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  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 13, 2011
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Love your posts! It's why you need to see how we celebrated the results of my PET scan yesterday - you see, every morning for the past couple of months, I've been wheeling by 36 little pink ducks on top of the file cabinet outside my office (placed there by Cheri, our Marketing Director). Some mornings they're arranged in a cute figure-eight; other times, all in a row; and occasionally, like they're square dancing...

Praise Report!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 12, 2011
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Joni and Ken looking at each other
Ken and I just received word that the results of the PET scan I underwent last week are clear! Actually, what my doctor said was “No evidence of metastasized cancer… that’s great news!” Thank you for praying – I thought of your intercessions last week as Ken lifted me up onto the imaging table and I went into that big “tube.” Now that we have this good report, we’ll be able to better plan my ministry activity for the rest of the year. God is gracious and merciful for “He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouting” (Job 8:21). Thanks for rejoicing with us!

Pray for Haiti

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 11, 2011
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This week, one year after the devastating earthquake of January 2010, we are lifting up the still-pressing needs of the people of Haiti. I'm so grateful that, in the last 12 months, Joni and Friends has been able to help ‘lighten’ the burden of some of those disabled by the quake. In just a few weeks we will be sending another Wheels for the World team into Haiti with mobility equipment and holding a pastor’s conference to help Christian leaders reach out to people with disabilities...

Friday, Jan. 7th Update from Joni

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 7, 2011
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A friend passed by my office yesterday, saw me at my computer, and leaned in to say, “Looks like you’re back in the groove, Joni!” I smiled, grateful I’ve regained my energy and strength since last year’s chemo. On the other hand, little red flags started waving in my head. I don’t want to be back in a groove. Remember a few months ago I shared how the Holy Spirit was teaching me to “keep in step” with Him? And those steps were very small, very simple? That’s how I need to live my days. Like today…

Monday, Jan. 3rd Update from Joni

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 3, 2011
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Happy New Year, friend, and I hope you enjoyed a blessed season celebrating Jesus' birth. I want to share something special I learned over the holidays – you see, it was early on the morning of December 24 in 2003 when my mother-in-law died from pancreatic cancer in our home. It was an extremely sad day for us all, but especially for Ken who loved his mother dearly. Watching my husband doubled over in grief, I remember thinking, Lord, why Christmas Eve? Why not January 6 or December 3? From now on, Christmas Eve will be marked by so much sadness for Ken. And for the next six years, it was.

People Who Inspire Joni: Happy Grams

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 30, 2010
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Joni Eareckson Tada and her husband Ken Tada reading Happy Grams that they received from supportersThis past summer during my long battle against breast cancer, I was tremendously bolstered by the prayers of people who support Joni and Friends (and I bet you are one, too). Just look at this photo of the many friends who wrote me "Happy Grams" back in August -- I was so encouraged by their Bible verses, poems, and words to favorite hymns. So I tip my hat to my many brothers and sisters in Christ who have cheered me on this past year -- you friends really inspire me!

Happy New Year!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 27, 2010
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Yesterday I was flipping through Diamonds in the Dust (one of my devotional books) to find a verse, when I happened to read the December 31 entry about looking back over the year to take inventory. So I decided to take my own advice :-). In fact, I invite you to join me in reviewing the year in asking: Did I keep all my promises, at least those I remember? Did I meet all my goals, or at least some of them? Have my relationships strengthened with family and friends? Did my life in the Lord deepen and grow? If I were to ask a close friend, would he say that I’ve changed for the better? I'm not asking you these things to make you feel guilty, it’s just good to close out the old… to tie up loose ends… and to bring closure to one year before you begin a new one.

Blessed Journey

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 24, 2010
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LISTEN to a Blessed Journey

Merry Christmas, friend – and I can’t think of a better way to say it, than to sing it! I hope you enjoy listening to this special Christmas song “Blessed Journey” from Whiter Than Snow, a CD collection of some of my favorite Christmas carols and hymns. Ken and I join you in reflecting today on all that the Father has given us through the gift of His wonderful Son, our Savior. Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Joni and Ken

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 22, 2010
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Ken and Joni in front of a Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas! Watch this special video from Joni and Ken, where they express their hearts of thanksgiving.

Monday, Dec. 20th Update from Joni:

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 20, 2010
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Joni and Ken in front of a Christmas treeLast Friday I was giving someone a quick tour of my art studio, when I caught him admiring a small green candy dish on the shelf. Colored with poster paint and glazed, it was the obvious work of a child. Well, a 17-year-old child. I explained that it was the first thing I'd ever painted holding brushes between my teeth; it was 1967, the week before Christmas in occupational therapy, and I was glad I could at least smear paint...

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