Thank you so much for all the prayers! I can FEEL them! The fact that my body holds up under sitting in this chair for 12 hours a day is TRULY a miracle. I have a bit of information and some praises to share too.
I hope you will continue to join us today for Invisible Illness Week’s virtual conference. Yesterday we had a few quirks when GoDaddy, the international ISP went down. Thankfully, all of our site is hosted elsewhere, but for a few hours the shortcut link, “http://invisibleillnessconference.com” was not working. All is fine today. If there are any issues like this, be sure to check out the Invisible Illness Week Facebook Page or our Event Page, as I can quickly provide updates such as this in those 2 places.
We have some great topics today. Arlene is a joy and has some great tips that those of us with illness can put into place today; Rosalind–always full of real tips that make you THINK when it comes to the workplace and illness; And Tiffany will share a real process of getting from who am I now after this diagnosis to a better place–celebrating who you are! Remember, all are archived too!
I am also excited about all the buzz on the internet, we had 2 press releases come out yesterday about II Week, National Invisible Illness Week Features Virtual Conference This Week and Invisible Illness Awareness Week Sponsored by Christian Illness Ministry . These are great to email a pastor or health editor if you know someone who may be interested.
We also go some national coverage with the Huffington Post publishing one of my articles and nearly 50 of you have shared it on Facebook. (Thank you!) It is always nice to have national coverage, right? If you can comment and click the “like” button, it will show national press that we are out here–and not invisible! I know. . . Huffington Post is not our usual stomping ground, but can you imagine a better “missionary field”??
Twitter is quite abuzz about #iiwk12 – which is our hashtag for Invisible Illness Awareness Week. Even if you are not on Twitter, you can see what others are saying, and MANY people are posting links to their blogs about living with an invisible illness. I encourage you to check those out!
Thank you so much for your help in spreading the word, writing comments to our speakers and bloggers, and taking part–whether it be telling a friend on the phone, emailing something to a friend who has a health-related web site, whatever. YOU are making this possible.
Please continue to pray for all involved. There are so many who do not know Jesus and they are hurting in so many ways. Please pray that this week will be a turning point for them, as they look more closely at what God can do in their life.
On this day of 9/11 when many are grieving those who they have lost, remember–you are still here. Take care of yourself. It sounds cliche, but you do have a purpose and life is precious. “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut.”Proverbs 23:18.