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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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How do You Find Confidence to Make Plans? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain ”So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receiv ... Read on »
Can You Do Ministry Through Tears by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain A new year. Another year. On Sunday evenings I open up an electronic device to see what appointments I must gather the strength for during t ... Read on »
When the Reality of Illness Smashes Again by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees” (Job 4:4). Coming smash bang into reality really isn’t fun ... Read on »
Are You Chasing Normal? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:14). My physioth ... Read on »
Confined But Not Limited by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel” (Philippians 1:12). One o ... Read on »
Lovable and Capable With an Illness? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me … But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me t ... Read on »
The Vicissitudes Of Life by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain ”The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all” (Psalm 34:19). I like the word “vicissitude.” Vicissitude ... Read on »
What Paul Taught Me About Pain and Perseverance by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back i ... Read on »
Have You Assumed Incorrectly What God’s Gift Is? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly” (John 7:24). Way back a long time ago, I was at a party. Something happened that ... Read on »
What is Controlling Your Thought Life? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Like a city whose walls are broken through, is a person who lacks self-control” (Proverbs: 25:28). Do you ever battle with your thought life? Y ... Read on »
Am I Willing to Lose So That I Can Win? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would n ... Read on »
The Healing Powers of The Living Water by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “‘For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘He will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tea ... Read on »
Getting Outside Of Ourselves To Help Others by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good” (Job 34:4). Suffering, pain, and life with illness often forces ... Read on »
Unchartered Territory In the Year Ahead by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come?” (Ecclesiastes 8:7). As a new year starts, I’m thinking about things I’ve read ... Read on »
God Gives Strength For That Which He Desires For Us by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “God is our refuge and strength. An ever-present help in time of trouble” (Psalms 46:1). For days I had decided I would back out on a day trip t ... Read on »
God Can Dazzle Us Despite What We Face Today by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). I’m sure that many of you with a chronic illness found the Christmas seaso ... Read on »
What Business Does God Have For You to Do? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Didn’t you know I had to be about my Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49). Are you wondering what “business” God could possibly have for you, in thi ... Read on »
Are You Over Thinking Your Problems? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’” (Matthew 19:26). Recently I was connecting ... Read on »
Joy Runs Deeper than Despair by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain ”He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart” (Psalm 91:4). ... Read on »
Encouragement For When You’re Displaced by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and His mother and escape to Egypt. Stay ... Read on »