I've recently realized that there are a number of postings that I have failed to thoroughly follow-up on. So I take today's post as an opportunity to provide some brief updates.
My Final Four Predictions
I was wrong. Dead wrong! All four of my picks are out. Bummer.
Goodbye to The Dave
My friend David Norris-Elye passed away on March 8. His memorial was this past Saturday (March 24). It was a fitting tribute and celebration of David's life, music and the many lives he somehow seemed to have an impact upon. Some of the GTAs best venerable music artists came to pay tribute to "The Dave." It was a great time of reflecting on both David's accomplishments as an artist, but also the role that God played in his life. Please visit the tribute page for David on MySpace: myspace.com/davidnorriselye There is a complete recount of his funeral service on the blog there.
I had the privilege of speaking at Grace Community Church on March 11. We are doing a teaching series on suffering. You can CLICK HERE to download the MP3 of my message. Visit the Grace website to download the entire series.
My Broken Van
On the evening of March 5 - what might have been one of Mississauga's coldest nights - my beloved '93 Chevy Astro came to a grinding halt while I was driving to a meeting. Turns out that the upper ball joint on the driver's side broke and punctured the tire. It was a bit messy. $600 and she's back on the road again, doing her part to further damage the ozone layer.
NYC Comes to GTA
Back in February I went to New York City to visit my pal Jeff Haley. Jeff and I have known each other since day one of our college experience at U.T. Jeff's coming up to Toronto to spend Easter weekend with us. 10 more sleeps 'til El Jeffe arrives!
In November and December I was posting about a little boy on our street, Haydn, who had been diagnosed with a disease called LCH. His physician(s) had started treatment for a tumor on his C6 vertebra. Things had been going really well until this past weekend when Haydn apparently had a serious downturn in his health due to an infection. He is back at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. We'll keep praying for a complete and speedy recovery.