Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month

November 2007

My Christmas tree and presents…

This is kinda techno geeky…Click on “Leave a Present” – unless you’re Scrooge.

Review: Crispin: At the Edge of the World (rated 5 stars)

Crispin: At the Edge of the World (Crispin) by Avi The sequel to Crispin: The Cross of Lead is as much a page-turner as its predecessor. If you haven’t read the first one yet, what are you waiting for? I… Continue Reading →

Why I gave up consuming “The Beardstown Ladies’ Guide to Smart Spending for Big Savings: How to Save for a Rainy Day Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle”

The Beardstown Ladies’ Guide to Smart Spending for Big Savings: How to Save for a Rainy Day Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle by Beardstown Ladies Investment Club It was quaint when it first came out, but now there are simply other,… Continue Reading →

Houston, we Ole Miss fans have a problem…

Aaaaah…. It was announced today that “last night” Houston Nutt reached an agreement with the University of Mississippi to become their new head football coach. Nutt leaves Arkansas almost exactly ten years after becoming head coach. He leaves Arkansas richer… Continue Reading →

Review: America’s Game

America’s Game by Michael Maccambridge I began playing fantasy football in 1992, at the urging of Kevin Wieser. I remember in those days how I used to run out on Monday morning and buy a copy of the Dallas Morning… Continue Reading →

In search of mental discipline; or trying out Omnifocus for the Mac

You may recall my recent comparison of K.I.T. and Yojimbo. Verdict: K.I.T. wins hands-down. However, I just couldn’t work it into my digi-lifestyle. However, thanks to Richard’s recent post concerning OmniFocus, I’m going to give it a try. What do… Continue Reading →

So long, and thanks for all the Nutts

I got sucked into the Arkansas-LSU game in the third quarter yesterday because Sam was watching it and kept making exclamations like, “Omigosh!” and “Daddy, you’ve got to see this!” and “Wow!” I just couldn’t concentrate, so I plopped down… Continue Reading →

The need for church planting

In a recent sermon (11/11/07), John Piper of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis made eight observations about church planting (sermon text link): I’ve summarized them here: There are 195,000,000 non-churched people in America, making America one of the top four… Continue Reading →

Our Story: Back to Arkansas

It was a rather strange experience. We were sitting in the airport lobby of Love Field just outside Dallas sharing soft drinks with David James, the Collegiate Ministry Team leader for Arkansas Baptists. After visiting with him on the phone… Continue Reading →

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