4-Minute Radio Program

Search Me, O God

July 16, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni and here’s a hymn my daddy taught me so many years ago: Search me, O God, and know my heart today  Try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray  See if there be some wicked way in me;  Cleanse me from every sin, and set me free. Oh, boy, does that song bring back warm,…

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God’s Purpose For You

July 15, 2019

If I were to ask, what is your purpose for living? What would you say?  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and, I’ll confess, for the longest time I had no idea how to answer that question. It was those early days after the diving accident in which I became paralyzed and, as a quadriplegic, there was no purpose for…

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No Matter What

July 12, 2019

Whatever happens, conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the gospel. And that’s a wonderful verse from Philippians, isn’t it! Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I came across that verse when I was reading the first chapter of Philippians last weekend. And I had to stop when I came to the 27th verse where it says: “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in…

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A Sign

July 11, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I invite you to sing this beautiful hymn with me. Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;  Streams of mercy, never ceasing,  Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above.  Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,  Mount of Thy…

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When God Cries

July 10, 2019

Have you thought about what makes God cry?  Well, hi there, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and, maybe like you, the oddest things can make you cry (they sure make me cry), but not so with God. When God cries, it is for a very good reason. In fact, I wrote a book some years ago called When God Weeps and in it, I examined things that break…

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Redemption Centers

July 9, 2019

Hi there, it’s Joni and Shauna and we’re talking about stories of redemption. SHAUNA: Oh Redemption is such a beautiful, powerful word. To define it through Scripture, it simply means the forgiveness of sins or the clearing of the debt.  JONI: That’s right! Colossians 1:14 says that God has rescued us from the dominion of darkness (talk about redemption) and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have…

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July 8, 2019

Hey, it’s July, and it’s time to head for the beach!  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I remember when we went beach camping as kids; I thought living in a tent was the ultimate adventure, sand on the canvas floor, mosquitoes, rain. Break out the tarps and pull down the canvas flaps. Dirt? C’mon, a little dirt never hurt anybody. I thought…

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Praying for Hope and Courage

July 5, 2019

I read this morning about Shamgar… oh, you know him, right?  Well, maybe you don’t know him, or maybe you don’t remember him. I think there may be only two verses about Shamgar in the Bible. He was one of the judges in Israel, and all that Scripture says about Shamgar is that he struck down 600 Philistines with an ox goad. Not a sword, not a spear, not an…

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God’s Commission

July 4, 2019

I learned a lesson early on in my ‘career’ as a quadriplegic.   Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and what was that lesson I learned when I was in rehab? Well, I learned to work with what I had. You see, my occupational therapist taught me how to use muscles in a whole new way to make up for ones that were…

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Our 37th Anniversary

July 3, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and Ken and I are celebrating big time! That’s because today is our 37th wedding anniversary – and both of us are just so grateful, so glad that we are here, we are healthy (for the most part), and we are still in love; in fact, more so than when we first said “I do” back…

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