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Living Joyfully with Dystonia

By Joni and Friends | April 15, 2021
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“Dystonia is like being imprisoned in a body with a mind of its own… but I wouldn’t trade the hardest times for the deep relationship I have gained with the Lord.” This week on the podcast Crystal is talking with Abigail Brown, a young woman who lives with joy in Christ as she faces the challenges…

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Supporting Special Needs Families All Year Long!

By Joni and Friends | April 14, 2021
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“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 Trusting in God’s great love and taking refuge in him can be difficult for families living with disability. Especially for families like Scotty’s, who felt isolated and alone even before the coronavirus shelter–in–place…

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When Your Child with Autism Becomes an Adult

By Joni and Friends | April 8, 2021
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“It’s been my hope and my desire for Max to be a mighty man of God… and that’s exactly what God has done.” How do family dynamics shift when a child with autism becomes an adult? For special needs parents, worry about your child’s future can begin at any age. What will happen when my…

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Easter, Real and Powerful

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | April 4, 2021
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Happy Resurrection Day, the best of all days! Millions of Christians around the world today are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. And oh, is my heart singing! You and I know Easter is not about bunnies and candy-filled eggs, but often we settle for an image of Easter that similarly misses the…

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A Sober Good Friday

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | April 2, 2021
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Every year around this time—right before Easter—a certain plant comes alive on my patio with bright, red blossoms. It is a Euphorbia milii, commonly known as ‘Crown of Thorns.’ I always enjoy parking my chair close to it to examine its delicate flowers, so thin, fragile, and brilliant with red color. But then, I take…

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Changing the World One Heart at a Time

By Joni and Friends | April 1, 2021
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“God has a mission for each of us as unique as he has made each of us.” April is Autism Awareness Month and we’re celebrating with a special podcast conversation featuring author and speaker Emily Colson.  Emily and her 30-year-old son Max who lives with autism are on a heart-filled mission for you! Like many…

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Lifting Families Out of Isolation

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | March 30, 2021
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“As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!” –Psalm 40:17 When disability is in a family, you can hardly imagine the exhausting demands. I know parents of kids with autism who take shifts sleeping – and they’ve been doing it for years.…

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