Post Tagged as ‘Rejection’

Forgiving in the Midst of Betrayal

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • August 1, 2016

Carolyn’s Notes:  Alicia is a member of the CKI group that I lead. I believe her openness about the pain she experienced will help bring healing to those still experiencing the pain of betrayal and abandonment. May you find a treasured memory while experiencing time with the perfect Bridegroom. He is your only hope of peace during this time of separation. Betrayal and abandonment are astoundingly painful places to be.  In my own experience of betrayal or abandonment facing divorce I felt raw, like something unreal was happening.  It was tempting to keep myself company with self-pity.  But instead, I […]

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Best Job in the World

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 1, 2016

I vividly remember the time I heard Marilyn Conrad, the founder of Covenant Keepers, say that she believed she had the best job in the world. The first thought that crossed my mind was that surely she was kidding. She wouldn’t be doing this job if her husband hadn’t left her and her life turned upside down. But, no, that was not what she meant – she really loved her job. Well, I must step over to her side of the road and say, “I have the best job in the world.” I love to pray with and for CKs […]

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Act Worthy of Yourself

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • January 4, 2016

We received an email message from Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council. He stated: “Dr. Joseph Warren, spoken on March 6, 1775: ‘Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful, but we have many friends, determined to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution… On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.’ Dr. Joseph Warren acted worthy of himself. He was killed by a musket shot […]

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A “Will Do” God

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • October 28, 2015

Do you remember when you were a child and your earthly father promised to do something or take you somewhere, but for some reason he couldn’t do it or he didn’t do it? You would say, “But you promised!” Well, we have a heavenly Father who promised and WILL DO. We can go to Him and say, “You promised that those who fear the commandment of the Lord will be rewarded. You promised that he who walks with wise men will be wise. You promised that a good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of […]

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Ten Recovery Steps After Being Misjudged

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • October 26, 2015

You’ve been there. Your intentions were misread. You meant one thing and someone inserted their own interpretation of your motives. The sting is all you can see for the moment. What are the steps to take when something as damaging as this hits you broadside? Acknowledge the sting. The wound. The hurt. Especially if the person is close to you. Minimizing the pain just sends it underground to surface in a different form to be dealt with another day. It’s going to hit you sooner or later; this way you get to pick the position you are in when it hits. […]

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How Big is Your Marriage Restoration Dream?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • October 5, 2015

My article last month titled The Headline of Your Marriage referenced the Bible story about Joseph. Joseph didn’t have control of his life, but what he did have control of was the headline of his life. He didn’t exactly use wisdom when he told his brothers about the dreams God had given to him about the future. His brothers didn’t call him Joseph but rather they called him “dreamer.” We all remember that Joseph’s father had given him a coat of many colors because according to Genesis 37:3, “Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons…” He […]

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Perseverance

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • September 14, 2015

In the USA we recently observed the anniversary date of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Those catastrophes claimed thousands of lives and affected many more thousands. It was the direct result of evil forces at work. As a nation the USA came together and addressed the issue. We fought back and continue to fight evil terrorism. We will persevere as a nation. As a believer in covenant marriage you may have had the “unthinkable” happen. Your marriage was attacked and possibly fell. Perhaps it is still there but like a building damaged […]

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“But if not…”

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 20, 2015

Do the names Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah bring back memories of Sunday School lessons as a child? If not, how about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego? Most of us remember their names and the story of the fiery furnace. If you do not know the story or the details are hazy I urge you to read the book of Daniel in the Old Testament. Their story and that of Daniel (called Belteshazzar by the Chaldeans) is one of absolute faith in their God – to the point of death for disobeying the Chaldean king in whose service they had been placed. […]

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Be Moved with Compassion

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 11, 2015

Scripture demonstrates time and again God’s infinite compassion for us. Moved with compassion He multiplies, delivers, bestows mercy, protects, forgives, is slow to anger, heals, restores and so much more. His compassion overlooks, actually covers, our shortcomings (all have come short) and extends infinite blessing and grace to us. The love of God is demonstrated in His being moved to compassion on our behalf. Jesus’ earthly ministry demonstrated many times how He was moved with compassion and, well, He did what His Father does. I am sure compassion played a big part in the founding of Covenant Keepers. Compassion can […]

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Provision to Grow Beyond Where You Are Today

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 19, 2015

This simply takes allowing your heart to be stretched in an area in God’s love. God’s kind of love plants its feet in the middle of a circumstance and reaches all the way to heaven to believe Him for a righteous end. See if these can be stretching statements. There is pain in the stretching, but gain in the blessing. There is appreciation of the loss, yet anticipation for its Replacement. There is a smile for what life was and a heart hungry for the guarantee of life to come. There is a surrender of the impotent, to gain a […]

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