It’s Easter Monday today, which means a day off from my usual Monday. This suits me fine and gives me the opportunity to catch up on a few things. It seems, that of late, my blog has developed into more of a book blog than anything else. I’m fine with this as books are a big part of life in our household. This blog helps me to keep a track of my reading, to share interesting reads, and also to make new friends along the way.
Last week ended up being more crazy than I thought it would be. On Tuesday my post on World Autism Awareness Day ended up being featured on Freshly Pressed at WordPress.com which resulted in over 2,000 hits for that day, probably more than I had in the previous 6 months. I picked up some more followers and friends on the way, but it was great to bring a wider exposure to Autism Awareness.
This Easter weekend was the first in a long time that I didn’t have to prepare any Easter services and it was a nice change. I took part in a Good Friday service at the local Anglican Church, where I read some reading for the 12 Stations of the Cross. Then yesterday Suite Harmony, a local choir that I am part of, sang an Easter Cantata in three different community churches. So for the morning we cancelled our service and invited everyone to join us at the local United Church, to share in worship there and to hear the Cantata. It was a nice change and I was able to enjoy a worry-free Easter for a change.
At the beginning of Lent I posted about what I intended to do for my Lenten journey this year. I managed to keep to what I said I would for the most part, other than the daily exercising, which I still need to get to grips with. perhaps with the nicer weather now I may be able to get out for some more walks. We’ll see! Some of the other things I listed, such as the silence and daily prayer, were things I was able to keep to more or less and helped to bring a clearer sense of purpose to my life and also to our plans for the months ahead, more of which I’ll share when the timing is more appropriate.
In less than three weeks time Pamela and I will finally graduate with our BA’s from Booth University College in Winnipeg. We’re not travelling out to Winnipeg for the ceremony, but will instead have a party here with our children sometime during the weekend of graduation.
My friend, Thomas, has been busy and has launched a couple of new things recently. First of all he launched a new blog, different in content to his nanolog, called walking slowly in the wilderness, where he is offering a space to talk about spiritual and theological matters. It’s worth checking out. There’s always something there that resonates with me. The other thing he has launched is a new netlabel called we are all ghosts. The first release, The Path Between The Trees by Cousin Silas, came out last Thursday and is well worth downloading. Head over to both of these places and give my friend some well deserved support.
Today looks like it will probably end up being a spring cleaning kind of day. The barbecue needs a good clean, the backyard could do with being raked, and I think it is probably time to put the snow-blower back into hibernation. Wherever you are have a good day and leave a comment once in a while to let me know that you are still alive.