The Race We Run

October 25, 2021
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When Nathan was preparing for Basic Training, I offered to train with him. [Pause for laughter.]

It was a running/calisthenics program. Calisthenics, I love. Running, only if someone is chasing me. I love to walk and hike but prefer to leave running to those who experience the pleasure of God through it.

God revealed a couple of things as I gasped for air. He uses any and all means to teach us about Himself and ourselves. For that, I am truly grateful.

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When God is Bigger in My Eyes

October 18, 2021
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I can remember a time in my life where I felt surrounded by fears and worries and lived in what seemed to be a perpetual state of discouragement. Though I could recite many of God’s promises, often word-for-word from Scripture, in my heart they seemed to have lost their power. I was not wowed by the God who had turned water to wine, who made the lame walk, who opened the eyes of the blind.…

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A-Team Adventures (Ministry Series)

October 11, 2021
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For any ladies who may not know me, my name is Emmie! I’ve been attending Covenant since September 2019, after I moved here from Maryland. I serve on the A-Team and lead one of the Cross Culture community groups.

In February 2020, I sensed a distinct prompting from the Lord to step back into youth ministry. I led Young Life for two years in my hometown, through which I discovered a gifting and passion for discipling teens. At first, I thought this prompting could mean returning to Young Life. I explored several options before realizing that God was saying, “There is an entire youth ministry right in front of you at Covenant.” My excitement grew and I knew that serving on a ministry team would help me feel more plugged in to a new church family. But of course, COVID came, and my hopes of getting to know… well, anyone, were put on hold during three months of online church.

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Jesus on the Shore

October 4, 2021
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“If ye saw Him who is standing on the shore, holding out His arms to welcome you to land, ye would wade, not only through a sea of wrongs, but through hell itself to be with Him.”  – Samuel Rutherford

Picture John 21 with me: seven men in a boat, weary after a fruitless night of fishing. Dawn just breaking over the Sea of Tiberias, gray light reflected on the water. A voice from a figure on the shore that nobody recognizes—until suddenly their nets are bursting with fish, so many that they can’t even haul them into the boat. Who else could it be?

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Helping Those in Recovery (Ministry Series)

September 27, 2021
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Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first post of our Ministry Series! We are taking a break from our usual interviews to show you how different women serve in our church–as well as to showcase these ministries and give you an idea of what they’re like. We hope you enjoy! The Recovery Meeting has been serving Covenant Fellowship and the greater community for nearly eight years.  A Christ-centered meeting, it is open to both women and…

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