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Hope Sees

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 29, 2016
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Hope SeesMy friend, Gail McWilliams, may be blind, but she sees so much more than most people I know. Gail has the uncanny ability to see things from God's point-of-view, and that makes her blindness a gift. It’s as Helen Keller wisely said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Gail has put her fresh insights into her new book, Hope Sees (and I had the honor of writing the foreword).

My Friend Kim...and Dogs

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 26, 2016
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Kim MillerKim Miller and her family are long-time friends of our ministry, and they’ve attended our Spruce Lake Family Retreats in Pennsylvania for years – Kim is on the autism spectrum, and has a few challenges with speech and cognitive skills.  But, oh, what a happy heart...  

Genuine Affection

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 25, 2016
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Genuine AffectionJoni and Friends just finished hosting a most unique group of Cause4Life interns. Although they were from all over North America, it didn’t take long for this group of young people to form...

The Daniel Prayer

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 23, 2016
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The Daniel PrayerWhen Anne Graham Lotz writes anything about prayer, I sit up and listen.  And her newest book, The Daniel Prayer, is so timely – it is an urgent clarion call to every Christian who desires to see America respond to Proverbs 14:34, “Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”  Anne wrote me, “Joni, our nation is a mess!  I believe God is giving us over to ourselves… because of our rebellion against Him. If this is so, then the solution will not be found in politics, the economy, technology, or any popular reforms.  The solution will be found on our knees as we pray.  And not just any prayer...

Happy Fishing, Ken!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 22, 2016
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KenThis is Ken's big week to head to Montana with a few of his buddies to go flyfishing on the Madison River. And no one could be happier than I – my husband needs a break from the 24/7 routines connected with my disability, and I know he looks forward to this week all year long. So I'm praying he catches big, fat fish (don't worry; he releases them :-)...

The Hope Group

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 19, 2016
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The Hope GroupOn the far left is Jessica Stoop who serves as a docent here at our IDC. She’s pictured with her husband and three children, two boys in wheelchairs, JoJo and Dominick, and little Ali who loves helping out. It seems the whole Stoop family loves helping – recently, they brought their special-needs parent support group called Hope to the IDC...

KDAR Women's Night Out

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 18, 2016
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KDARWhen radio stations who air "Joni and Friends" ask me for help, I'm always ready to serve! And recently my friends at KDAR asked me to speak at their annual Women’s Night Out. If you...

At the Beginning

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 17, 2016
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David McElweeIn 1979 when I moved to California to begin Joni and Friends, the staff included me and two co-workers – but we had a big dream, and knew that we would soon need leadership to help grow the fledgling organization.  That’s when God put it on the heart of David McElwee to move his family from Pennsylvania in 1980 to join Joni and Friends as its first executive director. Dave knew my story well because he served as regional coordinator for the Billy Graham Association when the Joni movie was shown in his area. Dave... 

Inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 15, 2016
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Inaugural Global CongressNot long after the accident in which I became a quadriplegic, I met Brad Parks, the legendary inspiration behind the sport of wheelchair tennis. It was at a Los Angeles Disability Exposition and I was sitting courtside watching, when he wheeled over and asked, “Want to give it a try?” For me, a lover of tennis when I was on my feet, and a quad who could still remember what it felt like to wrap my fingers around a racquet’s handle, his question left me breathless. Does this guy really think I can still swing a backhand?

Elder Source

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 12, 2016
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Elder SourceTwo years ago I met Vivian, a ninety-year-old Jewish woman who was very near the end of her life. Despite the efforts of her son, she had been resisting the Gospel for decades. But when I visited her I asked a tough question. “Vivian, do you know for sure that your sins are forgiven?” Confessing she was not sure, nor did she feel ready to meet...

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