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