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Joni Eareckson Tada was paralysed from the neck down in a diving accident when just 17 years old.

Ways of Wisdom Steve Midgley
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Joni Eareckson Tada | photo: justbetweenus.org

Each year the Biblical Counselling Coalition holds a leaders’ summit – the most recent focussed on the issue of counselling and disability. Joni was this year’s guest speaker. She has written about her struggle to hold on to faith in the face of such a life-changing injury and has gone on to establish an extensive ministry focussed on disability. Several things struck me on the retreat.