Blog Posts to Inspire


Discover stories of encouragement and hope. Gain new perspectives.
Wrestle with hard questions. Thrive in a life with chronic illness.

Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; I will proclaim your greatness. Psalm 145:6 NLT



We all have questions, grief, discouragement, pain, feelings of discontent and sorrow. Chronic illness just seems to magnify all the issues. There are no pat answers for all our questions. How do we find inspiration when we feel so alone? Read our inspiring blog posts and webpages that wrestle with the difficult questions and share different perspectives.

Together in radical community, as we tell our own stories, we will find ways to encourage one another and build each other up. Even when we don’t have all the answers, we are encouraged when we see others who struggle as we do. It helps us know we are not alone. We really are sharing life and discovering hope.




We have many contributing writers who share thoughtful and heartfelt articles. They are not afraid to write about their struggles or wrestle with difficult circumstance and questions. They explore ways to find joy and peace, and to thrive in a life of chronic illness.

There are posts that encourage us to explore the difficulties and to bring our lament to God. There are no quick fixes and often our circumstances change very little. But as we read through these stories, we are better able to face our own struggles.

By sharing their stories, these writers show us how they work through difficulties. They show us despair but also hope, sorrow but also joy, courage and endurance. Through their struggles we might just find a way through ours that leads to peace. God is working in our lives even when we aren’t aware it’s happening.




Chronic Joy® blog posts will inspire us to discover joy and peace even in the midst of our suffering and struggles. As you scroll through our posts, you will find a wide variety of stories for those affected by chronic illness, mental illness, caregivers, teens, and parents. Find tools for anxiety, depression, poetry, prayer, #StepRepPray, and so much more – something for everyone.

There are articles to encourage you to reach out to others who are hurting. Some show you how to find joy in unexpected places. Many share how they found God’s comfort and love not in spite of illness, but because of illness.

Because we have a wide variety of guest writers, there is something for everyone in our inspiring blog posts. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, find a comfortable place to rest and take time to read through some of the heartfelt words of fellow travelers.


Seeds of Depression

When it comes to helping someone I love, I cannot control how another person seeks healing. So, I will be sharing the journey through the eyes of the one who loves and sees and keeps trying, the one who grows tired but still can look out over the soil of a relationship and dream about seeds.


"Swarm after swarm of locusts settled on the crops; what one swarm left, the next devoured." Joel 1:4 GNT

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