CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Pamela Piquette

Pamela Piquette

Executive Director and Co-Founder of Chronic Joy®

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

Pamela is the mom of three married children, grandma of two sweet granddaughters and one baby grandson, and a wife of more than 30 years. She is diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos, chronic migraines and a host of other chronic conditions.

Pamela enjoys hot tea, reading -- almost always more than one book at a time -- and walking her teddy bear dog, Cocoa.

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 contempt of my neighborsand an...

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

Be Still

  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 it! Yet, isn't it like God to tell us the exact opposite, so counter-cultural that it seems impossible, implausible or at least...

The Lord will fight for you; you only need to be still.

Giving Hearts | Our Programs

    God has guided Chronic Joy through another exciting year! And it's 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, question, therefore, is not 'How can we make community?' but 'How can we develop and nurture giving hearts?'

Greater Joy | Invitation to Prayer

Greater Joy 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 greater joy than those who have abundant harvests. So I looked further. "Joy," according to Theopedia: An Encyclopedia of Biblical...

You have given me greater joy...

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