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Okay! I’m Home, Now What?

I am so glad you asked because I have a couple of things to share with you today that you can do now that you’re home.

Hi, I’m Rosalyn Hickman, Author of “Anybody Home? In Search of the Titus Woman”. And today I’m coming to you with some ideas that I believe will get you up and going with a little more excitement and purpose about being at home. If you haven’t heard my first YouTube entitled, “Did God Just Send Families Home? LOL”, please be sure a listen and share with me what you see God doing in this Ka’ rona virus Pandemic.

Please Click Here to read the entire Bible Study in PDF. Once you finish reading it, please share your thoughts by posting a comment here or in our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/notes/covenant-keypers/did-god-just-send-families-back-home-lol/516444055740076/

You may also listen to the audio file here while following along with the script.

Greetings women of God:

I’m excited to share with you via ZOOM how I see the hand of God in the Coronavirus Pandemic that’s moving all over the world! Thank you for joining me and I invite you to share your feeling and thoughts about what you see God doing as well.

Mrs. “H”

Did God Just Send Families Back Home!? LOL!!!

It’s no secret that today’s families are a long way from home. And as a result things are a mess! You know things are a mess when schools close and parents ask what are they going to do with their own children? You know it’s a mess when the role of the parent is out- sourced to team coaches, daycares, before-school-care, after-school-care, the “Y”, recreation centers, TV/Cell phone sitters, and summer camps. So, I ask, how did we get from that first home God created in the Garden of Eden to this? And just how far from home are we?

Did God Just Send Families Back Home!? LOL!!! Please Click Here to read the entire Bible Study in PDF. Once you finish reading it, please share your thoughts by posting a comment here or in our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/notes/covenant-keypers/did-god-just-send-families-back-home-lol/516444055740076/

You may also listen to the audio file here while following along with the script.

We ran into this couple sporting the BMMI polo shirts while on our Vicksburg, MS church trip! Shout-out from CK staff to Greater Friendship MB Church for supporting CK BMMI.

Congratulations to our “Love Never Fails” drawing winners, John & Regina Word

We also want to thank all those who participated in the drawing by submitting their real live personal story and proving to the world that true Love Never Fails!  Please read all of these encouraging testimonies and see how, through the help and strength of God, marriage can thrive in any circumstance and last a life time.

Sharon

For Better Or For Worse

I want to take the time out to share a part of my life;  MY MARRIAGE with you all.  You know when you get married it means a lot.  It is “surely” for better or for worse, and that is putting it mildly.  When we take those vows, they mean something.  We make a COVENANT with God … till death do us part.     Well, about 3 yrs. into my marriage, I got sick.  We all get sick at one time or another.  Right?  Anyway, It started out with my knee.  Then the pain continued to get worse.  I went to see the knee Dr. and I ended up getting injections in my knee.  That worked for awhile.  Then the pain moved to my back.  I was still holding down my job by the Grace of God.  By this time, the pain was excruciating and I started to miss days from work because I worked standing on my feet all day.  My husband began to start acting funny.  I tried not to believe what I saw or even what I felt.  I’m talking about my husband; the other part of me.  We are two as one; I thought.     He made me feel like an outsider.  Well, you guessed it.  I had to end up quitting the job.  I just couldn’t take it anymore.  My husband began to treat me as if all I was worth was a paycheck, and it was part-time; every two weeks.  He started talking about me to the kids. (My stepchildren)  I thought they were OUR children.  After all, we were married.  I thought we were a family.  I hurt way deep down inside.  I cried, never wanting anyone to see me.  I was in so much pain.  BUT GOD stood right by my side.  He Never left me.     I was frustrated because I couldn’t get down on my knees to pray.  Of course, I prayed anyway.  I had to ask God to fix my heart, because even though I hurt way down on the inside, I still couldn’t let the anger get the best of me.  I knew it would turn into bitterness.  I had to REPENT!  God has told us  not to hold on to anger, but it was hard.  I kept on loving my husband, in spite of.  Taking real good care of him and the kids who were looking at me some type of way because of him.  Out of everything I went through I still had my JOY!  See, it’s a difference between Joy and happiness.  GOD IS MY STRENGTH!  He kept me going.  He’s been good to me.  I did what I was suppose to do.  Did I mention that it was HARD?  God touched my husband’s heart and I began to see a change in him.  Nobody But God!!!     My husband had been so mean to me, and treated me like I didn’t even matter.  But that was THEN, and this is NOW.Praise God!  (Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice!)  “ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD!”   (GOD IS LOVE)

