Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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I choose joy

It’s far to easy to allow circumstances to determine our happiness and shape our attitude. By focusing on truth instead of circumstances, we will find joy.

Video: Virginia Tech welcome time-lapse

Check out the time-lapse video of the Valentines Day/Presidents Day winter storm taken from Virginia Tech’s webcam.

How do I feel?

At a recent marriage retreat, Carolyn and I saw a video session by Andy Stanley that helped us understand that what is in us will come out of us during times of conflict/challenge. He also encouraged guys to get in touch with how they feel in order to communicate effectively with their spouse.

Video: Northstar’s 2015 Highlight video

This is a seven-minute video featuring the ministry highlights and special moments of Northstar Church in Blacksburg, Virginia. My family and I are grateful to be a part of a group of Christians that genuinely embrace “being the church.”

Snow and the Jonas brothers

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!The winter of 2015-2016 has been abnormally warm. It’s been incredibly disappointing for this snow… Continue Reading →

Star Wars a cappella tribute medley song

Thanks to Aaron for emailing me this. It was released a few years back, but it’s just too good not to highlight again. Also, if you haven’t seen the video I posted here that Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and the Star… Continue Reading →

Review: Christ at the Coffee Shop

Don’t you love discovering a book that no one else knows about? Read on and hear about an unknown little book that is a surprising source of great encouragement: “Christ at the Coffee Shop.”

The first post of the year: blogging

The first post of 2016 is about blogging. I began blogging in 2005, and I’ve seen blogging go through many phases. It’s currently enjoying a renaissance as a new generation turns from social media to more substantive creative content.

People watching and pleasing God

Just some quick thoughts as I watched people at Starbucks one morning in preparation for a sermon series on pleasing God.

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