is in the
at Rest Ministries
- A portion of
each issue of hopekeepers Magazine will be on the internet
for free as a .pdf file
be available via "audio" format, on CD. The subscription
price will be the same ($17.97, but not buy 1 get 1 free)
- We will have
RSS feeds so you can sign up to automatically get updates from Rest
Ministries, daily devotionals, press releases, etc. as an RSS feed.
- Lisa will be
doing short devotional "podcasts" (an audio file you can
listen to online or download to an MP3 player or Ipod.)
- Lisa's recent
presentation will be available on CD format online soon.
- PSAs (Public
service announcements) that you can send to your local Christian radio
station on behalf of Rest Ministries.
Time of Refreshment" chats are a great way to converse
with some fabulous guest authors and also fellowship with people who
care about you. We meet each Wednesday at 11 a.m. pacific (USA). Watch
the daily devotionals for announcements. See: http://www.restministries.org/pro-refresh.htm
(Time converter too)
Upcoming topics include:
- May 24: Claudette
Palatsky - Seasons of Change
- May 31: Dena
Dyer - Finding Peace in a Chaotic World
- June 14: Linda
Evans Shepherd - Reaching for God while
in the middle of a battle with pain
- June 21: April
Boyer - Tuning Into Jesus
Missed a chat?
No problem! All
the transcripts are here.
Dear Lisa, I had
to get up from my bed and write you before I could go to sleep. I
had gone to bed feeling not good as usual, with my hubby home from
work sick as well, and knowing that we would not have enough money
to meet our bill needs on Friday if he does not work tomorrow. Sinking
into a pit, I decided to get out my Mosaic
Moments and read only your devotionals. Half way into
them I was feeling peaceful and already nodding off to sleep. You
know several weeks ago when you ask us for books of comfort that we
have read, well I want you to know Mosaic Moments is a comforting
book. It makes me feel like I am not alone in my suffering and pain.
I hope you will do another one sometime soon, Mosaic Moments 2. I
got peace from reading your devotionals, oh yes Lisa, I did! It is
a great comfort book. Bless your heart and bless this ministry. Love,
Just a note from
someone who recieves your devotional
everyday. . . I wonder if you sometimes think whether you are reaching
anyone? Well, today Christy Brewster really did! I'm sitting here
feeling so YUCK and worthless, full of pain and ...well you know the
rest. Thank you so much that people out of their distress reach out
to others accross the world (UK) and let God minister to them. May
God Bless both you and all your 'writers' mightily, J.
I received the
packet [about starting a hopekeepers group] this weekend.
This is an awesome opportunity! I am so thankful that God put this
ministry in all of your hearts to start this! I am so glad I am not
alone, and that I have a support network to help others in need! T.
an experience you've had at Rest Ministries!
Subscriber Has New Book!
receive some really wonderful books from people who live with illness,
but there isn't room in Lisa's garage to carry them all! So, we'd
like to point you to Elaine's book, Grace
for the Journey, A Story of Illness, Hope and Faith. She
has been living with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome since
1991, and with interstitial cystitis since 1997. In 2001 she was diagnosed
with infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the left breast, which was locally
advanced. She has undergone two breast cancer surgeries, radiation
treatment and is currently living with metastatic disease. This book
begins with the story of the authors journey of faith and the
second section of the book consists of a four-part selection of more
than 400 Scriptures and 40 poetic prayers
Says Elaine, "I
especially wish to reach those who are chronically ill as well as
those who may be hurting emotionally or searching spiritually. My
prayer is to convey that God is not only merciful, loving and forgiving,
but is One who desires to have a meaningful personal relationship
with each of us." The book retails for $14 plus shipping.
Brand New Books I am thrilled to have available for you!" -Lisa
her three children were born with a deadly rare disease called Zellweger
Syndrome. They both lived about six months. She's been down a hard
road of "processing pain," she explains how it is n ongoing
this came her books, The One-Year Book of Hope, 52 weeks
of daily devotions, organized around themes like brokenheartedness,
faith, and questioning God. Even the shading on the pages and the
way this book lays open is comforting. (bible-size book) Regularly
on to Hope Guthrie searches for the reason for suffering.
She turns to the Book of Job, teasing out themes of restoration and
redemption amidst Job's many trials. (smaller pocket-size book) -
says, "Guthrie never runs from hard questions, from the section
on heaven (what are our loved ones doing up there? What will our bodies
be like?) to a week on finding purpose in pain. (Here, Guthrie discusses
how she has used her own experiences to minister to hurting people,
and encourages others to do the same as they feel ready.) Where other
devotionals offer tiny and undemanding snippets from Scripture, Guthrie's
approach is meatier, and we see her genuinely wrestling with some
of the more difficult passages of the Bible."