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Ride the Wild Surf!

Publication:Pastoral Letter, September 2018 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray you had a wonderful Summer! Thank you so much for your friendship, support, and prayer for this ministry. This month, I want to share something with you that I pray will encourage you during these tumultuous times. Is it possible to see adversity turned into [...]

Happy New Year

Publication: Pastoral letter, January 2014 Dear Friend in Christ, First of all, "Happy New Year!" I pray you had a blessed Christmas! I want to share briefly about what will make the year ahead a happy one. It takes more than a new license plate to make a new car, and more than a coat [...]

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The 300

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: Judges chapters 6-8 tells us the story of Gideon, a story that is very relevant to our lives and how we measure God's requirements for victory. Gideon's story contains numerous lessons for us in our struggles and helps us to understand how God works to deliver [...]

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Triumph Through Transition

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: Here are questions to consider: Are we in a permanent transition? Will things be in a state of constant change? If so, can we not just survive but be “more than conquerors” in times of instability? Is the Lord using change to bring us back to [...]

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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 [...]

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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 knew that she was part [...]

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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 that you take the time [...]

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The Confession of the Cross

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the Name of our Risen Lord! It’s an honor for me to have the opportunity to write to you this month. I appreciate my father’s willingness to allow me to share something with you that has been on my heart. I pray it will [...]

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