Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month August 2009

Torticollis – learning hard lessons

During Adelyn’s suffering with torticollis earlier this week, I prayed with her and asked the Lord to bring relief and healing to her neck. While talking to Carolyn on the phone during one of her atrocious spasms today, I heard… Continue Reading →

Torticollis – a pain in the neck

Tuesday morning seemed to start off normally at the Nobles – that is, as normal as can be expected for a family who has recently moved to a new town with kids in new schools. Sam was already at school… Continue Reading →

I get around…

I saw this on a fellow Twitterer’s blog and thought it would make for an easy blog entry on Monday… visited 20 states (40%) Create your own visited map of The United States. visited 8 countries (3.55%) Create your own… Continue Reading →

Neighborhood block party

A few weeks ago we got an invitation to a neighborhood block party. We were pretty jazzed up about the opportunity to meet neighbors and share our Arkansas wisdom with all interested parties. Carolyn made a delicious strawberry-ish dessert she… Continue Reading →

Tweet Week Summary

RT @northstarfamily We joined other churches to give furniture to 193 people from 16 nations, with China (46%) and India (41%) being largest # Just french-pressed some Mill Mountain Coffee, opened scripture, with cool night air blowing through from window…… Continue Reading →

Updated feed

I’m updating my blog feed to be If you are subscribed in a feed reader to, you will need to update the feed to the new location. I think it should do it for you automagically, but check… Continue Reading →

A night in Floyd

When Rex emailed and suggested that we join him and the Cooks for a night in Floyd, Virginia for bluegrass music and Mexican food, I thought of all kinds of sarcastic electronic retorts. Rather than resist the cultural juggernaut that… Continue Reading →

You know you’re from Arkansas when…

The Death of Linkage

I first started blogging back in September of 2005. It’s hard to believe that to date, Notes from the Trail has 1273 posts and 4980 comments! It’s been an amazing adventure into relational creativity. Oh, the places we’ve gone! I’ve… Continue Reading →

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