Friday, June 15, 2012

Joni Eareckson Tada.

I have always had tremendous respect for Joni since reading her first book on her life, many years ago.
At eighteen years old, she dived into shallow water and broke her neck severing her spinal cord.
She thought she was going to drown. 
For a young teenage girl with her whole life in front of her, she was now a quadriplegic.
She wanted to die.
Instead, she has gone on to be, an inspiration to many, by encouraging and spreading the gospel.

Ray and I are privileged to own two of her pencil-in-mouth drawings.
I am sure many of you know her story and have read her books.

So remember, when life gets you down, instead of denying God, blaming Him or turning away..
Remember, you are special, just like Joni, with His love to share.
You are, a shining star. 

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, 
  neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 
  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, 
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord"
Romans 8:38-39 



22 comments:

  1. It has been years ago but I have read a couple of Joni's books. Just the other morning I heard her on the radio while I was walking. It is very interesting that you have a coupld of her drawings. I wonder if she is still drawing, I am curious.

    Your header photo is so beautiful! Take care, Crystal Mary, hope your day is a good one.

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    1. Hello Cindy, What a privileged to hear Joni on the radio.xxx

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  2. I read her book in High School. She is a wonderful inspiration

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  3. She is such a porfoundly beautiful example of what God can do when we focus on goodness instead of bitterness. Love her testimony~

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  4. Hi Crystal Mary,
    I read her book in my teens and it totally changed my outlook on life. Her love for God and the determination to keep going made an impact on me.

    I recently saw a picture of her kayaking with her husband. This is one woman who never let her situation get her down.

    Blessings,
    <><

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    1. She has an enthusiasm for life.. She is a rare gem.

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  5. Joni is one of my inspirations...i hear her every morning on KVIP radio...
    Hubbee met her years ago...they talked about what a blessing it is when we embrace Gods plans for us.
    How cool to have her drawings...
    Blessings
    ~k

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    1. Hi Kare, you are so blessed to listen to her every morning..and she is blessed to have you listen. xx

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  6. She certainly is a shining star, and has inspired a multitude to overcome their disadvantages and disabilities. I heard someone say recently, "be worthy of your advantages". She made her own.

    Have a blessed weekend. xo

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    1. I agree Susy, she does make her own advantages. xx

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  7. I have followed Joni also... She is a remarkable woman. Anytime I feel sorry for myself, I just need to stop and think about Joni and her life. Such an inspiration.

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Yes she would make you feel ashamed.. I am often ashamed at my own selfishness and weaknesses.

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  8. Such an inspirational woman. I've enjoyed reading her books, and even listening to her music! And isn't that smile gorgeous? xx

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    1. I have never heard her music?? Love her art work!! And she has a lovely smile just like yours mate.

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  9. I have been following her for years - what a woman of courage. She sings too. sandie

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  10. Hello dear Crystal, how have you been...

    I too have been so touched by the life story of Joni. She is an inspiration to me.

    Her book about Heaven is one of my top favorites.

    The art work you shared on this post is awesome!

    Blessings
    Lidia

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  11. Dear Crystal, Joni truly is an inspiring human being. Thank you for helping me remember her courage and fortitude. Peace.

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  12. Dear Crystal, wow, such a special lady! thanks for this inspirational post! Have a wonderful week. Blessings x PS I do like the heaven art poster too.

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