How Could I Ever Doubt?

How Could I Ever Doubt?

I stepped out into sunset, a warm slice of western sky and breathed a prayer of thanks – thanks for this moment, for this sky set on fire, glory bursting through the clouds, and wondered how I could ever doubt, how I could ever fail to trust the God of all creation,...
Giving Hearts | Our Programs

Giving Hearts | Our Programs

  God has guided Chronic Joy through another exciting year! And it’s my privilege to share a snapshot of the 11 vital programs that serve our growing community. Henri Nouwen’s words are a great place to begin: “However, community is first of all a...
Meet Our Ministry Partners – 2018

Meet Our Ministry Partners – 2018

Chronic Joy Ministry Partners are partnerships between individuals and organizations who exemplify one or more of our ministry foundations:HopePurposeWorthJoyCommunityEncouragementThese partnerships, between artisan, organization, and/or donor, and Chronic Joy,...
Not The Way Things Ought To Be

Not The Way Things Ought To Be

It’s not the way things ought to beAnd yet the way things are,I look above and see a voidAnd not one single star.Then in the day the blue is grey,The winds of change are stilled,My heart it seemsMust die to dreamsI’ll never see fulfilled. It’s not...
Greater Joy | Invitation to Prayer

Greater Joy | Invitation to Prayer

You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. (Psalms 4:7) Joy, as defined by the dictionary, is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. Yet, this definition wasn’t helping my understanding of King David’s...

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