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.…

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…

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…

Blessed # 1

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…

What to do When the Very Worst Happens

Worst-Case-Scenarios, we’ve all gone there in our minds from time to time.  Sometimes, we do it as part of the planning process.  For better or for worse, I tend to do that.  For example, people have often commented on the design of our church building.  That was the result of Worst-Case-Scenario thinking on my part.…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…