Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Nuff Said: Tulsi Gabbard’s takedown of HRC, the ideal length of every social media post, the danger of expectations, the myth of dying Christianity, and Bad Lip Reading by Joe Biden

“Nuff Said” is a collection of articles that caught my eye on the interwebs. This entry includes politics, faith, social media and a life hack about unmet expectations. I’ve tossed in a video of bad lip reading by Joe Biden for free.

Pastor Church Staff Appreciation Month

A few radical (and thoughtful) ideas from a pastor about encouraging your entire church staff throughout the year.

Discipleship Story: Ben Messina

Children’s ministry, small group, campus ministry… Ben Messina was faithful in so many areas while in Blacksburg. His deep thoughts on discipleship are worthy of digesting.

MacAddict magazine

When you still own six years of back issue MacAddict magazines, you can claim title to King Apple Boy. They’re going on the auction block, but read the history of this wonderfully snarky magazine here.

Reflections on Senegal

A few thoughts on my trip to Senegal, including a Mercy Ships tour and a walk with lions.

Discipleship Story: David Smethurst

Three take-aways from being discipled in college and how it impacts life now.

But Senegal

I never knew I’d be nudged to Senegal. Here’s the story.

10 years of ministry (and lots of coffee)

Here are seven things I’ve learned/re-learned after 10 years in ministry at Northstar Church and ten things I’m thankful for.

Discipleship Story: Greg Crosthwait

Father Greg Crosthwait shares his perspective on discipleship and in doing so points us back squarely to Jesus, the master disciple-maker.

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