CHRONIC ILLNESS

Chronic illness is hard, but you are not alone. Join fellow travelers on this journey through loss and grief, laughter and hope. For no matter how dark the days, how wild the storm or how long the winter, there is hope.

CAREGIVING

Caregivers walk their own unique path through chronic illness – a role that is simultaneously exhausting and meaningful, isolating and joy-filled. Life as a caregiver can be difficult, but it is also deeply valued.

MENTAL ILLNESS

Too often, stigma, isolation, loneliness and shame follow a diagnosis of mental illness. But not here. Here we offer resources steeped in love and grounded in faith. Here you are among friends, welcome just as you are.

MARRIAGE

Navigating marriage with chronic illness can be difficult and lonely, but it can also become a beautiful opportunity to learn patience, humility, forgiveness, tenderness and sacrifice – gifts of a love forged in the fire, love that will stand the test of time.

PARENTING

Raising a child with chronic illness requires more strength, resolve and courage than we ever dreamed possible, yet it also draws us closer to God as we learn to lean deep, love sacrificially, shift our perspective, and be fully present.

LEADERS

Community. It feels like hope and it’s why small groups matter. So many in the chronic illness community feel a deep sense of isolation and loneliness. Small groups celebrate together, suffer together, pray together, and learn to lean on and trust in God together.

Welcome!

YOUR INVITED TO COMMUNITY

You are welcome here!
We invite you to find your place in our community.
Click on the links below to receive updates from each area of our ministry and to request prayer.

From the Blog

"There is no age before which you must begin." Cindee Snider Re
May – Poetry Prompt

May – Poetry Prompt

POETRY IS AGELESS There is no age before which you must begin. Poetry is ageless, timeless, and open to all. Langston Hughes published his first major work at age 19, Emily Bronte at 29, Virginia Woolf at 33, Maya Angelou at 41, and Emily Dickinson was first published after her death. Peggy...

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If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31b
My Bipolar Daughter

My Bipolar Daughter

After eighteen years of loving her, of nurturing her since I picked her up in my arms as a nearly six-year-old in that dingy, Russian orphanage outside of St. Petersburg, I couldn’t believe yet another diagnosis would be added to her multiple others.My dear Anna, meaning “favor”, “grace”,...

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Surveys to Share Your Story

For Individuals

How does the church care for you?

How has chronic illness affected you? A few minutes of your time can change the way the church ministers to those affected by chronic physical and/or mental illness – building community that thrives. Take the SURVEY FOR INDIVIDUALS.

For Churches

How does your church care for those affected by chronic illness?

Does your church effectively serve and include those affected by chronic physical and/or mental illness? Do you have 3 minutes? We’d love your help! Include your voice. Take our short SURVEY FOR CHURCHES.

 

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WELCOME TO CHRONIC JOY

 

Where we sow seeds of HopePurposeWorth and Joy – one precious life at a time.

 

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