Sunday Wrap-Up

It was another day where I saw God move and work.  This will be short because I’m getting very, very sleepy …

  • I hate making decisions about whether or not to have church. The snow was pouring down, but the forecast wasn’t calling for much accumulation.  By the time church started it was gone.  We made the right call.
  • Because of the snow, I was expecting a light turnout.  Some of our regulars stayed home, but we had a number of new guests.  Every week, we see new faces.  The word is getting out that God is doing some incredible things through the people at Cornerstone!
  • I preached on a tough passage this morning in 1 John 3:1-10.   I said what I needed to say and I let God take care of the rest.  People need to make sure that they are truly children of God.  God calls us to radical obedience, not a safe and comfortable life.
  • After church, we loaded up a van and hit the road.  Our young adult praise band, Scattered, led worship for a youth rally in Weber City, Virginia.  I was able to bring a short message about faith.   I am so stinking proud of our teens at Cornerstone.   They are incredible musicians, but they have a passion and love for sharing Jesus and I am seeing them grow more every week.  They were even invited to play at a summer camp in June.  They really sounded good.
  • I also appreciate the youth that traveled with us to setup and tear-down and run all the technical stuff.  It was a very challenging room for acoustics and they pulled it off with no time to spare.
  • I am also glad my family traveled with me tonight.  It was awesome to let my kids see the passion and worship that occurred tonight.  Not only that, but they got to spend time with their dad on a Sunday, something that usually doesn’t happen much.  I would encourage anybody to take their family with them on as many business trips or ministry trips that they can.   We made this trip extra special because we traveled on to Pigeon Forge tonight to stay at a new hotel with an indoor waterpark.  All day tomorrow we be splashing and having fun as a family at Wilderness at the Smokies.  This place looks awesome.

This is already longer than planned, I’ll share more details when we get back to the big city of Galax.


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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