Posts by Adriana Hayes

Adriana Hayes

Adriana Hayes

Professor, Writer, and Speaker

Adriana is a freelance illustrator, professor, writer, and speaker who finds joy in helping others discover how God can bring “chronic hope” into their lives. She lives in Milwaukee, Wis., with her husband, Chris, and her three daughters. Photo courtesy of Robyn Vining Photography.

Growing in Compassion

I find joy in my brokenness – in my chronic illness, in my disability, in my pain – because it becomes a bridge that connects my story to another person's story. Usually, my cane provides an opportunity to connect with a stranger and show them compassion in a way that I simply could not have done otherwise.


"I had become accustomed to thinking of my physical differences as something that separated me from others instead of connecting me to them. How many opportunities did I miss because of that frame of mind?" Adriana Hayes

Coping with Chronic Illness

My purpose in living gets wrapped up in coping with chronic illness. So, I have to remind myself that God has created me to be so much more.


"Though outwardly we are wasting away ... inwardly we are being renewed day by day." 2 Corinthians 4:16

Living Well When It Hurts

As believers in Jesus Christ, we know that God can use even the worst circumstances in our life for good and our sinfulness doesn’t have to define us!


"How do I continue to ______ well while living in chronic pain?" Adriana Hayes

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