Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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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.

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 →

Discipleship Story: Viktor Orekhov

Discipleship isn’t about a content check-list. What you learn from simple, regular meeting together for encouragement and coffee can accumulate into a mutual friendship, centered around Jesus, that extends beyond proximity.

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.

Discipleship Story: Ben Messina

Children’s ministry, small group, campus ministry… Ben Messina was faithful in so many areas while in Blacksburg. His deep thoughts on discipleship are worthy of digesting.

Reflections on Senegal

A few thoughts on my trip to Senegal, including a Mercy Ships tour and a walk with lions.

Discipleship Story: David Smethurst

Three take-aways from being discipled in college and how it impacts life now.

Discipleship Story: Greg Crosthwait

Father Greg Crosthwait shares his perspective on discipleship and in doing so points us back squarely to Jesus, the master disciple-maker.

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