The, question, therefore, is not ‘How can we make community?’ but ‘How can we develop and nurture giving hearts?’ ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

 God has guided Chronic Joy every step of the way as we have grown through the years! It is my privilege to share a snapshot of the 10 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?'”

You Get Mail!

You Get Mail!

Sign up to receive free, professionally designed and printed, old school, #PenToPaper snail mail throughout the year. When you include your birthdate, we’ll send a special mailing to celebrate you! Safe & Secure. Sign-Ups for: Adults, Teens & YA, Children & Tweens.

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Chronic Joy® Access Opening doors. Removing barriers.

Chronic Joy® Access

Opening Doors. Removing Barriers. Accessibility is an invitation to broaden our perspectives, choosing the simple kindness of including one another, opening doors, and removing barriers.

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Radical Community

Radical Community

Radical community is rooted in love, nourished in prayer, and strengthened in courageous vulnerability as we listen, engage, forgive, learn, grow, serve, and extend compassion to all.

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Kindness → Pass It On! Making the Journey Easier for One Another

PASS IT ON → KINDNESS

Making the Journey Easier for All of Us

PASS IT ON! is an invitation to pass on the love and kindness of God – making the journey easier for all of us. Write hope-filled #PenToPaper notes. Share encouraging books, blogs, and websites. Knit prayer shawls. Welcome others into the Chronic Joy community.

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Creative Sparks • Be Brave. Be Curious. Create!

Creative Sparks

BE BRAVE. BE CURIOUS. CREATE! Though few of us would call ourselves creative, that amazing grace-gift is woven straight into our DNA. As we engage with God, He ignites our curiosity, waking us to wonder and the joy of possibility.

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#StepRepPray

#STEPREPPRAY

#StepRepPray is an invitation to meet with God in movement. Always at the pace of grace. With each step or every rep, seek God’s guidance, worship and praise Him, thank Him for the gift of movement, and lift your heart in prayer for others.

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Prayer Pond • Your Safe Harbor for Prayer.

Prayer Pond

You're invited to the Prayer Pond, your safe harbor. This is where you can share your prayer requests, updates, and shouts of praise. Whether a request, praise, lament, suffering, loss, hope, grief, or joy, each prayer ripples far beyond this day and the boundaries of our world. #PrayItForward by praying for others.

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Self-Care • Kindness Multiplied

SELF-CARE

Kindness Multiplied

When we are kind and generous with ourselves, we can pour kindness and love overflowing into others. Take time and take care of you, because you are God’s beloved.

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Gift of Hope

Gift of Hope

Hope is possibleSometimes we just need to know that someone cares, that our stories matter, that hope is possible – even in a life with chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability – even through sustained loss, even in the midst of debilitating pain.

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Serve one another humbly in love.

Serve

Our hearts are wired to serve, because we were created for communityChronic illness can make serving in traditional or culturally familiar ways challenging, but not impossible. Discover creative new ways to love God and others right where you are, however you are able.

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Our Programs

We offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of all those affected by chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability. 

Who We Are & What We Do

Chronic Joy is a global resource ministry dedicated to compassionately serving all those affected by chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability.

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