Joni's Posts May 2017

Because He Lives

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 30, 2017
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Joni in the StudioWhen chronic pain begins to wear me out, I have a remedy. So does my friend, Gracie Rosenberger who also lives with constant pain (hers is worse, but we won’t go there; all pain is hard). So what’s our remedy? We sing. Almost always, we sing our hearts out, praising God for His promises...

Victory Through Defeat

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 29, 2017
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The Cross

Often the Christian faith is contrary to our natural way of thinking. Stan Jones, a missionary to India, said that neither Hindu karma nor Muslim kismet could bring about change in a person’s life. But the cross, he said, is different: “The cross never knows defeat, for it is of itself defeat, and you cannot defeat that which is already...

Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 26, 2017
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Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

Collaborating with ministry partners is a big deal at Joni and Friends. Ephesians 4:16 says that “As each part [of Christ’s body] does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow…”. In other words, the best ideas emerge when we come together to share our knowledge and experiences about disability ministry. Having a...

Earning Your Advanced Degree

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 23, 2017
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Graduation

Next month my nephew, Cody, is graduating from high school. I can hardly believe he’s virtually a young adult – time sure does go by fast. But Cody has worked hard and his efforts have paid off. All those late-night study sessions and endless essays...

Growing Together

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 19, 2017
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Growing TogetherPreparations for Family Retreats are in full swing at Joni and Friends. Excitement is building, and so are our teams. Every year, many of the volunteers who served at past Family Retreats, sign up again. And no wonder. So many good things happen at Family Retreat. Take Ellen who is a single mom. She told me that her life was, in...

Heaven Sent Messages

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 17, 2017
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Heaven Sent Messages

Often my best times of "waiting on the Lord" happen when I am waiting in busy airports, whether for a delayed flight or late baggage. When everything is noisy, harried and hurried, God enjoys giving pleasant reminders of his glory and grace. Like these set of chairs I noticed in the Special Services Section. As Ken was...

A Mother's Heart

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 14, 2017
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Joni's MotherNo mother ever likes to see her child suffer—whether it’s being teased on the playground, breaking a leg or, in my case, breaking my neck. When it came to my quadriplegia, nobody felt it more keenly than my mother. Mothers seem to bear the burdens of their children in a way that...

Mown Field

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 12, 2017
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Mown FieldThe fragrance of newly cut green grass is the scent of summer coming, and I love it. When I was a girl growing up on a Maryland farm, I’d climb the fence into the pasture, lie back, close my eyes, and listen to the distant mower cutting grass on the far side of the field. The Bible uses this metaphor about fresh cut grass when...

Blessed Riddance

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 9, 2017
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Blessed Riddance

Approaching another recording session reminds me of a quote by A. W. Tozer, “While we are looking at God we do not see ourselves –blessed riddance.” Blessed riddance… I love that because on recording days, we completely rely on prayer. Before we record a single program, we gather together and praise the Lord...

Prayers for Trump

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 5, 2017
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Prayers for Trump bookMy friend, Chuck Garriott, and his wife Debby have a quiet but very significant outreach to lawmakers and foreign dignitaries in Washington DC. I’ve always been impressed how Chuck reaches out to everyone, no matter what their political leanings, cultural preferences, or religious or non-religious views...

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