Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month

July 2015

Observations from Colossians

This post is an ongoing one about my study through the New Testament book of Colossians. In it, you’ll find reflections, thought bombs guaranteed to demolish faulty and shallow thinking and even some wonder.

The glorious power of looking back

Sometimes life is hard and difficult. We’re tempted to buy our way out of our doldrums – or medicate. What if the way forward is through “looking back?” Consider this passage from Psalm 77 as a way to gain strength and perspective on bad days.

Tell It

A simple post that issues a challenge to share your faith in Jesus Christ with your social media audience today.

Nuff said: A week later with the same-sex ruling

This “Nuff said” entry is a collection of well-written, compassionate posts about the same-sex marriage ruling from a Christian perspective.

Review: Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices

In this review of “Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices,” you’ll identify and embrace strategies for waging spiritual warfare. The book is written by Thomas Brooks (1608-1680), but he doesn’t write like an old dead guy. He sounds instead like he’s planted a bug in the war room of Satan himself and is spying on the enemy for our benefit.

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