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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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Giving the Gift of God’s Love This Week by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “The righteous give without sparing” (Proverbs 21:26). During the Christmas season, our minds are consumed with what gifts we can buy to give jo ... Read on »
The Joy and Peace of a Savior by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be ... Read on »
Can We Respond to Life’s Changed Plans As Mary Did? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “For the Mighty One has done great things for me–Holy is His name” (Luke 1:49). Luke’s Gospel tells the stories of Elizabeth and Mary finding ou ... Read on »
Are You Really as Alone as You Fear? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “God sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land” (Psalm 68:6). The hol ... Read on »
What Is On Your Christmas Tree? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit” (Matthew 12:33). ... Read on »
Who Are You Going to Call When in Trouble? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we arey ... Read on »
Are You Weighed Down By Expectations This Christmas? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “So the king asked me, ‘Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.’ I was very much afraid” (Neh ... Read on »
What We Can Learn from the Magi by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2:2). Although Scripture does not tell us much about the magi, we know from ... Read on »
Shepherds Approaching the Manger by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord” (Ezekiel 34:15). The Lord, as our shepherd, is prevalent in Sc ... Read on »
Do you Know True Value of Your Prayers? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding ... Read on »
Can Christmas Fears Turn to Blessings? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4). Over the past few weeks I have been living with the fea ... Read on »
Are You Picking Your Battles Wisely? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16). I have learned over t ... Read on »
Does God’s Silence Equal Absence? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5). As I was praying about what to share with you today, I ... Read on »
Christmas: Hope for Changed Lives by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19). Imagine Mary’s Christmas card: “Eventful year: got a visit ... Read on »
What Gifts Can We Give to Jesus This Christmas? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “. . .Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh” (Matthew 2:11). In the Christmas movie, ... Read on »
What is Your Grown-up Christmas Wish? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us” (1 John 5:14). When you were a c ... Read on »
Is There Anything Good About Depression? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide Your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me wo ... Read on »
No Room by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him ... Read on »
But God… by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained l ... Read on »
Magnifying the Lord Instead of Our Problems by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:46, 47 RSV). “And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and m ... Read on »