Lisa Copen, founder of Rest Ministries, an organization that serves people who live with chronic illness or pain, recently participated in a photography portion of the Understanding Invisible Illnesses event, increasing awareness about invisible illness, also called hidden illness.
Rest Ministries, a Christian non-profit organization for people who live with chronic illness or pain, was recently featured as "one of the organizations doing it right" by Jenni Prokopy who spoke a the SXSWinteractive technology conference.
You can now find the popular and refreshing daily devotionals for the chronically ill, with encouragement bible verses, on the Kindle electronic book readers.
Living with a chronic illness or chronic pain doesn't mean you can't laugh! Join speaker/author Lisa Copen for some giggles as she shares about the humor in weight gain due to medication and the limited mobility from her rheumatoid arthritis.
Lisa Copen,the founder of Rest Ministries, will appearing this week on the television show Peace in the Storm. The one-hour talk show style program, Peace in the Storm is hosted by Maureen Pratt .She shares, "Peace in the Storm" is a natural extension of the book "Peace in the Storm: Meditations on Chronic Pain & Illness," and focuses on ways that people with chronic pain & illness can find inspiration, strength, courage and joy with and in spite of their health challenges. With a strong emphasis on Christian faith and Scripture, "Peace in the Storm" blends inspiring guests, music, humor and fellowship in each episode."
Lisa Copen, founder of Rest Ministries, won the Our Bodies Ourselves Award for Women’s Health Hero: Audience Choice, receiving more votes from "the people" than the other nearly 100 nominated heroes. Rest Ministries is the largest Christian organization specifically for those with chronic illness or pain and the sponsor of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week.
Surprise! That is the theme for the first Christians with Chronic Illness Blog Carnival starting in April 2009. The carnival, hosted by Rest Ministries, the largest Christian organization in the USA, hopes to reach the thousands of people who live with chronic illness or pain, and who also rely on their faith to get them through the difficult moments.
Nearly 1 in 2 people live with a chronic condition, oftentimes invisible. Hope Endures radio program, hosted by Lisa Copen, founder of Rest Ministries, Inc. broadcasts 2 1-hour shows a week to bring hope and encouragement, as well as practical advice, while living with illness.