One Precious Life at a time.



It began on January 1st with the vision for a chronic illness ministry, then step-by-step guidance from God throughout the year. When we published Discovering Hope in September, the dream of connecting 1,000 books to 1,000 precious lives was born.

But could it be done?

Was it possible?

By mid-December, we’d distributed more than 900 books. Yet God wasn’t finished. An online community decided to use Discovering Hope as their January study. They ran a promotional piece just before Christmas to let their women know.


One brave lady commented that she’d like to participate but couldn’t afford a book. we asked her to message us and told her it would be our honor to send her one. Then, a second lady commented that she would be unable to participate because she couldn’t afford a book. Our response was the same: “It would be our honor to send you a book.”

God began tugging on our hearts, and quickly, Chronic Joy launched an opportunity to offer free books to all who signed up. Each day brought a few new requests.

Then, as December 30th, the final sign-up day, approached, the requests spiked. With each comment and question, energy and excitement rose a little higher. These ladies were stunned that someone would gift them a book. This simple act of giving opened the door, and community blossomed.

glgmmailOn December 30th, we posted a photo of the books packaged and ready to ship with a note that said, “The books are on the way!” Again, the comments of joy and gratitude brought tears to our eyes. It was our pleasure to be messengers of generosity, delivering books and receiving thank-yous from so many women who wouldn’t otherwise have been able to participate. Kindness, generosity, and prayers made it possible for 80 books to be shipped to 32 states and four countries (England, Scotland, Ireland, and Canada).


Gifting one book at a time as part of our Gift of Hope program is changing the lives of those affected by chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability in real and vital ways. A gift offered in love and bathed in prayer, given to people often forgotten and isolated, changes everything.

2016 was a groundbreaking year! We made our goal of 1000 books to 1000 precious lives, yet God is just getting started. Your partnership makes the ministry of Chronic Joy possible. Whether you pray for this ministry, share a social media image, offer kindness to someone affected by chronic illness, or creatively live out radical hope and compassionate change, thank you for being part of Chronic Joy!

Together, we are making a difference, one precious life at a time.

Happy Bubbles
Pamela Piquette

Pamela Piquette

Executive Director and Co-Founder of Chronic Joy®

Pamela, a leader and a visionary following God's call to inspire those affected by chronic illness, mental illness, and chronic pain, believes that every precious life impacted by illness is both vital and purposed.

Pamela is a wife of more than 35 years, the mom of three married children, and a grandma of six. She is diagnosed with chronic migraines and other chronic conditions. She enjoys baking sourdough bread and chocolate chip cookies, drinking hot tea, being outdoors, and reading (almost always more than one book at a time).

Gift of Hope



GIVE HOPE each month. Through you, we send a free book to those who request one through our Gift of Hope program.

Discovering Hope

DISCOVERING HOPE: Beginning the Journey Toward Hope in Chronic Illness

Cindee Snider Re

This 10-chapter study invites participants to experience radical hope and compassionate change in a life with chronic illness.

No matter how dark the days, how wild the storm, how deep the valley, or how long the winter, there is hope.

There is always hope.


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