Lessons from the Trail - CommunityA few weeks back I had the chance to go backpacking with a couple friends up in the western Virginia mountains.  I noticed a few interesting things on my trip, but the one I thought was really unique was that after we had set up camp for the evening a couple hours later a guy came hiking into the clearing we were in.  We talked for a bit, and he eventually set up his tent at another campsite.  He was backpacking alone that weekend, and after a while he came and hung out with us for a while. Continue Reading…

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This weekend my wife and I went to Raleigh, North Carolina to hang out for a couple days.  Here’s some of the things we saw, with a little photo tweaking on my iPhone. Continue Reading…

Old Testament WisdomAs some of you know I’m currently studying to get my Masters of Arts degree in Biblical Studies.  This means I’m in classes, and learning a bunch of stuff.  Here’s some of my favorite quotes from my Survey of the Old Testament class. Continue Reading…

Lessons from the Trail – My WeaknessA couple weeks ago I went backpacking with a few friends for the weekend.  It was a great trip, but I’m not normally the backpacking type.  I don’t really enjoy carrying lots of weight on my back, being dirty all the time, or sleeping in a tent when its 20 degrees out.  However, the trip was fairly insightful, and reminded me of a couple important lessons.  One of these lessons is that I’m not nearly as strong as I thought I was. Continue Reading…

Quotes from RomansLast week I had the opportunity to continue working on my Master’s degree.  My Romans class was really good, but I jotted down some of my favorite quotes from the day-long seminar.  They might not all be original to Dr. Elliot, but they are all great reminders of how God uses the book of Romans.  Today I wanted to share them with you.  Continue Reading…