Been Watching the Olympics?

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 10, 2012
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boy wearing an olympics jacketKen and I sure have been enjoying the London Games – we've been switching on NBC every night (and I may well go into Olympic withdrawal after Sunday :-). Of course, my husband, being the competitive guy that he is, is LOVING that the U.S. is on the top of medal table. But, oh, that we would "train ourselves in godliness" like Allyson Felix trains for the 200 m, right?! First Corinthians 9:25 says, "Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever." Yep, we want that forever-crown :-)! By the way, this is my nephew, Tyler, wearing my Dad's 1932 Olympic jacket – Daddy was an alternate on the wrestling team for the 32 Olympics here in LA!


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Hi Joni!! I am right with you on the withdrawals from the Olympics after tonight...and you know that I will be glued to the tv tonight for the closing ceremonies. I just love to hear ALL the stories about the athletes and how they have overcome unbeatable injuries. I would love to see the same coverage for the Special Olympics on NBC someday! I am pleased to announce to you that Helping Hands Ministry for the Disabled has finally gotten herself an office and we have joined a wonderful, loving church. I am getting ready to contact Dr. Karen Roberts after this with the great news!!! I thinking that it has been 3 years now since God placed this ministry on my heart... and I truly believe in God's timing, not ours. God bless you and Ken!!! Go USA!!
  • Aug. 12, 2012
  • 11:53 a.m.
  • Barb De Roo
The London games have been a real blessing for the UK and elsewhere, we have been blessed with more medals and certainly the weather has been great, it rained non-stop for two months before hand give or take.
  • Aug. 11, 2012
  • 10:49 a.m.
  • Jill Dickson
Dear Joni, You are a very special family indeed! Also a very talented one also! Greetings from the Netherlands!
  • Aug. 11, 2012
  • 6:10 a.m.
  • San
I know God is using you in my life right now. I viewed a video of you speaking at willowcreek recently. Ran across one of your books at a resale shop, and intend to pass it on again to another recipient. I don't know all God wants to teach me through you yet, but he has already shown me plenty. Keep going girl, I am praying for you daily!
  • Aug. 11, 2012
  • 6 a.m.
  • Sonia