Month: May 2018

All Hail the Power

May 31, 2018 | Comments Off on All Hail the Power
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Psalm 51 says, “… my mouth will declare your praise.” And there’s nothing like praising God with a good hymn. All Hail the Power of Jesus nameLet angels prostrate fallBring forth the royal diademAnd crown Him Lord of all.Bring forth the royal diademAnd crown Him Lord of all. Oh, I love that hymn! Hi, I’m…

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Wise Singing

May 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Wise Singing

“…I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.” – 1 Corinthians 14:15-16 The other week during Sunday worship service, I was singing, “Take my voice and let me sing; always, only, for my King… Take…

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A Report from Peru

May 31, 2018 | Comments Off on A Report from Peru
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I love before-and-after photos, don’t you? The other day, I was flipping through pictures of a recent Wheels for the World outreach in El Salvador and found these two photos of Daysi. This little girl arrived in a baby stroller much too small for her. Our team of volunteers — including physical and occupational therapists…

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Arif and His Wheelchair

May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Arif and His Wheelchair
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a very touching story about Arif. Arif is a little boy who lives in India and we met him on our Wheels for the World outreach. Arif has the greatest smile you’d ever want to see, and he needs it, because Arif only has stumps for arms, and he…

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Human Dignity

May 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Human Dignity
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a word about your quality of life. We hear that phrase thrown around a lot don’t you, we talk about a certain standard of living that we prefer, that we enjoy, and we say, “You know, I have a good quality of life.” Or sometimes we speak of an…

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Michael Panther’s Wheelchair Drive

May 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Michael Panther’s Wheelchair Drive
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Earlier this month, my friend Michael Panther wrapped up a very successful wheelchair drive ― more than 100 wheelchairs were donated for Wheels for the World! And that’s not counting all the crutches, walkers, and canes besides. Michael, pictured here, knows better than most what a wheelchair can mean to a person in need. Michael…

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Sanjit’s Story

May 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Sanjit’s Story
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a story from Wheels for the World. I’m sure you know that Wheels for the World is a wonderful ministry that we do at Joni and Friends. We take wheelchairs around the world to needy disabled adults and kids; we give Bibles, the Gospel, and help those special-needs families…

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Memorial Day Prayers

May 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Memorial Day Prayers
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Every Memorial Day, I am reminded of the many men and women who have served our country. So many have sacrificed so much. It’s why when we travel (especially going through airports), my husband Ken and I always make it a practice to thank military personnel we see in uniform. “God bless you for your…

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Parents Need Friends

May 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Parents Need Friends
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Want to know what parents of kids with autism really need? Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and believe me, in our ministry at Joni and Friends, I meet hundreds of moms and dads of kids with autism, and those children are everywhere on the autism spectrum. So, what do these parents really need? Well, let…

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Heart Exam

May 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Heart Exam
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Would you like to know what you really believe about God? Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and I’m not talking about what you say you believe, or what you ought to believe, but what you do believe. Would you like to see the truth about you that God sees? Well, you can. You can actually…

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