TWEEN CHRONIC-LERS OF JOY
Laugh. Learn. Create. And shine the light of Jesus.
Grab your friends and your siblings and laugh, learn, play, create, and get to know Jesus a whole lot better together. Explore new things. Discover fascinating activities. And learn to live your very best life as you grow together in the love, truth, and grace of Jesus.
WHAT IS A CHRONIC-LER?
A chronic-ler is someone who shares his or her story. We can all be chronic-lers by sharing our stories and our experiences with others, writing our stories down, drawing them, painting them, singing them, or making music to chronicle all Jesus has done and is doing in our lives. Whatever we do — listening, being kind, dancing, sports, cooking, serving — everything we do is a chance to share our story. Every story is important. Every story matters. Your story matters.
TWEENS AND CHRONIC ILLNESS
Sometimes chronic illness makes us feel like we have nothing to give. Yet Jesus tells us a different story. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus tells us we have most to give when we are at our weakest and most unwell. For when we are weak, we are also most blessed, a word that means to bow before God and also to be filled with joy.
Chronic Joy is a safe place to laugh, learn, play, create, and get to know Jesus better together.
HOW TO BE A CHRONIC-LER OF JOY
Did you know that Jesus created you to shine a unique piece of His heart into the world? No one else can share His love in exactly the way you can. You are chosen to be His chronic-ler of joy right where He’s placed you.
But how do you do that? How do you tell your stories and shine Jesus’ love into the world? By getting to know Jesus and discovering who He has created you to be.
Discovering all sorts of ways you can become Jesus’ extra-special Chronic-ler of Joy.
HOW TO BE A CHRONIC-LER
Be curious. Be brave. Be willing. Be you!
- Ask Jesus questions — You can ask Him absolutely anything, always.
- Pray — You don’t need any special words to pray. Just talk to Jesus like you’d talk to your friends.
- When you don’t know what to do, just say, “Jesus, I don’t know what to do, please show me!”
- Dance and sing when you’re happy.
- It’s OK to cry when you’re sad.
- Share your story with someone you trust — an aunt or uncle, a grandparent, or a good friend.
- Draw, paint, bake, build and create with Jesus.
- Laugh even when doesn’t make sense!
Tweens Get Mail!
CJ Star and the Sonshine Squad want Tweens to know just how much they are loved by Jesus. Bright, engaging characters bring laughter, whimsy, and sunshine to an even difficult day. Parents, SIGN-UP your child (and their siblings) today. It’s safe and secure.
Meet CJ Star & the Sonshine Squad
Your Story Matters
Stories are vital to us as people: who we are as individuals and who we are as a community. We each have a story to tell. YOU have a story to tell, and there are many creative ways to tell it and maybe even to share it with others.
The Emotions Wheel is designed to help kids recognize and name the emotions they experience. As their emotional vocabulary grows, so does their ability to effectively communicate what and how they feel.
Be Brave! Be Different! Be You!
Being brave doesn’t mean won’t be afraid or that we’ll never feel alone or misunderstood. We can be brave, because with Jesus we never are alone.
ABC Bible Verses
ABC Bible Verses are a fun way to hide God’s Word in your heart every day. Make a Bible verse puzzle, build a Bible verse book, or practice your verse one minute at a time. Learn! Grow! Have fun!
I was so incredibly touched when my daughter opened her #PenToPaper gift and handwritten encouragement card from Chronic Joy. When they said they wanted to encourage young adults living with chronic illness, I was super impressed … and so grateful when they included my daughter. Young women and men need to hear others care about them as they navigate the very disheartening struggles of chronic illness. My daughter just loved this and felt “seen” and cared about as soon as she opened it to her surprise. ❤️❤️ Heather M.
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