ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®

 

Thrive in a life with chronic illness.

 

If you…

  • are a parent of a child with illness
  • are a parent living with chronic illness and/or pain
  • a teen with chronic illness, mental illness, and/or pain
  • a young adult with chronic illness, mental illness, and/or pain
  • are a church ministering to those affected by chronic physical and/or mental illness
  • struggle with depression
  • live with anxiety
  • have a disability

Welcome to Chronic Joy®!

Chronic Joy® is a global resource ministry. We serve all those affected by chronic illness, chronic pain, mental illness, and disabilityOne of our roles is to help shift and broaden perspectives.

The word disability means a lack of ability. And the word chronic means persisting for a long time. In terms of illness and pain, chronic is often considered something that lasts longer than three months. Some suggest one-year or more. Disability by cultural definition is a long-term and often permanent lack of ability. So in a sense a more accurate idea might be chronic disability. No matter the words, ultimately illness, pain, and disability impact the individual and all those who love him or her.

We invite you to find at-your-finger-tip tools, resources, prayer, community, and so much more!

Did You Know?

 

Chronic Joy offers awareness materials for chronic illness, mental illness, and caregivers. These 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. Share them 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. These average 24 hours per week.

 

WHO WE ARE ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®

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 ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®

We offer a wide variety of programs. These help to meet the needs of all those affected by chronic physical and mental illness. And 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 is important. It 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, and a wide-range of service ideas. There are vital opportunities to join in the movement and growth of Chronic Joy.

Education: Providing faith-based educational materials through our website, Bible Study Series 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

 

GET INVOLVED

We are grateful to those individuals and organizations who donate their skills, gifts, time and talents. Each one helps 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

ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®

AN INCONVENIENT FRIENDSHIP

Ours is a story both just beginning and decades in the making.
(9 minute length)

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