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Diamonds Summer Event 2022

Have you ever wondered what your purpose is on this earth as you live with chronic illness?  Has chronic illness forced you to let go of some of your dreams? Are you finding it difficult to demonstrate resilience and pursue different dreams?  Do you struggle to maintain friendships due to pain in your life, or […]

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Announcement: May Break

It’s that time of year again! Not by any plan of ours, and this time the things going on are a little different: instead of getting married, Emily is going on vacation (happy one-year anniversary!), and rather than finishing grad school, Melissa is moving–to 20 minutes away from Emily in Colorado! There’s a lot going […]

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Diamonds Conference 2022

Hey y’all! Today, Melissa and Emily are letting the Diamonds Team take over the blog, with a super exciting announcement. Have you ever wondered what your purpose is on this earth as you live with health challenges? Do you struggle to maintain friendships due to pain in your life, or because you’re “different” than those […]

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The Seasons of Chronic Illness

Nothing better illustrates the nature of life than the seasons of nature: seasons for growth, seasons for harvest, seasons for work, and seasons for rest. To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 In May we announced a season of rest (at least from The Valley) for us as Emily got […]

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Giveaway Winner

Thank you everyone for being part of our one-year anniversary giveaway! We’re excited to announce blog subscriber Lorraine as the winner of P. B. Power’s A Book of Comfort for Those in Illness. Congratulations, Lorraine! We hope you all have been blessed by your free copy of our new e-book, “10 Truths for Christian Women […]

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Celebrating One Year of The Valley!

Happy One Year Anniversary! This week we celebrate one year of The Valley’s website and blog, and we invite you to join us! Here’s how we’re celebrating: Free Devotional We’re so excited to send our new, free ebook, “10 Truths for Christian Women in Chronic Illness,” to anyone who subscribes to the blog! These thoughts […]

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Announcement: May Hiatus

Dear friends and readers of The Valley, We will be taking a break from our regular blogging (and social media posts) for the month of May. Emily is getting married (May 16) and Melissa is finishing her master’s degree (May 19), so we’re stepping away from some of our other responsibilities while we prepare for […]

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Spotlight: Diamonds Conference 2021

About Diamonds 2021 What is Diamonds 2021? Diamonds is an annual online conference for chronically ill Christians. Millions of chronically ill people battle impossible trials every single day. But so many of them feel so alone. The speakers of Diamonds 2021 want them to know they aren’t — not by a long shot. The theme […]