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Sanctity of Life Sunday

January 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Sanctity of Life Sunday
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When President Ronald Reagan established Sanctity of Life Sunday in 1984, it was with the intent to recognize the human dignity of unborn children. All these years later, it’s no longer only the unborn whose sanctity of life is questioned… it’s the elderly, those with catastrophic disabilities, people with psychiatric disorders, and more. There are…

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Thank You

January 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Thank You
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Recently I read an essay on words and where they come from. There was a whole section on the words “thank you.” For instance, when you say “thank you” in Spanish, it’s Muchas gracias, or “much grace.” In French, you say thank you with “Merci.” That means mercy. So when…

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Walk by the Spirit

January 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Walk by the Spirit
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“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16 Many formerly active, able-bodied people have had to learn a new pace in life after an accident or illness. Whether the condition is temporary or permanent, it isn’t easy. The memory and muscles still remember what…

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Why Are We Suffering

January 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Why Are We Suffering
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If God is so good, why doesn’t He get rid of suffering? Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and it’s a question I’m often asked. As we look at the headlines, we see that suffering is just a part of a broken world, scarred by sin. It’s a result of man’s original sin against God. So, if God were to get rid of suffering, He would have to get rid of sinners. Yikes, but wait! God does…

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The Lost One

January 19, 2019 | Comments Off on The Lost One
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“Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ Then Jesus told them this parable: ‘Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine…

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Joni and Friends Logo Necklace

January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends Logo Necklace
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The new Joni and Friends logo represents our mission to evangelize and disciple people affected by disability. The figures within the globe support one another inwardly as they extend the Gospel out into the world.  Today, join us in celebrating 40 years of Joni and Friends ministry by ordering your special-edition logo necklace! This one-of-a-kind piece…

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What is Rest

January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on What is Rest
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada.  A lot of people think I’m always on–the–go in my wheelchair.  And they’re right.  Because I have experienced being bedridden, I’m grateful when I’m moving.  Still, even when I’m on the go, I love to rest.  God says in Exodus 33, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” I love that. When I am moving forward into life, God’s…

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We Need Each Other

January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on We Need Each Other
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“But in fact, God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.” 1 Corinthians 12:18 When I was in Germany speaking at a church, a blind woman named Elizabeth served as my interpreter. You can imagine the two of us on stage—me with my wheelchair…

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Cancer Update: Clear and Strong

January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Cancer Update: Clear and Strong
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Today marks my 12th radiation session with 23 more to go — and so far, my lungs still feel clear and strong. It’s what I’ve been praying and hoping for all along: minimal scarring to my fragile lungs (because I so love to sing, speak, and record the daily “Joni and Friends” radio programs). Every day…

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Lost in a Haunted Wood

January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Lost in a Haunted Wood
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and sometimes at night, after I’ve spoken, and I wheel back through the hotel lobby, I will pass the bar – it’s loud, noisy, and full of people. Some of them looking bored, some fingering their drink, others laughing, it seems for silly reasons. It breaks my heart and it…

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