If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Feel free to leave comments. Your participation enriches the site!The first two attitudes I covered were Assume the Best and Be Gracious. In this last entry of this series, I’m attempting to share what I believe is only possible for people of …
It was August 2016. I was eating with a few fellow staffers from my church at a Mexican restaurant in Blacksburg. We usually laugh constantly together at inane and even insane comments. This particular lunch made me realize that I should take notes of comments made for blog purposes. They will either produce a chuckle, …
Check out the highlight video from Northstar Church’s 2016 year of ministry. It was shown at our annual State of the Church Sunday.
The second post in this series focuses on the choice to “be gracious.” Being gracious is the attitude you adopt when the time has passed for assuming the best. Practicing courtesy when you’re wounded is not a default for the human heart.
This is the first of three in a series. Each of these three attitudes have been tried and tested in my own life this past year, and – every. single. time. – they’ve proven to elevate my perspective and enable me to embrace peace instead of stress in difficult situations. The first: Assume the Best.
This is my annual “year-in-review” blog post, in bullet-point fashion. From a sermon in a slanket to the Razorbacks winning the first half of the Belk Bowl, it’s been 365 day of unexpected goodness and wonder, even amid grief and longing.
Here are my top books that I read in 2016. According to my GoodReads account, I read 28 books in 2016. “Rejoicing in Christ” tops the list.
In the blogosphere, community is everything. “Notes from the Trail” is hosted on its own server. Many bloggers have found more interaction and followers by moving to a hosted blog on the Wordpress.com service.
I spent the first week days of 2017 at the 20th anniversary of Passion. 55,000 students gathered to worship and seek God together at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. It was surreal to worship with another generation of students, as a pastor, in a different state and reflect on how God has impacted my life through this movement and ministry with collegians. Here are a few thoughts.
Here are the Top 10 posts on my blog from 2016, based on web traffic. I hope you enjoyed them. If you missed one, click and read. And if one that you liked more didn’t make the list, browse the archives and let me know which one you vote for as a top post!