Joni Eareckson Tada: Sharing Hope

Joni Eareckson Tada

I'd Still Choose Jesus

April 19, 2022

Joni shares a passage from John 5 and a real-life story that proves that Jesus sees those who suffer.


On today’s program, as part of Autism Awareness Month, Joni interviews her friend Zach about his experience with autism.
April 18, 2022
Did you know there’s a plant called the “Crown of Thorns?” Aside from having beautiful blossoms, it also has sharp, nail-like thorns. Joni explains that this plant reminds her every Easter of the brutality of what Jesus suffered on our behalf. This remembrance leads to praise and thanksgiving to Jesus for all he’s done!
April 15, 2022
Joni shares the power of African-American spirituals to explore the topic of suffering. The song “Were You There?” reminds us all that, yes, we were there when they crucified our Lord, because he died for us.
April 14, 2022
Joni shares the connection between Exodus and Easter: a lamb. The crimson thread of sacrifice runs all the way from Exodus to Jesus, reminding us of the gravity of our sin and the sacrifice of Christ.
April 13, 2022
Joni shares a story about a storm crashing on a rock at Big Sur and compares the rock to Jesus: immovable and fixed. Although the storm is raging all around, the Rock remains steadfast. Place your confidence in him, and you will not be moved, despite all of life’s storms.
April 12, 2022
In today’s program, Joni shares about Joni and Friends Warrior Getaways, retreats for veterans and their families. These valiant men and women make great sacrifices for our freedoms, and they continue to make sacrifices as they live with disabilities.
April 11, 2022
Blessings don’t always look the way we expect. Jesus gives us something far deeper than we can imagine: he links blessings with suffering and pain. While these blessings may not be the worldly ones we are comfortable with, they give us the gifts of courage and perseverance.
April 8, 2022
Hebrews 11 pilgrims are always looking toward their souls’ true home: eternity with Jesus. This earth is not our home, and we are wanderers and nomads here, just passing through. Keep your eyes open, because we are going home soon.
April 7, 2022
In today’s program, Joni shares 2 Timothy 4, saying that we need to preach the Gospel all the time, even when it is uncomfortable. You never know whose life might be changed!
April 6, 2022
Joni shares the story of a runaway puppy stuck in a storm drain. We are like that puppy when we are stuck in our sin, in need of a Rescuer! Jesus is faithful to save us and pull us out of the storm drains we fall into.
April 5, 2022
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About Joni Eareckson Tada: Sharing Hope

Joni Eareckson Tada: Sharing Hope is a broadcast ministry of Joni and Friends committed to bringing the Gospel and practical help to people impacted by disability around the world. Joni and Friends has been advancing disability ministry for over 40 years. Their mission to glorify God, communicate the Gospel and mobilize the global church to evangelize, disciple and serve people living with disability answers the call found in Luke 14 to “bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame… so that my house will be full.”

About Joni Eareckson Tada

Paralyzed as the result of a diving accident at age 17, Joni Eareckson Tada envisions a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ. As the Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, she is known worldwide as an author, speaker, disability rights advocate and radio personality. Her 10,000 radio programs are broadcast across the country and around the world, inspiring listeners to realize that there is hope in every hardship.
Joni Eareckson Tada is an esteemed Christian stateswoman and respected global leader in disability advocacy. Although a 1967 diving accident left her a quadriplegic, she emerged from rehabilitation with a determination to help others with similar disabilities. Mrs. Tada serves as CEO of Joni and Friends, a Christian organization which provides programs and services for thousands of special-needs families around the world. President Reagan appointed Mrs. Tada to the National Council on Disability, then reappointed by President George H.W. Bush. During her tenure, the ADA was passed and signed into law. Mrs. Tada served as advisor to Condoleezza Rice on the Disability Advisory Committee to the U.S. State Department. She served as Senior Associate for Disability Concerns for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. The Colson Center on Christian Worldview awarded Joni Tada its prestigious William Wilberforce Award, and she was also inducted into
Indiana Wesleyan University’s Society of World Changers. 
Joni Eareckson Tada has been awarded several honorary degrees, including Doctor of Humanities from Gordon College and Doctor of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. She is an effective communicator, sharing her inspirational message in books, through artwork, radio, and other media. Joni Tada served as General Editor of the Beyond Suffering Bible, a special edition published by Tyndale for people affected by disability. Joni and her husband Ken were married in 1982 and reside in Calabasas, California.

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