Burden – Poetic Lament

Burden – Poetic Lament

Burdenfear nibbles at the edges of her soul, like a rataboard a sinking ship that leaks, lists and tipsbecause she has woken to face yet another pain filled day, unrefreshed in every wayher spirits are plummeting fast and her heartcontracts as she thinks about the...
8 Tips for Giving Criticism

8 Tips for Giving Criticism

When you need to confront, especially as one Christian to another, or as a leader to someone you supervise, here are tips I’ve learned from 40-plus years in vocational ministry. Know the conditions for giving criticism. When is it necessary? *Is the person’s attitude...
The Flame of Hope

The Flame of Hope

Community. It all starts with God and the decision to follow Him. For Chronic Joy, that includes having a clear Statement of Faith. In addition to our personal relationship with God, we were created for relationship with one another. Community spurs us on, encouraging...
A Gift in 46 Words

A Gift in 46 Words

She couldn’t have known what a gift it was to see those words slide silently across my screen. “… I saw and my stomach dropped.” My friend saw and noticed, and sent me four sentences. Forty-six words. All gift. “And you live with this every day.” Grace poured out....

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