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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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A Summer Parenting Creed for Chronicall Ill Moms by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain If you are a parent, you are realizing. . . it is that time of year. School is out–or nearly so–and you may be experiencing a feeling of panic. It’s not an unusual f ... Read on »
Have You Had a Pity Party From a Missed Opportunity? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude ... Read on »
Are You Living Fully or Giving In Slowly to Death? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead?’” (Luke 24:5) I g ... Read on »
How Can The Losses From Illness Lead To Friendships We Never Imagined by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name” (3 John 1:14). One ... Read on »
What Will Be The Legacy of God in Your Illness? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Listen, my son to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck” (Pr ... Read on »
Does Your Life Feel Like a Mystery Novel? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “…With all wisdom and understanding, He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect w ... Read on »
Are You Homebound, Or Bound for Home by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am g ... Read on »
Is Your Illness Confining Your Hope or Spreading it? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “What has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel” (Philippians 1:12). Sometimes living with chronic pain and illness makes us feel like we are ... Read on »
Do You Wonder Why God is Allowing Your Pain? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you’” (Isaiah 41:13). Let me tell you a story about a ca ... Read on »
When Everyone Seems to Have God’s Blessings But You by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will in ... Read on »
Are You Afraid To Hope? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life” (Proverbs 13:12) Two of my worst times in the past year have been during periods ... Read on »
God is More than Enough Even When It Feels Otherwise by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation” (Psalm 5:3). A friend of mine is dying of cancer ... Read on »
Is Your Life With Illness Full or Empty? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7). Two beeps interrupted the wor ... Read on »
I’m Enough Even Though I’m Sick by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so th ... Read on »
Does the Word ‘New’ Bring Hope or Cause Anxiety? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude ... Read on »
Who Knows? Living Life in Limbo With Illness by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need ... Read on »
Love, Faithfulness, And Disability by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, ... Read on »
When Our Precious Cry to God Becomes Slang by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “God also said to Moses, ‘Say to the Israelites, “The Lord, the God of your fathers–the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob–has sent me to you.” ‘T ... Read on »
Can We Really Celebrate Walking in the Darkness? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name” (Isa ... Read on »
Do I Have a Chronic Illness Because God is Angry With Me? by Lisa C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who ... Read on »