I have always struggled with keeping track of everything I need to do on a weekly basis. Between church, family, and life, I always have more to do and somewhere else I need to be. So, for me, technology has helped me become more organized. I have tried several task management systems in the past, but I have settled on using a
Recording the Message I’ve helped several churches start recording the audio from their sermons to include on their website. The goal in each case is to get a quality recording that can easily be listened to online or downloaded through a podcast. Way back in 2007, I wrote a tutorial on how to setup a podcast. Although some of the
At Cornerstone, I have been preaching a sermon series through the book of Galatians. It has been a great series for our church and for me personally. It has really required some extra study time and I wanted to share with you the commentaries and resources I have been using throughout the series. In preparing a message series, I start
I’ve had my iPhone 6 for almost a week now. Since I had my iPhone 5 a full two years, I was out of contract with Verizon and able to turn it in so that I could buy the new phone. I’m still getting used to the bigger size, but it’s a good change. After 2 years, my battery really needed
Let me introduce you to a great new service. Most churches do not have a full-time graphic designer on staff. For our church, this means that as pastor, I spend time on creating graphics for new sermon series and events. There are a few sites that provide sermon graphics, but I always have trouble finding graphics that will work with
From the beginning, Cornerstone has been blessed with a number of talented young musicians. Earlier this year, several of our youth won a local competition and were blessed with 30 hours of recording studio time with the Audio Lab run by Brett Sexton here in Galax. They have just finished up their first CD, with 6 tracks, and it is incredible.
Two years ago, I switched from the android world to Apple when the iPhone 5 came out. I liked the power of android phones and the ability to customize, but I got tired of having to root my phone just to get updates that the manufacturer refused to release. The fragmentation of android is a little better now, but
I shared last month about the Shift Media Creator App. It’s a great way to create graphics for your church. I wanted to share with you another video showing you practical ways you can use it to create announcement graphics for your church with your phone. Just snap a picture, add effects and filters, save it, and you have a great image.
The past three weeks have been incredible. It’s amazing how clearly I start thinking when I actually slow down. The image above is our view each night at sunset, so it has been easy to relax and soak in the beauty of God’s creation. The first week, we spent most of our time at the Fiddler’s Convention in Galax and
It’s been quiet here on the blog for a few weeks. Preparing for a sabbatical is a lot of work! But now, after a week of rest, I’m starting to unwind and think a little more clearly. My pace of life has been wide open for a long time, and this break has come at the perfect time for me. It’s