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Sitting Down or Standing Up

Publication:Pastoral Letter, August 2019 Dear Friends, I have been privileged to grow up among Christians and to minister in a wide variety of churches, from house churches to megachurches, in numerous denominations and cultures, in the United States and abroad. I have literally traveled millions of miles. No, I am not an expert in Church [...]

Clearing the Hurdle of Maintenance to Multiplication

My daughter ran hurdles in high school until she face planted on one.  I don’t know if it was her front foot or back foot that got caught.  We weren’t there.  The paramedics called us while the ambulance was on the way to the hospital.  She knocked herself out and came to while in the [...]

By |June 13th, 2016|Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Cords and Stakes

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2008 EVEN AS OUR VISION EXPANDS, WE MUST CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN OUR FOUNDATIONS I’m not exactly the world’s greatest outdoorsman. I love to watch TV shows like "Deadliest Catch" and "Man vs. Wild," but that's not quite the same thing as actually personally risking your life on the Bering [...]

By |January 1st, 2008|One-to-One, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

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 and son-in-law are faith missionaries…faith [...]

By |November 1st, 2005|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments