Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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May 2011

A la carte: Camping’s miss, new website, evolution, Instagram

Glad we’re still here… I think I laughed at my Foursquare screen on Sunday morning. (see pic at right) With Harold Camping being shown to be a false prophet again, you’d think folks would learn that the Bible is completely… Continue Reading →

Don’t get hell wrong

Francis Chan released a video today that powerfully promotes a book he’s currently working on about hell. It is obviously a response to Rob Bell’s controversial book about hell called Love Wins. I can’t help but think of the words… Continue Reading →

Thanks to my pastors

Great post here by Thom Rainer that makes me want to thank Dr. W.O. Vaught and Gary Turner (both in heaven), Scott Duvall, Roger MacDonald, Sonny Tucker, and Shawn Barnard for being great pastors to me for God’s glory. Each… Continue Reading →

Notes from Refuel 2011: Stephen Furtick

Mark 5. It’s important to be honest before God’s people and not stand before them constantly presenting an unblemished life. Jairus and bleeding woman. Someone else’s miracle can be your discouragement. Imagine Jairus’ heart. Jesus went with him! And now… Continue Reading →

Notes from Refuel 2011: Ed Stetzer

Idolatry… Identity… Conversion. “… you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.”… Continue Reading →

These Pretzels…

It’s one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld. Every time I hear someone say something with the same cadence of “these pretzels are making me thirsty,” I get it stuck in my head for days. Recently I gave in to… Continue Reading →

A heart like mine

Miranda Lambert has a hit song on the country charts right now called A Heart Like Mine. It’s an excellent example of spiritual rationalization and selfishness. Here are the lyrics (I’ve included a video link below): I ain’t the kind… Continue Reading →

From bin Laden to baptism

It’s been an eventful week… On Sunday night, May 1, 2011, President Barrack Obama announced to the nation and world what social media had begun to viralize as news just hours before – that Usama bin Laden was dead. As… Continue Reading →

Spain Mission trip

On June 23, all of us – Jeff, Carolyn, Sam and Adelyn – will board a plane in Roanoke with a team from our church. Our destination is San Sebastian, Spain, where we will be working there to minister to… Continue Reading →

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