New assignment

I begin my summer work assignment today, and as a result, I will not be able to post as often. I will still try to post several times a week, but I ask for your patience as I settle in to the new schedule for the next few weeks.

about the frequency of posts

I would like to have a new reflection posted every day, but due to various circumstances this has proven very difficult for the last few weeks. I continue to strive toward daily postings, and I will be devoting a little more time per day to try to make sure that happens.

Away for a bit

I have a retreat and a workshop over the next week and a half, so there will not be any new posts for a while. Sorry!

In the mean time, here are a couple other places to check out:

Word on Fire – Started by Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire has great content and is frequently updated. It focuses on the New Evangelization.

FORMED – This has many great videos and resources. It is kind of like a Catholic Netflix. Many parishes have a code for parishioners to get free access! (¡Y también tienen programas en español!)

life update

In December, my Knights of Columbus council elected me Grand Knight. Since then, life has been a little crazier than usual.

I still plan to finish the “Love” article series, but haven’t had a chance to get the rest of it out. While browsing my local Catholic book store, I found Pope Benedict’s encyclical Deus Caritas Est (God is Love) and want to read that before continuing with that series.

My weight loss plan is not gone, and I have not gone up. I just haven’t dropped as much as I’d have liked. I’m at 229.8lbs as of today. By the end of May I plan to drop to 225lbs or lower–the final goal being between 190lbs and 200lbs. It seems that it is getting harder to drop weight as I get lighter and lighter. My workout has also changed a few times–I’m due for a workout update soon.

I have also retried my gardening attempts this year–last year was not a good year to try it out. Something about setting a record for most days over 100 in recorded history.

I have several other interesting articles planned; hopefully, I will be able to get those written (or at least started) this summer!

new site — try 2

I finally updated my site a couple weeks ago, but a few days ago my server was rooted. I wasn’t really thrilled with Moveable Type, so I switched to WordPress.

Anyway, here’s round two of the new version of mattsiegman.com. Let’s see if I can make it last a little longer.