Month: August 2018

Words that Give Life

August 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Words that Give Life
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Friend, never take your words for granted! Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with Joni and Friends, where I hope you’ll always hear encouraging words for your growth in Christ. Because words count! Jesus says so in Matthew Chapter 12, where He says, “On the day of judgment people will give an account for every careless…

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Samuel Koch’s Visit

August 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Samuel Koch’s Visit
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I just love seeing how God works through our trials, don’t you? It was back in 2010 when stuntman, Samuel Koch, prepared to appear on Germany’s Live Television show “I Bet That” to perform one of the riskiest stunts the show has ever seen. He had planned to ‘vault’ over a fast-moving car, but something…

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Pray for the Lady

August 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Pray for the Lady
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and it was our first vacation in ten years: a Caribbean cruise through the islands a few years ago. It was a chance for Ken and me to carve out a week for ourselves away from ministry, no phones or emails, and no ‘Wheels for the World’ trips for Ken…

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Gail’s Apples of Gold

August 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Gail’s Apples of Gold
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“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” You recognize that verse, right? It’s from Proverbs 25. When I think of words that are aptly spoken, you know—appropriate, suitable and fitting words. When I think of people who use words that encourage, God always brings to mind my good friend,…

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Good News from Tracey

August 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Good News from Tracey
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In the world of disability, anytime I hear about a new treatment that improves someone’s physical limitations, I can’t help but get excited. It’s how I felt when I learned that my co-worker Tracey is embarking on a treatment that may improve her spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic condition which affects the motor nerve…

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Interview Marcia Hinds

August 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Interview Marcia Hinds
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with some important words about autism. And with me in the studio today is Marcia Hinds. Marcia, welcome. MARCIA: Thank you for having me. JONI: Absolutely, Marcia. You are a special needs mother of Ryan, a son with autism and you have written a book “I Know You’re In There.”…

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Hope Deferred

August 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Hope Deferred
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and that’s a pretty insightful verse from Proverbs 13. It describes life as it is, doesn’t it? Because how many times have you gotten your hopes up and then—I don’t know something ambushes everything and it all comes crashing down. Makes your heart sick, doesn’t it? You just feel awful.…

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God’s Plan for the End of Life

August 27, 2018 | Comments Off on God’s Plan for the End of Life
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In today’s climate, any talk about death or dying is usually cloaked in fancy euphemisms or noble-sounding falsehoods, like “death with dignity.” Cutting through such obscurities in order to address the core issues can be tough. Recently I sat down with Jim Daly of Focus on the Family to talk about the perspective we as…

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Family Retreat Reflections

August 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Family Retreat Reflections
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Aileen and Phil – Chair Corps Volunteers

August 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Aileen and Phil – Chair Corps Volunteers
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a story that will surprise you. Okay, so let’s say you are in your late 80’s, it’s not hard to picture what you might be doing. You could be playing Bridge at a senior center. Or you might choose a quieter lifestyle; you could be part of a group…

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