Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Tagged Once Again

I want to play kickball now!

Year End / New Year Meme

The Year End/New Year meme consists in conducting a brief evaluation of 2005 and then moving on to making plans for 2006. It involves answering these simple questions.

What was your favorite movie in 2005?
I don't think I went to the movies in 2005.

What was your favorite book in 2005?
Started reading A Lamb's Supper. Liked it the most so far.

Slightly richerThinner or fatter?
Fatter. Working on that.

What kept you sane this past year?
My wife and family and my "spiritual renewal" that spawned this blog.

Which personal accomplishment in 2005 are you most pleased with?
My new position at my new school.

What resolutions have you made for '06?
To pray more, to exercise more, to read more Catholic literature, and to eat better and less.

Which bad habit are most motivated to break?
To take my physical life, my spiritual life and my family for granted.

What are you most looking forward to in 2006?
Growing closer to Christ in the Church.

Wow, that didn't hurt (much).

Tag, Happy Catholic, your it.


Moneybags said...

Very nice, Darren.

Can I ask you a question? I was wondering what sparked your spiritual renewal just this past year? Was a person, place, John Paul ll?

Thanks. God bless you

Darren Norton said...

I don't think it was a single event or person, really. Certainly the death of John Paul II was emotional for me, but not what I would consider "life-changing".

To be honest, I think the Holy Spirit has been working on me for awhile. I have developed a friendship with my pastor, who is the same age as me, and that was something which made me realize what I really didn't know. We have a Liturgical Director in our parish who, by example and reverence has been an influence. My mom is has played a significant role.

And additionally, the blogs I have been reading (yours included) have given me the inspiration to explore this expressive avenue of blogging.


Moneybags said...


You mention St. Frances de Sales in your sidebar as the patron saint of writers/bloggers.

I wanted to let you know that there is a saint that was just recently proposed to be the patron saint of the Internet including bloggers. That is St. Isidore of Seville.

More info. is on him here: http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainti04.htm

~m2~ said...

i have a question (sent here via julie d. :) -- do you enjoy reading scott hahn books? i believe i have either four or five of them and cannot make it past the first few paragraphs because of his use of the pun or metaphor for every lead-in chapter.

if you did not notice it before, i am going to bet you will notice that now, huh?