Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My First Post

I have had this blog for while, and I have done nothing with it. Maybe I was waiting for something to write about, or maybe I was waiting for this specific time of the year. I am not sure. either way, I am now moved to write.

I love this time of the year. I love being with family and eating a little too much. I enjoy the music that comes with Christmas and the snow that I will eventually have to shovel. I love going to church and seeing families just be there together, part of a bigger family. And I love the fact that I am a father. Even though there are many things that I love there are a few that I dislike. Every year around, this time, I become aware of the poor, the hunger, and the homeless. I become aware that I have and there are many who have not. This year, I feel more moved to do something. So, Katie and I recently became a sponsor of a child through Compassion International. This org. helps children in 3rd world countries who are in need. We sponsor a 4 year old boy in Ethiopia, who lives in an aid-affected area. The program is legit and reaches the children. If you find yourself with an extra $32 a month, please think about it. http://www.compassion.com/
It is a little humbling to know that you change someones life by not going out to eat every Friday night. Or skipping a movie or two. This something that has become very important to me. My next step is to find a way to help here locally.

OK, enough sermon time. I have no clue who will read this, but I am going to try to update it every now and again. So, now fun things - I have always been a UND Sioux fan. Growing up in East Grand Forks, MN, you have no choice. But it is very hard to to get caught up in the frenzy that is Bison Mania. The football team is the #1 team in the country in 1-AA, and the basketball team just played Florida and Rutgers very tough. MN teams stick, Gophers (sorry Matthew - but maybe Tubby can turn it around), Vikings, and the T-Wolves. It is a good thing I love all college basketball and soccer.

On to music - Check Eric Hutchinson. Seriously. Do it. He has a great sound and his song writing is funky and original. Two songs to check out - Rock n Roll and OK is Alright With Me Also, for those how enjoy Southern Gospel - The Crabb Family. Good voices, good songs. Jason Crabb is a ridiculous vocalist. Two song to check out - Redeemer and I'd Rather Have Jesus.

1 comment:

Matthew Damico said...

1. Compassion is sweet. That's cool that you and Katie are doing that. Anna and I are doing the same.

2. Yes, Minnesota sports suck.

3. See you soon.