Tag Archives: faith

How to Have an Overcoming Faith

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Faith is the key to where God wants you to be; therefore, it is vital. My parents were “faith missionaries” when I was very young. Faith was a serious issue for our family. I remember my parents’ prayers. Today, our daughter. [...]

Where to Find Strength When Times are Tough

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: This past Father’s Day, our sons and their wives took Carolyn and I to dinner. (Our daughter Charlyn and her husband Enrique are in Costa Rica.) It was enjoyable to be with family. We sat at the table and talked for. [...]

Storm Stories

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2005 What Is the Reason for Hurricane Season? [caption id="attachment_5726" align="alignleft" width="262"] Hurricane Ivan Aftermath photo courtesy The Pensacola News Journal. Used with permission.[/caption] There is a peculiar, and not at all pleasant sound that the wind makes when it is trying to dismantle. [...]

Close By, Yet Far Off!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the Lord! I pray that you are well and having a good summer. This month, I want to share with you something that is very urgent on my heart, concerning God’s mercy and our response to Him. How did. [...]

You Can Stand

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: My father used to tell a story about a small boy who insisted on standing up in the church pew. His father told him to sit down but the boy continued to stand. Finally, the father physically put him down in. [...]

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. [...]

Facing the Future

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter/Spring 2005 ...How to Escape from Escapism and See Christ's Kingdom Extended in and Through your Life Recently, I was with a group of Christians when a lady asked, "Brother Charles, do you believe that Jesus is coming soon?" I sensed that she did, and. [...]

First Things First

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! I pray that you and yours had a blessed and joyous Christmas season. Everyone here at CSM sends their love and gratitude for your friendship and faithfulness. In last month’s letter to you, I wrote about the birth. [...]

Lord of the Storm

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: I have been writing these monthly Pastoral Letters for nearly twenty years. My purpose is to draw life from where I am, and to share life with you where you are. I receive many responses that encourage me. I am grateful. [...]

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. [...]

The Essence of Faith

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: The human tendency in regard to history seems to be that we either forget it, rewrite it, or so embellish it with unreality that it is unrecognizable. The postmodern mind seems to toss it out altogether as being useless for our. [...]

Lessons from Psalm 27

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 1999 Dear Friend in Christ: I trust that this letter finds you and yours well. We are in a most significant season as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus and as we come into a new millennium. Now, more than ever, we need. [...]

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