I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven’s door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.
But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp–
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.
Herb, who I always thought

Transitional President

 People have been asking me who I will vote for as President this Tuesday. Most people think that I will be voting for Obama because he is Black, like myself. Yes I am going to vote for him, but that isn't the reason. At the moment what I think that this country needs is a Transitional President. Personally, I don't see him being elected again. I do have a small fear that someone will kill him, and I strongly pray that this doesn't happen, but I could see it happening. 

Where I have been

 You may have been wondering why I haven't posted anything even though some interesting stuff has been going on in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. I was going to post about the recent diocesan convention in this diocese, and my experience with our Asst. Bishop Steven Charleston, along with some other stuff, but I've been a little busy. 

ASL Episcopal Congregations?

 I connected with a cousin of mine on Facebook. even though I don't think about it, he happens to be deaf. He wasn't born that way, it happened with a illness that he had as a child. While looking through his profile, I noticed that he is a member of the Oakland Deaf Church. I know very little about his church, but after looking at there website a question came to mind about the Episcopal and Anglican church. Are there any Episcopal/Anglican deaf congregations?

Why should I Support Prop 8?

 Here in California we have a proposition on our ballet that states that we will only recognize marriage as being between a male and a female. Now I have no problem against marriage between two people of the same sex, and actually think that we "straight" folks could learn from them as I think that their divorce rate will be lower.

A Ministry to Support

In the congregation that I am in, one of the ministry programs that some of the people are involved in is Kairos. Of what I have been told, Kairos is a wonderful program that is done in prisons throughout the world. We in the congregation are asked to write letters of support to the prisoners whenever our members are going to be part of a team. We have heard some wonderful stories about the program.

A GREAT place to go to for a Hot Dog

 Normally I would write this in what I refer to as my Online Journal, but I just had to put this here. If you ever wanted to have the Perfect Hot Dog, and you are in the Jack London Area of Oakland, go to "O My Dawg" down at 2nd and Broadway. The service is great, and the food is..... WOW!!!... This isn't a place that you bring your kids to, and the prices of the food is a higher than elsewhere, but it is worth it.  I have tried eatting Hot Dogs from elsewhere since I had my first one from here, and they don't compare.

I may not vote for Obama

 After watching Joe Biden give his speech at the DNC last night, I think that Obama may lose my vote. He's now has a ton  of work to do in order to get my vote now. Oh I'm sure that some are wondering what Biden said that has gotten me to change my mind on Obama, but he didn't say a thing to make me think that Obama has done anything wrong, but he talked about someone who this country and the world needs to lead us. The person that currently is going to get my vote as a write-in.