Month: October 2020

Standing Firm

October 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Standing Firm
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I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. How many times have you watched someone stumble headlong into some awful sin and thought, “Man, you’d never catch me doing that!” Well, friend, if that’s you, you better watch it. Remember that verse in 1 Corinthians 10, “If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.”…

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Lost in a Haunted Wood

October 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Lost in a Haunted Wood
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“The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” —Ecclesiastes 1:8-9 No verse better describes the plight of a person without God in his or her life: bored and…

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Disability in Mission through Technology

October 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Disability in Mission through Technology
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How can technology improve the way that people with disabilities participate in the mission field? I think I and my coworkers have found several ways. My name is Kim-Fu Lim. I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, and came to the States to do my undergraduate training. My interest in electronics developed very early…

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A Mt. Rushmore Memory

October 30, 2020 | Comments Off on A Mt. Rushmore Memory
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with reflections on Mt. Rushmore. I’ll tell you in a minute why I have such a personal fascination with this national memorial supervised by the U.S. National Park Service. We all know it well; we probably can name the presidents up there: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln.…

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Lay Aside Any Weight

October 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Lay Aside Any Weight
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I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. My husband Ken knows he’s got to stay in shape, and so he likes to run. Even when the weather is icy cold, there’s Ken out there running with shorts on! Go figure. But Ken just likes to run without a lot of clothing wearing him down. I guess even the…

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Reward and Punishment

October 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Reward and Punishment
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“After you have had children and grandchildren and have lived in the land a long time—if you then become corrupt and make any kind of idol, doing evil in the eyes of the LORD your God and provoking him to anger, I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you this day that you will quickly…

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Coming Attractions

October 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Coming Attractions
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. I remember long ago on one of those cold, wintry nights on the farm, my sister and I stepped outside to gaze at the beautiful nighttime sky. It was ablaze with sparkling stars, and it got us talking about heaven and eternity. Oh and, friend, it is coming soon! Those…

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Push Back The Darkness

October 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Push Back The Darkness
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It happened in the 1980s when I served back in Washington, D.C. Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and, yep, many decades ago, President Reagan appointed me to serve on the National Council on Disability. Our fifteen-member Council met regularly in our nation’s capital; we were a bipartisan group of advocates, special-needs parents, wheelchair-users like me;…

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Disability and Belonging

October 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Disability and Belonging
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“When you’re not sure what to offer, your very presence can be a gift.” Everyone needs community, a place to fully belong and share our gifts with others. But loneliness, especially exaggerated by the isolation of COVID-19, is one of the difficult realities that many adults with disabilities face. Today on the podcast, Crystal is…

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Permission Slips

October 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Permission Slips
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“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” —Luke 22:31-32 Satan has asked…,” observed Jesus. We can be certain that the old snake didn’t check in with God out of politeness or protocol.…

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