Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month February 2016

Rushing for relevance

The formula for more blog traffic is to post about current issues and events, but I resist the temptation even though I want the traffic/notice/popularity.

A daddy-daughter date selfie fail

I recently went on a daddy-daughter date. There was a selfie shoot involved. And a selfie fail. And a video that explains it all.

Nuff said: Impractical Jokers save the day, Watch Pompeii get destroyed, How to deal with crisis, How to reach millennials, Blacksburg Winter Storm aerial footage, 9 reasons the church need to reach college students

“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: “How a Bunch of ‘Impractical Jokers’ Helped Me Overcome the Isolation of Grief“ Valerie Dunham… Continue Reading →

I choose joy

It’s far to easy to allow circumstances to determine our happiness and shape our attitude. By focusing on truth instead of circumstances, we will find joy.

Video: Virginia Tech welcome time-lapse

Check out the time-lapse video of the Valentines Day/Presidents Day winter storm taken from Virginia Tech’s webcam.

How do I feel?

At a recent marriage retreat, Carolyn and I saw a video session by Andy Stanley that helped us understand that what is in us will come out of us during times of conflict/challenge. He also encouraged guys to get in touch with how they feel in order to communicate effectively with their spouse.

Video: Northstar’s 2015 Highlight video

This is a seven-minute video featuring the ministry highlights and special moments of Northstar Church in Blacksburg, Virginia. My family and I are grateful to be a part of a group of Christians that genuinely embrace “being the church.”

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