Tag Archives: comfort

May 2021 Favor in Hard Places Part 1

Dear Friend in Christ: When the Lord leads us to a passage, it is not merely academic; His guidance is always preparatory. Back in February, I tried to cover Matthew 5:1-16 in one letter; I could not. In fact, books could be and have been written, but these are mostly. [...]

Motivated to Change

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: The older I get, the more difficult it is to change. Like many of you, I am a person of routine and habits. It is easy to live on automatic pilot and cruise control. The problem is, there are curves in. [...]

Courage or Comfort?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you well and having a blessed summer. I recently returned from a significant time of ministry in Siberia, the Netherlands, and Belgium, where I ministered to many leaders. It was an intense two-week trip with Goos. [...]

What Do You Think When…?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Sometimes it is hard to know what to think. There are times when one can hardly think at all. Such was the case a few days ago when the doctor told me that my wife, Carolyn, has ovarian cancer. “We feel. [...]

If My People

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus! I pray that this letter finds you and yours doing well and enjoying the summertime. My father, Charles Simpson, has graciously allowed me to share something with you this month that is strongly. [...]

Chosen!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray that this letter finds you well and that you will have a blessed 2002! May you increase in His Kingdom’s righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. The future is an unopened book that can be read only. [...]

Fear Not!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: Shortly after completing my regular October Pastoral letter to you, the United States was attacked by terrorists on September 11. In seeking the Lord, I felt I should address this issue immediately, and so, even as crews continue to make rescue. [...]

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