Serve one another humbly in love.

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

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

Creative Ways to Serve

PRAYER POND

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.

#PenToPaper

#PENTOPAPER

PenToPaper is a powerful way to encourage one another and build each other up, to deepen community, extend hope, and remind someone that they are not alone. Chronic Joy Ministry provides beautiful note paper and cards to encourage both sender and receiver. 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? Pass It On! Open the door to community by lending a hand, sharing your experience, and making the journey just a little bit easier for all of us. LEARN MORE.

Creative Sparks for those affected by chronic illness.

CREATIVE SPARKS

Creative Sparks invite an exploration of hands, hearts, and stories. Engage your senses, explore your own unique story, and experience God in fresh, new ways as you learn, lean in, and kindle creative joy in midst of chronic illness. LEARN MORE.

AWARENESS

Our DID YOU KNOW? program offers printable Fact Sheets to create awareness, increase knowledge, and support education in a quick and easy format to share with friends, family, churches, small groups, co-workers, and neighbors. LEARN MORE.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

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.

Blog Posts

Love One Another • A Step of Faith

“My illness didn’t surprise God. These times of tearing down and mourning were purposed. There was a bigger plan. God was giving me a glimpse…There was so much more He wanted to teach me about loving one another.” Pamela Piquette WE ARE WIRED TO SERVE. While culture and tradition may narrow the...

My illness didn't surprise God.

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