Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Year

2011

Merry Christmas!

What a tangled weave we weave when a championship we can’t receive… Writing a Christmas letter in December and looking back to January is quite a challenge, but the first thing that stands out is the Razorbacks’ horrific loss to… Continue Reading →

Tebow Time

This weekend may be Tim Tebow’s biggest test as the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. He’ll lead his worst-to-first AFC West team (8-5) against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, the AFC East’s best team (10-3). Tebow has converted… Continue Reading →

Live like those who cannot die

I recently started Beth Moore’s new Bible study on James. James is the one of the half brothers of Jesus, and she begins her study looking at how that difficult familial relationship evolved from doubt to faith. We know from… Continue Reading →

Instagram

The last week in pictures: You can follow my Instagram feed here or view the pics here.

Resisting terror: the VT shooting of December 8, 2011

I was at lunch with a friend when I got a text. It said simply: “Stay at the LH – apparently there were gunshots.” My BBQ sandwich was right in front of me, but it seemed like a slow fog… Continue Reading →

Christmas basketball shot

By now most of you probably know that Sam and I enjoy setting up unusual basketball shots. When we were putting the wreaths on the house earlier this week, we couldn’t resist.

Blacksburg Christmas parade

Our church had a great float in the community Christmas parade tonight! Check out the other pictures here.

Review: Switch – How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

If you’re looking for a extremely practical book about how to experience change, influence change or lead change in either your personal life or organization, Switch is the book for you. It’s not a dry, textbook or monotonous business book… Continue Reading →

Very thankful

We are tripping back toward Blacksburg on the day after Thanksgiving. It’s called Black Friday. An otherwise benign day transforms soccer moms to hockey players and CEOs into campers. In their rush to get the latest TV or $3 off… Continue Reading →

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