Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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November 2008

Christmas decorating

While Caro rolled out of bed early for a Black Friday trip to Wal-Mart (where she claims she bought nothing), the kids and I snoozed our lives away until mid-morning. In fact, Caro had apparently come back and left for… Continue Reading →

Interview with the Pakistani Spectator

In probably one of the most unusual interviews I’ve ever done, I recently responded to a series of questions for a news/blog site in Pakistan. I have no idea how they discovered my blog, but they sent me a very… Continue Reading →

Giving thanks

I hope you’re all ready to enjoy this time of reflection and Thanksgiving this week. I know it’s a deeply special and significant time. I want to encourage you all to allow it to be one in which you spend… Continue Reading →

Grace Point Church

I haven’t made an entry in this series in some time now, and after stumbling on Grace Point’s website a few days ago, I was prompted to give them a quick shout out for their site. First of all, I… Continue Reading →

Today’s stop: surgeon consultation

Just wanted to post a quick update on our health journey with Carolyn. Thank you all for emailing, asking and praying.  She had an appointment today at 12:30 in which the surgeon reviewed her PET scan and medical history. After… Continue Reading →

“But others were tortured…”

Hebrews 11.35 is a rather abrupt transition from a sublime chapter in scripture that some call the “Faith Hall of Fame.” After detailing the feats of faith accomplished by God through the lives of Abraham, Moses, Gideon, Barak, Samson (who… Continue Reading →

Blog redesign itch

Update (11/22): I’m coming to try this new theme for a while. It’s called Crybook and is a take-off on the old Facebook look. I’ve got the blog redesign itch again. I’ve been playing around with various new looks over… Continue Reading →

Operation Christmas Child 08

The following is from Michael Kelley’s blog. He gave me permission to post it in its entirety. I was wanting to do an OCC post since this is “collection week,” but his entry was so good, I thought, why duplicate?… Continue Reading →

Review: A God-Entranced Vision of All Things

A God Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards   This book is a collection of materials that was presented to the conference hosted by Desiring God Ministries in October 2003 to celebrate the 300th birthday of… Continue Reading →

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