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Lessons from Dad

  • Mon, Jun 2, 2014

As Father's Day approaches, I've thought about some of the lessons my dad taught me:

- Work hard - don't wait for accolades.

- Keep up with the news -- read the newspaper.

- Think more. Talk less.

In an upcoming "Joni and Friends®" broadcast, Joni Eareckson Tada shares about a significant lesson she learned from her father - the lesson of the lamplighter.

Joni's father told her the story about the lamplighter who would come out every day in his Baltimore neighborhood at dusk.  The lamplighter would come down the avenue lighting each light individually.

Her dad would tell her that ...

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National Volunteer Week

  • Mon, Apr 7, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I heard a message from one of the people who inspire Joni Eareckson Tada.

As Joni says about Paige Benton Brown, she is a "deep thinker... she loves God and His Word . . . and never ceases to amaze me with her fresh insights into familiar biblical passages."

The message Paige shared is fresh in my mind as this week's "Joni and Friends®" programming marks National Volunteer Week.

As Paige recounted the story of the master, his three servants and the talents he entrusts to them, I heard the parable in a different light.  Yes, it ...

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Not Forsaken When On My Own

  • Mon, Mar 17, 2014

Reading through 1st Corinthians, I was reminded of Paul's steadfast faith in prayer and God's hand on his life . . . even in his lowest valleys as he sat in chains, Paul rested in Him.
The most recent addition to my playlist is "Alone But Not Alone."   The song has become my most played track.  Listening over and over again to Joni sing the beautiful lyrics, I am reminded of the promises which Paul clung to in his trials:

When my steps are lost.
And desperate for a guide,
I can feel his touch,
A soothing presence by my side ...

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