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Nov 25, 2019

On today’s episode we’re chatting with Joni Eareckson Tada about goodness. Joni’s deep, abiding trust in Christ overflows as you’ll see in this conversation and as you can see from her decades long life of faithfulness. Joni is the Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, providing outreach to thousands of families impacted by disability around the globe. A diving accident in 1967 left then 17-year-old Joni a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. She founded Joni and Friends in 1979 to provide Christ-centered ministry to special-needs families, as well as training for churches. Joni has written over 50 books and is a regular columnist in several magazines. She and her husband Ken were married in 1982 and reside in Calabasas, California. 



Joni and Friends Ministry 

Joni and Friends Family Retreats  (29 in the US every summer and 29 in developing nations)

When God Weeps by Steve Estes & Joni Eareckson Tada

Singing Hymns 

Reading the Psalms

He Giveth More Grace 








Ephesians 6:12

Colossians 1:27 

Genesis 50:20

Jeremiah 32

Psalm 84

Psalm 112:7 

1 Peter 4:12



• Where have you seen God’s goodness on display in the midst of suffering?

• What Scriptures reference the goodness of God? 

• How has God revealed his goodness throughout all of history? 

• What does the gospel reveal about the goodness of God?

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?





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