Joni's Posts January 2018

Joni Eareckson Tada’s Statement on Disability and Oregon’s Physician-Assisted Suicide Law

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 15, 2018
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Joni StatementEver since the 1990s when Oregon passed its Death with Dignity Act, I’ve been working to de-grease its slippery slope. Under the law, physicians may give lethal drugs to patients with terminal illnesses who want to end their lives. The law’s proponents have insisted it could only be offered to those who had 6 months or less to live, and was a safety valve when nothing else could be done to alleviate suffering. But not so anymore...

It’s Sign-Up Time!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 12, 2018
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e-Devotional Sign UpsOne of my life goals is to help other Christians cultivate a grateful spirit in the midst of tough trials. God has taught me so many lessons in this wheelchair, and through years of Bible study, I just want to pass along the power of encouragement. And...

When God Allows Suffering

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 10, 2018
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When God Allows SufferingWhen I dove into shallow water and broke my neck, I had so many hard questions. At night, lying paralyzed in the hospital ward, I would stare at the ceiling and fume, "God… are you behind all this suffering, or it is the devil? I’m only 17, and I have...

When Is It Right to Die?

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 9, 2018
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When Is It Right to Die?I always smile when I talk about heaven and that glorious Day when I will see Jesus. Oh, the joy of being with my Savior forever! But the hard part is… getting there. When God calls us home, we all hope for a quick and painless death. But in this...

Epiphany Day

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 6, 2018
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Epiphany DayNow that we’re in the month of January, most people are breathing a sigh of relief that Christmas is officially behind us — what with the upheaval in your schedule, blowing your diet, and maxing out your credit card. But in the church calendar...

My Planner in... India?!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 4, 2018
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Planner in IndiaFor years, I have been using my Planner as a means of keeping track of which friend is helping me get up in the morning, or helping me lie down at night. And I use another Planner to help me schedule my daily radio programs. Well, recently, a friend went on a ministry trip to India when — to her surprise — she noticed that a teacher at a local school was using my Planner. Never, ever did I dream that people as far away as India would choose it as a useful tool for keeping organized, logging prayer lists, and tracking appointments, too (it must have universal appeal, as they say! :-). I feel so humbled that...

Evangelicals for Life Conference

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 2, 2018
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Evangelicals for Life ConferenceI used to think that only cultures in dark corners of the earth considered disabled people as ‘useless and of no value’ — places where infants born with disabilities were drowned or discarded in dumpsters. That’s what I used to think. But now, even...