Cancer Update: Skin Recovery

By Amy Hurtado | February 18, 2019

They say that radiation is only supposed to give you a bad sunburn. But last week, after my chest wall was bombarded from 28 sessions of radiation, my poor skin just gave up – my radiologist gave me time off to rest the red, raw area. I was to resume treatment on Monday morning, but again, he…

Look Up!

By Hallie Sheaffer | February 18, 2019

When I was little and went horseback riding with my sisters, I had a hard time keeping up.  My problem was that I rode an old appaloosa mare who couldn’t quite keep up with my sisters’ faster horses. But I didn’t mind. That is, until we came to the edge of a river. My sisters…

Sin Makes Me Squirm

By Hallie Sheaffer | February 18, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I am a sinner. I don’t mind saying that one bit. I don’t just sin; I am a sinner. But I’m a redeemed sinner, thanks to Jesus, and He has saved me from the penalty of sin and the power of sin (there’s always grace to overcome sin), but He has not saved me from its presence. I live in a fallen…

Restored Wheelchairs and Lives

By Hallie Sheaffer | February 18, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. You’ve heard me talk about Wheels for the World, but what you may not know is that behind every wheelchair we distribute, is the life of a prisoner. You see, the wheelchairs we collect are restored by inmates in correctional facilities. And in the process: their lives are restored. Just…

Shield My Thoughts

By Joni and Friends | February 18, 2019

“When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.” Matthew 13:19 Can Satan hack into our thoughts like a cyberpirate hacks into a corporate network? That’s a frightening thought. But…

Focus on Our Savior

By Joni and Friends | February 17, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and it is heartening to remember that suffering always has a reason; it makes you a different, a better, a more mature believer. But even though your hardships may make you a better Christian with a stronger character, it’s not all about you. Second Peter 2 says that if these qualities… are increasing, they render you fruitful in the knowledge of Jesus…

Knowing Yourself

By Joni and Friends | February 17, 2019

“For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.’” Psalm 51:3 How well do you know yourself? You know your height, weight, social security number, ATM PIN, favorite movie…but do you know your own sins? In today’s Scripture, David writes: “I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.” Do…

Using Song in Prayer

By Joni and Friends | February 16, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Do you want to know how to speak God’s language when you pray? Repeat Scripture to Him. After all, the Word of God is alive, it’s active, and when you infuse it into your prayers, you are infusing vitality into your praise and petitions. To use God’s word in prayer is to release His divine power in your time of worship,…

Let Us Reason Together

By Joni and Friends | February 16, 2019

“’Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’” Isaiah 1:18 (NKJV) Have you ever been involved in a legal battle? No matter what you think about lawyers, having a…

Will You Let Us Pray for You?

By Hallie Sheaffer | February 15, 2019

“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 At Joni and Friends, we’re passionate about prayer. If you have any prayer requests, let us know… we’d love to pray for you! Every morning at Joni and Friends, our staff gathers at 8:00 a.m.…