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Recognize Needs And Reach Out

October 22, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a lesson on leading the blind.   It happened the other day to my friend Carol. She and a neighbor went to the local mall and decided to have lunch at the food court. Now, if you have been to a food court in a busy mall, you know it’s usually crowded, and it’s usually a noisy crisscross of tables…

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Shining A Light For The Lord

October 21, 2019

Have you ever felt like you were forced to live in the shadows? Well, of course you’ve felt that way. You know, that if only someone would give you a chance, you know you could really shine a bright light for the Lord? Well, hi, I’m Joni here with my friend and co-worker Shauna Amick. Hello, Shauna!  SHAUNA: Hey there, Joni!  JONI: And you have…

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Made For God’s Glory

October 18, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a good word from Ephesians.  It happened the other day when I was reading the first chapter. Now get this – I came across verse 4 and something about it struck me; so I read it again, and my jaw dropped. I studied the words for a moment and, sure enough, I realized I had reason to be astounded. Because just listen to this, from Ephesians…

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Ministry Born From Bathrooms

October 17, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a point about grace.  My friend, Pastor Mark, is such a big supporter of disability ministry in his church. But it was not always that way. Many years ago, Pastor Mark didn’t have much time for weak people. Instead, he felt comfortable discipling the men in his church out on the golf course. He gravitated toward,…

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Big Things Through Humble Beginnings

October 16, 2019

I’m often asked, “Joni, how do I get my story published?”   Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and it’s a pretty common question. People will tell me that they’ve been working on a manuscript of their testimony, and they want to know – how do I get it printed? Now, I try to answer that as best I can, but to be honest, years ago, I did not approach a publisher. Let me tell you how it…

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Joni Celebrates Her 70th

October 15, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and today’s my birthday!  And I am so happy to have reached the age of 70. Come on! Not many quadriplegics get this far. I mean, decades ago, when I became paralyzed, you know, as a result of that diving accident, statistics for people like me were awfully bleak. Not many folks survived a broken neck. And those who did, struggled…

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Stretch Your Capacity For The Lord

October 14, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and tomorrow is such a big day for me.  And I mean, it’s a really big day. It’s my birthday, and I’m gonna be 70 – yikes! – 70 years old. You know, 2 Corinthians 4:16 talks about people like me: “Outwardly we are wasting away.” You know, it seems almost every morning I wake up and find I’m facing some new limitation, another new encroachment on my abilities. But – and aren’t you glad for those “buts” in Scripture? –…

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70th Birthday Interview

October 11, 2019

SHAUNA: Hi, I’m Shauna Amick, and I’m turning the tables and interviewing Joni today!  JONI: And I’m glad you are!  SHAUNA: Oh, Joni, as we get ready to celebrate your 70th birthday, you know, I can’t help but try to picture you as a little girl.  I mean, what were your little girl dreams, Joni?  What did you want to do or be when you grew up?    JONI: Oh, wow, 70…

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A Hand of Mercy

October 10, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni and let me describe a certain day with Wheels for the World.  Okay, let me paint this picture. Everyone was at work. Translators were speaking to the families, pointing at wheelchair parts; mothers were chatting, photos being taken, pastors praying, and physical therapists and mechanics diligently at work—screwing this bolt to that, cutting foam, placing it there—all to bring custom-fit wheelchairs and the Gospel of…

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Choosing Life

October 9, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and you’re listening to Joni and Friends. And one of my friends is Shauna Amick, mother of a child with Down syndrome. And, Shauna, welcome!  SHAUNA: Thank you!  JONI: So glad you’re here, and I’m pretty excited about this brand-new resource that you wrote – a mini–booklet – called My Baby Has a Disability: Life Giving – I love this part – Questions and Answers; we…

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