Meet the Marvelous Mrs. Milsark

Mrs. Elaine Milsark is a 5th grade teacher at Covenant Christian School. What makes a great teacher? “You have to have a love for your students…” Elaine Milsark, a veteran educator with a career spanning 40 years, two states, various educational models, every single grade imaginable, and just about every position within a school, “That’s…

The Christian Athlete

The Christian Athlete There are many athletes who are concerned with looking good, being popular, or winning the most prizes, but that should not be the focus of the Christian athlete. His focus should be eternal.            The main goal of the Christian athlete is not to win but to glorify God in all he…

Wishing To Satisfy The Crowd

During Lent, we pause and reflect and much of the focus is on Jesus, the cross, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and we rejoice with Easter.  But, Pontius Pilate is a compelling character who played a pivotal role in the most significant 24 hours of world history.  We know Pilate was governor of Judea.  He was…

Embrace Rest

I recently watched a webinar about Embracing Rest with Brian Williams from Circe Institute about “Finding and Embracing Rest.” In the seasons we are currently living in, I believe it is important to find and embrace true rest. As families and as parents, we are in exhausting days. Negotiating through the implications of a pandemic…

The Weary World Rejoices

“Tears are falling, hearts are breaking How we need to hear from God You’ve been promised, we’ve been waiting Welcome Holy Child” Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament. He was the last prophet provided for God’s people before the coming of Christ. Malachi spoke of love and redemption as well as judgement…

Skipping Thanksgiving in 2020

So, let’s just cut to the chase…move over Thanksgiving, here comes Christmas! Not to say that we’re not excited to celebrate our LORD and Savior, Jesus’ birth, but can we just press the pause button a moment beforehand to reflect on and give thanks for God’s bountiful blessings this year? Here it is the beginning…

Why Do We Teach?

Written by Grace Gouletas In Romans 12: 6-7 Paul says, “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching.” God has given many gifts to His people, and teaching is…

CCS: My Home Away From Home

CCS: My Home Away From Home Written by Kathrann Coppola Covenant is more than just a school-it’s a community, a family. I have attended Covenant for the past decade of my life and it has been my home away from home. I am so grateful for every moment I’ve experienced here as they have shaped…

It’s Okay to Have Cares

Written by Valerie Cleveland A month or so ago, when we were all surrounded by few facts and many fears concerning COVID-19, a wise woman offered me some advice.  We were talking about all of the unknowns and what ifs, when she brought 1 Peter 5:7 to my attention, “Casting all your anxieties upon Him,…

Nature’s Always Open

Written by Lynn Marcoux While cities go silent, nature buzzes on.  As we practice social distancing, nature didn’t get the memo.  Tulips are popping up. Spring has arrived. Hummingbirds made it back to Bay County.   Frogs are calling, birds are singing and tails are still wagging.    I’ve always been a lover of God’s creation. …

Love Loudly

Written by Grace Welch “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has given a gift to Him that He might be repaid?’ For…