Things have been crazy-busy around here, but, then again, what's new? Here are some headlines I feel compelled to share:
*Please pray for Ricky, 25, and his family, upon his sudden death following oxygen deprivation due to a grand mal seizure.
*Soon and very soon, we will have a new addition to our extended family. My SIL is nearly done cooking her baby; he or she will arrive before the month is out. That said, we all know a due date is an estimation, just another day-- so don't bug her!
*Coincidentally, this coming Saturday marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I am beginning to volunteer at a nearby Birthright pregnancy center. And this is also a busy time for another organization dear to my heart, Missing GRACE Foundation. Pray, pray, pray for an end to abortion.
*Rehearsals for the first Saints on Stage production, "The Music Man Junior" are underway. Things have not gone without a hitch, but they are going. Many, many thanks to the dedicated volunteers steering this program and navigating the bumps along the way. If you are looking for ways to help, please click over to the Saints on Stage blog. We are especially in need of materials donations, which are listed there.
*When playing Bananagrams with my 7- and 8-year-old, be prepared to face off against words like "uvula" and "lactose-intolerant." And, yes, they can use them in sentences.