Friday, July 28, 2017

Honoring Joni Eareckson Tada

This Sunday, July 30th, 2017, will mark fifty years since Joni Eareckson Tada's tragic diving accident left her a quadriplegic at the young age of 17.  Simply enduring life in a wheelchair for fifty years is itself more than noteworthy .  But to think about all that Joni has accomplished is nothing short of miraculous in my opinion.  All you need to do is go to her Wikipedia page to learn about her extensive work.  She has had tremendous success as a writer (48 books), singer, and speaker. Eareckson Tada also founded Joni and Friends, which is a ministry for the disabled community, in 1979.  She has been married for nearly 35 years to her husband, Ken.

Joni's life is a great example of how God can use suffering for His good purpose.

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