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The Fragrance of a Feast

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | December 25, 2020
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What a week! I’m so thankful for all of your prayers for my health as I am on the road to recovery from COVID-19. My doctors are pleased with how well I’ve responded to treatment, but I do appreciate your continued prayers! It certainly has been a different kind of Christmas season, hasn’t it? For…

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God Relaxes the Bow

By Joni and Friends | December 18, 2020
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Off to the mission field with polio It was my second Christmas in Papua and I was having a 10-day break with some other single missionary gals from various agencies. We were where Elfrieda worked in the beautiful mountain setting of the Nduga tribe. One day Elfrieda said, “When we clear the dishes after dinner,…

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More Than a Wheelchair

By Joni and Friends | December 17, 2020
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“Around the world, one of the biggest challenges people living with disabilities are facing is access to services…they’re being left behind.” While the global impact of COVID-19 has distressed communities around the world, people living with disability have been hit the hardest. Shutdowns have impacted workforces, transportation systems, and supply chains creating serious consequences, especially…

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Adam’s Song

By Joni and Friends | December 16, 2020
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What on earth was going on? A noise I had never heard before came from the back seat of the car I drove for the local school bus garage. Adam, a young man with Down syndrome, was doubled over in his seat, sobbing, and when he looked up, I could see his face soaking wet…

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The Most Perfect Gift of All

By Joni and Friends | December 14, 2020
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“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent?…

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Ministry During COVID-19 and Hurricane Season

By Joni and Friends | December 10, 2020
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“COVID-19 has not stopped us from sharing the love of Jesus.” During the pandemic, Joni and Friends has been hard at work finding creative ways to serve families living with disability. In Louisiana where multiple hurricanes have pounded the state, our team has been able to support people who have faced critical challenges, even beyond…

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Delivering Dignity to the Darkest Corners of the World

By Joni and Friends | December 7, 2020
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If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. 1 Corinthians 12:26 Many of us remember stocking up on sanitizer and toilet paper at the beginning of this global pandemic. We’ve gotten into the habit of washing our hands more often and cleaning high traffic areas with disinfectant wipes. But…

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Learning to Lament

By Joni and Friends | December 3, 2020
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“Lament is simply pouring out your anxieties and pain to God…in the expectation that God hears you and He is willing to do something about it.” 2020 has been a year of heightened heartache. Unpredictable circumstances, isolation, and extreme loss have left many people wondering how to process their grief through the lens of Scripture,…

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Journey with We Three Kings and Me!

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | November 27, 2020
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I’ve got to tell you how much I love the design the Joni and Friends team chose for this year’s Joni Planner. I feel a little funny saying that, since my art is always featured—and it could seem, well… self-focused, but let me tell you why. When we designed the 2021 Joni Planner, I asked…

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Finding Freedom Through Forgiveness

By Joni and Friends | November 26, 2020
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“What God gives us in suffering is more than he takes away.” Vaneetha Risner contracted polio as an infant, was misdiagnosed, and lived with widespread paralysis. In and out of the hospital for ten years, she faced bullying after each hospital stay. When she became a Christian, Vaneetha thought things would get easier, and for…

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