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Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 15, 2018
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Here in California, summer has brought a rash of wildfires, the most recent of which is the largest recorded in history. Around the same time as these infernos broke out, we were on our way to a Joni and Friends Family Retreat in New Mexico. As we passed through the small town of Capitan...

Spiritual Legacies

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 12, 2018
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Recently, when my travels brought me through Washington, D.C., I knew I wanted to make time to tour the Museum of the Bible which opened last autumn. So on our day off, we spent all afternoon there. It was a special time, and we went away refreshed. Reflecting on God’s Word throughout history both humbles me and prompts me to think about the spiritual legacies we leave. Perhaps that is why it seems so natural for Museum of the Bible co-founder...

Studying the Bible with a Friend

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 9, 2018
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There’s nothing I’d like better than to wheel my chair up next to you at your kitchen table and open God’s Word together. When I was first injured, the times I spent leaning over the Bible with a friend or two at my side were pivotal to my growth and understanding of God’s purposes in my suffering...

Recording Day Prayer Requests

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 7, 2018
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Living in this quadriplegic body is not getting any easier, but I echo Paul’s sentiments, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.” Like this apostle, I want to squeeze every ounce of life out of this frail body God has given me, for the sake...

A Refreshing Perspective

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 6, 2018
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With 51 years of quadriplegia now behind me and my 70th birthday approaching next year, it’s no wonder that I keep my ears open for news of young disability leaders. And one of those young leaders is my friend Katie Sorensen. Katie has earned her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from...

Disabling Mission

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 1, 2018
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In recent decades churches have accommodated the disabled in various ways. Through access ramps, elevators, and sign language, people with disabilities are invited in to worship. But are they enfolded into the church's mission? Are they celebrated and embraced? Do we truly miss kids with disabilities and their parents when they’re away?

This new book by my friend, Benjamin Conner, takes us far beyond ‘mainstreaming’ or ‘inclusion’ and helps churches welcome people with disabilities and their families as, well… part of the family, with full family...

Fifty-One Years

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 30, 2018
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I was just a kid, packing my bags for my first year of college. A lazy Sunday, a spur of the moment decision to go swimming, a stupid dive into shallow water… and, well, you know how this story goes. Today marks 51 years of quadriplegia for me, and with every year that goes by, I marvel that God...

A Surprise Visit

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 27, 2018
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