April 2017

35 Years of Radio

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 6, 2017
  • Joni's Posts, Radio

35 Years of Joni and Friends RadioThis May will mark over 9,200 radio programs I've recorded over the past 35 years. It’s hard for me to believe, considering where it all started. It was in late 1981 and I had been in bed for several weeks trying to heal up a stubborn pressure sore. After being in bed a month, I had become discouraged. That's when Al and Jon – top executives from Ambassador Agency, a media group that works in Christian radio – came to meet with me. Scheduling the meeting in my bedroom felt a little awkward but, well… that’s the nature of having a disability....

Sleep and Chronic Pain

Sleep and Chronic PainIf you live with chronic pain, you know that getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge. The problem is, a lack of sleep often makes pain worse, increases stiffness, and can worsen your mood. And before you know it, you can get stuck...

You’ve Strengthened Families with Christ’s Love at Family Retreat

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 4, 2017
  • Family Retreats

You've Strengthened FamiliesThe job of caretaking is non-stop 24/7, with no let-up. Isolation and fatigue can rip even the strongest families apart. Medical and economic challenges can press down hard. And often, isolation and exhaustion bring discouragement and hopelessness...

National Autism Awareness Month

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 1, 2017
  • 1 Comment

Autism and Your ChurchApril is National Autism Awareness Month! With nearly one in every 68 U.S. births resulting in a diagnosis of autism; and that statistic is changing rapidly – you most likely know someone touched by this spectrum disorder. Parents of children affected autism often face isolation and rejection. “In society, we face fear and isolation because our children have autism. But when we go to church and feel rejected, it hurts even more,” shares one family. These families are often frustrated...

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