Joni Eareckson Tada, is a regular columnist for Just Between Us, Additionally, she is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations. She founded Joni and Friends in 1979 to provide Christ-centered programs for special-needs families, as well as training to churches. Joni and Friends serves thousands of special-needs families through Family Retreat, and has delivered over 100,000 wheelchairs and Bibles to needy disabled persons in developing nations. Joni’s lifelong passion is to bring the Gospel to the world’s one billion people with disabilities. Joni survived stage 3 breast cancer in 2010, yet keeps a very active ministry schedule. She and her husband Ken were married in 1982 and reside in Calabasas, Calif.
Joni Eareckson Tada
It’s a hard world. Even the best of Christians feel the weight of weariness. How do we cope? Take courage in Christ. more
I love nature because its loveliness showcases the allure of our God who created every good and perfect gift – everything in nature – for our enjoyment. more
What is the connection between your brokenness and happiness? God will lead you through awful things, not so much that you might be healed, but that you may know the Healer. more
Your good words can gladden the hearts of the people around you today. Your words cannot only touch, but can actually change another’s heart. more
Joni Eareckson Tada talks about the mystery of suffering and God's sovereignty. more
Often, we want to question God’s goodness when we endure difficulties or disabilities, diseases, death, or destruction. more