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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

September Highlights

Each month seems to fly by. It is hard to believe that it is already October and fall is here!

In case you missed it, my marathon is coming up Oct 5, that is a few short days away. Training is going well and I'm pretty much set. You can see all the training details and running related stuff at Team Cross Runs. You also still have a chance to make a donation on my behalf for World Vision. You can make your secure, tax-deductible donation here.

September started off with the Republican National Convention being held here. We didn't go to any of the official festivities though we did get to see Cindy McCain and Laura Bush at a ONE/World Vision event. We also took part in a protest of sorts related to the ongoing genocide in Darfur. This has also been a pretty tense campaign season already so I reposted Jim Wallis' list of ideas for Christian Civility. I actually took offense to Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani's remarks about community organizing. Amidst all of the RNC chaos school started back up.

A quick personal update. And September was actually the Muslim month of Ramadan. I posted two posts about Somalia, one informational and another was a testimony. Last year I gave a more detailed explanation of what Ramadan is.

Last Year
I talked about loving prostitutes, advocated against a prison book ban (1)- and we saw the advocacy work. Do you think the Bible is true? Last year my church tackled that issue and I presented some related research. I also looked at a couple of questions about Africa. Can money really solve their problems? Do celebrities really help African causes?

One of the blogs I read is Martin Dugard's he is an author, runner, and all around endurance athlete.

Hope you have had a good September!

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