Month: April 2019

Advice For Anders

April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Advice For Anders
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I get the most interesting emails.  Like this one from Denmark. It’s my 44-year-old quadriplegic friend named Anders who became injured back in 1996. He wrote to tell me that the Lord had given him a special word – that the Lord is soon coming back, and right before that happens, the Lord told him there…

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Bowing Our Knees

April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Bowing Our Knees
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. I grew up in a church where we took the Lord’s Supper up front while kneeling at the Communion railing. When our knees are bowed, it accurately reflects the way our hearts should bow before the Lord Jesus. When we come to the Lord’s table, we divest ourselves of all our abilities and resources… and we admit that we’re…

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He Suffered First

April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on He Suffered First
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“And those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” Isaiah 35:10 How does a Christian who is bruised and battered by very deep trials remain tender toward God instead of becoming…

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Family Retreat Surprises

April 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Family Retreat Surprises
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and right now, Joni and Friends needs your help.   Actually, our Family Retreats need your help. Let me offer a story which will explain our need. Okay, so last summer, the Hendrickson family came to one of our Family Retreats (you know that we hold these five-day retreats for weary, burdened moms and dads with disabled kids and their siblings),…

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Honoring The Legacy of One of Our Friends

April 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Honoring The Legacy of One of Our Friends
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Ken and I often marvel at the wonderful friends the Lord brings to Joni and Friends. Without our amazing friends, we couldn’t do what we do to impact the lives of thousands of people, and their families, affected by disability. I am eternally grateful for each of you. It’s why we take it hard when…

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The Tunnel Beggar

April 29, 2019 | Comments Off on The Tunnel Beggar
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Hi, this is Joni Eareckson Tada. My friend Muni lives in India and has dedicated his life to helping others. One time, as Muni was driving through a dark tunnel between two highways, he spotted a beggar in a bed of filthy rags. He stopped and made his way to the man where they began talking. Muni was stunned at how well educated this man was. He came from a wealthy family, but when…

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You Are of Christ

April 29, 2019 | Comments Off on You Are of Christ
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“And you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.” 1 Corinthians 3:23 Today’s Scripture reads simply, “You are of Christ, and Christ is of God.” Have more powerful words ever been written? Take a minute to think this through with me. God gave you to Jesus. You—yes, you—are the Father’s love-gift to His Son.…

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Housebroken Sin

April 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Housebroken Sin
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. You know, I had a friend in college who enjoyed gossiping with one particular classmate. She wasn’t loose with her tongue around anyone else. But, oh, did that classmate get an earful! My college friend thought she had contained her sin; she’d housebroken it, made it domesticated and respectable. If there’s anything that proves we’re all sinners, it’s that we are…

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Why God Allows Suffering

April 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Why God Allows Suffering
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“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 “If there is a God and He is good, as you say He is,” someone asks, “why does He allow suffering in…

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Sin Makes Me Squirm

April 27, 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 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 yet saved me from its presence. You and I still wrestle against this body of sin and death just…

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