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#62 - 6.10.09


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Lisa CopenHello to you,

It's Lisa Copen here, from HopeNotes .Just dropping in to share a practical coping with illness tip with you! Hope you're having a blessed week, despite the chronic pain you may be experiencing.

As you already know, it's important to find ways to be encouraged and somehow focus on Christ each day. When you aren't feeling well, that can be a lot more of a challenge than it sounds!

One of the best ways we recommend is to sign up for Rest Ministries daily devotionals at .

We have an amazing group of volunteer writers who use their experiences--both the ups and downs-- and their gift of writing, to encourage all of us. I am constantly amazed at how these men and women can share a piece of their lives in just a few paragraphs and yet get directly to the emotions we deal with while living with illness. . . and also the answer-- depending on our Lord Jesus for our strength.

If you don't get the devotionals yet, be sure to sign up here

If you do get them email a friend who could use some encouragement and let them know about them too.

That's our tip for the week!

You may be interested in some of the blog posts I've written this week:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Surging Among Women
  • Friday is National Donut Day
  • Go Hug Your Cat
  • We’re All 1 Serious Illness Away from Financial Hardship
  • So Many People Online DO Care!
  • Kids Need to Move
  • Oprah's Live Your (Best?) Life - Newsweek article looks at her health advice

And don't miss my interview with Thelma Wells on May 12th at my blog. We were on her blog tour for her new book, Don't Give In-God Wants You to Win!: Preparing for Victory in the Battle of Life. Many of you know her from the Women of Faith Conferences.

Well, that's all for now. May you feel God holding you in the palm of His hand as He promises in Isaiah 49:16: "See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me."

Take care,

Lisa Copen
Founder and Director
Rest Ministries Chronic Illness Pain Support
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