Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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The Top Ten Posts of 2015

Here are the top 10 most-read posts on “Notes from the Trail” (aka for 2015. Did you catch them all as they were published? Did one slip by you? Leave your comments below about what was your favorite.

Merry Christmas 2015 from the Nobles

Christmas morning reflections and the annual Noble family Christmas letter. We hope that you too had a settled and joyful Christmas morning. It’s not just about presents – but about presence. The beautiful quality of being there is a discipline. Enjoy this read and… Merry Christmas!

Happy birthday, wifey

It’s Carolyn’s birthday, and here are helpful guidelines for any else who has a Christmas season birthday to ensure it’s treated as a real birthday and not as an extension of Christmas.

Seven things Apple doesn’t do well

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!I know. I hear the collective gasps of disbelief. I imagine the following comments being… Continue Reading →

Nuff Said: Bonhoeffer too popular? When $17.38 changes a life.. Churches & communication… The death of cultural Christianity… A college president stands up… Star Wars cast acapella

Nuff said: The latest random assortment of thoughts from the inter webs is collected by Jeff and includes: an article that questions whether Bonhoeffer is too popular. Also, read about how $17.38 can change change someone’s life. “Communication is the hardest thing we do,” as a church. The death of cultural Christianity (and why it’s a good thing). Finally, a college president stands up.. And, you’ve got to watch this Star Wars cast acapella medley with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.

10 Recommended Books (that you may not have heard of) #3

The next installment in the “Recommended books to read (that you’ve never heard of)” series is “The Pursuit of Holiness”

Review: Life with God

A brief review of Richard Foster’s “Life with God: Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation.”

Planning for spiritual growth when your schedule changes

Is your schedule about to change? College student? Job transition? Don’t allow a schedule change to derail your spiritual discipline. Here’s a spiritual growth plan for transitions.

God the Includer

Do you think you’ve messed up, that you’ve missed your spot with God, that you’re relegated to second string – or worse, you’ve missed the team bus? God is an includer. We don’t have to impress Him or clean ourselves up. We just orient our life in His direction through repentance and wonder.

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