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Month: August 2017

God Pursues Us

August 31, 2017 | Comments Off on God Pursues Us
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada telling you what I love about God. First off, I love that God does not bless us begrudgingly. There’s eagerness in God’s desire to pour out His blessings on His children. God doesn’t wait for us to come to Him. He seeks us out because it is His great joy…

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I Am My Mother

August 30, 2017 | Comments Off on I Am My Mother
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Here’s a beautiful summertime hymn I used to sing with my mother. It goes like this… Brightly beams a father’s mercy from His lighthouse evermoreBut to us He gives the keeping of the lights along the shoreLet the lower lights keep burning; send a beam across the waveSome poor fainting, struggling seaman you may rescue,…

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Avoiding Sin

August 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Avoiding Sin
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with help if you want to stop sinning. All of us (hopefully all of us) want to avoid disappointing God. And the best way not to disappoint Him is to make it your ambition to please him. Of course there are many ways we please God, but the most important…

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Abby Goes the Extra Mile

August 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Abby Goes the Extra Mile
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Some people have a gift for learning languages… especially unusual languages like Arabic. I’m thinking of Abby Booher, a volunteer I met this summer at Family Retreat. Abby told me she was a student at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where she studied English as a second language. While on campus, she met many…

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100,000 Wheelchairs Delivered by 2020!

August 29, 2017 | Comments Off on 100,000 Wheelchairs Delivered by 2020!

Thousands of disabled children and their parents are crying out for help right now. God does not ignore their cries and neither can we. This summer, Joni and Friends invites you to join our Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020 campaign! Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020 is a bold Joni and Friends initiative to deliver wheelchairs…

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Beach Camping Story

August 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Beach Camping Story
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and summer is winding down. And how quickly it has gone by, just like life. You know, I thought of that last week when I was flipping through some old photos. I wanted to find one in particular. When I came across so many old family photos (you know, ones…

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Cross Habits

August 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Cross Habits
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and if you know this old song, then sing it with me. On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame.And I love that old cross where the dearest and bestFor a world of lost sinners was slain. So I’ll cherish the old…

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Square Dancing with Jeremy

August 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Square Dancing with Jeremy
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Even though it has been awhile since I returned from Mission Springs Family Retreat, there is one memory that still brings a smile. It happened during the wheelchair square dance. Now you have to picture this: Fiddle music playing at the basketball court and dancers in western garb forming their squares. My dance partner was…

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Jesus’ Words on Worry

August 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Jesus’ Words on Worry
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a few Bible verses we all need to hear. Yep, we do. In Matthew Chapter 6, Jesus says, “I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you’ll eat or drink or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the…

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The Honeymoon

August 24, 2017 | Comments Off on The Honeymoon
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I love this song about God’s love for you and me. Sing it if you know it. How deep the Father’s love for usHow vast beyond all measure.That He should give His only SonTo make a wretch His treasureHow great the pain of searing lossThe Father turns His face…

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