Author Archives: Jeff & Charmé

About Jeff & Charmé

My greatest passion is intentionally passing my faith in Christ down to the next generation, starting with our family. I’ve been married to Jeff since 1975. We are blessed with three adult children and their families. Our six grandchildren bring us the greatest joy. I served alongside of my husband in pastoral ministry for twenty years. We launched Covenant Heirs ministry after our first grandchild was born. Our mission is to encourage and help equip parents, grandparents, and others to intentionally live a life of faithfulness to God, with a family discipleship emphasis. Please contact us at covenantheirs@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about us and our ministry. Holding His Hand blog (2016) is dedicated to my mom, Audrey Lewis, who learned to trust in Jesus during her battle with cancer. This blog testifies to God's amazing love and provision in our lives.

“When We Fall Apart” – Songs of Hope

While driving to work I heard this song playing on the radio: “When We Fall Apart.” I don’t recall hearing it before, but the words caught my attention. A portion of the lyrics: “When We Fall Apart” by Ryan Stevenson, … Continue reading

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Fleas and Lice a Blessing? Overcoming Hate Through Christ

Corrie ten Boom – Holocaust Concentration Camp Survivor,  Humble Heroine, Vessel of Forgiveness Cornelia Arnolda Johanna “Corrie” ten Boom was born April 15, 1892 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, near Haarlem. Carrie’s grandfather, William ten Boom, opened a watchmaker’s shop in Haarlem … Continue reading

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Grateful During Suffering?

“A grateful spirit is what enables people to view and respond to the most painful circumstances in life with thanksgiving. As one person observed, ‘Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses … Continue reading

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God Was Purposeful in Our Pain

Personal Testimony of Natalie Faith Johnson Growing up, I sang many songs that assured me it was “so sweet to trust in Jesus” and “God can make a way when there seems to be no way.” My favorite movie as … Continue reading

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God is Faithful in All He Does

“Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name,for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things” (Isaiah 25:1). My personal testimony from 2020: Looking back over 2020, my one word. Surrender…to God’s healing in my life, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year? (A Rewrite from 2018)

Priority. This word will define the person you are and who you desire to become. It will also determine what kind of year you will have. Many of us set goals for the new year. Or what some would call, … Continue reading

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“Come on! You can do this!” 2017 World Series Game #2

I love watching baseball, especially when it comes to the World Series. Ozzy Smith, St. Louis Cardinals, 1982-1996 As a young girl, my grandparents took me to watch the Decatur Commodores, a professional minor league baseball team that played in … Continue reading

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SO, WHAT’S IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE?

At the Home of Martha and Mary – Luke 10:38-42 (NIV) 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called … Continue reading

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When all the world is loud, God whispers.

“After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper” 1 Kings 19:12. Listen…so you may hear His loving and gentle voice. For me, His voice whispered through … Continue reading

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Loss of a spouse…GOD IS FAITHFUL!

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). Written by: Mary Alice Medley On … Continue reading

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