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NRB – Celebrating 35 Years of Radio

  • By: Joni and Friends, Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 27, 2017
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NRB - 35 Years!Every year about this time Ken and I head to the National Religious Broadcasters convention, and this year is extra special – Joni and Friends is celebrating 35 years on the radio. That’s right, this May will mark over 9000 radio programs recorded over the past 3 ½ decades. And I keep thinking of the thousands of people who have listened to our radio program over the years. They are not just an audience; each listener is a precious soul and, like you and I, they long to hear genuine encouragement from the Lord. I’ve always considered our radio programs as an avenue God uses to speak strength, courage and comfort into the hearts of His children. Just the other day, I received an email from a woman who suffers...

Pete Lafferty: A Life Well Lived!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 24, 2017
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Pete LaffertyI first met Pete Lafferty and his brother Joey back in the 90’s when they were young teens in their wheelchairs – both had muscular dystrophy, and they had come to our Joni and Friends’ Spruce Lake Family Retreat...

If We Only Knew

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 21, 2017
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Joni in her WheelchairI’ve been a little nostalgic lately, given that 2017 is the 35th year I’ve been doing “Joni and Friends” radio. And as I prepare for this Thursday’s recording session, I keep reflecting on when I was 20 years old and still adjusting...

Heart for the Disabled

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 17, 2017
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Heart for the DisabledOn Valentine's Day, teams from Joni and Friends hand-delivered big, beautiful packages of your Christ-centered love and encouragement, all to celebrate Heart for the Disabled!

Waiting… and the Good Things that Happen

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 16, 2017
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Joni and JanTraveling as a quadriplegic is never easy – in fact, our recent ministry trip landed us home at LAX at 9 PM. Weary from the long flight, I had to wait on the airplane for my wheelchair. The other passengers had deplaned much earlier, and there was a delay in finding my chair. The other passengers had deplaned much earlier, and there was a delay in finding my chair. But when you wait patiently – whether on the Lord, or for a wheelchair – there's always a blessing in store...

We Love Valentine's Day!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 14, 2017
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Heart for the DisabledAt Joni and Friends we love to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but we do it in a very unique way. Back in January, we asked our radio listeners to send in gifts, cards, and packages for 5 different special-needs families who are going through a particularly rough patch. You ought to see the cards and gifts that have poured in! Our faithful volunteer, Kaye, has the mighty task of sorting through bins of mail and divvying up the gifts and cards to the appropriate families.

Pets Are a Blessing

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 9, 2017
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PetA Spectacle of Glory

For Christmas, my friend Ann gave her sister Mary Jean my new devotional, A Spectacle of Glory. After reading the day’s entry, Mary Jean set my book on the couch and got up to leave the room momentarily...

Don’t Take the Bait!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 7, 2017
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FishingLast year my husband Ken landed the largest trout he has ever caught. He lured the fish with a tiny number 16 pheasant-tail nymph fly. I’m not sure what that means, but the fact remains whatever bait he used, it worked to deceive this fish.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 5, 2017
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Equip Women's SeminarOn the road again, we are! This time to Louisville, Kentucky, where I will be speaking at the Equip Women’s Seminar. We women can often balk at the idea of journeying down the hard, blood-stained path to Calvary – we don't know what to" do" with...

Hope Overflowing

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  • Feb. 4, 2017
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Hope OverflowingRight now, in developing nations all around the world, lives of disabled children and adults are being transformed because you are sending wheelchairs and the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World program...

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