Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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January 2015

Video: Celebrating 2014

So it’s the last day of January 2015, and I’m just now posting a reflection video about 2014. It was that big of a year… and I’ve been that swamped in January. I loved putting this together – mainly because what I left out was just as fun to remember as what I included. The Noble family has so much to be grateful for!

Immeasurably more..

We are Amazed. Overwhelmed. Speechless. And thankful. The generous gifts, prayers and love has led to years of medical debt being paid off in less than a month!

Miracles in the mailbox

Often, we’d find money in our mailbox – literally. Sometimes it would have been mailed, and occasionally, there’d be an envelope with cash in it. On more than one occasion, it would be exactly what we needed. We began to call those heavenly gifts our “miracles in the mailbox.”

Nuff said: Cool air, on the wrong side of history, iPhone history, utilitarianism, Gmail helps, a heavenly visit?

The latest collection of “Nuff said” entries from around the net includes: a scientist from Little Rock on the Jimmy Fallon show demonstrating “Cool air,” the fallacy of the “wrong side of history” argument, a look back at the iPhone’s history, exploring the spiritual dangers of utilitarianism, a few Gmail helps, and debunking a heavenly visit.

A former paper boy

When was the last time you read reflections from a former paper boy? Jeff has had more issues than a… paper route. Here’s all the news that’s fit to print about his route with the Arkansas Democrat.

A little down: health update

The Noble’s received the results from Carolyn’s latest PET scan, and the recommendation is surgery. Catch up on the health saga learn what happens when a man swallows his pillow.

Denied.

While we continue to be bewildered by the unconscionable decisions of our insurance company, we are not stopped. The generosity, support and encouragement of family, friends and neighbors has enabled us to proceed and simply pay for the PET scan out-of-pocket.

Finding time to read

Finding time to read in a culture that would rather capture your eyes through movies or TV is a upstream battle that can be exhausting. Many of convinced themselves that they “just don’t like to read.” I’d like to challenge that assumption as a cop-out and encourage you to make time to read.

Receiving grace and kindness.. The GiveForward campaign

A GiveForward campaign for medical expenses brings deep thanksgiving and humility.

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