The Pastor Challenge

The Pastor Challenge

The Assist Pregnancy Center's Walk-Run-Ride for Life is coming up in May and this year I am challenging myself in order to challenge all of you! I am challenging myself to ride a "Metric Century" (100 kilometers) in four hours, and if I can ride farther than I ever have at one time before, I challenge all of you to support me more than ever before. I set my goal this year at $5,000, and our team (Lutherans for Life) at $7,500! If I can do it, you can do it. Assist helps so many mothers and babies, and they are expanding their facility to help even more - and so need our help more than ever, especially coming out of this pandemic. So please help! CLICK HERE to go to my sponsor page to sponsor me, or you can sponsor anyone else who joins the team, or the team as a whole.

Will you step up to the challenge??

Saturday, January 19, 2019

March for Life 2019

The March for Life was yesterday. It's always a fun event to go to. This year wasn't too cold, which also was nice. It was also a "Life Conference" year, which meant more-then-the-usual-number-of-Lutherans were taking part. I didn't know as many folks as usual (or maybe just didn't see them), but I do have a couple of pictures . . .

Some friends from New Jersey.

One of our newest Athanasians with her daughter.

Daughter Peasant (in the glasses) and another young Athanasian.

Junior District Orchestra

My youngest (7th grade now!) made it into what in Virginia is called the Junior District Orchestra. That is a cluster of schools that make up a "district" joining together their best instrumentalists to form an orchestra to give those with above-average abilities a chance to perform some more challenging music in a special orchestra. They bring in a guest conductor to work with the kids and it's quite a nice concert they put on.

So for my daughter, 7th through 9th grade make up the "juniors." So the fact that she made it into the group while competing not only against fellow 7th graders, but also 8th and 9th graders is quite an accomplishment. Their concert was last Saturday, just before the snow storm came in. :-)

Yeah, I know you can't see her in this photo, but she's in there, buried among her fellow violinists!