Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Author Jeff Noble

Jeff is the pastor of Northstar Church in Blacksburg, Virginia. He grew up in Arkansas, loves fantasy football and is an Apple fan boy. Follow him on Twitter or Instagram @journeyguy.

Book Review: “The Rest of God”

This book is intended to either restore or bequeath sabbath to you. It will show you that you are designed to enjoy the Sabbath and that God made a day of rest on purpose – for us. It’s not a day to relished as a “day off.” Rather, when you recover Sabbath in your life, you will find yourself re-learning how to enjoy and revel in Him.

Book Review: “Shameless: A Sexual Reformation”

A book that claims to forge a new path and create a sexual “reformation” is nothing less than an angry diatribe against traditional (and biblical) Christian teaching about the beauty of sexuality within God’s design and desire.

3rd Annual Christmas Tree Toss

It’s become a tradition. The annual Christmas tree toss. This year it came too soon.

The advent of snarky

Cynicism threatens you at the core of joy. Our culture is infested with it. Our relationships are tainted by it. We can’t argue well or fight fair. How can we grow into enjoyable people?

Christmas “Sections”

Every year I attempt to slow down Christmas. It’s my unrealistic goal to fully enjoy every. single. moment. of. every. day. leading. up. to. Christmas. day. Putting periods after each of those does nothing to prevent you from reading it… Continue Reading →

Ye olde traditional Thanksgiving post

I’m thankful for Thanksgiving. A cultural moment that encourages gratitude. Here are the mile markers that have spurred gratitude in me this year.

Tall tables and routine reflections

When an interruption of routine leads to prayer at Barnes & Noble…

What are you reading?

Here’s a quick look at two books I’m currently reading and enjoying. Help me develop my “next list” by sharing what you’re also reading. If you’re not my “friend” on Goodreads, let’s link up.

Nuff Said: Tulsi Gabbard’s takedown of HRC, the ideal length of every social media post, the danger of expectations, the myth of dying Christianity, and Bad Lip Reading by Joe Biden

“Nuff Said” is a collection of articles that caught my eye on the interwebs. This entry includes politics, faith, social media and a life hack about unmet expectations. I’ve tossed in a video of bad lip reading by Joe Biden for free.

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