Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month July 2010

How to leave your church

I hope I’ve made a case for asking significant questions and considering eternal issues as you consider “leaving your church.” If you are just stopping in, scroll down to the bottom and read the first entries in this series so… Continue Reading →


This is the tame version of the original quote: “Opinions are like buttholes; everyone’s got one.” Including pastors. Yes, we have buttholes. And yes, we have opinions. (I can sense my mom cringing from here.) Let’s clarify that I don’t… Continue Reading →

Review: CrazyOnDigital Folio Case for iPad

It’s not too often that I review a product, and this will be short and sweet, but after plunking down a wad of dough for our iPad, I promptly began puttering around for some iPad protection. One thing you’ll discover… Continue Reading →

A one year Virginia birthday

On July 15, 2009, we pulled out of our driveway at 320 W. Jefferson in Monticello, Arkansas for the last time as its owners. The last two months before our move to Virginia last year were a whirlwind of goodbyes,… Continue Reading →

iPad update

It’s been about three weeks since we got our iPad, and I thought I’d share what we’re continuing to learn from it and our use of it. It really is in the process of revolutionizing how/when/where I digest information and… Continue Reading →


Many moons ago, my in-laws gave me a tent for Christmas. Those many moons almost surpass the birth of Adelyn. When we decided last week to “go camping,” it was not with the confident declaration of a family that “camps.”… Continue Reading →

Review: Dug Down Deep

Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters by Joshua Harris I picked up Josh Harris’ latest with the eager expectation that I might be using it in personal discipleship with other guys. Harris is the pastor… Continue Reading →

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