For those of you having difficulty with your lenten promises...check out Busted Halo's Slip Support Station on Facebook.
It's a way to share your struggle but more importantly it gives you support to start over the next day. You can't flunk lent. So simply begin the Lenten practice again knowing that you gave up the things that were hard for you to give up--and that this is not always easy for us. Lent helps us purge ourselves from bad practices and that takes time--hopefully by the end of 40 days we will have gotten somewhere.
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.