Relationships

Life at the Office

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2009 TRANSFORMING YOUR WORK CULTURE From television sitcoms to big screen suspense thrillers, we are captivated by watching work cultures as we temporarily escape our own. America's interest in working environments has not diminished since Mary Tyler Moore and WKRP, to today's so-called reality. [...]

The Return of the Turtle

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2009 WHY ENCOURAGEMENT IS CONTAGIOUS I love getting presents, especially surprise presents at surprise times. So imagine my joy on a recent January Sunday when I received a box wrapped festively with an accompanying message that my sermons had been encouraging to one of. [...]

Love Is…

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2009 [caption id="attachment_5305" align="alignright" width="232"] Charles and Carolyn Simpson[/caption] REAL LIFE LESSONS FROM MOM AND DAD February is, for many, the "Month of love," highlighted by the celebration of Valentine's Day on the fourteenth day. I like Valentine's Day...it's an opportunity to express my. [...]

Is There Not a Cause?

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2008 YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DYING – HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT When young David saw the vicious giant Goliath taunting the army of Israel, and saw the Israelites cowering in terror, his heart was stirred with godly anger. He valiantly challenged the. [...]

God of Our Fathers

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2008 HOW TO RESPOND TO THE GREATEST CRISIS IN OUR GENERATION The defining characteristic of the emerging generation here in America is fatherlessness. We live in a generation who increasingly do not know their fathers, nor the God of their forefathers. The defining characteristic. [...]

The Next Revival

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: I am often asked what I think about what is happening in some particular place where there is a “revival.” There seems to be hope that something will happen somewhere that will move the Church and individuals into a place of. [...]

“To Life!” a Tribute to Carolyn Simpson

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2008 As many of our readers know, my mother, Carolyn Simpson, passed away back in February of this year after a lengthy battle with cancer. I believe that Mom won that battle, and she has now received her prize in the presence of the. [...]

About Her Life

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: I am writing to ask you to allow me the privilege of telling you about Carolyn, my wife, who passed away February 13, 2008. I realize that my family is not by any means alone in facing disease, difficulty, and death.. [...]

The Spirit-Led Home

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2008 DISCOVERING HOW HUSBANDS, WIVES, AND CHILDREN CAN RELATE MORE EFFECTIVELY TO GOD AND EACH OTHER I will never forget, in the difficult days following the death of my Grandma Simpson back in 1991, our family rallied around Grandpa Simpson and stayed close with. [...]

Kids on the Back Row

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2007 WE MUST RENEW OUR FOCUS ON REACHING THE NEXT GENERATION IN A PERSONAL WAY Someone recently gave me a note which contained words taken from a wall in a children’s hospital. The note read: “Children are a message we send to a time. [...]

Vision Focused Forward with John David Booty

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2007 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERBACK JOHN DAVID BOOTY ON THE VALUE OF INTEGRITY, HARD WORK, FAITH, AND FAMILY   In the Autumn 1999 issue of One-to-One magazine, we featured two brothers who were playing football together for Louisiana State University, Josh and Abram. [...]

Peter Pan the American Man

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2007 ...HOW TO BREAK THE CURSE OF NEVERLAND OVER THIS GENERATION Recently, I heard my pastor friend, Felipe Pinochet quote a news report noting the dramatic increase in the percentage of unmarried women in the United States. One of the primary reasons cited for. [...]

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