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Not in Word Only

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: I believe God has a purpose beyond the obvious and we are called to His purpose, not our own. I have thought a lot about our brothers and sisters in Christ who labor in extremely difficult situations and who often demonstrate a more pure faith than found [...]

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Who Do You Trust?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2012 Dear Friend in Christ, The most vital issue for us is where will we place our trust? Trust is confident assurance that the object of our confidence will perform as expected ... will always do the right thing. It is believing that our confidence will not be violated by someone [...]

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Fix the Factory!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: It doesn’t make any sense to complain about the product and ignore the factory that produces it. It is like throwing time and money at symptoms and ignoring the disease. Our culture has a very serious and eventually fatal disease, and we are simply treating symptoms. [...]

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Long-Term Investing

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2009 KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE IN KNOWING WHAT IS TRULY VALUABLE AND WHAT IS NOT We all invest; that is we exchange current resources for a future hope. We delay an immediate pleasure in order to receive a greater long term benefit. We may invest in education, business, stocks, or [...]

By |September 1st, 2009|Foundations of Faith, One-to-One, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Wizdumb or Wisdom?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you well. This month, I want to talk about two different words that are very relevant to where society is today. One is priceless, the other can be extremely costly. Wisdom is propriety: It is knowing how to apply one's knowledge [...]

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

The Spirit-Led Home

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray your summer is off to a good start. Let me thank my father, Charles Simpson, for asking me to write you this month about a word the Lord gave to me recently. While there are many spectacular and urgent news headlines that we read [...]

By |June 1st, 2007|Pastoral Letters, Relationships|0 Comments

Right Relationship with God

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2007 ...HOW TO INSPIRE AND INSTRUCT OUR CHILDREN AS THEY GROW IN GOD The richest family in the world is the one that has the joy of seeing their children walking with God. Of all the people with whom I have prayed, laughed, cried, and counseled, I cannot think [...]

What Now?

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2006   IN TIMES OF TURMOIL, FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST MUST HAVE WISDOM AND TAKE ACTION Those who know me well know that I am a "news junkie." My library is stocked with numerous books dealing with current events and cultural trends and my internet favorites list includes every [...]

By |September 1st, 2006|One-to-One, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

What Now?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: On behalf of the whole CSM team, I want to share with you greetings and gratitude for your friendship and support. In this letter, I am going to share with you some important news, some testimonies, some Scripture…and I am going to ask sincerely for your [...]

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Preparing Before Action

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: Preparation is vital to success. Whether in business, profession, adventure, or any other pursuit, success is not a matter of luck. We have all been “wished” a Happy New Year, or “wished” good health or have been the subject of other good wishes. But a joyful [...]

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