Category Archives: prayer

Why don’t American Presidents carry guns?

Can you think of a US President who carried a gun? Most (if not all) have found it completely unnecessary. Why? Presidents are protected by the best security system and body guards that money can buy — the Secret Service. … Continue reading

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Colorful race adventures

This Thanksgiving Day I am thankful for my interracial adventures and my new book about them. Read about my adventures crossing the color-line: * selling black history books door-to-door in a race riot; * getting a haircut from Oprah’s dad; … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways I Have Grown In Christ

Top 10 ways I have grown as a Christian: 1) Salvation experience; 2) Baptism in the Holy Spirit; 3) Continually, listening to and obeying Jesus’ voice; 4) Daily Bible reading (and doing) with an open heart; 5) Regularly speaking in … Continue reading

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Need a Christian, life coach?

My wife, Ernie Froedge Simms is a Christian coach. Most of her clients are women in their 20s-30s, who want to improve their relationship skills, and who need prayer and direction. She loves to work with any women who are … Continue reading

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5 ways to recover from hurt in church

Ouch! Even the title of this post is a bit painful. However, if you’ve ever been hurt by church (and/or by people in church) here are 5 things that can help you heal your hurting heart. 1) Forgive. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Ask not how a pastor can minister to you. Ask how you can minister to others!

Ask not how a pastor can minister to you. Ask how you can minister to others! People besides a preacher have something to say from God. Why not let them speak up in church? When many people freely speak, we … Continue reading

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Make church ekklesia again! (1 Corinthians 14:26)

  Make Church Ekklesia Again! (1 Corinthians 14:26) Ekklesia, It will free ya, Let you speak out, Overcome doubt, Drive away fear, Bring Christ so near, Make Christ so dear! It’s time to make church ekklesia again. (Ekklesia, the lost word … Continue reading

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Heroes left out of Memorial Day

Are there others who should be remembered on Memorial Day? Have we forgotten about some of the world’s greatest heroes? On Memorial Day we remember those who fought with violence, death and destruction. Perhaps we should also remember those who … Continue reading

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Let’s go BC — beyond church

Johnny Hart, creator of the comic strip, BC, defined prayer as “allowing God to have His will in your life on His terms.” That’s also a great definition of going “BC–beyond church.” Church meetings are set up by the will and … Continue reading

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I’ll fight with spiritual weapons!

Plenty of people will fight with the physical weapons of guns and bombs. Where are the people who will dare to fight with spiritual weapons instead? Christ-followers are called to fight evil with spiritual weapons rather than physical weapons. So … Continue reading

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