Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month

August 2008

Getting perspective

The Awe Factor Of God – Francis Chan If this doesn’t give you a little perspective on life and wonder today, I don’t know what will. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the… Continue Reading →

The expansion of local news

Our community has enjoyed a local news website since the fall of 2006 – MonticelloLive.com. Several months after its birth, the local weekly started a site called MyMonticelloNews.net in an attempt to compete. In spite of having a large staff… Continue Reading →

Scooter life

It’s been a crazy past week here at the Noble household trying to get our school routine down. Car-pooling, kids’ activities and sports, photography shoots, meetings and out-of-town trips have taxed our one-car, no-scooter strategy. We’ve put it off as… Continue Reading →

Review: Red (rated 5 stars)

Red by Ted Dekker   Holy cow. I just put it down and told Carolyn that this may be one of the most moving and dramatic fiction epics I’ve ever read. Does that grab your attention? I read Black, the… Continue Reading →

Review: The Shack (rated 4 stars)

The Shack by William P. Young   “The love shack… it’s a little old place where we can get together…” With refrains of that song in my head, I would have to say that love is what The Shack is… Continue Reading →

The Clutter-Free Campaign

Sunday night was the last night of freedom for the kids before school started. We had a dual-purpose family meeting in the living room. One of the purposes was to spend time in prayer with the kids, commissioning them, so… Continue Reading →

Turtles and pool parties

What a full day we had yesterday! The Noble family rose at the crack of dawn to head to Little Rock in different directions. Carolyn and Adelyn rode with some friends to LR so that Adelyn could try out for… Continue Reading →

Apple History

A fun video about the history of Apple…

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