Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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March 2017

Thoughts on determining God’s will

A sermon I preached on March 27, 2017 seemed to resonate with many, and I had a lot of comments about it from members and guests. I’ve provided a link to the sermon for listening, but here are some thoughts from the message about how NOT to determine God’s will (and also some thoughts on how TO determine God’s will).

5 reasons to invite someone to church

Many Christians don’t have the skills or confidence to have even low-depth spiritual conversations with people of different beliefs. Asking them to invite without a relational foundation—it’s like kissing before the first date. It’s unnatural and awkward for all parties involved. “If you have not taken the time to get to know me, why do you think I’ll go to church with you?” Consider these five reasons to invite someone to your church.

Surprising deliverance. Is Donald Trump similar to King Cyrus?

How does U.S. President Donald Trump resemble 6th century BC King Cyrus of Persia? If you want a quick history lesson and an interesting comparison, read on.

Graturday

Some posts are worth re-writing. A gratitude list never gets old, and it reminds you of simple and precious things.

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