Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Goal Accomplished! Storybook Bible

In November, I promoted a Bible translation project on #GivingTuesday. It’s exciting to see that the goal has been reached! Thank you for your generosity. Make giving a consistent part of your life.

Go see it: The Greatest Showman

This movie is BIG. Soaring themes, immediately addictive music and excellent acting. I was surprised I liked it. My tastes trend more toward aliens and explosions. Here’s why you should go see “The Greatest Showman.”

Time Marking: From Istanbul to the Super Bowl

Our year-keeping is artificial. These 365 days are merely constructs. It’s important for us to label things so that we can grasp them. Yet, year-keeping is important for us. It teaches us to “number our days” well. One thing we learn by marking our days is that a small investment, made regularly, adds up.

Top Books I Read in 2017

Here’s the list of my favorite books I read in 2017. You just may find your “next” book on the list.

Top Posts of 2017

Here are the top posts from the blog in 2017. Which were your favs? Did you miss any? Leave your own vote for another post in the comments.

Freely received

It’s post-Christmas. Beware of how quickly society seeks to bury the manger underneath the mundane. As much as our culture wants Christmas to come, it wants the Christ of Christmas to disappear quickly. We have freely received – again. How can we freely give to keep Christmas alive?

Merry Christmas 2017

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!After a morning of coffee, breakfast casserole, and opening presents from one another, I’m simply… Continue Reading →

Ginkgo leaves, $5 million and a church building

The plethora of ginkgo leaves in downtown Blacksburg, along with a $5 million gift to Radford University, got me thinking about my church’s building campaign… and what to do when we lack.

Why I got rid of my iPhone X

The iPhone X. Is it truly innovative? Or is Apple guilty of tweaking? It *feels* like a new phone, and has so much promise, but new gestures and the facial recognition security made me finally X the X.

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