Seminar: How To Keep It Together When Everything Around You is Falling Apart

Maureen Pratt

Do you ever feel like the crises in your life just keep stacking up? Sometimes it becomes a real challenge to remain optimistic when our friends are going on vacations and we are just trying to get through our newest battle with our disease–plus the rest of life! It can all feel like it’s falling apart –financial battles, painful relationships, raising children or grandchildren. The stress adds up. Maureen will help us to understand how to face crises with confidence and how to avoid spreading ourselves too thin in serving others, while trying to take care of ourselves.

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Audio file – Maureen Pratt

About Maureen Pratt

Maureen Pratt has lived with serious, chronic illness and pain for most of her life. Before she was 18 years old, she’d had pneumonia 13 times, and since then developed multi-organ involved lupus, cardiovascular disease, scoliosis, autoimmune thyroid disease, iron deficient anemia, Sjogren’s disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, thrombocytopenia (low platelets), and Plummer-Vinson Syndrome, among other illnesses. She’s also bald, as a result of alopecia totalis!

Despite her health challenges, Maureen dreamed of being a writer.

When she was diagnosed with lupus, God put her on a path that has led to her writing books, articles, and giving seminars like this one, always with the intent of inspiring and educating others on ways to live as fully as possible no matter what hardships, illnesses, pain or challange might occur. Maureen’s books include, “Beyond Pain: Job, Jesus, and Joys,” and the bestselling, “Peace in the Storm: Meditations on Chronic Pain & Illness.”

Get to know Maureen! Maureen’s web site | Maureen on Facebook | Maureen on Twitter

Maureen’s Books: Beyond Pain: Job, Jesus, and Joy and the bestselling, Peace in the Storm: Meditations on Chronic Pain and Illness.


  1. admin says

    thanks, maureen! I tweeted this out too. a lot of ppl are coming later to watch conferences so check back too. thank you for doing this!

    • says

      Hi, Lisa,

      It’s a pleasure! I noticed you changed the time, too, so maybe some will watch at 5 instead of the 3 slot. I will check back.

      The week is going splendidly, by the way! Good work!!!

  2. says

    This is some really awesome advice & encouragement for ANYone going through a crisis-whether or not you struggle with a chronic illness. Thanks,Maureen for sharing today :)

  3. Sheena says

    I have a question about the video. Is a transcript available? I am hard of hearing and was not able to hear what was being said. The cc button on the Youtube video did not work to bring up any captions/subtitles.

    Thank you very much for your help and for all you do! Rest Ministries has helped me so much through my own journey of faith while struggling with a chronic illness.

  4. says

    Hello, Sheena,

    Thank you for your email. I’ll make sure Lisa sees it and gets back to you; I’m not sure if there will be a transcript, but Lisa will definitely know.

    May you be abundantly blessed with and in spite of your health challenges,
    Joys and peace,

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