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National Stroke Awareness Month

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 21, 2018
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My friend Katherine Wolf was only 26 years old, with a promising modeling career and a new baby at home, when one morning… her hands, arms, and legs went numb. Katherine dropped to the floor, unable to speak or call out for help. Thankfully, her husband Jay was home and was able to...

Wilberforce Weekend Livestream

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 19, 2018
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Why should we care for the vulnerable? Time and time again, the Bible reminds us to look after the needs of others (Phil. 2), open our hand to the poor, speak up for the voiceless (Proverbs 31), and maintain justice (Hosea 12). But how can we do that practically in a world full of conflicting...

Supporting My Husband's Dream

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 18, 2018
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Decades ago, on the day I married my husband Ken, his best friend told me, "Joni, make sure you let your husband keep his dreams." Great advice for a newlywed, as it's a loose paraphrase of Philippians 2:4, "Look not only to your own interests, but to the interests of others." I know I'm maintaining a healthy marriage when I encourage Ken to keep fly-casting for the fish of his dreams. It's why I'm pretty excited today that Ken is heading out with his friends for a week of casting for bonefish (on a small, scrubby, mosquito-infested island in the Bahamas)...

Serve as a Wheelchair Mechanic

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 16, 2018
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Every year, hundreds of Wheels for the World volunteers join us around the world in providing wheelchairs to people with disabilities in need. Some are physical therapists, others occupational therapists... but not everyone on the team has a disability-related degree. Like Scott, an engineer...

A Mother's Prayer

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 13, 2018
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Happy Mother’s Day! On this day, I always remember my dear mother, Lindy Eareckson — especially her prayers for me. After my accident, Mom and Dad rallied our church to hold a prayer service all night long. My sweet mother begged Jesus to heal me, a prayer that any mother would ask for her child with a broken neck. About 200 people gathered that night to fervently lift me up before the Lord. But that healing never came… at least, not in the way my mother first expected it. Rather than healing my broken neck, Jesus was more interested in mending my broken heart; He was livening my faith even when my arms and legs remained paralyzed. And with time, my mother began to see how God was answering her prayers for her daughter, giving me the blessing of a...

God’s Idea of “Good”

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 11, 2018
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When I was a teenager, I savored this verse. The way I looked at it, all I had to do was "walk uprightly:" turn in my homework, finish my chores, argue less with my sisters, go to church, say my prayers… and God would take care of the rest. Good grades, a nice boyfriend, and an easy ride...

Happy 36th Anniversary Joni and Friends Radio!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 8, 2018
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This month marks the 36th Anniversary of Joni and Friends radio! I cannot believe it’s been 36 years since the launch of my 4-minute radio program. Back in late 1981, I had been in bed for several weeks trying to heal up a stubborn pressure sore. As you can imagine, after being cooped up in my bedroom for that long, I was starting to feel discouraged. That’s when Al and Jon — top executives from Ambassador Advertising Agency — visited my home. After reading my autobiography and watching the Joni movie, Al and Jon thought I had a message that could inspire radio listeners. “Wait a second… You want me to do what?!” I mean, here I was, lying in my bed, feeling that my life didn’t go beyond the four walls of my room — and these two men wanted me to be on the radio, encouraging others? At first, I...

How My Husband Evangelizes

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 1, 2018
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Ok, I have to brag for a bit … my husband, Ken, is such a great evangelizer! Whenever we stop for dinner at a restaurant or are boarding a flight, Ken always carries a “Joni’s Story” tract on hand to give to the waiter or flight attendant — it’s a little Gospel tract that shares how Jesus used my...

Meet My Friend Hope!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 29, 2018
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At the age of nine, Hope Peacock went in for a routine surgery to remove her tonsils. But only two days later, Hope went into cardiac arrest, suffering a severe brain injury that left doctors thinking she would never again speak, see, walk, or eat on her own. It was a harrowing experience for the...

God's Intentions

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 27, 2018
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When you read the story of Joseph in Genesis 37-50, you discover a lot of awful things happened to him: jealousy from his brothers led to his kidnapping and being sold as a slave. Even when it finally looked like Joseph’s life had ‘turned the page’ with his promotion to supervisor of Potiphar’s...

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