The Flame of Hope

The Flame of Hope

Invitation to Community | February 2019 Community. It all starts with God and the decision to follow Him. For Chronic Joy, that includes having a clear Statement of Faith.In addition to our personal relationship with God, we were created for relationship with one...
A Gift in 46 Words

A Gift in 46 Words

She couldn’t have known what a gift it was to see those words slide silently across my screen. “… I saw and my stomach dropped.” My friend saw and noticed, and sent me four sentences. Forty-six words. All gift. “And you live with this every day.” Grace poured out....
Being a Small Group Leader

Being a Small Group Leader

I was preparing to teach my first seminar on discipleship and I asked my mom, (who had been in ministry for 50 years) what she would say. She pulled out her well worn Bible and turned to 2 Timothy 2:2 – and read these words, “And the things you have heard me...
Trust and Wonder of Lament

Trust and Wonder of Lament

Last March I spent my birthday with a group of women at a Retreat center in northern Ohio—a beautiful, former girls school turned nunnery turned sanctuary. There our hearts were primed to hear God’s voice. Each morning I led the women in lectio divina. We walked a...

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