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COVE BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20th

This week’s verse is brought to you by Neeley, an event planner for our Guest Groups here at The Cove. Her verse is Psalm 18:1-2.

I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
    my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Neely_Event Coordinator


Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC. Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.

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COVE BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13th

This week’s verse is brought to you by Rita, the dining room coordinator here at The Cove. Her verse is Isaiah 40:31.

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary;  and they shall walk, and not faint. 

Rita_Dining Room Manager


Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

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Bring Your Shoeboxes to The Cove for OCC National Collection Week

 

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It’s that time of year again to pack your shoebox(es) for Operation Christmas Child! 

A project of Samaritan’s Purse, OCC’s mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Just like years past, The Cove will once again be a drop-off location for your shoeboxes during the National Collection Week, November 13-20, 2017.

We’re located at 1 Porter’s Cove Road, Asheville, NC (Just off of I-40, exit 55).

Learn how to pack a shoebox here, and come drop it off at The Cove during the following hours:

  • 9:00am-5:00pm ET Monday, November 13 through
    Friday, November 17
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm ET on Saturday, November 18
  • 1:00pm-6:00pm ET on Sunday November 19
  • 9:00am-8:00pm ET on Monday, November 20

Radio station 106.9 The Light will be at The Cove drop-off location on Friday, November 17 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. They will be giving out free Christmas CDs to the first 25 families to bring shoeboxes.

We look forward to seeing you!

Watch this video to learn more about OCC and the amazing impact they have on children across the globe.

COVE BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6th

This week’s verse is brought to you by Doug, a guest from the James Merritt seminar here at The Cove. His verse is John 3:16.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

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Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

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Ruth’s Attic Bookstore Spotlight – Inspiration for Your Home

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Autumn is here with bright colors splashed here and there and cooler breezes falling all around us. On days like these, you want to be cozy; and home is the coziest place to be. That’s why we’re sharing some lovely products from Ruth’s Attic Bookstore at The Cove that are bound to give you ideas for your home and encourage to grow closer to the Lord.

Whether you purchase in person, or call and have us deliver right to your home, we hope you will find something that will encourage you, or be the suitable gift for someone special in your life.

Each of these products is a great reminder of how our Creator God loves and comforts us.

Scripture Stone
This Scripture Stone is quarried near Ephesus and is scripted with encouraging verses ($10.50 SKU:HB-560).
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These spoons are sure to bring your joy while you cook ($9.00 SKU: 703800061621).
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This palette inspired frame with beautifully painted scripture is bound to encourage your soul ($55.00 SKU:656200254455).
Garden Flag
This garden flag adds a touch of beauty to your home outdoors ($10.00 SKU:096069464952).
Birdhouses
These distressed birdhouses would look nice in any home (Blue birdhouse $49.50 SKU: 089945575712, Church birdhouse $22.00 SKU:63909 Nest with eggs $6.00 SKU: 844557006616).
Give Thanks Picture
This picture is a great reminder to give thanks to our Lord ($54.00 SKU:10015647024).

Since Christmas is just around the corner, we wanted to share just a few favorite Christmas products that are found in Ruth’s Attic Bookstore. Each product is a reminder of why we celebrate such a blessed season.

Red Birds
These adorable ornaments would add a nice splash of red on your tree or around your home this Christmas (Cardinal lantern $6.00 SKU: 8994557915, Red Bird $3.75 SKU:8994553010).
The detail of this nativity is a lovely reminder of the birth of Christ ($30.50 SKU:08994558135).
The detail of this nativity is a lovely reminder of the birth of Christ ($30.50 SKU:08994558135).
JOY
This birch wood JOY would brighten up any table or shelf ($15.00 SKU:18538).
Ladder Christmas Tree
This white-wash ladder Christmas tree would be a nice decoration for any wall along with the Silent Night canvas. (Christmas tree $35.00 SKU:089945574548, Silent Night picture $26.00 SKU: 1080209).
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These festive spatulas would make a great stocking stuffer! (Both $9.00 O Come Let Us Adore Him SKU: 703800054821, Happy Birthday Jesus SKU:703800054944)

To order any of the products seen on this post, you may either purchase on-property at Ruth”s Attic Bookstore, by phone at 1-800-950-2092 (menu 3) or by email at bookstore@thecove.org.

God bless you!


 

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Give the gift with eternal benefits. Cove gift certificates make the perfect gift for your loved ones. To order a gift certificate call 1-800-950-2092.

