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Radio Recording Today!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 15, 2014
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Radio Recording Today!I can hardly believe today will be the last radio recording session for 2014 – I think we are up to over 8500 radio programs (considering "Joni and Friends" has been on the air since 1982). As always, I will be leaning on your prayers for physical strength, lung power, a clear voice, and an anointing from the Holy Spirit over...

People with Alzheimer's Are Still People

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  • Nov. 3, 2014
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Gladys WilsonFor most people, the thought of living with Alzheimer’s is terrifying. Although Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and as many as 5.1 million Americans live with this condition*, many do not understand this disease. We have come to believe as a society that our reasoning, language, memory, and the power to live independently is what makes us human. But what happens when the ability to think and...

Children with Disabilities and Bullying

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  • Oct. 23, 2014
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Heather and SaraThis week, Joni's been talking about bullying and it's because October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although many children are bullied, those with disabilities or special needs are at higher risk. According to a study published in 2013 by the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 38% of children with autism are bullied. And of those children, 69% end up traumatized and 8% were physically...

Nick Vujicic Speaks on Bullying

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  • Oct. 20, 2014
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Nick Vujicic Speaks on BullyingSometimes, children can be mean. Most of us have all experienced bullying or teasing at some point in our lives, especially as kids. Maybe you were called a "nerd," or made fun of because of your buck teeth; some pointed at your pimples or joked about your name. It’s incredible how some kids will find anything to pick on when it comes to a peer who is different—especially when that difference shows up in a...

A Lesson from Joni's Father

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  • Oct. 14, 2014
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Drawing of Joni's fatherToday, Joni Eareckson Tada is a famous mouth artist with works of art ranging from sketches to oil paintings, pastels and more. Her love for art began as a child, when as a little girl she would sit at the feet of her father, John Eareckson, watching him work at his easel. He would lift Joni up on his knee, take his big hand around hers, and together they would grab a brush and sweep and swirl colors across a canvas...

Family Retreats go International!

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  • Aug. 25, 2014
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International Family Retreat El SalvadorAs you know, Joni and Friends hosts Family Retreats all throughout the United States… but we don’t stop there! With so many families affected by disabilities worldwide and with the added stigma disability carries in developing countries, we are reaching out to special needs families through our International Family Retreats. Some of these families have never taken a vacation and others have never heard the words...

Joni's Parents' Reflections

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  • July 21, 2014
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Lindy EarecksonCan you imagine what it would be like to be told your daughter will live the rest of her life in a wheelchair? For Joni’s parents, those first few years of Joni’s paralysis were filled with questions, doubts, and fears aimed at doctors and God. After all, quadriplegia was something completely new and unknown to this family. So, how did they make it through? In this short video clip, you’ll hear Lindy and John Eareckson talk about...

Watch Joni Go On a Giant Swing!

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  • July 14, 2014
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Giant SwingAt Joni and Friends Family Retreats there’s Biblical encouragement, counseling, worship—and fun! And when we say fun, we mean it! From horseback riding, to swimming in the pool, to zip-lining, special needs families partake in all sorts of great activities. Well, last summer, at our Family Retreat in in Texas, everyone was getting on the “Giant Swing”—even kids with disabilities! As Joni saw each person, one-by-one...

It's Radio Recording Day...

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 7, 2014
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Joni and Rainey in the Recording StudioAnd that means I'll need your prayers, friend – it'll be a full day starting at 10 AM and running through 4:30 PM. So please pray for a clear voice, strong lungs, physical stamina, happy spirits, and anointed messages. As you know, the point behind all these radio programs is to convey the life-transforming power of the Word of God through every hardship. And nothing would please me more than to help build the faith of those who hear my daily messages. After all, Romans 10:17 says that "Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ." If you're in need of a 'word of faith' today, don't forget to visit my radio page here at Joni and Friends!

Another Kind of Courage: A Message for Special-Needs Dads

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  • June 15, 2014
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football in front of framed family photoEvery father has dreams for his children—dreams of sports, graduations, first dates, and careers for their son or daughter. But what happens when a father hears the words of a physician, “Your son has Down syndrome,” or “I am sorry, but your daughter has only months to live”? For many men, parenting a child with a disability is a tremendous challenge—maybe the biggest challenge they’ve ever had to face. Doug Mazza and Steve Bundy know this well. As fathers of children with severe disabilities, they know what it’s like to go from one doctor’s appointment to the next, to wrestle to keep a marriage intact in the midst of emotional turmoil, and to go before the throne of God with a heavy heart. It’s why they wish to open their hearts and share with you their insights through their...

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