Author Archives: Jeff & Charmé

About Jeff & Charmé

My greatest passion is intentionally sharing my faith in Christ with our children and grandchildren. Jeff and I married in 1975 and are blessed with three adult children and their families. Our six grandchildren bring us great joy. Serving alongside of Jeff in pastoral ministry for twenty years, we launched Covenant Heirs ministry after our first grandchild was born. We desire to offer encouragement and resources to 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. 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.

What Are These Stones For?

“Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord” (Psalm 102:18, NLT). A Personal Testimony by Sharon Bushey — “Jesus is enough for me.” My sister-in-law Kathie and I watched the … Continue reading

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Reasons for Waiting—A Time of Testing

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10). The following is part two and three of “Waiting on the LORD”…6/3/2021 My prayers seem to go unanswered. Do … Continue reading

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Waiting on the LORD

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart, wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:14). Part One of Three Part 1: A brief look at three women and one man who experienced great loss and the raw emotions they displayed during their … Continue reading

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“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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