Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Hallelujah! Christ is Risen!
The Lord is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

With the arrival of the Easter season, I am hereby announcing the end of my blogging fast, as it in fact turned out to be.

I have thought a lot about my blog during my time away - things like: what compels me to write and why, what do I write about, who reads and who cares, the fact that now that I am in a parish, I no longer can write with the level of impunity I once enjoyed, do I have a purpose to writing here, etc.

I can't say that I have come up with answers to all of those questions, but I am at least further along in my thinking about them than I once was.

As I continue to seek and discover more questions and hopefully answers, I will probably be writing mostly what may seem like frivilous stuff at first. Also, because I need to get back in the habit of regular writing.

Recently, I finished reading Philip Caputo's Acts of Faith, an amazingly in-depth novel about the Sudanese Civil War. Tomorrow I hope to write more on what I thought about it.

And, for those who care, the following are important updates of stuff going on in my life, listed in order of importance:

  1. As Facebook would put it: Ryan went from being listed as "single" to being listed as "In a Relationship."
  2. I am going to the Dominican Republic in June on a mission trip. This will be the first mission trip I have ever been on.
  3. Forrest Gump got moved up by the Powers That Be to a more competitive division in the softball league. We came out swinging and won our first game in the Intermediate Division, 16-2. Our second game was rained out last night, and next week is a bye week. So, it will be two weeks before we play again. I do not think our first game is indicative of the kind of competition we will face later in the season.
  4. Sometime on Holy Saturday, after what was already a grueling series of services, Ryan actually uttered the sentence, "I'm tired of church, now."

That's enough for now. I'll see you tomorrow.



1. Congratulations!

And welcome back to blogland (blogania?). Frivolity can be just as profound, in its own way, as...

Right, anyway, luck to the team.

By Anonymous Hudd, at 5:12 PM  

It occurred to me late saturday night that your Easter service would be the perfect (or imperfect) time to play a prank on your congregation... the idea of replacing the communion wafers with a substitute (like those old Folgers commercials) was a particularly interesting idea... I would have called, but I figured that it was already too late to make the proper preperations. Well, there's always next year.

By Anonymous Griffin, at 3:52 PM  


Thanks, and thanks. Hope your journey into whatever comes after ob/gyn is going well!


Hmm...a curious idea. There's a guy out there in Blogaria who calls himself 'Real Live Preacher' and he has a YouTube video of himself doing taste tests of the different brands of communion wafers. He eats them like they're chips and he's watching the game or something. It's rather hilarious; he concludes they all taste awful and wonders what the theological statement that might make is.


By Blogger Ryan, at 4:39 PM  

Welcome back! Are you gonna review the other book in your sidebar, Hungry Souls, Holy Companions? Cuz I'd love to know if its worth picking up!

By Blogger Susie, at 8:41 PM  

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