Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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December 2018

Top Posts of 2018

It’s become a tradition on the blog to serve up for you at the turn of the year the posts that were most trafficked over 2018. Here they are: Cancer hiccups (Nov 15) This post details the discovery that my wife… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World – by Eric Metaxas

Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World by Eric Metaxas GoodReads rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve heard and often repeated, “Never use a $10 word when a $1 word will do” in relation to writing…. Continue Reading →

Memorable December moments

On Christmas Eve, I usually write a reflective blog post. December 24 is also Carolyn’s birthday, and so we put Christmas on hold for a day and properly celebrate her birthday, making sure it’s not merged with Jesus’. 😉 This… Continue Reading →

A new wrinkle

It seems almost unbelievable to learn of another type of cancer in a different place when we’re just taking steps toward treating the first cancer.

“I know him!”

I saw Santa on the first day of December. It launched the Christmas season in a surreal way. It reminded me of Elf’s joyous declaration, “I know him!”

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