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Rest for Your Soul

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • October 16, 2018

                   In Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV), Jesus says, “Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” What a promise! Think about that for a moment. That invitation and promise is made specifically for you. “Come to me,” Jesus says. He didn’t say to go to your family, or friends, or […]

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Freedom from Your Past

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • September 17, 2018

Below is a message we are using with permission from Jimmy Evans at MarriageToday. The message can be applied to many situations CKs find in their lives today. Pray and ask Jesus if this relates to your life. “Karen and I have wonderful parents and in-laws, but let’s face it: No parent is perfect. The imperfect parenting individuals experience while growing up leads to baggage that can harm our marriages. “The two most prominent types of baggage are iniquities and inner vows. “Iniquities. Exodus 34:7 tells of how God inflicts “the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to […]

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Could Your Frustrations Be His Plans in Process?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • August 11, 2018

Have you ever had an event or series of events that were so frustrating that you wanted to pull your hair out by the roots? Of course you have. At the end when the circumstance was resolved have you seen the hand of God in the process or result? As I write this our annual CKI Families Are Forever conference has just been completed and the time seemed to fly by with all the activities of planning, coordinating and executing the conference. Because we usually print a lot of materials to prepare for the conference we needed to have the […]

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We Can Rebuild Our Marriage If We Put God At The Center

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 14, 2018

Prayers get answered. Don’t let anyone or anything make you think otherwise. Never ever doubt that your prayers are being heard and that our God is working for those who love Him. I have prayed for general changes in my marriage but the specific prayers are the ones I have found are the ones God answered. I have prayed for God to work in me. Those prayers started in November of 2010 right after my wife and I separated. I knew “we” had problems, issues, etc., but I also found that I alone could not change the problems “we” had […]

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Before I Formed You…I Know the Plans I Have For You

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 19, 2018

I have once again been reading in Jeremiah and remembered that I had written on the topics of God knowing us before we are born and having definite plans for us. I remain in awe of the prophets of old that were called of God to bring His messages to the kings and peoples of Old Testament times. So today I am “recycling” an older article with additional comments. Jeremiah was one of those who were called by God. Jeremiah felt inadequate for the job. He was too young and he knew nothing about public speaking or how to approach […]

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New Smartphone App

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 14, 2018

As I was reviewing some old material I came across the following article written a few years ago. Some of you may remember it. I confess I wrote it in a light-hearted and joking manner – but as I reflected on it I realized that the “issues” outlined in the development of a “Stander’s App” are with us today as much as when the article first appeared. I hope reading or re-reading it brings you both a smile and some thoughtful introspection. Soon to be available for your iPhone or Android device – The Stander’s App!!! Why not? It seems […]

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Endurance

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 16, 2018

Recently I have been writing on topics such as perseverance, opposition and vigilance. My thoughts this time have turned to endurance. According to one dictionary the definition of endurance is “the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.” As I read that I was reminded of my days of U S Marine Corps boot camp and the physical and mental endurance it took to survive a few weeks of that program. The Merriam Webster dictionary definition of endurance is “the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; especially: the ability to sustain a […]

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Vigilance, Opposition and Perseverance

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 19, 2018

The Book of Nehemiah is a great book of the Bible for covenant keepers. It is a study of one man’s vision of what God wanted from him and the seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve that vision. It is a story of starting over, recovering from failure, winning favor with those in high places, overcoming shortages, enduring ridicule and lies, defying open hostility, winning cooperation from diverse groups and completing the vision. Nehemiah was a humble cup bearer (wine servant) to the King when he learned of the destruction of the walls of Jerusalem. He immediately spent several days in […]

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