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October is National Physical Therapy Month!

When I was a teenager, there wasn’t any national campaign around to raise awareness for physical therapy. And yet, when I packed my bags for college, I wanted to become a physical therapist. Helping injured people regain health and mobility sounded like an enriching and rewarding career, the kind I’d enjoy. I never got that…

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Recognize Needs And Reach Out

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a lesson on leading the blind.   It happened the other day to my friend Carol. She and a neighbor went to the local mall and decided to have lunch at the food court. Now, if you have been to a food court in a busy mall, you know it’s usually crowded, and it’s usually a noisy crisscross of tables…

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Proverbs 3 Trust

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and when it comes to trust, it all depends on the person, doesn’t it?  I mean, you’d have a hard time trusting someone you didn’t know, right? Ah, but trust is sure easier when you know your friend inside and out. To know someone’s character tells you whether or not he’s trustworthy. And it’s how I feel about…

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God’s Abundance

“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” 1 Timothy 6:17 (NKJV) If you tried to describe God’s New Testament way of dealing with His sons and daughters, you might settle…

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He Prepared Me For Planting

“What I didn’t initially realize was just how much my emotional well-being hinged on being productive and helping others.” Working with a significant disability can present many obstacles, which is why when my husband and I relocated to California a few years ago, I was elated to take a break from my career in social…

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Shining A Light For The Lord

Have you ever felt like you were forced to live in the shadows? Well, of course you’ve felt that way. You know, that if only someone would give you a chance, you know you could really shine a bright light for the Lord? Well, hi, I’m Joni here with my friend and co-worker Shauna Amick. Hello, Shauna!  SHAUNA: Hey there, Joni!  JONI: And you have…

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Psalm 40

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and last Sunday during worship service, our church recited together Psalm 40. So, there I was saying out loud, “I proclaim your saving acts … I do not seal my lips, O Lord … I do not hide Your righteousness in my heart; I speak of Your faithfulness and Your saving help. I do not conceal Your love from anyone.” Okay, so, as I’m repeating these verses, I gotta stop and…

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Draw Close to God

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8 “Come near to God,” James writes, “and he will come near to you.” What a sweet, simple thought! If we deliberately crowd in close to God, He will crowd in close…

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Consult The Lord

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. The other day I was downloading a rental agreement for a friend because she asked me to help her fill it out. With her sitting next to me at my computer, we began filling in all the blanks. You know, the address of the rental property, the stipulations about repairs, when the rent would be due, when all of a sudden, it…

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Be Ready to Speak the Word

“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’ Then Jesus…

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