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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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... by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your ... Read on »
$5 off Coupon on Facebook “Fan/Like” Page by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Like it? Please link back to this post! We are a nonprofit Christian organization that reaches out ... Read on »
$500 Scholarship for Student Who Uses a Wheelchair by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Do you or someone you know use a wheelchair? The AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship is a program AmeriGlide offers to full time college students who use ... Read on »
‘Deep Calls to Deep’ Among Those In Chronic Pain by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls . . .” (Psalm 42:7) Ouch. . . my shoulder hurts. My doctor says a rotator cuff is inflamed. My physician a ... Read on »
‘God Did Not Give Us Fear’ Printable to Share by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Chronic illness is full of so many fears, isn’t it? If we allow the worries to go through our mind over and over it can just eat us up and rule our lives, influencin ... Read on »
‘His Compassions’ Free Printables To Share by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain We have all had one of those mornings when we roll over and feel pain. Oh yeah, we think to ourselves, my body is not my own. This ugly disease has claimed it again ... Read on »
“But You LOOK Good!” Book Explains How This Hurts Sometimes by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Did you know that most people who have a chronic illness would prefer not to be told we look good. It’s not that those o ... Read on »
“Dear Abby” Letter Talks of Congregation Members Spreading Germs by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain This last week, 10/21/10, someone wrote to Dear Abby asking how to handle people who want to greet her with a kiss. As the ... Read on »
“In the Garden” Video by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain If you buy the CD use this link to go to Amazon and Rest Ministries will get a percentage! I love the hymns from ... Read on »
“Most Influential Doctors” in USA Has List Updated by USA Today Newspaper by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Created for USA TODAY by the Santa Fe medical information firm Qforma, this week USA TODAY unveiled the top chronic pa ... Read on »
“Shh! The Choir of Angels Are Singing to Me Again!” by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worship ... Read on »
“What the Bible is All About for Moms” Blog Tour by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Have you ever felt overwhelmed as a mom? That’s like asking if you have ever slept at night. Well. . . scratch that. If ... Read on »
“When It Rains, It Pours!” Now What Lord? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants” (Deuteronomy 32:2). In our lif ... Read on »
“Yes! You Can Feel Fantastic After 40!” Says Farrel’s Book by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Pam Farrel is one of our special guest panelists for Invisible Illness Week tomorrow talking about relationships and mar ... Read on »
“You are Too Young to Be That Sick!” Invisible Illness Challenges by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain By Lisa Copen At the age of twenty-four, a thousand miles away from my family and living in a new city, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Over a peri ... Read on »
“You Got Me?” We Ask. Learning to Trust God Over and Over by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 16:8 ) I use a cane to keep my balance when I walk. Most of the ... Read on »
"Desperate Housewives" and Handicapped Parking by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I never thought I would have a reason to blog about the TV show Desperate Housewives, but while watching this recently (you caught me!) I thought this episode of Gabby env ... Read on »
"The Fit Christian" Magazine by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Publishing a magazine is difficult. As you know... I've had my struggles, but I am thrilled to say we are sending it off to the printer this week! I will keep you posted o ... Read on »
"The Nativity Story" book is a comforting read by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain When I heard that the theater box offices would feature a nativity story this year, my enthusiasm grew as I saw many pastors embrace this story and encourage their congre ... Read on »