Month: July 2019

Vincent Lambert and Euthanasia

July 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Vincent Lambert and Euthanasia
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This past weekend, I was disheartened to read that Vincent Lambert, a brain-injured Frenchman, was euthanized because of his disability. What was especially disheartening is that judicial experts in France acknowledged that Vincent’s medical care was not deemed futile. Rather, his very life was deemed futile! Vincent died because his quality of life was considered…

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Search Me, O God

July 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Search Me, O God
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Hi, I’m Joni and here’s a hymn my daddy taught me so many years ago: Search me, O God, and know my heart today  Try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray  See if there be some wicked way in me;  Cleanse me from every sin, and set me free. Oh, boy, does that song bring back warm,…

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The Lord Has Helped Me

July 16, 2019 | Comments Off on The Lord Has Helped Me
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and remember the story when Samuel set up a stone memorial after the Philistines were defeated? He raised up a tall pillar of big rocks, and he lifted his hands and said, “thus far the Lord has helped us.” Now, Samuel did not pile up those boulders by himself; he had lots of help. And in the same way, I’ve had lots of help as I look at my Ebenezer; that, that is, this wheelchair.…

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Do the Right Thing

July 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Do the Right Thing
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“I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope.” Lamentations 3:19-21 The early Christians took Jesus’ title as Lord very seriously. When Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna, was arrested for…

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To the Next Generation

July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on To the Next Generation
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Take a moment and look at the smiles in this photo. Yes, that’s me in the middle, surrounded by young people excited about disability ministry, and there’s a reason we’re smiling. There’s not a one of us whose heart isn’t on fire with the calling God’s given us! You see, these young adults are part…

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God’s Purpose For You

July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on God’s Purpose For You
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If I were to ask, what is your purpose for living? What would you say?  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and, I’ll confess, for the longest time I had no idea how to answer that question. It was those early days after the diving accident in which I became paralyzed and, as a quadriplegic, there was no purpose for…

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Your Time Has Not Yet Come

July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Your Time Has Not Yet Come
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and sometimes I wonder just when God is gonna call me home. Not that I want to hurry things up; believe me, I got lots I want to do before I go to heaven. Yet… with my cancer, quadriplegia, lung problems, and who knows what else in the future, it makes me wonder, will I get everything done that I want? But…

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He Sings a Melody Over You

July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on He Sings a Melody Over You
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“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 When you find yourself restless, lonely, or downcast, you may find comfort in singing an old, favorite hymn…

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Pain … A Prayer Reminder

July 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Pain … A Prayer Reminder
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I love creative people! Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and let me tell you about Karen who deals with chronic pain. She’s the kind of person who doesn’t want to waste her suffering. She wants to partner with God in using it for His glory and for missions. And this is how she does it.…

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Love is Patient

July 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Love is Patient
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“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” 1 Corinthians 13:4 If you’re shopping for an anniversary this month, you’ll find a large selection of beautiful, expensive cards describing your spouse as the most virtuous, fault-free, brave, and lovely person on the planet. But the…

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