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Daily Devotionals for Those with Illness, Pain or Cancer

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Do you wake up in the morning and wonder how you're going to get through the day?
Read past daily devotionals
Read about our devotional book Mosaic Moments
What People Say
How to Sign Up!
How to Unsubscribe or Change Your Email
How to Send our Writers Comments
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A note from Kay, Devotional Coordinator
Reprinting Information about the devotionals

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Do you feel God may have a plan but you're too depressed and spiritually dried up to pray? You wouldn't know where to start?

Do you long for just 1 person who actually understands what it's like to live with chronic illness? Someone who knows that even going to Walmart can be a challenge? And someone who also drives around the parking lot 3 times, trying to decide if she should use her disabled placard or not?

Do you want to feel refreshed and reminded that God is still in control--even if it seems He's just working under-cover right now?
Welcome! What People Say...

"Each day the daily devotional is like salve to my soul. I have been struggling in the last month with depression due to chronic illness--bipolar illness. I recently signed up to receive your daily devotionals and each day I look forward to the uplifting feeling they bring." T.F.

I am devouring Mosaic Moments: Devotionals for the Chronically ill book and am going to be opening and closing my Bible study with devotions from it. What an incredible book it is. Speaking through pain is never easy, but God gifts us well to suit our "disabilities." -Diane R.

I have been receiving Rest Ministries devotionals for about three months-ever since I turned to the internet to find someone who would understand. I needed to hear someone say "it's okay to be angry at your limitations, and it's okay to hurt, but there is a place to look for help. That place is God's Word!" The devotionals from you are just what the many friends and family had ordered. Through the weeks that have followed, I have been nourished and encouraged by the daily thoughts, and have begun to pass them on to others who are enduring pain. I have been in touch with some of the authors, and have been encouraged by their words. That is what I wanted to say, and I want to thank you for all that you have meant to me and the ways you have encouraged me. -Ruth F.

How to Sign Up!
Decide How You Would Prefer to Receive The Devotionals

Sign up for a daily chronic illness devotional that will be delivered to your mailbox each day, sent via email every morning via YAHOO GROUPS. Click here to sign up. OR... send an email to


Read them at our Illness Devotional Blog here (either with RSS feed or as a bookmark).

Sign up to get the link to the illness devotional Blog each day when a devotional is posted (your email program will open up, just send the blank email to subscribe)
4. Do you have your own site or blog? Sign up to get our Widget and read them from your own site each day. Or... do you log on to our Sunroom each day? We have them posted there too!
How to Become a Writer How to Send the Writers Comments

Are you interested in sharing your gifts with people to join our devotional writers team?

Click here for more information on how to send sample devotionals and more.


You can post any comments to the authors and for everyone to read at the blog web site. Even if you don't get the devotional via blog, you can still comment here.

You can also click "reply" and the comment will to to our devotional coordinator Kay. She does her best to get the comments to the writers but sometimes there are lots. Our preference would be to post a comment on the devotional blog.

Get a Widget of Our Devotionals for Your Own Web Site or Blog

Get the Chronic Illness Pain Devotionals for your own web site,
blog, etc. with our daily devotionals. Just click here

Or if you'd prefer to just post a banner on your web site that leads people to the subscription box you can add this with the link:http://www.restministries.org/pro-devotion.htm . We appreciate it!

Right click on the banner below and copy it into your own images and then link it to:

Rest Ministries daily devtionals for those with chronic illness or pain

How to Unsubscribe How to Change Your Email

Just send a blank email to:

Instructions on how to do this are at the end of each dvotional. We understand that it's easy to hit "reply" and ask us to unsubscribe you but it takes us about 5 minutes per person to do this. Since we are a volunteer staff, if you are able to just send a fast email to the address above, it saves us gobs of time. We appreciate it!

* Please note: Sometimes YahooGroups has a hiccup and people still get the devotionals. Double check which address it's coming to and make sure that's the address you used to unsubscribe from. If you continue to receive them, we can "ban" you and that should stop them. Then, if you want to rejoin later. just let us know so we can "unban" your email.

Due to spam and privacy laws we are UNABLE to access your Yahoo account to change your email address for you. We can UNSUBSCRIBE you and then RE-INVITE you, but it takes about 5 minutes per person for us to do this. If you can try to just go into Yahoogroups first and change your email that helps save us some time.
Below are all the steps!

* If you want Rest Ministries to have your most updated information and also continue to receive hopenotes, our weekly ezine, click here.

To update your email address:

  1. Go to this link.
  2. Click: "Email Preferences"
  3. Choose "Add / Edit Email Addresses"
  4. Enter your password. [See below if you do not know your password.]
  5. To add a new email, type it in the box below and click "Finished" at the bottom of the screen.

[a] click "help" at the top of the screen.
[b]click "sign in and registration help"
[c] click "What if I forgot my password and/or Yahoo! ID?"

6. You're done!

Still doesn't work. You can always give us a call and Kara can walk you through it. 888-751-7378.

Reprint Information
If you would like to distribute Rest Ministries chronic illnes devotionals to your own mailing list or reprint them in some other format for more than 10 people, please contact us for instructions/permissions. Thank you!

A Note From Kay, the Devotional Coodinator

I was an English major in college. I have always found that I can communicate in words better than speaking in large crowds of people. Writing has always been my love. When I had Hodgkin's Disease I had many people praying for my recovery. I promised God that I would thank Him by serving Him and try to inspire the Hope in Christ that kept me alive and pursuing onward in the midst of a life threatening illness.

I now have the opportunity to do this with the daily chronic illness devotionals that I send out every morning via email. Rest Ministries has

been a godsend to me and has inspired the hope in that I am not alone, that there are countless others who are suffering in chronic illness and pain. I just want others to know that God is always there. I want others to know that there is always hope in Jesus Christ-- one is never alone.

I enjoy reading and writing, taking long walks on the beach and gazing at the ocean, photography and needlework. I also enjoys spending time with my hubby, Joe, and fur-person friend, my dog. When I get a chance I love regressing like a child and playing with my 2 nieces and 2 nephews who are the love and joy of my life.

Kay is a volunteer and is unable to respond to every email, but she appreciates receiving your notes of encouragement. To write to Kay, send a note to her here.

Rest Ministries Very Owm Devotional Book, Mosaic Moments

Nearly 2000 copies
sold from our web site
and Amazon!

What readers have said...

"Every believer living with chronic conditions will find help in this devotional. It will also help you keep your eyes steady on the Lord instead of letting the reality of your life completely discourage you."

"Broken by the Potter, Lisa opens her heart and life to share with us what her loving Lord has taught her. Mosaic Moments is for anyone who has been broken and longs for a refreshing drink."

"I finished each serving not simply fulfilled, but encouraged to go on. Mosaic Moments is truly heaven's Chicken Soup for the Chronically Ill Soul."



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