Joni Erickson Tada is a real-life hero. A diving accident at the age almost fifty years ago might have made her a quadriplegic, but it didn’t destroy her soul. For the next nearly half-decade, Joni has shown the world what it means to suffer well, with pain, to advocate for those who are disabled, and to give human dignity to those who might otherwise be discarded by society. Her ministry, Joni and Friends is broadcast across the country and has donated wheelchairs to disabled people all over the world. She’s been a counselor to Presidents and leaders across the country. Most of all, her and her husband Ken have shown the church what it look like to live in dependence on God. Today Joni sat down with me and discussed human dignity, suffering well, and what has sustained her through many years of ministry.
- Website: joniandfriends.org
- Twitter: @joniandfriends
- Book: A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty and Beyond Suffering Bible NLT: Where Struggles Seem Endless, God’s Hope Is Infinite
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