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…

Justice or . . .

Sixteen lives were lost and other lives were changed forever.  Families were shattered, a nation was heartbroken and now justice has been served. Or has it? That afternoon sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos died because twenty-nine-year-old Jaskirat Singh Sidhu failed to stop.  There was a stop sign and a flashing light, apparently Sidhu didn’t…

Chapter 11

“Simon, Simon wake up!” “Leave me alone, the sun’s not even up.” “Simon, please, something’s wrong with Mom, she’s sick, she’s burning up and I don’t know what to do.” There weren’t many days I woke up in the morning. Usually that was when I was getting to bed after fishing all night and this…

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…

The Forgotten Ones

It was a tragedy.  Fifty people killed because of the faith they practiced.  You would think that would be a newsworthy event.  Apparently not.  You’d think maybe such actions would be condemned by political and religious leaders.  Again, apparently not.  The silence around the event has been deafening.  And you are thinking: Oh no Denn, there…

Chapter 10

Jairus and others crowded around the man, asking him if he was all right and helping him to his feet. And then Jesus told us it was time to go. Time to go? But what had happened? I knew what had happened; I was there, but I really didn’t have a clue as to what…

Just be on Time

I have a confession to make, this might shock you, but I hate when things start late.  Hate might be a little strong.  Nope, that’s pretty much spot on. While we were on vacation, we went on an excursion that was late from the beginning.  Two ladies were late getting to the starting place, so we…

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…

Chapter 9

I was still trying to get my head around Jesus’ story of his wilderness encounter with the one he called the schemer. Really? What had I gotten myself involved in? Midnight fishing on Galilee was sounding better all the time. “Peter? Peter?” Jesus’s voice broke through my fog, “Come on, we have a date at…

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…