Why Am I Not getting Emails From Rest Ministries This Week?

Trumpet vine flowers, with raindrops

Dear friends,

I have figured out how to drop you an email to let you know that
the Rest Ministries site has been down recently and that is why you
have not received emails, etc. from us this week.

Last Sunday, I decided to make a list of all of the things on the web site that had little quirks I could not figure out how to fix and get someone I had hired in the past to give me a quote. One of
these things was “automatic updates.” Well, in making my list, I hit a wrong button and “kabam!” Web site gone.

And I could not figure out how to get it back. The man I have
hired, Jason, has been working on it all week and I hope it will be
up this weekend.

Since the site went live in 1996, it has never been down this long.

But. . . I have lifted it up to the Lord. It is in His control.
Normally, I would likely have been such a wreck over this that
everyone around me would have, well, been miserable! Instead, my
son was home sick from school, I began the Orencia drug (an
infusion for rheumatoid arthritis). I made it to a psychiatrist
visit for my son and his parent/teacher meeting and Ta Kwon Do
graduations for my husband (his first!) and one this morning for my
son.

As my web site sat empty, Josh and I sat at the table and made a
Henry Ford paper doll for his school book report.

I’ve been on an interesting journey, and I have to say that God has
been using the life-coaching thing in many ways. This week I was
reminded of my personality style and its strength and weaknesses. I
believe my illness has made some parts of me more “moderate” (for
example, my soul love spontaneity; the body, not so much!)but I
also see that I was just wired a certain way. The results of the
personality test described me as well at age 6 as it does today.

My point is, I SO LOVE this ministry. And I can so see why, despite
all of my faults, God has blessed me by placing me in an area where
I get to be a part of your lives and chronic illness ministry.

Behind the scenes right now, God is reshaping and molding the
ministry into a new place where He is more prevalent than ever.
Despite the web site being down this week, I’ve not stressed about
it, but instead have continued to work on future Bible studies for
the ministry and pray about God’s direction.

I apologize for the inconvenience of not getting our messages this
week, but I hope we will be back soon. I (Lisa) “…always thank
God for all of you and continually mention you in [my] prayers.” as
1 Thess 1:2 says, and I thank you for your prayers for me and Rest
Ministries as well.

On a side note, we do still have our bookstore working at
http://chronicillnessbooks.com and appreciate any shopping you may
do. We’ve had just a few small orders this week and we are not
covering our basic expenses at all.If God has blessed you
financially, we appreciate your help in this way too. If not,
please don’t concern yourself with it.Use coupon code 60OFFOCT10
9copy and paste it to get the “o”s and “zeros” right.  It’s good
for an EXTRA 60% off 47 items in the OCT Sale section at
http://tinyurl.com/rm-octsale !

Blessings to You,
Lisa

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2 thoughts on “Why Am I Not getting Emails From Rest Ministries This Week?

  1. Actually everything you said in your email about the site going down and especially how you felt about it has ministered to me in a time of deep sorrow. I took a real tumble about an incident that happened in the ministry that God has given me. I am not as mature as you are. My response has not been to lift it up to the Lord but to ask why. I have been very depressed which is not good for my illness because something went terribly wrong in a ministry that God gave me, a ministry that I iniitally fought because I did not want it. But slowly He convicted me that it was His will. And slowly I have come around to give it to Him. When this incident happened, I just could not accept it. “This is God’s ministry”, I cried. “Things like this just don’t happen with God’s ministry.” I wailed. What happened to this website and your reaction is His answer to me that, “Yes, things go wrong that affect the very people you were trying to help and yes, that happens in MY ministry.” Now I am like David. Seeing that I acted as a beast toward Him in my despair and now I do repent. What happened to you and this website ministered to me. I guess that a lesson to both of us. God gets to choses how HIS ministry plays out.

  2. I have not received Chronic Illness Devotionals since the end of November. I tried resubmitting my email, etc. , but I get a message that I am already subscribed. Is there something else I need to do?

    Thanks,
    Linda York

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