Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Year 2009

ElfYourself 2009

Here’s our annual ElfYourself video. We’ve been practicing for months: Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Watching the Billies vs. Bruins online!

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What a difference a year makes

We woke early today to go eat Thanksgiving breakfast with the Cook family. That itself was wonderful, but in the grand perspective of things, it’s rather surreal. Darrell and Laura have been great friends for a long time – since… Continue Reading →

The “withs” of approaching God

How do you come before the Lord? And, with what do you come before Him? Psalm 100 is one of those magnificent and attention-altering passages of Scripture that beckon the reader out of temporal living. Shout for joy to the… Continue Reading →

Review: The Heavenly Man

The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun by Brother Yun Even before I was able to read this dynamic account of Brother Yun’s life as a Chinese pastor and underground church leader, my book was… Continue Reading →

Glory in the Highest Concert!

Invite your friends, and help us spread the word! You can buy tickets here.

The Danger of Marginalization

As a follower of Christ, I sense it all the time in conversations with others who a) are not a follower of Christ or b) are only a nominal Christian. It gets easier to detect the more contact you have… Continue Reading →

Grumpy Muppets

And for your viewing entertainment…

Halloween fun

Yes, Virginia, there is a Halloween. Not that we thought it was an exclusively Arkansas entertainment event… We spent a relaxing, overcast day with college football, a neighborhood parade and activities for kids in costume and of course, trick or… Continue Reading →

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