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Jesus Shines His Light...Everywhere

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 23, 2016
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Jesus Shines His LightLate yesterday afternoon I wheeled into our boardroom at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, a little weary from the day's work, and in need of refreshment for my heart. Immediately, I looked through the glass wall and saw the Luke 14 mural down in the lobby -- I was struck by the brightness of Jesus' figure.

Right then, I sensed Him whisper, "Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden… and I will give you rest." Your everyday life is filled with evidences of...

A Breakthrough Medication for MS

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 21, 2016
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Patricia OliverMy friend Pat has multiple sclerosis and has been part of a clinical trial for a new MS medication – she has seen positive results. This year, the FDA finally gave the drug its 'breakthrough therapy designation' for people with progressive multiple sclerosis – if you have either progressive or relapsing MS, talk to your doctor about this new FDA-approved drug. And please pray for Pat and so many like her who struggle with this debilitating condition; may this new medication be the first of many that eventually make multiple sclerosis a thing of the...

Meet Our Corporate Partners

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 17, 2016
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FedExThe ministry of Joni and Friends relies heavily on our wonderful volunteers – most of them are individuals, but some are corporate partners, like FedEx Freight. They truck our Wheels for the World wheelchairs from collection sites...

Jen Barrick

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 15, 2016
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Joni and JenRecently my good friend Jen Barrick, and her parents Linda and Andy, came by the International Disability Center for a quick visit (and an interview on my radio program). This photo is of Jen and her beautiful smile that is continually radiating the love of Christ to all who encounter her. Jen’s life exemplifies Philippians 4:4 “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!” Life has not been easy for Jen; she and her family were in a terrible car accident 9 ½ years ago and it left Jen in a coma for 5 weeks. Although her body...

Urgent Prayer Request for Ghana

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 13, 2016
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Ghana IFRI just learned of an urgent prayer request regarding our upcoming International Family Retreat in Ghana – yesterday a violent storm hit Cape Coast destroying homes and property. Roofs were blown off and there is a lot of water damage. Cape Coast is where we are planning to have our International Family Retreat. I have personally been to Ghana and I know the needs among special needs families are great - this retreat would bring so much to them including the gospel of Christ. With the retreat only...

Wounded Warrior Getaways

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 13, 2016
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Wounded WarriorJune is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, and I’m so grateful to God that Joni and Friends is actively serving people with PTSD — and that includes our American servicemen and women who have suffered terrible injuries as a result of their tour...

Breakpoint Interview on "Me Before You" Film

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 10, 2016
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BreakpointDon’t miss my interview with John Stonestreet regarding the glamorization of physician-assisted suicide in the new film “Me Before You.” Go visit BreakPoint's website to tune in!

Me, Paint a Mural?

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 9, 2016
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Mural Last week we visited a local art studio (we treated our Joni and Friends volunteers to an afternoon of painting) - it was a big warehouse filled with colorful canvases and big, splashy murals. When I saw this one (a takeoff on van Gogh), I sighed deeply...

 

Joni's Statement on the Glamorization of Physician-Assisted Suicide in the New Film Me Before You

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 8, 2016
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Joni and KenIn light of the fact that California’s new physician-assisted suicide law goes into effect tomorrow (Thursday, June 9), following closely on the heels of the newly-released film, Me Before You, I wanted to sound an alarm about this egregious legislation and the glamorization of it.

In the movie, the quadriplegic says to his loved one, “I don’t want you to miss all the things someone else can give you.” Instead, he took away everything she wanted from him – his love and the essence of who he was – when he decided to end his life. Not only does this movie...

Prepare to Vote

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 7, 2016
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Prepare to VoteToday marks the California Primary for the US presidential campaign. The projections say that the state polls will be crowded, but thankfully, I voted with a mail-in ballot several weeks ago. It's so important that each of us exercise our civic responsibility to vote, especially given the upcoming Democratic and Republican national conventions to be held in July...

 

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