So you have got M.E. Or you know someone who has it. You are not alone - even though you may feel it. It is thought that M.E. now affects up to 240,000 people in this country, with cases of the illness well out-numbering those of M.S. (multiple sclerosis).
A catalogue of all the articles on ME written by Margaret Williams and Professor Malcolm Hooper can now be found at:
Looking back with ME – Living for a quarter of a century with the neuroimmume disorder ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). Published by Day One Publications – click here for further details or contact:
Day One Publications,
Phone: 01568 613 740
Also available on Amazon - http://amzn.eu/hzuH9Yo
From Page Three of Looking back with ME -
I appreciated reading Hazel’s witness to the Lord’s grace in saving her, and all His subsequent dealings, which comes over very well and much to His glory. I trust the information given about ME may open the eyes of people to take this condition seriously, especially the medical profession.
Rev. John Thackway, Pastor, Holywell Evangelical Church
It was most moving to read of the way the Lord has led Hazel these past years, and I was richly blessed by her regular reminders that God is sovereign in every detail of our lives.
Derek French, Elder, Hanney Chapel near Wantage
This book documents Hazel’s life both before and since her illness. No, it isn’t cheerful to read about a chronic illness and some of the difficulties both with diagnosis and in terms of management of the condition. Yet Hazel is a Christian and is clear that she has a hope greater than this life. Of course, this book is of relevance to people with ME, but it is also relevant to those of us who have been given many years of good health. It is easy to moan and forget to be thankful for this gift. It is encouraging to be reminded of the Lord and His promises.
Sarah Jones, former consultant physician, London
I hope that the information on this site will be of some help to you. I am not a doctor. This website is designed to give general information only, and is in no way a substitute for medical advice. I cannot recommend or endorse any particular treatment, and different people respond to different things anyway. If in doubt, seek the advice of a doctor before trying anything new. The advice given in the site is simply what I have learnt from my own experiences of having M.E. I have tried to include the details of M.E. that I would like to have known at the beginning of my illness and to include some practical advice. I also pray that the information given may encourage you to hope in the Lord, however difficult your situation may be.
On any website it would be impossible to cover all the information that is currently available on M.E., but I hope to look briefly at:
- What Is M.E.?
- What Can I Do About M.E.?
- What Other Help Is Available?
- Why Does God Allow Us To Suffer?
- On Eagles Wings
- Further Reading
Click on the links in the left column to view the different sections.
The information found in this website is also available in a book "On Eagles Wings--A Christian Perspective on M.E." published by Quinta Press. It can be purchased from -
Tabernacle Bookshop, Metropolitan Tabernacle
Elephant & Castle, LONDON SE1 6SD
Telephone: (+44) (0)20 7735 7076
Online Bookshop link
Quinta Press, Meadow View, Weston Rhyn,
Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7RN
Phone: (+44) (0)1691 778659
Boys Just Like Me and Girls Just Like You by Jean Stapleton. Produced as small, padded, hardback giftbooks for children, these books each contain 50 short accounts of people in the Bible who trusted God. The books are designed to help children get to know more about people in the Bible and, as a result, about the Bible as a whole and the God Who these people put their trust in, and who He used in many different ways.
God’s Special Tent – The Story of the Tabernacle and What Came After – by Jean Stapleton (my mother). A4 size and 52 pages long, this book is part of the Christian Focus Activity for Kids Series. It centres on the Tabernacle of Old Testament times and includes a cut-out model of the Tabernacle which children can make for themselves. For further details, please click here.
Read with Me written by Jean Stapleton and published by Christian Focus Publications. This is a book of 365 Bible readings for parents (or grand-parents) to do with their children (roughly ages 4 -9). For further details see:
It can be purchased from The Tabernacle Bookshop
Hedged About – Hedged About gardening services is a gardening business run by my brother Tim Stapleton in the North Down area of County Down, Northern Ireland. For further details please see the website – www.hedgedabout.co.uk
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