Chronic Joy® Programs

OUR PROGRAMS

ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®

We offer a wide variety of programs. These help to meet the needs of all those affected by chronic physical and mental illness. And we are committed to our core values:

AWARENESS

Raising awareness with materials for chronic illnessmental illness, and caregivers highlighting the significant impact of illness on every aspect of life – faith, family, finances, friendships, education, hobbies, employment, and marriage.

 

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY

Prayer, service, creativity, movement, and generosity are hallmarks of cultivating community, a slow and intentional work that takes time and courage. There are vital opportunities for you to join in the movement and growth of Chronic Joy.

 

EDUCATION

Providing faith-based educational materials through:

 

Prayer is the heart beat of Chronic Joy®.

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PRAYER MINISTRY

Prayer Pond • Your Safe Harbor for Prayer.

Welcome to the Chronic Joy Prayer Pond. Your Safe Harbor for Prayer. Share prayer requests, updates, and shouts of praise. It’s safe, secure, and always without judgement. LEARN MORE.

SERVE

Serve one another humbly in love.

Chronic illness can make serving in traditional or culturally familiar ways more challenging, but not impossible. Galatians 5:13b says, “…serve one another humbly in love.” How can we do that with chronic illness?While we may no longer be able to serve in traditional or culturally familiar ways, today we invite you to discover creative new ways to love God and love others right where you are, however you are able. LEARN MORE.

CHRONIC JOY ACCESS

Chronic Joy® Access • Opening doors. Removing barriers.

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. LEARN MORE.

RADICAL COMMUNITY

Gift of Community

Love One Another Deeply from the Heart. 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. LEARN MORE.

#PENTOPAPER

#PenToPaper

#PenToPaper is a powerful, yet easy way to encourage and build one another up, to build community, offer hope, let someone know they are not alone, and that above all they are prayed for, cared about and loved. Chronic Joy® provides starter sets of stationery to encourage both the sender and the receiver. LEARN MORE.

#STEPREPPRAY


#StepRepPray is an opportunity to meet with God in prayer as you intentionally move in whatever way you are able. With each step or every rep, we invite you to pray for others, to seek God’s guidance, to worship and praise Him, and to thank God for the gift of movement. LEARN MORE.

PASS IT ON

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

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. LEARN MORE.

CREATIVE SPARKS

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. Today, be brave. Be curious. Create!. LEARN MORE.

SELF-CARE

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. LEARN MORE.

GIFT OF HOPE

Gift of Hope

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

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