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My Prince Charming

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 25, 2017
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The other day, the rigors of my quadriplegia got me down, and I was feeling blue and a little weary… and my husband Ken could see it. So, he put his hand on my shoulder and said, “Joni, remember how you loved the movie Cinderella? Remember her motto? In the face of every trial, Cinderella told herself, ‘Have courage and be kind.' Well, you have the part down pretty good about being kind, but right now, you just need a little courage.” There he was, my Prince Charming, with just the right words to lift my spirits. So together, we turned toward Jesus and asked Him for his courage. I'm always grateful when my husband shares wise words, even if they are drawn from Cinderella...

Just Visiting

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 21, 2017
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Just VisitingBack in 1983, my friend, Gracie Rosenberger, was a freshman at Belmont University. Gifted in music and vocal talents, she chose a double major in both vocal performance and piano in their School of Music. The rigorous schedule was exhausting, and only nine weeks into the school year, Gracie fell asleep at the...

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 18, 2017
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The Blessed WayThe Sermon on the Mount is a feast of practical wisdom for living a Christ-honoring life. When I need guidance or direction, I often refer to the principles Jesus gave in those three chapters in Matthew – the Lord had lots to say regarding giving, prayer, fasting, anxiety, judging others and more. Trying to understand it all in one sitting could feel like devouring a whole smorgasbord of insights. It's why I'm grateful to the team at Christianity Today for their new book "The Blessed Way." In this devotional book, 30 different women authors, myself included, wrote a short vignette about Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount – I wrote about...

Royal Resolve

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 13, 2017
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Royal ResolveLike you, I'm spending this week thinking a great deal about all that Jesus suffered, all that He endured on our behalf. My mind keeps dwelling on that scene in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus fell to His knees and prayed -- He earnestly asked His Father to spare Him the cup of wrath that awaited Him at the cross. Having laid that burden down, Jesus then rose to His feet. Moments later when the soldiers came to arrest Him, Peter went on the attack. But in John 18:11, “Jesus commanded Peter, ‘Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?’” Now stop and think about that for...

Our Big God

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 11, 2017
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Our Big GodSometimes when I feel fearful of the future, or when I’m discouraged and problems overwhelm, my mind starts focusing on worse-case scenarios. It's what I get when my faith turns inward – I start looking down, rather than up. Perhaps you do...

Special E-book Sale!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 7, 2017
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Special E-Book Sale
Are you looking for a few books full of adventure and inspiration at a great price? Then we’ve got just what you’re looking for! And if you enjoy downloading e-books, you’ll be especially happy to know that Amazon is having a special sale on two of my e-books, Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story and Joni – An Unforgettable Story...

35 Years of Radio

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 6, 2017
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35 Years of Joni and Friends RadioThis May will mark over 9,200 radio programs I've recorded over the past 35 years. It’s hard for me to believe, considering where it all started. It was in late 1981 and I had been in bed for several weeks trying to heal up a stubborn pressure sore. After being in bed a month, I had become discouraged. That's when Al and Jon – top executives from Ambassador Agency, a media group that works in Christian radio – came to meet with me. Scheduling the meeting in my bedroom felt a little awkward but, well… that’s the nature of having a disability....

The Butterfly Lesson

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 3, 2017
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The Butterfly LessonThis winter, southern California has been blessed with much needed rain. As a result, the surrounding dry, brown hills were transformed into a blanket of vibrant green grass. Now, wild flowers are peppering the hillsides, attracting many...

Kintsugi

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 31, 2017
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KintsugiAs you know, my husband, Ken Takeshi Tada is sansei, that is, third generation Japanese born here in America. Even though Ken is as American as they come – a real man’s man who loves football and fly fishing – his heart is rooted in the Japanese culture. He loves talking about his family history, and the other day he was telling me about something called Kintsugi. It’s a Japanese method for repairing broken pottery, and it is quite an art form. The Japanese will repair a shattered...

National Bible Bee Game Show

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 30, 2017
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National Bible Bee Game ShowYou often hear me talk about my love of God’s Word, and the powerful, life-giving effects of memorizing key Bible passages. Honestly, it is the Word of God hidden in my heart that gives me daily strength, direction and joy. So, when I hear of programs that support the memorization of Bible verses and passages… I am all in! It's why I have to tell you about the National Bible Bee Game Show...

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