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.

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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Does God allow rape?

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 Personal testimony written by Joy Pedrow.  … Continue reading

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In the Face of Death, God has a Plan

Personal Testimony Written by Katie Finn “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be … Continue reading

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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 unshakable 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). “One hot July afternoon in 1967, I dove into a shallow lake and my life changed forever. I suffered … 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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