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

Technology

I finally got around to setting up a good backup strategy for our church computers. Over the Christmas holiday I found a great deal on the Netgear ReadyNAS Duo file server.  I got one for the church for only $239, and it has worked flawlessly. This is a dual drive 1TB

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Technology

Google announced their new phone today and it looks sweet. I’ve been waiting for a iPhone to come out on a different network, but this has definitely got my interest now. Especially since it will be available on Verizon in a few months. Check out the video below

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Faith

We’re starting a new series at Cornerstone this week on Vision. We all need fresh revelation from God. Vision gives us focus, endurance, and peace. Proverbs 29:18 NIV reminds us that “where there is no revelation, we cast off restraint….” In other words, we end up imitating culture rather than influencing

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FaithLife

If you haven’t noticed, my blog has been pretty quiet for the past few weeks. It’s been a busy time with all the excitement of the Christmas season, and I have definitely been doing a lot of planning and thinking. For the first time in my life, I’m thinking through some long

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FaithTechnology

One of the most used apps on my iPod is the YouVersion Bible app by Lifechurch.tv. I have blogged about YouVersion numerous times in the past (see the posts here), and I am excited about the continual updates that the digerati team at Lifechurch keep pushing out. Last week they announced a new milestone.

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Life

I wanted to let you know about Mark Batterson’s new book Primal, which was officially released today.   I received an early copy from the publisher, WaterBrook Multnomah, to read and review and I can assure you that this is a book you definitely want to buy.  I am a

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Faith

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Crazy Love Review

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Crazy Love ReviewChapter 7 is titled “your best life ….later”  I’ll let you figure out how he came up with the title. 🙂 You have probably heard throughout your life that following Christ is easy, that everything will work out

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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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