Blog Posts to Inspire
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
Discover stories of encouragement and hope. Gain new perspectives. Wrestle with hard questions. And learn to thrive in a life with chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability.
INSPIRING BLOG POSTS
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 to all our questions. How do we find inspiration when we feel so alone? Could we encourage you to 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.
ENCOURAGEMENT AMID ILLNESS AND PAIN
We have many contributing writers who share thoughtful and heartfelt articles. They are not afraid to write about their struggles or wrestle with difficult circumstances and questions. They explore ways to find joy and peace as well as ways to thrive in a life of chronic illness.
Some posts 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 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.
INSPIRING BLOG POSTS • SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Chronic Joy® blog posts will inspire us to discover joy and peace even amid 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 posts explain how to find joy in unexpected places. Many writers share how they found God’s comfort and love not despite 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.
Encouraging Snail Mail
I love snail mail. Who doesn’t love opening their mailbox and finding something besides a bill or flyer? So, I try to mail cards to people for birthdays, new babies, or weddings, but I also want to send them “just because.”
Crossroads of Suffering and Joy
At first glance, suffering and joy seem mutually exclusive. Yet, Chronic Joy’s “Suffering & Joy” printable resource reveals how the two are intertwined.
Adjust to the New Normal
It isn’t easy to accept and manage such changes, so be kind to yourself as you adjust and figure out ways to manage your new normal.
Springtime Praise and Thanksgiving
We bring our praise to You, O God. To whom else shall we go? We are a people custom-made to praise You. So, we do! For rivers of water in dry places, for majestic mountains and mighty oceans, we praise You. We praise You for green, green, GREEN everywhere we look these spring days.
My True Healing
I am so thankful that through this time of pain and uncertainty, God has moved in my life, healing my soul so I can experience joy even though my physical circumstances have not changed.
Are You Desperate for Hope?
When I feel desperate, I forget that my greatest need is not different circumstances. My greatest need is God himself. He alone can give me peace in the storm, hope in his word,
Metaphors Help Others Understand Your Illness
Have you ever struggled to explain how you’re feeling? What if we could use metaphors to help others understand how we are truly feeling?
Pedal, Praise and Pray
As I pedal and praise, I blast worship music on my phone – and I pray from the first push on a pedal until I stop and stretch.
Streams in the Wasteland of a Living Grief
How do I hold this living grief? How do I drink this boiling sea of suffering? Father, gather these shards. Redeem the years the locusts have eaten. Scoop up these bits and pieces, and hold them in Your Hands until Your grace floods every crevice...
Reclaiming the Pursuit of Happiness
The pursuit of happiness is not bad because God placed the original desire in our hearts! True and complete happiness is found only in Him.
The Power of Prayer
Prayer is not a new concept for me. As a child, I remember praying nightly for my dad and younger brother who were diagnosed with a genetic disease.
A Six-Step Experiment to Combat Lies
When we find ourselves passively absorbing whatever our "selves" throw at us, we need to take ourselves in hand and break the looping lies that play in our heads by speaking God's truth to them. Let's try this six-step experiment to combat lies. We need to speak God's truth to the lies that play in our heads.