Posts by Joni and Friends

Refuse to Fall Down

Have you ever longed to be one of those who wakes up early to pray?   Well hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and I have a few friends who do, indeed, get up at 5 am to have a quiet time and pray. I, I’ve always been a little envious, but I’ll admit, I am not exactly a morning person. It takes…

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New Wheelchairs 

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and the other day I went down to see the Wheels for the World team (I mean, these friends do the best job of administrating the collection and delivery of wheelchairs overseas, and organizing teams and everything). While I was in their department, they showed me this wonderful little pediatric wheelchair that we are designing.…

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Make It Count For Eternity

“What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.” Philippians 3:8 “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 Every human has…

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Bringing Hope to Haiti

In Luke 14, we are called to go out quickly into the streets and alleys to bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame. Sometimes that can mean stepping far outside of your comfort zone to reach people with disabilities living in extreme isolation. This year, our Wheels for the World team…

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Our Blind Eyes

As Christians, our eyes have been opened. But still we’re blind.  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and aren’t you glad that God has opened our eyes to what’s wrong, what’s evil, and what’s spiritually dangerous? For the most part, we know what’s really bad for our souls, but sometimes we are blind to that which is, uh, well, just not the best for our souls. Like um, we all know…

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A Rapturously Happy God

“…which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 6:15-16 In today’s Scripture, Paul…

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Studying God’s Word

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. After my diving accident, I fell into depression. I was a Christian, but I wasn’t a student of God’s Word. Oh, I knew the Bible had answers, but I did not know where to look. That’s when a friend offered to teach me how to study the Bible. And within two months, I was making word lists, researching themes, doing comparisons and cross–referencing texts. I learned how to use a…

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Scott Starker’s Testimony

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and let me share with you about Scripture Earth. And actually I, uh, shared this about a month ago. What, it’s an amazing website, Scripture Earth. It lists the Word of God in every language on earth where the Bible has ever been translated. You need to visit the website, even if just for encouragement. ‘Cause when you look at all the many, many, many obscure languages from the Middle East, from Asia, Africa; I tell you, you’ll be…

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The Way You Live Today

“‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’” Luke 19:17 As we live each day to please God, heaven takes notice, and we have the opportunity to earn eternal rewards. Scripture tells us, “We must all appear before the judgment…

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Spiritual Blessings

“The sea of God’s mercies should swallow up all our little afflictions.”  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and that quote is from Martin Luther. It’s like if you have a pail of water and throw it on the floor, it makes a great show, but if you throw it into the sea, there is no sign of it. The same is true with our…

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