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Devotions

September/October Newsletter Released

We just put together our latest newsletter.  Please click the following to download it:

Newsletter_September_2012

FYI: The newsletter is fairly large and may take a few minutes to download, so it’s not your computer but rather the download that is

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God’s promises

I am not much of one who searches for “signs” from God in life’s circumstances and through nature, which could be to my fault, but God spoke to me through a “sign” yesterday.

Kim and I have been going through …

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Waiting for Ecuador

We are sitting in Miami International Airport waiting as a part of a 9 hour layover.  Simeon is definitely enjoying the escalators, elevators, moving sidewalks, wheelchairs and golf carts.  It has been a wonderful week of being in beautiful Charleston, …

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March 2012 Newsletter Released

We just put together our latest newsletter.  Please click the following to download it:

MARCH 2012 NEWSLETTER (CLICK HERE)

There is a lot to update you on the from the last time we published a newsletter before Christmas.  Everything is …

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Covenant Home Altar

Just wanted to let all of you Covenanters know that Kim is the author of the Devotionals for this week’s Covenant Home Altar.  Just in case you had it and hadn’t looked at the devotions for this week.  I think …

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When Helping Hurts: Chapter 7

This is chapter is all about Short-Term Mission (STM) teams, mission teams sent from the U.S. and other developed countries to go and help in developing countries.  I have to say it is good I (Joel) read this chapter a …

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Fathers – A Light but Good Read

“A Man of Honor — Inspiration and Wisdom to Celebrate Fatherhood” is a good read for all you fathers out there.  It’s filled with lots of quotes, bible verses and stories about parenting and fatherhood.  There is a lot that …

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Another Book We Recommend

I (Joel) recently finished a book that I would recommend for you to read, if you haven’t already.  The book is “Too Busy Not To Pray” by Bill Hybels.  This is a very popular book which many have read; I …

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Chapter 4 – When Helping Hurts

Sorry it has been a little while since we have posted an update on our book that we are reading.  We had read this chapter a little while ago but just have been so busy with travel and all that …

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The Prodigal Son – No Story Book Ending

Luke 15:11-32 (New International Version, ©2011)

The Parable of the Lost Son

 11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So
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