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Lisa C.

San Diego, California
Lisa Copen is the founder of Rest Ministries, a Christian organization that serves the chronically ill. She has authored eight books, including resources for over 300 HopeKeepers groups, a program of Rest Ministries. As editor of HopeKeepers. Magazine and founder of National Invisible Chronic... Full Bio
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The Gift of Tangible Prayer by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospital ... Read on »
God Reminds Us to Serve Others –Even When We are Ill by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Whoever serves Me must follow Me; and where I am, My servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves Me” (John 12:26). I’m really ... Read on »
Wonderful Peace When Overwhelmed by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you” (2 Thessalonians 3:16). God knows ... Read on »
The Maker of the Wind Loves You by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “The Lord wraps Himself in light as with a garment; He stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of His upper chambers on their water ... Read on »
Expiration Dates on Old Wineskins by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. ... Read on »
Do You Search Jesus for Comfort… or Life? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Jesus answered, ‘Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill’” (Joh ... Read on »
When You’re Out of Patience by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry” (Psalm 40:1). I spent five hours in emergency last week. Not bad, considerin ... Read on »
How Your Illness Gives You Credibility to Share Hope by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “He told them, ‘This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins ... Read on »
Does God Hear My Prayers for Healing? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seek ... Read on »
Trusting In God is a Form of Submission by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You” (Psalm 9:10). I’ve always struggled with trust an ... Read on »
Is The Pressure of Illness Being Used for Beauty by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. W ... Read on »
Having an Attitude of Submission This Season by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Roman ... Read on »
Are You Tired of Searching for Fulfillment? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground, trees that were pleasing t ... Read on »
Is God Good When Life Isn’t? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). That ... Read on »
Can God Use Us Despite Depression? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. . .” (Ephesians 5:8a). I write today after hearing of ... Read on »
When You Cannot Feel God’s Presence by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “But Zion said, ‘The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.’ “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the chi ... Read on »
Denial Is No Solution For Dealing with a Disability by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). No one likes to think about getting older and wearing out. More tha ... Read on »
The Grateful Challenge by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwel ... Read on »
When Nobody Else Understands, God Does by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wo ... Read on »
Are Your Prayers at Risk of Becoming Babbling? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for you ... Read on »