SHARON

Steve & Mary Reiter

In Sickness and in Health

Mary and I met way back in high school in Jamaica, New York at a Catholic School dance; she was a pretty girl wearing a parochial school skirt and button down shirt with blond hair and I was attempting to be what we called a love child – long hair, Nehru shirt, black pants and Beatle boots. We could not have been further apart in background in every way. Yet, we fell in love and decided while still 16 and 15 that someday we would get married.

Yet things change, we wed in 1971 while I was still in the Army; then went through many changes – you know from 16 – 25 there are so many changes all go through. My priorities love and values changed, and not just once. Mary always had Christ in her life, I mock all religion. One day in the midst of a bitter argument, Mary ran into the bedroom, sat on the bed in tears and took up the only bible in our home. When I blew into the room seeing this scene, I picked up the bible threw it through the window of our 6th story bedroom and screamed next time “it won’t be the bible going through the window”.

Not many years later, through her prayers and so many others reaching out to me in Christ’s love, I accepted the promise of salvation (Romans 10:8-10). Life would never be the same and the early love of a teen, was matured with a love that would last until we went home to be with the Father.

Last February 7th I came home from Dallas to find Mary, now 65 curled up in a fetal position crying out in pain. We brought her to the doctor who immediately sent her to the local hospital for testing. The results of a MRI showed a large blood clot on her liver. The next 3-4 days were touch and go, not knowing if Mary would ever come home again. Crying out to the Lord along with so many others who loved us, He heard our voice and through the wisdom of the Holy Spirit we were able to start the process of healing – today that clot has been resolved. All the things the world tells men are important faded as my best friend was on the brink of eternity. These past 11 months, once again my priority shifted as I recognized all the money and power in the corporate world would not extend Mary’s life one day and the travel which consumed my career causing me to be separate from her, under the guise of taking care of the family was just a ruse.

Today, my love for Mary Reiter is greater than ever before, a love grounded in the knowledge that she and I with Christ are a 3 strand bond that can not be broken. The words we uttered way back at our wedding to take each other for worse, poorer and sickness became evident as I committed to place her in the spot the Lord says she needs to occupy.

In Him;

Steve

Jeffery & Anita Menifee

In sickness and in health as long as we both shall live were words I recited during the ceremony conducted by my father almost 34 years ago. Never did I ever think I would have to live out those words in this lifetime. February 4 1999 was one of the scariest days in my life. Just the day before my husband advised me that he had been unfaithful. Words I thought I would never hear.

Although we had talked about the situation and decided to give counseling a try, the next morning I went to the store before waking the kids for school only to come home and find him in a pool if blood where he had shot himself. He was still alive when I found him, as I tried to stop the bleeding and call 911. Arriving at the hospital, doctors advised me there was nothing they could do, the first 24 hours were critical and even if he did live he would be a vegetable. But we continued to pray. After 2 brain surgeries, God gave him/us a second chance. Having to relearn walking, talking even swallowing was a major task for him. But God wouldn’t let me walk away. We continued to pray. Since then what was once a death sentence God turned into a  life miracle. We’ve had many obstacles to overcome but Our God has been faithful to bring us through many bouts of sickness and other struggles of which none have been easy. God has kept us together and we still give him honor and praise for being not only our Savior but our Healer and our Keeper.