Month: November 2019

Wasting Away Yet Renewed

November 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Wasting Away Yet Renewed
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and they say that old age is not for sissies, and I’d agree, especially now that I am in my 70s. 2 Corinthians even says that, “Outwardly we’re wasting away.” It seems nowadays every morning when I wake up, I am facing some new pain or limitation. But that same…

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How Small We Are

November 30, 2019 | Comments Off on How Small We Are
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“’Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,’ declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 41:14 The Bible takes great pains to remind us how small we are. In today’s Scripture, for instance, we read: “‘Do not be afraid…little Israel, do…

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Just Do It

November 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Just Do It
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Hi, I am Joni Eareckson Tada, and it’s amazing how often we can gloss over God’s Word and not realize that God is actually talking to us; He’s trying to communicate something. But we wonder, “Oh, gee, is He speaking to me here? Is this promise for me? Is this directive for me? Is God really giving me guidance? I mean,…

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A Divine Work Of Art

November 29, 2019 | Comments Off on A Divine Work Of Art
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I have a little art lesson to give you today. It’s a fact that if the artist is really enthralled with a painting that he’s working on – if he is inspired by the possibilities, if it’s captured his imagination – that artist just won’t let up until the…

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Sink Your Roots Deep

November 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Sink Your Roots Deep
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“But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:23 Remember in elementary school when your teacher planted a bean in a plastic container? You could watch the…

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Thanksgiving at the Tadas’ Table

November 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Thanksgiving at the Tadas’ Table
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“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? It’s just a vapor, appearing for a little while, and then vanishing.” James 4:14 We all know that Thanksgiving is a time set apart for family and friends to express their love for each other and their gratitude to God for his blessings. But…

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Following God’s Call in Thailand

November 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Following God’s Call in Thailand
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It’s remarkable to see how God will use our experiences and challenges to reveal His plan and move our hearts toward His purpose. This week on the podcast, Crystal is sitting down with Jasmine and Joey Tell, a young couple with an incredible story of answering God’s call to serve people with disabilities in Thailand.…

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Horse-Sized Thanks

November 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Horse-Sized Thanks
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a wonderful Thanksgiving memory. It was Thanksgiving Day of 1963. I was 14 years old, living on our family farm in Maryland, and I had been invited on a fox hunt, a real Maryland tradition. Well, before dawn on Thanksgiving morning, after I had wrapped my horse’s shins and…

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Joni And Friends’ Mission

November 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Joni And Friends’ Mission
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, asking, how would you sum up the Gospel? Well, 1 Corinthians 1:18 says, “The message of the cross is … the power of God.” And that message is: sin kills, hell is real, but God is merciful, His Kingdom can change you, and Jesus is the Way. Now, sure, acts…

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To Live is Christ

November 28, 2019 | Comments Off on To Live is Christ
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“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 When I first came to Christ, I underlined today’s Scripture verse in my high school Bible: “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” And I meant it—or at least as much as I was able to…

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