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Heaven... Your Real Home

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 27, 2015
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Heaven... Your Real Home"Hardships are God's way of helping me get my mind on the hereafter. And I don’t mean hereafter as a death wish or an escape from reality; I mean hereafter as the true reality. And nothing beats rehearsing a few time-honored Scriptures if you want to put reality into a heavenly perspective. Like, every time my corset digs in my side, or I'm faced with a 4-week stint in bed, I look beyond the negatives and see the positives: I recall that pilgrims aren’t supposed to feel at home on earth; I set my heart and mind on things above and dream of the day I'll see my Bridegroom; I remember the promise of a new body, a new heart and mind....

Sunday Reflections

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 26, 2015
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Amy Carmichael"The things I cannot do are looking in through my window now, beckoning me and calling me. And His comfort says to me, 'But I am here in the room with you; I am nearer than those beckoning, calling things. I come between them and you. You have nothing to do now but to please me.'" —Amy Carmichael, written after physical injuries caused her to be bedridden for several years.

My Sister's Bible

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 25, 2015
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Joni's sister KathyNot long ago when my sister Kathy was visiting us, I took a closer look at her Bible (she was studying at our kitchen table). It was filled with little colored tabs (you can see them in the photo :-). I said, "Kathy, what are all those tabs about? How can you keep so many straight?" She replied, "The pink tabs are questions I need to research, and the yellow ones note insights I don't want to forget." God bless my sister. She's such a good example to me of II Timothy 2:15 says, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who...

Amazing Advancements in SCI Treatment

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 23, 2015
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X-ray of a human skeletonAlmost every month, there seem to be new advancements in spinal cord injury cure/treatment. A man with a completely severed spinal cord has walked again with the help of some cells from his nose. After a knife attack, Darek Fidyka, a 38-year-old Bulgarian, was paralyzed from the chest down for four years. Scientists from Britain and Poland took stem cells from his nasal passages, transplanted them into his back and 're-grew'...

My African Friend

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 22, 2015
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Joni's African FriendWhenever I'm showing a visitor my office, I always point to this photo on the wall above my desk. Our Wheels for the World team tried to give this paralyzed African man a wheelchair, but he was in too much pain to be moved. His story broke my heart, and so I keep his photo in a prominent place so that I might be daily reminded of the 1 billion people with disabilities we have a heart to reach for Christ – 80% of whom live in developing nations. Please join me in praying that God will use Joni...

What Would Be Better?

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 20, 2015
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What would be better?Everyone has opinions on how special-needs ministry could be better, so we asked several more attendees at our recent Global Access Conference for their thoughts – this brief video captures some stellar ideas, so share it with your Facebook friends. And to be a part of...

Sunday Reflections

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 19, 2015
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Romans 12:12Quadriplegia, with all its daily pains and problems, can sometimes scream for your undivided attention. It can insist that no one has it as bad as you do. But I learned long ago not to listen to those whining voices – they are filled with lies. Indeed, there are plenty of people in the world whose physical challenges are far more difficult than anything I'll ever experience. God has given me a cross that...

non-Pareil Institute

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 18, 2015
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nonPereil EmployeesAmerica is about to face an enormous crisis involving people with developmental and hidden disabilities. These young adults are aging out of the school system at an alarming rate, and most of them are ill-equipped to seek employment and integrate into community life. Here are some daunting stats from Autism Speaks and Disability Scoop…

Samuel's Story

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 16, 2015
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Samuel and LisaJust three years ago, Samuel's world seemed narrow and small – as a young man with autism, he lacked the ability to communicate with the 'outside world.' He finally 'connected' through a word board, and his parents discovered that their son possessed an extremely bright intellect. Samuel managed to make up for all his lost time in school and, just recently, he passed his Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – He has been accepted to California Lutheran University and The Master's College. Thought you'd like to see Samuel...

Wheels for the World in Mexico

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 15, 2015
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Wheels for the World MexicoOur Wheels team just returned from an exciting outreach in Mexico where hundreds of wheelchairs were fitted to children and adults with disabilities – Bibles in the Spanish-language were distributed, as well. Our Joni and Friends team based in Missouri provide leadership for our WFTW outreaches into Mexico and, in just a few months, we're meeting with our Mexican partners to see how we can advance Christ-centered disability ministry in more churches there. Do you have a heart for Mexico? Then pray about joining a future Wheels to our 'neighbor' south...

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