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Month: May 2019

National Cancer Survivors Day

May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on National Cancer Survivors Day
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Welcome to “Joni and Friends” where I love talking about my husband.   Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I think Ken Tada is the greatest guy coming down the pike. I love him for many reasons, not the least of which is that he’s my champion; he’s my advocate. He’s the guy who goes to bat for me…

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Get Caught Reading This Summer 

May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Get Caught Reading This Summer 
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Are you ready for those hot summer days spent at the beach or lounging in a hammock? Maybe you’re heading out to a cottage in the mountains, a house on the lake, or just to a tent pitched in the backyard! We know you won’t forget your favorite snacks and sunscreen, but have you made your…

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Psalm 84

May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Psalm 84
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and Psalm 84 says that no good thing will God withhold from those who walk uprightly. You know, I used to look at that verse and claim it as a promise that God would heal me. After all, walking is a good thing! But I’ve lived long enough in this wheelchair to know that God’s idea of…

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All Things Work Together For Good

May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on All Things Work Together For Good
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“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 When we find ourselves in a very dark season of life, we long for someone to put an arm around us, assuring us that everything will be okay.…

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Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
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Did you know that Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month is May 15 – June 15? Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics and vocalizations… and it’s a disability that’s not always discussed. This week, Crystal has invited Chris Pearson back to the podcast to talk about the daily impact of Tourette syndrome on…

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Who Am I?

May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Who Am I?
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When you obey God, you really do find out who you are! ll  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I believe that with all my heart. Because I remember many years ago when I got out of the hospital after the accident in which I became paralyzed. I felt trapped; I felt confined; I was so…

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Down The Hard Path

May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Down The Hard Path
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“Jesus commanded Peter, ‘Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?’” John 18:11 In Gethsemane, as Jesus agonized over the cross that awaited Him, He fell on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.” (Matthew 26:39). Jesus asked…

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Jesus Loves Children

May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Jesus Loves Children
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and Jesus loved children. We see it throughout the Gospels. In Mark chapter 10, Jesus tells the disciples that you cannot get into God’s kingdom unless you accept it the way a child does. But Jesus not only expresses His love for children in words — but also through His works and miracles. Jesus healed the son of the…

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Life with Tourette Syndrome 

May 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Life with Tourette Syndrome 
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Maybe you’ve heard that this month is Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month or maybe you haven’t, but as a person with Tourette’s I want to bring awareness to it by talking about my own journey.   So, what exactly is Tourette syndrome? Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics. There are two types of tics:…

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Ministering Spirits

May 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Ministering Spirits
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and I wonder, are you an encourager?  Because we all need an encourager, don’t we! We lose perspective, we forget the big picture, our vision shrinks, and it all makes for a lot of discouragement. I’m thinking of the story of Elijah. Now you know him, he was a guy who forgot the big picture—ironically enough, right after a very…

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