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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

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • 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...

As Your Days, So Shall Your Strength Be

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 1, 2017
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Pray With Us!

Thank you for praying last month during my radio recording day. God answered your prayers in a huge way – it was the easiest, quickest session we’ve had all year. There was no ‘gravelly’ sound in my throat, no hard coughing, no need to press on my abdomen, no back pain, no lack of energy; and I had a good night’s sleep the...

50th Anniversary Reflections

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 30, 2017
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Joni's Cancer JourneyThe last 15 years in my wheelchair have not been easy. Around 2002, I began to experience a great deal of pain in my back and hips. Doctors told me that it was due to scoliosis. By that time, I had been sitting in a wheelchair for so long, my weakened spine was curving more. My bones were too porous for an operation...

Marky’s Story

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 28, 2017
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Marky's StoryI’m always inspired by people who courageously face insurmountable odds, but when it is a child, that really 'ups' the inspiration. It’s how I felt when I saw Marky’s video. This young boy has a condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare connective tissue disorder that affects the skin. People normally have seven layers of skin, but Marky...

7 Caregiver Landmines and How You Can Avoid Them

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 26, 2017
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7 Caregiver LandminesMy husband Ken understands caregiving inside and out. So does our friend Peter Rosenberger who serves alongside Gracie, a double amputee who lives with excruciating pain. Caregiving can wear out any spouse, and it’s why Peter wrote an exclusive E-Version edition of 7 Caregiver Landmines and How You Can Avoid Them for Joni and Friends.

He states, “Fifty years ago this month (July 30, 2017), Joni experienced a diving accident that left her with quadriplegia. Her story, courage, insights...

50th Anniversary Week

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 24, 2017
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50th Anniversary

This week I'm getting out the party favors, hanging balloons, and throwing streamers – because this Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of God's faithfulness to me in my wheelchair (only would I ‘celebrate’ something like a diving accident)! But when I see how God has changed me in it, and encouraged others through it, my heart...

50th Anniversary Reflections

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 23, 2017
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Advisory CommitteeWhen I think back on this timeframe, I warmly recall my work with President George W. Bush and his administration. When research using stem cells from human embryos became a hot national topic, I worked with the Bush Administration in promoting ethical stem-cell research using adult tissues. Everyone in the media...

A Great Idea!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 20, 2017
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Morgan's Island

Isn’t it fun to see God’s creativity revealed through His people? Like Gordon Hartman’s ingenious idea to build an inclusive amusement park. He got the idea while observing his daughter Morgan who has special needs. Because of her disability, Morgan often could not participate in playground activities...

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