Recipe from The Cove’s Kitchen

By Amanda Parrish

Walnut Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Peach Sauce

Smooth sweetness with a pop of light, flavorful tang, the Walnut Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Peach Sauce is a perfect closing to summer vacations and opening for the first hint of the fall season. From The Cove dining room to your own home table, this rolled in chopped walnuts and doused in sweet peach sauce recipe is bound to be a hit.

During his interview for the Executive Sous Chef position at The Cove, Doug Walls chose to make this recipe. It is now also a main meat on one of the dining room’s evening menus. Walls created the dish some time ago while experimenting with pork and different flavors.

Doug Walls

“The sweet and spice flavors go well together,” Walls said. The walnuts also add a fresh and pleasant twist.

Walls said “tweaking” the sauce is a good option to personalize the recipe. Choosing a different fruit, such as blueberries, or adding herbs is an excellent way to customize for personal preference. Various nuts, such as pecans, can also be a substitute for the walnuts.

Walls suggested this dish for Christmas parties and other get-togethers. This recipe served with spinach and mushroom risotto and roasted asparagus as sides makes for an excellent meal.

As a final word of advice, Walls warns against over cooking the pork and emphasizes cutting the meat at a bias (a 45 degree angle as shown below).

Recipe: (Preps for 6)

2.5 lb. pork tenderloins

Walnut Mix:
1   Cup Chopped Walnuts
¼  Cup Paprika
1   Tablespoon Ground Mustard
1   teaspoon Garlic Powder
1   Tablespoon Salt and Pepper
½  Cup Brown Sugar
Handful Parsley

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Peach Sauce:
1  Cup Ketchup
1  Cup Mustard
¼ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1  Cup Honey
1   Cup Brown Sugar
2   Cups Frozen Peaches

Add all ingredients and reduce down.
Place sauce in food processor and puree down.

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.    Trim the silver skin from the tenderloin.
3.    Brush Dijon Mustard around loin.
4.    Roll tenderloin in walnut mix.
5.    Place on sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
6.    Let rest for 10 minutes then slice at a bias.

Steve and Annie Chapman This Weekend

Looking for something fun to do this Labor Day weekend? There are some seats still available for our “Evening at The Cove” with Steve and Annie Chapman!

The Chapmans have been ministering through music for more than 25 years. Family remains the theme of their lyrics, and they present a concert of music and stories that is designed to encourage all who attend.

The video below is of their song “You Will Always Be Mine,” which is a unique look at the importance of a husband and wife being “in the yoke” together and working as a team, especially in the challenging area of parenting.


Live Webcast with Don Wilton Tonight

Join us tonight at 7:15 p.m. ET, for a free live webcast with Don Wilton! The topic is “Back to the Beginning: Created for His Purpose.” Don will focus on how our creation was an incredible act of God’s love, and since the beginning the Lord has done everything with us in mind. You’ll discover from beginning to end, His purpose for us and find out why there is nothing you can ever do that will make Him love you less—or love you more.

At 7:15 p.m., you can view the live webcast here.

Live Webcasts This Fall

The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove has announced its fall lineup of live seminar webcasts, available on Highlights include Erwin Lutzer, Skip Heitzig, Tullian Tchividjian and Michael Card.

The complete schedule, including seminar topics, is listed below. All webcasts begin at 7:15 p.m. ET.

Aug. 25: Don Wilton, “Back to the Beginning: Created for His Purpose”
Sept. 26: Erwin Lutzer, “Making the Best of a Bad Decision”
Oct. 10: Skip Heitzig, “The Biography of God”
Oct. 21: Bob Coy, “Daniel: Honor for Honor”
Oct. 28: Gary Thomas, “Spiritual Dynamics: What it Means to Draw Closer to Christ”
Oct. 31: Tullian Tchividjian, “Jesus + Nothing = Everything”
Nov. 16: Michael Card, “The Gospel of Passion (Mark)”

We’ve previously held five live webcast events, including sessions this year with Josh and Sean McDowell and Gary Chapman. After each webcast, viewers will also have the opportunity to participant in the question-and-answer session with the speaker.

Mark your calendar, and join us this Thursday for our live webcast with Don Wilton!

Clean Out Your Thought Closet

By Joy Allmond

On Sept. 10, popular Bible teacher, author, singer and songwriter Jennifer Rothschild will come to The Cove and speak truth that can replace lies women believe about themselves. In this article, find out how God helped her remake her “thought closet,” and read sound, biblical advice she offers to combat destructive self-talk.

When Jennifer Rothschild speaks to women about cleaning out their “thought closets,” she speaks from personal experience.

While she didn’t realize it, she was held captive by very destructive self-talk for many years. Though God had given her grace, there was a constant internal battle waging within her soul.

At the age of 15, she lost a majority of her eyesight due to a degenerative disease, and that fostered a set of insecurities for her. At this impressionable age, she began to believe lies that led her to think she looked awkward and boys would not want to date her, and she would never find a man to marry. These thoughts grew over the following decade.

“What I had was an uncomfortable self awareness,” she says. “It was normal to me—normal like cancer. It was eating away at my sense of wellness.”

