Vulnerable?" It's an issue close to my heart since I'm...

Marisa’s Baptism

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 15, 2018
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Not long ago, my friend Marisa was baptized at McLean Bible Church. I first met Marisa more than fifteen years ago at a Joni and Friends’ Family Retreat in Sandy Cove, Maryland. She is quadriplegic due to cerebral palsy, so we instantly had a bond! Recently she decided to follow Christ in baptism...

Forgiveness

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 13, 2018
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Perhaps the greatest evidence of the Gospel at work is when we forgive those who have offended us – it’s the whole point behind Christ dying on the cross. When we are able to forgive those who have wronged or slandered us, forgotten or abused us, hurt or wounded us, we are most like our Savior...

Interview on The Stream

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 11, 2018
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At the end of this month, it will be 51 years since I broke my neck. Each year when the anniversary of my diving accident rolls around, I reflect on those first few months and years… first the despair and then the slowly dawning hope as friends came alongside and pointed me to God for answers to...

God’s Purpose in Tragedy

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 9, 2018
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God has used my wheelchair to teach me so many life-altering truths. And often I find myself learning the same lessons all over again, only a little more deeply, a little more fully. That’s certainly the case with understanding God’s purpose in tragedy. Last week Family Talk aired an interview I gave with...

Disability and Marriage

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 6, 2018
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Earlier in the month when Ken and I celebrated our anniversary, we reflected on the years that have passed and how we are closer than ever. And there’s no doubt about it, one of the reasons we are so close is that we’ve made it a priority to live out Hebrews 10:24 in our life together – we are always thinking of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. We spur each other on in memorizing Scripture, and together we’ve read the Bible from beginning to end each year for more than a decade! In 2018, we’re going through the Bible for the eleventh time...

A Verse for Today

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 4, 2018
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Independence Day is always a good time to stop and consider the precious freedoms we enjoy in our nation and to give thanks. We have so much to be grateful for, especially the freedom to worship. I’ve traveled to many countries around the world, and have witnessed the hard-fisted restrictions on...

Thirty-Six Years!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 2, 2018
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My husband Ken and I celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary tomorrow. Flipping through photos of that special moment, I feel like our wedding day was just yesterday. But it's also fun looking at pictures of the two of us even now, after 3 1/2 decades of life together. Even though we had taken...

Love and Marriage

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 30, 2018
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Last weekend, Ken and I were at a party celebrating the 70th wedding anniversary of two good friends, Al and Margaret Sanders – both of these lovebirds are in their 90s! They asked us to sing a song to the group, and so here we are, dressed in tuxedo T-shirts, singing that old favorite "Love...

Shauna Inspires!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 28, 2018
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At Joni and Friends, I work alongside so many incredibly talented and gifted people, and most of them are intimately connected with disability. Take my friend Shauna Amick -- her 13-year-old daughter, Sarah, has Down syndrome. Sure, the Amick household has it's special needs challenges, but...

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