Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month February 2008

Redesign itch

I’m getting the itch for a blog overhaul, and I wanted to get my readers’ input on what they enjoy most and what they’d like to see more of. It’s not just a graphic redesign, but I’m considering content and… Continue Reading →

Back Porch Chonicles – Noisy Candles

Review: The Kneeling Christian (rated 4 stars)

The Kneeling Christian by Unknown Christian I heard (or perhaps read) about someone describing how they balance their reading a while back. Their selection over the course of a year contained some enjoyment reading, a biography or two, books in… Continue Reading →

World Evangelization Map

Over at, you can view a variety of gorgeous map graphics that show you the status of world evangelization. I’ve ordered some for our church and some extra to give away during services. You can also download the images… Continue Reading →

Open our eyes

The following is an incredible praise song that I want to shout from the rooftops. Would that my eyes were open to see the works of God’s hands! Too often, I get so consumed with my own problems that I… Continue Reading →

Jailbreak Saga 2.0

This actually could have been 3.0, but for the sake of friendship, I won’t discuss here a frustrating, wasted day trying to jailbreak a friend’s iPhone before I found out that you couldn‘t jailbreak an iPhone that came “out of… Continue Reading →

Passion 08 and the flu

I had been soooo looking forward to Passion 08! Carolyn and I were at the first Passion event ever in Austin in 1997. We took a few students then and every year there was a Passion event until we left… Continue Reading →

Journey Church 2007 highlight video

Keep up the good work

It’s an expression so trite that it rarely carries any meaning to those to whom it’s expressed. “Keep up the good work.” However, if the phrase is delivered from a close friend who looks deeply into your eyes, clasps your… Continue Reading →

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