Mike
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Mike

I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 20 years, and we have three awesome kids, Emma, Luke, and Drew.

Faith

It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about goals and plans for the new year. I want to challenge you to make Bible reading a priority in your life. Regular, systematic Bible reading is the best way to jump start your spiritual growth. When you read the Bible,

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Life

Our family spent the day in Blacksburg and Christiansburg finishing up our Christmas shopping and visiting Jennifer’s sister Sara and her family. I took the picture above while walking across the campus with our kids. Virginia Tech is really a special place for me. I spent four great years there,

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Technology

I just picked up a blogging app called Blogsy for my iPad. I’ve been a little slow on blogging lately because I’ve been too busy and I just had to pull back from a few things. I’m in my last week of classes this semester for seminary, so I will

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Life

  I took this picture from the car a couple of weeks ago. I’m thankful to live in a place where we can see God’s beauty everywhere.   How can anyone deny the existence of God with a sunset like this?    

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Faith

On January 9th, the new Church Online platform will be launching from LifeChurch.tv. This will be another free offering from the tech guys at LifeChurch. It allows your church to provide online church services, including video, chatting, and prayer and response times. If you are interested in doing ministry online,

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Faith

Tonight at Cornerstone, we will be having a special Night of Worship. On the First Wednesday of every month, we have a special service. A few months ago, we switched our format around and started doing things a little differently. When we started First Wednesdays, we had a meal before,

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Technology

Here’s a quick way to build up your library of sermon illustration videos. Check out the Christmas special from WorshipHouse Media. They are offering twelve free videos, so you’ll have to check their site to find out which days they are available. WorshipHouse Media is one of the more popular online

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Technology

This week is a new experience for me. While I’m at home with our two boys, ages 7 and 11, my wife and 13 year old daughter are on a mission trip in Nicaragua. This is such a great opportunity for both of them. I’ve been two times over the past two

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Technology

I stumbled on this web service and I think it has a lot of promise for churches and youth ministries. The next time you are working on a video intro for a sermon series or a quick youtube video, check out Flixpress.com.  This would also work for short photo galleries

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Life

Have you ever looked down at the scale and wondered how the number got that high? For me, I finally took a long hard look and realized that I need to make a few changes. It’s not that I’m extremely overweight, but I am definitely heavier than I should be.

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