Notes from the Trail

Preaching to diversity

How can a preacher preach to such a diverse collection of people on any given Sunday? Think about it. People in need of encouragement are there with people in need of rebuke. Mature Christians who “know it all” are gathered with beginners or even skeptics. How can one sermon accomplish so much… every single Sunday? Consider the words of AW Tozer…

How I got rid of 100s of “friends” on Facebook

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!One Saturday morning, I clicked over on Facebook and noticed a friend request. I had no idea who the person was, and they weren’t local. In researching who they were,…

Nuff said: 10 commitments, the power of definitions, leaving your church well, ways you’re doing Twitter wrong, NO!, and more

This “Nuff Said” links you to a variety of great entries across the WWW: 10 commitments the church should make in talking about homosexuality, the power of definitions, leaving your church well, ways you’re doing Twitter wrong, NO!, and more..

New YouTube channel in the house

Check out my daughter’s new YouTube channel that she’s using to post songs she’s written and performs.

Happy 4th of July

A 4th of July Instagram video from @samnoble15. Like father, like son.

Their Story: Sarah Beyer

It’s Guest Bloggers Weekish with the theme of “Their Story.” Meet Sarah Beyer, a friend and mom whose marriage was healed through prayer.

Their Story: Megan Carver

It’s Guest Bloggers Weekish with the theme of “Their Story.” Meet Megan Carver, stay-at-home mom, teacher and writer, and hear about an experience that shaped who she is today in “For the Single Ladies.”

Review: Plan B

Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn’t Show Up the Way You Thought He Would? by Pete Wilson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Great concept. Good biblical comparisons and illustrations. Wasn’t overly impressed with the writing style. Just very straight-forward. I’d recommend to anyone whose plans have gone awry and need an…

Their Story: Jacob Moyer

It’s Guest Bloggers Weekish with the theme of “Their Story.” Meet Jacob Moyer, a medical school student, and hear about an experience that shaped who he is today.

Your divine design: a spiritual gift

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about divine design, specifically in the area of the abilities that the Bible says God gives to each Christian. Paul, under direction of God’s guidance, said these abilities are spiritual gifts. These unique abilities are given only to Christians for the purpose of increasing the quality and quantity of…

Their Story: Phillip Slaughter

It’s Guest Bloggers Weekish with the theme of “Their Story.” Meet another old friend and campus minister, Phillip Slaughter, and hear about an experience that shaped who he is today.

Their Story: Sean Couch

It’s Guest Bloggers Weekish with the theme of “Their Story.” Meet a new friend and local pastor, Sean Couch, and hear about an experience that shaped who he is today.

Their Story: Jeremy Woodall

It’s Guest Bloggers Weekish with the theme of “Their Story.” Meet an old friend, Jeremy Woodall, and hear about an experience that shaped who he is today.

Their Story: Meet Rachel Wiseman

It’s Guest Bloggers Weekish with the theme of “Their Story.” Meet an Army wife, Rachel Wiseman, and hear about an experience that shaped who she is today.

Lost car keys and my mind

Awkward bro texting with a staff member at church

Their Story: Meet Aaron Peck

Aaron Peck blogs at carpdime.com, and he’s the first featured guest blogger for Guest Bloggers Week-ish. The theme is “one experience that has shaped who are you today.”

Their Stories.. Guest Blogger Week-ish

Announcing a week of guest blogs here at journeyguy.com in which the guests will be sharing about one experience that’s shaped who they are today.

The devil bed and the dream crusher

I had just picked Adelyn up from swim practice, and as usual, I tried to pass the time (aka asking questions to get her nose out of her phone). The question I came up with was, “What is one annoying habit that you have that you wish you’d stop doing?” “Biting my fingernails. Although sometimes…

Recommended: The Cove

A review of The Cove, the retreat site of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Training Center.

Old journals and new journeys

Reading old journals on a personal retreat provides confidence for paths ahead.

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