Month: October 2018

Lost In A Haunted Wood

October 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Lost In A Haunted Wood
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a good word on this dark day. Years ago, I remember a pastor saying that wickedness, if not confronted, only gets more wicked. It was true years ago, and it sure is true today, especially today on Halloween. I don’t know about you, but it seems the world has…

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Hurricane Florence

October 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Hurricane Florence
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with an answer to a tough question. Even though I was on the road when it hit the news, I paid special attention to the reports of Hurricane Florence when it struck the Carolinas. You remember it. Every day there seemed to be a new report of more lives lost…

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What Do I Have?

October 30, 2018 | Comments Off on What Do I Have?
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Jay’s Spice Cake

October 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Jay’s Spice Cake
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Jays Spice Cake

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a treasured family memory. When the cool breezes of Fall starts sweeping across our Maryland farm back east, I know three things for sure: The maple tree by the barn is soon going to be ablaze in orange and red, the horses will start growing thick, wooly coats, and…

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My Friend Scott

October 29, 2018 | Comments Off on My Friend Scott
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I couldn’t let October slip by without noting that it’s National Disability Employment Month. As you’d guess, many of our staff here at Joni and Friends are either disabled themselves or are family members of someone with a disability. I love “talking shop” with other wheelchair users in the office, like Scott Bankhead. Of course,…

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Cancer Slows You Down

October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Cancer Slows You Down
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Cancer Slows You Down

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada talking about what I learned from cancer. As you well know, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and there are many things we can learn from this disease. When I struggled with a Stage III malignancy the first things I learned was, cancer slows you down. Everything grinds to a halt…

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A New Nike Athlete

October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on A New Nike Athlete
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My nephew Kyle graduated from the University of Oregon, hoping to get a job with Nike – the international sport shoe company is located near the campus, and it seems every student somehow, someway would love to connect with the sports super-giant. Well, it happened recently to a most unsuspecting University of Oregon cross-country runner…

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Fruit Comes through Struggle

October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Fruit Comes through Struggle

“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” – John 15:8 Last week Ken and I visited Tim, a friend from church, who grows several rare varieties of grapes on the hillside behind his house. I was surprised that Tim had planted his vines along a…

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Interview James Lewis

October 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Interview James Lewis
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I have someone very special for you to meet! JONI: James Lewis and his wife Laurie,( who passed away three years ago), those two have always had a heart for reaching out to people with disabilities, and they were doing it a long, long time. We’re talking back in…

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You’re In A Good Fight

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on You’re In A Good Fight
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and its Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You know cancer is a word that can curdle the blood, and I should know. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer, they say at some point in a woman’s life is around 1 in 8 (yikes!); and I was that one. However, eight…

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