Joni's Posts August 2017

Abby Goes the Extra Mile

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 29, 2017
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Abby Goes the Extra MileSome people have a gift for learning languages… especially unusual languages like Arabic. I’m thinking of Abby Booher, a volunteer I met this summer at Family Retreat. Abby told me she was a student at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where she studied English as a second language. While on campus, she met many Muslim students from Saudi Arabia. Part of their studies involved learning English. That’s how Abby got connected with this group of young Middle Easterners who were hungry to learn more about western culture, including Christianity. From the onset, they struggled to grasp the concept of a loving God who would die for sinners. Abby could tell that part of their struggle had to do with their inability to...

Square Dancing with Jeremy

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 26, 2017
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Square Dancing with Jeremy

Even though it has been awhile since I returned from Mission Springs Family Retreat, there is one memory that still brings a smile. It happened during the wheelchair square dance. Now you have to picture this: Fiddle music playing at the basketball court and dancers in western garb forming their squares. My dance partner was...

Our Hummingbird

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 23, 2017
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Our Hummingbird

In our back yard, we have two hummingbird feeders that Ken is constantly filling with sugar water. We love our tiny flock of dive-bombing birds; they're so much fun to watch. The other day was particularly hot and as my friend was leaving our house, she spotted an injured hummingbird lying on the street. The little guy was...

A Little Remodel

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 20, 2017
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A Little Remodel

Lately, Ken and I have been looking at our kitchen, and it’s clear we need new cabinets—they came with the house back in the late 70s. Of course, talk then turned to the counter top, then the sink, the faucet, and finally, the floor (also installed in the late 70s). We groaned at the thought of it all—sawdust...

Iceland’s Near Eradication of Down Syndrome through Abortion

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 18, 2017
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Iceland’s Near Eradication of Down Syndrome through AbortionOver 25 years ago when I served on the National Council on Disability, we responded vehemently against a report from the National Institutes on Health which listed abortion as a ‘disability prevention strategy.’ All 15 bi-partisan council members...

Ten Thousand Things

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 17, 2017
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Ten Thousand Things

A few weeks ago, I was going through a tough season of pain. Every morning I awoke with searing hip pain. My get-up girls tried to ease my suffering with ice and massages, but as soon as I sat up in my wheelchair, there it was, ready to ambush my day. While at work that week, I would have to lay down just to take the...

An Elaborate Graduation

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  • Aug. 14, 2017
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Fox 5 Surprise Squad

When I hear stories of people serving the disability community with extravagance, I rejoice! That’s just what The Fox Five TV Surprise Squad did at John F. Miller Elementary School—a school for students with significant disabilities. There were 5 students in the graduating class of 2017 and although the school wanted to make...

Bonnie’s Forgiveness

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 10, 2017
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Bonnie's ForgivenessThe other day when Bonnie called to request a radio offer, she shared an amazing story. About a year ago, she was hit by a drunk driver, and sustained several injuries. All of it resulted in a great deal of pain. Yet she never felt malice toward the young man – Cameron – who hit her. In fact, she’s been praying that Cameron would...

Through It All

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  • Aug. 7, 2017
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Through It All

I’ve shared the story of my friend Gracie Rosenberger before – when she was a teenager, she shattered her pelvis and lost both her legs in a tragic auto accident. Gracie and I often call each other when pain becomes intense and we feel overwhelmed. During every phone call, we always end up singing a Gospel song...

Expanding Our Reach

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 4, 2017
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Joni on iHeart RadioIt’s always exciting when God expands our reach to share Biblical truths over the radio, and He’s done it again. Recently, Joni and Friends radio has been added to the family of programs at iHeart Radio. And last March, they hit 100 million users. I love the idea of potentially reaching that many listeners! And it goes to show, God...

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