Posts with the tag “encouragement”

50 Ways to Bless Someone
by Deana Bell on January 15th, 2020
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage Hebrews 10:24-25 "Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." (NLT)I believe that through giving during our greatest need we will receive back ten fold what we have given.2...  Read More
The Jewel
by Deana Bell on January 1st, 2020
BY: the late Janeen Herig, former SW Regional Director While driving to church one Sunday morning, the sun, hitting the diamonds in my wedding set, caught my eye. It was such a bright, clear sparkle. A sudden, brilliant light flashing before my eyes.As I looked down at my rings for an instant, the Lord spoke to me in my Spirit, letting me know His thoughts…He said, "You are just like that diamond ...  Read More
NOW IS THE TIME!!
by Deana Bell on January 1st, 2020
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage He took my breath away! Quite literally.As I stood there in the kitchen, just hours before the turn of the decade, my breath was taken away. I was gasping, as tears were running down my cheeks, because of the word He just spoke to my heart."You will know me to the greatest depths this year."I tried to catch my breath and process what He had just said to ...  Read More
A Christmas Miracle
by Deana Bell on December 25th, 2019
BY: Donna Hearn, CK Canada Board Member, Group Leader In November 2015 a Christmas miracle was in the making. Our daughter, Jodi, and her husband, Mario, were married in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Mario has a successful fishing business there, so they chose to live in the nice warm sunshine of Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is also the place where my husband, Duane, and I celebrated our anniversary for 15 ...  Read More
Preparing for the Birth of the Baby
by Deana Bell on December 23rd, 2019
By: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage I love to decorate. It is a creative outlet for me that I truly enjoy. But at Christmas, it seems overwhelming. There are some years that I have skipped it altogether. But this year I started to remember how happy it makes me to see my home decorated for Christmas, so I decided to take the leap. As I looked at the more than 10 large boxes of decorations ...  Read More
Who's In Your TRIBE?............(Part 2)
by Deana Bell on December 11th, 2019
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage If you haven't read Part One…….click here.After God blessed me with a bevy of “angelic” women to walk through my toughest days, He spoke to me again in 2017, after my husband and I had been restored for over four years. The Lord showed me the word T.R.I.B.E. used as an acronym. At first, I just took ownership of the word, calling my friends my "tribe." H...  Read More
Why My Toast (cut in half) Is An Encouragement To Me...And Might Be To You, Too!
by Deana Bell on November 20th, 2019
By: Deana Bell, CK Director, Restored Marriage It was a rainy and cold fall night in Charlotte and I had had a long day. I wasn't feeling well; I had barely eaten all day and the spiritual warfare I was experiencing that day was overwhelming. I had fed my family, but I didn't feel like eating, so at 10 pm I found myself hungry and tired. All I wanted to do was go to bed, but I heard the Lord tell ...  Read More
The Winning Team
by Deana Bell on November 11th, 2019
By: Carolyn Johnson, Director Emeritus The moment you submitted your life to Jesus and asked Him to be your Lord, you joined a winning team. At that moment God’s plan for your life was settled in heaven. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” (AMP)Jonathan...  Read More
Obedience Brings Blessing
by Jackson Bell on September 16th, 2019
(Testimony of a Covenant Keeper in New Zealand)A little over three years ago, my husband started living with the other woman. When I advised him that I was not at peace with our children staying overnight in that set-up, he responded by applying for custody of two of our sons.After much prayer and soul searching, I felt I was not to contest his application, but to allow the boys to go and live wit...  Read More
Healed Marriage Testimony
by Jackson Bell on September 4th, 2019
Many years ago, in my youth, I was married and had two sons. Having been raised in a Christian environment, my views on marriage were all about fidelity. For that reason, my first marriage failed. He simply did the unthinkable and in a knee jerk reaction, I divorced. That was my first marriage. He is now deceased.For many years I remained single until I met Gary. We loved furiously and fought just...  Read More
Blessed Assurance
by Jackson Bell on September 2nd, 2019
My story is simple......God blessed me with a love for a daughter born out of my husband’s affair.Like every doting mother, I have so many exciting stories to share about my “daughter” - my husband’s child from a secret affair. This child, my daughter-in-love, likes to sing her nursery rhymes and play with her stuffed animals. Bath-time is so much fun with her, when we play with the three little d...  Read More
Letter to Covenant Keepers
by Jackson Bell on August 6th, 2019
October 7, 2015Dear Covenant Brothers and Sisters in Christ,I’ve been thinking. I’ve been thinking of our stand for marriage restoration. Why would we do that in the face of unfaithfulness, unkindness, divorce? I’d like to offer you some reasons we do that. I think a little refresher is good once in a while, so here goes.Marriage is created by God: Genesis 2:18-24: “And God said, it is not good th...  Read More
Habits That Can Sabotage Marriage Restoration
by Jackson Bell on July 25th, 2019
I just read a poster on Facebook that listed six habits that sabotage our life. I could go down that list and place a check-mark beside each one of them. There are habits that need to be dealt with in a Godly manner. This is the list that was presented: Worrying about things you can’t change. God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, ...  Read More

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