In case you haven’t noticed, March has largely passed by unnoticed by RPC. I must regrettably take the blame for this, but in doing so, I’ll give you a few excuses for the absence of content here.
The first full week in March was spent preparing for and then flying to the Northern Virginia area for my wife’s cousin’s wedding. And I assure you, flying with a 14-month old and a pregnant wife is not for the faint of heart. Thankfully, we all arrived in one piece to find snow on the ground (thanks to a recent storm) and winter alive and well in the Northeast. I’m still not sure why people want to live there. We were able to spend the next couple of days driving around NVA, and have decided that our next trip should be in early summer or early fall in order to see the real beauty of the area. Following the wedding, we spent a couple days on the northern side of DC and Annapolis. We were able to drive around the Mall and briefly see some of the main sites, pointing out a few key monuments and edifices. Next time we go back we’ll be sure to hit the museums, as I haven’t been to any for almost ten years.
Our return to God’s Country provided us with warmer weather and greener pastures, with a burst of pollen to boot. We spent the next couple of days recovering from our trip, trying to rediscover a more normal schedule, and preparing for a busy weekend, because…
On March 16th, I drove up to Dallas to pick up Dr. David Erb, of New Saint Andrews College and Christ Church in Moscow, ID, from the American Choral Directors Association Conference so that he could spend the weekend with us and our Church. Dr. Erb gave a great Sunday School lesson on a Christian Vision for Church Music, encouraging us to learn to sing, to sing better, and to sing like we’re going to be doing so for all eternity (because we will). He then led a Church Psalm Sing that evening and facilitated a discussion on church music and further discussion of a proper vision for Church Music on Monday morning. After he spent an hour with the Regents Academy kids, I headed back to DFW with Dr. Erb in time for his afternoon flight.
By this point, I had reached a point of complete exhaustion, and spent the following week doing battle with a nasty cold while trying to return to daily real estate work. As a result, I’m still fighting off the lingering effects of sickness, but lo, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
And now you are caught up.
However, much occurred around the rest of the country and around the world that I have wanted to comment on, or share articles about. These topics include:
- The election/selection of the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
- The Rand Paul filibuster (which occurred while were in the DC area)
- CPAC – highlighted by a great speech by Rand Paul
- The Next Four Years of Conservatism
- Growing opposition to Abortion (in ND and Texas)
- The Ted Cruz Phenomenon (I got to meet him, and Cornyn, in DC)
- The Iraq War Anniversary
- The Great Marriage Debate
I hope to return to my regular sharing and commentary this week. And for more active participation, be sure to always watch the RPC Facebook page.