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A Quadriplegic Racecar Driver!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 31, 2015
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Sam SchmidtWhen you're quadriplegic, you quickly learn that the world of other quads is pretty small—we all are inspired by each other and we learn from each other. Several years ago while visiting Ontario Speedway, I met Sam Schmidt, a former Indy Racing League...

48 Years as a Quadriplegic

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 30, 2015
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Joni interviewed on 100 Huntley StreetIn 1967, a reckless dive into shallow water completely changed my life. I was only 17 and doctors were telling me I would never be able to use my hands or legs again. Those were dark days back then — days filled with anger towards God; days when I would tell my sister, “Just close the drapes, turn off the lights, shut the...

Volunteer at Family Retreat!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 29, 2015
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The Tadas and the PetersonsOur Family Retreats are filling up fast, but we are in need of more short-term missionaries to serve them. Lots of our Retreats need young, male STM's right now (to pair with boys and teens with disabilities). But Bob and Ruthie Peterson (on the right) will be helping out, too...

A Place of Healing

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 28, 2015
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A Place of Healing by Joni Eareckson TadaYou wouldn’t believe the stack of emails and letters I’ve received from people who have been blessed reading my book A Place of Healing – many of these messages come from people dealing with chronic pain and disability and, oh, how they love the insights in each chapter! And I have good news. I just learned that there will be a special e-book promotion from July 27-August 4 when you can download A Place of Healing for just 99¢. So if you know someone who deals with pain or a long-term disability, think about ‘gifting’ it to them (or you may want to purchase a copy for your own...

Happy 25 Years to the ADA!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 26, 2015
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Joni Signs the ADAAs a member of the National Council on Disability, I was thrilled to see the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act back in 1990. I remember sitting in my wheelchair on the White House lawn, watching President George H.W. Bush sign the ADA into law and thinking of all the...

Watch the Special Olympics World Games

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 24, 2015
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Special Olympic AthleteSummer is here — and so are the Special Olympics! Tomorrow will be the Opening Ceremony for the World Games, and I could not be more excited. The Special Olympics is the world’s largest organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and this summer, athletes will show the world their...

The Real Me

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 21, 2015
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AirplaneI was on a long flight home after a busy trip and my corset (it helps me breathe) was really digging into my hip. No matter what Ken tried to do to make me comfortable, I remained in great pain. Normally it would have been enough to drive me to pray. But not this time. I felt utterly fed up with my...

The Dead in Christ WILL Rise!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 19, 2015
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Los Angeles National CemeteryThe other day, on our way to LAX airport, we passed by the big military cemetery next to the 101 freeway near UCLA. As we sped by, I murmured that verse, “And the dead in Christ will rise.” I say it every time I pass by any cemetery. It’s a habit I cultivated many years ago. Because when I see...

Watch a Joni and Friends TV Special on TBN

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 17, 2015
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Joni Eareckson TadaSeveral years ago, I interviewed ‘my most inspirational friends with disabilities’ on a two-hour special which was aired on TBN. And now, our friends at TBN plan to broadcast the TV special again. So, turn on your TVs and set your DVRs for today, Friday July 17, and July 31st at 12 noon PST to watch the special on TBN's Church Channel. The stories – as well as the songs – shared on this special are truly encouraging, so please tell your friends to tune in!

(The Church Channel can be viewed wherever TBN is also being broadcast throughout the world, including on DirecTV and Dish Network. Please consult your local listings for more information.)

Family Retreat — Ghanaian style!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 17, 2015
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Ghana Family RetreatIt’s a busy time here at Joni and Friends! Every summer, we host camps for special needs families. But the fun doesn’t just stay in the U.S. — our Family Retreats have gone international! Volunteers and staff travel oversees to come alongside local churches and organizations to celebrate and...

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