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A Little Remodel

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 20, 2017
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A Little Remodel

Lately, Ken and I have been looking at our kitchen, and it’s clear we need new cabinets—they came with the house back in the late 70s. Of course, talk then turned to the counter top, then the sink, the faucet, and finally, the floor (also installed in the late 70s). We groaned at the thought of it all—sawdust...

Iceland’s Near Eradication of Down Syndrome through Abortion

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 18, 2017
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Iceland’s Near Eradication of Down Syndrome through AbortionOver 25 years ago when I served on the National Council on Disability, we responded vehemently against a report from the National Institutes on Health which listed abortion as a ‘disability prevention strategy.’ All 15 bi-partisan council members...

Ten Thousand Things

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 17, 2017
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Ten Thousand Things

A few weeks ago, I was going through a tough season of pain. Every morning I awoke with searing hip pain. My get-up girls tried to ease my suffering with ice and massages, but as soon as I sat up in my wheelchair, there it was, ready to ambush my day. While at work that week, I would have to lay down just to take the...

An Elaborate Graduation

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 14, 2017
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Fox 5 Surprise Squad

When I hear stories of people serving the disability community with extravagance, I rejoice! That’s just what The Fox Five TV Surprise Squad did at John F. Miller Elementary School—a school for students with significant disabilities. There were 5 students in the graduating class of 2017 and although the school wanted to make...

Bonnie’s Forgiveness

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 10, 2017
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Bonnie's ForgivenessThe other day when Bonnie called to request a radio offer, she shared an amazing story. About a year ago, she was hit by a drunk driver, and sustained several injuries. All of it resulted in a great deal of pain. Yet she never felt malice toward the young man – Cameron – who hit her. In fact, she’s been praying that Cameron would...

Through It All

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 7, 2017
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Through It All

I’ve shared the story of my friend Gracie Rosenberger before – when she was a teenager, she shattered her pelvis and lost both her legs in a tragic auto accident. Gracie and I often call each other when pain becomes intense and we feel overwhelmed. During every phone call, we always end up singing a Gospel song...

Expanding Our Reach

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  • Aug. 4, 2017
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Joni on iHeart RadioIt’s always exciting when God expands our reach to share Biblical truths over the radio, and He’s done it again. Recently, Joni and Friends radio has been added to the family of programs at iHeart Radio. And last March, they hit 100 million users. I love the idea of potentially reaching that many listeners! And it goes to show, God...

As Your Days, So Shall Your Strength Be

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 1, 2017
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Pray With Us!

Thank you for praying last month during my radio recording day. God answered your prayers in a huge way – it was the easiest, quickest session we’ve had all year. There was no ‘gravelly’ sound in my throat, no hard coughing, no need to press on my abdomen, no back pain, no lack of energy; and I had a good night’s sleep the...

50th Anniversary Reflections

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 30, 2017
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Joni's Cancer JourneyThe last 15 years in my wheelchair have not been easy. Around 2002, I began to experience a great deal of pain in my back and hips. Doctors told me that it was due to scoliosis. By that time, I had been sitting in a wheelchair for so long, my weakened spine was curving more. My bones were too porous for an operation...

Marky’s Story

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 28, 2017
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Marky's StoryI’m always inspired by people who courageously face insurmountable odds, but when it is a child, that really 'ups' the inspiration. It’s how I felt when I saw Marky’s video. This young boy has a condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare connective tissue disorder that affects the skin. People normally have seven layers of skin, but Marky...

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