Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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August 2011

Ode to Steve

I was recently called a “Mac troll” by a friend. It happened after I posted this link to my “Geeks” circle on Google+. I don’t know if he’s aware that he’s in my geek circle. He should be proud. If… Continue Reading →

Chasing the wind

Our last guest blogger for the week is Shawn Barnard, pastor of Crossgate Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Shawn and I have been friends since college, and then we both went to the same seminary. He and I have brainstormed… Continue Reading →

Never Say Never

Say welcome to Carolyn Noble, my BFF and FFB (forever favorite bride) of 21ish years. Carolyn and I met in college. I was smitten with her from early on, but I had no idea she’d not only be my bride… Continue Reading →

I’m an earthquake survivor

So I was sitting in the Lancaster House on Tuesday knocking out tasks left and right on the computer when the Great Quake of 2011 struck. I’m not proud of what happened next. But I’ve never thought through my earthquake… Continue Reading →

5 more things…

Welcome Jeremy Woodall to Back 2 School Week! Jeremy and I have quite a bit of history together, beginning with Carolyn and me being youth camp sponsors for his church’s youth group when Jeremy was in the 7th grade. He… Continue Reading →

Gold and Mr. Alexander

Neal Nelson is theBaptist Collegiate MinisteratHenderson State Universityin Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He has served there since 1997. Neal is a great communicator, but his passion is to see lives truly transformed. Whether it’s hunting, sports, or simply spending time at a… Continue Reading →

Dear Freshman Amy…

Today’s guest blogger for Back 2 School week is Amy Lawson. She’s a good friend of both Carolyn and me from our Ouachita Baptist University days. She was Amy Ables then. Amy’s blog isSnoodlings, and sheis one of my favorite… Continue Reading →

Guest clogger?

Our second entry in the Back 2 School Guest Bloggers’ Week is from Darrell Cook. Darrell is the director of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Virginia Tech and has been in campus ministry for like, 32 years. I can’t remember… Continue Reading →

Five things I didn’t learn in college

Our first entry of the week is from Almost an M, the author behind almostm.com: Thinking • Unthinking • Rethinking – Making Disciples in a Post-Christian Context.  He’s a great friend who has served overseas and may wind up back there… Continue Reading →

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