Author Archives: Steve Simms

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP

The idea of a human color hierarchy is a myth

My fellow human beings, thru all their struggles and faults, have beauty within. I’m glad to be part of the human race! Unfortunately, a cruel focus on skin-color has filled centuries with indescribable pain. Let’s focus on kindness. 21st century … Continue reading

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Can we stop hurting & devaluing human life?

Anyone who devalues any human life has failed to recognize the most valuable thing in the world. If your life matters, then so does all human life in all of its stages. The greatest failure is the failure to appreciate … Continue reading

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Give me eyes that deracialize

People can’t be dividedInto superiorOr inferior.We all struggleIn our interior. Let’s give the clearance.There’s no needTo evaluate peopleBy natural appearance. See eyes.Brown, hazel or blue,Doesn’t matter.Also skinDoesn’t showWhat’s within. God give me eyesThat deracialize,That seeEverybodyAs equal to me. A colorful … Continue reading

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Ppprrraaayyyeeerrr is bigger than we think it is

When you speak a prayer,Or think a prayer,Something in your heartBegins to care. Prayer’s more thanA part you play,Words to sayIn a holy wayOr on a special day. When prayerFreely flows,It growsStronger. When prayer becomesA mere formality,True spiritualityBecomes a casualty. … Continue reading

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A quick & deracialized look at slavery

Let’s deracialize slavery and judge it by the content of it’s cruelty, not by the color of anyone’s skin. See history without racial eyes. Slavery was evil, regardless of the color of the slaveholders. Read about violence and injustice in … Continue reading

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Taste & see the reality of the living Jesus

Let God be the chef of your life. His menu is your key to happiness. Freely embrace what He’s cooking up for you. O taste and see that the Lord is good. There are invisible places–spaces inside your heart where … Continue reading

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Verses for heart healing

Words that touch your heart,Can heal painThat your brainDoesn’t understand. Your heartCan be cultivatedTo grow with fruitfulnessOr allowed to overflowWith weeds. Don’t just spectateWhile your heartPumps and palpitates.Think and participate. I like conversationsWhere people shareMatters of the heartWith compassion and … Continue reading

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A father ponders Father’s Day & healing

It’s hard to be an active father, trying to love, lead, and protect someone at the same time. If you had someone who tried, be glad. Active, loving fathers are tightrope walkers, trying to balance between too much and too … Continue reading

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Pics & ponderings for Juneteenth 2021

The greatest freedom to come to America wasn’t freedom from King George’s tax on tea, but freedom from government-supported human trafficking. Happy Juneteenth. Juneteenth speaks loudly To all who are willing To see and listen to The whole story, With … Continue reading

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2 types of Christianity: Minimalanity & Maxianity

Minimalanity is a very common type of Christianity. It is “an approach to Christianity that tries to discover the least Christian someone can be an still go to Heaven.” Maxianity is a rare form of Christianity. It is “an approach … Continue reading

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