Posts by Joni and Friends

My Canteen

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and it’s a crystal clear memory.   A long time ago when I was on my feet I once went on a backpacking trip through the Rawah wilderness in northern Colorado; even though it was back when I was a teenager, I recall that trip as though it were yesterday. Um, that burning, aching feeling in your muscles as you hike up steep…

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Our Generous God

One of the many things I love about God? He is so generous! Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and one of the most marvelous attributes of our Savior is His generosity. The Lord has been so generous to us (giving us comfort, the blessings of friendship, health, the beautiful world around us); does He not ask us to…

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Even in the Darkness

“Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on their God.” Isaiah 50:10 Everyone ought to experience, at least once, a very deep cavern. Thousands of tourists do so…

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Share God’s Love with the People of Romania!

Come share God’s love with families affected by disability in Romania! Around the world, families impacted by disability face extraordinary challenges. In countries where we serve, families coping with disability are often excluded from local community life. Joni and Friends is able to offer hope and help to struggling families through International Family Retreats! The…

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A Life Example

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a good word from II Corinthians Chapter 1.  And here’s that good word for you starting in verse 5, “For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is…

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Mary Jane

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. We all need encouragers in our lives and mine is Mary Jane. She’s a grandmother in her late-70s with significant cerebral palsy, but she loves joining Wheels for the World teams to go and pray and encourage those who receive wheelchairs… And she does it all at her “encouragement table.” This dear elderly saint sits…

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Give Thanks Loudly

“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, ‘Jesus, Master, have pity on us!’ When he saw them, he said, ‘Go, show…

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Dave and Carol’s Bountiful Blessings

Dave and Carol Kaufman were – quite literally – called to collect wheelchairs for Wheels for the World. One day,as they were listening to a local Christian radio station, Joni and Friends came on the air asking for a volunteer with a box truck to help pick up local wheelchair donations. They were immediately struck…

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When Everything Went Wrong

It was one of those mornings I’d rather forget. Hi I’m Joni and that morning, before I even went out the door, I contended with a leaky faucet, a lost wallet, and a dead battery on my wheelchair. Then on the way to work a button popped off my blouse. Now, these were all small things… but they really frazzled me. But you have times…

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A Simple Prayer

“Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.” Luke 4:38 When Jesus visited the home of Simon, his mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever. Today’s Scripture reads, “They asked Jesus to help her.” I love…

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