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Prayer Note: November 2017

We hope you will enjoy our “Prayer Note”—an internal communication here at The Cove, created each month to remind and encourage our staff to pray. We share these with you at the beginning of each month in hopes that you, too, will be encouraged.

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GRATEFUL FOR MOTHS?

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:3, ESV).

We’re entering the Thanksgiving season…an occasion for gathering with family and friends…a time of gratitude and reflection—also known as the Prelude to Black Friday.

Each year the buying frenzy seems to come a little earlier, as another store announces plans to open early on the afternoon or evening of Thanksgiving.  Crowds gather in mall parking lots, awaiting the bargain fest that is to come. It’s the same every year. Harried moms come armed with coupons and lists, strategizing the quickest route to the toy aisle. They leave laden with bags and boxes, excited about the great deals they scored. And the cycle continues… Black Friday sales lead to Christmas sales which lead to after-Christmas sales which lead to January white sales which lead to “Just 310 shopping days till Christmas!” Parenting isn’t for sissies—especially when it comes to Christmas shopping. Yet, loving parents will go to great lengths to give their children presents they know will bring squeals of delight.

Jesus Himself described God as a gracious and generous Father who loves to give good gifts to His children (Matthew 7:9-11); and when we stop and look around, we must admit He has given us many good gifts in the form of material blessings. “Every good and perfect gift is from above.” (James 1:17, NKJV)  When we recognize that truth and acknowledge that everything we have comes from God, it should prompt a response of heartfelt praise. It is good and proper to praise God for material blessings. Yet there’s so much more for which we should praise Him! God wants us to recognize our life, our health, and our earthly possessions as gifts from God; yet He also wants us to remember that each of these gifts is temporary.

Jesus said,  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew 6:10-20, ESV).

Things don’t last. Moths may flit through your home, feasting on curtains and coats and eating away at earthly possessions.  Rust will eventually eat its way into high-end appliances, expensive tools, and high-performance cars. Thieves may stroll right up to your front porch and steal a package—or worse yet—break into your house and take what isn’t theirs. Yet Jesus tells us to not be troubled or afraid.

It’s when we take our eyes off Christ and become engrossed in our material possessions and everyday problems that the moth of anxiety flits in and begins to eat away at our rest. What if the roof leaks…the car breaks down…the job doesn’t last? It’s then that the bandit of fear creeps in through the back door of our consciousness and tries to steal our peace. Though we may be wealthy by earthly standards, without peace we are spiritually bankrupt.

We can’t conjure it up, yet we know God’s peace when we experience it. We hear our Father’s words of comfort, as He invites us to receive His gift of peace—to climb up into His lap and rest our mind, quiet our heart. He is our peace.

It’s when we experience “the peace that passes understanding” (Philippians 4:7), that we’re reminded of the greatest gifts God gives to us. Times like that can bring us back to the place of true gratitude for “spiritual blessings in the heavenly places.”

Ephesians 1 describes just a few of those spiritual blessings—lasting gifts from our good Father: We are chosen, made holy, predestined, adopted, accepted, redeemed, forgiven. We are His purchased possession! When we consider these priceless gifts, the value of our own earthly possessions fades in comparison.

Do you think maybe God created moths and rust for that special purpose—just to remind us of the gifts that really last? Praise God for moths!

Let’s gather together this Thanksgiving with grateful hearts, praising God for the material and spiritual blessings He’s rained down on us. But before sitting down to dinner, carefully inspect the tablecloth—there may be moth holes!

—Donna Riesen

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV).


We appreciate you joining us in prayer for the following events taking place on The Cove property during the month of November.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.   (Psalm 95:6, NKJV)

NOVEMBER CALL TO PRAYER

Guided Personal Spiritual Retreat — November 3-5
Facilitated by John Parrish and Trish Lancaster

Anne Graham Lotz — November 10-12
In This Final Hour

 An Evening at The Cove with Fernando Ortega — November 12

Stuart and Jill Briscoe — November 13-15
Looking Back to the Future

Lon Allison — November 15-17
Pastor Renewal Retreat — (im)POSSIBLE: Discovering the Joy of a Prayer, Care, and Share Life

Joe Stowell — November 17-19
This Little Light of Mine

Christmas at The Cove with Point of Grace— November 30, December 1, December 2

COVE BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 30th

This week’s verse is brought to you by Jill, the promotions manager here at The Cove. Her verse is Proverbs 3:5.

