Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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August 2013

Our hike up McAfee Knob

We didn’t plan to go hiking today. it was a whim because Carolyn wanted to get out of the house. We just “up and left.” The kids both had places to be. Our supplies were two blue water bottles and… Continue Reading →

Poet Jackie Hill and “Jigaboo”

Warning. Don’t listen/watch unless you’re ready to be spiritually slapped. P4CM presents Rhetoric 2012, the largest Christian Poetry event.  Official P4CM Poet Jackie Hill Perry delivered her poem “Jig-A-Boo” in front of an audience of nearly 3,000 people. (Source)

Hello.. can you hear me now? (back to the iPhone)

A little over two months. About 1/6 of the year. That was the length of my DLAE (digital life adjustment experiment). You can read about it in the entries above. Synopsis: I boxed my iPhone 5 for two months and… Continue Reading →

Courtney Liddle in The New Yorker video

Love seeing friends (and church members) being the church. When people pursue their interests, using their gift and talent in a way that blesses others and glorifies God, it’s the “sweet spot.” Watch this video from The New Yorker about… Continue Reading →

The Myth of Proximity

In Christian circles, you often hear the expression of  “doing life together.” In the past few years, German pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book Life Together has become an oft-quoted resource as well. Doing life together is the idea of… Continue Reading →

Some blogs to follow

If you’re stopping by more frequently now and are enjoying this thing called blogging, I’m just going to say “I told you so.” Let me offer you a few more enjoyable blogs to follow by people that I know: For… Continue Reading →

This may be one of my new favorite pranks. I was setting up Carolyn’s shortcuts on her iPhone. You know, the option that allows you to type in a short code, and the iPhone will fill in a phrase for… Continue Reading →

Christian cuss words – Tim Hawkins

For those of you who just need to adorn your language with additives: For more about Tim Hawkins.

Wes likes repentance

Wednesdays are full days of meetings for me and our staff. It wasn’t so full for one of our interns named Wes this week. Our intern meeting with he and Maggie at 9:00 a.m. was, well, Wes-less. We texted to… Continue Reading →

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