Our hearts are wired to serve, because we were created for community.
Chronic 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.
Galatians 5:13b says, “…serve one another humbly in love.” How can we do that with chronic illness?
Francis de Sales wrote, “There is nothing small in the service of God.”
From an earthly perspective, small things like:
- a cup of cold water given “to the least of these” refreshes Jesus Himself
- a simple lunch of bread and fish offered in childlike faith fed more than 5000
- faith as small as a mustard seed has the amazing power to move mountains
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 about how you can serve today.
The door is open, Friend, and you are most warmly invited! We were created for community, and we are always #BetterTogether!
Creative Ways to Connect in Community
Identify Creative Ways to Serve
- What’s in your hand? What skills, hobbies, gifts, or abilities do you have or can you already do?
- What are you passionate about?
- Who can you pray for?
- Who can you encourage?
- When have you felt most deeply connected to God?
- Where did you find your greatest joy as a child?
- What brings you joy today?
- When do you sense God’s pleasure?
Creative Ways to Serve
Many have told us that due to chronic illness, serving in traditional ways isn’t possible, but that you can pray. Today, we invite you to do just that. #PrayItForward by lifting the requests of others. Then as you rest at the edge of the Prayer Pond, toss in your prayers and praises, and watch them ripple with radical hope and compassionate change throughout our community and far beyond. LEARN MORE.
Are you a Little Free Librarian? Chronic Joy provides FREE copies of Discovering Hope to Little Free Library owners across the United States with a label on the inside cover stating: “Yours to Keep.” When you notice your library’s copy of Discovering Hope has found a new home, we invite you to contact us for another copy. LEARN MORE.
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