Posts with the tag “nicole-austin”

Screwtape in 2024
January 26th, 2024
The Screwtape Letters was unlike any book I’d ever read, a collection of fictional letters between two devils named Screwtape and Wormwood. In these letters, Screwtape, the older and more experienced ...  Read More
by Nicole Austin
Meet the Staff
July 23rd, 2022
Did you know that we have a former sous chef on our staff? That the people who work at Cornerstone come from places as far away as South Korea and Guatemala? And that one of our newest hires dabbles i...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
How to Be A Sister
June 14th, 2022
Being a part of the family of God means being sisters and brothers, not just mothers and fathers. Both Christian and secular culture have ways of making us wary of the opposite sex, for different reas...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Riding the Roller Coaster
February 21st, 2022
There’s no point in pretending we’re exactly the same people we were two years ago. We’re not. We’re a little more banged up, a little more broken, a little more fragile. And that’s okay. God isn’t as...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Calling All Amateur Bible Readers
November 1st, 2021
When we read and study the Bible together, whether it’s as part of a community group, a formal Bible study, or just a few friends meeting over coffee (or virtually via Zoom or an online app), we parti...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
A Resurrection Foretold
April 9th, 2020
“...Caiaphas understood with a jolt that this man was no man at all, but the corpse who had been buried in the tomb before him, somehow no longer dead but alive.”...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
The Woman at the Well
March 19th, 2020
“Jesus watched her in silence. As she lowered the vessel into the mouth of the well, he spoke softly so as not to startle her. ‘Will you share your water with a weary traveler?”...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Do Not Throw Away Your Confidence
July 16th, 2019
As women, we have an especially complicated relationship with the topic of confidence. From an early age, we are inundated with images that leave us constantly competing against a false standard of be...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
What I Learned at Camp
February 26th, 2019
“I felt less in control, and simultaneously more at peace, than I have ever felt.”...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Echoes of David
July 26th, 2018
For years I have been summoned from sleep mid-dreamto tend to imaginary monsters and soaked sheets,to stroke sweaty heads and whisper soft prayers for sweet slumberbefore crawling back to bed myself.I...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
The Triumphal Entry
March 27th, 2018
“Mary could feel the excitement of those around her, exclaiming and praising, shouting and even crying as they rejoiced at the sight of this man entering the city like a king.”...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
The Light of the World
March 14th, 2018
“The rage on the faces of his fellow Pharisees was palpable, and although Nicodemus had determined to remain as neutral as possible, he could no longer sit idly by.”...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Peter's Rebuke
February 27th, 2018
“From that first day, when Jesus had called him and his brother as they fished near the banks of the Sea of Galilee, his life had been turned upside down.”...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles