4-Minute Program Archive: August 2012

What Is A Cross?

What does it mean to carry your cross? Is your cross your boring job, that aching back, or your irksome mother-in-law? Listen to Joni as she discusses this topic, found in Luke 9:23.

  • August 1, 2012
  • #7893

Friendship Day

Did you know this upcoming Sunday, August 5th, is friendship day? If you are looking for a way to celebrate your friends, here’s a story of a beautiful friendship celebration.

  • August 2, 2012
  • #7894


We’ve all seen the power of sandblasting, how it can completely restore something covered in dirt and filth. Well, there’s also great power in spiritual sandblasting!

  • August 3, 2012
  • #7895

Assistance Dog Week

Don't you love it when God gives you a surprise? Less than as Joni shares how she was surprised by Buddy, and assistance dog.

  • August 6, 2012
  • #7896

Joni and Kathy - Bible Read Through

Are you reading the Bible chronologically along with Joni and Ken? Kathy, Joni’s sister, sure is. Listen to Kathy as she talks about what she’s learned through her reading of the Bible.

  • August 7, 2012
  • #7897

Prayer Dogs for the Blind

Have you ever heard of a prayer dog? To some, the idea of a dog in a place of prayer is silly or even repulsive, but listen to Joni as she shares the story of a group of blind individuals and their guide dogs.

  • August 8, 2012
  • #7898

The Blind Leading the Paralyzed

Not too long ago, Joni and her friend Karen (who is blind) had dinner together—all by themselves! This is a story about how these two women with disabilities can be friends and help each other.

  • August 9, 2012
  • #7899


Service dogs are not only of great use to their masters, but can also be of tremendous blessing to others. Joni Eareckson Tada shares a story about her experience with others’ service dogs.

  • August 10, 2012
  • #7900


Wheelchairs mean so much to people with mobile disabilities, especially to children in Ghana, West Africa. Joni shares the story of how a specialized pediatric wheelchair changed little Victoria’s life.

  • August 13, 2012
  • #7901

Scattered Saints

Have you ever felt like a “nobody”? Maybe you live in a little apartment in a big city, or maybe you feel like a stranger in your community or church. If that’s you, Joni has a message for you from God’s word.

  • August 14, 2012
  • #7902

Washing Wheels

In John chapter 13, Jesus gives us an example of service and humility as he washes the feet of his disciples. So, how can we apply that example with people in wheelchairs? 

  • August 15, 2012
  • #7903

Painting Faces

If you have a disability or have ever encountered trials in life, you know it’s not always easy to wear a smile on your face, but it is through our troubles that our character is developed.

  • August 16, 2012
  • #7904

Amber's New Friends

We all need and want friends. And when it comes to teens with disabilities, it’s no different. Listen to the story of how Amber, a 13-year-old girl with scoliosis, made new friends at a local Walk-n-Roll.

  • August 17, 2012
  • #7905

It Hurts So Good

Have you ever experienced good type of pain? If you've ever gone to physical therapy, you know it can hurt! But it's a good kind of pain, because it ultimately, makes you feel better. 

  • August 20, 2012
  • #7906

Thoughts in the Corner

What does God ask of you? Everything! Maybe you feel God expects too much from you, but remember, He will give you the power to do just what he expects from you.

  • August 21, 2012
  • #7907

Carrots, Eggs, and Coffee

What's the difference between carrots, eggs, and coffee? And, how does it relate to my attitude as a Christian?

  • August 22, 2012
  • #7908

An Ever Present Help

There's nothing more suffocating, more soul-stifling than the feeling of hopelessness. Listen to Joni as she shares how she has conquered those feelings of hopelessness through Jesus Christ.

  • August 23, 2012
  • #7909

William Wilberforce Day

Today is William Wilberforce Day! Listen to Joni as she shares how you, like William Wilberforce, can speak up for and defend the human dignity of the weak and needy. 

  • August 24, 2012
  • #7910
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