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 19 years, and we have three awesome kids, Emma, Luke, and Drew.

Life

Last week, I noticed that one of my friends on facebook had a couple of extra tickets to the U2 concert in Charlottesville.  It worked out for Jennifer and I to go, so we decided to go on a big date.  The tickets were general admission for the field and

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Technology

If you have multiple computers running Microsoft Windows to keep secure and virus-free at home or at church, you know how much of a pain it can be. Churches can get in a tough spot, because some of the “free” programs like AVG anti-virus are not free for non-profits and churches.

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Faith

I’m not a huge fan of curriculum for youth.  I’ve seen far too many lessons that were long and culturally irrelevant, and most of the time they didn’t even make sense. If I see another youth lesson where they ask people to dress up in Biblical costumes I think I

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Faith

If you are a leader, then let me share with you a great source of free leadership lessons.   Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast is great for both those in the business world and in the church world.  Each month a new 20 to 30 minute lesson is posted and every

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Faith

At Cornerstone this week, we continued our New and Improved Series by looking at Ephesians 5.   If we want to have a new & improved marriage, then we have to be willing to do whatever it takes.   I shared about understanding our commitment, about fighting for our marriages,

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Life

I shared about our walk with Christ this past weekend at Cornerstone.  How our life is full of small steps that determine our direction. I also mentioned Andy Stanley’s new book, The Principle of the Path.   He makes the statement that our direction, not our intentions, determines our destination.

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Life

It’s been a long, long time since I ran in a 5K.   It was actually my senior year of high school when I was part of the cross country team.   I have ran off and on over the past several years, but something always comes up and causes

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Faith

The blog here has been a little slow this week. We have added a second Sunday service at Cornerstone and have kicked off our new youth ministry structure. I have been busy with all the details of getting everything off the ground. I did want to share with you a

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Life

I was honored today to officiate a wedding for a former student.  It’s something that I really enjoy doing and today was no exception.  It’s great seeing old friends and seeing them take a huge step of faith.  Since Jennifer and I have been married for 14 years now, I

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Technology

Goodbye, so long, farewell.  It was nice knowing you MySpace, but it’s time to go.  After not even logging in to Myspace in the last six months, I decided to cancel my account.  It’s a little sad, because at one time, everyone was using and talking about it. But over

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