Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Year 2013

Christmas Jammies viral video

Wow. I so wish I could convince Carolyn and the kids to do a Christmas card video next year… Here’s one family’s that you need to see:

Still using Facebook..

Regrettably, I am still using Facebook. Although my teens are not. Falling Facebook users among teens has been well documented, and one day, their antipathy for the social network will render it obsolete. In the meantime, it’s not hurting for… Continue Reading →

When I sold one book

Last Saturday I did a book signing for Super Center Saviorat the Lifeway Store in Roanoke, Virginia. I was impressed with the professionalism and kindness of the staff there. Having done a book signing at Barnes & Noble this year,… Continue Reading →

Devotional on Matthew 2.1-10

When we had to cancel church Sunday due to inclement weather (which never inclemented), we used Ustream to do a live video broadcast from my living room to share with Northstar Church and guests. Here’s the devotional thought from Matthew… Continue Reading →

USAF Christmas Flash Mob at museum

On December 3, the U.S. Air Force band performed their first ever flash mob in the “Milestones of Flight” gallery to promote the upcoming 29 shows of their annual holiday series.

‘Nuff said: Surviving Christmas Shoes, Sexy Christianity, Strange Fire, War on Christians

I’ve tried various names for my occasional collection of random posts. I used “a la carte” for a while, ripping that off from Tim Challies who uses it on his blog. Trevin Wax has “Worth a Look.” I tried “Friday… Continue Reading →

The music of Us

Adelyn found Us. It’s a husband-wife musician team. They’re newly weds, and they’re very, very good. Adelyn found them posting six-second clips of songs on the Vine app. Check out their music video here: You can get their new album… Continue Reading →

Culture: to impact or create

In his book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, Andy Crouch soberly observes: We’ve paid the culture around us the ultimate compliment: careful study and, often, imitation. He urges Christians to quit trying to “change the world” and to remember that… Continue Reading →

Saying thanks

October is “Pastor Appreciation Month” as decreed by some mysterious force out there. Probably Hallmark or Christian radio. I’m grateful for the kindness and attention received due to its promotion in various places. This year, our church morphed it into… Continue Reading →

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