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Month: July 2019

My Mission

July 31, 2019 | Comments Off on My Mission
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and I am on a mission!  And guess what? It’s the same mission that you have. Thankfully, I don’t have to write out my mission statement, and neither do you, because it’s already written clearly out for us in Acts chapter 20 verse 24. Get this, “Our lives are worth nothing unless we use them for doing the work assigned to us by the Lord Jesus … ” now, get…

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Choose Jesus

July 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Choose Jesus
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I want to change. I want to be a better Joni than I was yesterday. I want to be a wiser, more obedient Joni, a Joni that’s more kind, and more devoted to God. Because every day I know I make choices. And I gotta ask myself, who am I going to serve? I’ve got a choice to either follow Jesus and…

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They Only Seem to Be Weaker

July 31, 2019 | Comments Off on They Only Seem to Be Weaker
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“On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.” 1 Corinthians 12:22 The Bible makes much of weakness. It constantly drives home the point: We are weak, and God is strong. He is able, and we are not. But then we come across the very interesting wording in today’s…

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52 Years in My Wheelchair

July 30, 2019 | Comments Off on 52 Years in My Wheelchair
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I am shaking my head wondering, how did I get here? Fifty-two years in a wheelchair is a long time… and even Jesus thinks so, too.  In John chapter five, the Lord was at the Pool of Bethesda, and He stopped by a man over a straw mat who had been paralyzed for thirty-eight years, and it says…

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An Unforgettable Day

July 30, 2019 | Comments Off on An Unforgettable Day
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada celebrating an amazing anniversary.  Because it was 52 years ago today that I took that dive into shallow water. (Gasps) 52 years, wow! Never, ever did I think I would live this long, or this well. Okay, sure, I’m still battling a reoccurrence of cancer and, yes, I was in the hospital with lung problems, but, hey,…

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Be Holy As Jesus Is Holy

July 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Be Holy As Jesus Is Holy
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. In the New Testament, Jesus says to be holy as He is holy. Now, there was a time I thought that sounded stuffy and religious, even a little grim and demanding. Holiness sounded like a drudgery, like a very hard duty. But Thomas Watson says that holiness is “heaven begun in the soul.” And now, years later, I sure…

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It’s Not Our Strength

July 30, 2019 | Comments Off on It’s Not Our Strength
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“But we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:23-24 “My, you are strong person. I certainly admire your strength.” If a compliment like that happens to…

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An Unforgettable Story

July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on An Unforgettable Story
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52 years ago, tomorrow, I took a reckless dive into shallow water – it was a fateful dive that completely altered my life. At first, when doctors told me I would be a quadriplegic, I sank into a deep depression. Thankfully, Christian friends were praying for me and, eventually, I began to take a closer…

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God’s Promises

July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on God’s Promises
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“And then He told them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.’” – Mark 16:15 Mary arrived at our Wheels for the World outreach in Haiti worn out and weary.  She was carrying her 7-year-old grandson, Moses and had traveled by bus for over four hours to reach the wheelchair…

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National Cowboy Day

July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on National Cowboy Day
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and tomorrow, the 30th, is a special day.  Because it was on July 30th that I took that dive into shallow water and broke my neck. And no doubt about it, it was a tragedy. An active, athletic 17-year-old girl shatters her spine and was told she would never walk again. And back then, my faith just wasn’t…

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