4-Minute Radio Program

Washing Your Soul

June 24, 2021

Hi, this is Joni Eareckson Tada and welcome to Joni and Friends.  Recently a friend of mine had to stay in a hospital for two weeks. When I asked him what the most difficult part was about his long hospitalization, I thought sure he’d talk about the painful recuperation from his surgery. I mean, we’ve all been there,…

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Recognize Your Pride

June 23, 2021

I want to ask you something – are you a candidate for pride?   Well, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I know I sure am. I’m not stupid; hey, I’ve written books, and I’ve played my role in a movie; I’ve had chances to travel around the world and speak to lots of people; I’ve been to the White House; I’ve met some incredible folks like…

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Speak Boldly

June 22, 2021

Hi, I’m Joni and you’re listening to Joni and Friends.  It was in the late sixties and I had just gotten out of the hospital. I was depressed, anxious, wondering and worrying what life in a wheelchair would be like. A visitor came to my house one day shortly after I got out of the hospital. His name was Steve Estes. He…

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God’s Will for Your Child

June 21, 2021

Hi, I’m Joni Tada, and every parent wants the best for his child, right?  Sure they do. Sure you do! It’s why my own parents put me through piano lessons, art lessons, Girl Scouts, violin lessons when I was in elementary school, tennis lessons later on, and yes, even ballet lessons. It’s a shame I became a quadriplegic because my parents invested an awful lot in my love for music, and athletics, and the…

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Deceptions of the Heart

June 18, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I have never been one to trust myself.  Now, I realize that may seem odd, but I mean it. Hi there, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and I’d better explain when I say I don’t trust myself! The reason I do not trust me? Well, because I know me. I know me pretty well – or at least as well as 40-some-odd years of confessing my sin will teach me. Let me give you an example. I…

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Creating Something New

June 17, 2021

Hey friend, Father’s Day is coming up!   And I’ve got a great story I’d like to tell you about my own father. Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and although my dad went home to be with the Lord many years ago, there is one particular memory that I so treasure. It’s the time when Daddy went camping with my husband and me up in the Sierras. One afternoon I watched…

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Don’t Drift from Your Father

June 16, 2021

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and welcome to Joni and Friends! I remember one lazy summer day when I was just a little girl, riding the gentle waves along Bethany Beach on my rubber raft. My raft was bound together alongside my daddy’s, and I liked feeling that raft of mine bump up against his, with the warm sun and the rocking motion of the waves.…

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You are Commissioned

June 15, 2021

Hi, this is Joni, and listen to this beautiful old hymn – a favorite of mine.  All my life long I had panted  For a drink from some clear spring,  That I hoped would quench the burning  Of the thirst I felt within.  Hallelujah! I have found him  Whom my soul so long has craved!  Jesus satisfies my longings,  Through his…

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Hope Beyond Misery

June 14, 2021

When it comes to being miserable, there are some people who need no help at all.  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and for a lot of these people, being miserable just comes naturally, what can I say? But in case you’re looking for a few suggestions on how to be more miserable, take this advice that I read in a magazine not long ago. Here it is; this is what you gotta do if…

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Not so Easy Grace

June 11, 2021

Often when God gives grace, it’s not the grace we expect.  And it’s often not the grace we want from God or even that we like. Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and I am a seasoned pro when it comes to asking God for his grace. And I should be. With my disability and chronic pain, I am constantly running to God for help.…

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