Click here to read the full article.

Franklin Graham, BGEA’s “Rock the Lakes” Will Stream Live This Weekend

This weekend, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is joining local churches in Milwaukee, Wis., for Rock the Lakes – two full days of high-energy music and fun for the whole family. We will be joined by Skillet, Lecrae, The Afters and The Almost on Saturday and Canton Jones, Michael W. Smith and The Charlie Daniels Band Sunday afternoon. There will also be uplifting messages from Franklin Graham.

The events will stream live on the Web – you can watch right here on Notes from The Cove! The live streaming will begin at 4 p.m. CT both Saturday and Sunday, August 20 – 21.

Please join us in this event – BGEA and Franklin appreciate your prayers, as well as your help in spreading the word about the live stream event as we attempt to reach around the world with the Gospel. You can direct your friends here, or send them to

Click here to launch the video player!

GUEST POST: Mama says, “No So-Poppers”

By Jennifer Rothschild

The older I get the more frequently I hear the words of my grandmother echo through my memory. Mama taught me a lot through her life and words. I giggle now at one of her admonishments. In her sweet voice, with her Southern draw, she would say, “Honey don’t ever watch ‘so-poppers’.” As a young girl I vowed I would not — even though I had no idea what “so-poppers” were. As a young adult I finally realized the words “soap-operas” had gotten lost in her thick Georgia accent.

While that’s great advice, even greater wisdom came from her favorite scripture she would quote to me. “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you.”

Mama knew the power of words. In the book of Proverbs we see that the words of the wise are persuasive; that a person’s words can be life giving water; and that wise speech is more rare than gold and rubies.

I heard that the average woman uses 25,000 words a day. (That comes as no surprise to the verbally challenged men in our lives). Given the number of words we speak, we should pay attention to not only the words we use, but also the way we use our words.

In Luke 4, Jesus is in the Synagogue on the Sabbath. He has come back home to Nazareth to preach and to teach. After he has spoken, Dr. Luke tells us in verse 22 that “the people were amazed (or astonished) by His gracious words.”

A few verses and several cities later, we see Jesus again in the Synagogue on the Sabbath. This time though, in verse 32, He is in Capernaum. The response of the people? …”they were amazed, because he spoke with authority.” So Jesus was known not only for his authority, but his gracious words. Isn’t that what we seek as Christian leaders? When we speak the Truth, we want it to be authoritative, but we should also want it to be communicated with graciousness. Authoritative words should never be offensive, and gracious words should never be without power. If our words reflect His Word, then people will be amazed and astonished at the One who speaks through us. For this to occur we must submit all 25,000 words to him daily, and pray:

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Oh Lord, my strength and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)

And … as Mama says, turn off those “so-poppers.”

On Sept. 10, Jennifer will be with us at The Cove for a special women’s seminar called “Your Thought Closet Makeover.” Click here for details.

Jennifer Rothschild

Jennifer Rothschild is a celebrated author, songwriter, recording artist and Bible teacher. Diagnosed at age 15 with a degenerative eye disease that would eventually steal her sight, she is the founder and publisher of the popular online magazine and has been a featured speaker for Women of Faith and other national women’s conferences. For more information about Jennifer Rothschild and her ministry, visit

A Conversation with…Dr. Gary Chapman

Recently, Dr. Gary Chapman, best-selling author of The Five Love Languages series, was with us for a seminar at The Cove. We were privileged to have the opportunity to spend some time with him. Here, he discusses how our own love language applies to our relationship with God – it could be in how we came to know Christ and in how we demonstrate our love for Him.


Anne Graham Lotz FREE Simulcast Event at The Cove

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove will be a host site for a special simulcast event with Anne Graham Lotz and Joel Rosenberg called “A Wake-up Call for God’s People.”

This free simulcast event will include an evening of teaching messages by Anne Graham Lotz and Joel Rosenberg, with worship music led by award-winning Christian group Selah. This international event will focus on considering the times in which we live and refocusing on Jesus as the hope for the future.

Anne Graham Lotz, founder of AnGeL Ministries, has passionately carried the Word of God to people around the world for more than 30 years. The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Billy Graham, Anne launched “Just Give Me Jesus” in 2000, a series of life-changing revivals held in arenas throughout the world. Anne is an award-winning and best-selling author.

Joel Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of five novels and two nonfiction books, with some 2 million total copies in print. He is also the founder of The Joshua Fund, a nonprofit educational and charitable organization to mobilize Christians to “bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus” with food, clothing, medical supplies and other humanitarian relief.

This is a free evening event with a dinner option available for $20. A lodging option is also available for the night of Sept. 11, which includes breakfast the following morning. Pre-registration for this free event is required; call (800) 950-2092 to register!

Rebecca St. James Explains “The Kindness of Our God”

Rebecca St. James will join us at The Cove on Aug. 11 (you can still get tickets here). In advance of the show, Rebecca wanted to share the video devotional below with our “Notes From The Cove” readers. Here, she talks about the grace and kindness of our God – grace that He provides, not because we deserve it, but because that is who He is.


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