Joni's Posts September 2018

A Request and an Announcement

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 25, 2018
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You know how I rely on your prayers! And tomorrow is another long day in the studio, where I’ll be recording Joni and Friends radio programs, as well as the 1-minute Diamond in the Dust broadcasts. It’s been a busy month of ministry, plus I’ve just spent three days in front of a microphone...

The Paige Project

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 23, 2018
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My friend Paige has a rare genetic disease that caused her to lose her hearing, sight, and ability to walk or use her hands. She sits totally paralyzed in her wheelchair and even has to use a ventilator to help her breathe. But, oh, what an amazing woman she is, given her upbeat outlook, her ability...

Show them Mercy

  • By: Joni and Friends, Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 21, 2018
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The story of the Good Samaritan in Luke’s gospel is a familiar one. An expert in the law tries to test Jesus’ interpretation of the law, but the Lord cuts through the man’s posturing, showing that the heart of the matter isn’t about the law at all. It’s about loving our neighbor. “Who is my neighbor?” asks the law-expert. Instead of answering him directly, Jesus tells a parable. On the surface, the parable is a poignant story of a passing Samaritan stopping to care for a wounded man when others avoided getting involved. The parable was too convicting; it became one of those “hard truths” that turned away many followers of Jesus.

I immediately thought of Jesus’ parable when I spotted this sign not long ago. The teachings of Christ are clear: when we come across people in need, we...

Hurricane Florence

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 19, 2018
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Even though I’m on the road, I’ve been paying special attention to the news of Hurricane Florence and the destruction and flooding it has caused. Whenever such a big disaster strikes, it’s only natural to look to God and wonder why. Natural disasters seem to cause such senseless and brutal...

Hope for the Despairing

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 17, 2018
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Recently I saw updated statistics on the number of suicides in the United States, and they broke my heart. The rates just keep climbing. When I was first injured, I despaired of my condition, so much so that I wanted to end my life. Thank God there was no right-to-die movement or advocates egging...

The Joni Movie in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 13, 2018
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This weekend I’ll be in Arizona where I’m continuing the ‘tour’ for the re-mastered Joni movie. Scottsdale Bible Church is hosting a red-carpet viewing the evening of September 16. I'm so looking forward to speaking before and after the film showing, so bring a friend! It’s a free event, and a...

Thunder Dog

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 11, 2018
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Seventeen years ago, two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, and life has never been the same. In the years since, we’ve heard thrilling stories of the courage and bravery of people who were at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and also on UA Flight 93. But recently I was...

A Legacy of Faithfulness

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 9, 2018
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When my sisters and I were growing up, Daddy told us stories about my Grandmother, Anna Verona. I hung on every word, because the more I learned of her, the more I appreciated the legacy of faithfulness she left behind. Like, when my dad was a young boy, he and his brothers started...

Sing! Simulcast: A Free Musical Feast

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 6, 2018
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Anyone who knows me knows I love to sing hymns. And if it weren’t for a scheduling conflict, I’d be registering right now for the livestream of the Sing! 2018 Getty Music Worship Conference starting Monday, September 10. I helped lead the conference last year, and I'm still reminiscing over all...

A Compelling Read

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 4, 2018
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My friend Peter Rosenberger is husband and long-time caregiver to his disabled wife, Gracie. He has a special interest in helping other caregivers navigate the difficult, tiring, and confusing issues that often confront people who give long-term care. Such as, “What if your medically-fragile spouse...

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