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Where are You?

Publication:Pastoral Letter, October 2019 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray you and your loved ones are well! This month, I want to look at some vital questions about how to locate where we are in life and in our walk with the Lord, Who is our source for life. No matter where you are today, [...]

Transition

Publication:Pastoral Letter, January 2019 Dear Friend in Christ: It is a New Year and I pray that it will be a great one for you! Yesterday is past; the future is not yet here, and today is the transition from yesterday to tomorrow. We are on a journey, sojourners in temporary dwellings. Adjusting to change [...]

Beyond the Obvious

Publication:Pastoral Letter,March 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: I hope this letter finds you well. It’s an honor for me to share with you this month some thoughts regarding vision; that is, to see spiritually, “beyond the obvious”. This is a vital need, especially in these times. The Lord has given diverse gifts to the Church [...]

The Search

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: Thank you for praying for our annual CSM Gatlinburg Conference. It was a wonderful time in the Lord focusing on the “Unshakable” reality of Christ’s Kingdom in shaking times. The testimonies we heard were inspiring and instructive. In this letter, I want to examine how our [...]

Lifting Leaders’ Hands

Publication: Pastoral Letter,April 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: A few weeks ago I had the privilege of installing a new pastor, Scott Lloyd, at the Worship Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The following week, I was honored to join in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Larry Grainger as Senior Pastor at Abundant Life Church in Mt. [...]

By |April 1st, 2011|Leadership, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

The Necessity of Life

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: You will notice that that the title of this letter is “The Necessity of Life,” not the Necessities of Life. That is a very important distinction. I was told early in school that the necessities of life were food, shelter, and clothing. But, there is one [...]

By |October 1st, 2007|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Road to Unity

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: I am writing this letter from Houston, Texas, where my wife, Carolyn, is a patient at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is currently in a trial program due to a return of her cancer. She is feeling well with no symptoms, but a recent scan detected [...]

By |June 1st, 2006|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

A Builder’s Heart

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: Spring and Summer are seasons of construction...houses, highways, and high-rises flourish as plans are put into effect in the favorable weather. It is a good time to build. I am fascinated by the human spirit and its motivation to build things. I believe it is because [...]