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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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God Uses Prodigals to Improve Us!

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 13, 2017

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 Do you sometimes envy people who have seemingly perfect marriages? Do you want to cry when you see couples walking hand in hand at the park or the mall? Do you question God about your long stand when it seems your spouse keeps moving further away from Him and fom you? While it is God’s will for marriages to honor Him and represent Jesus’ relationship with His Bride the Church, God, who works […]

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From the Beginning, God Knows

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 6, 2017

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”  John 10:10 (AMP) This is a beautiful and clarifying Scripture. If there is stealing, killing and destroying going on the thief (devil) is at work. If life is enjoyable and there is an overflowing abundance, Jesus is at work. Yet we all know bad things (stealing, killing and destroying) happen to Christians. So what’s the deal? God knows every single detail of your life – from the beginning […]

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The Power of Forgiveness

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

Forgiveness is one of those things that we cannot see, yet when we exercise it, we are expressing the essence of God. Forgiveness is the primary expression of love from God. Jesus is forgiveness. If anyone had a right to hang onto a hurt, He did.  If anyone didn’t deserve what happened to them, He did. How did He not lash back at those that mocked Him? Forgiveness. How could He endure the pain of the cross, knowing full well He would have to take on the full weight of everyone’s sin (yours and mine)? Forgiveness. How could God allow […]

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Faith Is Always Forged in the Fire

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 20, 2017

“…when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8b Years ago when I was standing for the healing of our marriage, I had no idea what God was doing. I was dealing with pain, rejection, and shame. I wanted to be whole and healthy and I wanted to see my marriage healed. Looking back now I realize how limited my vision was and how small I had made our God. While I approached my situation from a somewhat selfish point of view, God was looking at it with a much larger vision. Back […]

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Choose Joy!

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 13, 2017

The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10 The breakup of a family is a very painful thing. All kinds of horrific thoughts go through our minds when we are given the “bad news” that our marriages are being torn asunder. Just a few of the words that come to mind are shock, despair, tremendous fear and disbelief. The Bible says that there is a time to mourn and I believe that it does take some time to grasp the enormity of the problems that must be faced. Some people never get over it and chose to live […]

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Always Giving Praise

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 7, 2017

Marilyn Conrad, the founder of Covenant Keepers, is my friend, my teacher and a great example of a woman of faith. In the 1980s she certainly went against the grain of our church culture when she proclaimed that God not only wanted to restore broken marriages, but in fact would, if one would trust Him for the impossible. At some point, while trusting God for this miracle, each of us has suffered persecution. It is not popular with the church, our families or our friends. But she persevered. Her husband married different women during all of these years. She persevered. […]

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Farewell to Retiring Board Members

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 2, 2017

Please join us in thanking Craig and Chris Turner for their service to the CKI Board. After 5 years of being a vital part of the direction of the ministry  they believe that God is closing one chapter in their lives and starting a new one. We are so grateful that they continue their dedication to the restoration of marriage as they will remain the advisor couple for the SE Region and one of our International ooVoo groups. The Turners also serve as advisors for 2=1 as well as teaching of several marriage classes. Below you can read a few […]

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Stretching Is So Cool 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • January 23, 2017

Ever been stretched? You know, to the point you didn’t think there is any more squeak left in you. To the point where you said this is difficult, this is hard, and Somebody’s not looking. Nothing could be further from the truth. Stretch:  To draw out beyond natural limits; to extend to the utmost. Stretching is God’s way of bringing forth life. It is how growth happens. You weigh in at 7 pounds 12 ounces and you finish out at 160 pounds. Everything from the basket to the casket is a stretch. Stretching pushes you beyond your normal limits. If we could do everything in our own strength, […]

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Reconstruction

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

We are featuring a guest article today in place of Rex Johnson’s monthly “Having Been Gone” article. Rex had a mishap at their home last Wednesday that resulted in his ankle being broken in three places. Surgery for the needed repair will take place this coming Friday, January 20th. His spirits are good. Please keep him in your prayers.   The Lord is interested in doing a reconstruction job on our lives, if we would but give Him permission. The problem with reconstruction is that for a season it may look more like demolition. We read about malicious contractors who […]

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