From Carolyn’s Desk

Covenant Keeping 301, Strife – A Profound Principle of Keeping Covenant

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 2, 2019

This is another in a series from the beginning of 2019 in which we are discussing major principles of keeping covenant.  The first two principles dealt with forgiveness and our tongue. My former pastor, Billy Joe Daugherty, wrote a small book titled Overcoming Strife – The AIDS Virus of the Spirit. Wow, the title alone will preach! Strife resides in our spirit, talks to our mind and comes out of our mouth. So it is a condition of our heart that reveals itself to others when it escapes through our mouth. Does this sound familiar? That was exactly the same […]

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The New CKI Directors Are…

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 5, 2019

Covenant Keepers as a ministry depends on the efforts of many volunteers, prayer warriors and people just like you who simply want their marriages healed and restored. Our time of ministry leadership has been the most rewarding of our lifetime. Jesus restores broken marriages – that is good news. Now it is time to pass leadership on to a younger generation who understand how to reach their peers who are in desperate need of this ministry and this good news. For the last three years the Board of Trustees has been in constant prayer seeking God’s will for leadership and […]

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Covenant Keeping 201 – The Problem With Our Tongue

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 5, 2019

Last month I talked about how to tell if you really have forgiven. I pointed out that all you have to do is listen to what comes out of your month. Even though you may never forget what happened to you in the past, that has nothing to do with forgiveness. If you are still talking about a specific incident, you have not forgiven. Today, let’s talk about the tongue. Psalm 34:11-13 says, “Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to fear the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and worship Him with obedience]. Who is the man who […]

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Another Prayer Warrior Joins the Heavenly Chorus

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • January 22, 2019

My first remembrance of Helen Turner was when she joined my CKI group in Tulsa. Helen taught school with Joyce Hasty and as they became friends Joyce realized that Helen was a covenant keeper, so she began attending my Monday night CK meetings with Joyce. Helen had one of the most unusual sounding prayer languages I had ever heard. I remember talking with Marilyn Conrad about it and she assured me that it was the real thing. The sound of Helen’s prayer language really created problems until one day a missionary visiting Victory Church told Helen that he understood her […]

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A Crown for a Hat

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • January 3, 2019

Joyce Hasty has graduated to heaven. This is a great loss to our CKI family and she will be greatly missed. Joyce joined my CKI group early in the 80s and remained a friend until she died in December 2018. I was privileged to be the one who prayed with her the day she received her prayer language after a CKI meeting.  She was a faithful CKI meeting attendee and was often quite a character at the meetings. She always had something funny to tell us about her situation while being a quick learner of things to do or not […]

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Covenant Keeping – 101

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • January 2, 2019

I firmly believe this is the most important article I have ever written. My life has been changed by writing it and I know your life can also be changed if you will listen and read carefully. I have prayed and asked the Lord what He wants for CKs in 2019 and believe He has stated we need to go back to basics. Some of you have not been with us long enough to have been taught the basics. Some of you have been around so long that you have forgotten or are now overlooking the basics, so I believe […]

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Chosen to Display God’s Redemption Story

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • December 4, 2018

Each CK’s story is unique, but there are often similarities woven through each one when shared. While keeping covenant with our spouses, each of us has suffered loss, struggled with God’s timing as we’ve waited for our prayers to be answered, and dealt with thoughts of betrayal. We continually need to be reminded that Jesus sees our pain and is doing something to help us in all those areas. Our stories of loss and heartache may be different on the outside, but the grieving and wrestling with “a marriage that is no longer” often have a similar storyline from one […]

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Thanksgiving and Praise – an Offensive Weapon

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • November 22, 2018

I’ve been thinking about all the things each of us has for which we should be thankful. It is always amazing to me that, when a group of people is asked why they are thankful, the room fills with silence. May this never happen to our CKI family! There are hundreds of reasons why each of us should continually be in a posture to give our Jesus praise. Even if you do not have a thankful heart, you can choose to rejoice in all that Jesus has done for you. Think of praise as an offensive weapon that should be […]

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Ridding Yourself of White Woolly Spots

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • November 5, 2018

We recently visited the Great Smoky Mountains where we met a relative who was visiting from Oklahoma. All of us had spent our childhoods camping with family so hiking and viewing nature from the outdoors is a favorite pastime. We were at the top of one of the highest peaks taking pictures and I noticed there were hundreds of dead fir trees. An article posted in the parking lot explained what is happening to the trees: “The balsam woolly adelgid (Adelges piceae) (BWA) is a tiny, soft-bodied insect which appears when adult as a white, woolly spot on true firs. […]

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The Door… Shut and Locked

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • October 2, 2018

It is quite normal for a Covenant Keeper to experience being with their spouse’s family for various reasons. Family members get sick and a hospital visit is the right thing to do. Children have birthdays and graduations from high school and college with a family gathering to celebrate an accomplishment. A family member dies and there is a funeral to attend. There will be reasons why you, your spouse and your spouse’s family will be together and many times this gathering happens in a small space making it impossible to ignore anyone. Often your spouse will be there with the […]

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