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 

Jill_Promotions Manager


Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

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Saturday Snapshot – 2017 Fall Photo Challenge Recap

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The Cove’s 14-Day Fall Photo Challenge has ended, and we want to thank everyone who participated!

We created this challenge to capture the spirit of Fall and all of the beautiful festivities it inspires. We were impressed by everyone’s originality!

Following is the photo prompt list and all 14 days of our posts.  We hope you enjoy!

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 Day 1 - Photo Prompt: “Autumnal”

This prompt was to inspire you to capture a scene around you that felt like fall.

Photo: Our photo was of the fall-inspired decor just outside of the main entrance of the Training Center here at The Cove.  This arbor was designed and built by talented members of Cove staff.

Autumnal (TC Entrance)

Day 2 – Photo Prompt: “Antique”

Looking at antiques is a neat way to remember history, just as looking at the changing leaves is a great way to recall all that has happened so far this year.

Photo: Praise and Worship hymns used during Billy Sunday Crusades in 1927.  This artifact is located on the 1st floor of the Training Center in ou memorabilia display.

Antique (Description in Picture)

 Day 3 – Photo Prompt: “Baked Good”

Our kitchen always serves up the best baked goods for dessert.

Photo: Warm pumpkin cake topped with homemade whipped cream.  We will be sharing this recipe right here on the blog soon, so keep an eye out.

Baked Good (Warm Pumpkin Cake)

Day 4 Photo Prompt: “Plaid”

Plaid is a fall fashion staple, and for some, it is a sign of heritage.

Photo: Will Graham is supporting his Scottish heritage by wearing the Graham family tartan.

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  Day 5 - Photo Prompt: “Collection”

Collections can be special and pleasing to the eye.

Photo: Collection of Russian nesting dolls displayed in the Training Center memorabilia display, here at The Cove.

Collection

 Day 6 – Photo Prompt: “Leather”

 

Photo: Leather-bound Bible on the prayer bench in the prayer room in the Training Center. 

Leather (Bible on prayer bench in prayer room overlooking mountains)

 Day 7 – Photo Prompt: “Pumpkin Spice”

 

Photo: A pumpkin-filled display near the gatehouse here at The Cove.

Pumpkin Spice (Loads of Pumpkins)

 Day 8 – Photo Prompt: “Sweater”

Nothing says cozy quite like a sweater this time of year.

Photo: A knitted sweater from one of our volunteers here at The Cove.

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 Day 9 – Photo Prompt: “Apples”

Photo: Apple Pie from The Cove’s kitchen.

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Day 10 – Photo Prompt: “Fire”

Whether you’re enjoying your favorite autumn-inspired candle or a bonfire, sitting by the rich glow of a fire is sure to warm your soul.

Photo: Guests enjoying each other around the fire-pit at the Training Center.    

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 Day 11 – Photo Prompt: “Blanket”

 

Photo: Beautiful quilt neatly folded on the third floor of Pilgrim’s Inn.

Blanket (cozy quilt draped in Pilgrims Inn common area)

Day 12- Photo prompt: “Game”

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22

 Photo: Employees from 106.9 The Light take a break to play some corn hole.

Game (BRB employees take a break with a game of cornhole)

 Day 13- Photo prompt: “Rustic”

Photo: One of the beautiful cabins located here at The Cove.

Rustic - Cove Cabins

 Day 14- Photo prompt: “Fall View”

Photo: View looking down at Chatlos Memorial Chapel.

New Fall View

 

Here’s a peek at what other photo challenge participants shared with us!  To see them all, visit #CoveFallPhotoChallenge in Instagram or just click here.

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Be on the lookout for our next photo challenge in Spring 2018!


We’d love for you to stop by for a visit and tour the Chatlos Memorial Chapel & Visitors Center.  Both tours are free.  Click here for directions and operating hours.

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COVE BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 23rd

This week’s verse is brought to you by Amanda, the Promotions Manager at 106.9 the Light – located here on The Cove property. Her verse is 2 Corinthians 4:8.

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.

Amanda Woods_WMIT_Promotions Manager


Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC. Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.

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COVE BIBLE VERSE OF THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16

This week’s verse is brought to you by Doug, Manager of Property Services here at The Cove. His verse is Philippians 4:13.

 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

Doug Van Wirt_Manager of Property Services


Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

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