OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

Thrive in a life with chronic illness.

Living with chronic physical and/or mental illness is hard. You are invited to experience radical hope and compassionate change as you are equipped through community and education rooted in Jesus Christ.

Did You Know?

Chronic Joy offers awareness materials for chronic illness, mental illness and caregivers, which highlight the significant impact of illness on every aspect of life – faith, family, finances, friendships, education, hobbies, employment, and marriage.

FREE printable Fact Sheets: Create awareness, increase knowledge and support education in a quick and easy format by sharing with those in your sphere of influence – friends, family, churches, small groups, co-workers and neighbors.

More than half of people live with chronic illness.

Chronic illness  – More than half of people are affected by chronic illness (60%). 96% of those illnesses are invisible – significantly impairing daily activities, yet showing few outward signs.

1 in 5 adults lives with chronic illness

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 adults – approximately 47 million adults in the United States alone and half of chronic mental illness begins by age 14.

More than 1 in 5 people care for a loved one.

Caregivers – More than 1 in 5  people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member, averaging 24 hours per week.

 

WHO WE ARE

We were featured in Just Between Us magazine. Read our interview HERE.

Pamela and Cindee

We also shared a message at Oakwood Church. You can watch the video below.

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WHAT WE OFFER

We offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of all those affected by chronic physical and mental illness. We are committed to our core values:

Prayer: Prayer is the heartbeat and foundation of Chronic Joy. We know that whether a request, praise, lament, suffering, loss, hope, grief, or joy, each prayer ripples far beyond this day and the boundaries of our world.

Awareness: Raising awareness – through print and online resources – of the significant impact of chronic illness on every aspect of life.

Community: Extending the invitation to community through sharing your story, materials for small groups, a wide-range of service ideas and vital opportunities to join in the movement and growth of Chronic Joy.

Education: Providing faith-based educational materials through our website, Bible studies and free printables.

  • THRIVE BIBLE STUDY SERIES: Discovering Hope, Finding Purpose, Embracing Worth, Encountering Joy (coming soon)
  • ABIDE BIBLE STUDY SERIES:  I Take You in Sickness & Health
  • COMPANION RESOURCE: Grace, Truth & Time: Facilitating Small Groups That Thrive
  • DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIAFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest 
  • AVAILABILITY TO SPEAK to your small group, church or organization

 

BE INVOLVED

We are grateful to those individuals and organizations who donate their skills, gifts, time and talents to further the work of the ministry.

PAMELA PIQUETTE, Executive Director and Co-Founder

is a wife of more than 30 years, mom of three adult children and grandmother of three adorable grandchildren. She enjoys hot tea, walking her Teddy Bear dog named Cocoa, and reading – almost always more than one book at a time.

Pamela has Ehlers-Danlos, chronic migraines and a host of other conditions.

CINDEE SNIDER RE, Author, Photographer, and Co-Founder,

is wife of 26 years to the man she loves most in this world, mama of five world-shaking creatives (ages 18-26), author, photographer, craver of quiet, lover of cotton, denim, Jesus and tea.

Cindee and four of her five kids have Ehlers-Danlos and myriad co-existing conditions.

OUR STORY

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Ours is a story both just beginning and decades in the making.
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