Posts by Joni Eareckson-Tada

A HUGE Thank You!

I have such exciting news to share with you! Because of YOUR faithfulness, Louie and Joslinda received the life-transforming gift of a wheelchair and the hope of Jesus through the message of the Gospel. During the month of May, we had our May Match Initiative and because you were so generous… our goal was met! Your gift…

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Encouragement for National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and for the last couple weeks, I’ve been thinking of my good friend Katherine Wolf. As a young mother with a successful modeling career, a stroke wasn’t at all on her horizon. Yet, at the age of 26, a catastrophic brainstem stroke nearly took her life. Many people thought…

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No Stranger to Suffering

I first experienced Elisabeth Elliot’s writing in 1965 when I was in high school and read her book Through the Gates of Splendor. I had no idea that after graduation, during the recovery from my diving accident, I would experience those same dark valleys about which she wrote.  When I finally met Elisabeth nearly a decade into my quadriplegia, I could hardly believe I was sharing the same space…

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A Mother’s Day Longing

My mom, Lindy Eareckson, may be long-gone to heaven, but not a Mother’s Day rolls around that I don’t think about her and the ways she made our house a home. As a child, I would come home from school and be welcomed by the warm aroma of Mother fixing dinner. I’d put my book-bag…

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A Bit of Art Appreciation

As an artist, I’ve long been inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and his unique style with color. Van Gogh became popular after the Impressionist era, and was greatly influenced by artists like Monet. I’ve always been fascinated with the way he uses color to express movement and emotion – in fact, he inspired this painting…

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Health Update: Back to Work

So many dear people have been calling and texting our ministry and asking, “I’ve been praying for Joni, and wonder how is she doing? Is Joni back to work yet?” You’ll be happy to know that for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been putting in full days at Joni and Friends – and I’m…

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Thirty-Seven Years of Radio

Today if you were to walk past my office, you might hear a little hootin’ and hollerin.’ It’s been 37 years since I first went on the air with Joni and Friends Radio! Way back when, I didn’t believe I had it in me to do more than a handful of five-minute broadcasts. And now,…

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National Day of Prayer

You can’t open your news feed without seeing another reminder that we live in deeply troubling times. Disregard for human life, blatant disrespect for authorities—not to mention natural disasters and global tragedies—can bring to mind Romans 8 which talks about all creation groaning. With so much disheartening news, it’s so tempting to disengage. But as…

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May Match: Your Gift Multiplied!

I am so excited for May! Because this month, I’m inviting YOU to join our May Match initiative. When you give to Joni and Friends this month, your gifts will be multiplied! Some very dear friends of the ministry have offered to match every dollar you give during May! This is a unique opportunity to…

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Honoring The Legacy of One of Our Friends

Ken and I often marvel at the wonderful friends the Lord brings to Joni and Friends. Without our amazing friends, we couldn’t do what we do to impact the lives of thousands of people, and their families, affected by disability. I am eternally grateful for each of you. It’s why we take it hard when…

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