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This is my word for the day. I was having a conversation with my wife last week and I used the word frenetic to describe our pace of life lately. After arguing with me that it was not a word, I looked it up just to make sure and found the definition. Fast and energetic in a rather wild and

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It’s amazing how quickly we can travel around our world. Saturday morning I was in the comforts of my own home, and Saturday night I was in a hotel in Managua, Nicaragua. I’ve spent the last few days working with Because We Care Ministries training pastors in Choluteca, Honduras and Somotillo, Nicaragua. The men above are my hereos. They serve

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I had the honor of speaking at a fund-raising dinner for the Boy Scouts this week. I received my Eagle Scout award back in 1991, and Scouting was a big part of my teenage years. I loved the hiking and camping, and was even able to go backpacking in New Mexico at Philmont two times. In thinking through what I

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I shared a video in church last week that a lot of people have been asking me about. The video has received over 20 million views over the past few months on Youtube. It’s titled, Why I hate religion, but love Jesus. The focus of the video by Jefferson Bethke is to highlight the difference between false religion and a relationship

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I’ve seen a lot of teen Bibles over the years, but the Live Bible by Group Publishing has to be one of my favorites. My two oldest children are now in youth group and are spending a lot of time reading their Bibles. We bought them each a copy of this Bible, and they both love it. I grabbed their

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I wanted to share this online conference for all of my ministry friends. Preaching can be tough. Every week you have the responsibility to share multiple messages with the people of your church. If you are like me, you appreciate all the help and training you can get. Here is an opportunity to learn from great communicators and pastors who

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Last year, a group of community leaders came together to host the Chick-fil-A Leadercast here in our own community. We are excited to bring it back this year. The Leadercast will be on Friday May 4th, and will be from 8am to 4:30pm at the Crossroads Institute in Galax. Speakers include: Soledad O’Brien, Tim Tebow, Patrick Lencioni, Marcus Buckingham, John

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I just updated the site for Because We Care Ministries. I moved the site over to WordPress so it would be cheaper and easier to maintain. Don and Pam Gillette do an incredible job of ministering to the people of Nicaragua. Our church has been on numerous trips there to work with them, and I highly recommend that you check

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We just worked out the details to host Coffey Anderson at Cornerstone next month. Coffey is an incredible musician and an all around great guy. He was a finalist on the show Nashville Star and his website iCoffey.com is a great place to learn more about his music. I first found out about him through his YouTube channel several years

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Last year, one of the books I read that had the biggest effect on me was the book Not a Fan, by Kyle Idleman. When I read it, I knew it was something I wanted to share with our church. So this week, we are starting a six week series based on the book. I am really excited about this

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January 22 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Every life has worth, so let me challenge you to be a voice for those that don’t have a voice. Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Proverbs 31:8 NLT

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