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Prayer in the Face of Evil

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 2, 2017
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Prayer in the Face of EvilOur country has suffered, yet again, an act of pure evil and civil unrest – and as Christians, we are dropping to our knees, asking for God's mercy, healing, and grace. This morning I woke up to the news that at least 58 people were killed, and over 550 were wounded in a horrific shooting in Las Vegas. A gunman turned a concert into...

Great Memories

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 29, 2017
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Great MemoriesAlthough summer is behind us, I am still relishing in so many memories from Family Retreats, and how the Word of God worked in the hearts of so many disabled kids and adults. Each reflection blesses my heart – like the mother I met who never got out of the house due to her autistic son’s frequent meltdowns. Family Retreat was...

Rude Interruptions

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 26, 2017
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Rude Interruptions The other night I was awakened by searing pain in my hip… again. Having already awakened Ken three times, and not wanting to disturb him again, I lay in bed, frustrated and on the verge of discouragement. I desperately needed sleep – there was so much on my ‘to do’ list for the next day. I kept thinking, if only this pain...

A New Team Member

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 22, 2017
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A New Team MemberTracey is a gifted young woman who we recently welcomed on board as an administrative assistant in our Response Department. Our Joni and Friends coworkers have noticed a few similarities between Tracey and me – she has a winning attitude, is a wheelchair-user, and she's happily married to a Japanese-American. Mike...

2017 Christmas Cards

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 21, 2017
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Christmas CardsMy 2017 Christmas cards are here and, boy, am I excited! I love sharing my Christmas artwork through new card designs each year to help you encourage your loved ones with the joy of the Lord during the Christmas season...

Rachel’s Gift

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 19, 2017
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Rachel’s GiftWhenever I travel, I can always expect a few “divine appointments.” During my recent trip to Indiana, I met Rachel, a 38-year-old woman who has cerebral palsy. Ever since she read the Joni book as a little girl, Rachel has been a faithful supporter of Joni and Friends. She loves our Wheels for the World outreach, and always dreamed of being able to provide a wheelchair to a child in need – but the chances of that seemed unlikely. Although she gives monthly what little she can, Rachel lives with her parents and finances are tight; she depends on SS Disability...

Hurricane Response Update

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 18, 2017
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Hurricane Response UpdateHats off to Joni and Friends Texas and Wheels for the World who partnered together to provide more than 1,000 mobility devices and Beyond Suffering Bibles to children and adults with disability who lost their wheelchairs in Hurricane Harvey. Mary Grace Rushing is pictured here with Houston's Mayor Turner who came to help with the wheelchair distribution. Pictured also is Carlos, a young boy who certainly was happy to receive a new set of wheels after he lost his pediatric wheelchair in the rescue. Mary Grace wrote, "It was a great privilege to serve the Lord during my days in Houston and Beaumont in the last...

Humility Verses Humiliation

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 16, 2017
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Humility Verses HumiliationRecently, I was at a women’s luncheon with a couple of new friends. The table was elegantly set with linen, china, delicate teacups, tiny egg-salad sandwiches, and beautifully decorated ladyfingers. After we blessed the food, I asked one of the women to place my napkin on my lap and insert my bent spoon ‘just so’ into my...

Sing!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 13, 2017
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Sing!

With great gladness, the Spirit-inspired prophet writes in Zephaniah 3:17, “The Lord your God is with you; He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you; He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing.” I love that last...

From the Heart

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 8, 2017
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Joni and Ken

Not long ago, Ken and I went down to the Joni and Friends’ mail room to look at some of the Happy Grams our supporters sent in. (You may have written one, too.) When I read the messages, my heart was deeply moved. The hand-written words...

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