On March 11, 2011, I posted the following:
As Lent begins, so does my entry into the world of blogging. It has been my desire to share my thoughts through this medium for a while now. Finally, in this first Friday of Lent, a good friend and fellow blogger, Michael Ripple, got me set up. I am grateful. He and his son Isaac are visiting.
I hope to share my thoughts on a variety of experiences and issues that touch my life. I have always referred to our sojourn as a follower of Christ as a journey, truly a journey of a lifetime. The Good News that speaks of God's blessings is too important to be kept quiet. I will endeavor to share my blessings with you. I hope that you find my posts challenging and inspiring.
Three years later, with larger print and with this, my 797th post, and with almost 49,000 page views, I renew my commitment to the task at hand. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and am surprised that I have not run out of things to say (although the quality and worthiness may not always be there). I look forward to sharing the Good News of the Kingdom and thank many of my fellow bloggers for their encouragement and inspiration, especially Rocco in "Whispers" (my first read of the day). I am also inspired by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for his tweets and teachings, but most especially for his example and inspiration. Pray for this ministry, pray for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in North Huntingdon, PA, pray for your bishop and our Holy Father and for the Local and Universal Church.