From Carolyn’s Desk

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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How Do You Make Decisions?

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

To make a decision, you: flip a coin, consult an Ouija board, or consult ungodly people? It has been said that we make 35,000 decisions each day. Most of these decisions are minor but decisions none the less. Many, an estimated 225 decisions, are based upon food. Interesting to consider that even by not making a decision you are making a decision. But the top number one decision is whether or not to worship God. Will you keep Jesus at the center of it all? Joaquin Molina has spoken at the CKI conference and is counted as a friend of the […]

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Is God Asleep In Your Boat?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 25, 2018

Is God Asleep In Your Boat? This is another blog that I am grabbing from my son-in-law Scott Toal, because it has so many covenant-keeping principles. The first paragraph is exactly how most CKIs think when they first begin their journey. It really doesn’t seem as if God is aware of what is happening in your life. Read this and think about how you would react to the situation that the disciples found themselves experiencing. I’m Sleeping! “Did it ever seem like when you were going through something very hard, very heavy, very scary, that God was asleep?  He was […]

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Courage and Patience in Suffering

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

Don’t allow the title to cause you to stop reading. There is a battle to be fought. Prayer is the battlefield and the victory comes through faith. I declare over each covenant keeper that you have a spirit of a warrior deep inside. The devil is afraid of you because he recognizes the Holy Spirit within you. He has been defeated and he knows it. You will, however, be tested by him to see if you know this truth. Referencing a “warrior spirit,” Retired U.S Army Lt. General William “Jerry” Boykin speaking to military couples at the Billy Graham Training […]

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Mother’s Day Thought on “Mini-Me”

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 12, 2018

This blog post has been stirring in my heart for some time – both because of personal conviction and cultural pervasiveness. What is it that has been stirring?? It’s the “mini-me” culture that has invaded mother-daughter relationships. I’ve seen it in clothing catalogs and social media. And I’ve beamed inwardly and outwardly when hearing others refer to our daughter being my “mini-me.” This beaming, however, ended with the Lord’s conviction and the vision of something greater. At the root of my conviction was selfishness and a flattery-hunger that begged the question, “Do I really want her to be just like […]

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Grace: Unmerited, Unearned and Undeserved

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 30, 2018

Becky Morrison is a friend of the Johnsons. Becky and her husband Tommy host a party every year at the end of the Families Are Forever conference at their home on Lake Wylie for all the Covenant Keepers who attend the conference. Becky recently did a devotional at the Lake Wylie Community Bible Study (CBS) about grace. This article is taken from her devotional and applicable to how every covenant keeper should live their life, especially in extending grace to their spouse. Today I feel like I am to share and talk to you all about grace. Not because I […]

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75 Cents – Consider This

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

We just spent the evening with a couple who have a restored marriage. They brought along their two children – one who is about to graduate from high school and one in middle school. All evening long my mind kept wandering to what those children’s lives would look like if their parents had not decided to follow the Lord’s plan. My eyes kept watching as they played on their phones and had an enjoyable evening eating good food in the presence of both of their contented parents. The parent who was the covenant keeper made the comment they wished everyone […]

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