Which is a blog on beliefnet has nothing on me. It was a dank, rainy day here in New York and so I spent most of the day depressed on the couch with my dog watching movies. I have to say that Office Space really makes me feel good after a stressful work week as does my dog.
Friends also have an ability to lift me from the funk. My friends Jonathan and Marianne went to brunch with me today and they are just so joyful that I couldn't help but feel good.
I plan to spend Sunday morning hitting baseballs in the batting cage and hope that this gets the endorphins moving. Perhaps thinking about the stressful things in my life and releasing that on the ball in an eruption of hard hitting action.
Your humble blogger is Mike Hayes, a well-known expert in the world of young adult ministry (20s and 30s) in the Catholic Church. Mike is the author of Googling God (Paulist, 2007) where he explores both the chaotic world that young people live in and their religious reactions to that world. He also explores the age of instant gratification and how churches can respond to the needs of the young adult age by using technology alongside more traditional ministry methods.
Mike founded the award winning BustedHalo.com® in 2001 and continues to contribute to it as the editor of their catechetical section appropriately named Googling God.
Recently, he left BustedHalo® to focus on more direct ministry with young people at St Joseph University Parish as a Campus Minister for the South Campus at the University at Buffalo.
He has only two loves: his adorable wife, Marion and a nine pound chihuahua named Haze, who still find him amusing enough to let them live in their home.