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Month: February 2019

The Disabled Crowd

February 23, 2019 | Comments Off on The Disabled Crowd
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. For special needs families, attending church can be a challenge. Take Becky, and her son Chris who has autism. One Sunday, in the middle of the sermon, Chris let out a scream—it was so loud, the pastor lost his train of thought! Embarrassed and crying, Becky ushered her son out…

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God’s Plan for You

February 23, 2019 | Comments Off on God’s Plan for You
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“I cry out to God Most High, to God who will fulfill his purpose for me.” Psalm 57:2 (NLT) When you first believed in Christ, someone may have told you, “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” So you launched out on your spiritual journey, comforted to know that God has…

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“Number of My Days” with Tommy Walker

February 22, 2019 | Comments Off on “Number of My Days” with Tommy Walker
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I’m a big fan of Tommy Walker’s music, and recently he invited me to sing his new song, “Number of My Days.” Given that I am still in a battle with cancer, I take to heart every word. Oh Jesus, help me to prize every day as a treasure. Tommy said it best, “To count…

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Outreach During Civil Unrest in Haiti

February 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Outreach During Civil Unrest in Haiti
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The bumpy ride from the Port-au-Prince Airport to our hotel was an intense 4 hours; the final leg of a trip that began nearly 4 months earlier. Our Wheels for the World mission – originally scheduled for last November – had been postponed due to intense local rioting and political unrest. Which meant, if we…

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Prepare Your Mind

February 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Prepare Your Mind
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a confession about cancer.  I’m sure you’ve heard that I’m back battling cancer again; for the second time. And this time it’s a little different. The cancer is a bit faster-growing and I’ve just about completed radiation. Now, as a quadriplegic, it has concerned me. After more than 50…

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For A Song

February 22, 2019 | Comments Off on For A Song
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. When I travel around the world, I like to linger in cavernous cathedrals. And if no one is around, I sing, filling the arching ceilings with a hymn, like, “O Worship the King,” and I’ll sing it as loud as I can. For me, it’s important to remind those old cathedrals who designed them, who is King of their space, and that they are only…

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You Have His Attention

February 22, 2019 | Comments Off on You Have His Attention
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“At noon Elijah began to taunt them. ‘Shout louder!’ he said. ‘Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.’” 1 Kings 18:27 On a dry hilltop, in a classic confrontation between Baal and the God of Israel, the prophet Elijah…

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How Disability Impacts Everyone in the Family

February 21, 2019 | Comments Off on How Disability Impacts Everyone in the Family
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify You don’t really know a person until you’ve heard their story. For so many families impacted by disability, that story includes unique challenges and demands that can be exhausting and relentless. Responsibilities are often 24/7 in order to meet the needs of a child, spouse, or grandparent with a disability.…

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The Prayer of Joel

February 21, 2019 | Comments Off on The Prayer of Joel
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a great story about the power of prayer.   I was at BWI Airport outside of Baltimore city and waiting to go home. Unfortunately, our flight was late, and the seats in the waiting area of gate D-7 were full. My traveling companions, Judy and Bunny gathered around me to pray, something we always do before flights. But this prayer was a little different. Bunny knew I…

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A Muslim Finds Christ

February 21, 2019 | Comments Off on A Muslim Finds Christ
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I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Mariama who grew up as a Muslim and dabbled in witchcraft. Mariama has polio and had walked on her hands and knees her entire life. But at our Wheels for the World outreach, she received a wheelchair and sat up for the first time. Mariama had a new life, but she sensed she needed something more. Then a pastor said, “Mariama, let me tell you about Jesus. Someday Your body will wear out, and you will die. But John 3:16 says, God…

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