Friendship: The Tie That Binds

There’s a well-known rhyme that describes the ends of Henry VIII’s six wives—Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. Katheryn Parr, Henry’s sixth and final wife, enjoyed the sole position as a survivor. What’s interesting about Katheryn was her commitment to the “new faith” that was spreading through Europe and England. Katheryn brought piety to the […]

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Spring Retreat

The women of Sovereign Grace met yesterday at beautiful Lake Norman to spend a day meditating on what it means to abide in Christ.  Our theme verse was John 15:11, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you and that our joy may be full.”

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Special People, Special Week

One of the great things about missionary assessment is meeting other missionaries that are preparing to leave for the field. During our week in Philadelphia, we met two very special people who God is calling to Guatemala, Rob and Esther Reich. Both Rob, a P.A., and Esther, a nurse, are MKs (missionary kids) who met at […]

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Charlotte, Asheville, & Prague

We are presently members at Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. We love our church. We love corporate worship on the Lord’s Day. We love this community of believers. But we also love (and miss terribly) our family at Covenant Reformed in Asheville where we were members for many years. The funny thing—kind of God’s […]

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Pictorial History of Our Life Among the Seminole Tribes in South Florida

The name Seminole means “wild people” or “runaway.”  However, the Seminoles of Florida think of themselves as the “Unconquered People.”  Seminoles in Florida trace their history back to the Lower Creek tribe of Georgia and Alabama that migrated to Florida in search of new land on which to farm their crops of beans, corn, and […]

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Coffee, Prayer, and Missions

Saturday morning the women of Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church met at the Water’s home for prayer, coffee, and light refreshments. A number of women spoke about their present or upcoming work in missions, both local and foreign. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12:4-7,“there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties […]

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Magnetic Fields

So teach us to number our days     that we may get a heart of wisdom.  Psalm 90:12 I think about intergenerational relationships a lot and believe they are vital in the church. We are like magnets with people our own age because they make us comfortable. Today is my birthday so age has been the […]

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David Had His Jonathan

We met some friends for lunch today at Panera Bread. I know that God has many reasons for giving us Christian friends, but one that is very important to me is to have friends that will help me fight the fight of faith. I need friends that will tell me the truth about myself, point […]

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