Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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Digital downsizing and learning to “watch” again

A new digital life experiment is underway. I’ve downsized my phone to the smallest phone Apple has made in the last five years, and now I’m wearing a smart watch. And the watch isn’t made by Apple… Which will become a regular part of my digital strategy going forward?

Top Books I Read in 2019

I ended up reading 43 books in 2019. That surprised me. Reading is deeply enjoyable for me, and as you’ll see from this year’s list, it involved spirituality, nonfiction, and fiction as brain candy. Let me know what you read last year that you think I’d enjoy, and also if something I recommend makes it onto your 2020 list.

Top Posts of 2019

It’s become a tradition here at Notes from the Trail to look back over the past year’s posts and find which ones were most trafficked. Here’s the collection of the top 10 posts written during 2019, based on your views.

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”

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you enjoy the content, please subscribe to the RSS feed for more. Feel free to leave comments. Your participation enriches the blog!Every year I attempt to slow down Christmas. It’s my unrealistic goal… 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.

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