Weekend Wrap-Up

It was a busy weekend, but worth it as usual. I just wanted to share some of my experiences from the weekend.

  • Saturday night church meeting – we try to get together once a month just to share updates and pray. We also spent some time thinking of some things that need to be done at church. It was exciting to hear how the church has made a difference in the lives of several people. It makes all the hard work worth it when you see changed lives.
  • Sunday Morning Service – it was definitely a crazy morning. The trailer with all our stuff was late getting to the school and then I realized that our audio snake was in my garage at home. After sending Travis to run and get it, we setup with just a few minutes to spare. The band got to do a quick sound check and then it was time for church to start. But through all the craziness, I felt like we had a great service. All the pieces just came together. Sometimes we need to be reminded that God is in control.
  • Homeschool Cooperative End of Year Program – Some of you know that we homeschool our children. I don’t talk a whole lot about homeschooling because we don’t try to force our opinion on anyone else. We just make a decision each year about what we feel is best for our kids, either to homeschool and send them to public school (there are no Christian schools in our area) Our kids are part of a cooperative that meets one day each week for classes, and they had their end of the year finale yesterday afternoon. I setup our church projector and ran powerpoint through easyworship for them. The program was LONG!!! After a couple of hours the kids were getting restless and we were definitely ready for it to be over. Luckily I was over in the corner running the powerpoint and I had internet access. I was able to blog and twitter while watching all the kids share what they had learned. Sometimes being the tech guy has benefits!
  • Youth and Another Local Revival – After the homeschool program, I rushed off to setup the church computer and projector for a local revival that our band was playing. It was supposed to be youth focused, so we moved our youth meeting time so our youth could attend. Most of our youth skipped out on the meeting which meant more pizza for me and then they talked themselves out of attending the revival. I was actually glad after going and realizing that there weren’t any teens there. It’s really strange in our area, there are very few teen events that are really focused on teens. The sad fact is that most churches try but are not effective in reaching out to teens. It just shows me how much of an opportunity we have at Cornerstone to engage the youth and young adult culture of the area.

After all that I was ready to crash yesterday. I just relaxed and watched a few episodes of Deadliest Catch. I love that show, there is something about guys being guys out in nature that I love. It was a great way to end up a crazy day.


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 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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