Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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Tomorrow makes a crummy god

Tomorrow makes a crummy god.. how do you spend/waste/manage/invest “time?” It’s not a commodity. It’s a powerful deity for the arrogant.

Nuff said: Reaching milennials; Beat the idea, not the person; America runs on clicks; Email in real life

Nuff Said is a collection of posts/articles from around the web that has drawn my attention in the following ways:

Made me think
Made me wonder
Made me emote (happy/sad/mad)

This edition of “nuff said” focuses on communication and is so… 2014. Read on..

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.

Is Facebook listening to your phone calls?

The “Reply All” podcast did some research and attempted to get to the bottom of whether Facebook listens in on your phone calls. Anecdotal evidence provided by interviews and podcast listeners who called in for the episode will make you think twice.

Life Hack: Get Pocket

Life Hack: Ever find yourself overwhelmed by all the content you read on the web? Feel like you’re missing important stuff but can’t slow down? Try this app!

Tithe your social media influence

Social media isn’t going away. At all. Rather than being mastered by it, we should seek to be stewards of it. Have you ever considered tithing your social media influence?

Overseas again

I think every international trip that I have the privilege of taking is “the trip of a lifetime.” This trip to Central Asia, however, is profound AND enjoyable. From mosques to Ephesus, I am being reminded of responsibility to love all peoples.

Loving politics is easier than loving politicians

I still love politics, but this year, it’s hard to love politicians. I’d like to offer 10 points to keep political discourse healthy and wholesome. In addition, you must read Denise McAllister’s article “Voting for Trump Is Not Idolatry.”

Three attitudes that will change your life: Assume the best

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.

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