You have found people who understand
Join us in the Sunroom,
our social group with nearly 1300 members. Or look under "Online
Communities - Meet Others" at the left. You will find pen
pals, groups for women dealing with illness and depression, people
with fibromyalgia, homeschooling moms with illness, a men's group
and support for when your spouse with chronic pain is depressed.
Yes, there are days you don't want to talk, about your illness,
but it's nice to know where to find a compassionate person to
listen when you want to!
leave our site without...
The daily devotionals are a wonderful
source of encouragement, explaining the daily grind of living
with illness, while keeping our focus on the Lord. (Not easy some
days and we freely admit that!) And then... get the weekly
ezine HopeNotes. You'll find hope, resources, tips, freebies
& basically just stay in the loop for everything Rest Ministries.
What are you doing parking in that blue spot?
If you've ever heard that you understand why we founded National
Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. Each September we
have a wide variety of special guests that participate in a free
online conference. Visit our sister-site for more information
on this year's theme, activities, and promotional items. Don't
miss this opportunity to help people be more aware of invisible
Our magazine is reaching doctors, pastors, counselors... and
Magazine is now digital and has dobuled in size! Read
18 sample pages for free! Subscription is just $17.97.
We have over 300 HopeKeepers
You will find our small group program mostly in churches; some
in communities; and even one
online. Find out if there is a
group near you or consider starting one. Read more about our
here. You can download a complete information packet, find
tons of info online. Check out the HopeKeepers leaders group in
is what keeps us going financially and we've searched to find some of the
best books out there for your journey of living with illness. Lisa has also
written a bunch, with the help of some of our devotional writers. Don't miss
our HopeKeepers Magazine, books, gifts, jewelry, church resources and our
newest Hope Endures-themed items.
you need prayer? Who doesn't?
are here and want to pray for you, especially all that stuff
about your illness that maybe you feel your regular prayer group
doesn't quite understand. We have over 80 people in our Encourager's
Club who receive the prayer requests and will pray for you and
may even email you a response. We hope we can offer some comfort
New inspiration with Lisa's radio program
Our new Hope
Endures Radio Podcasts began winter 2009. Join Rest Ministries
founder, Lisa, as she interviews people who will offer both inspiration
as well as practical information.