Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Year

2016

Top Posts of 2016

Here are the Top 10 posts on my blog from 2016, based on web traffic. I hope you enjoyed them. If you missed one, click and read. And if one that you liked more didn’t make the list, browse the archives and let me know which one you vote for as a top post!

In Hog Heaven with Hokies

The 2016 Belk Bowl matchup between Arkansas and Virginia Tech features my two favorite college teams! Of course, we are going! Woooooooo pig sooooooieee.. And maybe I’ll even do the Hokie Pokie too.

Nuff said: Top 5 Bloggers of 2016, How to get your blog noticed, How long your posts should be, What if you’re called to be ignored?

“Nuff said” is a collection of saved entries from across the interwebs. Here are some interesting, provocative and fun things for your reading and viewing. This entry is devoted to blogging or content creation or better yet… writing.

$1,000,000 for campus ministry by December 31!

Encourage your local campus ministry and/or the one that impacted your life the most! #givetwentyfive before December 31!

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas from the Nobles! This was our annual Christmas card. Each year, I repost on the blog to share with our digital friends and family. We hope you have a blessed Christmas centered on the Savior.

Lunch convos, Part 4

Another blog entry out of a conversation over a Mexican food lunch with friends this past August. If you are a fan of “The Bachelor,” you may want to wash your hands after reading this.

Slow down, Christmas

Weeks before Thanksgiving, our culture jumps in the Christmas car and jams the accelerator down. Christmas decorations go on sale about Halloween, and we roar past Thanksgiving, barreling down upon December 25. Then we sit exhausted among leftovers and torn wrapping, wondering what happened, barely remembering the journey. Read along in my annual experiment to “slow down Christmas.”

A friend’s faith journey: Phillip Slaughter, Part 3

This is the third post in this special blog series by Phillip Slaughter. I’m deeply thankful for his humility and transparency as a minister, sharing his faith journey. It’s not easy to be so self-revelatory when you are caught in the “in-between” of ministry.

A friend’s faith journey: Phillip Slaughter, Part 2

In this second of a three-part series, Phillip Slaughter shares his ongoing faith journey as he seeks a church to pastor. He’s given me permission to share his faith adventure here as part of a three-part series.

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