Month: March 2019

Remembering Our Brothers and Sisters

March 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Remembering Our Brothers and Sisters
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I see it all the time when I travel to developing nations – people with disabilities are relegated to the bottom rung of every ladder, even political and religious ladders. Take this heartbreaking story I read from Persecution.org last week about a Christian man who has mental disabilities. He has been charged with blasphemy and…

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He Believed Big Time

March 31, 2019 | Comments Off on He Believed Big Time
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and when it comes to believing, there is somebody in scripture who believed in a most extraordinary way. And that somebody is in Luke 23, a thief who hung on the cross beside the Savior. Now, the one criminal was hurling insults at Jesus ‑‑ he didn’t believe at all. But the other one told him…

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The Wheelchair Project

March 30, 2019 | Comments Off on The Wheelchair Project
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God is doing amazing things in Thailand! I recently had the privilege to visit our partner, the Wheelchair Project, in Chiang Mai and connect with pastors who are involved in disability ministry there, in Chiang Rai, and in Bangkok. The Wheelchair Project is a public service sponsored by the Royal Princess through which the government’s…

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A Man Called Pain

March 30, 2019 | Comments Off on A Man Called Pain
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I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Did you know that in the Bible, there’s a man whose name actually translates as “pain?” It’s Jabez in first Chronicles chapter 4. Jabez means “pain” in Hebrew. But this man did not let his name get him down. In fact, it says that he was more honorable than all his brothers. Jabez…

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With Singing and Praise

March 30, 2019 | Comments Off on With Singing and Praise
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“But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:11-12 Most of us spend quite a…

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Experience a Deeper Love of Christ with Infinite Hope

March 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Experience a Deeper Love of Christ with Infinite Hope
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“We desperately need soul-settling hope, the kind of hope that’s infinite – never fading and always brightening our darkest paths.” In 1967, Joni Eareckson Tada was given a diagnosis that would forever alter the course of her life: quadriplegia. Following her accident, depression sank in, but alone in her dark bedroom she called out to…

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When Suffering Seems Bizarre

March 29, 2019 | Comments Off on When Suffering Seems Bizarre
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and sometimes, life is bizarre.  A case in point is my friend Alice. She recently broke her neck in a car accident. But this is the bizarre part: It happened when they were on a long drive in their SUV, and she and her husband were in the front seat, their two boys were in the back. Anyway, during the six-hour…

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They Have No Understanding

March 29, 2019 | Comments Off on They Have No Understanding
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I love horses. Growing up my sister Kathy owned a quarter-horse named Casey Reds. Sadly, as a colt, he had been abused by his former owners and you could detect the sadness in his eyes. That horse had lost his spirit. And you know, sometimes what is true for a brute beast is true for many…

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My Brother and My Friend

March 29, 2019 | Comments Off on My Brother and My Friend
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“Jesus said to her, ‘Mary.’ She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, ‘Rabboni!’ (which means “Teacher”). Jesus said, ‘Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God…

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