Joni's Posts January 2018

It’s Sign-Up Time!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 12, 2018
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e-Devotional Sign UpsOne of my life goals is to help other Christians cultivate a grateful spirit in the midst of tough trials. God has taught me so many lessons in this wheelchair, and through years of Bible study, I just want to pass along the power of encouragement. And...

When God Allows Suffering

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 10, 2018
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When God Allows SufferingWhen I dove into shallow water and broke my neck, I had so many hard questions. At night, lying paralyzed in the hospital ward, I would stare at the ceiling and fume, "God… are you behind all this suffering, or it is the devil? I’m only 17, and I have...

When Is It Right to Die?

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 9, 2018
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When Is It Right to Die?I always smile when I talk about heaven and that glorious Day when I will see Jesus. Oh, the joy of being with my Savior forever! But the hard part is… getting there. When God calls us home, we all hope for a quick and painless death. But in this...

Epiphany Day

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 6, 2018
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Epiphany DayNow that we’re in the month of January, most people are breathing a sigh of relief that Christmas is officially behind us — what with the upheaval in your schedule, blowing your diet, and maxing out your credit card. But in the church calendar...

My Planner in... India?!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 4, 2018
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Planner in IndiaFor years, I have been using my Planner as a means of keeping track of which friend is helping me get up in the morning, or helping me lie down at night. And I use another Planner to help me schedule my daily radio programs. Well, recently, a friend went on a ministry trip to India when — to her surprise — she noticed that a teacher at a local school was using my Planner. Never, ever did I dream that people as far away as India would choose it as a useful tool for keeping organized, logging prayer lists, and tracking appointments, too (it must have universal appeal, as they say! :-). I feel so humbled that...

Evangelicals for Life Conference

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 2, 2018
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Evangelicals for Life ConferenceI used to think that only cultures in dark corners of the earth considered disabled people as ‘useless and of no value’ — places where infants born with disabilities were drowned or discarded in dumpsters. That’s what I used to think. But now, even...

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