Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia


October 2010

Nerds and villains

It’s a new day at the Nobles’. Our kids are heading their separate ways for Halloween. Sam dressed like a villain and filled his camouflage hunting bags with Silly String as he departed to join friends intent on stringing unsuspecting… Continue Reading →

Another opportunity to trust

We got another “call” today. For those who have been through cancer treatments, you know what that is. In the time between a surgical procedure or biopsy, there’s a day or so of simple waiting as the doctor/oncologist examines and… Continue Reading →

On the road again

We’re hitting the road today for westerly places. This weekend is Homecoming for my alma mater, Ouachita Baptist University and also my 20th college reunion. To Carolyn’s delight and my chagrin, we’ll be attending Tiger Tunes on Saturday night. Before there… Continue Reading →

Crucify murmuring

The only thing fun about murmuring is saying it. Murmur. Murmur. Love it. The reality of the word is that it’s a verbal cancer. It destroys all who it infects. Murmuring is that condition of the heart that erupts in… Continue Reading →

Review: The Christian Atheist

The Christian Atheist: Believe in God but Living As If He Doesn’t Exist by Craig Groeschel I’ll confess. I judged the book because of its cover – or title, to be exact. I’ve used the expression Christian Atheist before, and… Continue Reading →

Phil, Myself and Bob

Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About God, Dreams, and Talking Vegetables by Phil Vischer This book was a gift from my friend Amy. As an aside, if you’re a mommy blogger or willing to stalk mommy blogs looking… Continue Reading →

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