Joni's Posts September 2015

Pray for My Travels

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 30, 2015
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Joni and Ken TravelingLate last week, I embarked on a long trip back East. A few days ago I was in Nashville, where I spoke to at the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference. As you know it is so important to have counselors communicating the hope of Jesus to people who are hurting. Then, my team and I headed to Massachusetts, where I had the privilege of speaking with medical professionals and with our Joni and Friends New England team. And today we’re packing our bags to drive to...

My Friend Chuck Swindoll and Me

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 27, 2015
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Chuck Swindoll and Joni Eareckson TadaEarlier this summer, I had the privilege of joining Pastor Chuck Swindoll for a Sunday morning interview at Stonebriar Church in Frisco, Texas. Chuck and I have known each other since the 1970’s, but this was the first time we actually sat down together and talked...

Meet My Friend, Karen Brown

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 25, 2015
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Karen BrownThis past summer, you may remember me sharing a poem written by a woman named Karen Brown on my radio broadcast. I was captivated by Karen’s beautiful use of words, but when I later learned Karen’s story—oh my goodness, I was so inspired! That’s because Karen has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for 28 years and is now unable to move any part of her body except her head. Like me, Karen uses a headset to dictate words of encouragement to others who are going through hardships. Oh friend, you just have to get to know my friend Karen Brown. Just tune-in to...

Beautiful Orthodoxy

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 24, 2015
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Ken and JoniAs we grow older, or a family member ages or sustains a life-altering disability, we’re often quick to say, “I don’t want to be a burden.” And with 48 years of quadriplegia, I’m the first to confess that thought has crossed my mind. But when it comes to families — especially Christian families — it’s our calling to depend upon one another. In a society that boasts individualism, the Christian family can showcase sacrificial service to the world. God designed my disability not to make me “independent,” but “interdependent.” That’s the beauty...

American Association of Christian Counselors

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 23, 2015
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Joni signing booksThis week I am in Nashville where I am speaking at the world conference of the AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) — I'm sharing how these Christian counselors can best minister to families who are traumatized by disability. After the session, I'll be signing books (which is always a joy since I...

People Who Inspire Joni: John Newton

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 21, 2015
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John NewtonMost of us know John Newton as the author of the timeless hymn, “Amazing Grace.” At a young age, Newton worked on slave ships, and was an active part of the slave trade. After Newton came to Christ, he became active in the abolition movement, living to see Britain's abolition of the African slave trade in 1807. Newton was a humble, sweet-spirited man, and his reflections on the Christian faith are, to me, so inspiring. Like this quote, "Some Christians are called to endure a disproportionate amount of suffering. Such Christians are a spectacle of grace to the church...

God's Wonders

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 20, 2015
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Tube AnemoneMy friend, Dave Guth, is a housing contractor by trade, but on weekends, he loves to go deep-sea diving off the coast of southern California. Plus he always takes his camera. This past weekend he dove near Santa Catalina Island and came across this beautiful tube anemone. When I saw this lovely creature, I thought, How amazing of God to create such a little animal and place him way down deep in the sea where no one notices. But Dave noticed, and I guess that makes him one of God's privileged ones. When he emailed me this photo, I thought you’d just like to see and rejoice with me over God's beauty in secret places!

A Win for Religious Liberties

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 18, 2015
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A Win for Religious LibertiesYesterday, a federal appeals court ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) violates the rights of religiously affiliated employers by forcing them to provide contraceptive coverage, despite a government subsidy that pays for the treatment. The ruling, by the Eighth Circuit...

Shirley Burnett

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 17, 2015
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Shirley Burnett shopping at Chico'sShirley is wife to Billy Burnett, our Executive Vice President of Administration at Joni and Friends, and for quite a while she has been struggling with serious renal problems (she's on dialysis, and hoping for a kidney transplant). Over the summer, Shirley fell quite ill and all of us were remembering her in our daily prayers. Knowing how much she liked to shop, I sent her a gift card to Chico's, explaining...

People Who Inspire Joni: Mrs. Johnson

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 17, 2015
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Joni's Sixth Grade ClassMrs. Johnson was my sixth grade teacher and she instilled within me a wonderful thirst to learn -- she was determined to help her young students see that history, science, English, math, and social studies were fascinating themes filled with interesting people and facts. I credit her for giving me my desire to study. And for that, I consider her pretty inspirational...

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