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Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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Spiritual Markers

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.

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.

Discipleship Story: Ben Coulter

Learn from Ben Coulter the impact that discipleship has made on his life – from seeing a Matrix movie to integrating the “normal” with spiritual principles.

Discipleship Story: Kyle Pfeifer

How can you learn principles of discipleship from spikeball? Kyle Pfeifer will show you how!

The danger of “the”

What would you think if you learned one small three-letter word – an article at that – impacts your perspective and view of how personal God is?

Joseph and Nick: leaving legalism

Leaving a legalistic background where you’ve gained prominence and position is a difficult decision. This story of two men who risked it all when it was too late to do so is both curious and inspiring.

Passion Week: They didn’t get it

I wrote the following for Northstar Church’s Passion Week devotional series: As they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus told them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill Him, and… Continue Reading →

No silence: on personal retreats and the goodness of God

I don’t need a personal retreat to declare God is good, but if I don’t declare His goodness from my retreat, after reading Psalm 96, I fear I’d be letting the trees and rocks cry out.

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