1-Minute Radio Program

When Life is Interrupted

June 24, 2021

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and I’m convinced some of the most interesting things can happen when you are late or interrupted; sometimes, actual miracles. Take the time Jesus was on the way to see Lazarus, his critically ill friend. Jesus got delayed a couple of days. Or when Jairus asked Jesus to come and heal his sick daughter. But again, the Lord was delayed by a woman with a hemorrhage. And here’s the thing: even though Jesus was interrupted, great things happened. A woman with a…

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A Bright Reality

June 23, 2021

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and have you ever been in a little movie theatre that had no lobby? You know, you paid outside, you walked through the glass doors, then passed through a curtain, and bump up against the back row? When the movie was over, it was quite an adjustment stepping out of the blackness into the blinding glare of the sun. There was no lobby to ease yourself out of darkness and into light. Well,…

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Intercede for the Needy

June 22, 2021

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and if you took a peek in my art studio, you might see a special photograph that I’ve got tacked up for inspiration. It’s a photo of Luis who paints with his mouth. He was born without arms, and he lives in an orphanage in Guatemala. And Luis could not believe it when he heard that I also draw with my mouth. This young man, living in such poverty in Guatemala, truly…

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Katrina’s Wheelchair

June 21, 2021

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Our Wheels for the World team was in St. Petersburg, Russia a few years ago when we met Katrina. She was an athletic young woman who had fallen while rock climbing, and Katrina needed a wheelchair. After she got her very sporty wheelchair with lots of fun colors, we asked if she’d stick around for a while and talk because the local press was coming to report on our wheelchair…

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Great Faith

June 20, 2021

I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. You know, you often hear people say that faith is a commitment to Christ. But I don’t think it has anything to do with our commitment or allegiance or our promising to do this or that for him. No. Faith is a selfdespairing trust in the Lord. It is coming to him in emptyhanded poverty. When we place our faith in Christ, we are not so much taking…

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Jesus is the Way

June 19, 2021

I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and when I was a little girl and my family took road trips, I loved being the navigator. I would sit in the front seat, spread out the map on my lap, mark off each town we’d pass. I loved seeing where we’d been, where we were heading, and how far we’d come. It’s the journey that I love. And I’m sure that’s why I enjoy my Christian walk. It’s an exciting journey, and the Bible…

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From the Inside Out

June 18, 2021

I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. You know, when we talk about being filled with the Holy Spirit, we sometimes get this picture that there is a divine pitcher filled with Spirit-blessed power, ready to be ladled out for the asking. We’re looking to be filled from the outside, in. Yet when the Bible talks about being filled with the Spirit, it says, “He who believes in me, from his innermost…

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Yield to the Master Artist

June 17, 2021

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and you ought to see how many halffinished paintings I have in my art studio. I get a wonderful idea; I’ll do a few quick sketches and then … my attention gets diverted. You know, I am so glad that my Creator does not approach things like I do. He always completes what he begins. And that includes you. Psalm 138 says, “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures…

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A Wheelchair in Poland

June 16, 2021

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and on a Wheels for the World outreach in Poland, we met 70year-old Mrs. Wieladek. After receiving a wheelchair, she wrote me a letter in halting English; she said: “Dear Joni, for ten years I have been suffering from sick legs. I received an invitation to Warsaw to have a wheelchair. Nice, young, and English-speaking girls served coffee and tasty cookies, and there was also common prayer. I…

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The Care of Jesus

June 15, 2021

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and when it comes to extraordinary faith in Scripture, I think of the thief who was crucified next to Jesus … the one who said, “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Because that thief never had the benefit of seeing all of Jesus’ mighty miracles or the benefit of his teaching or instruction. That thief only saw Jesus in agony and weakness, deserted and despised. There was no grand display of power there on Golgotha, no. But whatever this story…

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