Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month

July 2014

Happy 50th Anniversary!

My mom and dad celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 31! Leave a comment here or a the Facebook group to say congrats: https://www.facebook.com/groups/noble50

Nuff said: Trusting scripture, a Gospel without words, a Trader or a Christian?, Does Powerpoint help?, Be a people person, Selfies Anonymous

“Nuff said” is always a collection of articles around the interwebs that has provoked a click from me. In this edition: Why it’s important to trust scripture; can there be a Gospel without words? A Trader vs. a Christian, Does Powerpoint help?, Be a people person

Video: Do you understand the Middle East beef with Israel?

A quick video to help you understand the nature of the Middle Eastern conflict with Israel combined with ineffective (and even hindering) U.S. leadership may spark a conflagration unlike anything the present generation has imagined.

Review: The Selection.. and my inner middle school girl

I’ve never personally known a New York Times best-selling author. I’ve read a lot of their books though. Reading The Selection was a stretch for my genre preference. I’ll be honest. Knowing Kiera and being blessed in a multitude of… Continue Reading →

Visiting Heaven… for real?

Do you believe “Heaven Is for Real” because of a four year-old’s claims of a visit or because of the promise of Jesus and faith in the Bible’s teaching? Which prompts more inspiration and obedience in you?

Marry that girl?

A dad’s humorous, musical response to Magic’s song “Rude” has gone viral. It’ll be interesting to see if his video hits exceed the original music video.

Review: iPhone skin

I fully believe bestskinsever.com makes the best skin for your tech device. Read my review of their products here.

Preaching to diversity

How can a preacher preach to such a diverse collection of people on any given Sunday? Think about it. People in need of encouragement are there with people in need of rebuke. Mature Christians who “know it all” are gathered with beginners or even skeptics. How can one sermon accomplish so much… every single Sunday? Consider the words of AW Tozer…

How I got rid of 100s of “friends” on Facebook

One Saturday morning, I clicked over on Facebook and noticed a friend request. I had no idea who the person was, and they weren’t local. In researching who they were, my mouse hovered over the accept button, and I had… Continue Reading →

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