Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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July 2009

On tweeting and tire sounds

Let me just say it unabashedly. I think I was the first Twitterer in Monticello, Arkansas. Yup. If you can disprove me, then I will sadly relinquish the self-claimed title. However, I join a host of tweeples here in Blacksburg,… Continue Reading →

Forays into the Holy of Holies

“I love the house where you live, O Lord, the place where your glory dwells.” Psalm 26.8 “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all… Continue Reading →

Settling into Blacksburg

We’re baaaaack. We arrived in Blacksburg last Friday, and it’s been a whirl of activity, unpacking, fellowship and wrong turns since then. The latter I mean literally. I had trouble figuring out which block the post office was on. A… Continue Reading →

Between homes and in suitcases

It’s a really strange feeling to wake up in a hotel and realize that you literally have no home to go to. With all our belongings in transit on an 18-wheeler, all we have at present is what we packed… Continue Reading →

Going dark

If you’re a regular reader of Notes, you’ll know what’s up. If you’re not, you stepped in at a significant time of personal transition. My family and I will be meeting movers this Wednesday as we relocate to Blacksburg, Virginia…. Continue Reading →

Jet lag, packing, and after glow

We arrived back in Monticello at 2 a.m. on Wednesday from our trip to Poland. Fortunately, I drooled on the plane from Charlotte to Little Rock, so I was semi well-rested. Our car was packed with my family, Tracy, Becca… Continue Reading →

Krakow Live: Tracy’s Tuck and Roll

One of the most entertaining parts of the trip – at least for me and Tracy – was our daily video updates. We called them Krakow Live, and it didn’t take long for them to become an evening entertainment staple… Continue Reading →

Sunday in Krakow

Sunday night in many ways was a fulfilling completion to our trip to Krakow, Poland. As we were preparing to worship at Compass International Christian Fellowship with our hosts and their families, it delighted us to see several members of… Continue Reading →

Friday and Saturday

Friday “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” So goes the saying. The reality is that God often throws in cake as well. We awoke Friday to a steady rain. Our plans had been to go to the park for… Continue Reading →

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