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To Strive or Not to Strive

By Joni and Friends | May 11, 2019
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“I thank God for the mountains and I thank him for the valleys, I thank Him for the storms he brought me through, for if I never had a problem, I wouldn’t know that He could solve them, I’d never know what faith in God could do.” These are lyrics from an old hymn, “Through…

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A Bit of Art Appreciation

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | May 10, 2019
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As an artist, I’ve long been inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and his unique style with color. Van Gogh became popular after the Impressionist era, and was greatly influenced by artists like Monet. I’ve always been fascinated with the way he uses color to express movement and emotion – in fact, he inspired this painting…

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The Importance of Community

By Joni and Friends | May 9, 2019
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No one is an island. We all need community. And for a family impacted by disability, having a community of support to share encouragement and help meet real needs can change everything. On today’s Mother’s Day episode of the Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast, Crystal talks with Cynthia Berry, a woman who has faced a…

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Louie’s First Wheelchair

By Joni and Friends | May 7, 2019
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It’s the month of May, and you know what that means? May Match has arrived! Some friends of the ministry have agreed to match your gifts—all the way up to $500,000! That means with your support, together, we’ll raise $1,000,000 for the kingdom!   You can transform lives like Louie Pierre Oujee, a little five-year-old boy from Haiti dreaming about being an economist! Louie had a hard…

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Health Update: Back to Work

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | May 6, 2019
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So many dear people have been calling and texting our ministry and asking, “I’ve been praying for Joni, and wonder how is she doing? Is Joni back to work yet?” You’ll be happy to know that for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been putting in full days at Joni and Friends – and I’m…

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Thirty-Seven Years of Radio

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | May 3, 2019
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Today if you were to walk past my office, you might hear a little hootin’ and hollerin.’ It’s been 37 years since I first went on the air with Joni and Friends Radio! Way back when, I didn’t believe I had it in me to do more than a handful of five-minute broadcasts. And now,…

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The Lionheart Spirit: Redemption and Hope

By Joni and Friends | May 2, 2019
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When disability strikes unexpectedly and the plans you’ve made for your life are suddenly interrupted, how do you hold on to hope? Where do you find courage to face your new reality? Three years ago, while musician David Francisco was riding his bike, he was hit by a distracted driver and suffered a spinal cord…

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National Day of Prayer

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | May 2, 2019
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You can’t open your news feed without seeing another reminder that we live in deeply troubling times. Disregard for human life, blatant disrespect for authorities—not to mention natural disasters and global tragedies—can bring to mind Romans 8 which talks about all creation groaning. With so much disheartening news, it’s so tempting to disengage. But as…

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May Match: Your Gift Multiplied!

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | May 1, 2019
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I am so excited for May! Because this month, I’m inviting YOU to join our May Match initiative. When you give to Joni and Friends this month, your gifts will be multiplied! Some very dear friends of the ministry have offered to match every dollar you give during May! This is a unique opportunity to…

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Honoring The Legacy of One of Our Friends

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | April 29, 2019
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Ken and I often marvel at the wonderful friends the Lord brings to Joni and Friends. Without our amazing friends, we couldn’t do what we do to impact the lives of thousands of people, and their families, affected by disability. I am eternally grateful for each of you. It’s why we take it hard when…

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