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Billy Graham - A Life Well Lived

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 21, 2018
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A Life Well LivedI will never cease to be amazed by how tireless Billy Graham was in his graciousness and commitment to integrity, excellence of ministry, and the unvarnished truth of the salvation message. But even more, as a person with a disability, I will forever be...

Sleepless Nights

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 18, 2018
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Sleepless NightsDo you ever have trouble sleeping? The last few nights, the pain in my hip has been so bad that I have hardly been able to get a good night’s rest. My dear husband Ken has been having to get up often in the middle of the night to turn me this way and...

Meet the New Gerber Baby… With Down Syndrome!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 16, 2018
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Meet the new Gerber Baby… with Down Syndrome!This cutie with a contagious smile is 18-month-old Lucas Warren and recently he made history: He's the first child with Down syndrome to become Gerber's "Spokesbaby of the year" in its 91-year history. At Joni and Friends, we consider...

Ken’s Love Language

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 14, 2018
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Ken's Love Language

I may not know much about the Japanese language, but there’s one phrase I often hear from Ken: “Daisuki Desu!” What does it mean? “I love you!” Ken may shout it in the morning from the shower, or he may sing it in the evening as he’s cleaning up...

God’s Strength in Our Weakness

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 12, 2018
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God’s Strength in Our WeaknessFor the first two years of her daughter’s life, Cynthia questioned why God would give her a child with severe physical disabilities. Seeing her daughter struggle and caring for her everyday needs was just so hard. But one day, in the midst of her...

Our Cause 4 Life Intern, Michael Panther

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 10, 2018
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Cause 4 Life Intern Michael PantherI love watching the progress of our former disability ministry interns — like Michael Panther, from our 2014 Cause 4 Life  class of interns. Paralyzed during the civil war in South Sudan, Michael first learned about my story when he watched the Joni movie...

Practical Ways to Serve a Family Affected by Disability

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 7, 2018
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Practical Ways to Serve a Family Affected by DisabilityShortly after my diving accident, once doctors had determined that I would never regain use of my hands or feet, the reality of quadriplegia began to sink in — for me and my family. For my dear parents, it meant spending days in the hospital as I...

Our Prayer Wall

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 5, 2018
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Our Prayer WallYears ago, when Ken and I visited Israel and the Western Wall in Jerusalem, we wrote down our prayers and folded them into the cracks of the stones, just as pilgrims have been doing for centuries. What did I write? The mission statement...

Tommy Walker’s “The Book of John in Song”

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 2, 2018
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The Book of John in SongI am a long-time fan of everything and anything Tommy Walker records with his band — his “Generation Hymns” album is in my CD playlist, and you can usually find me singing in the van along with Tommy almost every day on the way home from Joni...

Brittany Serves in Uganda

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 31, 2018
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Brittany Serves in UgandaHave you ever felt like you weren’t quite cut up for something? My friend Brittany is in her late 20’s and on weekends, she helps me get up in the morning. On weekdays, though, she works as an occupational therapist (OT) in a child-development center not far from where I live. Because she’s trained to work with disabled kids, I had been encouraging Brittany to go serve on a Wheels for the World outreach. But Brittany was a little concerned. I mean, helping American kids with motor disorders is one thing, but helping severely disabled children in impoverished nations is quite another. Besides, Brittany is an occupational therapist, she normally doesn’t fit kids to wheelchairs; that’s the job physical therapists do. Still, Brittany prayed...

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