Invitation to Community | December 2018

The question is not, 'How can we make community?" but "How can we develop and nuture giving hearts?'

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 quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another. Community is the fruit of our capacity to make the interests of others more important than our own. The question, therefore, is not ‘How can we make community?’ but, ‘How can we develop and nurture giving hearts?'”

FREE Gift of Hope



This single book give-away program began in 2016, when God asked us to connect 1,000 copies of Discovering Hope to 1,000 people who needed the gift of hope – one book connected to one precious life. This program provides books through:
  • our website
  • outreach events
  • social media giveaways
  • church partnerships

Click here to learn more.

Gift of Community



This program is an invitation to small group communities across the United States to share life and discover hope. Each group receives:
  • Up to 6 copies of Discovering Hope
  • 1 copy of Grace, Truth & Time
  • Set of bookmarks
  • Set of prayer postcards
  • Reproducible prayer request cards
  • Access to online resources

Click here to learn more.

Stories of Hope


We can feel isolated and powerless when living with chronic illness, but what if your story could bridge the gap, offering a glimmer of hope and opening the door so someone else feels less alone?
What if your story is the one that starts the conversation?
Click here for Writing My Story of Illness, a beautiful FREE gift.
Click here to learn more.

Prayer Pond




Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy. You are invited to share your prayer requests, pray for the ministry and community of Chronic Joy, and/or become a Chronic Joy prayer partner.
Click here to learn more.


Ministry Partners


Chronic Joy Ministry recognizes individuals and/or organizations who donate their skills, gifts, time or talents to further the work of the ministry and exemplifying one or more of our ministry foundations:
  • Hope
  • Purpose
  • Worth
  • Encouragement
  • Community-Building
  • Joy
Ministry Partners have a vital role in the mission and ministry of Chronic Joy.
We are blessed to have linked arms, hearts and minds with incredibly talented, Christ-led, mission-hearted people and organizations, and it is our honor to introduce them to you, because together we are always better – together, we are changing the world one precious life at a time.
  • BASICS in Milwaukee
  • Called to Watch
  • Fistbump Media
  • God-Living with Chronic Illness
  • Just Between Us Magazine
  • Kyle Re Creative
  • Mark Mallwitz
  • Penetrating the Darkness
  • Pure Joy Ink
  • Thrivent Financial

Click here to learn more.

Pass It On


Is there a great book, go-to website, or thought-provoking podcast that encourages you in your walk with chronic illness? Would you love to share it so someone else’s journey is a little easier? Through our Pass It On program, now you can!
Do you have a great resource?
Pass It On!
Click here to learn more.



Join in the movement of Chronic Joy – always at the pace of grace – and with each step or rep, pray for those God lays on your heart.


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Did You Know? Chronic Joy Awareness


FREE printable Fact Sheets create awareness, grow knowledge and support education in a quick and easy format with those in your sphere of influence – friends, family, churches, small group communities, co-workers and neighbors.
Begin the conversation with DID YOU KNOW?


Click here for more information.




“A Letter is a Joy of Earth…” wrote Emily Dickinson in 1895, and she’s right. The art of letter writing can be a vital, life-giving ministry of hope to those who are hurting, grieving, recovering, homebound, lonely, ill or isolated.

While life-giving to the receiver, letter writing is also life-nourishing to the writer.

Click here to learn more.

Children's Ministry


Chronic Joy’s Children’s Program grew from our desire to care for our youngest community members in tangible ways. Our delightful notecards and stationery were lovingly designed by a sweet Ministry Partner, and are perfect for sending a little love and a whole lot of encouragement to a child who is hospitalized, homebound or having a tough time.
Click here to learn more.

Little Free Library


Chronic Joy provides copies of Discovering Hope to Little Free Library owners across the United States. We include a label on the inside cover that says, “Yours to Keep.” When the owners notice their copy has found a new home, we invite them to contact us for another copy.
This program offers an exciting service project opportunity for individuals or groups to place copies of Discovering Hope in 20+ local Little Free Libraries.


Click here to learn more.
Pamela Piquette

Pamela Piquette

President and Co-Founder at Chronic Joy Ministry

Pamela is a leader and a visionary following God’s calI to inspire those affected by chronic illness to discover hope, find purpose, embrace worth and encounter joy. She believes every precious life affected by chronic illness is both vital and purposed.

Chronic illness is hard, but there is hope. There is always hope!

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