’Tis the season to give thanks. It’s the time of year when we ask each other, “What are you thankful for?” And studies indicate that 78 percent of Americans say they felt strongly grateful in the past week.
A man in my hometown recently filed a lawsuit against the instructor of his sword-fighting class because, while demonstrating a particular move, the instructor accidentally stabbed him in the eye. When I read that story in the news, my first thought was, Oh, man, that would preach.
CONCORD, CA (November 17, 2018) – Covenant leaders are urging individuals and congregations to donate to relief and recovery funds to benefit the victims of the Camp Fire blaze that quickly turned into the state’s deadliest and most destructive in […]
CHICAGO, IL (November 16, 2018) – Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of […]
n the span of 24 hours on #GivingTuesday, November 27, Covenanters are invited to help partners around the world to provide food, shelter, medical care, and education to refugees who have been forced to flee horrific persecution and violence in their homelands.
Several years ago my husband and I were traveling late at night when we ran out of gas. We hadn’t been paying attention to the fuel gauge and ended up stuck on the side of a Michigan highway with our […]
MARINE ON ST. CROIX, MN (November 15, 2018) – Retired Covenant minister Wallace (Wally) Pratt died Friday, November 9. He was 91. Wally was born November 12, 1926, in Minneapolis to Lawrence and Alice Pratt. He served in WWII before […]
Most of my days start with a mindless pattern of taking care of the basics: brush the teeth, shower, prepare, and relax with a nice cup of coffee. Then I decide what the day will be like. If tomorrow happens, I’ll repeat those mundane actions—unless there is a reason for a change. I give little thought to the possibility of my routines being unexpectedly disrupted.