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Love

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 22, 2017

Love doesn’t want you to change; it just wants you to choose to change. Love allows another to be them self. It’s care-ing them through the tough and difficult time. Love sticks closer than a brother. It stands at the doorstep of input and asks for an invitation. Love honors integrity and commitment. It sees value in the eternal over the temporal; in the internal more than the exterior. Love puts feelings in their place; underfoot of what’s honorable. Love sees itself as a friend to those who wouldn’t befriend themselves. It outlasts what would cause it to quit.  Love […]

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Our Family’s Miracle Christmas

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 8, 2017

In November 2015, our daughter Jodi and her Mexican husband Mario were married in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Mario has a successful fishing business there, so they chose to live in the nice warm sunshine of P.V. Puerto Vallarta is the place where my husband Duane and I celebrated our anniversary for 15 years and also took our children for vacations. Now our daughter was blessed to call this home and our family was excited to have even more reasons to visit. In October of 2016, Duane and I came to Puerta Vallarta because the newlyweds were blessed to have a […]

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We Are On the Move

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 3, 2017

From Rex and Carolyn After all the broken bones, Rex is on the mend and doing great. All the rehab appointments have been endured and he is almost back to “normal,” whatever that means. He can walk a mile and doesn’t limp. God has been faithful in restoring his health and we give Him the glory. Our home went on the market at 2:00 PM on a Monday about a month ago and we had a signed contract by 9:00 PM that evening. Within 2 weeks we had a contract on our next home. So the Johnsons are moving!  And […]

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Shield of Trust Prayer 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 1, 2017

When you don’t understand, God invites you to lean into Him and to trust. The following prayer guides you how to pray holding up your shield of trust, regardless of what is going on around you. Father, when things are shaky or dark and I don’t understand, I redirect my focus to Your great heart of love for me and Your power and presence. When I don’t know what to pray, I trust Your goodness. Ps. 31:19, 34:8, 100:5, 119:68, 136:1, 145:7 I trust that You are sovereign. You have all authority and all power. Matt. 28:18 I trust that […]

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The Battle Belongs To The Lord

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 24, 2017

I have learned that we are to set our minds on the things above and not be entangled by the fights, the reactions, the hurts of this earth. The next time your loved one is losing their cool – venting on you – pray in your spirit to swiftly place you in the heavenlies. See their hurt, do not feel their words. Do not receive (and it is a choice) the darts of the devil which would cause you to personalize what is said. Thank God for your gift and it will shine when He gives you the ability to […]

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Forgiveness is Tough – Part One

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 17, 2017

The last time I wrote the topic was a softened heart. If you missed it click here to read it. (It is still available under Having Been Gone) The responses we received and the prayer requests for help in that area indicated it is an area where many of us need continued focus. A companion topic for a softened heart is that of forgiveness.   Why is forgiveness so hard to accomplish? For me, the answer seems so simple now – although there was a time in life that I struggled with both forgiveness and why it was so hard. […]

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Judging and the Runaway Believer

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 10, 2017

Luke 6:35-37 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. A believer who runs from God and lives sinfully for a season may say he/she is being “judged” or looked down upon by other […]

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Please Welcome Our Newest CKI Board Member David Dawson

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 5, 2017

David Dawson has been a member of the Bellevue, Washington, Covenant Keepers group for many years and has attended numerous CKI conferences and retreats. He had a long career working first in retail grocery and then after graduating from tech school, repairing computing equipment for several different companies eventually retiring from the Boeing Company in 2006. David is a member of a Baptist community church where he’s been on the stewardship committee and served as an usher. He is a lifetime member of the Good Sam (RV) Club and enjoys camping and traveling in a trailer with a chapter of […]

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Right This Way

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 3, 2017

My son-in-law, Scott Toal, writes a blog titled “Better Blessings.” Often while reading his blog I think of all the covenant keepers around the world who would benefit from what he says and I will store that specific post in a folder titled “CK.” Below is one such post: “Sometimes we may need help finding the love of God. Not that God would hide His love, but sometimes it is difficult for us to find even something as immense as God’s love for us. “Think of it as a theater with the house lights down and the stage lights up. […]

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The Choice is Yours

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 27, 2017

Take inventory. Thoughts will either bind you or free you. They either tell you what you can’t do or what He’s already done for you. They proclaim victory this side of the Red Sea or defeat because life is too hard. They either jump into what God is doing at the moment or worry how the rest of life will end up. They will either dive into “what’s next” or shrink back at the water’s depth. They will either proclaim, “Anywhere with You” or “All I have is little ole me.” They will either increase you or decrease you. They will either seek to know God or […]

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