Surely God Sustains Me

Surely God Sustains Me

Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. (Psalm 54:4) Have you ever felt empty – with absolutely nothing left to give? Have you tried everything, yet nothing seems to help? Perhaps the isolation and simple survival of life with chronic illness...
Be Strong and Take Heart

Be Strong and Take Heart

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;    my eyes grow weak with sorrow,    my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish    and my years by groaning;my strength fails because of my affliction,    and my bones grow weak.    I am the utter...
Be Still

Be Still

Invitation to Prayer | January 2019 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. (Exodus 14:14) What a promise and what a challenge! Be still when the world says take charge, run faster, push harder, do more, make it happen – whatever it is. Just do...
Giving Hearts | Our Programs

Giving Hearts | Our Programs

  God has guided Chronic Joy through another exciting year! And it’s my privilege to share a snapshot of the 11 vital programs that serve our growing community. Henri Nouwen’s words are a great place to begin: “However, community is first of all a...
Greater Joy | Invitation to Prayer

Greater Joy | Invitation to Prayer

You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. (Psalms 4:7) Joy, as defined by the dictionary, is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. Yet, this definition wasn’t helping my understanding of King David’s...

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