Bible Reading Plans


During this difficult season of social distancing, economic upheaval, and panic about the COVID-19 pandemic, Joni shares her biblical perspective on suffering. Instead of fearfully huddling at home, Scripture shows us that the only true place to shelter is in the arms of our good and wise God, who remains our sovereign Savior. Drawing from the Beyond Suffering Bible, this reading plan will encourage you to focus on Jesus in troubled times. Download the Bible app to read Joni's Shelter in Place devotional.


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Additional COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Cannot Stop The Love Of Jesus!

By Joni and Friends | June 9, 2020

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”Proverbs 11:25 Churches may still be empty due to social distancing regulations, but that can’t stop the love and power of Christ from reaching the last, the least and the lost. All over the country, Joni and Friends staff and volunteers continue to point families…

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Reentry and Church Life After Quarantine

By Joni and Friends | May 20, 2020

There are few things I love more on a summer night than lying out under the stars and watching meteor showers leave trails of light across the sky. But these peaceful looking “shooting stars” are actually large rocks being superheated and disintegrated by the friction of our atmosphere. Approach at too steep an angle, and…

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The Need Is Greater Than Ever

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | May 1, 2020

Give today and your gift will be matched! Aren’t you glad that kingdom ministry keeps moving forward as we move up and out of COVID-19? I know I am! Because when times are at their worst, it’s time for Christians to be at their best. And that’s why I’m so happy to tell you about…

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A Quarantined Caregiver: “Click of the Lock”

By Joni and Friends | April 28, 2020

For the first time in our 28 years of marriage, I am Jess’ primary caregiver…every morning starts with Jess’ care and ends with Jess’ care. We are on week six. Here is the nighttime routine: I cath Jess, set up his toothbrush, transfer him into bed, undress him, let him lay flat for 15 minutes…

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Advice from Psalm 46

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | April 27, 2020

When light breaks through the darkness, you feel a sense of relief and calm. Like you, I’m always comforted by the words of Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” I’ve seen it cross-stitched on wall hangings, displayed on bedside plaques, and blazoned across beautiful sunset photos on calendars. But Psalm 46…

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Extend Your Generosity

By Joni and Friends | April 27, 2020

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a special word to all who love this station. I know you’ve been blessed listening to the great Christian programming here on the dial, especially during these difficult times, what with coronavirus. Yeah, we’re all following the guidelines from medical professionals, and you’ve heard the rules a hundred times…

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Praying For Our Current Crisis

By Joni and Friends | April 22, 2020

Hi, I’m Joni, and your prayers are needed like never before. You know, all of us are slowly developing new rhythms of life – new ways to connect with each other, with our families; new daily routines. Like, this past Sunday, Ken and I watched our morning worship service online and, then afterward, had a…

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Cabin Fever

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | April 21, 2020

I have cabin fever. Don’t get me wrong, I’m BUSY working remotely on Joni and Friends projects (for one, sending nonstop video-encouragement by text to our special-needs families). But all of this is happening within the 2,000 sq. ft. of our home. As a high risk quadriplegic with frail lungs, I cannot venture outside. Ken…

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Connecting Amid The Coronavirus

By Joni and Friends | April 20, 2020

When it comes to coronavirus, Ephesians chapter five’s got great advice. Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and Ephesians 5:16 says, “Make the most of every opportunity, in [the] days of evil.” And these certainly are evil days. And it’s what we’re doing at Joni and Friends as many of our teams are out there doing…

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The Church Needs Rosie the Riveter

By Joni and Friends | April 15, 2020

When World War II called millions of men to the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific, many traditionally male jobs such as manufacturing were left understaffed. The need for manufactured goods was at an all-time high, but production was at an all-time low. The answer? Recruit a previously untapped workforce and ramp up manufacturing infrastructure…

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