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 have three adult children, two sons-in-law, and six grandchildren…our greatest joy in this life! I served alongside of my husband in pastoral ministry for twenty years. We currently offer resources and a speaking ministry to churches and families called Covenant Heirs. Our mission is to encourage and 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.

Cast your net on the right side

6 He (Jesus) said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. (John 21:6) When we … Continue reading

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Blinded by a Quack

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). (NKJV) Born in Putnam County, New York, Fanny Crosby became ill within two months. Unfortunately, the family doctor was away, and another man—pretending to be a certified doctor—treated her … Continue reading

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Letting go and Holding an Enemy’s Hand

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6:27-28). While vacationing in Michigan with my husband Jeff, we … Continue reading

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You can make your own choices, but you can’t choose your consequences.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18) This is a true story of an unshakeable faith in the midst of great sorrow, grief, and suffering. After returning from a week’s … Continue reading

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“Now my wheelchair symbolizes independence.” – Joni Eareckson Tada

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18). Joni at the beach with her dad.  “One hot July afternoon in 1967, I dove into a shallow lake … Continue reading

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Don’t Fret!

“Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them” (Psalm 17:10). Don’t fret! Right, easier said than done. When facing a difficult situation, I tend to fret (worry or feel anxious). This … Continue reading

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Common Scarlet Thread

After completing three years of journaling about my greatest passion in life: to intentionally pass down my faith in Christ to my family, under the blog title Covenant Heirs, the Lord has now directed me to begin a new blog. … Continue reading

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