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Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 30, 2015
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100,000 by 2020As you already know, we have a bold and exciting new initiative to send 100,000 wheelchairs by the year 2020! It’s a big dream…one that only God can accomplish, with your faithful prayers and gifts...

A Carwash like You've Never Seen!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 30, 2015
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Rising Tide Car WashMost adults diagnosed on the autism spectrum possess a keen attention to detail, and a fascination with repetitious actions. Some might count these as 'faults,' but not at this carwash! Employees with autism are giving this place of business a real competitive edge. Just watch!

Sunday Reflections

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 29, 2015
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Joni Eareckson Tada"The Christian faith is meant to be lived moment by moment. It isn't some broad, general outline—it's a long walk with a real Person. Daily details count: checking in with God often, not hogging the spotlight, small sacrifices, frequent thoughts about Jesus, giving credit where it's due, a few uplifting words, a kind deed while no one’s watching, and brief victories over nagging sins. Such daily actions are the measuring rod of our walk with Christ." —Joni Eareckson Tada

Emily Colson: Her Reflections on GA 2015

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 28, 2015
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Global Access ConferenceEmily Colson, daughter of Christian statesman Chuck Colson, is not only the mother of a son with autism, she is a gifted and skilled communicator – we were honored to have Emily lead a packed workshop at the recent Global Access Conference. Recently she shared her reflections on her blog: "God Is Building You a Team, Even When You Feel Alone." She captures so eloquently what transpired that week at the Global Access Conference.

Ken Tada Casting

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 27, 2015
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Ken Tada practicing castingOkay, call me a proud wife, but when I saw this little 10 second clip of my husband Ken practicing his flycast, well… Even an amateur like me could tell this was a thing of beauty. So I wanted to pass it on. He can cast his line out to 75 feet or more (Ken says that's not very much), but it sounds good to me! Of course, it's one thing to cast on a grassy lawn; another to get a fish to bite. So what do I think about Ken's love for flyfishing? I hearken to what one of...

Thank you for having a Heart for the Disabled!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 25, 2015
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Kempton Turner FamilyEvery year, I ask radio listeners to join our “Heart for the Disabled” project by sending cards and gifts to five special needs families. Well, on February 14, each of these families was surprised with a big box at their front door full of your letters, drawings, poems, gift cards, stuffed animals—and encouragement...

Facing the Blitz: When Trials Knock You Down

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 24, 2015
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Facing the Blitz: When Trials Knock You DownLife’s hardships can really knock you down — I know this firsthand as a quadriplegic. After I broke my neck in a diving accident at the age of 17 and as a result was paralyzed from the shoulders down, the reality of quadriplegia was too heavy for me to bear.

My friend Jeff Kemp, a former NFL quarterback, compares these kinds of trials in life to a “blitz” — that is, when additional players are sent to try to tackle the quarterback or disrupt his pass attempt. Everything is going smoothly … and then you get tackled by a blitz: your marriage crumbles into pieces, you receive a dire diagnosis, or your best friend smears your reputation. When difficulties come, how do you get past the pitfalls of defeat and depression into a place of hard-won contentment and joy?

Jesus said in John 16:33 that “in this world we will have trouble.” But that doesn’t mean we cannot face our trials with grace. And in his new book, “Facing the Blitz,” Jeff Kemp shows us how. It’s a wonderful book that will guide you through times of adversity, and you can learn more about it by clicking here. Because remember, with Christ, your trials can become triumphs.

Life with a Capital L

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 23, 2015
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Life with a Capital LWe are all familiar with Jesus' words, "I am the way and the truth and the life," but my friend Matt Heard has a fascinating observation on John 14:6. Quoting from his new book Life with a Capital L, Matt says, " We view Jesus as the Way and the Truth, but overlook our present-tense engagement with His Life. If we do that, it will result in applying our will toward His way, and our mind to His truth, but neglecting our heart’s engagement with His Life. The consequence is anything but...

Sunday Reflections

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 22, 2015
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Alan Repath"There is no circumstance, no trouble, no testing, that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with great purpose." This precious insight from Dr. Redpath has bolstered my spirits on many a day when my pain can feel overwhelming. But it's not! That pain has gone past God and past Christ before it reached me, so it comes with GREAT purpose :-). How invigorating!… I trust Dr. Redpath's words will bless you as much, today!

Another Global Access Moment

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 21, 2015
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Bryce and Joni at Global Access Conference 2015Just wanted you to see this little snapshot of Bryce Olstad and me at the recent Global Access Conference – I felt so honored that he wanted to worship next to me :-). It was almost 20 years ago that Bryce and his family attended a Joni and Friends Family Retreat. Bryce's family was so blessed, his parents Brent and Rachel...

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