Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month

November 2014

Thanksgiving past

You can’t give thanks without thinking back. This post chronicles some thanksgivings past. Dive in and recall with me red socks, Arkansas football, movies, technology mishaps and Juanita’s Peanut Brittle.

Jumping on the bandwagon with “I’m a Bielemer”

How does one start their Thanksgiving break in Arkansas? By re-writing a Monkees song and shooting a music video about the Razorbacks with country singer Ben Coulter. Watch “I’m A Bielemer” here.

10 Recommended Books (that you may not have heard of) #4

Back to the “recommended books that you probably haven’t heard of” series with… Frank Peretti’s “This Present Darkness.” If you’re under 35, you most likely haven’t heard of this book that sobered Christians to spiritual realities in the late 1980s.

Ode to a staff team

Ministry is definitely not fun and games. There are many long, hard days. However, when you are surrounded by a great team of leaders, joy is around each corner. This is a brief tribute to the Northstar Church staff team.

Review: The Insanity of Obedience

Is spiritual persecution missing from your life? You might want to consider the implications. Check out this ongoing review of Nik Ripken’s book “The Insanity of Obedience” for challenges and insight about global discipleship.

Nuff said: Saving Daylight, the church “stand and greet time,” the iPhone cone, why go to church and more

In this “Nuff said” entry, you’ll learn about the new movie “Saving Daylight,” why people hate the church “stand and greet time,” the iPhone cone, and you’ll hear why you should go to church. Heck, you’ll even get tips on writing. So drop by and read, comment and share.

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