Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month January 2011

Leaving your church: Don’t insult a man’s wife

Don’t Insult a Man’s Wife As you consider not going to “church,” you must force yourself to consider the spiritual realities of your disassociation with the body of believers that the New Testament calls the “bride” of Christ. (Revelation 21.2,… Continue Reading →

Thanks for praying

Again, I thought I’d post about the effect of your prayers. (1/20/11): For God to move in His people at Northstar this week as we have our “State of the Church” Sunday. This past Sunday, we had a fantastic turnout… Continue Reading →

Proof of prayer’s effectiveness

I worked on implementing the homepage feature of my blog’s WordPress theme this past week (It’s SimpleFolio by Smashing Magazine). If you have been to the blog at (many just read it in their RSS feeds or readers), you… Continue Reading →

Spiritual journeying together

It’s mid-January. Do you know where your priorities are? It’s never too late to begin something today that will make regular deposits into your life all year. Wouldn’t it be nice to pause in December 2011, look back over this… Continue Reading →


The Noble clan of Blacksburg, Virginia… Adelyn, Carolyn, Jeff, and Sam. We’re grateful for life in Christ, for joy, family, friends, church and… fantasy football. (well, 2 of us)

Best friends

In May 1992, I married Carolyn Brooks from Hobbs, New Mexico. We met in college, became best friends and love to live, laugh and minister together.

VT War Memorial

When you enter Virginia Tech through the main entrance and pass under Torgenson Bridge, the War Memorial captures your attention and imagination.

Where I work…

In April 2010, our church began to lease the historic Lancaster House located on Washington Street. It’s right on the Virginia Tech campus and is open for meetings, coffee and ministry.

Where I live

…in Blacksburg. It’s a beautiful place in the New River Valley of southwest Virginia.

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