When we humble ourselves before God, He always gives us more than we can possibly imagine. Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and a good illustration is in Luke chapter 17. Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem when ten men with leprosy stood at a distance and loudly called out, “Jesus, Master, have pity on…

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“Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing…It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you.” 1 Peter…

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I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and I love the reflections of Lettie Cowman in her book “Streams in the Desert.” She talks about how, in a battle against a strong enemy, nothing is more frightening for a soldier – yet at the same time, more stirring – than to hear his commanding officer shout, “Move to…

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“A little later someone else saw him and said, ‘You also are one of them.’ ‘Man, I am not!’ Peter replied.” Luke 22:58  Peter’s denial is a well-known story. It heightens the drama of the Crucifixion. It underscores the forsaken nature of Christ’s death. And more importantly it serves as a vivid reminder of the…

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“If you satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness.” Isaiah 58:10 Family Retreats humble me. The families Ken and I meet are powerful examples of God’s sustaining grace to the weary and wounded. Like the Trotters. Things were going along nicely for Rob and Cheryl, then their first…

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As a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, I know something about trials! Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and although life is hard, I draw inspiration from 1 Samuel where Jonathan plans to take the Philistines by surprise – just he and his armor-bearer. If that weren’t crazy enough, they need to climb over two high, rocky…

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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and sometimes we forget who we are. Especially when we are sad or drifting off into discouragement. It’s true of me. I can so easily allow my emotions to lead me down that dark, grim road to self-pity, simply by forgetting who I am. A few weeks ago, I experienced…

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“Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?” James 3:10-11 Brooke Schrader walked into my office last month, an eleven-year-old girl with soft blond hair, a smattering of freckles, pixielike eyes, and a full mouth that…

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During this time of “safer at home,” many people are experiencing the loneliness of isolation for the first time. But for special needs families, isolation is not just a seasonal challenge, it is often a daily reality. This week as we kick off Autism Awareness Month on the podcast, Crystal is talking with Greg and…

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