Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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August 2014

Guest blog at Virginia Baptists’ site about “Super Center Savior”

Check out the Virginia Baptist website where they published a guest blog about the book “Super Center Savior.” The question I asked there is “What would it look like if the church had as much influence in your community as Walmart does?”

Are you ready for some football?! {Hog Edition}

After my earlier post about the VT 2014 football promo, I didn’t want to leave my beleaguered Razorbacks out of the picture. They didn’t have a great season last year. In fact, it was the worst. They didn’t win a… Continue Reading →

Are you ready for some football?!

This exceptional video promo for Virginia Tech football 2014 will get you ready, regardless of your team of choice.

Lock it and love you

A simple reinterpretation of a phrase I hear a lot has improved our love life…

Ice Bucket Challenge

I take on the ALS #IceBucketChallenge.

What’s Your 5%?

Identifying what only YOU can do is an important exercise that will bring freedom to your thought life and focus to your relationships.

You can’t keep Jesus down

John Piper says, “For twenty centuries the world has given it their best shot—in vain. They can’t bury him. They can’t hold him in. They can’t silence him or limit him. Jesus is alive and utterly free to go and come wherever he pleases.” Read more…

Start with why

Simon Sinek says in a TED talk, “People don’t buy what you do but why you do it.” Do you know why you do what you do? Until you identify (and start with that), you won’t have the influence that you may think you do.

Can one be neutral toward Islam?

Is there such a thing as “radical” Islam, or is what we’re seeing “normal” Islam? It’s a matter of interpretation of Islam’s holy writings. In the end, one can’t be faithful to Islam and be neutral toward those who aren’t Muslim. How should we respond in a world of militant new expressions of this religion?

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