First, I have some requests for others, not that they asked. And then I have a request and a thought of my own.
One of the parish associates at our parish has a torn meniscus in her knee and will require surgery. Please pray for a rapid recovery.
Second, our parochial vicar is being shipped off to a new assignment. I think it's back in the classroom, which is where he clearly loves to be, so pray for his success in that new position.
Third, I submitted my application today for the deacon formation program here in the Diocese of Boise. I have a long way to go in my faith journey and my vocation (if I have one), and I can use all the prayers you can spare.
Finally, I've been thinking for some time that this blog is yet another voice bleating out in the wilderness. While I don't think I'm a bad writer, I clearly don't have what makes for good blog style. I'm not the type who can dash off something that just works. I have to let ideas stew and simmer—not so good in this environ. Anyway, I think my daliance with blogging is coming to an end and that my time might be better spent studying those things I need to study and praying those prayers I should be praying and writing those papers I should be writing...
You get the picture.
UPDATE: One more request. Just a few minutes after posting, I read that Stephen Curtis Chapman's adopted daughter was struck and killed by an SUV driven by his son. Pray for God's grace and mercy to be with the Chapman family.