Home Altar

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A devotional guide written by Covenanters, the Covenant Home Altar invites us to take time in our day for God’s word, quiet meditation, and prayer. Especially significant in these uncertain days of isolation and anxiety, the Home Altar invites us to be in community with our brothers and sisters in the larger family of faith, as they share their stories and insights in these daily reflections.

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Roles We Play

God made me a natural communicator. At the age of eight I won my first award for writing. At age thirteen I landed a supporting role in the eighth-grade musical, The Music Man. My childhood achievements stemmed entirely from how God created me. Although I received little encouragement as a child, I know now my gifts and talents blossomed because of who my Creator made me to be. …

Love Leads to Obedience: Palm Sunday

Holidays are tough for me. As a child, I experienced the throes of trauma, so celebratory occasions can bring back some unfortunate memories. In his loving kindness, God gave me examples of believers who demonstrated healthy, godly relationships. After significant growth and spiritual maturity, I learned what true love looks like. …

Glory Follows Suffering

In the German occupation of Norway in World War II, King Haakon was forced to flee into the mountainous interior pursued by Nazi emissaries. They demanded that he submit to their superior force. The reply was a firm negative followed by the establishment of a Norse government in exile in London. …