Month: February 2019

Look Up!

February 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Look Up!
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When I was little and went horseback riding with my sisters, I had a hard time keeping up.  My problem was that I rode an old appaloosa mare who couldn’t quite keep up with my sisters’ faster horses. But I didn’t mind. That is, until we came to the edge of a river. My sisters…

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Sin Makes Me Squirm

February 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Sin Makes Me Squirm
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I am a sinner. I don’t mind saying that one bit. I don’t just sin; I am a sinner. But I’m a redeemed sinner, thanks to Jesus, and He has saved me from the penalty of sin and the power of sin (there’s always grace to overcome sin), but He has not saved me from its presence. I live in a fallen…

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Restored Wheelchairs and Lives

February 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Restored Wheelchairs and Lives
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. You’ve heard me talk about Wheels for the World, but what you may not know is that behind every wheelchair we distribute, is the life of a prisoner. You see, the wheelchairs we collect are restored by inmates in correctional facilities. And in the process: their lives are restored. Just…

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Shield My Thoughts

February 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Shield My Thoughts
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“When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.” Matthew 13:19 Can Satan hack into our thoughts like a cyberpirate hacks into a corporate network? That’s a frightening thought. But…

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Focus on Our Savior

February 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Focus on Our Savior
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and it is heartening to remember that suffering always has a reason; it makes you a different, a better, a more mature believer. But even though your hardships may make you a better Christian with a stronger character, it’s not all about you. Second Peter 2 says that if these qualities… are increasing, they render you fruitful in the knowledge of Jesus…

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Knowing Yourself

February 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Knowing Yourself
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“For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.’” Psalm 51:3 How well do you know yourself? You know your height, weight, social security number, ATM PIN, favorite movie…but do you know your own sins? In today’s Scripture, David writes: “I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.” Do…

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Using Song in Prayer

February 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Using Song in Prayer
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Do you want to know how to speak God’s language when you pray? Repeat Scripture to Him. After all, the Word of God is alive, it’s active, and when you infuse it into your prayers, you are infusing vitality into your praise and petitions. To use God’s word in prayer is to release His divine power in your time of worship,…

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Let Us Reason Together

February 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Let Us Reason Together
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“’Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’” Isaiah 1:18 (NKJV) Have you ever been involved in a legal battle? No matter what you think about lawyers, having a…

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Will You Let Us Pray for You?

February 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Will You Let Us Pray for You?
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“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 At Joni and Friends, we’re passionate about prayer. If you have any prayer requests, let us know… we’d love to pray for you! Every morning at Joni and Friends, our staff gathers at 8:00 a.m.…

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The Strength Test

February 15, 2019 | Comments Off on The Strength Test
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You are listening to Joni and Friends. Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada.  Last fall, I took one of those strength assessment tests alongside my coworkers at Joni and Friends. It’s the kind of test where you learn if you are a support person (on the scale, those people are colored blue) or if you are a detail…

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