I rarely play along with blog memes, but Irish Elk got me thinking (btw, his blogspot theme is what I first used) …
Ten Things I Was Doing Ten Years Ago
- Left Santa Barbara.
- Moved to Houston.
- Started a new job as Director of Young Adult and Campus Ministry for the Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
- Helped my wife find the closest Seventh-day Adventist church, which turned out to be Houston International.
- Enrolled my kids, then 6 and 9, in their new schools.
- Started to get to know Houston’s colleges and universities.
- First introductions to Houston’s interfaith community, as I was invited to be on the program committee for the last National Workshop on Jewish-Christian Relations.
- Finished my D.Min.
- Went to a new members night at St. Justin Martyr parish and walked out when they said, “Here’s where you get to tell us about yourself and your family: take the butcher block paper and the crayons and markers and draw us a picture.”
- First heard about the 1999 Congres Mondial Acadien in Louisiana, and began corresponding with some of the leaders of the Famille de LeBlanc.
Five Places I’ve Lived
- Mt. Carmel, CT.
- Terre Haute, IN.
- Rockford, IL.
- Gettysburg, PA.
- Northfield, VT.
Five Jobs I’ve Had
- Made furniture at Harris Pine Mills at BVA.
- Worked for a bicycle wholesaler, James A. O’Brien and Sons, in New Haven, CT.
- Army chaplain.
- College teacher.
Five Things On Today’s To-Do List
- Lead a seminar on discerning spiritual gifts