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Merry Christmas 2017

After a morning of coffee, breakfast casserole, and opening presents from one another, I’m simply grateful. This is not just another Christmas. Since December 1, I’ve been able to focus each day on advent readings and have worked hard mentally… Continue Reading →

The humility of Thanksgiving

Embracing humility is the only path to experiencing true Thanksgiving. A leper can teach us more than a turkey.

“Not-Dating”

What happens when your daughter brings a guy friend over? Dad gets kicked out of the man cave…

So long, 2016

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.

In Hog Heaven with Hokies

The 2016 Belk Bowl matchup between Arkansas and Virginia Tech features my two favorite college teams! Of course, we are going! Woooooooo pig sooooooieee.. And maybe I’ll even do the Hokie Pokie too.

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas from the Nobles! This was our annual Christmas card. Each year, I repost on the blog to share with our digital friends and family. We hope you have a blessed Christmas centered on the Savior.

Choosing Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. A national holiday. A mindset. A lean of the spirit into the eternal. I love this Thursday stillness. Coffee. Macy’s Parade on the TV. A house full of family. This has been a wild ride of a year. Who… Continue Reading →

Happy Fourth of July

From a wedding to kids camp for our church… to a house full of family from Texas… to zip lining.. it’s been a busy, fun, crazy week.

A daddy-daughter date selfie fail

I recently went on a daddy-daughter date. There was a selfie shoot involved. And a selfie fail. And a video that explains it all.

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