Joni's Posts April 2015

The Cost of the Cross

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 4, 2015
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Cross“The only time in all the gospels that Jesus Christ prays to God and doesn’t call him Father is on the cross, when he says, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ Jesus lost his relationship with the Father so that we could have a relationship with God as father. Jesus was forgotten so that we could be remembered forever—from everlasting to everlasting. Jesus Christ bore all the eternal punishment that our sins deserve. That is the cost of prayer. Jesus paid the price so God could be our father.” —Tim Keller, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

Good Friday Reflections

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 3, 2015
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Good Friday ReflectionsRemember a few months ago when you were in the Christmas spirit? The laughter and all the good feelings? Now that we’re approaching Easter the obvious question is: are you into the Easter spirit? Does that strike you odd? It should. You hardly...

California End-Of-Life Options Act

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 2, 2015
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California End-Of-Life Options ActEver since Brittany Maynard's well-publicized decision to end her life through assisted suicide, there have been a rash of assisted suicide bills being considered in state assemblies across the US. Even in my own state of California. It's why I am asking you to pray against the passage of SB 128 currently being considered by our state – many disability organizations are opposing this bill because disability advocates realize that it could open the door to abuses; after all, who's to say when a disabling condition is "terminal?" Many people with significant disabilities could feel pressure from their insurers, and others may feel it's their "duty to...

The Mystery of Godliness... Experiencing Christ in Us

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 1, 2015
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The Mystery of Godliness by Ian ThomasIn the early years of my spiritual formation, I loved reading the sermons of Major Ian Thomas, founder of Torchbearers, an international evangelism training ministry for young people. I'm so excited that I can now read more from Major Thomas in his new book, The Mystery of Godliness. All of us yearn for a closer walk with Christ and, at times, drawing near to Him can feel like an impenetrable mystery. But Ian Thomas demystifies this notion, teaching that Christ is available to us to the degree we are available to Him. Find it today on

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