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Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada

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, and 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, California.


Within each seed is the promise of the new creation it will become. And, within us is the pattern and plan God has for the persons we will one day become. Read more

Faith

How do you persevere through trials when you are hurting and bone weary? You cling to God’s promises - for they will bring you comfort in the crunch! Read more

Life

Remember, Jesus first sifts through every trial that touches us through His wise and loving fingers and He gives us grace even in the furnace of affliction. Read more

Tough Times

How can I trust God through hardship and uncertainty? Look at the Japanese art of Kintsugi. God too will make the broken beautiful! Read more

Faith

May the eyes of our heart never become so dulled by this dark world that we cannot see the blinding, wonderful light of salvation in Jesus. Read more

Relationship with God

Joni Eareckson Tada share’s her lessons from a hospital bed; encouraging each of us as we struggle through our own hardships and heartaches. Read more

Hope in Difficult Times

What is heaven? Heaven is a better country. Heaven is home. To think about heaven is to think about Jesus. To pursue heaven with your heart is to pursue Him. Read more

Trusting God

There’s power in remembering what God has done in your life. Use those thankful memories to build up your hope for the heavenly future. Read more

Gratitude

For over 30 years, Ken has lovingly taken care of his quadriplegic wife, Joni Eaerckson Tada. Ken shares how God has gifted him grace as a caregiver. Read more

Hope in Difficult Times

It’s a hard world. Even the best of Christians feel the weight of weariness. How do we cope? Take courage in Christ. Read more

Hope in Difficult Times

I delight in creation because it showcases the allure of God who created every good and perfect gift - everything in nature - for our enjoyment. Read more

Relationship with God

Good words can encourage and affirm those around you. Your words not only touch others, but they can actually change another’s heart. Read more

Relationship Health

God may lead you through awful things, not so much that you might be healed, but that you may know the Healer. You can find blessings our of brokenness. Read more

Inspirational Stories

Joni Eareckson Tada talks about the mystery of suffering, God's sovereignty, and something greater than healing. Read more

Inspirational Stories

We often want to question God’s goodness when we endure difficulties or disabilities, diseases, death, or destruction, instead of thanking Him in our suffering. Read more

Relationship with God

What do you do when prayer feels like an exercise in futility and your spirit feels as arid as July in the desert? Let down your empty net, Jesus can fill it! Read more

Spiritual Health