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Cry Out 2016

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 24, 2016
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Cry OutWould you please join me in crying out to God as we pray over the condition of our nation and the world? You, me and thousands of other women will be praying together at the Cry Out 2016 simulcast event hosted by the True Woman National Women's Conference on September 23. Learn more at the True Woman National Women's Conference website. Looking forward to joining you in prayer!

Let's Congratulate Our Volunteers!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 22, 2016
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VolunteersDon't you love Christians who “never tire of doing what’s good,” like it says in 2 Thessalonians 3:13? Well, Joni and Friends simply couldn't accomplish the...

Max Has My Back

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 20, 2016
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Max Has My BackFive or six years ago, I had to change my chest-harness straps (they keep me safe when riding in the back of my van). The new straps didn't fit quite right; I needed a little extra 'something' behind my back to give support. My friend grabbed a book by Max Lucado off-the-shelf and wedged it behind me. After a few months of using the same book, I would ask, "Where's Max? I need him for my back!" It spawned a litany of phrases: "Max is in the kitchen… Find Max, I think he's on the floor… What, he's in the bathroom?… And don't worry, Max has my...

The Island of Disability

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  • July 18, 2016
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Island of DisabilityFeeling isolated is common when you have a child with special needs. My friend, Shauna, experienced this when she got the news her baby, Sarah, had chromosomal abnormalities. Although her friends loved her, they didn’t know what...

When a Church is Family

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 15, 2016
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Emily ColsonLike me, you probably refer to your congregation as your church family – but what does it look like when church really becomes a family? Better yet, how do people with disabilities make a house of worship feel like a home of worship?

My friend, Emily Colson, recently posted an exceptional story that answers this question. Her 25-year-old son Max has Autism and there was a time Emily and Max could not find their place in a church. But now Emily...

Water Safety

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 13, 2016
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Water SafetyDid you know that national statistics indicate that most spinal injuries occur on the last Saturday of July? We are most active in water-based sports during the summer, and that's why whenever children tour our Joni and Friends International Disability Center, I remind them never to dive in shallow water...

Finding Christ in Cancer

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 11, 2016
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Finding Christ in CancerI just got the results from my latest blood test and, thank the Lord, it shows no indications of recurring cancer. Several of my friends, however, haven't received as good a report. But God is continuing to bless them, as well, as they lean hard on Christ and discover more of his amazing grace through their chemotherapy.

Have a friend who's battling cancer? Katie Burnham has written an excellent book/study guide called Finding Christ in Cancerhere's the link (and think about sending it as a gift to anyone you know battling cancer).

New Music by Keith and Kristyn!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 7, 2016
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Facing a Task UnfinishedI'm such a big fan of anything Keith and Kristyn Getty record and release – I love their fun, upbeat and Irish arrangements on “The Greengrass Session,” and now they have a new album just released called “Facing a Task Unfinished.” It’s one Christ-exalting song after the next, but with arrangements that reflect the colors and rhythms of music from around the world. It’s the only thing I'm listening to in the van these days – take a look at this video to see just how special “Facing a Task Unfinished” really is…

From the Heart: Invest in Eternity

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 6, 2016
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From the HeartSome people call a million-dollar painting, a Mercedes-Benz, or a dress with a $700 price tag an investment. But I say if you can’t pack it into your luggage when you step into the other side of eternity, don’t call it a lasting treasure.

Now I’m not poking fun at your great-grandmother’s silver service...

Greet our Joni and Friends Arizona Summer Interns!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 5, 2016
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Arizona InternsEach of our Joni and Friends Area Ministry offices around the country welcome Summer Interns to serve in their local region. And recently, a wonderful group of interns serving at Joni and Friends Arizona visited our International Disability Center. They participated in VBS programs for disabled children, received classroom training...

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