But, Easter

It started as a day marked with mourning, but today it is a day of celebration. It started as a day when the forces of Evil celebrated victory, but today it is a seen as the day when goodness and grace triumphed. It started as a day when people paused to remember what man did…

But, Good Friday

It was supposed to be a day marked with celebration, but it was a day defined by tragedy. It was supposed to be a day friends gathered together, but it was a day that friends scattered. It was supposed to be a day when people paused to remember what God had done for man, but…

After the But . . . Here, Near and Far

It’s a small word, only 3 letters, however when I looked up its definition in Collins English Dictionary, I found not one, but eight different ways the word could be used. It can be a conjunction, a preposition, an adverb, a pronoun and a noun. The word of course is “But” and if you have…

A Required Exchange

This is week four of our Foreign Exchange series. If you haven’t been with us during March or if you are new to Cornerstone, I will bring you up to speed. I decided that instead of preaching about money when we were behind or there was a financial crunch or crisis in the church, which…

Using Foreign Currency

Peter just shook his head.  All they wanted was money.  Couldn’t they see the bigger picture?  That there was more at stake than just money.  They had just arrived back in town and before they could even get settled the church was there with its hand out.  Well, it wasn’t actually the church, but close…

Foreign Exchange: A Better Exchange

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…

Foreign Exchange: Intro

Through the 58 years of my life I’ve had the opportunity to live in 4 different countries and have visited 5 African Countries, 7 European Countries, and another 15 countries scattered throughout the Caribbean, Central America and South America.   And the one thing that have in common of course is money.   Now, their money might…

Whoville: We are Free

Since it was first Introduced in Dr. Seuss’ 1954 Horton Hears a Who, Whoville has been a staple in popular culture.  In 1957 Seuss reintroduced Whoville in his book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and the location and residents have been popularized in different media through the years.  There has been a TV special of…

Whoville: We are God’s Friend

Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about Whoville in relation to Dr. Suess' classic Horton Hears a Who, but the reality is, that when most people hear the term “Whoville” that isn’t the book they think of.  Instead, they think of Little Cindy Lou Who and her family from Seuss’ 1957 Classic how the…

Whoville: You are a Victor

He had lived through the war and the war had shaped who he was.  It had also shaped how he saw others.  In particular, it shaped his view of the Japanese.  Between Pearl Harbour and the war that followed he had very little time or use for those who called Japan their home. But in…