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Light for Life

Publication:Pastoral Letter, August 2020 Dear Friend in Christ: In these difficult times, we are praying for you, and continuing to do our best to stay in contact with you and to share what we hear the Lord saying. One thing we continue to hear from Him is that He is still calling us outward into [...]

A Matter of Choice

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2014 ...How to Make Good Decisions in Trying Times How much freedom do we have? One measure of freedom is the ability to choose. The more choices, the more freedom. When choices are narrowed, freedom is lost. We do not fully appreciate our freedom until we begin to sense [...]

By |April 1st, 2014|Foundations of Faith, One-to-One|0 Comments

Change Vision, Change Life

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2014 Dear Friend in Christ, Want to change? Change what you look at. That is the simple, yet profound, truth. This is biblical, historical, and for all of us, personal. For almost 60 years of ministry, and in my personal life, I have witnessed how our vision affects our living. What [...]

By |April 1st, 2014|Leadership, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Every Life is Beautiful

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2012 OCTOBER BABY IS A POWERFUL FILM ABOUT HOW MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT One of the most moving and significant films I’ve ever seen hit theaters across the united States this Spring, sparking deep emotions and conversations, and in many cases, changing lives. This film, October Baby, is produced [...]

Extending Family

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2010 BRIDGES ARE BUILT FROM BOTH SIDES I consider myself a young man, although when you are older than many of your doctors, that's a sign that you are not as young as you think you are. While I am not totally "over the hill," I am old enough [...]

By |January 1st, 2010|One-to-One, Relationships, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Shelter in the Storm

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2009 ...FULFILLING OUR CALL IN THIS GENERATION The wind-whipped gray mist enveloped our boat and danced with the salty spray blown from the tops of chocolate-colored waves. Shallow Mobile Bay was being roiled by a wild waterspout and we were right in the middle of it. I was a [...]

By |September 1st, 2009|One-to-One, Relationships, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Turning the Hearts of Fathers

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2009 GLOBAL REDEMPTION STARTS AT HOME The last word in the Old Testament is "curse." How sobering to think that what began with such promise "in the beginning," had come to a place where man's sin brought great strife-division between God and man, division between nations, and division within [...]

All Things New

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter/Spring 2005 When I was a kid back in the 1970s, one of my favorite television programs was "The Six Million Dollar Man." During the introduction of each show, there would be a review of the life of the main character, astronaut Steve Austin, who was terribly injured in a [...]

By |February 1st, 2005|One-to-One, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

From No Way to New Way

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: We have access to God, our Heavenly Father, at this very moment. What a reality! Once, there was no way for us and now there is a new and living way (see Hebrews 10:18). We must avail ourselves of this unspeakable gift, especially now. God can [...]

By |October 1st, 2004|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Fonda Finds Peace

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: It is being widely reported that Jane Fonda has “found peace among those who have found peace with Jesus.” She has apparently become part of a Christian evangelical church, according to the January 29, 2000 edition of World Magazine. This is a startling - and encouraging [...]