Grace for Daily Challenges with Joni Eareckson Tada

In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt, speaks with Joni Eareckson Tada about her life and ministry in the present moment, where she finds grace to persevere through difficult challenges, and how students can become involved in summer internships with her ministry called Joni and Friends.


2:16 – Welcome

3:56 – How are things at Joni and Friends today?

6:01 – Joni and Rush tell their stories

8:12 – A powerful shift toward joyfully glorifying God

13:42 – How has friendship help you through your suffering?

17:04 – What is making you happy in life now?

23:18 – Young people can serve in the Joni and Friends internship

25:02 – What are some ways serving has helped students find joy in future ministry?

27:42 – How are you personally doing in daily life?

30:04 – What are some ways people can pray for you?

31:34 – Farewell


Joni Eareckson Tada is an author, radio host, artist, and founder of Joni and Friends, an organization “accelerating Christian ministry in the disability community.” For over 40 years Joni and Friends has served thousands of families navigating disability, and has delivered over 200,000 wheelchairs and Bibles to individuals with disabilities in developing nations. Joni has survived breast cancer twice and lives with chronic pain and weakening lungs. By God’s grace Joni perseveres, keeping an active schedule, including radio recording, writing, and providing leadership and encouragement to the Joni and Friends staff.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Seasons of Sorrow 1
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Blog Posts written bY JONI EARECKSON TADA.
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Welcome to “Straight to the Heart,” a podcast from New Growth Press hosted by Rush Witt. Each episode includes thought-provoking conversations with leading Christian writers and thinkers. We hear who they are, what they believe, how they approach their work and ministry, and the moments and people who have changed their lives. In “Straight to the Heart,” we go beyond the books to connect with the remarkable people behind them.

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