What to Do When Hope is Lost

Through January and February, our sermon series was Worst-Case Scenarios. Who would have believed that a month later the world would be living through a worst-case scenario? We could write a new chapter to the book: What to do if you are living in a pandemic. 1. Wash your hands 2. Don’t touch your face…

Looking to the Future

Twenty-Five years ago this week I was stressing about our first worship service as a church.  Would there be someone there to unlock the LeBrun Centre? Would anyone show up for the service?  Would I remember my message?  Seems like minor worries today. The day we launched, phrases like social distancing and self-isolation were unheard…

Chapter 34

It was just like the last time when Mary approached me to finish her story.  The rest of the group had gone to bed, and I was sitting by the fire, waiting for it to burn itself out. I was in my nowhere place, not thinking of anything in particular when she joined me. “May…

After the Lock Down

Everyday things change.  Each day more things close and more directives are issued on how we are to behave, or not behave.   And while it seems that most people have taken it in stride, for the most part, there has been some public shaming, when people don’t act the way others think they should.…

Chapter 33

The next day we were back at the beach and it wasn't very long before a crowd had gathered to hear Jesus teach.  “Jesus, Jesus, I need to see Jesus, please let me through.”  Everyone turned to see who was making all the commotion and out of the crowd came Jairus, the leader of the…

Oops. I Forgot

Sometimes, time gets away from us and we forget things.  Have you ever forgotten to renew your licence or cancel a subscription?  We don’t even want to bring up the forgotten MVI on Angela’s car in 2005.  Seriously, I was a little busy building a church. Recently a man in Louisiana was pulled over for…

Jesus Has This

Everything was fine, and then it wasn’t. That is the reality in our world today.  Everything was fine, and then it wasn’t. Do you remember when you heard about the Coronavirus?  Maybe it was the result of a funny meme on Facebook, or an obscure news story about a city in china that you had…

Chapter 32

It wasn’t long after we had arrived in Caesarea Philippi that some religious leaders came to the house where we were staying.    Without so much as a greeting, they started in at Jesus, telling him if he was going to teach in God’s name and claim the authority that he was taking that he needed…

And Just Like That. . .

And just like that, everything changed.  We are living in a very different world then we were a month ago.  Over the weekend we noticed how quiet the streets were, and only a third of our usual church family were out on Sunday. On Monday, as is my habit, I worked at A & W…

Blessed # 2

So here we are. Week two of Money Month! In case you weren’t here last week or if you are new to Cornerstone, I made a decision a number of years ago that instead of responding to various financial crisis in the church by preaching on them that I would take one month each year…