Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month

September 2009

Review: Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions that Will Help You See It and Seize It (Rated 3 Stars) by John C. Maxwell It’s been a while since I read a book by John Maxwell, and now I remember… Continue Reading →

Is desiring blessing selfish?

Psalm 67.1-2 says, “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.” Is the writer asking for blessing… Continue Reading →

StrengthsFinder Results

Sometime ago, I read Mark Buchanan’s book Now, Discover Your Strengths and took the StrengthsFinder inventory. I have discovered that it really helps to communicate with others in leadership arenas when you speak the same inventory “language.” I’m posting my… Continue Reading →

Review: The Forgotten Ways

The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church by Alan Hirsch Alan Hirsch has done it again. He made my head hurt… and my heart. In The Forgotten Ways Hirsch uses a lot of trendy church terminology like missional, DNA, emerging,… Continue Reading →

Week 1, Win 1, One Son

I’ve been a fantasy football coach since 1992. One of my best friends on the planet – Mitch Bettis – and I have been in a league together almost every one of the past 17 years. Funny thing is I… Continue Reading →

The clothing of creation

I read this week in Psalm 65 about the designer line that God has unveiled on the runway of the earth: You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance. The pastures of the wilderness overflow,… Continue Reading →

Great Verizon commercial

Yes, I resemble that remark. I love how the dad chuckles after the son tells him to stop twittering so much.

Ode to Monticello

This particular post has been percolating in my head for a long time. I kept waiting for inspirations of majestic verbiage in order to craft an appropriate entry. I wanted people to read this sublime creation and weep in amazement…. Continue Reading →

T-Mobile commercial – butt-dialing

This thing just makes me laugh… Are you a butt dialer?

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