On a personal note from the author:
I'm not sure how many blog followers I still have, but in case you were wondering why I've neglected the blog since last Fall...
Between my family and work, life has been pretty full. Around the house these days- our oldest is getting ready to transition from preschool to kindergarten, our middle child is days away from completing potty training, and the youngest is taking over the house one cute moment at a time. All this is in addition to me applying to the permanent deacon program for the local diocese.
Yep, it's true. I haven't mentioned it on the blog or even on Facebook or Twitter, but a few people have known since last May that I've made an application. After writing a spiritual autobiography, having multiple interviews, completing a psychological battery, and a lot of praying, worrying, discerning, etc, I'll find out if I am accepted sometime after Easter. If so, then it's a 5 year program with a lot of studying, formation, and more discernment. In your charity, please say a prayer for me and my family- perhaps this is where God is leading me.