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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

I am asking all of my blog readers to please pray for Matt Chandler and his family.  I first saw Matt Chandler preach live at the Catalyst Conference last year.  He is an incredible pastor from Texas that I greatly admire and respect.  Since that time, I have listened to

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Faith

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update in this series. We are currently going through this book in our life group for older teens and college students, so I wanted to jump back in and finish the series. Previously I had shared how I struggled through chapter 5

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Life

The title of this post sounds more like the punchline to a joke instead of a reference to two of the greatest athletes of our generation. They each seemed to have it all, fame, fortune, family, and everything money could buy. But something more important was missing. They didn’t end

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Life

I am one of the clueless guys who waits to the last second before buying Christmas presents.  If you’re like me, then it’s always tough to figure out something for your family members.  So I want to give you a great idea.  One that will benefit both you and me

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LifeTechnology

In case you haven’t heard, the FTC is cracking down on blogs.  As of December 1st, bloggers must now reveal when they receive compensation or free products for review purposes.  I am part of several blogger review programs which provide free books, so I wanted to let you know where

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Faith

I had an incredible experience over during the past week in Nicaragua. I’ve spent this morning unwinding, unpacking, and getting caught up on email. We had quite the adventure getting home because of delays at our connecting airport in Houston, but we finally made it home around 2am Sunday morning. Yesterday

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Faith

Thought I would drop by the blog and give an update from Nicaragua. This will be short since I’m typing it on my iPod. It has been a great trip so far. We’ve been to the rim of an active volcano, ridden a boat on Lake Nicaragua, visited a street

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Faith

Cornerstone has partnered with Because We Care Ministries over the past several years to do mission work in Nicaragua.  We have helped build a sister church in Tonala, Nicaragua and we pay the pastor’s salary each month.  Before Cornerstone had a building in Galax, we had a church building in Nicaragua, and

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Faith

In preaching multiple services, there seems to be a struggle between clarity and energy. In the earlier services, I typically have plenty of energy and passion, but clarity and focus can be lacking. As I preach through each service, the message becomes clearer and more focused, but my energy tends

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FaithLife

In preparing for the new series we are doing on the Holy Spirit at Cornerstone, I have been busy reading. If you want to learn more about the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives, then check out these great books. Amazon.com Widgets Note: if you are using a

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