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Month: November 2018

Fred’s Verse

November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Fred’s Verse
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I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and I have a story to inspire. Some years ago, back in the year 2000, I was in Australia serving as a chaplain to the disabled athletes in the Paralympic Games in Sydney. Fred Sorrell, our host, was in charge of organizing our schedule. For two weeks, we were going nonstop!…

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2019 Family Retreat Schedule

November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on 2019 Family Retreat Schedule
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I know we’re just wrapping up November, and there’s lots of activity between now and next summer, but I couldn’t wait to share the 2019 Family Retreat Schedule. Although registration opens in January, I wanted you to take a look at the schedule now – download it and ask the Lord if He wants you…

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Cancer Surgery Update

November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Cancer Surgery Update
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I said it in an earlier post, but given the heartwarming response, I must say it again: thank you for your diligent prayers for us as we ‘get back in the ring’ with this cancer. The tumor was successfully removed on Monday, and Ken and I received the pathology report last night from my surgical…

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Hope Peacock

November 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Hope Peacock
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Hope Peacock

Hi, I’m Joni and let me introduce you to Miss Peacock.   Welcome to Joni and Friends where I always enjoy sharing inspiring stories. Stories of people who, when I look at them persevering, I think, “Ya know, if by the grace of God, she can do it, then I can do it.” That’s the…

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Hearts Fully Committed

November 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Hearts Fully Committed
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“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him…” – 2 Chronicles 16:9 It all began when I received a letter from a quadriplegic in China. He had recently come to Christ and now saw his disabled friends as his mission field. He couldn’t…

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While Suffering’s Here

November 28, 2018 | Comments Off on While Suffering’s Here
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If God is so good, why doesn’t He get rid of awful suffering? Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and that’s a question I am often asked. And I bet you have probably wondered the same, especially as you look around our broken world, or you check our news app, or glance at the headlines. I…

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Giving Tuesday Part 2

November 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Giving Tuesday Part 2
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Giving Tuesday

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and today is Giving Tuesday!  I hope you can hear the smile in my voice because it being Giving Tuesday I can ask for your help:  your prayer help and your financial support.  I normally do not do that on the Joni and Friends radio program.  I don’t like doing…

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Thank You for Praying!

November 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Thank You for Praying!
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God bless you for your heartfelt prayers for me as I underwent surgery Monday afternoon to remove a small cancerous tumor on my chest wall. Since it was a clean removal, my oncological surgeon is very optimistic. All went well, it was a small incision, and I am home and resting, feeling very hopeful and…

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Crack and Descend

November 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Crack and Descend
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Crack and Descend

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a little farming lesson. It’s the season when the fields on our Maryland farm sit hard and nearly frozen, all brown and lifeless. When I was a child, daddy would say that the field was sleeping, it was resting; it was sleeping after working so hard to yield a…

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Psalms 91

November 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Psalms 91
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Knowing that I’m undergoing surgery for cancer tomorrow, my old high school friend Diana emailed me these reassuring words from Psalm 91:2, 4-5, “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’… He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will…

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