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Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast

By Joni and Friends

We're answering real questions about disability and sharing hope through hardship. Whether you are personally impacted by disability or you‘re looking for practical ways to include someone with special needs in your community or church, you are not alone! Join Crystal Keating each Thursday to hear from a special guest who has encountered real challenges and persevered. Each episode provides honest stories of hope, practical advice, and encouragement as you face your own challenges. Subscribe and be inspired! Find all resources mentioned on the podcast at www.joniandfriends.org/podcast. Joni and Friends was founded by Joni Eareckson Tada who in a diving accident was left a quadriplegic at 17 years old. Over the past 40 years, the ministry has grown to serve thousands of people impacted by disability worldwide through Wheels for the World, Family Retreats, the Christian Institute on Disability, and television and radio programs. Get involved at www.joniandfriends.org.

  1. 1.
    God Does His Best Work with Empty – Nancy Guthrie09/24/2020
    45:50
  2. 2.
    How to Be More Inclusive – Joshua Fast09/17/2020
    27:01
  3. 3.
    An Unplanned Journey – Joshua Fast09/10/2020
    34:48
  4. 4.
    How Does Fear Affect Your Body? – Dr. Sam Kojoglanian09/03/2020
    29:13
  5. 5.
    Patience That Leads to Perseverance – Joni Eareckson Tada08/27/2020
    27:01
  6. 6.
    Thriving with Spinal Muscular Atrophy during COVID-19 – Tracey Motoda08/20/2020
    30:04
  7. 7.
    How Vulnerability Builds Community When You are Living with Invisible Chronic Illness – Kimberli West08/13/2020
    31:23
  8. 8.
    Thriving with Invisible Chronic Illness – Kimberli West08/06/2020
    35:42
  1. 9.
    A Deeper Healing – Joni Eareckson Tada07/30/2020
    29:16
  2. 10.
    How to Become a More Accessible Church – Bret Welshymer and Ryan Faulk07/23/2020
    31:58
  3. 11.
    Why Giving is the Good Life – Randy Alcorn07/16/2020
    22:37
  4. 12.
    Questions and Answers About Heaven – Randy Alcorn07/09/2020
    32:00
  5. 13.
    Building a Strong Marriage Under the Weight of Caregiving – Jim and Deanna Achilles07/02/2020
    29:47
  6. 14.
    Parenting a Child with a Terminal Diagnosis – Jim and Deanna Achilles06/25/2020
    33:34
  7. 15.
    A Father's Encouragement – David Smith06/18/2020
    50:34
  8. 16.
    A Biblical Understanding of Justice for the Oppressed – Pastor Kempton Turner06/11/2020
    34:39
  9. 17.
    Inclusion for Individuals with Special Needs – Dr. Rebekah Dyer05/28/2020
    26:02
  10. 18.
    The Ups and Downs of Marriage Through Disability and Loss – John and Sue Meyer05/21/2020
    45:45
  11. 19.
    A Quarantined Caregiver – Sib Charles05/14/2020
    25:02
  12. 20.
    National Day of Prayer05/07/2020
    26:48
  13. 21.
    Coping in Community Instead of Suffering in Silence – Daryl McKillian04/30/2020
    37:57
  14. 22.
    Dealing with Isolation When Your Family is Impacted by Autism – Dr Rebekah Dyer04/23/2020
    24:29
  15. 23.
    A Mother’s Perspective on Caring for a Child with Autism – Diane Dokko Kim04/16/2020
    44:19
  16. 24.
    Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs – Liz Babbitt04/09/2020
    28:18
  17. 25.
    Raising Three Sons with Autism – Greg and Gina Hubert04/02/2020
    44:24
  18. 26.
    Spiritual Abuse – Darby Strickland03/26/2020
    28:11
  19. 27.
    God’s Sovereignty During a Pandemic – Joni Eareckson Tada03/19/2020
    22:16
  20. 28.
    Understanding Trauma – Darby Strickland03/12/2020
    31:17
  21. 29.
    Spiritual Recovery for a Special Needs Mom – Diane Dokko Kim03/05/2020
    35:32
  22. 30.
    Creating an Inclusive Environment – Greg Greer and Jamia Cinelli02/27/2020
    33:55
  23. 31.
    Hope Through Hardship: Walking with Your Loved One through Cancer – Randy Alcorn02/20/2020
    32:23
  24. 32.
    Keeping Love Alive Through Seasons of Disability – Greg and Gina Hubert02/13/2020
    35:24
  25. 33.
    A Community Approach to Inclusion – Ashley Hall02/06/2020
    39:35
  26. 34.
    We All Have Gifts to Share – Emily Colson12/19/2019
    31:12
  27. 35.
    A Response to Depression – Dr. Todd Stryd12/12/2019
    33:38
  28. 36.
    The Impact of a Wheelchair – Jasmine and Joey Tell12/05/2019
    26:54
  29. 37.
    Following God’s Call in Thailand – Jasmine and Joey Tell11/28/2019
    39:15
  30. 38.
    For Better or Worse: When Disability Challenges Your Marriage – Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada11/21/2019
    46:45
  31. 39.
    Schizophrenia – A Personal Story11/19/2019
    13:46
  32. 40.
    Caring for Someone with Schizophrenia – Dr. Todd Stryd11/14/2019
    31:56
  33. 41.
