Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month December 2008

Review: Holding Fast (rated 4 stars)

Holding Fast: The Untold Story of the Mount Hood Tragedy by Karen James   In 2006, avid mountain climber Kelly James and two friends planned a climb of Mt. Hood outside Portland, Oregon just before Christmas. Holding Fast is the… Continue Reading →

Everyone’s a-Twitter

Nowadays, many companies are discovering the immense application of using Twitter for direct and viral marketing. Most churches have not. Perhaps because their members still live in a 1.0 world. Heck, there are churches I know that still don’t have… Continue Reading →

Doctor update

Carolyn had her surgery this morning at 6:00. The doctors removed two nodes, one from her breast and another from her groin. Initially, they told us that they would test one before removing the other. Today, however, they said they… Continue Reading →

Review: Searching for God Knows What (rated 4 stars)

Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller I almost put it down. The first three chapters, while very humorous, just left me wondering what I was doing wasting my time reading this when there are so many good books… Continue Reading →

Worship services of significance

So far this week, I’ve had the joy and privilege of participating in two worship services that were not at Journey but were highly significant. Briefly… Sunday morning, our church was invited by Revival Center Church to worship with them…. Continue Reading →

Review: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars by Mark Batterson Mark Batterson is the founding pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Carolyn and I missed the opportunity… Continue Reading →


I am loving Twitter. I am an unabashed Twaddict. I play with my Twitter daily. And I Twinkle on my iPhone occasionally.  Twitter users will know what I’m talking about. Others will be ready to censor Notes from their RSS… Continue Reading →

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