A Royal Problem

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Royal Family.  With Harry and Meagan choosing to remove themselves from their positions in the Royal Family and Andrew being relieved of his duties with the Royal Family, everyone will have to step up to fill the gaps. I have no problem with the choice that…

When You’ve Been Left Behind

What’s the worst that can happen?  That a good question, a question that is often worth considering when we have to make difficult decisions. Last week we cancelled church, for the fourth time in our history.  And really, we probably didn’t need to.  And if you arrived for the second service and nobody was here,…

A Few Bad Apples

I recently read a couple of disturbing stories in the news about teachers and school administrators who have been charged with possession of child porn or with molesting students who were supposed to be their responsibility.  What I haven’t read though, is a reaction by people who say that they will no longer send their…

What to do When you Have to Fight a Giant

Through my ministry, when I’ve been planning and dreaming and dreaming and scheming, I often ask myself, what’s the worst that could happen?  Basically, I’m asking myself “What’s the worst-case scenario?”  Now, some people seem to only gravitate to the worst-case scenario in their lives, and it prevents them from ever accomplishing anything.  For them,…

Not a great bet

Red Green reminds us, “You are not good at something just because you enjoy it. Karaoke has proved that.”   Tarwinder Shokar evidently enjoyed gambling, but he has proved that he’s not very good at it, and now he’s suing Caesars in Windsor Ontario for encouraging his gambling habit.  I’m not sure, but if your business…

2020 Vision

It’s a brand-new year, a brand-new decade and a chance for everyone to have 2020 vision. As we were preparing to step over the line into 2020, I realized that I was now entering my fourth decade at Cornerstone.  The nineties, Y2K to 2010, 2010 to 2019 and now the Roaring Twenties.   And that caused…

Y2K Flash Back

Y2K Flashback: Well, we made it through Y2K. At least if you are reading this, I presume that we made it through Y2K. If you’re not reading this either the power grid failed and we couldn’t have church, or the entire cyber space infrastructure collapsed, and you can’t read it on the Internet. Maybe you’re…

Finding Time

Pussy cat, pussy cat where have you been? “I have been to London to visit the queen” Pussy cat, pussy cat what did you there? “I frightened a little mouse right under her chair” You ever think about it?  Here is a cat that has been given probably the greatest opportunity of his life, the…

The Perfect Gift

So, did you get what you wanted for Christmas this year? I know, I know, you really didn’t expect anything and what you got was just perfect.  It really is the thought that counts, right? So, just between you and me, did you get what you wanted for Christmas this year? Angela and I got…

Fear Not, Just Come

It wasn’t the world’s oldest profession, but it was close!  I mean you know what the world’s oldest profession is right?  That’s right, farming.  Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain the oldest was a farmer, thus making farming the world’s oldest profession.  What were you thinking?  And Abel the younger brother was a shepherd…