Ministry Podcast | Season 3

Welcome to Season 3 of the Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast!

By Joni and Friends

“Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.”–Isaiah 41:10 We’re so excited to kick off season 3 of the Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast! Over this past year, we’ve all…

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The Heart Behind Joni’s House

By Joni and Friends

More than one billion people live with disability worldwide, and COVID-19 has only aggravated their struggles. Hunger, unemployment, and lack of medical care have left many people in need of hope. This week on the podcast, we’re kicking off season 3 with a special conversation between Crystal Keating and Founder of Joni and Friends, Joni…

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Can’t Steal My Joy: Facing Unexpected Heartbreak

By Joni and Friends

How do you stay grounded when your life path takes an unexpected turn? Is it possible to hold pain in one hand and joy in the other? This week on the podcast, Bekah Bowman is sharing her journey of finding beauty and goodness amid unthinkable loss and grief. Bekah is a coach’s wife and mother…

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Carrying Grief

By Joni and Friends

It’s not that she’s not grieving, it’s that she’s put her hope in someone that won’t disappoint. Something greater is happening in her grief. On our last episode of the podcast, Bekah Bowman shared about finding beauty and goodness in the middle of unthinkable loss. As a coach’s wife and mother to two young boys, Titus…

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How God Meets Us in Suffering

By Joni and Friends

“I don’t understand why all these hard things keep happening, and sometimes I wonder why God doesn’t just fix it. But I have to trust that he is doing something bigger… and one day we’ll see it.” When Vaneetha Risner’s infant son died due to a doctor’s error, she felt devoid of purpose and feeling.…

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Jennifer Ji-Hye Ko and her husband

Chronic Illness and the Church

By Joni and Friends

“Oftentimes the service that is most needed is the ministry of presence without the expectation of a change in circumstances.” How can the church best walk alongside someone living with a chronic illness? Jennifer Ji-Hye Ko is a writer and poet who has remained tenacious amid her various physical and mental illnesses. She joined Crystal…

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Changing the World One Heart at a Time

By Joni and Friends

“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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When Your Child with Autism Becomes an Adult

By Joni and Friends

“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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Living Joyfully with Dystonia

By Joni and Friends

“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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Pain is a Gift

By Joni and Friends

“God completely changed my life through pain. I ended up finding true freedom which is not being bound by the world’s circumstances… God doesn’t waste pain, but we have to give it to him.” This week on the podcast Crystal is talking with inspiring speaker and author Tera Bradham DeNeui. As one of the fastest…

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Chronic Pain and Healing

By Joni and Friends

“It might not be physical, but God has healing for you. Press into that healing journey and see what it looks like for you. Then surrender the results to God.” On our last episode of the podcast, Tera Bradham DeNeui shared about how her swimming trajectory dramatically shifted after she suffered an undiagnosed shoulder injury.…

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How to Pray for Our Country on National Day of Prayer

By Joni and Friends

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” –2 Corinthians 3:17 Today marks the 70th annual National Day of Prayer. As people across the country set aside time to intercede for our nation, Joni and Friends is leading this special time of prayer under the theme “Lord…

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