Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant – Honoring John Duke (1940-2014)

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2015 In December of 2014, Pastor John Duke, one of my heroes and one of my Dad’s best friends, went home to be with the Lord. He had courageously battled Parkinson’s Disease for the past few years. Even in the midst of great personal suffering, he continued to minister, [...]

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Sharing Your Story

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2014 ...A Major Key to Strengthening Relationships Hurricane Frederic blew into Mobile, Alabama, on September 12, 1979, leaving behind millions of felled trees and billions of dollars’ worth of damage in its wake. One of those trees was an ancient oak that toppled over at the height of the [...]

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Seeing & Hearing in the Spirit

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2014 ...GAINING A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON JESUS AND EACH OTHER I like to be comfortable, don’t you? And familiar people, places, and things make me comfortable. The unfamiliar can make me uncomfortable. But I’ve learned this: if I get too familiar, I can lose my appreciation for people, places, [...]

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I Said, “Yes!”…an Interview with Bill Wilson

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2014 Imagine being a 12-year-old boy, and your father is deceased. Your mother is an alcoholic. One day, you are walking with her and she says, “I can’t take it any more.” She tells you to sit on a sidewalk bench and says, “I’ll be back.” So you wait [...]

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Go for the Gold

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2014 Weak and Hungry? You’re in good company! Endurance, persistence, and overcoming are biblical themes lived out by real people with real weaknesses, who hungered for much more than sustaining a lifestyle. Our work is intended to be part of God’s unfolding plan, yet we are weak and quit [...]

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Pass the Flame

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2014 Having Faith Means Sharing Faith Her little hand was raised high, arm waving to get my attention. I was visiting with the Second grade at Covenant Christian School in Mobile, Alabama, as I do each week, and it was time to take prayer requests from the students. Requests [...]

A Matter of Choice

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2014 ...How to Make Good Decisions in Trying Times How much freedom do we have? One measure of freedom is the ability to choose. The more choices, the more freedom. When choices are narrowed, freedom is lost. We do not fully appreciate our freedom until we begin to sense [...]

By |April 1st, 2014|Foundations of Faith, One-to-One|0 Comments

Seize the Day!…An Interview with John Elefante

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2014 The legendary singer and producer talks about the amazing story behind his powerfully moving song “This Time”, and some of his experiences with the world’s leading musicians. Recently, my wife, Susanne, and I had the chance to sit down and talk with John Elefante, one of the best-known [...]

Running into God

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2014 ...Real World Lessons from Jacob's Journey Jacob was a dealmaker who faced the rewards and consequences of his transactions, as we all must. Gritty and humorous at times, Jacob’s story doesn’t fit neatly in a Sunday sermon. His decisions led him to places of distress, yet God blessed [...]

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The Squirrel in the Road

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2013 Significant Opportunity Requires Significant Change Bob Hope and Bing Crosby had a famous series of comedic films: “The Road to Singapore”, “The Road to Zanzibar”, “The Road to Utopia”, and many other “Road” movies. I have a series of not-so-famous “Road” stories such as “The Turtle in the [...]

By |September 1st, 2013|One-to-One, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments