Month: February 2017

NRB – Celebrating 35 Years of Radio

February 27, 2017 | Comments Off on NRB – Celebrating 35 Years of Radio
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Every year about this time Ken and I head to the National Religious Broadcasters convention, and this year is extra special – Joni and Friends is celebrating 35 years on the radio. That’s right, this May will mark over 9000 radio programs recorded over the past 3 ½ decades. And I keep thinking of the…

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Pete Lafferty: A Life Well Lived!

February 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Pete Lafferty: A Life Well Lived!
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I first met Pete Lafferty and his brother Joey back in the 90’s when they were young teens in their wheelchairs – both had muscular dystrophy, and they had come to our Joni and Friends’ Spruce Lake Family Retreat with their dad and mom, Tim and Joan. I was so blessed by the Lafferty family;…

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Establishing a Caregiving Plan for an Elderly Parent

February 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Establishing a Caregiving Plan for an Elderly Parent

In many families, the responsibility of caregiving falls on the adult children, whether they are serving as full-time caregivers or supervising the care given to their elderly parents. To some, caring for an aging parent is an easy decision; for others, it’s a more complicated process. Regardless of where you stand, it’s important to take…

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If We Only Knew

February 21, 2017 | Comments Off on If We Only Knew
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I’ve been a little nostalgic lately, given that 2017 is the 35th year I’ve been doing Joni and Friends radio. And as I prepare for this Thursday’s recording session, I keep reflecting on when I was 20 years old and still adjusting to a life of quadriplegia. Had you told me then, I would one day…

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Heart for the Disabled

February 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Heart for the Disabled
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On Valentine’s Day, teams from Joni and Friends hand-delivered big, beautiful packages of your Christ-centered love and encouragement, all to celebrate Heart for the Disabled! Many of you participated in our Heart for the Disabled campaign, sending in notes, cards of encouragement, favorite poems and hymns, gift cards, goodies, and more. One of the five…

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Waiting… and the Good Things that Happen

February 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Waiting… and the Good Things that Happen
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Traveling as a quadriplegic is never easy – in fact, our recent ministry trip landed us home at LAX at 9 PM. Weary from the long flight, I had to wait on the airplane for my wheelchair. The other passengers had deplaned much earlier, and there was a delay in finding my chair. But when…

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Joni Eareckson Tada Will Receive Biola’s Colson Award

February 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Joni Eareckson Tada Will Receive Biola’s Colson Award
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On February 22, Joni will receive Biola University’s Charles W. Colson Conviction and Courage Award! Recipients of this award demonstrate a commitment to the unshakeable truths of a biblical worldview, as well as a willingness to act on biblical convictions, however risky or challenging it may be.  “Joni Eareckson Tada has long been a shining…

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A Spectacle of Glory Notecards

February 15, 2017 | Comments Off on A Spectacle of Glory Notecards
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Our brand new A Spectacle of Glory notecards are intricately designed from Joni’s artwork; they’re perfect for sending an encouraging note to family and friends! Including inspirational verses from Scripture on the front and inside, these notecards capture the power and glory of our Creator through Joni’s paintings of illustrious landscapes and mountain ranges. We’re…

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We Love Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2017 | Comments Off on We Love Valentine’s Day!
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At Joni and Friends we love to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but we do it in a very unique way. Back in January, we asked our radio listeners to send in gifts, cards, and packages for 5 different special-needs families who are going through a particularly rough patch. You ought to see the cards and gifts…

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His Love is Unfailing

February 13, 2017 | Comments Off on His Love is Unfailing

As humans, we are all seeking affection, affirmation, and acceptance. But deep inside, what we really want is to be loved. Proverbs 19 says, “What a person desires is unfailing love,” and the only source of unfailing love is our Creator. How wonderful it is to know that despite the mistakes we’ve made, God’s love…

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