The Big “Q” – September|October 2015

We asked Covenanters, “What’s your life’s slogan?”

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Lyle Mook
West Kingston, Rhode Island 

“God is big enough.”
Diane Adams
International Falls, Minnesota 

After living for more than a year with daily trauma I was met with a sudden tragedy in October 2014. The exhaustion from trauma took a toll as I lost fifteen pounds in one week. I leaned into the love of friends and family to survive, I scrambled to Scripture every five minutes, and I pleaded with Jesus to carry me through. After countless sermons, podcasts, prayers, and songs, God spoke to me through a podcast by Francis Chan. Four words were clear: “Live as one loved.” From that moment, it became my life slogan. Living as one loved changed me—every part of me. It healed me.
Tierney Rude
Chicago, Illinois 

“God is not worried.” It helps me to remember that God is not surprised by what is happening, and God isn’t caught off-guard.
Susan Gillespie
Chatham, New Jersey

“It’s been a good ride.” I’ve said, whatever happens from here on out, it’s been a good ride. It all started because someone told me about Jesus.
LeRoy L. Carlson
Chicago, Illinois

jo anne taylor“One crisis at a time. It will be fine.” A former parishioner once told me that this would be on my tombstone.
Jo Anne Taylor
New Ulm, Minnesota

“Love God and love your neighbor.”
Judy McCullough
Dennis, Massachusetts[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Matt Kennedy“Life is hard, life is a bust. You do what you do, you do what you must. You do what you must do…and you do it well.” —Robert Zimmerman

Matt Kennedy
Minneapolis, Minnesota

“One crisis at a time. It will be fine.” A former parishioner once told me that this would be on my tombstone.
Jo Anne Taylor
New Ulm, Minnesota

“He must increase; I must decrease.”
Rick Lindholtz
Bryon, Illinois 

My life slogan is, “Enough.” We live in a world that is constantly trying to tell us that we’re not enough, but God, in his infinite mercy and grace, calls us enough. He says, “My grace is sufficient for you, and my power is made perfect in weakness.” On my own, I will never be enough, but God’s grace is enough. This is a blessed relief and a far better truth to live by.
Rachel Johnson
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

¡El que da, recibe. El que enseñe, aprende! [He who gives, receives. He who teaches, learns!]
Bob Burgan
Banning, California 

“Well, huh.”
Dan Boyce
Visalia, California 

“You can’t learn any younger!” —my dad. “Don’t judge a person till you’ve walked a mile in their shoes” —also my dad, but I think it’s a Native American proverb. “Life with Jesus isn’t a vacation, it’s a great adventure!” —my father-in-law. “Your real life is in Christ” —Apostle Paul.
Dru McLeland
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