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. There is always 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.

Living with Chronic Illness

MENTAL ILLNESS

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

CHILDREN

Chronic illness impacts millions of children worldwide. A chronically ill child affects each family, and every family member, differently, often impacting a child’s development, behavior, self-awareness, independence, daily routines, recreational activities, and education. Yet illness can also be a catalyst to building lifelong compassion, resiliency, and faith.

PARENTING

Raising a child with chronic illness – a blessing in disguise. Parenting a child with chronic illness requires more strength, resolve, perseverance and courage than we likely ever dreamed possible, yet it also blesses us with the gifts of compassion, perspective, presence, and profound love as we are daily drawn closer to Christ.

Living with Chronic Illness

TEENS & YA

The young adult years are filled with change. Chronic illness complicates all of it – independence, education, employment, social activities, dating, and relationships with family and friends. But it can also cultivate both strength and resilience as we learn to navigate pain, loss, suffering, and adversity, discovering what really matters.

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.

CHURCHES

COMPASSION. INCLUSION. RELATIONSHIP. Resources created and curated by those who understand the sweeping impact of chronic physical and mental illness on every aspect of life. Vital, practical, Christ-centered and inclusive. Together, we are the Body of Christ on earth.

Living with Chronic Illness

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.

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From the Blog

"COME to ME, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowlyand humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29 CSB
Respite of Refreshment • Oasis of Hope

Respite of Refreshment • Oasis of Hope

Picture yourself seated by a stream, under a shade tree, maybe with your favorite beverage or snack. Then take a deep breath, choose an article below that catches your attention. As you read or listen, think of it as a heart to heart visit with the author. Finally, spend some time in prayer asking God to meet your need of rest and refreshment, hope and peace.

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We Invite You! 

Come! Sip hope, savor prayer, learn, grow, create, serve, and THRIVE in a life with chronic illness.

 

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