Joni's Posts November 2017

Beautiful Feet

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 30, 2017
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Beautiful FeetThe other day, I met with a friend, and oh my goodness — she had the cutest shoes on! You know… high heels, with nicely manicured toes. It made me think of back when I was on my feet and I could wear all kinds of fun shoes. But now? Well, not only can I not walk, but my feet have changed. Sitting in a wheelchair all day...

Pray for El Salvador’s Family Retreat

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  • Nov. 28, 2017
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Pray for El Salvador’s Family RetreatWhile many of us are layering up and holding onto cups of hot cocoa, it’s summertime in Central America — and that means our ministry partners in El Salvador are gearing up for an International Family Retreat! Tomorrow, families affected by disabilities will arrive at camp. And oh, what fun is in store for them...

#Giving Tuesday is Tomorrow!

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  • Nov. 27, 2017
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#Giving Tuesday is Tomorrow!

Friends, are you looking to make a big impact this year? Well here’s your chance to provide help and hope to families affected by disability across the globe! Join us on #GivingTuesday – because the idea of being “better together” isn't just a catchy...

Perspective

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 26, 2017
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PerspectiveBirds overcome the lower law of gravity by the higher law of flight. And what is true for birds is true for the soul. Souls that soar on wings like eagles overcome the lower law of sin and death. Hannah Whitall Smith writes, “The ‘law of the spirit of life in...

Space at the Table

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  • Nov. 22, 2017
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Space at The TableI grew up in a family of six, and when dinnertime rolled around and Mother would call that dinner was served… we would all run to our place at the table. We each had our own space — it was like we were assigned a place. Daddy sat at the head of the table, Kathy was over there with Jay next to her, Linda was at the far end, and... 

Getty Sing! Christmas Tour

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  • Nov. 20, 2017
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Getty Sing! Christmas TourI’ve always wanted to visit Carnegie Hall in New York City at Christmastime. Can you imagine flurries of snow and glorious holiday singing?! Well, on December 20, I'll get my wish; except I will be on the stage at Carnegie Hall with Keith and Kristyn Getty...

Cultivating a Heart of Gratitude

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  • Nov. 19, 2017
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Cultivating a Heart of GratitudeHappy Lord’s Day! This morning, as Ken and I were getting ready for church, we stopped my regular ‘bed bath-exercise’ routine for a minute to pray at the side of my bed. We gave thanks to the Lord. Yes, we were tired. Yes, I had a difficult night of pain. And yes, it was another day of quadriplegia and my same morning routine...

My Utmost for His Highest

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  • Nov. 17, 2017
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My Utmost for His HighestWhen I came to Christ in high school, I wondered what resource I could use alongside the Bible in my quiet time. That's when a Christian friend gave me the devotional classic, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. During World War I, Chambers was a chaplain to soldiers stationed in Egypt; My Utmost for His Highest is a compilation of his Bible teachings and was first published in 1935. Because Chambers' book was significant in my early walk with Christ, I recently served as a contributor to Utmost Ongoing… Reflections on the Legacy of Oswald Chambers...

In Whose Life Do You Live?

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  • Nov. 16, 2017
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In Whose Life Do You Live?The university gymnasium is packed, and from the platform, I can see every student. The microphone works fine. I can see my notes. But something is wrong. I am only ten minutes into my message, but there’s a restlessness in the air. The faces of...

My Amazon Echo

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  • Nov. 13, 2017
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My Amazon Echo

Every day, I start off my morning with coffee, range of motion exercises, prayer — and a little music. I call out to my Amazon Echo, “Hey Alexa … play music,” and with just the sound of my voice, it listens to my command and begins playing a tune. And oh, how uplifting it is to hear the soft, piano keys of Mary Beth Carlson or the truth-filled lyrics of a classic hymn. This little “hands-free” gadget has been a true gem in my home.  And it reminds me of John 10:27, where Jesus says, “My sheep hear my voice.” If only we were as obedient, as quick to act upon the commands of our Lord and Savior. But instead, we toy with sin and turn a deaf ear. Oh friend, let’s not be slow, stubborn sheep. When God’s Word tells you, “forgive” — do it! When the Holy Spirit nudges you with the truth, don’t lie. As Psalm 19 says, “The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes … in keeping them there is great reward.” 
*To learn more about smart home gadgets for people with disabilities, download this helpful resource.

Every day, I start off my morning with coffee, range of motion exercises, prayer — and a little music. I call out to my Amazon Echo, “Hey Alexa … play music,” and with just the sound of my voice, it listens to my command and begins playing a tune. And oh, how uplifting it is to hear the soft, piano keys of Mary Beth Carlson or the...

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