Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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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.

Which is better for WordPress -Hosted or self-hosted?

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.

Nuff said: Top 5 Bloggers of 2016, How to get your blog noticed, How long your posts should be, What if you’re called to be ignored?

“Nuff said” is a collection of saved entries from across the interwebs. Here are some interesting, provocative and fun things for your reading and viewing. This entry is devoted to blogging or content creation or better yet… writing.

Obeying authority: on cops, violence and race

In days of violence against police officers and racial tension, we need to be reminded from the New Testament that authority is from God and that without love a nation will fall.

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