Joni and Friends Radio Program

The War Is Over

By Joni and Friends | April 6, 2020 | Comments Off on The War Is Over

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and welcome to Easter week. And welcome to the most wonderful, most joy-filled, most astounding week in human history. I mean, maybe back in the book of Genesis, God declared war between mankind and Himself. That enmity, that spiritual warfare between God and man started way back in the garden…

Who You Are In Christ

By Joni and Friends | April 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Who You Are In Christ

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and sometimes we forget who we are. Especially when we are sad or drifting off into discouragement. It’s true of me. I can so easily allow my emotions to lead me down that dark, grim road to self-pity, simply by forgetting who I am. A few weeks ago, I experienced…

Ministry Is Ongoing!

By Joni and Friends | April 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Ministry Is Ongoing!

A few of you have been asking, how’s the ministry doing? Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and at Joni and Friends, I’m so grateful, so glad that we are able to continue to do kingdom work. It’s not stopping; our staff is not retreating in the face of this virus. In fact, the people that…

Grace Meets Us

By Joni and Friends | April 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Grace Meets Us

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I love old Western movies.  And maybe you do, too. Movies like “How the West Was Won,” or “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon;” I love that one. And I love John Wayne in “Rio Bravo” or “True Grit.” Then there is that Henry Fonda classic, “Fort Apache.” I think I’ve seen that thing 10 times. Or his classic “The Oxbow Incident.” Now, I know, I know; nowadays…

Be Strong In God’s Grace

By Joni and Friends | March 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Be Strong In God’s Grace

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I will confess – depression, it ain’t fun.  And yes, I deal with it – discouragement; it can be very fearful, especially when I’m afraid of the future; I can get the blues, when pain medication doesn’t do a thing for my back; yeah, I struggle with worry and loneliness when I can’t find anyone to get me up and out of bed in the morning or when my husband…

Dealing With Bipolar Disorder

By Joni and Friends | March 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Dealing With Bipolar Disorder

Wouldn’t you agree – mood swings can feel awful and scary.  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and my friend Marian, from back east, she struggles with mood swings; I’ve seen it. Let me explain that Marian is not her real name, but over the years, I have witnessed some incredible ups and downs in her temperament. I remember one time we were all set to go…

Happy Trails

By Joni and Friends | March 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Happy Trails

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and this song holds a precious memory…  (Roy Rogers and Dale Evans singing) “Happy trails to you, until we meet again.”  Well, that was quite unusual. Why this song “Happy Trails?” Well, it reminds me of my Aunt Lee and Uncle Eddie. When I started elementary school, Aunt Lee knew my love of horses, and she gave me a Roy Rogers lunchbox. When I’d stay overnight at their house up the street,  I’d sit…

Wheelchairs For The Lord

By Joni and Friends | March 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Wheelchairs For The Lord

I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with an inspiring story about serving Christ.  And you are well aware that we need wheelchairs at Wheels for the World, and we depend on volunteers around the country to help us collect child-sized chairs, junior-sized wheelchairs, recliners, specialized wheelchairs, you name it. Each one gets refurbished by inmates at any one of the 15 prisons that Joni and…

The Breath Of The Almighty

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on The Breath Of The Almighty

Sometimes I can’t, I just cannot get a good breath!  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and it’s the truth. I cannot breathe the way I used to and maybe sometimes you even hear it in my voice – times when I struggle a bit? Sound a bit gravelly? It’s like my chest gets tight, and try as I may, I simply cannot pull in enough air to speak…

Growing Up In Christ

By Joni and Friends | March 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Growing Up In Christ

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, here with my friend Shauna Amick. Welcome, Shauna!  SHAUNA: Thanks, Joni!  JONI: And today we’re talking about milestones, of all things. Those mile markers in life that help you track developmental stages in your kids, as well as your own walk with Jesus.  SHAUNA: And it is such a great topic. You know, back when my daughter was a baby I can remember asking a friend – it was a mom…