The Ministry of Lisa Copen

Lisa Copen, Founder of Rest Ministries which serves the chronically ill, shares about mothering, illness, ministry and more.

Archive for Thanks for the Mention!

Are You a Work at Home Mom?

Are you  a Christian work at home mom? I wanted to take  a moment to say thank you to the Christian Work at Home Mom web site that recently featured my article, When Your Friend Has a Chronic Illness – How Moms with Illness Need Encouraged.

Being a Christian work at home mom with an illness is quite a calling! I have been doing “it” for 6 years now… not always gracefully, not always with sanity, and often in PJs, but because of your grace, it’s been one of the most amazing experiences.

Here is some information from CWHM (and yes, they have a dads group too!)

CWAHM is the place where Stay at Home Moms, Working Moms and WAHMs find Work at Home Success!

Since 2000, Christian Work at Home Moms, CWAHM.com, has been providing resources to help women find great work at home careers. We also strive to help moms market their home businesses at a fraction of the cost of other websites.

You can find everything you need – from articles, job listings and work at home ideas to freebies, advertising, custom banner design and so much more! Tune in every Tuesday at 11am EST for the LIVE CWAHM Podcast!

I am planning on having a speaker give a seminar during National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week on how to be a work at home mom with an illness. If you’d like a blog on the topic to be considered, please let me know and be sure to tune in for the show too.__SIGN~4

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THANK YOU for the Honor of “Hero” Award

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Well, it was officially announced last week, I won the “audience choice” award for the Our Bodies Ourselves contest as the Women’s Health Hero. I was thrilled and planned to blog about it right away, but then I kept reading through all the nice things you wrote, and bawled. And then read some more. And felt so unworthy.

If you all could see how many days I work late still in my jammies. If you saw how dirty my kitchen floor was right now. If you saw me sitting here working on the computer while I let my son play video games. If you saw the days I am just so exhausted and worn out I can hardly pray let alone blog or answer emails…. a hero?

But as I read through all your wonderful comments, I realized we are all each others heroes. I hope you feel like I am one of you. I don’t have my life together.  I feel like I am hanging on by a thread some days, just trying to get through one more event, get to the next activity, plan one more exciting family adventure.

Right now, I am supposed to be over at the school carnival in about an hour. It’s actually drizzling today, just enough that my knees are full of fluid and I remember from last year there is no where to sit at the school’s playground where I can see my son run around. Besides, I want to play with him! I want to take photos.

I was organized enough that I bought a cake yesterday for the cake walk today. No, I didn’t bake it and I don’t feel a bit bad about that. I have been on Nutrisystem 5 weeks now and have lost 11 lbs (So THERE, prednisone, you DON’T control me!) and I was not going to have the scent of Betty Crocker floating through the house and icing covering the counter.

You are all my heroes. Thank you for making Rest Ministries possible.

Thank you for voting for me and all your precious comments. By actually winning the thing (I was amazed!) Rest Ministries and National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness week gained lots (and will continue to) of exposure… thus… we can reach more people too.

I know, it’s not about numbers, but to me sometimes it is. Each person is precious to God and I want them to know it–and the more the better, right?

Love you,

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