Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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Top Books I Read in 2016

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.

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.

After 20 years with Passion conferences, here’s two things I’ve learned

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.

Top Posts of 2016

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!

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.

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.

$1,000,000 for campus ministry by December 31!

Encourage your local campus ministry and/or the one that impacted your life the most! #givetwentyfive before December 31!

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.

Lunch convos, Part 4

Another blog entry out of a conversation over a Mexican food lunch with friends this past August. If you are a fan of “The Bachelor,” you may want to wash your hands after reading this.

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