Video Archives

Maddy and Rosie

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 18, 2016
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Maddy and RosieDisabilities can be polarizing, especially for kids and teenagers. When Maddy who has cerebral palsy started third grade, she didn’t have any friends. But one special person came alongside her and included her. Watch this Kids' Corner video with your kids and...

Thank You For Joining Joni's Live Q&A Session!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 27, 2016
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Facebook LiveThank you for joining Bible Gateway's Facebook Live interview with Joni! What a joy it was for Joni to answer your questions about suffering and hope. If you missed the live event, you can still watch it here!  

The Island of Disability

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 18, 2016
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Island of DisabilityFeeling isolated is common when you have a child with special needs. My friend, Shauna, experienced this when she got the news her baby, Sarah, had chromosomal abnormalities. Although her friends loved her, they didn’t know what...

Because He Lives (Paul Buursma)

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 27, 2016
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Paul BuursmaYears ago, back in 1998, I met a little boy with cerebral palsy named Paul Buursma at one of our Joni and Friends’ Family Retreats. He had a smattering of freckles, shiny blonde hair, and the biggest smile I’d ever seen. He also had many physical complications related to his cerebral palsy, all of which required non-stop 24/7 care from his parents, Dirk and Harriet. His siblings, Abby and Nate, also helped out.

That Retreat was such a huge blessing to this family...

Josie's Story

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 29, 2015
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Josie's StoryEven though weeks have passed since our summertime season of Family Retreats, the memories remain fresh and bright. Just what inspires a kid about Family Retreat? Take a minute to listen to little Josie describe her week at our Joni and Friends/New England Family Retreat. For disabled kids and their siblings, there’s no place like a Joni and Friends’ Family Retreat! So pass on the word to a special...

Don Bania - An Awesome Volunteer

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 18, 2015
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Don and JoniI always enjoy connecting with other quadriplegics who love Christ and are energized by a good challenge. Take my longtime friend, Don Bania. Don and his wife, Mary, help collect wheelchairs in the upper Midwest for our Wheels for the...

Lord, Hear Our Cry

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 6, 2015
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Joni Eareckson TadaWhen God wants to change a nation, He begins by motivating His people to pray. Thursday, May 7, you have the opportunity to join millions of Christians across the United States in praying for our country on this National Day of Prayer. Join us as we lift up our President, Senate, Congress, governors and teachers; pray for the generations to come, the persecuted Church, and our men and women in uniform. Whether you join an official National Day of Prayer...

Autism TV Episodes

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 6, 2015
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Caleb BundyFor parents Steve and Melissa Bundy, parenting their teenage son Caleb who has autism is not easy. Because Caleb is nonverbal, his parents must communicate with him through a picture communication board. A simple trip to the grocery store may require the assistance of therapist — not to mention a lot of prayer for Caleb to remain calm during the shopping trip. And then there are the unwelcome stares and comments: people referring to Caleb as “retarded” or criticizing Melissa’s parenting. But Caleb does not have mental delays; rather, Caleb learns differently. And Melissa and Steve love and care for their children with all their heart...

Join Me for Global Access!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 5, 2015
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Joni Eareckson TadaIn just two weeks, hundreds of disability ministry leaders from across the US and around the world will be arriving for our Global Access Conference – and it's not too late for you to register! Whether you are new to disability ministry, or a veteran, there's something at GA 2015 for you (and when you register, use the promo code "radio" to receive a discount :-). Come and be inspired, be blessed...

How To Think Positive This Christmas

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 23, 2014
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Christmas… the season for pie baking, gift shopping, tree decorating, and ice-skating. But what if your arthritic hands can no longer detangle Christmas lights? What if your paralyzed legs restrain you from skating on ice? Or your aging eyes can no longer read your classic family recipe? If this Christmas, you find yourself wishing you could do more or have more, you’re not alone. When Joni was first injured, she wrestled with many of these real, day-to-day struggles of being disabled over the holidays. But friend, you don’t have to be in a wheelchair to feel like you’re missing out during the Christmas season. With Christmas sales galore, holiday parties everywhere, and family photos that look like they’re straight out of Parents Magazine … it’s easy to feel left out. It’s why Joni would like to share with you how, rather than focusing on what you don’t have, you can focus on all that God has given you this Christmas: His precious Son, Jesus. So, take a moment to watch this short, Christmas video greeting from Joni and then, share it...

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