Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Year

2012

The problem is in us

West Paducah, KY. Jonesboro, AR. Littleton, CO. Blacksburg, VA. Add to the growing list of horrible killings on school properties the town of Newton, CT. Yesterday, the nation tuned in with horror (again) to news casts about the shootings at… Continue Reading →

December Doings

What a great December it’s been around the Noble house and Blacksburg! During this twelfth month, we celebrate the greatest act of divine generosity the world has ever seen or received. Our family slows down, dons hoodies, decks the halls… Continue Reading →

Christmas carol flash mob

Love the surprised expressions on people’s faces. Make sure you watch until Joseph and Mary appear during the last song:

Review: Building a Discipling Culture

This entry is a review of Mike Breen and Steve Cockram’s book “Building a Discipling Culture” which describes the discipleship model of 3DM.

The last straw

I am the main dishwasher in our house. It’s an inherited role. My dad’s dad was a dishwasher, clearing and cleaning up after my grandmother Opal’s delicious meals. My dad was a dishwasher par extraordinaire. Now I carry on the… Continue Reading →

Northstar Church 2012 Homecoming video

Props to Cody Davenport for creating this fantastic highlight video of Northstar Church’s ministry over the past nine years. We were unable to show it outside on Homecoming Sunday due to technical problems, but we showed it the following Sunday…. Continue Reading →

Reflections on the Elections and Reminder of the Debates

Well, as I said in a tweet last night: The Redskins fooled us all. My guy didn’t win. The blogs I read were wrong. But you know what? I have joy. You can too. Mt 22:37 While I hoped that… Continue Reading →

I voted

Four years ago I voted against Barack Obama more than I voted for John McCain. I was concerned about Obama’s lack of experience. However, when he won, I celebrated that America had elected its first African-American President. I prayed for… Continue Reading →

Statism or Conservatism

This for me was the most compelling and dynamic video in this election season. There have been many political ads I’ve shaken my head over in distress, literally astonished and dismayed by their pettiness and banality. I expect more from… Continue Reading →

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