Most of us have heard the scripture “Hope does not disappoint us. . .” (Romans 5:5) but whom of us have not hoped for something and been let down? Where are we putting our hope? Lisa Copen shares with us how to find true hope and what to do when we feel like we can’t hang on one more day.
This is a unique presentation, because Lisa is speaking at the church she grew up in for 18 years as a child and young adult (you can read about it here
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She returns 25 years later to speak to an audience of people who have known her all her life, including the pastor that still resides at the church, Norm Few.
And if you think for a minute that hearing a presentation about chronic illness is going to be boring or depressing, think again! In her “girlfriend” style Lisa shares the humor in weight gain due to medication as well as simple challenges like trying on a belt. You’ll feel refreshed and motivated to take a second look at God’s plan for your life.
Here is a clip below (it really DOES get more spiritual, but illness shouldn't always be so depressing, directories!
“Thanks for the laugh right?) In the first 8 days of it being online it had over 500 views at youtube and other video, for Rest Ministries, Inc., and for all you do so we can have a soft place to land.” Joyce Meyers
Lisa Copen is the founder and director of Rest Ministries, Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend Mosaic Moments Devotional Why Can’t I Make People Understandand Bible studies for the chronically ill.
She is a popular speaker at churches and conferences and the founder of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. Rest Ministries is an affiliate of Joni and Friend International Disability Ministries. Lisa resides in San Diego, CA with her husband, Joel & son, Joshua, and has lived with degenerative rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia sine 1993.