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Trust God to Write Your Story

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | September 28, 2019
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Nowadays, I don’t often write forewords to books, but I couldn’t’ resist penning the frontispiece for Robert and Nancy Wolgemuth’s new book, You Can Trust God to Write Your Story. As the Author of your life, God desires to write a wonderful story in your life. Some pages will be filled with great joy; others,…

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A Life-Changing Internship

By Joni and Friends | September 26, 2019
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“We need to stop worrying about building on all these new programs and instead tear down the barriers that are there… and make our churches not only accessible but [accepting].” -Kristin Hamer Kristin Hamer is back on the podcast this week to talk about what it means to incorporate all people in the body of…

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Give a Gift Through Your IRA

By Joni and Friends | September 25, 2019
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Reduce Your Taxes, Increase Your Impact! Would you like a high-impact tax break that benefits you and helps impact the lives of people impacted by disability? Then please consider making a charitable IRA rollover gift. Here is how your IRA gift can make a difference beyond what you imagined. Meet Jen, a 71 year old…

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SCI Awareness Month

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | September 24, 2019
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Glorify God whatever the suffering. Back in 2013, Jay Erwin became paralyzed when a tree he was sawing crashed down on him, severing his spinal cord. As a marathon runner, many of his dreams ended right there and then. At the same time, Jay remembered a promise he had made to glorify God ‘whatever the…

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Strengthening Families with Jesus’ Love

By Joni and Friends | September 23, 2019
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“Family Retreat is like having another family.” The Hintz family recently came to one of our Joni and Friends Family Retreats in Northern California this summer. Rich and Joanne came with their sons, Jeremy and Cody (who has Down syndrome). It’s normal for parents to feel overwhelmed and alone when taking care of a child…

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Deeply Pulled by God

By Joni and Friends | September 21, 2019
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On November 29, 2018— my 18th birthday, to be exact— I submitted my application to become an intern at Joni and Friends, an organization to which I felt God was pulling me. I had only volunteered at one Family Retreat, but there was just something about Joni and Friends that was blindingly different than any…

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Congratulations, Kodi Lee!

By Joni and Friends | September 20, 2019
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Last night, my husband ambled in from the living room with his iPad, wanting to show me “a precious video,” as he put it. I watched a clip of America’s Got Talent as Kodi Lee, a blind young man with significant autism sat at the piano – millions watched as he commanded the keyboard, giving…

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Sensory Processing Challenges

By Joni and Friends | September 19, 2019
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This week, occupational therapist Jeannie Wronski is back on the podcast to continue our conversation about helping individuals with disabilities thrive. Jeannie will tell you that sometimes when children appear to have a behavioral issue, they may actually have a sensory processing challenge. Listen as she talks through how children with sensory processing challenges perceive…

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No One Should Suffer Alone

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | September 16, 2019
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September is Pain Awareness Month, and when I remember this Facebook message I recently received, I can’t think of a better time to be more “aware” of how debilitating pain can be. “Joni… I am in pain constantly and cannot even sit in a wheelchair. All I can do is lie on my bed 24…

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The Thunder Of Hooves

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | September 14, 2019
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“Sitting on the edge of the field, I could feel the thunder of hooves…” Last weekend, a friend surprised me with tickets to a polo match up in Santa Barbara. Now, as much time as I’ve spent with horses, training and show jumping them, I’ve never been to a polo match. So I donned my…

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