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

Faith

Just got done with a youth praise band practice. Everyone rocked it out tonight. My neighbors probably were wondering what the heck was going on in my basement. Luke was jammin on the drums, Faith was strummin the acoustic, and I was joining in on the electric. We worked up two songs, Grace like Rain by Todd Agnew and Majestic

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Technology

After posting yesterday about the new beta version of blogger, I got a chance to update my blog to it today. Check out the new sidebars and the new labels. If you just want to see a certain topic, you can click on the label and see all posts that relate to it. I also need some new colors for

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Technology

For all you computer guys & gals, I’m trying out the beta of the new Windows Live Writer. It’s a new editor that allows you to post to your blog with more formatting options. So far so good. It even has a better spell checker. Wasn’t it ironic that blogger always flagged the word blog as being misspelled. The Microsoft

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Faith

Do you remember the scene from Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade where Harrison Ford is standing on the edge of the cliff, trying to decide what to do? His guidebook that his father gave him, tells of taking a step of faith. So Indy believes, and is willing to step out and trust that he will get across. When he

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Life

I had an interesting misunderstanding while ordering at Arby’s this weekend. We just had a new Arby’s open up, so Jennifer and I headed out on a hot date to check it out (without the kids I might add). I guess you can tell there’s not much to do around here. Well I ordered a Chicken Bacon Swiss and the

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Life

I just started reading a new book by Thom Ranier and I’m already excited about it! (Thanks Jenni for the B-Day Book) Simple Church: Returning to God’s process for Making Disciples. Just a few months ago, I finished his excellent book Breakout Churches, which conceptually was based on the business research by Jim Collins in Good to Great. Dr. Ranier

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Faith

I just ordered a new case for my Ipod Nano from ifrogz thanks to the gift certificate from Boni & Travis. They are really pretty cool. You can custom configure the case and band to any color. They have tons of stickers for the click wheel as well. Check out the colors I picked out. What do ya think? I

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I was just flipping through my Bible last night, thinking about some ideas for messages. I settled on Joshua chapter 1. When I think about Joshua, I think about a real man. A man that was able to lead a military campaign that was ordained by God. Think about men like Moses, Joshua, David, Elijah, John the Baptist, Jesus, &

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Life

I know everyone has probably seen this video by now, but I still think it’s pretty cool. The engineer in me wants to try this. Maybe even a youth experiment? Who’s bringing the diet coke & Mentos? Check out the link for details on how they set it up.

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Life

For the guy that has everything. Here’s the link from ilounge. Unquestionably in the running for the “weirdest iPod accessory ever” award, Atech Flash’s iCarta improbably combines an iPod speaker dock with a toilet paper holder. Four total “moisture resistant” speaker drivers are found in the unit’s left and right sides, while separate docks for Dock Connecting iPods and the

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Life

Here are some pics from our trip to Williamsburg last month. I had to show my amazing kids and my amazing wife. Do you ever feel like you are blessed more than you deserve? For me it’s an everyday feeling.

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