Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hello world, how you doing?

Me? Well if you want to know, I have been busy. Work, hockey, Church stuff, life stuff...the usual. Then one day I look up and it's been almost a month since I posted something.

To start, I need to give a little public service announcement. September 26th through November 4th is the 40 Days for Life sponsored by the Brazos Valley Coalition for Life. More info can be found at their website: Specifically though I would like to quote from their website:

For 40 days, 24-hours a day, Christians from across the Brazos Valley will be holding a peaceful prayer vigil outside of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on East 29th Street in Bryan. The 40 day, 24-hour vigil brings prayer and hope to the place it is needed the most and gives witness that Christ is there for the least of our brethren. The 40 Days for Life campaign is designed to raise awareness about the abortion facility through constant prayer and awareness. The prayer presence has volunteers and a “Shift Leader” praying and holding pro-life signs (CFL does not use aborted baby signs). During many of the hours Sidewalk Counselors lovingly offer free medical alternatives and information to women entering the clinic. The “Shift Leader” keeps track of the 40 day, 960 hour prayer schedule and serves as the contact person if anyone is unavailable for their hour or wants to take on additional hours.
A wonderful thing to pray for change in the world and for the lives of the unborn.
Friday night I had two great honors. The first was attending the lecture given at the George Bush Library by Mr. George Weigel entitled "Pope Benedict XVI and the Future of the Catholic Church." which was excellent. The second happened later that evening when I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Ty England who came to the area to play his music. I've been a fan of his since his days with the Garth Brooks band, Stillwater. This was the first time I had ever had the chance to see and hear him play in concert and he is very much his own performer but he did learn many lessons at the feet of the great G.B.. Wonderful show and I was happy to let him know after the show how much I enjoyed his coming to the area and sharing his music with us.
Saturday the Red Sox clinched a playoff spot. Sunday the Pats rolled the Bills to go to 3-0 on the young season. Saturday night I hung out with some members of the St. Mary's RCIA team, in what was supposed to be a joint RCIA/Confirmation team members get together. For any Confirmation team members reading failed to represent..shame on you all!
Anyway, I'm going to get some reading in while waiting for the Sunday night NFL game.