Speak life and spark hope with #PenToPaper notes.

“Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.” Lord Byron


Life as a teen/young adult with chronic illness can be lonely. Physical and mental limitations lead to lost friendships. Preparing for a career when you don’t know what your body can handle is overwhelming. #PenToPaper notes help young adults move from isolation to community by sending cards and packets filled with hope and encouragement.

Don’t you love getting real mail?  YOU GET MAIL! speaks life to young adults by offering hope and inspiration. Encouraging #PenToPaper snail mail and other fun printed materials can find their way to your mailbox. Sign-up today!  (It’s safe and secure.)  And, as an added bonus, #PenToPaper provides a break from digital communication, which can be so draining—especially during a flareup.

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, and children.


Note Starters

Sometimes all we need to get us started are a few words. Include these short prayers in a notecard or email, or send them in a message or text to a friend or loved one.



#PenToPaper is a powerful, yet easy way to encourage one another and build each other up by fostering community, offering hope, and letting someone know they are not alone, that they are prayed for, cared about, and genuinely loved. Discover ideas to get you started, note starters (a few words to help you begin), and free, printable stationery.


As someone with chronic illness, I am very encouraged by the mailings from Chronic Joy. The information included in each mailing is always helpful and inspirational, and I love receiving the beautiful note cards on which I can write a special message of encouragement and pass on to others. The Chronic Joy team does an amazing job of connecting faith and Scripture with great resources that will bless all who receive these wonderful #PenToPaper gifts. Emerson M.

#PenToPaper not only encourages young adults with chronic illness, it also provides the inspiration to write letters to classmates, friends, and loved ones to remind them that they are not alone. Do you know someone who is struggling with chronic illness, work, or family? You have the love and compassion to speak life and encourage them. Even a short note — just a few thoughtful words —  speaks hope to someone who needs to be reminded that they are not alone.



  1. Let someone know you are praying for them
  2. Share a personal memory to remind a friend or loved one of brighter times
  3. Include a Bible verse that has brought you hope on your own journey

Here’s an example of a six sentence note to get you started:

Dear Friend, Congratulations on surviving your freshman year of college! Surely, the last several months have been frustrating as you’ve waited for a surgery that has been pushed back. I’m praying for you as you move back home and prepare for surgery. I know it hasn’t been easy, but you’ve faced your disappointment this semester with a smile. Even in times of isolation, you are not alone. God is with you—and so am I. Hugs!

Letter writing is such an easy, but powerful way to communicate love and encouragement to those who need it. I invite my generation of chronic illness warriors to risk reaching beyond their comfort zone to bless those around them. Sara W.

Are you ready to speak life and spark hope with a #PenToPaper note? Check out these great ideas and FREE resources to help you get started.

Speak Life & Spark Hope

You Are Not Alone

You are God’s beloved in whom He takes great delight. Encourage a friend or loved one today with God’s truth in a #PenToPaper note.

Speak Life

Just a few short words speak life to someone having a tough time. Put #PenToPaper and brighten someone’s day!

Speak Encouragement

Even a short #PenToPaper note – just a few thoughtful words – speaks life to someone who needs to know that they are not alone.


Chronic Joy® Teens • Your life is changing. Jesus isn’t.


Your life is changing. Jesus isn’t. The teen years are a kaleidoscope of change, especially when living with illness, anxiety, or chronic pain. Yet no matter how much changes, one thing remains the same: Jesus. Hope, encouragement, and resources for teens are available through Chronic Joy.


PenToPaper-Note Starters for Every Day

#PenToPaper: Note Starters for Every Day

This book is brimming with inspiration and is chock-full of note starters. Find words to express compassion, gratitude, celebration, grief, and laughter. Discover fun ways to write to a special child in your life. You will even spot note-starters for difficult relationships. You’ll turn to this faith-filled and thoughtfully curated resource again and again!

Who will you write to today?


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Elyse Simon

Elyse Simon

Chronic Joy® Contributing Writer

Elyse has a fondness for the outdoors. After a simple slip on the ice left her with chronic pain syndrome, she began to see how God does work all things for good. Armed with Biblical truth and her TENS unit, Elyse uses her experiences to encourage young adults with the message that they can thrive in the face of difficult circumstances.

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