Notes from the Trail

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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