Month: March 2017

Kintsugi

March 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Kintsugi
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As you know, my husband, Ken Takeshi Tada is sansei, that is, third generation Japanese born here in America. Even though Ken is as American as they come – a real man’s man who loves football and fly fishing – his heart is rooted in the Japanese culture. He loves talking about his family history,…

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National Bible Bee Game Show

March 30, 2017 | Comments Off on National Bible Bee Game Show
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You often hear me talk about my love of God’s Word, and the powerful, life-giving effects of memorizing key Bible passages. Honestly, it is the Word of God hidden in my heart that gives me daily strength, direction and joy. So, when I hear of programs that support the memorization of Bible verses and passages……

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Spread the Message

March 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Spread the Message
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Last week I recorded video greetings for all the special-needs families who will be attending International Family Retreats in Serbia, Ukraine, Thailand, India, China, Peru, El Salvador, and more. That’s Oksana holding a Chinese copy of A Step Further for me to autograph for Cindy – that’s Cindy in the background, the young girl with…

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35 Years of Radio Contest – Easter Bundle Giveaway!

March 28, 2017 | Comments Off on 35 Years of Radio Contest – Easter Bundle Giveaway!
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Since 1982, the Joni and Friends radio program has inspired people around the world. As part of our celebration of this 35 year milestone, we want to hear how Joni’s program has inspired you! You are invited to enter the 35th Anniversary Joni and Friends Radio Contest for a chance to win a Joni and…

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Celebrating 35 Years of Joni and Friends Radio!

March 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Celebrating 35 Years of Joni and Friends Radio!
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Celebrations are meant to be shared, and I want to share with you my total excitement over the 35th anniversary of our “Joni and Friends” radio program (can you believe I’ve been on the air for 35 years?! I hardly can)! To God be the glory… for insights worth sharing, for strength and stamina despite…

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Thank You for Giving Children a Life-Changing Gift

March 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Thank You for Giving Children a Life-Changing Gift
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Six-year-old Annadelce had a high fever which left her disabled when she was very young. Abandoned by her mother four years ago, Annadelce’s grandmother, Gabriela, raises her instead. Her father is not around and has a new wife and family. Gabriela works hard to provide for all Annadelce’s needs but struggles to make ends meet.…

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Biblical Counselors National Conference

March 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Biblical Counselors National Conference
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We have all benefited from the counsel of a wise friend, relative or Christian leader. These trusted advisors may not have a degree in counseling, but their biblical knowledge and true compassion give them the authority to encourage, exhort or even correct us. Sometimes we are the ones asked to counsel – it means genuinely…

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Change a Life Today! 100,000 by 2020

March 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Change a Life Today! 100,000 by 2020
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Thousands of disabled children and their parents are crying out for help right now. God does not ignore their cries and neither can we. “Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020” is a bold Joni and Friends initiative to deliver wheelchairs and the Gospel to 100,000 disabled children and adults by the year 2020. You can transform…

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World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2017 | Comments Off on World Down Syndrome Day
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I love smiling children… the image imparts such hope and joy, reminding us we are all made in the image of God. I especially delight in the smile of a child with Down syndrome. Anyone who has rubbed shoulders with someone who has Down syndrome will rave about the love, openness, and zest for life…

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The First Day of Spring

March 20, 2017 | Comments Off on The First Day of Spring

It’s the first day of Spring! If you spend any time with Joni, you know how much she enjoys seeing the stars in the night sky. And with Spring arriving today, there are all sorts of new constellations up there arriving on the horizon – there’s good reason to go stargazing. The prophet Isaiah who,…

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