Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Year 2010

Review: Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites… and Other Lies You’ve Been Told

Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites…and Other Lies You’ve Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media by Bradley R.E. Wright I was given an advanced reading copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers to read for… Continue Reading →

A La Carte: Movie Flops, Fixing Our Cable, Twitter Quitter and Counting Salvations

A La Carte is a new feature at Notes inspired by Tim Challies. It’s a random collection of observations, experiences, fun and significance. Enjoy! Movie Flops I began this week by seeing a much-anticipated scifi thriller called Skyline. The preview… Continue Reading →

Round 6 update

Although we don’t know much more than we did since our last health update, we’ve had a lot of requests and questions about where things are in relation to Carolyn’s breast cancer. You can read here for the beginning of… Continue Reading →

Review: Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

Jeremiah Burroughs was one of the great unaffiliated preachers of the 1600s. He was only 45 when he died, and being born in 1599, he reaped the fruit of the Protestant Reformation that swept Europe while at the same time… Continue Reading →

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 →

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