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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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Can We Learn to Be Brave by Watching Others Cope? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain ”Lord, You are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to You. May my prayer come before You; turn Your ear to my cry” (Psalm 88:1-2). Eve ... Read on »
When God Sends You on an Illogical Path by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death” (Proverbs 16:25). Life is full of choices. My husband changed his pl ... Read on »
How Do You Respond When You Hear the Music? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers! I, even I, will sing to the Lord; I will praise the Lord, the God of Israel, in song” (Judges 5:3). O ... Read on »
Has The Season Of Your Glory Passed You By? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain ”There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). The flowering trees are peaking right no ... Read on »
Observing the Lives of Others Gives us a Distorted View by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Do not consider his appearance or his height. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the L ... Read on »
Does The Presence Of God Help Us Handle The Darkness? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine ... Read on »
Can You See More with Your Eyes Closed? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Then Jesus told him, ‘because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed'” (John 20:29)> In ... Read on »
Has Chronic Illness Taught to Love Through Tears? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that [Jesus] was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabast ... Read on »
Being Blessed with Less by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Praise the Lord, O my soul . . . who satisfies your desires with good things” (Psalm 103:1, 5). I once read the story of the great financial lo ... Read on »
Do You Know When to Take a Break? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Illness can be overwhelming, so how do you break and refresh? Jackie shares. ”Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (M ... Read on »
Who Are Your Stretcher Bearers? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain This devotional is in honor of Bronlynn’s mom. Bronlynn says, “At 89, my mother is one of the strongest stretcher bearers I know.” “Since they c ... Read on »
I Can’t Afford To Lose My Strength From Worrying by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “When they reached the district of Zuph, Saul said to the servant who was with him, ‘Come, let’s go back, or my father will stop thinking about the ... Read on »
Being Reminded of How Much I Need God by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay” (Psalm 40:17). I ... Read on »
Who Taught You To Tie Your Shoes? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Not one of them grows tired or stumbles, not one slumbers or sleeps; not a belt is loosened at the waist, not a sandal strap is broken” (Isaiah 5:2 ... Read on »
Who Carries Your Mat? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and He preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyt ... Read on »
God’s Got it Covered by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Then Jesus said to His disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear'” ... Read on »
Peace in the Midst of Weeping and Suffering by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings . . . Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, f ... Read on »
How God Helps Us Persevere in the Stony Paths of Illness by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “‘I tell you,’ He replied, ‘if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out'” (Luke 19:40). Life can take us on some mighty stony paths. At times it ... Read on »
Telling What God Has Done For Me by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what He has done for me” (Psalm 66:16). This verse talks about those who “fear God.” I’v ... Read on »
Do You Need Fresh Hope for Hard Days This Spring? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bod ... Read on »