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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. Each evening Carolyn and I [...]

By |April 1st, 2008|Pastoral Letters, Relationships|0 Comments

Path to Possibilities

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: The year is still young and many wonderful possibilities remain for us in our lives. The focus of this letter is the possibilities you may achieve, and how to get on that path. I hope you will not wait to “luck out” or be out of [...]

By |February 1st, 2008|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Power of Perspective

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: You may or may not need this letter today, but keep it handy! All of us will be tested at some point in life, and how you view the test will make all the difference. Perspective may cause you to react and destroy your best possibilities. [...]

By |November 1st, 2007|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: Moses had the Red Sea before him and the Egyptian army coming up behind him. What to do? The disciples were out on a raging sea; Jesus was asleep in the boat. What to do? We are all faced with situations that seem to have no [...]

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Like a Soldier

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: You may not believe this, but I recently watched an episode of “American Idol.” (I did so under duress!) I will not go into all of my reasons for watching, but it was informative. Because of the show’s great popularity, we must consider it an expression [...]

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

Joy

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: An imprisoned Victor Frankel stated that the last freedom that we have is the freedom to choose our attitude. The apostle Paul said essentially the same when he said, “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). He too was in jail [...]

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

Who Is Calling?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: On behalf of our whole CSM Team, I want to tell you Happy New Year! I pray that you and your loved ones had a most blessed Christmas season. We live in very significant times. It is imperative that we discern the voice of God from [...]

By |January 1st, 2007|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Creating Culture

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus! I pray that this letter finds you and yours doing well. This month, I want to share some thoughts with you concerning present cultural clashes, and how we can have not only hope, but also how we can [...]

By |April 1st, 2004|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

The Sacred Secret

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: Who chooses who will be saved? Or who will be filled with the Holy Spirit? These are very relevant questions for us here today. Let me tell you a quick true story: It was 1964, and I had just received the baptism in the Holy Spirit. [...]

By |March 1st, 2002|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

A Place in the Father’s House

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! This is typically a time when the prognosticators, soothsayers, and astrologers come out with their predictions for the year ahead. It would be very easy in this tumultuous time to get lost in speculations and the affairs of men, and lose sight of [...]

By |January 1st, 2001|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments