The Ministry of Lisa Copen

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

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Host Interview with Lisa for Invisible Illness Week Blog Tour

handstypingGuess what? Lisa is doing a blog tour to help spread the word about Invisible Illness Week and we are opening up our calendar so book your blog today! The tour is July 27 – September 13th and Lisa hopes to help spread the word about Invisible Illness Week! How does it work?

You sign up for the day that you would like to post an interview with Lisa on your blog. Lisa has answered a variety of questions about NICIAW and you will receive a unique “article” to post—meaning each post may say something similar but the article in itself is unique.

(We are pointing that out because many blog tours provide all blogs with the same exact article, which can cause Google to see it as duplicate content. The wording of the article for your blog site will be completely unique, so Google will actually like it!)

We provide the article with hyperlinks already embedded into the code and graphics that you can upload.

When you sign up you can also submit 2 questions of your own to Lisa that she will answer and email back to you to post with the interview. You can write the intro paragraph, change the wording of the questions, make it sound “like you.”

We are excited to reach many blogs that represent a wide variety of medical professions, as well as illnesses. If you have to wonder if an illness “applies” – it does. And invisible illness can be anything from cancer to migraines, bipolar disorder to lupus, or fibromyalgia to autism. bk_beyondcasseroles

Every blog host will receive a free copy of Lisa’s book, “Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend.” It’s a paperback book but we will be giving away a free pdf digital version.

Thank you for your influence in the illness community by sharing your own experiences as well as bringing people together. Once your date is confirmed we will:

  • Post your participation on our Twitter accounts, Facebook, My Space, etc.
  • The day your blog posts we will post it on our Twitter as well. We will do a Twitter post of any blog hosts who have a Twitter account
  • It will be added to our mass calendar for II Week
  • The schedule will be announced via a press release at SBWire.com where it will also hit Google News. The schedule will also be posted on all of our social networks, Invisible Illness Week web site, illnesstwitters.ning.com and more.

We are excited to let people discover how many spectacular health, illness and medical bloggers are out there. If you are interested in hosting, please click here to sign up ASAP to grab your preferred slot!

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Author Shares About Beauty From Within

We are excited to be participating in the Virtual Book Tour of Candy Wood Lindley, author of Face of Faith: Discovering a Different Kind of Makeover

candylindyIn a world obsessed with perfection of the outer appearance and makeovers of every kind, Candy discovered a different kind of makeover—one that lasts—a makeover of the heart.

Candy’s life seemed to have fallen into place. Blessed with an idyllic childhood and loving parents who doted on their precocious only child with a mind of her own, she grew up with grace and charm in the Old South of the 1950s and ’60s.

As a speech and drama major at the University of Alabama, vivacious, petite Candy channeled her boundless energy and passion to be “on stage.” Marriage, blessed with two darling children, followed … and then the diagnosis at age 30 that changed her life and her looks forever.

Her only chance at survival was a surgery so drastic that, according to her doctors, she would lose the greater portion of her face including the right eye and possibly the left, leaving her severely deformed. Candy awoke with a new face on the outside and a renewed commitment to her Lord on the inside.

On life’s stage, Candy chose to surrender to a different kind of makeover by the Master’s hands.

In her book, Face of Faith, Candy tells her amazing story—a true medical miracle—as she set out to discover who she was apart from her physical looks.

When doctors told Candy Wood Lindley that she had six months to live, she prayed that God would allow her to see her two young children grow up. That was 1982.

Candy was diagnosed with a baseball-sized tumor in the center of her head. Eight surgeries and several years later, she was left facially disfigured but determined to make the most of what she had. In 1987, she was one of twenty-five recipients of Clairol’s national “Take Charge Award,” given to women who have overcome obstacles and turned their lives around after the age of thirty.

This was awarded to her for the production of two nationally released videos, together called Let’s Face It. One dealt with makeup techniques for the facially disfigured and the other with wig and scarf applications for hair loss patients.

In 1997, she was given the Life Inspiration Award by the American Cancer Society. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons gave Candy their “Patients of Courage Award” in 2004, and she accepted the 2005 Legacy of Courage Award from Alabama’s For the Cause.

The co-author of the book is Kathi Macias, a popular speaker and prolific author. She has published twenty-two books and hundreds of articles.

Whether keyboarding her latest book, keynoting a conference, or riding on the back of her husband’s Harley, Kathi is a lady on a mission to communicate God’s vision. Her insightful words—filled with passion, humor, and soul nourishment—refresh audiences from all walks of life, and her Spanish devotionals, “Desde el Corazon del Padre” (with English translations), can be found on http://www.Crosswalk.com each Monday.

Her newest book, Beyond Me: Living a You-First Life in a Me-First World, was released in July 2008 from New Hope Publishers and was named “top pick” in the Christian Living category by Christian Retailing Magazine.

Remember to join us May 20th at this blog!

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