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…

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…

Fear Not, Just Obey

I was talking to a lady the other day about some Kids reaction to Santa.  Not the Santa who’s going to come down the chimney on Christmas Eve to leave gifts, but the shopping mall Santas.  It seems a passage of rite that we take our kids to the Mall to have their pictures taken…

Fear Not, Just Trust

Have you ever been afraid at Christmas time?  Maybe as a child you were afraid of Santa?  Or maybe you were afraid that you hadn’t made the good list and you were afraid Santa wouldn’t come. Or perhaps it was a rough year financially and you were afraid that you would let your family down…

Fear Not, Just Believe

Fear and Christmas aren’t words that I would think go together.  Maybe Halloween and Fear, or birthdays and fear.  But Christmas and fear? I mean, really what is there to fear about Christmas? Well, according to those in the know there is plenty to fear about Christmas.  If you are selaphobic, it means you have…