Blogging will cease here until Firday (most likely) as I am spending two days on vacation. I'm not really going anywhere just spending time with the wife and dog (pictured here)--but am trying to rejigger the energy which has been waning of late.
At times, doing nothing on vacation often drives me crazy but over the last few years I've found that it's been good for me to shut things off. So I'll see you all on Friday and hopefully have some good insights from the downtime.
By the way, pray for Fr Dave Dwyer who twisted his knee somehow and is hobbling on crutches.
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.