    Encouragement for Caregivers – Peter Rosenberger11/07/2019
    37:12
  34. 42.
    Part 2: The Scars That Have Shaped Me – Vaneetha Rendall Risner10/31/2019
    28:30
  35. 43.
    Part 1: The Scars that Have Shaped Me – Vaneetha Rendall Risner10/24/2019
    24:39
  36. 44.
    Discovering a New Community Through Disability – Nicole Pollastrini10/17/2019
    36:51
  37. 45.
    My Baby Has Down Syndrome – Nicole Pollastrini10/10/2019
    30:12
  38. 46.
    When You Hear the Words "You Have Cancer" – Amy Brands10/03/2019
    36:08
  39. 47.
    A Life-Changing Internship – Kristin Hamer09/26/2019
    29:09
  40. 48.
    Sensory Processing Challenges – Jeannie Wronski09/19/2019
    27:36
  41. 49.
    Making the Gospel Accessible – Carrie Jones and Gina Spivey09/12/2019
    30:15
  42. 50.
    Why I Love Being An Occupational Therapist – Jeannie Wronski09/05/2019
    33:35
  43. 51.
    Sharing Love Abundantly – Jolene Philo08/29/2019
    40:09
  44. 52.
    The 5 Love Languages for Parents Raising Children with Special Needs – Dr. Gary Chapman08/22/2019
    29:48
  45. 53.
    Depression and Anxiety When Life Is Going Well / Fostering and Adopting When Disability is Involved – Chris and Emily Norton08/15/2019
    38:28
  46. 54.
    The Seven Longest Yards – Chris and Emily Norton08/08/2019
    49:04
  47. 55.
    Perseverance in Suffering – Joni Eareckson Tada08/01/2019
    39:59
  48. 56.
    When You Discover Your Calling – Adam Rinehart07/25/2019
    32:23
  49. 57.
    Losing Sight, Gaining Vision – Kristin Hamer07/18/2019
    41:28
  50. 58.
    Battling Chronic Pain and Insomnia – Jimmy Peña07/11/2019
    35:54
  51. 59.
    Who Am I? Rediscovering Your Identity After Loss – Jimmy Peña07/04/2019
    33:04
  52. 60.
    Sharing the Gospel with Teenagers Living with Disability – Tobias Haglund06/27/2019
    43:40
  53. 61.
    Typical Siblings: When Your Sister or Brother Has a Disability – Dennis Spivey and Jessica Johnson06/20/2019
    34:47
  54. 62.
    An Even Better Identity – Doug Mazza06/13/2019
    34:50
  55. 63.
    Coping with Grief and Loss – Halley Mastrolonardo06/06/2019
    46:11
  56. 64.
    Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month – Chris Pearson05/30/2019
    26:24
  57. 65.
    Bringing Hope to Haiti - Mike Gaura and Chris Pearson05/23/2019
    39:45
  58. 66.
    "Don't Miss This Slice of Heaven" - Arielle Mitchell and Jase Magarifuji05/16/2019
    40:31
  59. 67.
    The Importance of Community - Cynthia Berry05/09/2019
    34:46
  60. 68.
    The Lionheart Spirit: Redemption and Hope - David Francisco and Kristi Platillero05/02/2019
    34:54
  61. 69.
    Starting a Buddy Ministry - Candy Nixon and Sib Charles04/25/2019
    24:47
  62. 70.
    Engaging Volunteers at Your Church – Bret Welshymer and Lauren Garner04/18/2019
    24:21
  63. 71.
    Invisible Disabilities: Fibromyalgia - Hallie Sheaffer04/11/2019
    40:06
  64. 72.
    Finding Courage When There Are No Answers: A Father’s Perspective - Steve Bundy04/04/2019
    49:26
  65. 73.
    How to Plan a Respite Event for Families Impacted by Disability - Gina Spivey and Bret Welshymer03/28/2019
    34:30
  66. 74.
    An Unexpected Diagnosis: Moving from Fear to Hope - World Down Syndrome Day with Shauna Amick03/21/2019
    51:18
  67. 75.
    Steps You Can Take to Include People with Disabilities in Your Church - Liz Babbitt and Lauren Garner03/14/2019
    32:48
  68. 76.
    You Can Help Solve the Global Mobility Crisis Right from Your Community - Wheelchair Collection Month with Elizabeth Kelly03/07/2019
    22:22
  69. 77.
    Mutual Friendship When Disability is Involved - How to move from just ministering to someone to doing life together02/28/2019
    29:22
  70. 78.
    How Disability Impacts Everyone in the Family - Sib Charles and Candy Nixon share practical ways you can provide support02/21/2019
    29:02
  71. 79.
    Love, Marriage, and Disability - Real conversation with Kevin and Jamie Stark02/14/2019
    54:53
  72. 80.
    Disability Etiquette with Tracey Motoda and Scott Bankhead (Part 2) - Breaking down visible and invisible barriers02/07/2019
    26:50
  73. 81.
    Disability Etiquette with Tracey Motoda and Scott Bankhead (Part 1) - How to build genuine friendships with people impacted by disability01/31/2019
    28:25
  74. 82.
    Bonus - Joni Eareckson Tada, Nick Vujicic, and Katherine Wolf on sanctity of life and what determines a person's value01/29/2019
    36:32
  75. 83.
    Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder of Joni and Friends, on 40 years of ministry, cancer, and creative ways the church can include all people regardless of ability01/24/2019
    31:18
  76. 84.
    Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast Teaser01/23/2019
    3:27

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