Joni's Posts November 2010

Monday, Nov. 22nd Update from Joni

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 23, 2010
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Last week was peppered with medical appointments, one of which was a bone density test (remember, chemotherapy damages them). So as Ken and I headed to the hospital, we're thinking, can a bone scan be all that complicated? For most patients it means slipping on a surgical gown, hopping on the table, and taking a 10 minute nap while the scanner does its thing, right? I'm sure it's that easy for most people, but most people aren't quadriplegics. 

Tues., Nov. 16th Update from Joni

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  • Nov. 16, 2010
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This past weekend Ken lit the candles and served up the best grilled lamb as we celebrated a milestone -- I'm one month out from the final round of chemotherapy and getting stronger every day. For dessert, we joined friends around the table and thanked God for His sovereign care. Speaking of His sovereignty, later that evening, our Through-the-Bible-in-a-Year reading placed us in Lamentations. There in the third chapter God says without blushing, “Is it not from the mouth of the most high that both calamities and good things come?”

People Who Inspire Joni: Diana Mood

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  • Nov. 15, 2010
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I first met Diana when we were classmates in 10th grade Biology at Woodlawn Senior High School – from then on out, we remained fast friends. Music and our love of hymns is what drew us tightly together – plus, we both enjoyed playing the piano and singing in school choir! The 1967 diving accident in which I broke my neck only brought us closer together...

Wed., Nov. 10th Update from Joni

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  • Nov. 10, 2010
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November in sunny California is an odd season -- the roses and purple sage along my back fence are expiring in one last burst of color, as if to stave off the coming cold. Not even flowers like to die, I guess. Neither do we Christians, yet lately when I flip through the New Testament, I keep reading "... unless a seed falls to the ground and dies" or "... put to death, therefore" or "... I have been crucified" and finally, "... take up your cross." It seems from the moment we are born, we need to learn how to live and die.

People Who Inspire Joni: Peg Campbell

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  • Nov. 8, 2010
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The Joni and Friends radio program just wouldn’t happen without Peg Campbell who (with her brother, Jim Sanders) leads Ambassador Agency, the premiere Christian media organization representing the top Christian broadcasters in America today. For almost 30 years, guiding Ambassador Agency was a team effort with husband, Jon, serving as President. Life changed dramatically for Peg...

Thurs., Nov. 4th Update from Joni

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  • Nov. 4, 2010
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When Daddy would come to visit me when I was in the hospital years ago, he would clasp the guard rail of my bed, smile and say, “Joni, everyday you’re getting better and better and better.” Some would say he raised false hopes, considering I never regained use of my hands or legs, but I know what my father meant – every day that I leaned on Jesus, I did get better. Better where it counted most :-). I could say the same as I move forward into the next phase of treatment in my battle against cancer. It feels so good to be getting better, not only physically but where it counts down deep in my heart.

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd Update from Joni

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  • Nov. 2, 2010
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“All the way my Savior leads me, oh the fullness of his love: perfect rest to me is promised in my Father’s house above. When my spirit clothed immortal wings its flight to realms of Day, this my song through endless ages: Jesus led me all the way!”

People Who Inspire Joni: Gracie Rosenberger

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  • Nov. 1, 2010
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My struggle with chronic pain is always made easier when a pain-pal comes alongside to share the burden. And the pain-pal I most respect? Gracie Rosenberger. A serious car accident years ago left her with crushed hips and multiple fractures in her legs (and that’s just scratching the surface of her injuries).