So I’m done with a meeting at work and decided to stop by a local coffeehouse on my way back and type up some of my notes and get some coffee. Apparently it’s an Anarchist bookstore/coffeehouse. Won’t really get into their political/social stances really but I will say this, they make a darn good mocha.
So I think I am going to try to focus a bit more on Google Plus. It’s really improved and with my Droid Bionic and ICS, I think the mobile app is better than Facebook’s now. But I also want to focus more on this blog which is greatly neglected. So, if anyone is reading this still AND they know how to integrate my posts from here to Google Plus and vice-versa, I would appreciate the assistance.
My son, James Daniel Scherck, entered this world at 8:37 pm Eastern time on June 13th, 2012. He apparently wanted to arrive in time to be photographed for my wife’s church directory and came 3 weeks early.
Anne Marie is thrilled to have a baby brother and Katherine and I are thrilled to have a healthy baby boy. He’s currently asleep on my chest as I type this.
So I finally got a copy of the Youth Catechism in English, aka, the Youcat. It’s a spectacular introduction to the Catholic faith, covering a nice broad set of topics. It’s got relevant quotes from various historical figures and Scripture as well. But to me the best thing is the little illustrations. There’s a little flip-book incorporated into the Youcat! As I was saying to some friends on Phatmass, I’m gonna get my daughter to enjoy the funny flipbook and pictures, and as she grows to read the book, BAM! Catechized.
In other news, I’m gonna be a dad again! Baby #2 is due around the 4th of July. I’m still looking for work so that the Mrs. can stay at home this time, but no luck so far.
I haven’t posted here in several months because… well, I’m exhausted. I don’t know why, but I’m so tired mentally. I can’t seem to find the time or motivation to post. Maybe because I don’t think anyone really reads this anyways.
In other news though, I went to a Theology on Tap meetup last month and met Thomas Peters, the American Papist. That was nice.
I know there’s a way to make it so when I publish a tweet via twitter, it goes to Facebook. I know there’s a way to have Facebook also show up posts from my blog. Is there a way that I can publish something once, on any of the three services, (Twitter, Facebook, or WordPress), and have it also show up on the other two? But without duplicating content?
I feel awful how easily I get distracted in things. It’s been nearly a month since my last update!?
Well, things are going well I suppose. I’m actively looking for a job now. It’ll be hard having to leave little miss to go to work, but I need to get back into the work force. Optimally, I’ll find a job that pays as much or more as Katherine makes so she can take time off and be a stay at home mommy.
I’m afraid my fasting this season isn’t going as well. I just have trouble remembering to fast, or else I get sick and am use that as an excuse to avoid the fast. =/ But still, I do stop and think about this season of Lent quite often. What it means, how it affects my life, etc. There’s a lot going on in my life that I don’t care to put down here in my blog yet. But suffice it to say, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about preparing my life not just for the coming of the Lord, but in general. How will I prepare myself for my eventual death?
One thing about the Christian faith is that for us, death isn’t really something to fear. In a sense, death is merely a doorway, into a greater life. But still, there’s always that sense of the unknown, the dread fear that when we go beyond that door, what will happen to us here? Will we be remembered fondly by our children? Will we be hated? Will we simply be forgotten? How will Anne Marie remember me to her children? Her grandchildren? Will my great great grandchildren one day point to my picture in pride and say, “That’s Devin! He’s my great-great-grandpa!” and then tell some funny or amazing story from my life?
I guess, I haven’t forgotten this blog, I don’t intend to let it die, but in this season of lent, I needed time to think on things, to prepare myself for something greater that is coming. I hope that you, my dear readers, are taking this time to prepare yourselves as well for something great in your future.