Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Conversion Diary: I'm writing a book! - The diary of a former atheist

My favorite blogger is writng a book. Her blog already changes lives. Even reader comments have potential to make a difference. Check out the link about her book, but stay awhile once you're there.

Conversion Diary: I'm writing a book! - The diary of a former atheist

Thursday, November 27, 2008


This Thanksgiving day, I'm not sure where to start to express my gratitude. There are so many who have enriched my life this year.

There are people I didn't even know existed at this time last year, one in particular who I have known only a little over a year, people who have made a difference in a short time. You know who you are.

There are those of you whom I have never met. Some I will never meet. One I met once, and will likely never see again. You also know who you are. It's amazing how important people in different states and different countries can become.

Family, as always, has been important this year, the family I live with and those I grew up with. I also continue to be grateful for long-term friends, those who have stuck by me for decades.

I hope all of you know how important you have been. If you don't, I need to find a better way to express myself.

The best part of my life is the people in it. Thank you, my friends, for making such a difference to me.

Monday, November 17, 2008

This blog is about somebody who I suspect will change my life. I know he will be changing others. It's written by a young man, Lt. Philip Gerard Johnson, who has recently been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

His faith humbles me. It's also something I strive for.

I found his blog through InsideCatholic.com. This is a man destined to inspire all of us and hopefully persuade us to more fully walk with Jesus. If you only have time for one blog, this is the one to follow.

You can read it at In Caritate Non Ficta. This young lieutenant isn't going to leave this world without first showing us all how to grow closer to God.

I can't imagine any greater way to live.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Could You Do This?

I read a story today that pretty much leaves me speechless. It's about a man willing to donate both a lung and a kidney to somebody who needed them. And he makes it sound easy.

I'm completely humbled. Here's the link: Living Donation

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Giving Beyond The Grave

Anybody who's read much of my blog knows I've been a fan of Dan Fogelberg for many years. Now his wife, Jean, has provided an easy way for people to make a difference in an enjoyable way.

On Valentine's Day 2005, Dan presented his wife with a CD labeled "Sometimes A Song." All proceeds from sales of this song go to prostate cancer research. You can find it here.

If you're a Fogelberg fan, you'll enjoy the song. If you don't know much about his music, this is a good place to start.

You can also go to this page at The Living Legacy if you plan to order anything from Amazon.com. Jean Fogelberg is contributing any money earned through her amazon.com affiliate to prostate cancer research.

Both of these are ways to be a hero while enjoying yourself in the process.