CindeeJBUCINDEE SNIDER RE is an author, photographer, wife of the man she loves most in this world, mama of five world-shaking creatives (ages 16-25), lover of cotton, denim, Jesus and tea. She and four of her five kids have Ehlers-Danlos, a genetic connective tissue disorder, and myriad co-existing conditions. While a life steeped in illness isn’t what Cindee would have chosen, she also wouldn’t have wanted to miss it, for she’s learning that the deeper the valley, the greater her capacity for joy.

Cindee is co-founder of Chronic Joy Ministry, Inc. and author of the Chronic Joy Thrive Series. She is a passionate nature and still life photographer, who lives with her family in a small midwestern town on an acre of towering pines, sugar maples and sprawling white oak that is also home to whitetail deer, wild turkey, red fox, sandhill cranes and a symphony of songbirds.

Cindee’s writing inspires readers to dig deeper, lean harder and breathe deeply of God’s unending grace.

Photo: Courtesy of Babboni Photography